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“Good but not that good”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Keste

Keste
Ranked #73 of 13,554 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: West Village
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good but not that good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Sometimes after reading trip advisor reviews you have high expectations, and this was definitely the case with this place
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As others have written it is small with tables very close together, always busy and not that quiet, but that was not really a problem. We were not over impressed with the pizza, they were thin and crusty bases which was good but they seemed to be lacking in flavour a little. They definitely weren't bad but I wouldn't say they were the best pizzas I've ever had. It all depends on your preference and experience, we have also lived in Italy and it would be hard to top those pizzas.

I wouldn't say avoid the place but go with reasonable expectations and you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“So far the best gluten-free pizza I've tasted”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

We were thrilled to find a restaurant that offered both gluten-free and regular pizzas. As someone with a wheat and gluten allergy, I am happy to announce that so far this is the best gluten-free dough I have ever had. Despite this, the staff were not as friendly as I would expect in a small restaurant where the atmosphere should be key. Nice neighborhood!

  • Visited June 2013
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Elgin
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209 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Feel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

I'd agree with other reviews that Keste has great pizza served in a cramped tables. It's kind of fun to be right next to other people, almost like being at the same table, but I wouldn't go for a quiet dinner. The pizza was perfectly cooked, I really enjoyed the crust. The menu is huge, so everyone will be able to find something they like. Our waiter spoke Italian and it gave an authentic Italian feel. They were really busy at 2 in the afternoon, so expect to wait at peak hours.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Bethany S
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Atlanta, Georgia
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Neapolitan pizza and”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

the neighborhood is very nice and chic in west village, if your not close take a cab or the subway its worth it. IN 2009 ny mag named it the best in town. I don't know if it still is but its one of the best I've been too. The house wine is also very nice for those vino lovers out there.

Visited July 2013
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Thank suwdawg
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NJ
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very good pizza, cramped tables”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Pizza was very good. Worth the wait, maybe? There are very few tables at Keste. They do not take reservations, so be prepared for a long wait particularly if you are in a large or odd sized group. The waiter and maitre d is quick with recommendations on wines, salads, toppings, and was on the mark. Loved the burrata.

  • Visited June 2013
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