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'Cesca

4.4
2914 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (52)
  • Pre/post Theatre (41)
  • Special Occasion (39)
An original pioneer of the casual upscale dining scene on the Upper West Side since 2003, 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 warm rustic environment.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Mon–Wed 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–11:30 pm
Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:30 pm–7:30 pm
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Phone number
(212) 787-6300
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Our catering team can prepare and serve a sit down lunch, dinner or a grand buffet for your guests or entertain guests for a cocktail party - all done expertly in your home or at 'Cesca. Pricing available upon request.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Amsterdam
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Parking details
Parking lot available on 75th between Amsterdam and Broadway.
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Public transit
1,2,3 to 72nd and Broadway and C train to 72nd and Central Park West.
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Special events & promotions
Next to Beacon Theatre
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

At Cesca we have a wide variety of options for large groups. Contact us today to learn more about how we can make your next special occasion a memorable one!

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What 2914 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.3
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3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic service, delicious food, crisp drinks. Always a pleasure. Always happy to come back for more.

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ChristianaLove (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

The food was delicious. The music was great! We even got up to dance a couple of times! The service was very good - thank you Ceasar! Bravo 'Cesca!

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vipDelicious (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Our foursome loved our food
the Branzino was delicious and the baby octopus pasta was tasty
the waiter helped is choose a wine from Northern Italy
The brussel sprouts and broccoli rab were superb

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MilagroGonz (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Love the new menu items. Everything was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Service was great. Nice reception. Amazing drinks.

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EthelBofUWS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The ambiance is wonderful. The music is much more modern than I remember. The food is outstanding. We enjoyed our wine bottle(s) as well as every bite. Thank you to the waiter who sang beautifully as well!

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MartinG52 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Another wonderful evening spent with the staff at 'cesca. The open kitchen made for a wonderful show of plates - both new and old dishes. All spectacular!

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BenR1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great night out. Service was on point. Food was a home run. Thanks to the bartender for the heavy pour!

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MichaelGreico (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always a great time when we stop by. Food just keeps getting better and better. Must try their new seafood additions. You won't be sorry!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Was about time for a great place in the hood, well done menu, great cocktail choices, warm service.

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GinaGibstein (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This is a reliably good Italian restaurant. Great pastas and friendly service, spacious dining room and front bar area, warm décor and good prices.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent place to eat. Food is delicious, fresh and presented very well. The service is great! This is a neighborhood Gem!

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TGunn (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Thank you to the team at 'Cesca for serving up a perfect celebration. The food was delicious - we had the choice of the special menu as well as their standard menu. The entire family left happy, satisfied and full!

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BrentHdng (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great meal. Party of 7 at 7:00 pm. Perfect service -- all the apps and meals were on the money. My group loved it. Super wine list too! Highly recommend.

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BentleyG73 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

What a great dining experience! The wine list is extensive. Everything was amazing from the service to the ambience to the food. There was a party happening in my mouth from the salad to dessert.

I noticed a few larger tables and thought it would be fun to go with a group of friends.

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UWSresident (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very disappointing. Lights too bright. TV at bar too distracting. Kids on Ipads. This used to be a sophisticated place. Chicken parm special was presented awfully -- a big blob of scalding hot chicken and pasta on a hot plate. I have a feeling that the server heated in microwave. NOT good. Server was inexperienced. We ordered a drink and asked her to bring the drinks, THEN take our order, but she persisted in asking us to order. Unfortunate, as I would like to have a place like this be a go to regularly. I took my friend from California (who just moved to the UWS and asked to try a local place), and I was embarrassed by my choice. I have lived in the area for 20 years and should know better!

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