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Celeste

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502 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024 40.786532 -73.975903
nr. 84th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-874-4559 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10

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Hours

Mon-Thu, 5pm-11pm; Fri, 5pm-11:30pm; Sat, noon-3pm and 5pm-11:30pm; Sun, noon-3pm and 5pm-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 86th St.

Prices

$14-$16

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Proudly Neapolitan in heritage are all sorts of impeccable fritti, as well as classic free-form pizzas out of the wood-fired oven, at Celeste. A flower-decked terrace leads into country-cottage quaint with sky-blue plates and exactly what you'd eat in Naples: deep-fried buffalo-ricotta balls (soft and creamy). Savory seafood fritto misto. And the day's riff on zucchini blossoms. Quite a trick for Teodora's Giancarlo Quadalti, staunch partisan of Emilia-Romagna and chef-partner here. He's mastered the mantra of Upper West Side eats, too: big portions, small prices—antipasti and salads (anchovy crostini, sautéed mussels, stuffed eggplant rolls, thin-sliced artichokes with pecorino), artisanal pastas and their gelato dessert.

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