• Critics’ Pick
  • Celeste

  • Pizza Italian $14-$16
  • 502 Amsterdam Ave.
    New York, NY 10024
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone: 212-874-4559
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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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  • Hours

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

  • Prices


  • Payment

    Cash Only

  • Special Features

    Brunch - Weekend

  • Alcohol

    Beer and Wine Only

  • Reservations

    Not Accepted

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