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Sistina

1555 2nd Ave, between 80th & 81st Sts., New York City, NY 10028-3909
+1 212-861-7660
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good16%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
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1555 2nd Ave, between 80th & 81st Sts., New York City, NY 10028-3909
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Lovely space, well prepared food, extensive (albeit pricey) wine list. The only miss was desserts - which was not up to the rest of the fare. Don't miss the soups, btw, definitely a hidden gem on the menu.

Thank billp25
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Definitely will return for this very authentic Italian dining experience. Fabulous food, service and wine selection. our head waiter Jean was wonderful.

Thank rtoporoff27
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We actually were here for a reception . The service and the food were spectacular. The shrimp served were amazing in quality and size. Was impressed by the quality of service as week. We were actually in a new look cation on 81 street and...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The new space adds a new dimension to the experience. The garden room at the back is light filled and the e tensive menu plus specials continue to create dilemmas - oh what to choose? - the food is many steps above you 'goof' NY...More

Thank DavidWashingtonDC
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food Interesting ingredients very well prepared Beautiful room Excellent service Not cheap Worth every penny Really good

Thank Trave4
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This place is a great spot for some high end and expensive Italian. Every time I go here with my uncle we have a great time. The food is fresh and we usually order the specials. The service is slow at times, especially if the...More

1  Thank Frantzve
Reviewed 6 May 2017

One hour for appetizers to arrive Ordered sardines as an app, and they gave us anchovies. Rude waiter, and rude owner. Though the check came quickly

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 24 April 2017

They have moved, though the old place still has the name on the front, but no note saying where they have moved to. We had to call for directions. The new place is 24 E. 81st, between Park and Madison. It's popular, crowded, ungodly expensive,...More

Thank edward S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

It used to be a very high end Italian restaurant that I will miss very much. The owner was a welcoming host and the food was many levels above the norm. I think of it often.

Thank ronaldfairbairn
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was my first visit to Sistina. I had read reviews that focused on the price and was apprehensive, expecting high prices with average food. It was expensive, but worth it. Perhaps the best Italian meal I have had in Manhattan (I live here so...More

1  Thank 1991jh
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Upper East Side
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livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1555 2nd Ave, between 80th & 81st Sts., New York City, NY 10028-3909
    (80th & 81st Sts.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-861-7660
Description
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.
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