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1555 2nd Ave, between 80th & 81st Sts., New York City, NY 10028-3909
+1 212-861-7660
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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17:00 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
1555 2nd Ave, between 80th & 81st Sts., New York City, NY 10028-3909
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Classy great waiter and a wonderful food I’ll be back for sure !! The place is very comfortable and clean ! Everything was perfect We had a great experience there Amazing less is more Love it

Thank Tuxa A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very good. Nice place to meet my college friend. I may or may not come here again. Didn't blow my mind.

Thank FE123456
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This elegant eastsider has moved to 24 East 81st Street between Madison and Fifth and the food is better than ever. The rigorous standards set by the owner pay off in dishes with exquisite taste made from the freshest ingredients. Everything is good. My favorites...More

Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We had lunch in this restaurant after having visited the Metropolitan Art Museum. The place is amazing, great style decorations, elegance, very classy restaurant. We shared one linguine with clams and one mussels and ravioli with artichokes. Both delicious. The check was expensive but it...More

Thank RobbyRoma81
Reviewed 8 April 2018

This restaurant is now located in a town house on the upper east side at 81st street. Regardless your location, this is well worth the journey for the food is excellent. The ambiance is also first rate, especially in the garden room. Match all of...More

Thank ugyved
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Note that this restaurant moved some time ago from 1555 2nd Avenue to a new and more elegant location at 24 East 81st Street. It,has definitely upped its game. After a couple of dinners there with friends, I chose it for a milestone family celebration,...More

Thank Hera38
Reviewed 25 February 2018

This restaurant used to be on Second Avenue and now is located in the former location of the Crown restaurant. There are two dining rooms, one is elegant and the other is fancy. They start the meal off with complimentary lightly fried olives, which were...More

Thank Harvey M
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Why have we, frequent restaurant goers that we are, been reticent to cross the street to a fine-dining restaurant just a block away from our home? Fear of what we thought was its reputation (gathered from where I know not) of being wildly expensive and...More

Thank PRSpero
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

A total dining experience. A warm welcome and a new well designed and comfortable dining room makes the experience even more gracious. The menu has plenty of good choices. The long list of specials make choosing very difficult. Each dish is excellent with fresh high...More

Thank DavidWashingtonDC
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We again visited Sistina with another couple for dinner. Reservations were a must, especially for a Saturday evening. We waited for our table with drinks by the bar. My wife had a nice whiskey sour and I had the worst Tom Collins served in the...More

Thank shellyf
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
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
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
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
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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