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Cesca

Enoteca & Trattoria
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  • Italian, Wine Bar
  • 164 W 75th St, New York NY10024 40.7805061 -73.9802
  • (At Amsterdam Ave)
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  • (212) 787-6300
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User Ratings (Based on 46 reviews)

3.465
Food 3.7 Value 2.9
Service 3.5 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 787-6300
Fax:
fax
(212) 787-1081
Website:
www.cescanyc.com
Place Order:
Order From Cesca for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC Happy Hour Daily: 5pm-7pm
Hours:
Dinner Sun-Wed: 5pm-10pm Thu-Sat: 5pm-11pm Brunch Sun: 11:30am-3pm
Serves:
Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, Kid-friendly, Trendy, Pre/Post Theater, Happy Hour, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties
Min Delivery:
30.00

User Reviews

  • Cesca

    Posted by lo on 06/10/2013

    very satisfying

    Have wanted to come here for years & was not disappointed. A little pricey but portions are large. Mixed green salad was big enough for 2 and excellently dressed. Pastas come in appetizer or entree sizes & appetizer size is plenty big. If you go on Sunday try the special of the day--Sunday sauce--delicious! esp veal meatballs. Extensive wine list & attentive service. Will definitely return.

  • Cesca

    Posted by Roger Thompson on 12/05/2012

    Thank God we have Cesca on U W Side

    Now I know why it's been there 10 years. It is by far the top, happening, place on upper west side. They got all cylinders moving in the right direction. We loved the pasta and octopus and the wines were awesome. Great job to you Cesca. We will keep coming. Will bring the kids next time.

  • Cesca

    Posted by Srephen on 09/27/2012

    Patronizing form several years

    Consistently delicious,great ambience,many entertainment persons of interest sightings,friendly "in " room

  • Cesca

    Posted by scrib on 05/06/2011

    Got the hustle

    With the prices this place charges, you would expect a pleasant dining experience and excellent food. We took out of town friends here recently and got neither. From the beginning, the waitress seemed devoted to getting us to finish and get out as quickly as possible. The busboy kept peering over our shoulders and trying to take away dishes that we hadn't finished. Not that we were eager to finish, but the food was mediocre at best. The menu said the special of the night was baby lamb chops, but the waitress said that wasn't available and the lamb was lamb shank. When my friend ordered it anyway, it hadn't been cooked long enough. My pasta was mushy and the sauce lacked any flavor. A real outrage considering the prices. I will say that the appetizers were pretty good, but that hardly made up for the rest. The restaurant wasn't even full, which made the waitress's conduct even more puzzling. I never before have had somebody ask if we were going to order anything more and when we said no, just plop the check down on the table. This was about 8 in the evening, mind you.

  • Cesca

    Posted by Gregg on 02/26/2011

    Not recommended

    The food and wine are fantastic. Unfortunately the hostess, the bartenders, and the waiter were pretentious, condescending and rude. We sat at the bar for a glass of wine to start and clearly the bartender was annoyed at our presence. The hostess was snooty and acted like she was doing us a favor by putting our names on the list and the waiter brought all the food and wine to the table at the same time. It is really a shame because the food was good, although very expensive considering the poor service.

  • Cesca

    Posted by Zack on 03/04/2010

    Thoroughly Awesome

    I just came back from dinner at Cesca, and it was one of the best meals of my life. (The place is rather pricy, but whatever, my parents paid for it.) All the other people on this site who left negative reviews...I seriously don't get it. Let me tell you about my experience there. There was a bread basket waiting for us when we said down, the contents of which were soft and warm and flavorful. I had the parmesan and prosciutto appetizer -- little fried balls of heaven. Then I had the spaghetti with tomato sauce and mozzarella, which was as fine a pasta dish as I can remember (and I've eaten pasta in Venice), though the portion was a bit small. And finally, for dessert, I had the mascarpone cheesecake, which probably contained all the calories I'll need for the week, but who cares? That's what exercise is for. The service was outstanding. Everyone was incredibly friendly. My 84-year-old dad flirted with one of the hostesses (which was embarrassing and hard to watch), but she rolled with it and kept a smile on her face. The place is beautifully decorated, and it was packed with customers, but not in a crazy overwhelming way. It had a perfectly warm, bustling vibe. I was in a group of six people, and everyone loved their food. In fact, that was the basis of part of our conversation. One woman (a foodie from Paris) said that her veal chop was the best she'd ever had. Anyway, just wanted to set the record straight because some of the reviews on here are like...damn...WTF?

  • Cesca

    Posted by NS on 02/10/2010

    Miniscule portions

    I finally tried this restaurant with a friend after having read about it for so long and it was a big disappointment. We both ordered from the pre-theater 3-course menu for $31. When the mixed green salad arrived, it looked like 1 salad had been divided into 2 portions, delicious though it was. Then the salmon arrived and it was laughably teensy. At that point the size of the dinky portions dominated our conversation (including with the waiter), and we were still hungry when we left . . . and we're WOMEN!! (Was that why they gave us such tiny portions?) Anyway I would hesitate to come back to this restaurant for fear of being EMBARRASSED in front of a friend, like I was. And too bad too because the restaurant seems great otherwise.

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