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Sestina, New York, NY

Sestina

4.6
4.6
275 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 490-4114

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Cross street

    Corner of 4th street and 2nd Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    2nd ave F train<br />Astor place<br />NYU 8th street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 275 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Contemporary Italian

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  1. MH

    MeganH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It let us book this location a month in advance and when we get there it’s been shutdown. We didn’t get any form of communication that our reservations should be canceled. So instead we ate at the neighboring restaurant after traveling 1 hour to get there.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Absolutely delicious. Great service too! Love this place.
  3. SA

    SophieA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Had a lovely evening at Sestina. Pasta was absolutely delicious, so flavourful. Great atmosphere, we sat outside as weather was so nice. Only slight issue was the service but regardless we will definitely return and would recommend to vegans and non vegans alike!
  4. CD

    CatherineD

    Montreal

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The starters were great! And the pasta was pretty decent, could use a little more flavor but the texture was great. The drinks were very delicious.
  5. M

    Mads

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was flavorful and filling. We had the rigatoni and bucatini which were both delicious. Our servers were kind and helpful.
  6. AP

    AnthonyP

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Vodka was awesome, Veggie calamari was great too!! Arancini and stuffed peppers were good appetizers!
  7. SS

    SaumeilS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant! We tried the Arancini, Garlic Bread and Kale Pesto pasta. Loved them all. Lively place, great ambiance. Recommended
  8. NB

    NicoleB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    For those looking for a plant-based experience, Matthew Kenney's restaurants are my go-to. Since I rarely get to enjoy pasta due to an allergy, Sestina is definitely the way to go for sauces (like the alfredo with the SWEET PEA RAVIOLI!!!) that give you that rich, creamy and layered flavor that makes you wonder how it is vegan. Finding a good Caesar Salad is also always on my list. Sestina's gives me the flavor without the artificial mimicry that you often get with even the most expensive shelf-bought vegan caesar dressing. Big shout out also to the VEGGIE CALAMARI for giving the texture of a chewy squid and the crunch of breading without the animal itself. Only word of warning, if you're Celiac, do discuss with your server how extensive any GF pasta request may modify the original composition of the dish.
  9. C

    Cindycs

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vegan and Italian. What more could a girl want? It was delish! And, the cocktails were VG!
  10. M

    Michelle

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Would definitely visit again next time in in the city !
  11. JC

    JoeC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Service fantastic as well and would definitely go again.
  12. C

    Curlytop

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful vegan food. We ate outdoors and it was noisy.
  13. F

    Foodie123

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food & service. Loved that they can accommodate nut allergies while being a vegan restaurant.
  14. M

    Mystique

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service excellent. 1st time. I will be back.
  15. MF

    MikeyFX

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great vibes. The sweet pea ravioli was excellent!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yeah preety bang
  17. DN

    DonnaN

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Appetizers were delicious, but the main courses were not all that tasty. Very surprised, as the pictures online looked amazing.
  18. G

    Gluten

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious from apps to desserts!
  19. m

    michi

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything is made from scratch! Except for the gluten-free pasta to avoid cross-contamination, which makes sense! I ordered the Ceasar salad, Arancini, Smokey Sugo Radiatore, and Tagliatelle Truffle. It was DELICIOUS! I thought that the prices were a bit overpriced but delicious. The arancini were one of the top ordered sides so I had to try it, but I would not order it again. Overall, it was a great experience and I would come back to try the other pastas.
  20. B

    Beck

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so lovely and sweet to us. Best birthday present ever. Truffle pasta for 18 dollars? I feel like I might as well come back next week after that too! 100% new favorite place.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Out of town guest.
  22. SA

    SusA

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious pasta (shells + vodka sauce), delicious drinks, tasty “big salad”! We will be back. Reasonably priced, good experience all around.
  23. M

    Melissa

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was delicious but portion was small and didn't offer enough protein on each dish to be satiated for long. The Truffle Tagliatelle was our favorite out of everything we tried. The Limencello waffles were the least favorite because of the hard texture. We expected softer and chewier waffles. The service was great, not sure if we'll go back based on overall value.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best vegan places in the entire city! We go almost every week for good wine, food and service.
  25. CW

    ChristineW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There food here is too die for. I wish I lived in an apartment upstairs so I could have the stuffed peppers every day
  26. SP

    SammiP

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing ! The pasta was really good! 5 stars!!!
  27. PC

    ParkCityFF

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service!!
  28. JW

    JoeW

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service was excellent: our waiter was friendly and returned several times to see how our meal was. We had a quiet outdoor seat with a heat lamp over us, which made the cool evening very comfortable. The food was disappointing, lacking in flavor. I was surprised because I love Double Zero, also owned by Matthew Kenny, which I love. However, at Sestina, neither my date nor I could taste truffle in the truffle pasta or pistachio in the pistachio gelato. There were very few mushrooms in the mushroom ragout, which belies my understanding of spirit of "ragout". I understand times are hard during the pandemic, however, $9 for a scoop of tasteless pistachio gelato was not "cool". Same for the pasta which was $18 for a relatively small service. I tend to be easygoing at restaurants, so this review is not typical for me. I hope the management see this, so improvements can be made. This is no reflection upon Double Zero, which is next door and one of my favorite places to eat.
  29. H

    Hanna

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I first dined here 6months ago and it was AMAZING. Sadly the pastas aren’t as great now, and the garlic bread was also disappointing. I will not be back.
  30. Z

    Zuzu

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are in NYC for my daughter’s birthday. She is a vegetarian and so I chose Sestina based on the menu and the ratings. This restaurant did NOT disappoint. We had a mocktail and a cocktail to start (both beautiful and delicious), shared the Caesar salad which was savory and perfect, and then the truffle tagliatelle and the pesto. Both amazing. Service from everyone was friendly, down-to-earth, and attentive. Huge thumbs up and hope to be back again!

    SestinaResponded on August 6, 2022Thank you so much for your review, we are so happy to hear that your daughter's birthday was a success, and that both food an drinks hit the spot, thats what we strive for! We sincerely hope to serve you again soon and continue to exceed all expectations. Ana F. General Manager.

  31. TP

    TomP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Really good, but seems extremely pricey! Would have been good to have been offered some olive oil with the pasta! Didn’t get a check back so could not ask (sitting outside)
  32. L

    Lana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so delicious! I had the rigatoni, my sister enjoyed the ravioli. The drinks were delicious, the appetizers were tasty. We had the pistachio gelato which interesting had a drizzle of oil and crushed pistachios as a topping! Unusual, but really added to the nutty flavor which I could appreciate. I loved that it was a fully vegan menu, flavorful in a nice location with pleasant ambiance. Would gladly go again.

    SestinaResponded on August 6, 2022Hi Lana, Thank you so much for your review, and for sharing your experience with the Open Table community. We are very happy to hear you and your sister enjoyed the food so much. We look forward to serving you again soon and hope to continue to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Ana F. General Manager.

  33. EN

    EvNY

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We had the big salad to share then I had the truffle pasta. The salad was nice and fresh but not particularly interesting. The pasta lacked punch in the flavor. The servers were attentive and friendly. I would not go out of the way to recommend the restaurant to a friend but I would discourage any one to try it either.
  34. M

    Mark

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! Best ceasar salad! Great pastas! Will go again and again!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great wines and super staff
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Our server was really bad. We sat for over 10 minutes when we first arrived without water or a greeting. When he took our order, he didn’t bring our drinks until after our starters came and we asked if we were getting our drinks. We had to ask for water twice and were sitting outside which was pretty warm. Our garlic bread was still cold but the rest of the food was really great. The restaurant wasn’t that busy and it just seemed the server wasn’t paying attention. I usually have a great experience here and we would have stayed longer but decided to leave to another place based on the experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was delicious and house made lemonade with pomegranate was tasty and refreshing. Can’t wait to come back.

    SestinaResponded on June 10, 2022Thank you so much for your review, We love the Pomegranate Basil Lemonade. We look forward to serve you again soon and exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Ana F. General Manager.

  39. J

    Jennifer

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and experience! We loved the arrabiata because it was nice and spicy. The caprese salad and panna cotta were especially delicious as well.

    SestinaResponded on June 10, 2022Hi Jennifer, Thank you so much for your review, we are so happy to hear that you loved the Rigatoni Arrabiata! We love it too, on Saturday and Sunday we have a brunch Caprese sandwich that is amazing. We look forward to serve you again soon. Sincerely, Ana F. General Manager.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pasta was so good

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

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You can order delivery directly from Sestina using the Order Online button. Sestina also offers 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 275 OpenTable diners.

Sestina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Corner of 4th street and 2nd Ave

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    2nd ave F trainAstor placeNYU 8th street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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