• Sistina

  • Italian $22-$52
  • 1555 Second Ave.
    New York, NY 10028
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone: 212-861-7660
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Though the 65,000-bottle wine list is monumental, the food at this Pan-Italian restaurant falls short of the sublime. The cheerily lit dining room feels spacious even when packed, and whimsical paintings of fish and fowl decorate the mustard-colored walls. Owner, head chef, and certified sommelier Giuseppe Bruno rotates the menu every season, with a unifying focus on fresh herbs and vegetables. Dishes may include rabbit braised in white wine, onions, and tomatoes in the hearty style of Ischia or chewy, homemade pappardelle smothered with a thick and tangy veal ragout. While crafted with care, the menu takes few chances and remains in the shadow of the wine list—which has impressive bottlings from Barolo, Barbaresco, Burgundy, and Bordeaux.
  • Hours

    Daily, noon-3pm and 5pm-10:45pm

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Lunch Good for Groups Notable Wine List Business Lunch Private Dining/Party Space Online Reservation Classic NY Romantic

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations


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