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Finestra, New York, NY

Finestra

4.6
4.6
269 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Finestra Restaurant is a Fine Italian Cuisine located on Upper East Side. We are open for indoor dining, outdoor dining, take out and delivery. We feature a full bar and delicious traditional Italian food. Our menu has gluten free, vegetarian and vegan items. We serve the freshest seafood and have specials every day. Every Friday night is Classical Guitar night with Craig Graham, an excellent guitar player. Finestra Restaurant is family-owned and operated.

Our convenient Upper East Side location in New York is close to Sotheby’s, Hospital of Special Surgery, New York Cornell University, Cornell Weil Medical College, Helmsley Medical Tower Hotel and Belaire Guest Facility HSS.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 717-8595

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Catering

    Call today and discuss catering options with us!

  • Private party facilities

    When searching for a local restaurant that will offer the illusion of a secluded spot outside of Manhattan, look no further than Finestra Restaurant. Warmly decorated with exposed brick walls and candle-lit tables, this eatery is a top choice for many locals.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (212) 717-8595

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    73rd Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Q train to 72nd street and Second Avenue.

  • Entertainment

    Every Wednesday and Friday night we offer live entertainment to complement your meal.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 269 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. SM

    SteveM

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful little place on the Upper East Side. Food was delicious and we were surprised and pleased by a talented guitarist on a Wednesday evening! Thanks!
  2. N

    Nova

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Convenient short walk from HSS.
  3. P

    Paul

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a winner. Great atmosphere food and service. You can also speak to each other without shouting.
  4. BN

    BarbaraN

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good. The wines were expensive and low quality. Definitely need to get better wines by the glass
  5. CP

    CarlP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simone is the very best hostess. She goes out of her way to make sure you are happy with everything. Her team are all lovely. We’ve been going to Finestra since 2014. Never disappointed. Our guest now also frequent the restaurant.
  6. D

    Davidf44

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Quant family owned neighborhood restaurant, but there's good reason why it's empty. Very good Branzino, Excellent Tomato Sauce Pasta, Clams in whine sauce inedible extremely salty - like out of the dead sea, Minestrone Soup old, dull - not fresh, well awful Service pretentious, judgmental and snotty. Ambiance cute... they still have absurd plastic sheets protecting you from dust.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprise birthday party for my wife
  8. DL

    DavidL

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ate outside. Very nice place. Great food and great service. Reasonable prices.
  9. JF

    JamesF

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Sunday night dinner. Food was fabulous. Great wine by the glass. The staff was warm and welcoming.Chef stopped by to say thank you. Adding to our list of great small NYC restaurants
  10. NJ

    NJGolfer

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good lunch specials
  11. JS

    JeffS

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great place. Great food, service and quiet. Its maybe 10-12 tables so the wait staff pays attention. Food is delicious and its the kind of place where you feel you've been treated well.
  12. K

    Kelsey

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! My boyfriend and I were out for my birthday and all so wanted was a romantic place to eat seafood. Finestra was perfect!

    FinestraResponded on April 3, 2022Dear Kelsey, thank your for being our customer. We appreciate your business. See you soon.

  13. j

    jcjc

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic neighborhood gem. Delicious food served with care and attention.

    FinestraResponded on April 3, 2022Thank your for being our customer. We appreciate your business. See you soon.

  14. NY

    NYCgal

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My go-to for lunches and dinners on the UES! Fresh and delicious food every time. Never disappoints.

    FinestraResponded on April 3, 2022Thank your for being our customer. We appreciate your business. See you soon.

  15. SC

    StevenC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food, service and atmosphere in a very reasonably priced restaurant in the Upper East Side.

    FinestraResponded on April 3, 2022Dear Steven thank your for being our customer. We appreciate your business. See you soon.

  16. J

    Jeramiah

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service!

    FinestraResponded on April 3, 2022Dear Jeramiah, thank your for being our customer. We appreciate your business. See you soon.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great social distancing. Very friendly staff.

    FinestraResponded on April 3, 2022Thank your for being our customer. We appreciate your business. See you soon.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very romantic place. My husband and I enjoyed our dinner. Delicious salmon grilled to perfection and pasta special was out of this world. The service was fast and professional.

    FinestraResponded on April 3, 2022Thank your for being our customer. We appreciate your business. See you soon.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Call for reservations. Opentable isn’t working properly.

    FinestraResponded on April 3, 2022Thank your for being our customer. We appreciate your business. See you soon.

  20. S

    Sparky

    New York Area

    195 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    195 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love their chicken parm and comfortable in outdoor setting with heater. Surprised the price was a few dollars higher than when I order on pick up and not quite as large an order. But, was still delicious and a favorite neighborhood restaurant.

    FinestraResponded on April 3, 2022Thank your for being our customer. We appreciate your business. See you soon.

  21. SG

    SammyGirlNYC

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My friend and I enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving dinner and will definitely be going back. The room was set up with partitions between tables so we felt very comfortable. The dining room is lovely and the service was excellent,

    FinestraResponded on April 3, 2022Dear Sammy, thank your for being our customer. We appreciate your business. See you soon.

  22. m

    msny

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience and the food was fresh and delicious.

    FinestraResponded on April 3, 2022Thank your for being our customer. We appreciate your business. See you soon.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was fantastic. People were great. Service was good.

    FinestraResponded on April 3, 2022Thank your for being our customer. We appreciate your business. See you soon.

  24. NY

    NYCgal

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finestra consistently provides excellent fresh meals. I’ve been here many times for both lunch and dinner and always enjoy the meal and service. Great cosmos too!

    FinestraResponded on April 3, 2022Thank your for being our customer. We appreciate your business. See you soon.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here, nice outdoor seating, delicious food and drinks great, great service
  27. TW

    TomWhite

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is really a very nice restaurant and a great addition to our neighborhood.
  28. JS

    JeffS

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice spot for a tasty meal, served well. Nice menu choices, specials, wine list all perfect. Staff was spot on and unobtrusive - just how I like it. They were there when we needed them, then disappeared! Definitely will go again.
  29. L

    Limincello

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    our favorite local restaurant - love to go there. enjoy the food and the service!
  30. RO

    RuthO

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A lovely lunch in a covid safe environment. Thank you.
  31. CS

    CarolinaS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  32. L

    Limincello

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    one of our favorite local restaurants. we never come back into the city without going to Finestra at least once.
  33. NY

    NYCgal

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, family-owned restaurant. Fresh delicious food and full bar. Had the branzino special which was excellent. Live acoustic guitar in the background which was beautiful and didn’t interfere with dinner conversation at all. Will return!
  34. T

    Talkbackwards

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finestra is a good traditional Italian restaurant and for New York is good value. The spaghetti carbonara was delicious, preceded by a well put together anti pasti. The gnocchi was a bit soft but that is just a personal preference remark. The tiramisu was first class.
  35. L

    Limincello

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    our local favorite- not a week goes by when we are in town that we do not visit Finestra! A lovely place.
  36. S

    Sparky

    New York Area

    195 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    195 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A neighborhood gem. Really delicious food, salmon and chicken parm were excellent.
  37. d

    disappointed

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was the worst meal I ever had in New York City.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Ambiance was amazing. Service was perfect. Pasta was over cooked and tasted like Alfredo sauce and wasn’t pleasant. Veal was amazing and the stracciatella was perfect!!
  39. RE

    RestaurantEd

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Not sure if it is due to the pandemic but the food is subpar and extremely expensive.
  40. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    90 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Terrible food and overpriced for a neighborhood place. Won't return

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Finestra using the Order Online button. Finestra also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 717-8595.

Finestra is rated 4.6 stars by 269 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Finestra

1370 York Ave, New York, NY 10021

Additional information

  • Cross street

    73rd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Q train to 72nd street and Second Avenue.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Entertainment

    Every Wednesday and Friday night we offer live entertainment to complement your meal.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 717-8595

  • Catering

    Call today and discuss catering options with us!

  • Private party facilities

    When searching for a local restaurant that will offer the illusion of a secluded spot outside of Manhattan, look no further than Finestra Restaurant. Warmly decorated with exposed brick walls and candle-lit tables, this eatery is a top choice for many locals.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (212) 717-8595

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