About ‘Cesca

‘Cesca – New York’s Best Upper West Side Fine Dining.

‘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.

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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

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.


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





Date Established

September 2003


Sustainable Italian & Seafood


Monday 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Sunday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

The Space

Bar: 40 seats with tables
Dining Room: 175 seats


Recommended for dinner. Available through Opentable

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