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For 2
Date
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7:00 PM
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'Cesca

4.3
2652 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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, American, Contemporary Italian
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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
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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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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 2652 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined a day ago

The atmosphere is very cool but in a classy way - they've had some work done.

Perfect for a date night. They have two private rooms - one can fit around 10ppl - great for a friends dinner and the other 20-30 I'm guessing.

Food is delicious! Everything is fresh! I ordered the burrata - simple but great! Burrata was perfectly creamy, paired well with the juicy tomatoes and the fresh tasty basil.

As a main I had the special which was pasta and Maine lobster. Pasta was served al dente! It was so good!

Staff is friendly and efficent. We will be back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0
Dined 2 days ago

We were so looking forward to a great Italian meal on the Upper West Side. It was a Sunday night and the restaurant was about 1/3 full at 7 PM. While we were seated right away and our water glasses were filled twice, it was over 10 minutes before our server came to take our drink order. When he delivered our drinks, he said he would be back right away to let us know about the specials. About 10 minutes later the manager came and simply asked us for our order.We never saw our server again until our meal plates and second drink glasses were cleared, once again by management and support staff. The food was mediocre but the service was the worst we’ve had in the city. Very disappointed.

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ChrisSm (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Always good food and nice atmosphere. We love 'Cesca!

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EricaSn (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

I must say that we were extremely impressed with this place in terms of the food - I had the branzino, my wife had the pork chop & my mother-in-law had the duck special - all of the dishes were outstanding! All wonderfully prepared, not over salted or over seasoned. A tremendous asset for the UWS!

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LouisCar (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

The food was delicious. Pasta fresh hand made and perfectly cooked. We will definitely be heading back here again and are mad we didn’t make it back sooner!!

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EmilPa (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Epitome of an UWS gem!
Great new decor!
We can't wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Despite the weather it was a great experience. This is a beautiful restaurant with very friendly staff. The food was fabulous.

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vipGlitter (New York Area)
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

The bar area is way too loud to enjoy a nice meal, and it's really expensive now (my entree was $40), hard to justify in that noisy environment.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent but it took almost 1 hour between appetizers and main course. Had to get management to speak to chef about where our food was. They did comp us a bottle of wine but the attitude of the chef was terrible and i would go back but not for awhile

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FredAst (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Really fun meal. Seasonal products. Italian influence. Really friendly attentive chef. Highly recommended. :)

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