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502 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-3943
+1 212-874-4559
11:30 - 23:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had the rigatoni with bolognese and for a restaurant owned by Italians this pasta dish was inexcusable. Probably the worst I ever had.

Thank bernadette p
Bengaluru, India
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102 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very popular and pretty small so be prepared to squish in! The owner is Italian and greets everyone at the door and seats them. I got a pizza- absolutely delicious, Neapolitan style. Based on all the other food being served I could see, the quality is high.

Thank Ansh J
Orange Beach, Alabama
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

If you miss out on a meal here, it's a shame! It was a delight for the taste buds. Very cozy atmosphere. The lasagna was beyond my expectations. The mussels appetizer was phenomenal!

Thank Tammie J
Miami, Florida
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The Best Italian food in Brooklyn Owner manager, Carmine Mitroni, is a gem and a pleasure Made my wife and I feel at home, he not only greets and seats you but comes by the table to recommend, advise, explain and be friendly We came early and he even recommended a great place nearby for a Martini A definite come... More 

Thank michael c
Lahti, Finland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We had a really nice dinner with my fiancee at this authentic Italian restaurant during our stay in NYC. From the moment we stepped in it was clear that the restaurant was highly appreciated by the locals. The (apparently) owner of the place greeted everyone personally and wanted to catch up with the locals wishing everyone happy new year etc.... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

No reservations; cash only wonderful neighborhood place with an Italian owner/chef/waitstaff. Waited outside for a bit for a table at this popular place, but nowhere near as long as was originally stated. Great pizza and pasta and very accommodating owner and crew. This is, as others have stated in reviews, authentic Italian food, not Italian-American or some new interpretation of... More 

Thank Drew787
Greenwich, Connecticut
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131 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I love this place and come about once a month. It is the kind of food you find in Rome and in a similar type atmosphere. Very close tables but that is part of the fun. The wine selection is excellent and food tastes authentic. Staff is incredibly friendly and all are from Italy.

Thank tulsau
New York City, New York
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It´s a nice place, nice people, nice menu.I enjoyed the general atmosphere but the pasta was overcooked. My friends recommend the place again and again but my experience could be better.

Thank RaquelitaNYC
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Celeste is unusual in several ways: the lack of a big sign outside, the refusal to take reservations (except for very large parties), and its focus on authentic Italian food -- the main owner also has restaurants in Rome.

Thank Mark P
Seattle, Washington
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We found the name in New York magazine and since we are staying close to Amsterdam we gave it a try. We had an ample spinach salad and my friend had a delicious salmon meal and I had a ten inch pizza. Nice find. Knd

Thank Heronknd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-3943
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-874-4559

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Upper West Side

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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