Sfoglia

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1234 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Cosy
  • Romance
Sfoglia is a lovely little trattoria residing on an unassuming stretch of the Upper East Side, across the street from the 92nd Street Y. Farmhouse tables topped with the season's produce are the appropriate setting for Sfoglia's country Italian fare. The private dining room tucked away upstairs can seat an intimate party of twelve.
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4.5
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CG
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Interesting menu. Friendly service. Food was good but expensive. $26 cheese plate appetizer had miniscule cheese portions.

PA
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I had sent a separate email
To ask about vegan options so was surprised that I never received a reply. Once there, I asked the waiter about the antipasti plate and if the pea purée had dairy in it. He went to ask kitchen and came back and said yes it did.......but offered no alternative or options.

Ended up having a bland, unseasoned soup for started and an even more bland over cooked pasta dish that they just removed cheese from.

Kind of uninspiring and a little disappointing given last time I dined the kitchen seemed to go out of their way for me (as did the floor staff).

A little over priced for an average experience.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It’s all about the chicken. Friendly service and comfortable surroundings help too. But chicken!

e
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Charming candlelit ambiance. Gorgeous space, amazing Italian Food and great service.
A gem.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn’t be better! Will be back soon!

F
New York Area
215 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Creative and always better than I anticipate...really worth going to just to eat, but for us, it is always a prelude to 92 Y.

p
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was as amazing as usual. Unfortunately one table of guests insisted on shouting the entire evening.

BD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service , impeccable food ...you can tell the wait staff is proud to work there ... a wonderful dining experience!

LO
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was spacious and clean with beautiful wood tables. When we arrived we were greeted by very friendly staff. The food was excellent from the appetizers to and, including, the desert, and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Honestly, it was just ok. Not great, except for the service which was attentive but not over anxious.The Bolognese lacks meat and is heavy on the cream. It’s nice. It’s not $42 of nice regardless of the hand crafted pasta. The dining was hot and stuffy and there were only 7 diners. Not living up to the hype.

J
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came to Sfoglia for a 25th birthday celebration, which the staff made feel even more special by their constant care, attention, and friendly demeanor. We were helped not only by our server, but by the manager of the establishment (who brought out our birthday dessert). It was a lovely experience overall and perfect for celebrating a special occasion.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A beautiful hidden gem of the UES. Perfect for a lovely special occasion or just a romantic evening with a loved one.

P
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place: the food, the ambiance, the service. Can’t go wrong!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love this♥️♥️♥️

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never dissappoints the meal was delicious and the staff was knowledgeable as well as friendly, we really enjoyed our anniversary dinner.

BD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about this small gem of a restaurant is first class. Our group of 4 had a wonderful experience with a knowledgeable waiter, extraordinary food and a visit from the owner .

AK
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were a 10. Selection of vodka was somewhat limited. I enjoyed the intimacy and feel. As it’s “in the neighborhood” I look forward to returning.

PT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful intimate spot

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

I’ve been here many times over the last five years and the overall experience has declined on my last two visits.

Pasta seriously undercooked. Scallops in a red sauce not a great idea. Service awkward and confused.

Classics like chicken under a brick, veal Milanese, fettuccine bolognese are a bit tired but more reliable choices than the over-thought and poorly executed specials.

H
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the few high quality restaurants on UES. Italian menu varied and wonderful. A warm, friendly atmosphere.

G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This fantastic Upper East Side spot is perfect for a romantic evening or to just enjoy phenomenal Italian food. I ordered the pappardelle alla Bolognese and it was delicious. I also recommend the poached rock shrimp. The service was excellent and the wait staff even gave complementary digestifs during dessert to welcome my girlfriend and I to the neighborhood! Definitely check this place out!

TR
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with fantastic food- from someone who grew up in Italy, I can confidently say that this is the most authentic restaurant I've been to in the United States. Love!

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food was good and ambitious. The ambience was interesting(rustic). However the service was slow and inattentive(asked for a second glass of wine and never got it. Didn't see the waiter enough to ask again). Had to finally ask the waiter why main course was taking so long. Shouldn't have to wait a half hour after salad. The restaurant was full and uncomfortably noisy so that it was hard to hear the person sitting next to me and had to lean over and talk loud to be heard.

So all in all, good food but too noisy and not great service. They don't handle the crowds as well as they should. I probably won't go back. Too uncomfortable to talk.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food, excellent service

C
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The pasta dish with sausage and strawberries was too sweet for my taste. The pasta seemed a little over cooked. The sausage was delicious. The salad and rose were excellent.

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, excellent service. We will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very pretty as well as comfortable atmosphere. Service was great. Enjoyed all our appetizers. We shared the chicken and pasta bolognese. Best chicken We ever tasted. Loved the pasta. Desert strawberry torte was yummy.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

7/11/19
Daniel, our waiter was excellent
The food was delicious

DL
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

had a great meal....first, I always love being served hot bread and you got it here...we had the flatbread which was delicious; clams and the pasta bolognese...then we proceeded to the branzino....we finished with their special dessert...loved everything...lovely atmosphere.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Love this restaurant and it’s innovative approach to food. However, last night I felt the service was a little rushed. Not enough time to choose or savor before wait staff wanted to whisk away dishes. However, had the best strawberry tart ever for dessert!

PT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic, intimate restaurant. Wonderful people and top shelf food

s
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Very nice wait staff, pleasant place though extremely noisy. Food was disappointing. Fish (branzino) was clearly pre-cooked & dry. Pasta (fusilli) was also blander than it should have been. Overpriced for what it was.

F
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It would be so wonderful if chairs were more comfortable.

w
New York Area
165 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Sflogia has a unique menu - their signature chicken is tender and delish but it comes on a plate, period, without even a garnish, so sides are a must. This night it was loud and busy and service was more spotty than usual but everyone is friendly and there are always a lot of regulars. It's a neighborhood favorite and reservations in advance are required. Fun place for a group dinner or brunch too.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic!

OM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food always excellent. Unfortunately they don’t have the bread pudding in the summer... but they have excellent fruit tarts that they bake and serve while still hot: amazing!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The dinner was fantastic. Our server was incredible and explained away all the questions we had. As this was our first time we were curious about all the pastas offered and he explained how the menu changes and some are seasonal offerings. We will definitely be back to try even more of the delicious food here!!

j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food was very mediocre. Sounded good on menu but less than average. Very expensive. Much better restaurants in the neighborhood.

SV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Ambiance was great. Service was .... good. Food. Was. Terrible. My Bolognese was salty and the pasta was way over cooked. My husbands duck sausage pasta was decent at best but the broccoli rabe that was a major part of the dish was really bitter. We went not to celebrate but to have dinner and drinks. We each had a drink. Ate some of the food but busted out. We had high hopes.

NY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fusilli al buco was amazing with corn and delicious homemade ricotta coming back for more very soon c

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