I love this place. One of my new favorites. If not my most favorite. The people were great and friendly. The owner greeted us and walked us to our table. The servers were fantastic and I ate sooooo well. Had an amazing date. My girl loved it. We are recommending it to everyone and will be back multiple times.
Fantastic Good, very creative menu. Beautiful decor and terrific wine list. What more could you ask for? Try fresh oysters homemade pastas are amazing
Beautiful restaurant. Unique food preparation, large selection. So many great appetizers. Chocolate tarte with coffee ice cream was one of the best. Saturday night rather bustling with energy. Nice long bar to have quiet drink, separated from dining room.
Excellent. Surely among the very best on the Upper East Side. Expensive, but no more than other more or less similar restaurants. Huge menu plus some dozen specials recited without notes by a server. What we had was very good; whether the other items on the menu are too, we'll let you know after another fifteen or twenty visits. Huge wine list; good value in wines by the glass. Apparently fine bar -- take a person many visits to be sure, no? Treat yourselves.
The food was fabulous. The service very professional and courteous. Overall, a fantastic experience, as always.
the food is the best Italian food in NYC! service was friendly and not over attentive, but right on cue when you needed them. Guisseppe Bruno is a master of creating incredibly crafted dishes in both flavor and presentation...he holds back nothing and you finish only wanting more! oh, what a wine list for the oenophile...rare vintages and classic Italian producers!
A great neighbourhood gem. Excellent service, amazing menu and specials and wine list.
Wonderful food, excellent service and beautiful restaurant.
What a wonderful experience we had with Giancarlo! So attentive and so helpful, he really made our dinner special. I was treating my parents to an authentic italian meal, and he was able to speak to them in Italian and talk about shared experiences in Italy. I can’t say enough about him/the service overall. The food was incredible, served in a timely manner and portions were generous. Thank you to all the staff who made our dinner amazing!
Excellent service and food
One of my very favorite restaurants in NYC.
Food and service are impeccable!
Old world service at its very best. Top notch food in a beautiful space.
An excellent dining experience - great food - fresh, impeccably prepared. Excellent service from John Carlo - understated perfection - no need went unanticipated. Bravo to the entire team.
Was absolutely impressed with everything at this restaurant. It is set in a beautiful space, refined . elegant with ample space between tables to maintain a great level of intimacy. Wait staff was very attentive , informed and helpful without being intrusive. The daily specials were outstanding and really provided additional options . Food was simply outstanding. Prepared simply but elegantly with great craftsmanship and care. Excellent wine list. If you want to celebrate a special occasion or person or simply want a fine meal in a beautiful setting you must go here.
My husband and I love Sistina!! Everything about it is wonderful!! The service is great and the food is amazing!
We've gone here for Valentine's Day each of the past few years and love this place. The food, drinks, service and ambiance are spectacular!
A charming restaurant in a Townhouse on the UES. The service was well above average, very attentive, but not stuffy. The food was excellent. Yes, some of the dishes were expensive as you might expect in this neighborhood, but several of the pastas were quite fairly priced. The wine list was expensive and extensive, but there were some at a more affordable price. Many locals were call it a nice neighborhood spot, but I would say for many it would fit into the category for a special occasion.
Wonderful in every respect. Food, service, attentiveness, decor.
From the ambiance to the food to the service, Sistina gets an absolutely outstanding rating. The wait staff is friendly and available to make recommendations. The food was amazing. The place is beautiful. We had a wonderful time and would return in a heartbeat.
Sistina offers some of the best food on the upper eastside. Tucked away in a townhouse the dining rooms are beautiful, service is excellent and everything we ordered - from the appetizers, to pasta, fish to desserts was great.
Service, which is generally good and unobtrusive, was marred by a supercilious maitre d’ who recited the specials as if he were speaking to someone who just drive in from the farm. Then the sommelier refused to acknowledge that a wine was off. We used to love this place but there are too many other choices to waste another visit here.
Sublime as usual. Can't say enough good things - wish it were MY local neighborhood spot!
Our anniversary (Jan 28) dinner was excellent!
Service very good and considerate. the ambience and atmosphere of Sistina is beautiful.
Add to that the kindness and consideration of the staff that presented us with a delicious and beautifully Anniversary cake designed just for us!
Sistina is on our list of repeat culinary experiences!
Great food and great service ... all in a beautiful space.
NYC dining does not get any bette.
Very friendly staff, specially the hostess.
Great Branzino and the best tiramisu in NYC !!
I requested, and received, a quiet dining location, for a birthday date. We were given that and more. The service , food, ambiance and helpful wonderful staff made the night A wonderful experience. We were literally the last diners to leave the restaurant at midnight and we would have stayed longer if allowed, though no one asked us to leave! Thank You Sistina and all staff!!
I shall return! Doug
Excellent Italian cuisine. Salt crusted sea bass was outstanding, so was all the seafood and pasta! Service was also very good and they had many seasonal specials. An upper east side neighborhood gem.
Fabulous ambiance! Delicious food! Royal treatment!
The location as well as the ambiance are superb. Food was incredible and service impeccable. I can’t say enough about this restaurant. Definitely plan on going back.
I’ve booked tables for two and tables for twenty at Sistina, and the dining experience is always superb!
We absolutely love coming here. Between the ambience, the food, and the wonderful owner and his staff it has become one of our favorite spots in manhattan. Highly recommend!
Overall a very positive experience.
Pretty place average food and poor value for the money.
Perfect and complete dining experience. From the warm welcome to an embarrassment of choices to the finest ingredients prepared to perfection and played artfully. All complemented by friendly professional service.
The restaurant is perfect in every way. The space is very classy and the waitstaff is more than accomodating.
Fantastic menu and wonderful food.
Wonderful service and food presentation and preparation!
Great food and service. I think that they should give prices when they read specials Sommelier was excellent.
Excellent but TOO MANY SPECIALS!
We were celebrating a birthday. The bar was small but inviting and the bartender "B" was very good.
The only complaint we would have is TOO MANY OFF MENU SPECIALS! It was overwhelming. I asked the captain to take a break; after 5-6 minutes, he had only gotten thru antipasto specials. If they are going to have that many "specials" (20+), make a separate specials menu. Everything we ate was off the specials
The risotto with shaved white truffles was outstanding, as were the the rabbit and the venison.
We would definitely return to Sistina.
Delicious dinner as always ! Service is excellent. We love it!
Excellent food, as usual, and an energetic crowd. Service on this occasion, was atypically rushed. Still, a fine evening!