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Sistina

1555 Second Ave., New York, NY 10028 40.7745 -73.95424
nr. 80th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-861-7660 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$$

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Official Website

sistinany.com

Hours

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

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 77th St.

Prices

$22-$52

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

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

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

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.

Recommended Dishes

Cauliflower puree with black truffles, $18; braised rabbit with wine and herbs, $32; tiramisu, $12

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