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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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1555 2nd Ave, between 80th & 81st Sts., New York City, NY 10028-3909
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Make your reservations early for this Italian bistro on the Upper East Side. The list of specials can be overwhelming, 29 items when we were there. I suggest you listen, here what intrigues you and ask again after thinking about it. Our party of 4...More

Thank G8675FAfranm
Reviewed 31 October 2017

N.B. The pics of the dining room are that of the previous location and some comments about a hotel (?!) are irrelevant I am one of Sistina's pioneers since the early 80's, and I came often with the same pleasure, but living in Paris, I...More

1  Thank nopseudo40
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
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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
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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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