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
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
outstanding in all respects. World class wine list--especially Italian wines.
Sistina is superb restaurant, but not without its faults the night we dined there. The service was spotty. Asked for a cocktail three times before it appeared. Nothing more frustrating than to hear “yes, right way” and then have to ask two more times. The food was fantastic, my halibut was a tad dry, I’m picky about my fish, I overlooked that because the flavors were outstanding. This was a very expensive dinner. Very. Go with eyes and wallet wide open.
Dined here over Labor Day weekend at lunch time. The restaurant is adorable!!! Charming interior. The service was excellent! Our server John was awesome. The pasta dishes are delicious. Great wine list.
Lots of wonderful menu selections to choose from.
Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was excellent.
Good food and lots of options and on top of that they will cook anything you want! The service is good too and you can actually have a conversation and hear everyone at your table speaking! I highly recommend This restaurant.
Great place, our new hot spot! If you want great Italian food come here.
Wonderful experience from service to food.
Beautiful restaurant with excellent food and ambience. Wonderful pastas and wine list.
This place was amazing. Most amazing fresh pasta in NYC.
A quiet gem on the Eastside near the Met. Perfect lunch break from the museum bustle. Quality food reminscent of Italy. Reservation a must.
Wow what a place it's me second time in Sistina and everything was wonderful food , service and very nice stuff this is the place to be i will always go back to Sistina thanks for everything 👍
Wait staff went above and beyond! Food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back.
We had a wonderful meal and esp loved the service and ambiance. I’m particular, Caesar was a great server- so friendly, interesting, and attentive! The experience had a real neighborhood feel, in a beautiful setting. We will be back!!
The food at Sistina was great. The service was wonderful. Nevertheless, I won't go back. The noise was unbearable. We would taste a dish, be overwhelmed by the tastes -- the tomato and watermelon soup with cheese and pesto, an extraordinary grain salad, perfect orecchiette, and a chocolate soufflé that was second only to Dovetail's. The Manhattan and the martini were perfection. (The 2015 chianti was undrinkable but after complaining three times, they only charged us for two glasses. I only had two or three sips of my glass.) The incessant noise made it impossible to enjoy our meal. I hear that things are quieter at lunch. I don't care. I'm not going back.
Went here based on the stellar reviews on opentable. Beautiful room. Will say I was very disappointed. There nothing I despise more than a waitstaff that lacks opinions. When asking for recommendations from 2 different servers told everything delicious. We love a good cold seafood salad for an appetizer. Thought at $32 this would be top notch. This is simple concept very fresh seafood, simple dressing. Unfortunately the salad while full of various items it was extremely fishy. Everything from the shrimp to the calamari was off and a day or 2 beyond fresh. It was a Saturday night so there was no excuse. The pasta bolognese was delicious and ravioli fine but not special. Will not be back.
The service is attentative, but not stuffy. A pretty dining room with not to many bad table locations.
The food is excellent, though the specials list is so long that it hard to remember them all. A list would be helpful. The noise level can be high, but not terrible. It is generally a well heeled, but older crowd.
Great food. Just wish I was not suffering from gout!
Excellent food, service and venue! Highly recommend!
Great food. Unfortunately, only one server for 20 diners.
Awful noise level
Second visit to this restaurant. First time the service was impeccable. This time, possibly due to it being a busy Saturday evening, service was not what one would expect from this type of restaurant.
Excellent evening the food and wine were superb all of the staff was extremely attentive and friendly. Wonderful place we will definitely be back and would highly recommend.
One of the best place to have a wonderful time everything was great food, service, and the best wine list we will be back
The food and service were excellent. Beautiful room and a great choice for lunch or dinner on the UES.
we dined at Sistina twice within the month. Each time the food and service were outstanding. There are so many great specials that you need not review the menu. The decor is beautiful. The one issue is the noice--its a bit loud on a Sat night--but still gets 5 stars
One of the nicest dining experiences of my life. From start to finish,the service was impeccable and the food was exquisite. Definitely coming back
Service great and attentive
They accommodate you if you have special or specific needs
A bit pricy but worth it !
Wonderful place. Would go again in a heartbeat!
Service and food outstanding.
One of the best Italian restaurants I have experienced. Great food, good wine selection and superv service. Always a good recommendation and definitively to be repeated
A beautiful restaurant in a lovely and convenient-to-the-Met location. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable (thank you, Renzo, for your wine recommendations!), the service, impeccable, the food delicious and beautifully presented, and the ambience relaxed yet elegant.
VERY DISAPPOINTING. Went for birthday dinner and it was awful. Been there before and great, wondering what happened? Food was terrible, pasta sticky and dry. Wine was ridiculous overpriced. Dessert presentation was berries on a silver tray but was presented in grocery plastic. picture this, raspberries, strawberries in their original cartons with Driscol brand carton presentation. Pushy service for add ons. I would give this a zero.
Outstanding as ever! A long standing patron for years and never ceases to amaze. Quality of cuisine and level of service is impeccable. Perfetto!
Used to dine at this location when it was “Crown” (French Restaurant). Ambiance and atmosphere is beautiful, lovely place to dine. Their wine list is second to none in the city, impeccable list.