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
91 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (57)neighborhood gem (57)romantic (38)special occasion (36)notable wine list (22)good for groups (11)hot spot (5)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable Is Good!
    KFFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    In an area with dearth of quality restaurants, Sfloglia stands out as not only reliable, but delicious, innovative and high quality ingredients. The daily appetitive charcuterie is excellent, and their flattened chicken outstanding.. good wine list, and the attentive and friendly staff knows how to get you to the concert across the street in time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
  • My favorite restaurant in NY
    MrCEVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I am lucky enough to live close by. It's a wonderful neighborhood spot. I highly reccommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reviewerVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Second time there. great menu, great food, great atmosphere. Very good drinks, reasonable wine. Server had somewhat of an attitude.
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  • Very good food, great service
    DudeVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    A menu that offered many choices. Great wines by the glass with a terrific sommelier. Comfortable, welcoming but a bit noisy. Overall a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    was terrific ten years ago; has improved with age. barbara kerstetter
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Great meal again
    shelly
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    When we are in the city we try to come here for a meal.. Never disappointing tho $14 for a glass of house wine was a bit steep..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Food and Over Priced
    TryingNewThings
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I'm Italian and really appreciate good Italian food. We looked up reviews online and booked a reservation for 5:30. We arrived at the restaurant 7 minutes early and the hostess specifically came outside to rudely tell us they weren't open yet! I read that the bread was outstanding but ours was almost too burnt to eat. I have made homemade rustic Italian bread and my aunts from Italy serve it and this bread was more sourdough than Italian. The red sauce was overly spicy and just not pleasant at all. I had the bolognese sauce and it was better than the red sauce but not great. Their homemade pasta was good but my husband had the gnocchi and it was too small and soft. The prices were high and not worth it! I don't recommend this place!
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  • a Disappointing evening
    KCB2ACK
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I have been to Sfoglia many times over the years, starting with Nantucket. It has always been great. Tuesday evening, 6/17 was just abominable. One was nasty, arrogant, and obnoxious. He would not split the salad for 2, he came and interrupted our conversation to announce the "specials never said," excuse me, or may I tell you about the specials this evening?" When waiter #2 came to serve the entrees, he said he "forgot" to place my order for salmon. Since one of our friends had also ordered the same entree, he split hers in half, and then when the second was ready, split that in 1/2 also, what a ridiculous dining experience. One which we won't repeat any time soon.
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  • Recommended but over rated!
    Turning60
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We were four women who came to this restaurant after a recommendation from a family member. It is over priced and we were not that pleased with the service. It seemed that there was only one waitress and even though it is a small venue, we were left to our own devices throughout the night. We had the fish special, the chicken and the salmon as our main dishes, and they were delicious. However, the sides that came with the meal were very bitter greens that were quite unpleasant. All in all, I have had a much more pleasant dining experience at these prices in other restaurants. Would not come back to this restaurant.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rustic elegance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    By far, one of the upper east side's dining treasures. Dishes are simple, flavorful and unique. You can taste the care given to each dish. Make a reservation now...you'll be very pleased. The chicken is an work of art.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 58 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 526 reviews are from the Sfoglia reviews archive.
  • lwenke
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    What a find! Absolutely amazing food. House specialty Sfoglia chicken is uber memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic lunch
    UWSMom
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    One of the best lunch specials on the upper east side. The roasted cauliflower with scallop reduction was fabulous, as was the ramp pasta and panna cotta. Always a treat!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special place on the UES
    ZanyS
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The only drawback of this gem on the UES is how long it can take to get a booking at this intimate and delicious restaurant. The food is always fresh farm to table type food. The menu is small but with the freshest flavors and ingredients. I love coming here with some friends when I need to escape the typical frantic NYC type places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sumptuous meal
    DiningNYC2013
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Food, bread, wine are always fantastic. Service is also good. Would come back more often if it wasn't as expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • as always
    GMartiniVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Sfoglia is always a treat - friendly staff, great food - a real gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    GenieVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    There was no light hard to read the menu. I had a bib salad which the best part of my meal. My friend and I had the shrimp, spicy sausage polenta which was more like soup. There was no printed dessert menu. The tiramisu was awful. I have never seen it served in a glass with nuts?
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  • Nice spot!
    Zach
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I went here on a date night with my wife and thought the place was beautiful. We sad in an area a couple steps down (not in their main dining area) and it was romantically lit with candles -- really nice. The pastas were good -- but a little salty for my taste (it wouldn't stop me from coming back, but is the reason I didn't give the food a higher rating). I'd come back for sure -- and the service was great, we had really nice wait staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate