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Celestino

562 Halsey St., Brooklyn, NY 11233 40.683872 -73.931881
nr. Stuyvesant Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-787-3564 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

A, C at Utica Ave.

Prices

$13-18

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

This venue is closed.

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)

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