Sfoglia

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1196 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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The Infatuation
7.9

An import from Nantucket, Sfoglia is one of the few Upper East Side joints that, if transported to downtown, wouldn’t feel out of place.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 1196 People Are Saying
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4.6
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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NY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with a small but delicious menu and solid wine list.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service -delicious food-always !

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NF
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Sfoglia is an example of a restaurant that prices its menu 20% higher than it's worth. The food is decent and the room is mellow, but the disconnect between cost and quality is enough to make for a single visit.

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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Took reservation right on time. Offered tastes of 2 wines to select 1 glass... great! Pastas great, just unusual combos with them. Beet salad one of the best ever. Pricey.

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VV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Sfoglia doesn't seem like the same restaurant from its early days. Serviceable, unadventurous dishes at top of the market prices...yet it's a neighborhood spot. I wish there was a little more to like. And sitting next to the kitchen provided a buzz of dish clinking, "corner" announcing noise that wasn't really pleasant.

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JA
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

I’m not quite sure what has happened to Sfoglia. It used to have great food and a lovely menu selection.

Suffice to say, such is no longer the case.

The menu is so totally different.

All in all, sad. 😢

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BK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and friendly atmosphere.

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FR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was fine we arrived a bit late thinking the kitchen closed at 10:30 only to find they were closing at 10. Made us hurry our diner. This unfortunately prevented us from having the relaxed diner experience we were looking for.

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F
New York Area
213 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always wonderful.. and so it was...crunchy variation of Caesar, seasonal ramp pasta, chicken Mattone.. all delicious.. with gracious and knowledgeable staff.

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B
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service!! Absolutely loved it!!!

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SD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Love the ambiance and decor in Sfoglia. Was in our favorite spot at front of the house. Attentive staff and most impressed with antipasti and desserts

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f
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

excellent food in beautiful rustic setting, attentive service. A bit pricey for what it is though. Its sort of a neighborhood gem not a destination restaurant.

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KB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great first visit . It was just a bit annoying how obsessed they seemed to be with time and if we needed to be somewhere. Let us worry about that . Still would return because the moody cherry drink was fabulous and really enjoyed the ambiance.

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C
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a good evening. Great ambiance, food and attentive serving staff. A neighborhood find through other locals, and I keep coming back. The menu changes frequently(maybe too much so) but between the pasta, fish and meat dishes there is always a tasty selection plus you can eat at the bar!

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e
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always great food; tasty and innovative. Service is attentive, not intrusive.

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LR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Sfoglia used to have an amazing food but lately having been there twice in the last three months, the food was mediocre especially for the price they charge. No, I would not return or recommend it to a friend.

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L
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

The food and service are outstanding. Unfortunately, the high noise level makes it unsuitable for groups, even smaller ones.

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P
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

The food was, as usual, very good with a tasty appetizer accompanied by excellent Italian wine. However, the noise level was extraordinary due to one party of exuberant gentleman. The manager was unhelpful and explained that there was nothing he could/would do and "blew us off" in so many words. We won't return despite the charming atmosphere and good food.

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p
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Had reservation for two but was put at communal table in lower room where noise level very high. Ordered special dessert which turned out to be $26!

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RV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Other than the drinks being a bit pricey (where in NY aren't they?) this was a perfect blend of ambiance and delicious.
Noise level was low....could actually hear each other.
Food was EXCELLENT

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AS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Great food. Our server was the worst however. Seemed like he was doing us a favor waiting on us. I’ll go again but ask for another server.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing, creative combinations of fresh flavors that surprise and delight ....always something different and always decadent. I can’t tell enough of my foodie friends that this is a must try!!

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SL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We found the restaurant to be cozy, the food divine, and the service so discreet as to be almost invisible. A beautiful experience.

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The bread was so good the pasta was soo good the arancini was so good everything was so good!!!!! 10/10

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D
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sfoglia has quickly become one of our favorite NYC dining spots. No matter one's taste, there is something special here, whether it be their spectacular pastas, amazing salads, New York's best roast chicken, and desserts that must be tried to be believed. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere is always upbeat. You won't be disappointed at Sfoglia.

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DM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really excellent food and an unusual rustic feel to the restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great on all counts

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t
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very good food right before a talk at the 92nd Street Y. I wish I had more time o enjoy it. Very bustling so not the right place for a quiet dinner. The service was excellent and the ambienec fir the evening.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful evening . Delicious . But it was loud

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SR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It's an old favorite.The atmosphere is warm&welcoming&the food is consistently good.They used to put out a plate of olives on the table&I missed it this time.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

I was very disappointed with food overall. Nothing was worth coming back for. The extremely nice service was some compensation,however. From the moment I checked in every employee was extra nice in every way.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was good but expensive

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LO
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There are surprisingly few restaurants on Lexington Ave in the 80’s thru 90’s and even fewer of any note, so Sfoglia is even more of an oasis in a wasteland. The interiors are a magical space behind a fairly non-descript front. The food and service are excellent and the pastas sublime. A bit pricey but totally worth it!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

All great but they seated a LARGE AND LOUD party of 12 just behind us. We could not hear each other or our waiter speak.

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AG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Italian food, friendly staff, and a perfect atmosphere (cozy and quite). This is a perfect dinner spot in the Upper Eastside. I recommend it highly and will be back!

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great, delicious food. Very close to the 92nd st.Y

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d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

haven't been in years and I feel foolish since it is superb food. better then ever. wish they did lunch as well

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