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About 'Cesca

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.

164 W. 75th St.
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
Amsterdam

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 787-6300

Website:
http://www.cescanyc.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Parking lot available on 75th between Amsterdam and Broadway.

Public Transit:
1,2,3 to 72nd and Broadway and C train to 72nd and Central Park West.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Next to Beacon Theatre

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Sun - Tue 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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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!

'Cesca Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (52)
Pre/post Theatre (41)
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Good for a Date (38)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Groups (27)
Bar Seating (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Romantic (21)
Casual (20)
Cozy (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Business Meals (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Authentic (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Fun (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Healthy (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Late-night Find (9)
People Watching (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Seasonal (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Live Sports (4)
Organic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Great Beer (3)
Vegan (2)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 hours ago

From the moment we arrived, all aspects of the evening were excellent. Entry staff was immediately attentive; wait staff did all tasks promptly and professional l y.
Food is superb.
This was our second time at 'Cesca: we'll return when we next visit New York.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 9 hours ago

What a fantastic experience. From the moment we entered we were greeted with smiles and escorted to our table once we surrendered our coats. The service was slow to start but efficient. The food was cooked and seasoned perfectly for us all to enjoy from the salad and seafood appetizers to the fish and steaks for entrees and the delicious selection of desserts including a warm chocolate cake. We are excited to return and look forward to their upcoming Brunch and Bubbles (?) at the end of the month.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 9 hours ago

as always, 5-stars! fast and friendly service. delicious food and beverages. always a pleasure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 9 hours ago

Wonderful venue to enjoy an upscale dining experience. Fantastic new fish additions to the menu including a seafood platter. Yum! The steak was cooked and seasoned perfectly and our sides only enhanced the flavors. Love it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 9 hours ago

Lovely and romantic location for dinner. My spouse and I enjoyed our dinner selections and the service provided by Ian and Ceasar. Their friendly demeanor and quick table side service was appreciated. Our food was delivered in suitable time and spaced appropriately. We were, as always, pleased and plan on attending again soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 9 hours ago

Great atmosphere, good music, delicious food and fun new drink menu. The food only gets better with every visit. You must try the Bronzino!

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 (New England)·Dined a day ago

While the food was good the service was subpar. The staff was friendly but there was no communication (we had 3 different people ask if we wanted water). The food was a little expensive for the quality but it was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Another 5-Star dining experience at ITA 101. I originally made a reservation for 2, but my husband changed it to 7 and invited some family members to join us for my birthday. I'm so glad he did because we all had such a wonderful time enjoying all of the flavorful dishes that were prepared for us! Between all of us, I don't think there were too many items on the menu that we did not order. We ordered from all courses on the menu, and they were all truly delicious. A flavorful dining experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Great value. Delicious food, featuring homemade pasta, unique ingredient combinations. Nice atmosphere. This was my second visit, and will definitely return. There was a full house on a Thursday night!

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

This was my second time eating at 'Cesca....both visits were outstanding....friendly waiters/servers, comfortable atmosphere and over the top food! I can't wait to go back!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

It was everything we had hoped for....excellent food. The homemade pastas were perfect!
Choices were varied and delectable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

As usual, we had a great dining experience. Please forgive me mom, but the pasta fagioli was the best I ever had. I had duck was phenomenal. The duck was cooked just right, moist and tender which can be difficult to do. My wife had a chicken dish served with broccoli rabe and potatoes which was also exceptional. This is authentic Italian cuisine. Bravo, 'Cesca remains my favorite restaurant!

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·Dined a day ago

I Live at upper west side.. We always get together at midtown.. this time I was running out of time so I told my friends to meet up at cesca for a cocktail before we decide where to dine.. we end up staying here as the ambiance was so invited fun and energetic ! Excellent food choices well prepared and superb service ! We felt that we were vacation somewhere in the Mediterranean ... That’s our new hot spot !
Make sure you have a reservation, the place is packed

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

What a shame...should be so much better than it actually is considering the prices. The waiter doesn't so much as describe the specials, as merely state what it is and say "its great and you will love it". Servers rush you to order, and then you wait. They deliver the wrong food and then replaces the entrée with an unremarkable Bolognese resembling Chef Boyardee. Why can't the UWS have great food and service ? NEVER to return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic overall experience ! You ought to try their baked Bronzino!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The pasta is incredible. We had 3 pasta dishes and each one more amazing than the previous. We love ‘Cesca because the food is always spectacular and the atmosphere is relaxed, not too stuffy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Our experience was fantastic. The restaurant was beautiful and the service was beyond exceptional. The food was fabulous. We have dined all over the world and it was definitely in our top favorite restaurants for dining.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Such a beautiful place! Great location! The most delicious menu! I enjoyed the tuna, octopus and sea bass for my entree. Loved it!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

GREAT experience! We arrived a little early and we got our table right away. The wait staff helped us with recomendations based on what we felt like eating and drinking. All their recommendations where correct. Highly recommend the place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great wines & Cocktails wonderful service at the bar and the best and freshest pasta you’ll ever have!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Very high quality hand made pastas. Impressive menu with plenty of seafood options that are extremely fresh.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

‘Cesca is a stunning restaurant with truly amazing food and an impressive wine list! The service is some of the best you will experience in the city and just steps from the Beacon Theater. Make a reservation, you’ll be glad you did!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Once we arrived there was nobody at the reception.... after 15 minutes we could sit down and nobody csme to attend us !! After our claim they said that the only menu available was the Valentines menu at 85 $ per person ( 4 courses) and most of the options where not available anymore.... the managet was alteady dining and again they told us to be hurry because the kitchen was closing .... at this point we stand up and left the restaurant .... obviously hungry.... by the way .... it was raining and we had to wait for a taxi to find other place .... wet

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

By all means, the best sustainable farm to table restaurant on the upper west side. We absolutely love everything about ‘Cesca! The new GM is super chill. He’s done some good stuff, but the owners have really outdone themselves with the reno and menu change on this place. It’s 110% amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place. We have been going here for the last year. The owner and employees always greet you with a smile. The food is great and it's cozy and quaint. A+ in my book.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This is my third visit and I always say...”I can’t wait to come back!” This place is top notch! The food, the service, the decor, all amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Always amazing! Tonight was no exception. Delicious meal, exceptional service, a great glass of wine and dessert. My go to restaurant! Love this place!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent. Valentine's Day price fix dinner. It was terrific. Lots of choices and the food and service were great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to Cesca for a Valentine’s Day dinner. I was told on the telephone that I could order off the menu and was not limited to the price fixe. The tune changed when we arrived and they gave us a hard time. I had to order the price fixe and they offered my husband, a vegan, a pasta marinara option but at least did not charge him the price fixe.

What concerned me the most was the quality of the food. It just was not that good. The pasta dish was bland and my salmon was just average though exceptional in the past.

It was not just a matter of a busy night at the restaurant. I learned from a neighbor the same night chatting after the dinner that there is a new chef and my neighbor did not like the food either, and said that he would never return despite Cesca having been his favorite restaurant in the past. Mine too. What a disappointment. They also appear to be modernizing the restaurant and it has lost its cozy touch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We were promptly seated as per our reservation. Nice Valentine’s Day ambiance. Didn’t know, but probably shouldn’t have been surprised that there was a price fixed menu of $85 which seemed a little high. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. They made one understandable mistake bringing the wrong entree to one person due to 2 entrees having very similar names. Apologized and made up with a free bottle of wine. Will be back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We were surprised that we were not told when we made a reservation that it was a prefix dinner on Valentine's Day.We were disappointed that although in an amuse bouche was on the menu we would never served the amuse-bouche. We thought the service was okay at best. The food was very good. And the restaurant was much noisier than we remembered. We plan to try it again when it's not as noisy

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome and lovely dinner always but especially on Valentine's day. So sweet and beautiful v day decor. great service and yummy food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines Day Everything was fabulous

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic! Prix Fix on Valentine’s Day was terrific. Great choices, everything was delicious. The waiter waiter overheard me wishing my boyfriend a Happy birthday and they surprised him with a huge crazy shooting sparkler in his dessert! Was a really great night!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding service, delicious food, stunning ambience! Couldn't ask for more highly recommended!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Saw an ad on Facebook for ‘Cesca’s Valentine’s Day celebration. Made a reservation and am I glad I did! We had the best time! The food was perfectly prepared and seasoned. The wine selection was second to none! Kudos to ‘Cesca - if you’re always this amazing, you will be seeing us a lot!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I had dinner here last night for Valentine's Day. It was a price fixe menu which I think was definitely on the high end, but our meal was nothing short of excellent! The restaurant itself is lovely - we were seated in the back near the wine cellar area and it was an intimate setting - a great place to carry on a conversation. Food, service, atmosphere...Loved it... <3

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This our first choice when looking for a special restaurant on the upper west side, near Lincoln Center. The food is delicious-- wonderful appetizers, outstanding entrees and fabulous desserts with a good selection of wines by the glass. They always accommodate our requests for a quiet table in the rear of the dining room thanks to the amazing GM Stamatis. The service is top rate and it has a warm, friendly atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

It was a most memorable Valentine’s Day for sure. The food, service, ambiance, music, decor...it was all amazing. The prix-fixed menu was out of this world. We agreed to the wine pairing and could not have been more pleased. We will definitely be back soon!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent Italian restaurant, we are coming from the upper east side here and we love it... the staff, the service is so accommodating that we feel like home... everybody had a smile at their faces!!! As for the food... Langoustines, seafood pasta choices, rack of lamb and the wagyu surf & turf is so amazinggg ! Festive ambiance and great birthday celebration brings up a European flair...

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