Sfoglia
Sfoglia

Sfoglia

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.sfogliarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2128311402
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: Our cozy private dining room is situated atop the restaurant. The large farm table stands in the center of our reserve wine cellar and can accommodate parties of up to twelve guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Natasha Foy 2128311402

Getting there

  • Public Transit: 4, 5, & 6 train.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: A parking garage is located on the Southside of 92nd Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.
A word from Sfoglia
Sfoglia is a lovely little trattoria residing on an unassuming stretch of the Upper East Side, across the street from the 92nd Street Y. Farmhouse tables topped with the season's produce are the appropriate setting for Sfoglia's country Italian fare. The private dining room tucked away upstairs can seat an intimate party of twelve.
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Sfoglia reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (80)fit for foodies (76)romantic (41)special occasion (36)notable wine list (25)good for groups (12)hot spot (8)great for lunch (8)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • a charm- gift to the neighbhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great food, service and atmosphere. I felt like I was in a cozy restaurant in Italy.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    All that is meaningful to a wonderful dining experience comes together at Sfoglia. First the service is extraordinary. All are extremely welcoming, knowledgeable, and attentive. Second, the food is excellent. True, my husband and I have had one of the pastas every time we have gone b/c Sfoglia's pasta is always a standout, part of which entails a unique mix of ingredients as the "sauce" for the pasta. Third, the wine list is very good--although I would love a few wines in the $55 to $60 range. Fourth, the setting is just charming and not, in any way, pretentious.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good feelings.
    Maja
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Very good food. Very friendly and welcoming staff.our favorite place to go before concerts at the 92nd street y.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great visit!
    EnvoyBoyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great food, service, cocktails and wines. Servings are huge. I can't even imagine what a full pasta serving would entail! You won't leave hungry. On top of that, the food and service were wonderful. Many fun pastas and the chicken was so moist. From arrival to departure, every employee was warm, welcoming and hospitable. Only slight negative is very few wines under $100/bottle. Bring your wallet! Will return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • reliably good
    evelynVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Aside from its excellent "chicken under a brick," which is probably its most popular dish, Sfoglia features a number of veggie-friendly appetizers and main courses including pan-grilled fish and a number of pasta entrees. And don't forget the wonderful sourdough bread. The outside room is convivial; the inside room is darker and more intimate. There are generally people at the bar, but it is not noisy. Service is solicitous. We go there every time we are on the upper East Side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic meal
    Love2eat
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    One of the best meals that we have had in a long time... Including NYC , SF, and Tuscany
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner
    lolabonnie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Very good with a country feeling and warm and friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BuddyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Small & intimate describes this NY neighborhood gem. Limited menu depending on season & availability. Homemade pasta & excellent wine list round out this dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    delightdining
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    It has been 3 years since we last dined at Sfoglia. No longer served were the wonderful, varied olives prior to the menu. Food was nicely prepared, but without anything distinguishing any of it. Rather disappointing for such expense. We had wanted a 6 o'clock time, and had to book 5:30. Several tables were empty until 6 pm. One remained empty when we left at 7:30.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really nice find
    AnneS
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I enjoyed the food, service, nice little restaurant. Food was very good, the bread - from heaven - excellent. I'd do back in a heartbeat.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tiny bistro, good food good service
    newyorker10021VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    All the entrees are fine 'though chicken is the highlight , followed by the bolognaise pasta. For a starter, order the mussels. Sfoglia is tiny; and you need a reservation. If you are going to the 92Y, this is where to eat.; the Y is across the street./
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful experience every time
    UptownGirl
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I've been to Sfoglia twice now, and each time I have had a lovely experience. The food is delicious, especially the bolognese, and the ambience is intimate and comfortable. Most importantly though, the staff is great, making everyone feel comfortable, answering questions well, and being personable and very enjoyable to dine with. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an intimate dinner with friends or loved ones.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Chiddlewack
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Sfoglia was the bright newcomer that has become complacent. The food is not as tasty as originally and hazelnut bruschetta is not typical of anything I've eaten in Italy and not really substantive antipasti. The pasta and the sides were disappointing but The roast chicken was absolutely fantastic..... If all the dishes had been to the same standard, this review would have been nothing but praise.....the waiter was also a little ineffective
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • molto bene
    ucmy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great Italian food and I'm not talking about Pizza. We very much enjoyed the Italian-like atmosphere at this place and still Prices are not too high. Ciao! A presto!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian on UES
    UESmom
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My husband and I come here for our special occasions. It is a great Italian restaurant with a romantic atmosphere. We have also come with a group of 4 and had a great experience. The food is spectacular and the ambiance is the best of the Upper East Side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best on UES
    Fritz
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Sfoglia is one of our go-to best in the City restaurants...great focused wine list, incredible pastas--and order the tart for desert. Rich flavors, great bread...and a not-rushed attitude make this one of the most comfortable and enjoyable places to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LouLouVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Menu was very slim. Not very adaptable to food sensitivities.
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  • An old Favorite that never fails
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We have been going to Sfoglia for years and it is always an excellent experience in every way; great food, good service. Sfoglia truly cares about their customers and making sure they are pleased. Not too noisy so always can have good conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love the bread and desert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    but the pasta was so so , was a little dissapointed the tomato sauce was a bit sweet for my taste
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Overall a good neighborhood restaurant , but nothing more , certainly if you live in the area it is convenient
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Above and Beyond
    FoodieEB
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have been to Sfoglia a few times and this past time we went for a special occasion and they did a fantastic job. The entire wait staff went out of their way on several occasions to make our date more memorable - including expert recommendations, a comped dessert and glass of our favorite red. The food is always fresh, unique and delicious and they have a great Rosso De Montalcino that I rarely see on a wine list. Truly divine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two best meals in NYC to date
    Pandorasbell
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've been to Sfoglia twice in three years and the first time I went, I had the best dinner I'd ever had in NYC which is saying a lot considering how many restaurants I've tried. I literally lived a 1/2 block from the restaurant and never knew what was there because of the curtains in the windows. Best random dinner decision ever. Fast forward to last week, my dad came to visit and I really wanted to give him an upscale dinner experience and Sfoglia, once again, delivered gloriously. I forgot how beautiful the interior was. Between the five people at our table, we tried the fish, chicken, skirt steak and several pasta dishes. Not a complaint among us. Also, the service was above stellar and make sure you try a dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Too Hot
    Newyorker
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was prepared well but it must have been over 90 degrees in there. It was so hot I lost my appetite, which was a shame, the food was good.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Neighborhood Restaurant
    UESiderVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent pasta, good wine selection and fair portions. Don't miss if you're in the neighborhood and can get in.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SfogliaYouLeft NantucketWeFoundU
    SkierDiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We Loved this place when it was on Nantucket...glad to be in Sfoglia again. My wife, daughter and I loved everything about it. Will be back soon.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the website booked the wrong eve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    WE are coming in october and the website booked the wrong date.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite neighborhood spot
    MrCEVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I love it here. It's my favorite place to get Italian. Took a date and she was super impressed. Food is always amazing and the staff is top-notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was great - service was super nice and friendly
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • We loved our dinner
    NYismyhome
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This our new go to place. The antipasti and salads are great. The fresh bread had a delicious slight sour bread flavor that with olive oil made us feel we were insane fransisco. Our favorite entree was the pappardelle a la bolognese. The home made pasta was delectable and the sauce made us use our bread to sop up every drop!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited and unexciting menu
    ToddsVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We have tried Sfoglia several times. We always leave slightly disappointed due to a very limited and rather unexciting menu. Why can't they extend this. We also found the service rather 'pushy' and intermittent. The squid was over-cooked and the sauce made it stodgy and the pasta bolognese was very average. We will probably try again but there are plenty of other quality restaurants in the area.
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  • UES Italian gem
    bellbiv13VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This place is a tiny UES gem that consistently puts out great dishes in a romantic candlelit ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sfoglia never disappoints
    Lisalucyb
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Sfoglia is consistently delicious and has become one of my favorite restaurants in the city. My husband and I get into Manhattan 3 -4 times a year and this has become one of our favorite spots. From our first visit to our most recent this past Saturday night, we find the food delicious, cocktails and drink menu interesting, and service consistently warm and friendly without any pretention. My husband always gets the Sfoglia chicken because it is moist and flavorful with a nice crispy skin. I love their chicken but like to try different things so this past visit, I had the housemade fusilli with pesto and lemon ricotta. Delicious! I have had so many disappointing restaurant experiences recently so going to Sfolglia was a joy.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expensive but great food
    MisterP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Small room but didn't seem crowded. Food was really outstanding. Service was also top notch. Wine list small but but high quality. All in all this place should not be missed.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt like Italy
    LuLu
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    New to Sfoglia, but delighted by the whole experience. Our server, Elisabetta, was helpful and charming. We are Italian, from Emilia, and it felt as if we were transported back. The salumi tasted like they do in Italy, my pasta was simple yet delicious and the chicken was everything it is known to be - moist, fresh and tasty with a hint of lemon and heat. We were not rushed and enjoyed two good hours of great food, wine and conversation.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine food dining in casual style
    casualexcellence
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We enjoyed the quaint and relaxed atmosphere of this small Italian restaurant. The food was excellent - from the eggplant antipasto to the pasta main courses to the special order peach tarte dessert. A great place to go, especially as they change the menu regularly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Friendliest service!
    SaraMagee
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I came to New York traveling alone, which when you have to eat out can be a very lonely and dull experience. When you walk into Sfoglia, there is a sign that asks that you refrain from using your cellphone. "Great," I thought, "this will be extra lonely and boring." I sat at the bar and was greeted with a warmth that was uncharacteristic of New York, but VERY characteristic of Italy. He talked to me all throughout my meal, recommended food (the black pasta with crab, the chicken, lemon tart) he recommended drinks, and even let me try some of his homemade lemoncello after dinner. The food was rave-worthy alone, the service, made me go back two nights in a row. Which I did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Favorite
    DavidS
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Several visits to this local Italian treat - food is always excellent but would like to see a few new items on the menu. Pasta always fresh and always delicious.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Magnificent & Creative
    DisgustedVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Sfoglia never ever disappoints. The thoughtfulness and creativity of the menu, the wine selection, and the service can always be counted. And the pastas re-define the word spectacular every time we come.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful innovative rustic Italian
    RavensburggeistVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    So refreshing to try some new flavorings and innovative Italian farm dishes not usually found on other Itslian menus. I loved my experience here. Not for everyone as the menu is smaller than most restaurants but the chef prepared each and every dish with utmost care and pride. Each dish is delicious and flavorful. I can't wait to return to try more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance
    anat
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    this is the second time I go to Sfoglia, everything was exceptionally good except for the ambience. They have 2 areas, one facing the street which is amazing and another area in the back of the restaurant. The later is too dark, no windows, I would recommend to call the restaurant and ask for a table in the front if you prefer to have more light and windows.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.