Sistina

4.8
817 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Sistina restaurant, one of the most highly rated Italian restaurants in New York City, has been impressing its sophisticated clientele for almost 30 years. Host/owner/chef Giuseppe Bruno, the Zagat Survey's "Host of the Year", is responsible for every aspect of his restaurant, from greeting his devoted patrons, to preparing special meals and dishes upon request.

To keep guests safe we have installed an air purification system for indoors.

CANCELLATION POLICY: For all reservations we require credit card information. If you wish to cancel your reservation, please contact us, sistina@sistinany.com or at (212) 861.7660, a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Failure to notify the restaurant in a timely fashion will result in a $50 cancelation fee per person in the group.

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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 817 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWeekenddiner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not worth the price or trip. Very expensive for mediocre food and VERY expensive wine.

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vipsandyb
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were in an outside space so the noise level was very low. Everything was delicious and really enjoyed the experience. Even outside, it was warm enough. We would definitely come back!

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walker
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding food and service. The list of specials alone is worth the visit.

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mema
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

we were outside and it was cold but the staff brought us pillows to put on the chairs and blankets...the food was very good and the staff was so kind.. i will go back after Covid and try indoor....

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Effie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a beautiful spot with great food. Everything was delicious and service was great. We ate outside and it was quite warm with the heat lamps.

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viprenatarp
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this Italian place! so legit!
The service is amazing and the food outstanding, also the scenario is so chic! Totally recommend it:)

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vipbmaguide
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious outdoor lunch near the Met Museum. Sardine appetizer, Sicilian red mullet & a pasta dish plus dessert: chocolate & a Baba rum. On the expensive side for lunch.

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Matt
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall a good experience - classic Italian cuisine on the pricier side. Tried a sea urchin & calamari pasta special and was not impressed - lacked flavor and the consistency was a bit off. The classic pasta dish with tomato and mozzarella was much more flavorful. Wine was very good!

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EkaterinaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed very much! Will definitely be back. Delicious food, beautiful unique decor.

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vipKGB1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outside dining in February is not easy. Food and service wonderful. Food came out super hot which helped a lot. It would help if the cocktail menu included hot drinks and they offered blankets. Otherwise, a wonderful dining experience.

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JonathanN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food although very pricy. Great wine selection as well. Outdoor seating was comfortable.

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vipKirkS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

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SFNY
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside for lunch. Tables nicely spaced, staff was professional, and food was delicious.

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viptsnyc
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around!

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vipFrenchie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Should have said you could have scallops with no truffles, would have liked option our guest removed them. $75?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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vipKennethB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed food and service. More heating is definitely needed like other local restaurants have to keep customers warm. Also tent should reach the ground and seal to help eliminate wind and drafts

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vipromih
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best angel hair pomodoro in the city. All the food is delicious. Service is wonderful and the outdoor setting is fantastic

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LTNdtla
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and cozy despite the winter outdoor dining challenges. And very pretty.

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Cafreen
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great outdoor experience despite the cold, and the breaded portobello mushroom appetizer was warming. Pasta was toothsome and veal was delicious; grateful to the som for his suggestions on pairings.

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vipChrisS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with amazing service!

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vipMWCNY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always even with COVID restriction!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great ambience, truffle dishes were really good! Outdoor seating was heated very well. Highly recommend this place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience, excellent food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I don’t want to add more

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality and taste were excellent. We had the zucchini flowers, pasta threpanese and Branzino in salt which was wonderfull.
Only the Papa Noel dessert was not so good - We personally didn’t like it.

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BethD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary service, food and ambiance .
So thankful to have Sistina nearby...

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Cynthia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A completely beautiful dining room. Food is outstanding, served by true professionals on gorgeously elegant dinnerware. A true dining experience.

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vipbmaguide
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, very large selection of interesting dishes, outdoor dining was fine. Looking forward to eating inside their beautiful dining room. Attentive service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience.

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vipAnnaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

beautiful setting with fantastic food and service

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vipLudyB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was fresh and well presented. Fish was salty and ordered a "meh" chocolate fondant for $25, so not worth it. Service was overall good (friendly & knowledgeable) but slow, and not as pro-active as I expected for what I had pre-qualified as fine dining (?) ~ best recommendation is for staff to get in tuned with diner (since many may go there to enjoy an occasion). I was there for good food (in/out type of mindset - and did mention this to the server). Had to request for heaters to be turned on, as I finally deemed my state to be uncomfortably cold (after one hour & 2nd course was just about to arrive). The hostess was lovely, but the phone ringing volume, so loud! Overall, a good dining experience, but I was expecting much better.

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vipNyfoodie
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Linguine was perfection

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vipLindaE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to enjoy one of the last warm evenings in NY. It was our first experience at Sistina. Food and service impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Salmon was ok and the fish special was ok. Disappointing and far more expensive than it was worth.

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vipkareno
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food at Sistina is wonderful. It's just too bad that the service falls so far short.

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JohnM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent considering the efforts that had to be made to create a safe environment during the early reopening for indoor dining - the menu and service can't be beat.

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vipDrewS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Eclectic and well executed menu, very interesting choices superbly prepared. Service was initially a bit pushy but quickly became gracious and very hospitable. Highly recommended.

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vipVerityB
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing except the maitre d who was pretty rude - but all other staff charming and best food I’ve had in a long time

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vipNYCLA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food not as good as normal

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sistina using the Order Online button. Sistina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 861-7660.

Sistina is rated 4.8 stars by 817 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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