Sestina

4.6
183 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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LarryA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is absolutely delicious and well presented. We loved both the red sauce and a lighter sauce. The Caesar salad was creatively presented and delicious and the stuffed peppers were very tasty.

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tylerr
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was very underwhelming. Ceasar was dry, the stuffed peppers were tiny and the cashew (?) filling was flavorless.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, attentive service.

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Johnna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food, lovely service, great drinks, great music. Excellent gluten free pasta, perfectly satisfying and picked up the sauces nicely. We tried the truffle, pesto, and vodka sauces and loved them all.

However this restaurant is freezing cold. No heat on whatsoever and the servers were bundled up in hats and scarves. We wore our coats the whole time. Our food also got cold pretty quickly, assuming due to the very cold environment.

Regardless, still a lovely meal and we’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was extremely slow. We only ordered 2 dishes and the overall in/out experience took over 2 hours.

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JuliaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. The food is delicious, the drinks are amazing, and the staff is great. I think this is my new favorite spot.

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SaraB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was delicious! Cocktails were great, the vegan mozzarella in the caprese was surprisingly amazing, and the pumpkin ravioli was out of this world. The service was great and super fast. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always delicious food…..Caesar salad, bucatini puttanesca…..just not loving the vegan ice cream. Friendly service, great vegan menu

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vipDoloresH
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was disappointing and just so-so. Whole peppercorns in the pesto which is extremely weird. Best part was the garlic bread which anyone came make at home.

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JeannetteD
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sestina ! It’s an all plant based restaurant so we aren’t restricted to order out of a small menu. Pasta was delicious and flavorful. Their nut based park is freaking delicious went to celebrate Nieces bday and they did such a nice job setting a candle for her. As always we will keep returning .

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Stella
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

We love Sestina but honestly, our Christmas Eve dinner there was ruined by the loud pop music. We don’t need Christmas music but something soothing and romantic would have set the vibe better. We ended up rushing our dinner and not getting dessert so we could get out of there as quickly as possible.

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JosephineD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

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ElimS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, the dessert was OK. Service was good too but I overheard the server complaining that we had come to the restaurant 5 minutes before opening even though we had a reservation and we’re let in by the host

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KarenS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! For a tiny menu it packs a punch. The Tagliatelle Truffle is so good, addicting good! The radiator smoky Sugo my partner has was amazing as well and the Arancini is perfect. We also ordered the cote de Rhône which went perfect with the meat. Great service and ambiance

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KScl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Most importantly, the food is phenomenal. My go-tos are the tagliatelle truffle and rigatoni arriabata. Garlic bread is good. The pistachio gelato is out of this world. I’ve gone three times. 2/3 times service was great. The last time was really slow and frustrating. But it’s ok. It’s a cute place and there are real candles on each table. The lights could be more dimmed though, it would make the vibe a bit warmer. Another addition that would be nice is a little roll to munch on while looking at the menu. The name of the restaurant literally means basket. There should be a basket of bread, even one little roll to share. The music was loud and not fitting. It was mostly electronic music. It would be nice to have more instrumentals or even Italian style music playing. Overall I will be back but those are a couple pieces of advice I’d give.

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Chamain
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The pasta dishes were truly better than any I could have imagined.

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MelissaK
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh vegan pasta. It’s a must do when in NYC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Small portions. Left hungry. Small menu, not much to choose from. Would be nice to have bigger apps and sides like veggies

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AshH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good! Not the best pasta I've ever had, but definitely glad we tried it out. Service was a little slow (got our drinks after our appetizer which is a pet peeve of mine), but overall enjoyed the night.

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vipAlisonC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The pasta is excelle

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Hanna
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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 on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Airy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I've been to Sestina before -- good food, nice atmosphere, usually good service. On Thanksgiving Day, I had an 8:45pm reservation for 3. I arrived 10 minutes early. The friendly hostess seated me. I was at my table at 8:40pm. The server came over and without even saying hello, asked when the other 2 would arrive. He gruffly said, "because we're closing at 9pm." Huh? First off, my guests weren't late. And I doubt the restaurant would throw us out 15 minutes after our reservation time.
He then walked away without asking if I wanted a drink, or even water. A party of 3 were seated at 8:55pm; he walked past me to bring them a carafe of water and took their drink order. (Another server noticed, brought water and bread, and apologized for him.)
When my guests arrived promptly at 8:45pm, he immediately came up to them, saying, "Oh, finally." He wanted our order as soon as they had their coats off. The food arrived quickly, but he'd already forgotten who got what. About 30 minutes after sitting down the check was on our table.
I get that it was Thanksgiving and the staff was eager to close up. But if you accept a reservation at 8:45pm, you shouldn't be rushing a table to leave the minute they sit down.
My only complaint about Sestina--and it's enough to make me not want to return--was this server. Rude, rushed, and inattentive.

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vipEllenL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful Thanksgiving!

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vipSusan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
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
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
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 on November 24, 2021
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
3 reviews
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
3 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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Pattie
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the waitress was so sweet! Definitely will be back. The wine was also perfect!

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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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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 183 OpenTable diners.

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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.