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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.
CANCELATION: For parties of 5 and over we require credit card information to make the reservation. If you wish you cancel your reservation, please send a cancelation email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Very nice outdoor experience, attentive service, great food, especially the duck special. Not cheap, but ok price to value. Waited 15 minutes for table, but overall very much ch recommended.
Great food, great service, beautiful place....but expensive! Amazing wine list but incredibly pricey - it pretty much starts at $200 and goes up very rapidly from there
Love the outdoor space
Most wonderful restaurant in New York City. Food is superb! Service is excellent! We had an amazing evening sitting outside. It was like being in Italy, but much better!!
a quick adjustment to outdoor eating worked very well for Sistina. a big benefit is 81st street which is relatively quiet with not a lot of traffic. Service was great. Food good. But it is no bargain.
The outdoor street side seating changes the entire atmosphere of the street. I hope it can stay post Covid!
Thank you Pieter for your kind review. We hope too!
Nice ambience and good food. Perfect place for a Sunday lunch.
Excellent service and attention to detail
Lovely dining experience. Excellent food. Nice space between the tables. Feels like an Italian (whatever the Italian word is for) chateau.
The restaurant felt a little noisy, possibly because there are no soft services to absorb the sound. The wine prices are a bit over the top.
Elegant dining room in back room and wonderful artwork. Impeccable service. Food is very good.
OMG!!! THE BEST!!! Food was outstanding and Caesar was the best server and so friendly. Will definitely come back!!’
Everything was great! Food service! I had white asparagus with black truffles Long Island duck and bomboloni Fresh food , great service and fair prices . I will be back .
Went here as a post Valentine’s Day dinner. The UES townhouse venue was beautiful, food was delicious, service was impeccable. I don’t know how this place doesn’t have a Michelin.
A beautiful dining experience. Lovely floral arrangements, dining rooms - we sat by the big window overlooking the garden - added to a great evening. The staff was extremely attentive and efficient. The food was wonderful - from preparation to presentation. It is pricey - not an everyday place. But for a special occasion, it can't be beat. Can't wait to go back!
Best food in ny
This restaurant only cares about their regular customers. We were greeted very puzzled when we said we were early for our reservation and would have a drink at the bar which every restaurant always encourages. They told us we had to sit at the very end. As we were closing out our bar bill we had to witness a fight between the barmaid and a waiter. She never said Thank you, I am sorry I tipped her. The food was okay but over priced. I never mind paying for good food and good service but the service was not good. Most of the time they forgot about us because they were all over two or three tables of regulars. We live in the tri state area and frequent NYC restaurants all the time. We were treated like we crashed a private party. We ordered apps, an expensive bottle of wine, entrees and desserts. After we finished our dessert and the table was all cleared, we timed that we sat with just waters in front of for 20 minutes with no one acknowledging us. We finally had to ask for the check. Never again.
Incredible dinner. Food and service were the best!
extremely professional and friendly staff --from our greeting at the door to staff clearing the table and everyone in between. Food was outstanding. A little noisy but that may have been due to a large party behind us.
Amazing! One of the most enjoyable meals I've had. New twists on familiar dishes help (e.g. sea urchin instead of clams) prepared to perfection. Terrific service and a huge wine list helped complete the experience. A fabulous date night or special occasion restaurant (both tables next to us had birthdays), I loved it. I plan to go back soon.
As always food excellent, service excellent..dinner at bar so good with B, the bartender and server..make sure to dine here
Restaurant Forgot the two birthdays we had told them about 😢. Never asked, never brought candles, anything. Was with my Dad ( turning 93) and my husband ( turning 71)
Lovely spot near the Met that is a neighborhood restaurant with authentic food and many great choices. Everything was very fresh and the specials were delicious: artichoke soup, veal stew and wild striped bass w spinach and mushrooms. Don’t miss the profiteroles with pistachios and homemade chocolate sauce! Professional and warm service. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.
Great service. Delicious food. More selections than I expected. Amazing flavor,Another good experience from the start to the end We really enjoyed
Very elegant dining room. Service superb. Food is good but not superb given the price. However, I would return because it was such an enjoyable experience.
Try Sistina and you will feel yourself back to Italy. Very tasty and authentic food, beautiful place, good service.
perfection Great food, great service
The ossobuco was outstanding. As was the gnocchi . The pasta is made in house and was
Cooked as perfection Can’t wait to go back
Restaurant was great with wonderful service and great food but very expensive.
The dining experience overall was very good. The food was superb, although the waiter attending us was a bit rude when we asked some doubts regarding the menu.
New Year's Eve is always fun and festive at this lovely upper east side restaurant..food is always amazing..try the risotto with truffles or the osso bucco
There aren't many places you can go to get quality Italian food. This is one of the Best.
Sistina is the perfect place for any occasion. The service is impeccable. The food is outstanding… Beyond outstanding. You are made to feel like part of the family when you dine there. Such a beautiful and special place! We cannot wait to go back!
They always have outstanding food, outstanding service and a great ambiance. Their Christmas decorations were very tasteful. One of the top restaurants in NYC and UES
Beautiful setting and excellent service. The list of specials is endless. It was hard to pick what to have because everything sounded wonderful. A foodie friend recommended the zucchini flower appetizer. It was perfection. Overall, an excellent place for a special dinner worthy of a special celebration.
Over the top dining experience. A not to be missed NYC treat. Giovanni was delightful in serving us. One of the most beautiful dining rooms I’ve enjoyed worldwide and the food is over the top. We will be back!!!
What a surprising Discovery for us! Amazing
Absolutely an amazing experience. The food was only out done by the service. All around incredible, we will be back! A must!
Overall a superb place. Classy. Excellent service. Great food. A delight
A sophisticated experience from start to finish.
Truly delightful experience.
Sistina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 861-7660.
Sistina is rated 4.8 stars by 738 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.