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.
Beautiful decor, delicious food (and ample portions!) and attentive waitstaff 650 ft from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We will return.
One of the best Italian restaurants in NYC. Always excellent. While a bit pricey, portions are very generous. Service is professional but friendly.
Excellent service by Cuhangir! Well done
Our first time experiencing Sistina , extremely impressed
Classic Italian fine dining with a comfortable atmosphere. Food was spectacular and well worth the price
If your looking for a upscale experience with a relaxed environment in a beautiful spacious upper east side townhouse , this is the perfect place
Five stars from start to Finnish
Excellent food and wonderful service (John was great!)
Our second time having dinner here. This is a gem and should be taken quite seriously. The level of cuisine is amongst the city’s best. Ambiance is enchanting.
Service at bar was professional and friendly. Food was very good, but could improve price transparency. $25 for a bowl of soup, however good, was excessive and should have been made clear.
"Would you like to smell the seasonal truffles?" "Oh boy! would I!" (deep breath inside the truffle jar) Then I knew I was in a special restaurant. Everything about this eatery is superb. From the gracious wait staff to the food and wine. Don't miss it.
Excellent staff and amazing food. Also loved that it was one block from the Met.
This is a top drawer East side restaurant steps away from the Met Museum. Pricey but worth every penny. Reservations a must. Explore the daily offerings and expect culinary delights.
Outstanding meal with classic Italian dishes and specialties including truffles that were to die for.
We just finished another amazing meal at Sistina. The mushroom soup was quite literally one of the best things we have ever tasted. The restaurant is beautiful and a fantastic oasis of calm on the Upper East Side. Fall salads were incredibly fresh, interesting and delicious. The eggplant parmesan was unbelievable. And the service was professional, friendly and perfect (thank you Cihangir). Sistina is one of the very best restaurants in NY. Every single time.
Food was "meh" (I had vitello tomato which I generally love and my friend had pasta with ragu sauce. The decaf expresso I had at the end was frankly terrible. Atmosphere was ok and service ditto. The best part was how quiet it was. Not much traffic at lunchtime, I guess. Wouldn't go back or recommend it.
Staff seemed a but cranky but it was a holiday. Loved the old school charm of the restaurant. (Brilliant little old couples as well). The food was spot on. Scrambled eggs with excellent white truffle, pastas done just right. Best tiramisu i’ve had in a while.
Don’t go if under age 60
Exceptional food and environment.
I have rarely had such a relaxing and enjoyable meal. We felt welcomed and never rushed. Delightful salad with pears, parmigiana, and arrugula, perfect spaghetti cacio e pepe. I had a little trouble with my veal chop (it seemed to have an extra small bone where it wouldn't usually, plus some bits of cartilage, which made it hard to cut neatly), but my friend loved the veal scaloppine. The deserts were divine. I had chocolate souffle, which I haven't had in a long time, and it was SO marvelous. My friend had the profiteroles, which she said were equally wonderful. Really, everything was pretty perfect except the veal chop which was fine.
Never disappointed. They have a new fall specials with great wines and cocktails “
I had a glass of Brunello with a white truffles fettuccine and a blackberry bourbon cocktail so smooth:)
Stuff was very friendly and welcoming we are definitely coming back
This is a great restaurant:)the food is so fresh . They always have interesting specials and if you are gluten free they offer many options . The wine selection is great. The stuff very attentive
Great place definitely highly recommend
Great food and great staff! Excelent!!
Very nice white table cloth experience.
Excellent service in a nice setting with well prepared offering
Family dinner. Exceptional food. Great experience all around.
I think the waiter is still describing the specials available for the evening. Very impressive.
With the size of menu, attractiveness of food options and amount of unique nightly specials, you & your group could eat differently here for a month and enjoy every night like the first.
Our family of three had an incredible lunch at Sistina. Our server Cihangir went above and beyond to meet all of our requests and provided exceptional service with great attention to detail. Would love to return whenever in town. Excellent food and service.
feels like a european , claasy, great food, good location
Perfect place for a spectacular meal with great service in beautiful surroundings. My favorite uptown.
Absolutely perfect. A true gem.
For the price the food was mediocre at best. I've gone a few times before and it's been better but this time it was not.
Quite simply, the best!
We went to celebrate our anniversary and the food was excellent. I felt that the minute we sat down though they immediately wanted to serve us with water and give us menus which felt like they wanted to get us in and out. Also for such an upscale restaurant the chairs were uncomfortable, basically outdoor chairs. The food was excellent and the presentation were great. Had the feeling of you weren’t a regular basically you were on the back burner. Also very pricey.
Superb in every respect! Loved the restaurant and the food ambiance and Service were spectacular!
Too many wait staff that do not seem to know what to do. English comprehension from them is a problem. Had to constantly look for our host except when he wanted to push our order. Cheese for the pasta was tainted , forgot to bring my second capp , portions so ridiculously small. I woud not go back. Big disappointment.
Love the restaurant! Decor is beautiful. Our server Cihangir was excellent and took good care of us!
Greatest experience ever. “spacing”. And food was amazing! We had homemade pasta with white truffle you feel like you are eating in Piedmont.Sistina is a great place in NYC Definitely highly recommend
A beautiful setting, excellent meal and wonderful service!
As usual, the food was magnificent, the service superb and the ambiance delightful. The team really outdid themselves this time. We were there on opening night on Second Avenue back in 1983 and we have never been disappointed in the 35 years since.
This place is a gem. There is nothing like it. The food is superb and the quality of dining is old school...polite and dignified! This is my go to place for all special occasions .
the chocolate souffle was exceptionally good
Service was very accurate
The food, ambiance and service are outstanding. One of my guests had a very restrictive diet due to health issues. The servers were unfailingly courteous and solicitous and never made her feel uncomfortable. As a result, she had the best dinner in welcoming surroundings she's had in a very, very long time! Bravo Sistina!
As always, great service and excellent food.