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Sistina

4.8
320 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon-Fri 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Dinner: Sunday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 861-7660
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Giuseppe Bruno
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Madison and Fifth Ave
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Parking details
The closest parking garage is located on 80th st. between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue.
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Public transit
the local 6 train stops at 77th street and Lexington Ave
the 4,5 & 6 trains stop at 86th street and Lexington Ave
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 320 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Every dish especially tasty and artfully presented.
A perfectly scripted dinner

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Perfect place for lunch. Very quiet and lots of natural light in the back room. Expensive, but good food!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Too noisy and very expensive

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic meal!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Exquisite menu and wine selection. Every dish is served to perfection. We’ve never had a papardelle so good.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was a fantastic experience for an anniversary dinner. The wait staff was very accommodating at every moment and the meals were delicious.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Sistina is expensive but one of the few restaurants in New York which is worth every single penny. We had a very special evening there on Friday night and the food was essentially flawless. Perfectly prepared, great ingredients, and very special presentation but not over the top or fussy in any way. We had petite strawberries from Malaga and delicious vegetarian appetizers with fantastic entrees. There were literally 20 things on the menu which I would have been delighted to order. The amuse-bouche was a bit lacking and ordinary which was a bit of a surprise. I would go back often and would feel very comfortable taking any family member or client to dinner there.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent. Giuseppe is a master —- the chicken and sausage —- which has been on the menu for a long time was still outstanding. The salmon entree and the steak were done exactly right and the langostino was great.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always a delight Anytime Im in town Im there Cant wait until my next visit

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I used to go to their location on 2nd ave years ago, and the food and service was consistently impeccable.

I was blown away by their new location. Great atmosphere and wonderful staff (They really went the extra mile to make our anniversary experience memorable). We can't thank the whole staff enough!

I am still dreaming about how amazing the food and the off-menu items we ordered were beyond splendid.

As it has been years since we were last at their 2nd ave location, Giuseppe(Owner) not only recognized us, but he made us feel like we didn't skip a beat. We felt like family

HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend for a special occasion or simply just an amazing meal.

Thank you and we will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Old world elegance, superb customer service, and the food and portions were worth every cent. By far, the most wonderful dining experience this trip. Can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was very good, the waiters are friendly. We had one bottle of California wine, each had an appetizer and pasta for the main course to keep the cost down. Regardless, we ended up with a high bill of $245 per couple without the tip. So, if you don't care about spending your money you will get great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, always a pleasure to dine here.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Outstanding on all counts. Rather pricey - especially the wine list. But if you know this going in, you will not be disappointed with the value received

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Hands down my favourite part of our trip. Incredible food, outstanding service and amazing ambience. So glad we found this gem!!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent Dining in NYC for every occasion, awesome service and great Food !!!😀

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food, service and ambiance excellent and way above other restaurants.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

One of the best steaks I have ever had.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellently run restaurant, with top quality products.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Fantastic Restaurant with great service

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Sistina has something for everyone, whether you're a meat lover, pasta lover, seafood lover; want the regular menu or the day's specials. And the specials are extensive! When we ate there they had tiny strawberries imported from Spain. They were pricey but quite delicious! The wine list was also extensive. Although we have visited quite a few wine regions we enjoyed discussing wines with the sommelier. He did not try to "up-sell" us, but was genuinely interested in what we liked. My husband and I were enjoying a few days in the city and this was our first night's dinner to get our trip off to a "special start".... and it did!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great restaurant in a beautiful building. The food was delicious. There are alot of specials to choose from in addition to the menu. Price point is on the higher end . Good for a special occasion. Very extensive wine list although the prices are all on the higher end.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was top rate. Best restaurant we have been to in NY.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Giovanni gave us exceptional service.
I would definitely return to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Fantastic Good, very creative menu. Beautiful decor and terrific wine list. What more could you ask for? Try fresh oysters homemade pastas are amazing

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

A great neighbourhood gem. Excellent service, amazing menu and specials and wine list.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Wonderful food, excellent service and beautiful restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Excellent service and food
Extensive menu

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

One of my very favorite restaurants in NYC.
Food and service are impeccable!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Old world service at its very best. Top notch food in a beautiful space.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

My husband and I love Sistina!! Everything about it is wonderful!! The service is great and the food is amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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