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Cesca

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Upper West Side
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164 W 75th St, New York City, NY 10023-1903 (Amsterdam)
+1 212-787-6300
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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new york
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

vowels? lotsa vowels? red sauce? noodles? overcooked noodles? fake italian named dishes? motto, molto pretense? this place has ti all and boiling over. i live very nearby and how i ache just for a bowl of agilo oliio or cacio pepe when i feel too tired to cook. it ain't gonna happen. just some arancini or grilled (not fried) calamari,... More 

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Thank mortyd
Downers Grove, Illinouis
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

First class modern Italian . Great menu using many old Italian items paired and inrertwined with modern concepts. Good wine selection and a full bar(although could use a Canadian Blend Whiskey) to their selection. Terrific dinner, service was outstanding yet, not overbearing. All dinners were great and we ended up tasting them all at the table.

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Thank jtc1043
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's that good, if the Beacon Theatre has an event you need reservations, if not, no problem. Stylish décor, good service, excellent food, Italian influence. A real NYC Upper Westside vibe.

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New York City, New York
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174 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Dated dark dining room with ratty old banquettes. Too soft to sit on. Overpriced lackluster food. Escarole salad with walnuts had neither. Came out as romaine with a few burnt hazelnuts. Special striped bass was clearly frozen old and inedible. Pasta and sauces were Chef Boyardee level. Wine and service were better. But, not much to recommend a return to... More 

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Dix Hills,New York
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is conveniently located a breathe away from the Beacon theatre It is the perfect place for a drink and /or a meal before a show.. It is ample .. Takes reservations ( a must) .. Gets pretty busy.. They accommodate "show times" .. The food is deliciously prepared,they have Light meal options as well.. Italian fanfare..they are known... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Quiet, excellent food. A good place to talk. Unobtrusive, courteous service. Try the parmesan fritters.

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Thank KelpieNewYork
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Happy Hour is 5-7PM and includes Saturday's!!! Half priced wine and beer and great appetizer selection. Nice atmosphere. Romantic and quiet hot spot.

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Thank DorothyZm
Greenfield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We just had small plates. Chopped liver was fabulous as well as the Tuna and Salmon Tartare. Then a Beet Salad with goat cheese and a small plate of ravioli was sublime.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We had a late meal and were treated to excellent service and delicious food. Our waiter was quite the comic, dry sense of humour which our daughter loved. Quite luxurious, 'old Italy' decor. Delicious food, we had a tasting plate first. Great wine list.

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Washington, DC
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We have celebrated so many milestones at this restaurant. Recently it was our 10 Year Wedding Anniversary. Although we joke the restaurant brings in an older crowd, I am not sure why. The food, atmosphere and experience has NEVER wavered in the 15 years we have been coming. We absolutely love it. Highlights of the meal were the VERY fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 W 75th St, New York City, NY 10023-1903
    (Amsterdam)
  • Public Transportation: 1,9,2,3 to 72nd and Broadway and C train to 72nd and Central Park West.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-787-6300

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