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  • Italian, Pizza
  • 502 Amsterdam Ave, New York NY10024 40.786678 -73.976074
  • (Btwn 84th & 85th St)
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  • (212) 874-4559
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User Ratings (Based on 117 reviews)

Food 4.0 Value 3.7
Service 2.7 Atmosphere 3.0

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 874-4559
Cash Only
Mon-Thu: 5pm-11pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11:30pm Sun: 5pm-10:30pm Brunch: Sat-Sun: 12pm-3pm
Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Celeste

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/05/2005

    Yum Yum

    Celeste is a fantastic deal and I'm always happy to eat there. The food and service are of high quality and the atmosphere is romantic and cozy. Beware that you will be given lots of chicken liver to eat if you order it - but it's good, so if you're really into chicken liver, you're totally psyched. The pizza is the only thing lacking, and I advise avoiding it. The wine list is a good value. There is usually a wait, but its never too bad and is always worth it.

  • Celeste

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/23/2005


    Good food, cozy atmosphere and decent service. Recommended!

  • Celeste

    Posted by Kristen & Brian, Upper West Siders on 03/14/2005

    So glad they have takout

    The first time we dined at Celeste, it was a pleasure. (but we may have had too much wine) The several times after that were not the most delightful. It's hard to sometimes get the owner's attention to put your name on the list. You HAVE to be aggressive in order to do so. And yes, like others have said, it is way-super-cramped. And the waitstaff rush, rush, rushes you to finish -- we didn't feel welcome. The food is on the above-average side, but some dishes need a little tweaking. We've found much more delicious and authentic gnocchi just ten blocks North! Recommendation to Celeste: Customer service, customer service, customer service. We are why you are here.

  • Celeste

    Posted by foodie on 02/13/2005

    Not too shabby

    I have eaten at Celeste a few times now and have generally found the dining experience pleasurable. The menu is small-but I think that is for the best, as they manage to do what they do well. The service, I have found, lacks somewhat. The waitstaff are keen to push a party through dinner quickly, and make infrequent trips to your table, even after a few requests. Though the wait time for a meal is relatively short, I found it excrutiating to get something as simple as more plates of bread, olive oil and balsamic. They aren't so keen on giving up a few extra plates of bread when a table of 8 is spending a couple of hundred dollars on food, beer and lots of wine, dessert and coffee. That, I find irritating and odd. My advice is to simply tell them, "Please stop rushing us, we'll pay and leave when we are finished." I don't think people speak up enough when agitated at shoddy or agressive waiting tactics.

  • Celeste

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/02/2005

    Sooo good!

    This was absolutely the best Italian food that I've ever had - Handmade pasta, brick oven pizza, all with fresh ingredients- everything tasted divine! Everybody working there was very friendly and nice. And as another reviewer said, I came out trying to think of an excuse to go again soon. It is a bit cramped and can be a bit noisy too, but the food just makes up for everything!

  • Celeste

    Posted by divadecucina on 11/11/2004


    A gem on the UWS has been discovered. Patrons are welcomed with opened arms by the owner of this humble yet cozy eatery. The food in a word, is flawless. Handmade pastas, brick oven pizzas, mussles fed exed in daily, delicious salads, exquisite fishes and more....along with a selection of Italian cheeses and salames brought from Italy, that could make you weep. The flavors are clean, pure, and made with only the freshest ingredients. No spaghetti with meatballs, no parmigiana anything. Fresh, spectacular Napoletan fare that's also a great bang for your buck. Now, THAT'S Italian.

  • Celeste

    Posted by yummyfood on 10/28/2004


    The food is great. The space is cramped. They offer takeout!

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