Proprietors/Executive Chef: Rosario Procino
Greenwich Village – 271 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
Bright Lights…was my first impression of Keste. Really bright and narrow…and all the familiar furniture and wood oven fire everybody is used to seeing in a humble, yet authentic pizza restaurant. Not big by any means, and seats will quickly fill up before 9pm. Decor is uninspiring to say the least.. it definitely looks like your typical, average pizza joint. But the food is absolutely good….so don’t let the decor fool you. Additionally, for those that are gluten intolerant, they definitely have an impressive listing of gluten-free and vegan pizzas…. but if you are not intolerant to gluten, WHY in the world would you order gluten-free pizza? I’m sure it taste just as good. Obviously, I have opted for their regular dough. Think Old School… there is nothing modern about this place whatsoever… Don’t get me wrong, sometimes old school is nice and relaxing.
Nothing like a good Neapolitan… margherita pizza w/ salami & fig & prosciutto. perfectly individual sized, with a crust that is nicely charred and a bit on the “fluffy” side. Love that they make most of their own cheese (burrata & mozzarella). The menu is so extensive and inspiring, you will have such a hard time choosing one you’d like…. Since i judge a pizza by it’s classic margherita, it made sense to pick a staple here (we couldn’t resist adding salami on top)….and for the second option, we went a little risque and chose a special for the night, fig & prosciutto. Both were VERY different, yet very tasty
margherita w/ salami
Fig & Prosciutto
Not recommended for a first date, but great place to catch up with an old friend or lover you are beyond comfortable with…but if you don’t care for all of the above, go just to try great food. It’s a favorite classic and a staple in the heart of Greenwich Village.