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“2nd trip - I just don't get it!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Keste

Keste
271 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10014
212-243-1500
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Ranked #65 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Pizza, Continental
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Miami, Florida
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“2nd trip - I just don't get it!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011 via mobile

So the food isn't terrible but it absolutely is NOT exceptional as such a highly reviewed restaurant should be. A bit rushed but I respect the in/out style.
BUT - the food has to live up to the craziness. It is nothing more than average for a highly touted place.
Try Waldy's on 6th Ave. Authentic brick oven. Amazon taste and quality. A bit lower priced.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best pizza ever?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011 via mobile

Loved the pizza; 5+ stars!!! I had the prosciutto special, while my wife had the burrata special. I don't think I've ever noticed the enticing smell of the char on the underside of a pizza before. My wife thought her pizza was the best she'd ever had. Definitely worth the trip from UWS to the Village.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Louisville, Colorado
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best pizza in NY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Second time we've been here within 3 years and just as good. Crust was a tad salty, but this modern NY pizza place is tops. Of the 5 we visited this trip (and 4 last trip), it's still the best.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Surprised by an incredibly good pizza at Keste”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Keste serves a very very good pizza. Not a very good Pizza... for being abroad (and by abroad I mean "outside of Italy"). Go there. You will be impressed. Also if you are accustomed to Italian standards of pizza, as I am.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Davenport, Iowa
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good Pizza, Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Purchased two pizzas for carryout. Despite the line out the door, they pleasantly took our order and quickly served us. The crust was crisp, with a nice tang, the toppings (basic Margherita and Capricciosa) were generous and flavorful. Can't wait to go back and try other toppings.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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