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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.
New York, NY 10024
Italian, American, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 5:00-9:30 PM
Monday: 5:00-10:00 PM
Tuesday: 5:00-10:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:00-10:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00-11:00 PM
Friday: 5:00-11:00 PM
Saturday: 5:00-11:00 PM
Happy Hour (Bar only):
Sunday: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our catering team can prepare and serve a sit down lunch, dinner or a grand buffet for 40 guests or entertain 60 guests for a cocktail party-all done expertly in your home or at Cesca. Price is based on day of the week and season.
Parking lot available on 75th between Amsterdam and Broadway.
1,2,3 to 72nd and Broadway and C train to 72nd and Central Park West.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Next to Beacon Theatre
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'Cesca Ratings and Reviews
Enjoyed our usual meal...Cauliflower Fritti, Veal Chop, Branzino with spinach and roasted tomatoes, cheesecake and royal chocolate log. The atmosphere is quite alive now. The restaurant is brighter, more bodies on the floor to serve, food has extra flavor, drinks overflowing. Quite an improvement from previous management.
Another fun date night in the book! The wait for a table was a bit longer than we expected but we enjoyed the buzz of the bar area. Our waitress was informative and quick to serve which was a nice change. Our food was delivered promptly. My husband enjoyed his steak tagliatelle and I couldn't get enough of the mushroom ravioli. Large portions equals left overs for breakfast! Thanks Cesca!
I heard there was a new chef so of course I needed to come and see for myself. Am I glad I did! His food is delectable and my party and I were all pleased with our selections. It was rather crowded, overcrowded if you ask me, but the service was very attentive to all their tables. I enjoyed watching all the activity in the open kitchen. Waiting for a table was the worst part. If you decide to visit, you MUST try the scallops with truffle oil. I promise you will not be disappointed.
When the wife is craving Italian you run. This place had a fantastic menu full of classic favorites with a spin. The server was quite informative giving us the scoop on the new owners and all the changes. Place was just as good as we remembered, if not better. She wants to come again, we come again.
Stopped in for a quick bite and the place was very, very busy! The decor was seasonal and festive. The food was absolute perfection. The Salmon was cooked just the way I like it and my wife enjoyed her Steak. Service was attentive, desserts were delicious. Wine list, excessive for those who enjoy them.
The veal Milanese was out if this world. Service was very good. Hostess was a rockstar and handled some tough guests and a lousy situation like a champ. I own restaurants and could rock my door any time. Well done, sorry I didn't get your name. Curly hair early 20s. Well done
Busy Friday night. Crowded neighborhood place that gets crowds before & after Beacon Theater shows. Burrata with tomatoes was good. Tagliatelle w/ bolognese was woefully under seasoned/no salt. Spinach ravioli just missed - again, under seasoned and a bit bland. Slowish service was understandable because it was a given on a crowded Friday that the kitchen was in the weeds and the wait staff were stretched. Overall a 5 out of 10.
We have been big fans of Cesca for awhile now, but were very disappointed last night. We had to wait over an hour past our reservation time before being seated. One of us ordered the steak medium rare and it came back well-done. We sent it back and then it came back rare. The tagliatelle Bolognese and the duck were good. I likely will not return.
Place was really busy so we had to wait for our table, but well worth it! Everything was perfect, including the proposal. This has been our spot since the beginning of us and through every transition, it just keeps getting better. New owners visited our table with "fireworks" and complimentary champagne. Truly beautiful night in a fantastic place.
Why fix something that isn't broken? The restaurant has always had a subtle feel to it; tables had tablecloths; wall colors were subtle and elegant. Lights were dim, sort of sultry.
NOT ANYMORE. From entering at the host station - bright white walls abound along with bright white lights. Open kitchen feels the same and is terrific., the dining room, not so much. Too much feeling of dead space which creates cold atmosphere.
Food was terrific; Service OK;I had come here fairly often but I'm not so sure about bringing guests if the decor remains the same.
Walked in five minutes before our reservation and the place was packed! Waited a few minutes for our table but it was all good. The bartender was quick, we were seated soon after, we ate the most delicious food and even took some home! Great portions, great service, great atmosphere, great food!
This is NOT the ‘Cesca that we used to know. The menu selection has decreased significantly and the food was not up to the standard that they set with high prices. We shared appetizers consisting of the burrata, kale Caesar salad, salmon tartar and fritto misto. The salmon tartar was a replacement for tuna tartar - it had no taste. The fritto misto was over-fried. The burrata and Caesar salad were acceptable. There were five main courses ordered. The duck was over-cooked - gray all the way through. The pasta with shrimp had absolutely no taste. Linguini with clam sauce, as well as papardella with bolognese sauce were acceptable. The mushroom ravioli tasted OK, but was lacking sufficient sauce.
Watch out for the wines - our $50 bottle of red from Sicily can be purchased retail for $8 - what a rip off.
The wait service has a lot to be desired. Too many people with mixed messages. The only guy that truly seemed to be on top of his job was the bus-boy.
So, all-in-all, a very disappointing meal, considering what we used to get under previous management as well as the high prices.
Diners beware - you can do much better elsewhere in the neighborhood.
We have been dining at Cesca for many years. The food was excellent. But the ambiance has completely changed. It was very disappointing. The new management added a lot more tables and the restaurant was crowded and very noisy! It used to be more quiet dining and sophisticated. I also missed the previous waiters!
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