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This Bed-Stuy seafood joint with a charming space and simple menu is worthy of neighborhood-standby status, if not a destination meal. Massimiliano Nanni -- former co-owner of popular nearby pie shack Saraghina -- is in the kitchen, while his designer wife, Paola Citterio, designed the unique space. The exterior recalls a lovingly crafted junkyard gate, and the interior overflows with hanging dinghies, nets, deep-sea fishing tools, and large hooks. Fittingly, Celestino’s menu opens with an array of simple shellfish selections, like a tray of briny oysters and a pan of clams and mussels in a light white wine/garlic sauce. Less successful are baked clams topped with breadcrumbs and parsley, which run a bit dry. Among the largely seafaring entrees, a lobster ravioli is nondescript, while a crepe stuffed with onions and fish ragu is a pastry variation on the seafood-tomato pairings found throughout the menu. An ideal meal here ends with a perfectly tart lemon sorbet.Recommended Dishes
Fish Ragu Crepe ($14)