'Cesca

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$31 to $50
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Italian
An original pioneer of the casual upscale dining scene on the Upper West Side since 2003, Cesca is proud to offer you the best culinary experience featuring contemporary farm-to-table Italian-American cuisine that explodes with flavor and freshness. Housemade pastas, poultry, steaks, seafood, wood-burning oven, artisanal cocktails and an Award Winning wine-list, all complementing this upscale cosmopolitan establishment.
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFantastic
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food!

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JoanG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection; very generous portions. Attentive service.

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AnthonyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with a friend to Cesca and we had dinner, staff was attentive and efficient love the cozy sexy ambience!! and food was delicious. had great Cabernet and we had thee chocolate mouse and vanilla ice cream for dessert which was exceptional. Highly recommend this jewel on upper west side. Always great quality. Thanks Cesca.

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functionalhuman
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, lovely atmosphere, huge servings, excellent value.

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pastor4food
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We used to dine often here when we lived in the neighborhood. We moved out of state 11 years ago. We we’re meeting friends and decided to give it a try with pleasant memories. It did not disappoint!!
Met the new owner who graciously thanked us for coming. Good time and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Loved the food ,loved the ambiance the service was excellent ... excellent Sauvignon blanc from new Zeland

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third time dinning at Cesca
This time I brought my family and they were so happy I picked this place
food was Delicious , the service exceptional even though our waiter seemed to be overwhelmed with many tables he still managed to check up on us to make sure we were doing fine to me that just means a lot ..
Our food came out on perfect timing we enjoyed the juicy pork porter house and the lovely mushroom ravioli And the bolognese pasta . If you’re looking for quality cesca is the place to go

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vipTtowndiner245
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very quiet room for a late lunch for 2 . Only one other table was occupied. First there was a mix up with menus - we were each given different ones. Finally straightened it out and ordered . We had the baby kale Caesar which was good and freshly brewed delish lemon ice teas. It then took 3 times to get the salmon cooked as we had ordered it. Everyone was accommodating but seemed not to understand. My companion was very disappointed as she had eaten there many times and gave it a high recommendation. I was only happy that I had not planned to return to the office as the meal took over 2 hours.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding food and service! especially enjoyed the salmon and the scallops! highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience.
I am glad that we came to Cesca.
Great energy and amazing food.
Great drinks and service.
We will definitely be back soon.
Thanks so much guys!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience we had. Highly recommend the lamp chops and the tiramisu! Can’t wait to go back and taste whatever else Cesca has to offer

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DavidC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cesca never disappoints me...everything was beautiful...Excellent dining experience...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food ! amazing team ! And an amazing place ! well i’ll comeback for sure.

I’m travelling solo this time but it’s the perfect spot for a couple really sophisticated and cosy i love it and i’ll comeback with my gf can’t wait to test everything on the menue and some more italian whine 👌

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so happy We didn’t go for what the reviews say about this restaurant the food is delicious the service perfect what else can U possibly ask for .
We were 4 people on a quiet Tuesday night and we were on a brief business meeting , our waiter was very professional he noticed we were talking a lot and he never interrupted us ,he took our order and always kept an eye on us .. my colleagues were very happy we ordered lamb chops which by the way were cooked to perfection
My other colleagues ordered the Branzino and the pasta with clams everything was perfect ..I guess we have a new spot

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal.

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DavidC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Dinner...Amazing Cocktails...Impeccable service...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I first got it into Cesca I was very thrilled by the smell I knew at once I was expecting great food. My girl and I were sat at the back room which it was packed another good signal that I did the right choice of going there... David took care of us He was very nice and with a great sense of humor... We ordered a bottle of Nebbiolo (outstanding) then we went hard on food: Caesar Lancinato salad, tortelli ai fungi to share, Becky had the Salmon and I had the bistecca...everything was delicious, well cooked, well presented and very filling.. we couldn’t be more satisfied but in our way out the manager kindly gave us some cookies for the road.. that definitely stole our hearts... you know that full belly happy heart... I highly recommend this NYC landmark .

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful and elegant place, very good food, good energy, I will definitely come back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ate and drank at the bar. Bartender suggested great wine the new color scheme os also a positiy

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DavidC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5