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502 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-3943
+1 212-874-4559
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“pasta” (36 reviews)
“cheese plate” (9 reviews)
“shrimp” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
502 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-3943
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1 - 10 of 180 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

True hidden gem, let owner Carmine choose your wine and self-imported cheese. No reservations, but worth it every time!

Thank Anadiah
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a great little restaurant on the Upper West Side in Manhattan that my wife and I first visited with our son, who lives a few blocks away on the UWS. Our first visit was about two years ago and we enjoyed it so,...More

1  Thank Rick S
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We have eaten here often over the years. It is fairly crowded at times and then hard to hear yourself talk. If you enjoy talking to other diners this is a great place. The extra large cheese platter is fun particularly when Carmine the manager...More

Thank SaW43
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This place is such a great find on the upper west side. The menu represents the simplicity that makes Italian food so special and delicious. The pasta dishes we had were amazing, seasonal and fresh. The lack of fussiness in the ingredients made it very...More

Thank Callie W
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

On the recommendation of West Side friends, we ate at Celeste one evening last winter, and enjoyed our meal very much. The homemade pasta was particularly good. My partner had the sea beam which was prepared perfectly. Service was a bit rushed although we were...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This was highly recommended, but none of us were impressed. It was crowded, waitresses were rude and quite scary looking and the food was sub par. It took a while to order and then my appetizer came out with the entrees. The oil with the...More

Thank Sudoseppo
Reviewed 11 June 2017

From the attentive owner checking in throughout the meal, to the very good main dishes, and overall service, this place is a very good stop for a nice Italian dinner. Just one caveat: They accept cash only! But it's worth having the extra bills in...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome food! Friendly staff! Great service! A friend brought us here for lunch on our last visit. I had Tagliatelle Con Gamberi, Verza E Pecorino Egg noodles with shrimps, cabbage and sheep's cheese. My daughter had the pizza. We'll definitely be back!

Thank dsnenut
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

A local brought us to this as one of their favorite restaurants. Lucky, because we would have walked right past it without a second glance. The pizza sauce was flavorful and the cheese was amazing, though I know I would never have ordered it had...More

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We headed here for lunch and so didn't have to wait for a table as our friends who live nearby said you have to do for dinner. With three kids in tow from ages 11 - 4 lunch seemed like the best way to try...More

Thank Diane L
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,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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