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'Cesca

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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ANTIPASTI‏
$12
Zuppa Del Giorno
Daily Soup
$14
Cavolfiori Fritti
Tempura fried cauliflower, spicy aioli
$14
Bruschetta
Ricotta, marinated white anchovies, confit cherry tomatoes & basil
$24
Polipo
Grilled Mediterranean octopus, grilled zucchini, fava beans, shallots, mint vinaigrette
$18
Buratta
Creamy Apulian mozzarella, apple sage puree, prosciutto di parma, crushed pistachio di bronte
$16
Carciofi
Artichoke hearts, basil coulis, shaved Parmiggiano
$18
Ostriche
1/2 dz East & West Coast oyster selection
$17
Pepata di Cozze
Mussels, garlic, parsley & sambuca
$22
Crudo Di Tonno
Yellowfin tuna sashimi style, pickled red onion, lemon infused olive oil, microgreens
$21
Tartara Di Salmone
Faroe salmon tartare, sturgeon caviar, avocado, ponzu & microgreens
INSALATE
$14
"Caesar" Lacinato
Organic baby kale, focaccia crostini, caesar dressing
$15
Rughetta & Arance
Organic baby arugula, orange pulp, fennel & Gaeta olives
$15
Insalata alla Sarda
Tomato, cucumber, pane carasau, vidalia onion, oregano & fresh basil
$14
Misticanza di Verdure
Boston lettuce, mesclun, pistachio, mustard citrus vinaigrette
PRIMIT PIATTI‏
Appetizer Portion Available
$29
Tagliatelle alla Bolognese
Classic veal and beef ragout
$38
Risotto ai Aragosta
Maine lobster, fava beans, cherry tomatoes & lobster sauce
$29
Linguine alla Vongole
Manila clams,‏ heirloom grape tomatoes, zucchini "brunoise"
$27
Ravioli di Spinaci
Handmade spinach spinach filled pasta, butter and sage
$29
Toretelli ai Funghi
Mushroom filled pasta, black truffle cream, shaved Grana
$27
Pappardelle con Zucca
Butternut squash & sage butter sauce
$29
Bucatini alla Amatriciana
Guanciale cured pork jowl, crushed plum tomato sauce, vidalia onions
SECONDI DI PESCE
$42
Roasted Halibut
Eggplant caponata
$Market
Pesce alla Brace
Always fresh, grilled whole fish(rotating selection)
$37
Capesante
Seared day boat jumbo sea scallops, cauliflower puree, mushrooms ragu, fava beans
$37
Tonno
Sesame crusted and seared yellowfin tuna steak, arugula, cannellini beans, Campari tomatoes
$34
Salmone
Grilled Faroe Island salmon fillet, caramelized fennel, Gaeta olives, roasted plum tomatoes, sun-choke puree
SECONDI DI CARNE‏
$48
Ossobuco di Vitello
Saffron risotto‏ & fall vegetables
$39
Bistecca
16oz black angus sirloin steak, truffle fries, mache salad
$29
Pollo
Yellow polenta, fontina cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, demi-glaze
$44
Grilled Lamb Chops
Eggplant and sweet & sour sauce
$32
Fiorentina di Maiale
Berkshire pork porterhouse, broccoli rabe & cannellini beans
$37
Anatra
Duck leg confit, seared duck breast, butternut squash puree, grilled zucchini & duck demiglace
CONTORNI "FARM TO TABLE SIDES"
$12
Creamy Spinach
$12
Sautéed Broccoli Rabe
$10
Crispy Brussel Sprouts
$11
Tuscan truffle herbed fries
$9
Yellow polenta with fontina cheese
Sponsored by: 'Cesca

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Seafood Italian
1. Seafood Italian
"The food, however, was really good."
Dobbstraveler
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2. Special occasions find!!
2. Special occasions find!!
"Cesca has daily specials that keep me coming back for more every week."
LuckyGuy2011
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3. Friendly service!!
3. Friendly service!!
"The wait staff was attentive and extremely accommodating."
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About
'Cesca is an Upper West Side pioneer of fine dining since 2003. Our newly renovated, upscale establishment host an exquisite Italian menu featuring fresh, sustainable foods and bold, beautiful flavors.
PRICE RANGE
US$30 - US$80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been to the bar for wine and appetizers before Christmas. My friend & I were so impressed with the staff(Lazarus especially)and the wine list. The appetizers were delicious! The staff was so attentive and the atomosphere was wonderful! A grownup relaxing environment. But......More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lisa p
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy you were pleased with your visit! Lazarus will be waiting for you when you get back! Hope to see you again soon! Best, Lisa

Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband & I had a Pre Fixe dinner here with a 7pm reservation on a Saturday (busy but probably not busiest time). The waiting area was crowded when we arrived and the hostess appeared frenzied when we informed her we had a reservation, to the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JEstella
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us! Hope to see you again soon. Best, Lisa PR Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dear friends have the same anniversary as us. We celebrate together each year. This year, we chose Cesca as we got a great "deal" through TravelZoo. What extraordinary luck. The service was attentive but not hovering. The ambience civilized but not stuffy. And the food...delicious....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lorraine W C
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your celebration with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live a few blocks from Cesca & have eaten there several times (on someone else's dime). January was staycation time for me & I had tickets for the Big Apple Circus last Sunday afternoon. Having a few errands to run I arrived at the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank vinoron
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first visited 'Cesca in 2005 and it was just perfect, everything about the place...food, ambiance, service. 5 star. But in 2018 it has fallen into 1 or barely 2 star range. How tragic! So what happened? Most likely a change in ownership is behind...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dfoote13
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your review and are sorry that you experienced 'Cesca during a time in which most of our staff had taken their turn in falling ill to the flu/stomach bug that has been circulating. This of course does not help when staff calls in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went with friends to Cesca and would not go back because of the service. The restaurant has a nice ambience and the food was very good. We were seated and it was about 10-15 minutes before anybody came over. We had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank delospoppy
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so sorry to read your review. Would you be so kind as to contact me via email (Lisa@CescaNY.com) or at 212-787-6300. I would like to speak with you in further detail. With thanks, Lisa DiPinto PR Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cesca Dinner Italiano style. The service, ambiance and menu were terrific. The family enjoyed a delicious dinner from start to finish. The highlights were the Burrata with prosciutto di Parma and crushed pistachio, Tagliatelle with veal and beef ragout, roast duck, fresh fish and decadent...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are so happy you were pleased with your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was horrendous, food was mediocre. I won’t go into detail on multiple service issues we had; suffice it to say that I don’t recall having had worse service in recent years. Food was better than the service, but not by much.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank davemh333
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. At your convenience, please feel free to contact me via email (Lisa@cescany.com) or at 212-787-6300 to discuss your visit with us in further detail. With best regards, Lisa DiPinto

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

From the time we walked in until we left our experience was wonderful. All decorated for Christmas, the restaurant was bustling and festive. I had grilled artichokes and salmon and my husband tagliatelle. Luis took excellent care of us and the Tiamasu was the best...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rollerbladerny
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that you were pleased with your visit and look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

I think I have never seen in my life a restaurant with the service staff as lost as I have seen at Cesca’s. From the Maître who couldn’t find our reservation to our waiter who forgot half our orders. At least they were very polite...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 721luisc
Lisa D, Public Relations Manager at 'Cesca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your honesty and can assure you that we are diligently training our new staff to cater to the upscale level of fine dining. We hope that during your next visit with us you will see that your experience...More

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JoanHarold
6 September 2018|
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Response from Lisa D | Property representative |
Thank you all so much for your kind words! I am so happy to have spoken with you Joan and look forward to your upcoming visit! Thank you as well Nanci for your help in answering Joan! It is very much appreciated!
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david s
12 May 2016|
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Yes, we do. The cost is $35.00.
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