Sestina

4.6
161 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Sestina- new healthy take on classic Italian cuisine with California execution. Entirely Vegan menu from pastas, breads, cheeses to classic Italian desserts, featuring an organic, biodynamic and sustainable wine program and modern takes on classic Italian cocktails.

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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Join us for New Year's Eve! We will be serving our full menu, along with a few seasonal specials and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for all who dine. We are also offering a special of an appetizer, 2 portions of pasta, a bottle of wine, and dessert - $95 for 2 people. Hours are 5pm - 11pm.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 24, 2021

Join us for Christmas Eve! We will be serving our full menu, along with a few seasonal specials. Book your reservation, hours are 4pm - 9pm.

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What 161 people are saying
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Hanna
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Very reasonably priced and delicious vegan pastas. We ordered extra garlic bread because it was so amazing. More of a loud/casual dining vibe, and tables felt cramped together so wouldn't go here for the dining experience. But will be back for the food!

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NiklausMNC
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food and cocktails. I definitely come back. Thanks

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vipEllenL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Susan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was creative and delicious. The portions were satisfying. The salads and pastas had a lovely presentation as well.

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JimH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food. We tried (3) dishes and each was excellent in their different distinct ways. The portions are slim and the presentation lacks grace and circumstance but the taste and ingredients overcome the lack of largesse and pomp.
No real appetizers and disappointing that all bread is with vegan butter-for those of us who are trying to remain oil-free a letdown.
Would recommend.

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ColleenH
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Truffle pasta a must.
Service was mediocre.

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Carla
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious vegan Italian food. Sestina is my go-to place to bring my family when they visit or to go to on a special occasion.

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jbsmoore
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Screaming loud and frenetic the service was distracted and uninformed. Never again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I had a terrible experience at Sestina. I told the waiter I was allergic to pine nuts and

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NodiraA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good pasta!!! Love that it’s all vegan 🌱 desert was yummy as well :)

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HealthyLAFan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, especially for the price. Chill staff. Uptempo music.

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veganinparadise
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience2

Pumpkin ravioli were delicious, however 7 small pieces for $18 not nearly enough. Hazelnut chocolate dessert might have been the best dessert I ever had! An absolute dream of flavor and consistency. The restaurant is very dim and noisy but the food was a delight.

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JosephC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The menu is quite small but everything was delicious - our waiter was from Mexico and he was very attentive - overall a great experience - would recommend for anyone hesitant to try vegan - this will change your opinion for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Bad service

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NaomiR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Caesar salad is amazing and the happy hour cocktails are delicious. Didn't love the "vongole" pasta, way too lemony and unnecessarily spicy. Will just try another pasta next time as I'll definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the food, the atmosphere… wow!!! What a restaurant. Im not even vegan and I loved my dish. Great spot to take that special someone on a Sunday night!

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Ayla
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Dennis is outstanding; however, we did not have him as a waiter last night, unfortunately. The spaghetti was recommended to us, by Helen, and to our disappointment, fell way short of our expectations. The truffle pasta, Caesar salad, sangria, and Dennis will be the only reasons for our future visits.

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Mark
Frankfurt Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Vegan food that doesn't just need to be for vegans (I'm not and I still really enjoyed it).

Sestina
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi Mark, Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your experience with the open table community, we look forward to serve you agin soon and exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Ana F. General Manager. Sestina NYC.

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vipScottL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant!!! The pasta and marinara sauce was fresh and vibrant. Thoroughly enjoyed the arancini! Add this restaurant to your NY vegan food tour.

Sestina
Responded on October 29, 2021

Hi Scott, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the arancini as much as we do! thank you so much for sharing your experience with us here at Open table. we look forward to serving you again soon and hope to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Ana F. General Manager

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EllenS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The server was sweet and generous and suggested a delicious wine. I had the puttanesca and it was delicious. We look forward to returning again soon.

Sestina
Responded on November 3, 2021

Hi Ellen, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and the open table community, we are so happy you enjoyed your time at Sestina, just so you know on Wednesdays all of our wine Bottles are 50%off!! we look forward to serve you again soon and hope to continue to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Ana F. General Manager. Sestina NYC.

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Katymom
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This totally Vegan restaurant offers a limited selection of dishes. Among our dinner choices were the truffle tagliatelle (terrifically creamy), shells with vodka sauce (good and spicy), and the spaghetti with mushrooms (bland and watery).
The outside seating occupies a small space in front of the restaurant. We sat near the open doors into the indoors where 80's disco music was loudly playing.

Plus: My Vegan guest enjoyed her food and loved having an entire menu from which to choose. Services was efficient and pleasant.
Minus: The outdoor seating was not relaxing and the spaghetti with mushrooms was a total waste of money.

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Betty
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Wanted to support a vegan restaurant, since there aren’t too many vegan options. The food was decent, albeit overpriced. Everyone in our party had a good enough time, however I prefer my own home cooking.

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sarahM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

VERY GOOD RESTAURANT! IT'S WORTH IT ! I WILL COME BACK FOR SURE!

Sestina
Responded on November 3, 2021

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for your review, we are so happy you loved the food and the service, we look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Ana F. General Manager. Sestina NYC.

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Vegas
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time experiencing this restaurant. I did not know what to expect and was pleased from the moment I arrived. The host and waitstaff were welcoming. The ambiance was great. The food, beverage and dessert was delicious. I look forward to returning again one day soon.

Sestina
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi Vegas, Thank you so much for your Review, We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to serve you gain soon!

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Mira
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of the best vegan pasta places I have ever been to!

Sestina
Responded on November 3, 2021

Hi Mira, Thank you so much for this amazing review! We look forward to serve you again soon. On Wednesdays we have wine bottles 50% off!! Sincerely, Ana F. General Manager. Sestina NYC.

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jersey
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible - cannot believe it's dairy free and I ate the regular pasta without any digestion disturbances. Portions were perfectly portioned and the waitstaff was lovely

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough about how well they operate, create and present a charming dining experience. Only one member of our party is vegan, however we ALL loved scraping our plates clear.
Our waiter was great, the additional table attendants were on point.

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vipNatie
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved the food. Garlic bread and Arancini were phenomenal. Pasta was good with fresh made delicious sauce. When they say it is spicy, -- it is really spicy! Great spot for vegan and non-vegan foodies.

Sestina
Responded on November 3, 2021

Hi Natie, Thank you for sharing your experience with the Open table community, We know what pasta you had, the Rigatoni Arrabbiata! We would love to see you again soon, and hopefully exceed your expectations!! Sincerely, Ana F. General Manager. Sestina NYC.

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juliab
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

as someone who can't eat dairy, being able to eat ravioli and tortellini was a treat! not exceptional, but very good pasta, good price point and great spot overall. would go back.

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VickyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, came fast and service was good as well . I would totally go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was attentive and food service was quick. Loved our meal!

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Eric
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We'd been to and very much liked nearby Bar Verde a couple of times, so wanted to try this related veggie place, too. Very happy to have eaten there, and would happily return.

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vanilli
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

On a super humid night. No ac. You have to ask to finally get a waiter to come over. The garlic bread is a soggy cheap hoagie roll lol. I’ve been vegan for 9 yrs. this place is not a good look

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vipFoodieGirl
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved it. The waitstaff was so great - very timely, attentive without hovering. Never felt rushed even when the place was packed. The food is delicious "comfort food" - hearty pastas and raviolis - a shiitake mushroom clam dish. Really fun. I do think their bartender could be a bit better. He or she over-stirred or over-iced our drinks so they were a bit watery. If you opt for beer or wine, though, it's great.

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Mdos
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, couldn't believe it was vegan! Also affordable for NYC. Would have liked a bit more help when we asked for what they recommended etc, but otherwise it was great and I would go back

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ST15
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The garlic bread, Caesar salad, and pesto pasta were delicious. The truffle pasta was over cooked and not very flavorful.

Sestina
Responded on September 18, 2021

We are so sorry that our Tagliatelle Truffle was below par, we take feedback very seriously and have reviewed this with our restaurant team. If you would be so kind as give us another chance and return to Sestina NYC, I would like to personally ensure that your next experience demonstrates the exceptional quality of food and service that we strive to achieve. Thank you for Sharing your experience with us and the Open table Community. Sincerely, Ana Franklin General Manager Sestina NYC

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fayek
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a long time vegetarian, it is wonderful not to be limited to specific items on the menu. Plus the food is outstanding

Sestina
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi Fayek, Thank you for your great review, we are Extremely pleased you enjoyed our food as well as our overall atmosphere. We strive to give everyone the best Plant Based Cuisine, we think is the future of food. We hope to see you again and exceed your expectations. Thank you for Sharing your experience with us and the Open table Community. Sincerely, Ana Franklin General Manager Sestina NYC

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DrewP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew Kenney has done it again! Best Italian meal ever, and also vegan!

Sestina
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi Drew P, We are so happy that you had the best Italian meal ever at Sestina NYC. We Love Plant Based Cuisine, we think is the future. We hope to see you again and to give you the same great food and service, and exceed your expectations. Thank you for Sharing your experience with us and the Open table Community. Sincerely, Ana Franklin General Manager Sestina NYC

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maries
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious vegan pastas, love the selection of soy free items

Sestina
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi Maries, We love to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Sestina NYC. Plant Based Food its the future in our opinion, We hope to see you again and give you great food and service, and exceed your expectations. Thank you for Sharing your experience with us and the Open table Community. Sincerely, Ana Franklin General Manager Sestina NYC

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KScl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We tried 5 of the pastas and shared amongst 5 people. Every dish was delicious, especially the ravioli and tagliatelle. However, the reason I knocked one star is because the portions were a bit small. I think the plates need to be filled more for people to be full from their pasta entree. If each dish wasn’t so expensive, maybe people would order a side or garlic bread. But the value for what you get is lacking. All in all, the experience was great and we would all return.

FAQs

Sestina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Sestina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 490-4114.

Sestina is rated 4.6 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

Sestina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://egiftcards.spoton.com/2110/5f15ea5d9adef3862c3462cf?returnUrl=https%3A%2F%2Folo.spoton.com%2F5f15ea5d9adef3862c3462cf&source=olo-web.

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.