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.
Very good Italian food and wine. Beautiful classical interior w modern art. Wait staff pleasant and knowledgeable. One small criticism. The Chef presented a complementary appetizer which I was unable to enjoy because of gluten intolerance which was mentioned at the time of the booking. The dish was taken away. It would have been the mark of a great restaurant to have made an adjustment. Still an overall enjoyable experience.
My favorite restaurant for more than 50 years. Never disappoints; proprietor Giuseppi Bruno an old friend by now!
Downside: Table jammed in a corner. Very noisy neighbors. Price of wines over the top.
Upside: Food and presentation, as always excellent. Food very good. Service excellent.
This was my second time at the restaurant for dinner and my experiences could not be more different. This time the staff was overbearing, it was clear they wanted us out as soon as possible. We kept asking for a few minutes to take a look at the drink list and then menu but a new waiter would pop up every 30 seconds to ask for our order. The food was mediocre to say the least. Zucchini flower was tasteless and the rabbit was tough. They also did not give us the complementary sweets at the end of our meal. Although I don’t know if those only come with a dessert order?
Always amazing food, service, ambiance! One of my absolute favorites!
This was our 2nd time visiting Sistina and it was a different experience from our 1st visit but every bit as good. We'll be back again.
beautiful restaurant, innovative menu, attentive service.
A delightful find near the Metropolitan Museum of Art...Sistina has two rooms - a lovely, light-filled garden room and a darker, more intimate front room. I suspect it does not matter where you are seated, since the food and service are exceptional and can be enjoyed from all locations.
The mussels appetizer was large enough for sharing - a the sauce the perfect accompaniment to the various breads. The pastas were well-prepared and the dessert (a pistachio profiterole) is worth a trip.
This was my first visit to the restaurant, and I look forward to returning.
SUPERB ON EVERY LEVEL - food, service, ambiance. Sistina is a true first class dining experience without being pretentious. I honestly believe that this is how service and restaurants should be . Absolutely the best in NYC
One of the best restaurants located in Upper East Side. Great wine selections, delicious food , and a great service . Will be back!
An unqualified success! We loved everything about our evening at Sistina and look forward to returning soon.
Greatest experience ever. “spacing”. And food was amazing! Definitely highly recommend
We had the most beautiful evening. It was our anniversary and we could not have picked a more perfect place. Everything was good the food delicious I had white asparagus with mushrooms and Parmesan cheese for main course we share prime age rib-eye steak for two phenomenal . Service and wine was perfect.Thank you! We definitely coming back
Everything was wonderful. Only negative would be the very aggressive mark ups on the wine. I am used to 2x retail but some Napa wines looked closer to 4x or more.
Food was fine.
Nice place with great location.
Service can be approved a little bit.
Welcome was warm, our server knowledgeable and lovely. In passing we mentioned it was our anniversary and a lovely plate with happy anniversary written was how our ordered dessert was presented.
The food was plentiful, served exactly as requested and someone was always on top of filling our water or asking if we needed anything, without being annoying. We will go back for a special occasion.
Excellent good and service but very overpriced .
A memorable lunch with old friends. Couldn't have been a better experience.
I would definitely recommend Sistina for dinner.The staff was very attentive .The food was amazing and the atmosphere couldn’t be better .We had baked oysters for appetizers my friend ordered pasta with morels mushrooms I had Wild King Salmon great food
Definitely will back soon
Food and service fantastic. A bit loud
The pasta dishes were phenomenal. Get truffles shaved over pasta great wine and great service
We were out with dear friends for dinner. Sistina is beautiful. The service attentive, and the food delicious.
Excellent food, especially those white asparagus with morels mushrooms and black truffles . Fun energetic ambiance and a great service . Of course a great wine list. Good for a celebration highly recommended
Sistina has great food and service. Outstanding, we will definitely coming back.
Know it well, always a superb experience, whether for a special occasion or a Sunday night last-minute dinner
The food and service was incredible! So glad we came!
Wonderful place in the neighborhood!!
Love all the pretty flowers they have in the spring and summer!
Sistina is truly a fantastic restaurant. My first time there but for sure won't be the last. The food at Sistina is just amazing! Each dish is made of fresh and marvelous ingredients - with perfect seasoning and presentation. The service was just perfect, great timing on service , attentive but invisible , always gracious. The wine list is carefully curated and their desserts were delicious. Loved it!
Sistina remains one of my favorite special occasion restaurant. It provides outstandingly delicious and beautifully presented food and attentive but not obtrusive service in a lovely brownstone setting. My one quibble is the $18 price for a side order of Brussels sprouts.
Wonderful food, amazing service , great place to
have lunch. Highly reccomend this place .
Amazing experience at Sistina! Really good food ambiance and great service . Highly recommend this place
Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Expensive but excellent all around. Lovely for special occasions.
I ordered "medium' veal chop and received "well done" but did not complain, except now you are asking
generally wonderful svce and ambience and pricey
Delicious meal and the ambiance was lovely! Our servers were so kind and made sure our experience was perfect!!
We have been going to Sistina since it opened on the UES and have never been disappointed.
The owner Giuseppe might not be the friendliest person in the restaurant business how ever he over sees every little detail to make sure your dining experience is excellent.
BEWARE! This restaurant is not welcoming to WOMEN ONLY patrons! Arrived there with my mother and adult daughter to celebrate my mother's completion of cancer treatment. We were the first patrons to arrive at the restaurant and were seated at the rear of the restaurant next to the kitchen and waiter’s staging table. When asked if we could be seated elsewhere, we were told that EVERY table had already been requested! When they presented the feature wine of the day, I asked what kind of wine it was and was actually told it was, "Italian". We initially tried to leave a review and the restaurant attempted to prevent us from doing so by deleting our reservation. We requested open table to reinstate (thank you!) My media savvy daughter opted to find another restaurant nearby and we found a much much better place to enjoy before our broadway show. This place is too stuffy and unwelcoming to half of the population. Do not return without your male escort!!!
I am very passionate about Italian food and everything was delicious. Slightly pricey but worth it very satisfied we recommend this place for special occasions
food service and wine were all excellent.we love this place and try to go when we're in town. We brought friends who had not been before and they loved it too. Also, there's a great wine list! And a lot of good specials definitely we will back soon sistina is now our favorite spot
Delicious Food, Great Service- could not be better....