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Italian Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 11:00 pm
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502 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10024
502 Amsterdam AvenueUSNew YorkNew York10024
$$Italian Restaurant, Pizza RestaurantToday 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 11:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 11:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 11:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 11:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:30 pmSaturday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:30 pmSunday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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Satisfying Neapolitan Italian fare plus brick-oven pizza brings crowds to this neighborhood hangout.- Google
"Yum yum yum yum...very good Real Italian food and not pricey at all."
"The owner is kind of pushy, but make sure to order the cheese plate for dessert."
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Brad Wyndowe
a month ago
The pasta specials are delicious! The eggplant and Mozzarella on Fridays is a family favorite. Carmine (owner) always greets people with a friendly smile. Yes he may push the cheese plate, but he is doing you a favor because it is delicious. Cash only.
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Laura Slabin
3 months ago
Great neighborhood spot. Cash only. Be prepared to wait since there are no reservations. Food is excellent although seating is cramped.
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Juan Taveras
7 months ago
yum yum yum yum...very good Real Italian food and not pricey at all. Dinner at 6:30 and the place was packed.. i mean subway car during rush hour packed. This small shop that looks like a pizzeria but its a very nice, cozy restaurant is actually very good. Not good for more than 4 people, wait times can be long, but good o take a date out and eat great food and not break your wallet. Lots of older people go there for the fancy food to drink with San Pellegrino water bottle $6. I had one of the daily specials, Chicken breast with backed potato on a bed of asparagus that was actually very very good. I dont even eat veggies and i was eating mine like if it was a piece of meat. Also ordered the fried calamari but those were just ok. Definitely a place to re visit, bring a date and have a great night. PS: place is very tight, 1 bathroom for both sexes and servers speak italian or seem to be pushed to speak italian to keep the authenticity. The owners always walk around asking if everything is ok which i like.. Happy patrons = happy pockets full of $$$
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Tam Le
a year ago
Small, cozy, cash-only place. I was really excited because it seemed like a nice little mom-and-pop joint and I couldn't wait to try their handmade pasta. I had the Tagliatelle Con Gamberi E Verza (egg noodles with cabbage shrimp and pecorino cheese) and it was meh. It really sounded good and I expected something better. However, I also had their special pizza of the day and that was nice. It had a tiny crust and lots of cheese- just how I like it. Service was quick though which was important as we wanted to catch a movie playing at the AMC on 84th Street. Without telling them, we were still able to get in and out in less than 40 minutes. Impressive! All in all, nice place but I probably wouldn't revist.
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Julie Xiao
a month ago
This is my favorite Italian restaurant in NYC. Their pastas are always freshly made and you get huge portions for a decent price even for NYC. The place is small so there's usually a wait especially at night for dinner. However, it is worth waiting for. My favorite items are the gnocchi and the paperadelle.
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Cristina Salhuana
8 months ago
Delicious pizza, tasty pasta, amazing bread, good wine, cash only. That's really what you need to know about this delicious local spot! I went here with a couple of friends and we ordered two pastas and two pizzas and shared all of it! I was partial to the pizzas but one of my friends loved the pastas so I guess there's something for everyone there! Don't miss out on the spicy chili oil!! So good!!
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Darryl Nicholson
11 months ago
Food was OK. It was richer than I would have liked. Service felt slightly rushed and I sensed urgency to eat my food to free up the table. Moderately priced for the portion size. I would give a 3.5 star it would allow.
Mark Toppert
2 years ago
Neapolitan style at it's finest. Celeste is a small cozy place that is worth the wait. I had the White Pizza which is the best I've found this side of Roma! Service is great and the owner is helpful friendly and engaging. Everyone in our party was happy with the different pastas and salad they tried. Don't forget to finish off with the the lemoncello dessert. Also don't expect to pay with the usual the plastic in your pocket because this place is strictly CASH only!!!
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