What Insiders Are Saying
An import from Nantucket, Sfoglia is one of the few Upper East Side joints that, if transported to downtown, wouldn’t feel out of place.
Very good pasta. Our server was a little odd—hovering too much initially and then disappearing—but otherwise the meal went well.
The waiter treated us like we were eating at a diner. She had about 10 seconds for us when she came to take our order and looked so annoyed if we even hinted at asking a question. The food was pretty yummy but I don’t think I’ll be going back
We have been going to Sfoglia since it first opened.
The food and service are generally v good but I have 2 complaints:
1. The restaurant was once better lit but is now way too dark at dinner. It is ridiculous to need my phone’s flashlight function to read my menu. Also one cannot appreciate the colors and appearance of the food in such dim lighting.
2. $18 for the cocktails is also too high for what is essentially a neighborhood restaurant on Lex in the 90’s.
US visit from abroaf
lovely atmosphere.....good food....neighborhood restaurant and nice, warm bread
we had a great time...nice having a good restaurant around the corner.....
Never disappoints and first time ordered the special tart of the day... peach! I’m still thinking about it!!😋😋
Wonderful atmosphere and service but a little pricey for what it is
Menu needs update, expansion
Chicken dish great but needs sides
Mushroom salad a little oily and small.
However, would dine there again.
All around GREAT! Food is spectacular. My husband is opionated and picky. He thought it was one of the best meals he ever had.
Our waiter, David, according to the bill, made one appearance at the beginning of our meal and one at the end to retrieve the check. Other than that we never saw him. Other people took our order, delivered the food and drinks and otherwise provided us with service. At the end I asked explained to the waiter I was giving most of the tip to the manager because he never came to the table , he had no explanation, no apology, nothing. He just asked if he could remove the remaining dishes on the table at the end of the meal. It was one of the strangest experiences I've ever had at a restaurant. We have dined here at least a dozen times but never had anything like this happen. Very bizarre.
While always a neighborhood favorite, something's gone wrong in the kitchen and with the floor staff. Both pastas and entrees had to be sent back, the waiter disappeared and the manager on duty tried to fix things but also couldn't be found at the end of the evening.
Food as always was outstanding. Always find innovative combinations of the ingredients. Server was knowledgeable and professional. I love the cuisine and try to eat there frequently. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
Have been there several times.Love the ambience.Service is helpful,friendly without being over the top.
Food is delicious,interesting menu.Some of the salad/appetizer portions are small.
Generally,a great neighborhood spot
The food here is incredible. Bolognese, Sea Bass, and Chicken in particular. Never disappoints.
Excellent food in a pretty setting. The staff was a bit too anxious to clear our plates and we had to hold them off a few times but overall they were very lovely in their interactions. Good place to have a conversation and definitely a neighborhood gem.
The food is amazing every time we go!
Cannot wait to go back again
They do not seem to be able to control their noise level.
When we were last there, there was a toddler SHRIEKING the whole time!!!!!
The appetizers and salads are amazing! However, I had the house pasta and it wasn’t anything to write home about...do a different pasta.
We need to dine at Sfoglia more often, we used to be regulars. The menu selection is wonderful, bread is second to none, the torte worth every calorie, the ambiance perfect.
See you soon!
You can’t find better food. We had a peach tart that was the best I’ve ever had.
Second visit, just as impressed as the first . . . definitely will be back on a regular basis
We loved our dinner inn Saturday night. Ambience was great and he food was so fresh!
We got a terrible table in the back when the place was empty
Sometimes going back to an old favorite after a very long time is disappointing, the restaurant can have a miss. But here, it was such a low we will not come back. We were very disappointed, especially as the owner continually talks about its "standards" and then offers a mediocre interpretation of overcooked pasta, with the wrong name, and the assurance of the ignorant. What else, obsequious and pushy waitress (didn't think it was possible at the same time), bland dessert.
Upon recommendation I tried this place and LOVED everything about it! From the food, to the drinks, to the friendly & personable staff - what a great find! Will definitely be back (already have reservations for the weekend) and will most likely become a staple.
Fantastic food and ambiance
Sfoglia is one of my all-time favorites. Marvelous locvore food, genuinely inviting service, and atmosphere that combines beauty with casual charm.
Food was amazing, loved the seasonal menu. Coming here is an experience that we are definitely planning on repeating.
Always reliably great Bologna’s even and lemon chicken- and yummy bread
We loved celebrating our anniversary here and will definitely be back!
We always go to Sfoglia as my parents love their food! I’m not sure if it was an off night (but it was Saturday) however our server was not engaged at all and borderline rude and we were so disappointed! The food is still great but service for us is just as important. Our normal servers weren’t there but it definitely made me not enjoy my dinner as much.
Terrible meal and experience. We ate at Sfoglia Saturday night. We were shown to the worst table in the house. We were told there was no room in the nicer part of the dining room, although they continued to seat new guests there. Our food was terrible and poorly presented in very small plates. I had an appetizer with burrata on crostini. The bread was stale. I had a pasta with shrimp. The shrimp was rubbery and the pasta was tasteless. My sister had a fish that she could not finish. It was one of the worse meals and experiences I have had in NY in a long time.
Always a delightful experience here with wonderful food and service.
I visit Sfoglia every time I come to NY, it’s one of my favorite restaurants. Food is consistently excellent, and the service is personable, professional, and spot-on.
Love the food and the ambiance.
Sfoglia is one of my favorite places in NY
Good simple delicious food. Unobtrusive service. Quiet ambience.
I took my son and his French girlfriend for fine Italian food and it met the bill. Pricey, yes, but definitely worth it. I had veal chop and salad and they had special antipasto and pasta and we were all impressed.
I have been to Sfoglia 3 Times. It’s a quaint little place and the servers are friendly. The food is good, small menu, and it’s a great pre-92nd street Y dinner!
Very overpriced for a tasty, but not brilliant, meal. Service not great, especially for the price tag.
It is a perfect place to go until 6:30.
Then the noise level rises to an uncomfortable level.
The service and quality of food was delightful . You knew as soon as you tried the fabulous bread that you were in for something special