DRESS CODE: committed to a certain excellence, our dress code is smart casual. We do not require men to wear a jacket or tie, but we politely ask that you please avoid SHORTS, FLIP FLOPS AND SNEAKERS.
Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
the 4,5 & 6 trains stop at 86th street and Lexington Ave
Even though Sistina (before it moved) was a known destination when we lived in NYC, we had never visited. While making a work/birthday getaway trip back to our old home, we met with friends who requested, "let's go somewhere different." Having known this couple for years, I was quite sure they did not mean a new, ultra-trendy spot trying to make a splash. The food was wonderful all around that table, the wine selection lived up to their reputation, and the service was attentive.
Most notably, they were very polite when we arrived a bit late for our reservation even after I had called earlier to request an additional spot at the table. First class.
I eat at Sistina and the food and service is Simply amazing
Wonderful brunch spot. Terrific ambiance and friendly service. The penne was a bit too spicy but (my fault!) i didn’t read the description closely. A experience
Late lunch in a quiet dining room, excellent food and service.
Went the Sistina with a group of six ranging in age from 20-69 and everyone was happy with all of the dishes they selected. We were all very impressed with the food as well as the service. Well worth it.
Beautiful room filled with regulars. Creative menu with lots of specials. Wine list is huge but offer few bottles below $100. Salad served was watery and pasta was sticky. An off night.
Sistina was sophisticated yet relaxed. The food was very good. My gnocchi were delicious and generously portioned. The specials sounded very good too. The highlight was my decaf cappuccino- hard to say why but it was a good old fashioned cup of coffee that rounded off the meal to perfection.
The waiter was nice and some food good some not edible because too bitter (eggplant Parmesan).
The worst worst experience of our visit there was the Maitre'D who ruined each part of our meal AND DID THE UNTHINKABLY WRONG AND DAMAGING THING TO MY 95 year old father who was there in a wheelchair.
He had seated us in the dark and cold and empty front room with h my dad facing a wall. When I asked if we could move o the pretty back room with a beautiful view of the courtyard he yelled at me that our table was fine, there are no seats in the other room (it was over half empty) and was stubborn and nasty until a waiter offered us a lovely table.
WHEN WE LEFT MY DAD's AIDE CAME BACK TO HELP DAD DOWN THE STEEP BROWNSTONE STEPS BUT THIS MAST MAITRE'D kept pulling the wheelchair from her and insisted doing it. We pleaded with him to let my father's aide of 10 years to do what she knew how to do and he refused. He took him halfway then he lost his stepping and fell, letting go of the wheelchair until my dad fell backwards with his wheelchair on top of him. We KNEW this guy did not know what he was doing and our lunch turned into an ambulance ride to the hospital and CTScans and fear that his head was damaged. He had already suffered 2 falls and were it not for this nasty man's impertinence and stubbornness and lack of respect this never would have happened.
DO NOT EAT HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE TREATED WITH KINDNESS AND RESPECT
Superbly prepared, tasty preparations of classic Italian dishes with a variety of specials to entice any foodie even vegetarians.
A lovely evening with great food, great ambiance and service. Will definitely return.
A NYC gem. Fine dinning at it's best. One of our favorite NYC restaurant. Exceptional Ambiance, service and cuisine
Had an amazing time at Sistina for mother’s birthday. The food was second to none and the service was amazing. Our server Cihangir was phenomenal and spared no detail in helping us throughout the meal.
Very upscale and fancy restaurant one block away from the Met. The food and service were amazing, and definitely not cheap. The desserts were fabulous. I wouldn't recommend the cocktails.
Great restaurant located in upper east side . Went there with my husband and we really enjoyed our lunch . Best food ever ! Great and attentive service. I would highly recommend this place if you wanna eat real Italian food
This was a surprise as we expected it to be good, but instead it was great! The only negative is the noise level. It is hard to have a conversation when the place is full. Otherwise some of the best food I have ever eaten and great wine list and som.
Delicious! Delightful Romantic!
A must for any special occasion with an authentic, sophisticated European flair!!
I loved the food and the service. The restaurant is beautiful. I loved the wine also. I can’t wait to go vack
It was awful!!!! We walked in. Some old guy guy told some woman to Tell us they are closed. Then she said that they did not have us on her screen. I replied and show'd her our reservation. As we walked out. I looked and tapped the screen. She lied!!!! We left. I called her to ask her to cancel our reservation and she lied again. I told her she was a liar and finally told the truth. She said she did.
The service and food were exceptional! We will keep this restaurant in mind for our next NY trip very friendly authentic italian restaurant
Absolutely outstanding. Food is great and was only eclipsed by the amazing wine list and the impeccable service. Best Italian food I have had in a long time. Best wine list in New York (especially for Italian selections).
I was looking for a restaurant in the vicinity of The Met for lunch with my college buddy. It had to offer great food, provide a sophisticated yet warm and welcoming atmosphere and be quiet enough to permit us to catch up. Sistina was the right choice. Everything on Sistina's menu was tempting and the extensive list of specials were even more mouthwatering. Each person in our party of four ("foodies" all) raved about the food. The service was EXCELLENT. Our server John was upbeat, professional but friendly, appropriately attentive and truly enhanced our lunch experience. We were seated toward the back of the restaurant where the afternoon sunshine shone through the glass ceiling and brightened our moods as well as the room. Our meal was $260 for the four of us (no wine or alcohol) which I believe is a great value for the quality of the food, the service, the ambiance and the neighborhood. I have every intention of bringing my 86 year old "Italian" mother to Sistina for a meal because she may finally find something to eat that she can't make better herself at home.
The food was exceptional and the ambiance was perfect. We had 4 dishes total plus a bottle of wine and I was shocked at how reasonably priced everything turned out to be. Will most definitely be back to Sistina The ambience, food, and service are all great. Whenever we come to this restaurant
We have been to Sistina several times and love the atmosphere. This last time even though it was a Monday evening, it was very loud and we felt it lost it's allure. The food was excellent like always. I would say that they offer too many choices, between the number of specials and regular menu.
But would recommend.
Beautiful spot near The Met. Food is beyond excellent. Service is wonderful. Simply a delightful experience.
Great food, refined, upscale setting. A true New York dining experience. Staff is top notch. Price is top notch too, but worth it for a special night out.
Ridiculously gorgeous ambiance and service...beautiful specials tied to the season...
We love Sistina. By far one of the best restaurants in the city and since it moved to East 81st a while back, a lovely setting as well. In addition to great specials the basic menu is great. Giuseppe and his staff are always welcoming and helpful.
The service was fantastic, we were so impressed with the professionalism and friendliness of the entire staff that we interacted with. Thank you Sistina for making my day so special.
This new location serves this wonderful restaurant beautifully. The food, service, ambiance are just fabulous.
Crazy expensive wine list with an absurd markup on wines makes for an expensive meal. Not to mention my entree was $65, but it was great.
Great service and great food!
Wonderful food and service but be careful with the specials - ask the price or you'll be paying $120 for a portion of fettuccini with truffles!
We miss the old Sistina but only because of the noise! It is very loud and harder to have a conversation... We love the food and the staff.
The food is delicious here and the waiter who gave us the specials had an astonishing memory! It is definitely not cheap, but well worth it
I brought two friends to Sistina to celebrate the birthday of one of them. We had a spectacular time. Everything about the evening, from the warm welcome to the excellent Manhattans and martinis, through the wonderful chocolate soufflé, was superb. I had the mixed grill, which was memorable. My guests were overwhelmed by the quality of the cooking, the superb Valpolicella, the wonderful service.
Sistina is a great place for a special occasion and it is wonderful anytime you want a great meal.
Overall Good food. Way over priced. Many better places for food that are more reasonably priced.
Very romantic place. Nice view of garden court yards and trees. The bar is dark and comfy. Nice place for casual dinner
Definitely a bit pricey but one of the best restaurants we have ever visited.
Beautiful place the best place to have homemade pastas the service was great big wine list I definitely recommend definitely coming back