About ‘Cesca

‘Cesca – New York’s BEST Upper West Side fine dining since 2003

‘Cesca is often cited as the best Italian restaurant located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.  We welcome you to experience ‘Cesca…continental, comfortable, and world-class.  At the heart of the Upper West Side’s transformation into a premiere dining destination, ‘Cesca serves equal portions of elegance and relaxed ambiance.  Borrowing from New York Magazine restaurant critic Adam Platt, it is “very fine, though unrelentingly rustic.”  An authentic dining experience borne of its founders’ Italian heritage.

Menu


The comprehensive dinner menu richly reflects an Italian heritage.  Offering interpretive Southern regional Italian cuisine using the finest, freshest, and primarily local ingredients, you’ll experience dishes that will transport you to the Mediterranean.  The Tagliatelle Verde Alla Bolognese Housernade Spinach Pasta, Veal & Lamb Ragu; Yellowtail Crudo with pickled cucumber, chili puree, crispy capers; Burrata Cappellacci with pomodorini di campania, basil, garlic; Slow Roasted Half Long Island Duck with smoked bacon, grilled frisee, shitake mushroom, grapes; or fantastic steaks as ‘Cesca is the Upper West Side’s #1 rated Steakhouse (Jan 7, 2013  Eater Readers Name their Top 50 Steakhouses).

Imaginative, sustainably sourced and authentically Italian menus paired with an expert selection of fine Italian wines to create the complete ‘Cesca experience.  Our wine catalogue is and has always been award winning.  Come and see for yourself!  Discover your new favorite spot on the Upper West Side… call us to plan your visit us today!

Special Events

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Onsite Events:

‘Cesca’s two private dining rooms have already become popular choices for special events. Popular for small group dining. Whether you need a special space for a business meeting and dinner or an intimate setting for a family celebration, we will make the occasion memorable in the true ‘Cesca tradition.

Décor

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Throughout the restaurant, plush velvet covers the chairs, bar stools, and invitingly-generous circular booths. Custom iron lamps and chandeliers add a dramatic tone, casting a soft light on the stenciled ivory-covered walls.

The bar area offers a welcoming, informal feeling−a roomy lounge with ample seating and a long, granite-topped bar. Relax and enjoy the customized bar menu as you linger over cocktails and a select choice of antipasti.

The path to the dining room leads past the wine room and the open kitchen. Here, the design aesthetic continues, with custom heat lamps, granite counters, and cast-iron details. Upon entering the expansive dining room, there is a strong pull to sink into one of the gorgeous circular booths and pore over the Italian-focused wine list.

Address

164 West 75th St. at Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY  10023

Phone

212-787-6300

Fax

212-787-1081

Date Established

September 2003

Cuisine

Sustainable Italian & Seafood

Hours

Dinner:
Monday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Space

Bar: 40 seats with tables
Dining Room: 175 seats

Reservations

Recommended for dinner. Available through Opentable

Credit Cards

American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Diners Club

Delivery

Available through our partner Seamless and GrubHub

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