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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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306 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-3984
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Reviewed 24 January 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 22 December 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.

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Reviewed 16 December 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 11 November 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 9 October 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 15 September 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 29 August 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
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Sandro’s prices pretty much correspond to those of Babbo, Felidia, etc. and the restaurant pitches itself as high end Italian. The menu is much more limited and more standard, but eating in his restaurant as a whole is a much more pleasant experience than in...More

Thank Schipa
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I have been going to Sandro's for many years and I am always impressed with the quality of the food served!!! carciofi alla giudea,( artichokes) veal chop,tagliolini al tartufo,antipasti,dolci ......amazing BRAVO SANDRO. I really recommend this amazing little place with lots of charm,quality and warm...More

Thank alessandro1954
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Sandro's has been an absolute favorite of ours for decades now .... and while the address has moved several times, this family run gem has always at the very top of our NYC restaurant list and in any given week-long trip to NY we have...More

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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
Good for
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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