Celeste

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83 Very Good

An Upper West Side destination for impeccable fritti and classic free-form pizzas out of the wood-fired oven.

502 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY, 10024

212-874-4559

http://celestenewyork.com

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The lowdown

Celeste is a neighborhood restaurant through and through, in Neapolitan form. Along with its congenial chef-partner Giancarlo Quadalti and the atmosphere he cultivates, the restaurant’s strengths are its fritti and classic, wood-fired pizza. In the quaint and and unfussy dining room, servers present plates of fritto misto and golden buffalo ricotta-balls and pizzas topped with gorgonzola and spicy sopressata. The menu is rounded out by antipasti and salads like anchovy crostini, various pastas, and gelato for dessert.

What you need to know

DrinksBeer & Wine Only

Noise LevelCivilized