We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Celeste

€€ - €€€Italian, Pizza
502 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-3943
+1 212-874-4559
Website
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (36 reviews)
“cheese plate” (7 reviews)
“shrimp” (10 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
502 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-3943
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (219)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 185 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a little gem on the upper west side. It is cozy, and the food is reasonably priced and authentic. I am curious about some revues that say it is not authentic. It is not "Italian American" authentic. If you want someplace where every...More

Thank Malcolm G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I put cash only in the header because the cash only policy is not prominently displayed at the restaurant and one of our party had to make a quick dash to the cash machine. For out of towners I also point out that there seems...More

Thank donnalee1195
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Nothing authentic in this place, but even worst the quality of the food is very poor. We asked to get an extra-topping on our pizza (anchovies) and they said it was impossible to make any change! Really? Maybe it used to be a good low-key...More

1  Thank Paolo L
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The place is fairly low-key (and easy to miss as you're walking on Amsterdam Ave), but the food is very good and authentic. The manager is from Veneto, in Northern Italy and definitely knows what he's talking about. The menu offers a lot of interesting...More

1  Thank Giorgio T
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This place is perfect. I loved to explore the inside and see all of the different designs they had here. It felt very natural in that place. The decorations were all really cool and the place had a great feel to it. I have never...More

1  Thank carolniaey
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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 11 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
Nearby
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,
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 476 hotels in New York City
Belnord Hotel
1,402 reviews
.26 km away
The Lucerne Hotel
2,488 reviews
.42 km away
Excelsior Hotel
2,180 reviews
.43 km away
Riverside Tower Hotel
692 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Jacob's Pickles
690 reviews
.02 km away
Bustan NYC
122 reviews
.08 km away
Polpette
51 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Upper West Side
794 reviews
.07 km away
Children's Museum of Manhattan
236 reviews
.14 km away
Bike and Roll NYC
1,056 reviews
.38 km away
Zabar's
544 reviews
.37 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Celeste staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing