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Vesta Trattoria and Wine Bar

21-02 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY
718 545 5550
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Ranked #21 of 477 restaurants in Astoria
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Jersey City, New Jersey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My wife and I went here for an early dinner: 4:30 pm, on a recent Saturday afternoon, after touring the two great nearby sculpture museums with our son and his wife, who live nearby, and who raved about the food. They were right! We started with Chilled English pea soup, spice labneh & olive oil ($8), Baby Beets, beet green... More

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New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love there food, and how they change it with the season. Loving going here very few weeks to see whats new on the menu. Also they do the best meat balls.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Went here with a girlfriend last weekend for dinner. She got the bowl of mussels (which was overflowing and delicious per her), I had the lasagna. The meat sauce was earthy and absolutely tasted homemade. Came perfectly hot and cheesy. Had house wine and their baby Jesus cake, as I cannot resist trying new sweets! It was a date cake... More

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New York, New York, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I live around the corner from Vesta and used to come in all the time for brunch, dinner or a quick glass of wine because the staff was so lovely. They changed the entire staff and the new folks aren't nearly as enjoyable, so I limit this exclusively to take-out, because thankfully the cooks have remained the same and the... More

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New York City, New York
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141 reviews 141 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This was recommended to us by a co-worker so we came here for dinner. I called about 3 hours in advance to make a reservation. They had no problems fulfilling the reservation. When we got to the restaurant around 7pm, there wasn't that many people. I initially thought, what a slow place, why was it recommended? Long story short, by... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The food here is absolutely fantastic! I think this is one of Astoria's best kept secrets. The key is that the menu is not too expansive which in my opinion allows Vesta to focus on what it does best . Thus, you really can't go wrong with whatever you choose, whether ordering seafood or their great pizza dishes. They also... More

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Wake Forest, Nc
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201 reviews 201 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Vesta is a neighborhood restaurant that is a nice find. Menu is not large but dishes are very good and nicely presented. The house lasagna is a bit spicy with its 6-hour Ragu on lovely noodles served in a pottery baking dish in a very generous portion and seved with a nice crusty top. The pork tenderloin with apple stuffing... More

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Dallas, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A pizza with potatoes?? and onion sauce and arugala? Try it...fantastic. Great menu, nice wines, ans good service at modest prices. Super find in Astoria! Cant wait to go back!

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Astoria, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

And the pizza! With potatoes, arugula, onion spread...I order it knowing I can't eat it all and will be able to have it for lunch and dinner the next day. The brussel sprouts are cheesy, roasted, cooked to perfection without being mushy. I've been to this restaurant and never been disappointed. Parking isn't easy, but completely worth the trip.

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Astoria, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. But then they sent all of their nice staff to their 2nd location, and hired a very rude waitress/bartender. Every time I've been there since this change, I've been disappointed and offended by this woman. It's not worth a visit unless you want abuse. Go to Bear around... More

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