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306 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-3984
+1 212-288-7374
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
306 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-3984
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Definitely the Best italian food in NYC! Sandro is a great cook with a refines palate! Attentive staff and great wine list!

Thank Wildcatbr
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Sandro’s has fabulous reviews. I was expecting a great meal. Food was very good. Service professional. Restaurant very noisy. Wine excellent. Dessert very good.

Thank abarasol
Reviewed March 21, 2018

I will never get tired to visit Sandro's ,is probably my favourite Italian restauranr in New York !!! Small but nice and warm atmosphere,this is the place in which you can find the best quality anywere.Always there Anna and Sandro are welcoming you every day,the...More

Thank alessandro1954
Reviewed January 23, 2018

Sandro's is my all-time favorite restaurant in NYC! They have a fabulous menu, as well as several nightly specials. I tried the Calamari Pasta last time and loved it! As a bonus, my friends and I were served complimentary grappa and fresh baked cookies after...More

Thank madipartyof2
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and service was excellent. Our pasta was absolutely delicious and the Veal Chop was even better. The dessert was amazing. Recommend Sandro’s without exception.

Thank Morton T
Reviewed December 15, 2017

Amazing, sophisticated Italian home cooking! Every dish was absolutely outstanding and service was very attentive and friendly. Great selection of specials and excellent wine list. Highly recommend and can't wait to come back!

Thank Maxz007
Reviewed November 11, 2017

Everyone likes to find that local restaurant that few others know about. Sandro's is one of those places. Tucked away below street level on E 81st street just off of the corner of 2nd Ave., you could easily miss it but that would be a...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Sandro's is a small restaurant in a nice neighborhood on the Upper East side. After ordering some wine from the decent wine list, our waiter handed us a paper menu and then proceeded over 5 minutes or more to tell us about the 15-20 "specials"...More

Thank Seatraveler509
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Sandro's is a very small restaurant with tables tightly packed together so it is very loud and difficult to have a business or personal conversation without shouting across the tiny table seating four people. The "daily specials" list is annoyingly long -- the number of...More

Thank GreatBen
Reviewed August 28, 2017

there are some nice appetizers--we didn't order them. Ditto the main dishes, for the most part. Apps--the Jewish style friend artichokes were a mouthful of pinecone cotton balls. The codfish was a rubbery mass impervious to pain (but the accompanying potatoes were great!). Veal scallopini...More

Thank CarolitaNYC
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Response from CarlaAKS | Reviewed this property |
Not cheap; not terrible.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-3984
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-288-7374
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