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Kesté Pizza & Vino

271 Bleecker St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Morton St.
212-243-1500

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

61% would go back.

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Authentic Naples Pizza

By sockster on 12/7/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

Was there yesterday on a packed Sunday. Very tight seating and small tables. A tough place to put two 12" pies and vino. BUT, it was a slice out of Italy. Two great Italian waiters, a fantastic pizza margarita and a wonderful namesake pie, Keste, were all you could ask for. Perfectly done, with fresh, terrific toppings. House wine was good with the pie too. Don't miss this little slice out of Italy here in our great city!!

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164 out of 311 people found this review helpful.

A good spot

By eje on 10/12/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

We walked right in past the line and got a seat - this probably pissed off the people waiting outside but it made me feel pretty awesome. The pizza was good, it was soggy in the center and the crust was bready. It tasted a lot like the Laffa you get at Olympic Pita. The pizza is tough to eat without a knife and fork. We got a pizza del re and it was like the pizza equivalent of a cheesecake. Very rich. Tasty but meant to be eaten in moderation. The margherita pizza was delicious. The sauce was sweet and simple. The cheese perfectly melted. I wish it had more basil. I also wish it wasnt so soggy. The sauce was really good though. The crust was unique and definitely worth another try. Don't waste your money on their beer. It is not great and overpriced. Hit up the Blind Tiger right around the corner instead.

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153 out of 300 people found this review helpful.

Very disappointed

By jrb819 on 8/19/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

I had been looking forward to trying Keste for weeks and sadly was very disappointed. As another reviewer noted, we found the sauce extremely salty and the pizza very soggy in the center with the crust burnt. Won't go back.

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83 out of 168 people found this review helpful.

high expectations but i was disappointed

By mistermcgoo on 6/23/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great location, nice decor and a friendly, attentive wait staff. The tables are packed awfully closely together, so much so that you have to move them to squeeze by, definitely not the type of place for an intimate dinner. Looking over the menu I was initially really excited because the names of the pizzas and the ingredients used were all very reminiscent of Italy, Unfortunately the final product was poor but I think they just need the owner to get into that kitchen and whip some people into shape. The toppings were very good, fresh basil, italian sausage and fresh mozza but otherwise the pizza was very sloppily made. The sauce was very heavily salted which detracted from the other flavors. The crust was wet and soggy, as if someone had put the sauce on it and then let it sit, which was odd because they burned the crap out of the pizza they served me so it SHOULD have been crisp. So imagine a salty, burnt sloppy mess with great toppings and that was my lunch. They have promise, hopefully they get their act together

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79 out of 162 people found this review helpful.

delicious neapolitan pizza!

By fishy550 on 6/8/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been eating here since they opened and honestly, it only gets better every time I go. Their special burrata pizza, which isn't on the menu, is absolutely incredible. I also love the splash of olive oil in the center- just like pizza I've had in Italy. The waitstaff is friendly and informative and i'm happy to call this my new neighborhood haunt!

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116 out of 199 people found this review helpful.

Pizza is overpriced

By Giovanna21 on 5/26/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

the space is too crowed it at times and too over price and honestly the pizza is wack

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65 out of 153 people found this review helpful.

mediocre...not the best pizza

By darlacondor1970 on 5/26/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

not the tastiest...i was dissappointed

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58 out of 113 people found this review helpful.

Not impressed

By massimodupre on 5/26/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

the pizza is OK/ average, nothing to die for...they can definitely improve..the crust was burned BUT their service is good..

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76 out of 145 people found this review helpful.

OK pizza

By domenicohilt on 5/26/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Pizza is average..definitely had better

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60 out of 139 people found this review helpful.

Solid food, loud atmosphere

By starskione on 4/10/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Went last night. Del Re pizza was delicious - we were sad it was finished. The Pomodorini and Toscana salad were solid but forgettable. REALLY loud - we couln't get the bill fast enough. Authentic staff who tried hard, very charming. I'd probably get it to-go next time.

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52 out of 108 people found this review helpful.

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