Get into the Olympics Spirit with Italian Beers and Bites

Olympics season shifts into high gear this month and bars across the city are bound to be overflowing with sports fans looking to get in on the action. Celebrating the Italian way, lively eatery Asellina invites viewers to its back bar Taverna – a chic take on the Italian birreria – to catch their favorite summer athletic events in style.

Enjoy a full lineup of Italian craft beers, including Almond ‘22’s Pink IPA or a crisp blonde Tappeto Volante, along with inventive bites like shrimp flatbread with caramelized onions & blueberries, veal-stuffed olives (our personal fave!) and Kobe beef sliders.


Beat the Summer Heat at Asellina Gelateria  

With sizzling temperatures come ice cold sweet treats!  Asellina savors la dolce vita this season with an outdoor gelato cart leading up to the main event: Asellina Gelateria, a one-night-only all-you-can-eat gelato bar.

With a range of flavors and toppings, guests can mix-and-match traditional tastes with unexpected offerings like passion fruit and blood orange, all sprinkled with crumbled biscotti, nuts and fresh fruit or drenched in espresso and cappuccino for the ultimate Italian dessert experience.

The Gelato Cart is available Thursday-Sunday outside the restaurant’s patio from noon-6pm.  $3 per scoop

The All-you-can-eat Gelato Bar event is Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 6-8pm.  $10 per person for unlimited gelato and toppings!

Ristorante Asellina is located at 420 Park Avenue South (at 29th Street).  Nestled at lobby-level of the swanky Gansevoort Park Hotel, it features upscale Italian food from The ONE Group. For reservations, call 212-317-2908.

Lunch Daily 11am-4pm

Happy Hour Daily 3:30pm-5:30pm

Dinner Daily beginning 6pm