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Just say yes to the baby Jesus cake.
Currently my favorite spot in the neighborhood. Fantastic food, wine and service. Yum.
Two words: Hangover. Pizza.
Go to Vesta. Order the Baby Jesus cake -- super sweet and moist, with unsweetened whipped cream to calm your taste buds. Die happy. Really, it gets no better than this.
Inspired by Italy and the local greenmarket, here, the emphasis is entirely on local: the produce comes from the Brooklyn Grange, and the walls are a gallery for local artists. Come for the wine tap.
I go here 17 times a week for a reason. Astoria's best restaurant!!
Everyone isn't kidding about the Baby Jesus cake. It looks like nothing, tastes like everything. We think the secret is dates. ;)
Go to Vesta for Sunday brunch after drinking one too many. Order the hangover pizza -- spicy tomato sauce, eggs, and breakfast meats on a perfectly thin crust. Feel better!
Say yes to cavatappi!
Try the Cauliflower with pine nuts and raisins and spot it on Foodspotting!
Unlike any other place in the neighborhood. Great locally sourced food, local wine from the barrel, great staff. Can't recommend it enough.
Go to Vesta and make sure to get the Baby Jesus cake for dessert.
Amazing local spot, fantastic service, wine & beer only, and food? Stellar. The potato pancetta pizza, the veal pasta or the egg pasta are among my favorites.
Fresh, home made Italian food with wine on TAP! Pastas are all great, but the pizzas are really where it's at. Thin, crispy and great ingredients.
Wonderful food. Friendly staff. Try the house wine blends for a delicious bargain.
Plus a block away from me too!!!
Leave Manhattan for the best Italian in the boroughs. Share the "Quacker" pizza with duck, the award winning braised meatballs, and the signature Baby Jesus cake.
L'Italiano is absolutely amazing! Don't forget to order the Baby Jesus after, you'll definitely flip for it!
Molto buona. Brunch was unbelievably delizioso, esp the hangover pizza and L'Italiano.
Dynamite Italian food in Astoria. Wine on tap... better than it sounds.
Excellent brunch! But don't tell everyone...
Get the Limoncello Tiramisu!!!!! It's amazing!!!
if you like REAL italian food, steer clear of their lasagna. everything else there is prepared to perfection and they use local organic ingredients.
Our fave this month is Vesta Blend white wine on TAP!
Class act all the way. Hands down best restaurant in NY! Always impressed and always feel the love. Amazing food, superb owners and employees, and beautiful ambiance. Just say YES!
This is my fave restaurant in Astoria, if not all of NYC. Warm, wonderful ownership and staff and not to mention amazing seasonal and local food.
The Rib-eye was amongst the best I've ever had. Truffle-potato pizza, slow braised meatballs & hangover pizza. Pretty much can't go wrong. They know how to do it right here.
no matter what it takes to get here, do it. the menu is fresh yet hearty, and sources local produce. Prices are cheap and owner is a sweetheart. We stayed well past closing and he gave us free dessert
The new chocolate bread pudding is to die for
Get the hangover pizza for brunch. Awesome even without a hangover!
get the calamari appetizer, quality compares to Jean georges' calamari
Amazing service!! Wine on tap is a treat. Baby Jesus cake is a must!!
Great Italian restaurant hidden in Astoria. Recommend the Summer Salad, Lasagna, and Orecchiette. And end the meal with the Baby Jesus cake.
Watermelon and radish salad. Kale pesto. Wine on tap. All my favorite things that I never knew existed.
Happy to award the Snail of Approval to Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar
Kale pizza omg!
New menu - The rib eye with ramps was AMAZING! I want another one.
Mussels appetizer is fresh, delicious & hearty.
when given the choice between a tasting menu or a la carte items, always go for the a la carte.
Jesus cake. Amazing
Try the mussels! Real good. Great service and very friendly.
Green tomato pizza & fusilli, yum. YUM
The baby Jesus cake is so delicious. I ran home to try to make it but it just wasn't the same.
The lasgana. Oh my god. The lasagna.
Ashamed to say I've known about this place for years, but never made it down. Best margherita (and pizza in general) in Astoria. Also get the Baby Jesus Cake with a scoop of the same flavor ice cream!