Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar

Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar · Astoria
21-02 30th Ave (at 21st St), Astoria, NY 11102, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes
9.3/10

Based on 221 votes

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    Martin D.
    "Lasagna, pizza, pasta, Brussel sprouts and baby Jesus cake."(13 Tips)
    Danny G.
    "Baby Jesus, Hangover Pizza, and wine on tap."(11 Tips)
    Sandy M.
    "Can't get enough of the wine on tap and baby jesus cake!"(11 Tips)
    Brian K.
    "Dinosaur Kale pizza and Suncoast upside down cake"(5 Tips)
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  • baby jesus cake
  • pizza
  • wine
  • lasagna
  • brooklyn grange
  • romantic
  • mussels
  • brunch food
  • cozy
  • great value
  • desserts
  • authentic
  • rustic
  • trendy
  • local produce
  • cavatappi
  • rooftop
  • breakfast food
  • pastry chef
  • summer salads
  • Chris B.

    Staff is SO friendly and the food is so fresh and delicious. The wines on tap are good and they will let you sample any of them. Also the hype behind the sweet baby Jesus cake is 100% accurate

    Chris Blasting · July 20, 2015
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  • 7th.List

    Do not leave without trying....tri-colored cauliflower (with a golden raisin dipping sauce), corn on the cob (sprinkled with grana padano), the orecchiette (with kale pesto and housemade pork sausage) Read more

    7th.List · September 23, 2012
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  • Intelligensius A.

    Perfect place to eat when visiting Socrates Park & Noguchi Museum. Fantastic pizzas (Hangover & Kale), dessert (torta del Gesu Cristo), friendly service & a wifi - overall satisfaction :-)

    Intelligensius Anarchus · May 10, 2014
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  • AFAR Media

    They call it the hangover pizza...potato, pancetta, sausage, and eggs sunny side up - it's everything you need to get your head on straight after a night out on the town. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 12, 2014
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  • jon f.

    Excellent farm-to-table Italian fare and the perfect neighborhood restaurant in Astoria. The hangover pizza is great for brunch, but no matter when you come, save room for the Baby Jesus cake. Divine.

    jon ferrer · August 23, 2014
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  • Michelle C.

    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

    Michelle Calabretta · June 24, 2010
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  • Sheila Mimi G.

    Place has a nice atmosphere. Our server was very accommodating and pleasant. I enjoyed their kale pizza and wine. Although their cabernet was pricy, i think my company enjoyed it nonetheless.

    Sheila Mimi Gabe · 3 weeks ago
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  • Chad M.

    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!

    Chad Marra · June 15, 2013
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  • 2Plus2NYCReview

    I absolutely adore this place… it is delicious, rustic Italian and takes me back to being in a little trattoria in the backstreets of Siena. I love the local selections of both food and wine, Read more

    2Plus2NYCReview · August 29, 2011
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  • amNewYork

    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.

    amNewYork · October 3, 2011
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  • nymag

    Through October, this wine bar holds a pop-up farm stand selling local produce from LIC rooftop farm Brooklyn Grange, including spinach, basil, lettuce, rainbow Swiss chard, and herbs. Read more

    nymag · August 4, 2010
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  • Beth S.

    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!

    Beth Senneway · June 18, 2011
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  • Eric T.

    This place gets better each time. A small, no longer hidden gem. There's always a reason to come for brunch - pancakes, l'italiano, hangover pizza. Service treats regulars as family.

    Eric Tash · November 3, 2012
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  • Stephen B.

    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.

    Stephen Brown · January 6, 2011
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  • Christina C.

    Meatballs are totally worth it. The lasagna & cavatappi were both delicious. Leave room for the baby Jesus. It looks simple but tastes awesome. This place is great!

    Christina C. · January 13, 2013
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  • jesse r.

    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.

    jesse richman · March 22, 2009
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  • Marianna

    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.

    Marianna · April 7, 2010
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  • Kate F.

    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.

    Kate Filmore · February 18, 2011
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  • Arminda G.

    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.

    Arminda Guillama-Rodriguez · August 25, 2011
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  • Michael M.

    I just felt like my mother made this food. Get the meatballs starter and the chicken sausage pizza!! First time customers who are def coming back.

    Michael Marrs · April 22, 2013
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  • Laura W.

    if you like REAL italian food, steer clear of their lasagna. everything else there is prepared to perfection and they use local organic ingredients.

    Laura W · August 12, 2011
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  • Eugene N.

    Great Italian restaurant hidden in Astoria. Recommend the Summer Salad, Lasagna, and Orecchiette. And end the meal with the Baby Jesus cake.

    Eugene N · August 3, 2012
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  • Mark A.

    Unlike any other place in the neighborhood. Great locally sourced food, local wine from the barrel, great staff. Can't recommend it enough.

    Mark A · July 15, 2010
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  • Ethikus

    Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar is an ethical & sustainable restaurant participating in Shop Your Values Week! Pledge now and receive discounts at 200+ businesses in NYC from May 3-10, 2012. #SYVW Read more

    Ethikus · April 29, 2012
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  • CocktailEscapades

    The hangover pizza is amazing! Eat if you're sharing with friends (or else you'll be taking home 3/4 of a pizza). 🍕

    CocktailEscapades · May 20, 2013
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  • Aysha

    Ridiculously small menu (for dinner). The wine on tap is pretty cool. My family and I all got cramps afterwards though...

    Aysha · July 14, 2014
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  • Robin B.

    The house Red on tap is awesome. A little funky (a good thing) and smooth. Also kind of a bargain for $7.

    Robin Brunelle · June 7, 2014
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  • Erica M.

    This place makes me miss Astoria...I've never had a bad meal here, the wines are all amazing and the service top-notch!

    Erica Martirano · November 7, 2010
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  • Victoria U.

    Cozy and romantic spot in the neighborhood. Great value- the menu is always rotating because it's seasonal.

    Victoria Ugarte · February 26, 2015
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  • Rory P.

    Sea bass, crunchy skin and flavorful inside. Finish off with the Baby Jesus. Man it's good

    Rory Parness · February 7
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  • refinery29

    Bonus points for the $2.50 "shots" of wine that let you taste a few before you settle on the perfect pairing. Read more

    refinery29 · August 3, 2014
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  • Brian B.

    I haven't been yet, but I will order entrees as appetizers and apps for entrees. but, dessert before all of that.

    Brian Ballan · August 17, 2011
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  • Caridad C.

    The potato pizza is beyond amazing. The staff is very attentive and nice. I'll be going back many times.

    Caridad Cruz · April 18, 2013
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  • jesse r.

    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!

    jesse richman · March 22, 2009
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  • Stephen T.

    Love this place! Fabulous chef wonderful menu...David, the manager he knows his stuff about wine.

    Stephen Tortorici · October 6, 2015
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  • debz

    when given the choice between a tasting menu or a la carte items, always go for the a la carte.

    debz · December 26, 2013
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  • Ash L.

    Always a great selection of wines and food. I've never gone wrong with anything on the menu ever.

    Ash LP · August 24, 2014
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  • Joe P.

    Mussels app was phenomenal and kale pizza, simply outstanding, not to mention the cavatelli mmmmm

    Joe Page · March 25, 2012
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  • Felix G.

    L'Italiano is absolutely amazing! Don't forget to order the Baby Jesus after, you'll definitely flip for it!

    Felix G · August 16, 2009
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  • Jeseka H.

    The house Red wine by Raphael vineyards in LI was really good. Dry and and good blend.

    Jeseka Hahn · June 26, 2011
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  • Martyna B.

    Go to Vesta.. and order the Arancino risotto, veal, tomato & sheeps milk ricotta appetizer.. I died. Read more

    Martyna Borkowski · October 20, 2009
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  • Ash L.

    Come not only for the delicious food, but probably the best music selection in Astoria.

    Ash LP · May 22, 2011
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  • Journo G.

    Mussels appetizer is fresh, delicious & hearty.

    Journo Girl · April 3, 2014
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  • Colby L.

    The lasagna 6 hour meat ragu is probably the best I have had in a long time!

    Colby Lehman · July 10, 2012
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  • Lana L.

    Delicious wine on tap and some of the best thin crust margarita pizza ever.

    Lana L. · June 20, 2014
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  • Mike M.

    Wine on tap is amazing and fun. Pizza is really good and cheep.

    Mike Molino · March 3, 2015
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  • Emily V.

    Watermelon and radish salad. Kale pesto. Wine on tap. All my favorite things that I never knew existed.

    Emily Van Meter · July 22, 2012
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  • Enida M.

    Amazing service!! Wine on tap is a treat. Baby Jesus cake is a must!!

    Enida Mattis · November 12, 2012
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  • Siddharth K.

    Everything! Bring your dates here. This place is awesome!

    Siddharth Krishnan · September 27, 2015
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  • Adam

    They forgot about us and the service was sloppy. The food wasn't too bad when it finally arrived.

    Adam · March 20
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