Sfoglia

4.7
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Sfoglia is a lovely little trattoria residing on an unassuming stretch of the Upper East Side, across the street from the 92nd Street Y. Farmhouse tables topped with the season's produce are the appropriate setting for Sfoglia's country Italian fare. The private dining room tucked away upstairs can seat an intimate party of twelve.
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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and ambiance.

VO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The food was okay but overpriced. The building looks downright trashy.

J
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

This is supposed to be a "neighborhood" restaurant, but it clearly is a step above that. The food is excellent and it feels like you are dining in Tuscany. We really enjoyed excellent fish, pasta, antipasti and pear tart.

a
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, plats raffinés quoiqu’un peu cher

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SH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

local upper east side Italian! Very intimate and cozy.

MM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The food is consistently delicious, and the atmosphere is both elegant and cozy, particularly the front room.

PM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food, staff and atmosphere were outstanding. Will come back again.

r
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was terrific! wish it was a little more moderately priced ... i would go much more often!

EV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place for grown ups wanting a pleasant dining experience. Elbow room, staff that knows what they are doing, excellent food and wine selection. Decor not over done. Comfortable. I felt well taken care of on all sensory levels.

UW
New York Area
226 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner! Sfoglia was so warm and welcoming in spite of the outside weather. The wine by the glass offerings were small but well chosen. I ordered the special chicken al mottone and it was absolutely wonderful. My only complaint is that it comes with no sides. I added the parsnip mash which was delicious but too pricey at $16. My friend ordered two appetizers, mushroom soup and kale salad -- both were beautifully prepared and delicious.
The reception and service were very efficient and warm. Our server warned us that the chicken would take time to prepare so we were not surprised by the wait. All in all, a wonderful dinner.

M
New England
94 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely experience and delicious food at Sfoglia. The entree-sized pastas were great (I particularly enjoyed my cavatelli with braised rabbit in a mushroom ragu, which was umami-rich with perfectly al dente cavatelli) but portions were larger than we expected: I'll order a bit differently next time with that in mind. The wine list is small but there were some very good options, including a pinot nero and an Etna rosso that we enjoyed. We were seated in the downstairs dining room, which was atmospheric and quite lovely, but at about half-full, already very hard to talk and hear each other.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday
Always great atmosphere great people great food

LL
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was very impressed & pleased with the ambiance.
The quality of the food was excellent.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and delicious food.

SS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the antipasto della casa though it is very pricey. The dessert torta, which one orders at the beginning of the meal is always outstanding as it is made from scratch while people eat their meal.
The chicken al mattone is the best I've ever had, tho again it's overpriced.
Te bread is terrific, the ambiance comfortable, and the service very good.

KR
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sfoglia is my go-to before and after events at 92 StY across the street. More than that, it has a cozy, elegant, neighborhood feel and the food is exceptional - especially the romaine salad. For me, it is pricey, but the overall experience makes it worth the splurge. The staff is attentive and makes you feel like a VIP. Highly recommend!

a
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always consistent in food service and ambience.

S
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Not an easy reservation (just 10 tables) but it should be on the list of restaurants you set a reminder to call in advance for a reservation the following month. The food never disappoints - as good as any UES Italian, in my opinion - and is always a perfect combination of creative, incredibly fresh and nuanced. The charcuterie, pastas and bread pudding are the staples but it's the more original courses that you remember.

A
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Too noisy. Food was delish.

AD
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A neighborhood favorite with excellent food and a seasonally changing menu with the freshest ingredients. Always a challenge to decide between the outstanding pasta offerings and the fish special or the always perfect chicken under a brick. Don't refuse the warm bread -- it's worth every bite. Enjoy a full-bodied cabernet with your meal. The clams with sausage are a delicious starter.

f
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a fabulous neighborhood and Delicious restaurant! Service food and ambiance all fabulous! Our waiter, Teddy made it even better guiding us through the menu. Will definitely go back on a regular basis! Total gem!!

J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite service enhanced the outstanding food.

CP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We have been quite disappointed by the food, which was too complicated and not up to the promise. Decoration and atmosphere are fine.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that they have half portions of pasta dishes. The Caesar salad is excellent as is everything else!

F
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant.... food,drinks and service were wonderful

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pasta Bolognese’s sauce was nearly inedible.

j
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has to be one of the friendliest places around. Very neighborhood and casual with unpretentious haute cuisine.

AG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful restaurant. Somewhat on the dark side and wasn't able to read the menu. Overall, very satisfied.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This is a wonderful Italian restaurant. They aren't giving away the food, mind you, but it's worth it.
The bread a marvelous as are the pastas. The intimate space can't be beat. It does get a bit noisy at times, but what doesn't? And as it's located near the 92nd St. Y, it is convenient for the literati.

JM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived almost an hour before our reservation, and the staff was very accommodating despite having a full restaurant. The service was great, the staff was friendly, the food was amazing and we had a great night!

m
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

frankly if it wasn’t for the less than friendly barwoman we would have had a spectacular time

the cocktail was not done right and had to be remade due to the fact it had a sticker on the lime wedge.

front of the house and servers were professional and courteous and our pasta was superb.

might return - especially fir the duck ragu

the flatbread was not good.

cheers

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food in NYC!
I love the ambiance and its a great place to go before events at the 92nd street YMCA

SO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious menu. Highly recommend

ET
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When you're going to an event at the 92nd Street Y, or when you're just looking for a good meal on the UES, Sfoglia will sure to please. The space is small and just a bit funky, but the service is polished, the menu inviting, and the food excellent.

DC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was one of the best meals I have had in my life. I'm not exaggerating. And strangely the Caesar salad haunts me still. Was unbelievably delicious. The cocktails were superb as well. Just loved everything about this place.

MM
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and the drinks were excellent. The veal was the best I have ever eaten. But, we were rushed. During dessert, we had several waiters asking us if we were done when we still have 1/2 of our pumpkin mousse left. This was so good I was not about to leave any of it behind. :)

WT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I eat at this restaurant often, which I was reminded of when I looked at the list of non-pasta entrees: just 4 of them. No meat other than chicken. The pollo al mattone is usually good, but sometimes it would be great to have a heavier option.

SM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Large portions, nice service but food quality mediocre, nothing to write home about.

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Flat bread appetizer was good. Had 2 pasta entrees. One was with a pesto sauce and was very oily. Plain pasta with tomato sauce was not good - overloaded with sauce. Waiter was somewhere between pretentious and rude.

w
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sfoglia continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. The food and drinks are outstanding. The lighting makes everyone look beautiful. The room is warm and service professional, attentive and friendly. Can't wait to have an occasion to go back. That being said, the prices are high so this is definitely an occasion location.