Sistina

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$31 to $50
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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.

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 sistina@sistinany.com 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.


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AbrahamLincoln
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience and good food. Perfect place for a Sunday lunch.

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vipNasty
Las Vegas
38 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and attention to detail

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ajc1
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipbrycef
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Elegant dining room in back room and wonderful artwork. Impeccable service. Food is very good.

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vipjaja
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG!!! THE BEST!!! Food was outstanding and Caesar was the best server and so friendly. Will definitely come back!!’

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipSusan
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in ny

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vipJasper
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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.

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vipLynn
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dinner. Food and service were the best!

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vipStace
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipJimNYC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipsanta32claus
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always food excellent, service excellent..dinner at bar so good with B, the bartender and server..make sure to dine here

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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)

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vipCruella
Dallas
118 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

メトロポリタンミュージアムの帰りに寄りました。
とても素敵やお店に、場違いだったなとも思いましたが、店員さんも心得ていて入りやすかったです。
子連れではなかなか入りにくい雰囲気でしたので、この機会に来られて良かったです。

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious food. More selections than I expected. Amazing flavor,Another good experience from the start to the end We really enjoyed

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vipbirds2go
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipAnnaE
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try Sistina and you will feel yourself back to Italy. Very tasty and authentic food, beautiful place, good service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was great with wonderful service and great food but very expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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vipsanta32claus
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There aren't many places you can go to get quality Italian food. This is one of the Best.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipMeaghanH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipmichaelw
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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vipgreatfind
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a surprising Discovery for us! Amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely an amazing experience. The food was only out done by the service. All around incredible, we will be back! A must!