Sandro's Restaurant

4.9
459 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
The restaurant, serving Sandro's signature Roman-style cuisine, is a favorite to both New Yorkers and Italian food lovers everywhere.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 459 people are saying
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Dctraveler
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sandro’s! It is a perfect dining experience every single time. Lovely staff, delicious food, comfortable.

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Margo
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Best we had during this semi end of pandemic time
Wonderful dining experience

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BethS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sandro's is an authentic, family-run, Italian restaurant. Service is impeccable, and the food is always outstanding. Sandro's became an instant favorite us, and we feel as welcomed there as if we were family.

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SpKiehm
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so grateful that I chose Sandro's for a 4-year anniversary dinner with my partner. In the 2 years that we have lived in NYC, this was far and away the best dining experience we have had. Our waiter was kind, knowledgeable, and attentive. The atmosphere was intimate and upscale, without feeling stuffy. And of course, the food was outstanding, the best most authentic Italian food we've ever had. We will certainly be back for another dinner soon, and highly recommend to everyone!

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ZacharyC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sandros is great because it is not trendy nyc dinning.

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BklynEater
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100% enthusiastic recommendation. The food was delicious.

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RonS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant with truly authentic food! We had a great time and didn’t break the bank! The pasta was the best ever!

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vipMartypas
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service were outstanding. The pasta dish, although simple, was amongst the best I have ever tasted. The owner (Sandro Jr.) was very much present. I only wish, like with other upscale restaurants, they had a more reasonably priced bottle of wine.

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MaryBeth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time to this local UES Italian but won’t be the last. This is the kind of place neighborhoods are made of and we’ve all been missing. Food was excellent both menu items and specials. Staff was extremely accommodating and friendly. Can’t wait to go back !

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vipAlexis2
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolutely FAVORITE restaurant in NYC… exquisite cuisine, beautifully presented by an attentive, caring and efficient Staff… always a memorable experience !!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, food and service. Always a wonderful meal snd experience. Sandro (son) takes care of his patrons.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great small restaurant on UES! Food was good and so was service!

MD
vipMaryD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were meeting out-of-town friends - the staff was so kind and welcoming! Our get together so was relaxed and fun. And the food was PHENOMENAL!!

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LeslieL
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was very impressed. Staff professional, nice choices, food excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The staff was friendly and accommodating. It couldn’t have better

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant, good service and good food. Def would go nsck

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vipHappy
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive wait staff and very tasty food. Will definitely come back for another meal

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Richmondfoodie
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely dinner. Food delicious - homemade grissini, great pastas. Service fabulous - warm, knowledgeable, perfect timing, and some extras to make us feel special. Nice wine list. Could have a full conversation. White tablecloths, calm atmosphere. Perfect Upper East experience.

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Dctraveler
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about Sandro’s! They treat us like we belong and it is always a lovely experience to dine with them!

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Apahwa
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food (and wine) in a great atmosphere at a great location.

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vipMadisonG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great old school Italian joint! Classic Roman food!

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viplorig
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

32 years ago my first fine dining experience in the most amazing Italian Restaurant was at Sandro’s. It was my 27th birthday and I was born on May 27th so in my mind it was a milestone…lol My husband took me by limousine and presented me with diamond earrings and we dined at a restaurant I would never forget… the fried ricotta cheese and lemon spaghetti were flavors I had never tasted before. Not long after a patient of mine Gael Greene a food critic for the New Yorker magazine was in my office and I mentioned the fantastic meal I had at Sandro’s She recalled her first visit there and said she also had to go back, which she did and wrote a second five star review… Well I found out by accident Sandro’s resurfaced on 81st a few years back and went last night. Calamari, branzino and homemade grissini breadsticks were perfection. Can’t wait to go back!!! GRAZIE GRAZIE GRAZIE SANDRO

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vipDesiree1
New England
39 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Celebrating with friends

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Renzo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food, good service and variety of daily specials.

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vipJonathanL
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere. Food and service are outstanding
This is the typical old school Italian restaurant that recalls “old time “ NYC
Great attention to detail and patron requests

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Justadiner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

pasta very good. meat, chicken & veal chop uninspired.

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vipEmmaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best Italian on the Upper East side, and perhaps in the city generally. The cacio e Pepe was dreamy and I will absolutely be back to order it again.
Our waiter was so friendly and service was fantastic.

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DavidR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

16 years at this location, so time for you to discover this small Italian restaurant

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JohnC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Resturant for any occasion!! Sandros stays true to its roots- A Roman Trattoria!

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Dctraveler
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great service, incredible food.

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vipLiketoeat
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, plentiful truffles on delicious pasta and asparagus;
Great service

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vipanon
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why haven't we eaten here before? It's our new favorite restaurant; for the appetizer, we shared suppli, a Roman version of arrancini, which was outstanding. Then we had the lemon pasta and the bucatini with guanciale, both of which were excellent. We can't wait to return to this incredible restaurant.

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vipsethylaw
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Find, right in my hood.
Loved it.
Food, service and ambiance truly amazing!
Cannot wait to return!

AJ
vipAnnaJ
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from the start. A new top five favorite! Don’t miss it!

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Dctraveler
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite NYC neighborhood restaurant! The food and the service is top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food! Best service! This restaurant should be one of the best in NYC! We definitely will keep going there❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superlative good. Incredible list of specials. Always our favorite place for special occasions.

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Ajshah
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

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KelliT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! A taste of Italy on the Upper East Side.

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Steve
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Started with a pear salad and fried ricotta and a nice bottle of red from their gently priced wine list. All yummy. Shared the rigatoni ragu and the famous Cacio e Pepe. Both tasty, but pasta was seriously al dente, actually undercooked. Meatball lacking. Best tartufo we ever had for dessert. Overall a solid 4.5, Will return, and requested another 2 min in the pot for the pasta.

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You can order delivery directly from Sandro's Restaurant using the Order Online button. Sandro's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 288-7374.

Sandro's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.