Italian Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Upper West Side, New York
50 Tips and reviews
  • good for dates
  • wine
  • seafood
  • fritters
  • fried balls
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  • Sam N.
    Sam Neubardt3 weeks ago
    The royal chocolate log is incredible
  • Stavros A.
    Stavros AktipisMarch 17, 2017
    Great food
  • Jessica
    JessicaDecember 31, 2016
    Good for dinner before a show at the beacon
  • John K.
    John KassJuly 4, 2016
    This is the best. The soup prodo with meat balls is the best I ever had. Also gavi wine. So good. Great great place. Iesha in the front is a great hostess.
  • Steven M.
    Steven MarcusJune 6, 2016
    Octopus salad was wonderful. The atmosphere was great, the 4 of us actually had a conversation without struggling.
  • Quan N.
    Quan NguyenFebruary 4, 2016
    Great happy hour. Staff is a pleasure.
  • Allen S.
    Allen SchneiderJanuary 10, 2016
    The parmasean prosciutto fritters were awesome.
  • Myer
    MyerJuly 15, 2015
    The food (seafood, meat and veggies) was fantastic but the whiskey cocktails were better.
  • Fanny M.
    Fanny MMay 24, 2015
    My friend had her wedding reception here, it was great! Watermelon Bellini was so refreshing. I had the Prosciutto Egg Benedict the rest of the table went for chicken and waffle! All delicious!
  • Robert S.
    Robert SApril 18, 2015
    Chefs have changed over the years but the product and atmosphere are among the best in the upper west side. Love the escarole salad and good wine list. Eating at the bar is recommended.
  • Amanda W.
    Amanda WilliamsMarch 28, 2015
    Great old school service. Favorites were the delicious braised goat and the blood orange duck. Nice date night spot.
  • Ellen K.
    Ellen KellyMarch 14, 2015
    Half off all drafts and wine under $14 from 5-7 every day of the week
  • Eric G.
    Eric GrantOctober 21, 2014
    It's definitely a dine-in destination; delivery from here ruins the experience (cold food).
  • Eric S.
    Eric ShineOctober 15, 2014
    Amazing food! Drinks are also very good. Ask for Stephanie!
  • Estelle S.
    Estelle StravatoSeptember 19, 2014
    Parm prosciutto fritters
  • Allie C.
    Allie CarieriSeptember 16, 2014
    The carrot appetizer is simple but delicious, and the strozzapreti with broccoli rabe pesto is a must. Duck enter is a great fall dish.
  • Wesley B.
    Wesley BlissAugust 24, 2014
    Solid Italian food, big portions, ok service, layout is a bit too open.
  • Scott J.
    Scott JacobsonAugust 7, 2014
    This is a great date spot. The food is amazing and they are very generous with their pours. The veal milanese is by far the best thing on the menu. One of my favorite dishes in all of NYC.
  • Will H.
    Will HarahanJanuary 31, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    My favorite restaurant on the UWS. Service is unparalleled. Enjoy many of their dishes but the Pork chop & tagliatelle are favorites. Try the cheesecake, & the wine pairing for dessert.
  • Cesca E.
    Cesca Enoteca & TrattoriaDecember 13, 2013
    Brunch Brunch Brunch 11:30 am - 3 pm every Sunday!
  • Eddie H.
    Eddie HerdMay 19, 2013
    Our first time there tonight...what a wonderful place.....the food and service was second to none......thanks Nikki.....
  • Juan G.
    Juan GarciaMay 8, 2013
    Visit their website... Join their email list and get a $10 Gift Certificate. Nice..
  • Juan G.
    Juan GarciaApril 13, 2013
    You must order the Bolgnese pasta! It is the best
  • Cesca E.
    Cesca Enoteca & TrattoriaFebruary 11, 2013
    New updated menu, wine list and happy hour. Awwesommme!!
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MamiyeJanuary 13, 2013
    Must get the artichokes alla guidea and the cauliflower fritti apitizers!!!!
  • Fred G.
    Fred GraverJanuary 7, 2013
    Love the tables at the front! Our favorite neighborhood spot!
  • The Culinary Institute of America
    Restaurants such as ‘Cesca, where CIA alum and Next Iron Chef contestant Amanda Frietag has worked, are transforming the Upper West Side of Manhattan into a true culinary destination. Bon Appétit!
  • Jess S.
    Jess SNovember 3, 2012
    Cute place, if I lived closer I'd be a regular. Try the frisée salad w/black truffle vinaigrette & the black squid ink linguini w/main lobster, tomatoes, garlic & basil. Delish
  • F-Factor N.
    F-Factor NutritionAugust 14, 2012
    Grilled organic sliced chicken breast with the roasted Jerusalem artichokes is to die for! #FFactorApproved
  • Zhann J.
    Zhann JochinkeAugust 12, 2012
    Great Squid Ink Tagliolini w/ Lobster, but stay away from the Vanilla Sky cocktail - it has an aftertaste like dish soap!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HimmelsbachJuly 31, 2012
    50 wines are 50% off on Mondays. Rotating list. Amazeballs.
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick ShawJuly 27, 2012
    Ask for Raven! We had a riot with her as a group. She was very attentive as a server but her sense of humor and fun added to our celebratory last night working in the city!
  • Amy B.
    Amy BurstynJuly 14, 2012
    Holy parmasean and prusciutto fritters. I died.
  • bridget s.
    bridget sMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is good and stuff.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HuntFebruary 9, 2012
    Love the crudo tasting, pasta tasting + bellinitini!
  • Jordan D.
    Jordan DrachmanDecember 28, 2011
    Don't order a bottle of water. They'll keep opening more bottles without telling you and then stick you with a huge bill.
  • Garrett T.
    Garrett TillmanDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best dirty martini ever.
  • John D.
    John DowSeptember 3, 2011
    Try octopus carpaccio and zuppa del giorno! Belissimo!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 22, 2011
    Grab a big booth or a secluded table at this cozy neighborhood Italian joint. The wine list is extensive, the décor inviting and the sea scallops are devine.
  • Ken W.
    Ken WinellJuly 18, 2011
    Tom's place still cranks out consistently good food!
  • Norah L.
    Norah LApril 20, 2011
    love sitting at the bar here with a bottle of wine and delicious food. muscles are memorable. pasta is super fresh. ricotta appetizer is sent from heaven.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SalemoApril 10, 2011
    best sausage, broccoli rabe, and orecchietti in town...also if they have the bacon wrapped pork loin, get it, thank me later
  • Yuna 🇰🇷 P.
    Yuna 🇰🇷 ParkDecember 1, 2010
    Parmesan and prosciutto fried balls of heaven. 5 mouthfuls of ecstasy for only $12!
  • Kristin M.
    Kristin MaverickDecember 1, 2010
    Sit at the bar and order a fritter. Deep fried ball of love.
  • Garrett T.
    Garrett TillmanSeptember 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Hannah the bartender is a master mixer! Make sure you try her dirty martini before you die
  • Jim S.
    Jim SpanfellerFebruary 12, 2010
    Eating at the bar is fun and easy...as for the cheese plate, let the bartender choose the menu and have the Chianti...
  • Leigh Z.
    Leigh ZarelliJanuary 7, 2010
    Eat at the bar...best Linguine w/clams I've had
  • Noah G.
    Noah GlassAugust 23, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Restrain yourself while devouring Bread Pudding dessert -- don't let that gelato melt!
  • Noah G.
    Noah GlassAugust 23, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Eat the Whole Wheat Orechiette -- wow
  • Noah G.
    Noah GlassAugust 23, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Monday Nights = Half Price Wine
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