Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar

Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar$$$$
Astoria, Astoria
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  • Martin D.
    "Lasagna, pizza, pasta, Brussel sprouts and baby Jesus cake."(15 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!"(10 Tips)
    Brian K.
    "Dinosaur Kale pizza and Suncoast upside down cake"(5 Tips)
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  • Kino
    KinoJuly 28, 2016
    The Squid Ink Pasta here is one of the most delicious dishes I have had in Astoria. The $30 Happy Hour (Mon-Fri 5-8pm) Meat & Cheese Plate with a bottle of red or white wine from the tap is a steal.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BlastingJuly 20, 2015
    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
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListSeptember 23, 2012
    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
  • 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 :-)
  • jon f.
    jon ferrerAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    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
  • Chad M.
    Chad MarraJune 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Sheila Mimi G.
    Sheila Mimi GabeApril 2, 2016
    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.
  • Chad O.
    Chad OrrApril 7
    This a great place for dinner. It's very cozy and a great place to relax and have a great meal. They don't have a ton of choices, but everything on the menu is delicious!!!
  • 2Plus2NYCReview
    2Plus2NYCReviewAugust 29, 2011
    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
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.January 13, 2013
    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!
  • Eric T.
    Eric TashNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkOctober 3, 2011
    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.
  • Beth S.
    Beth SennewayJune 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Eugene N.
    Eugene NAugust 3, 2012
    Great Italian restaurant hidden in Astoria. Recommend the Summer Salad, Lasagna, and Orecchiette. And end the meal with the Baby Jesus cake.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MarrsApril 22, 2013
    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.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CalabrettaJune 24, 2010
    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
  • 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.
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BrownJanuary 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • nymag
    nymagAugust 4, 2010
    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
  • CocktailEscapades
    CocktailEscapadesMay 20, 2013
    The hangover pizza is amazing! Eat if you're sharing with friends (or else you'll be taking home 3/4 of a pizza). 🍕
  • Robin B.
    Robin BrunelleJune 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The house Red on tap is awesome. A little funky (a good thing) and smooth. Also kind of a bargain for $7.
  • Victoria U.
    Victoria U.February 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cozy and romantic spot in the neighborhood. Great value- the menu is always rotating because it's seasonal.
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessFebruary 7, 2016
    Sea bass, crunchy skin and flavorful inside. Finish off with the Baby Jesus. Man it's good
  • refinery29
    refinery29August 3, 2014
    Bonus points for the $2.50 "shots" of wine that let you taste a few before you settle on the perfect pairing. Read more
  • Kate F.
    Kate FilmoreFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen TortoriciOctober 6, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Love this place! Fabulous chef wonderful menu...David, the manager he knows his stuff about wine.
  • Caridad C.
    Caridad CruzApril 18, 2013
    The potato pizza is beyond amazing. The staff is very attentive and nice. I'll be going back many times.
  • debz
    debzDecember 26, 2013
    when given the choice between a tasting menu or a la carte items, always go for the a la carte.
  • Ash L.
    Ash LPAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always a great selection of wines and food. I've never gone wrong with anything on the menu ever.
  • Journo G.
    Journo GirlApril 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Mussels appetizer is fresh, delicious & hearty.
  • Aysha
    AyshaJuly 14, 2014
    Ridiculously small menu (for dinner). The wine on tap is pretty cool. My family and I all got cramps afterwards though...
  • Lola
    LolaAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    if you like REAL italian food, steer clear of their lasagna. everything else there is prepared to perfection and they use local organic ingredients.
  • Joe P.
    Joe PageMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mussels app was phenomenal and kale pizza, simply outstanding, not to mention the cavatelli mmmmm
  • Marianna
    MariannaApril 7, 2010
    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.
  • Enida M.
    Enida MattisNovember 12, 2012
    Amazing service!! Wine on tap is a treat. Baby Jesus cake is a must!!
  • Mike M.
    Mike MolinoMarch 3, 2015
    Wine on tap is amazing and fun. Pizza is really good and cheep.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Unlike any other place in the neighborhood. Great locally sourced food, local wine from the barrel, great staff. Can't recommend it enough.
  • Cassandra C.
    Cassandra CastilloOctober 10, 2016
    So romantic, great for dates! Baby Jesus Cake w/ Gelato is a must 😍
  • Siddharth K.
    Siddharth KrishnanSeptember 27, 2015
    Everything! Bring your dates here. This place is awesome!
  • Erica M.
    Erica MartiranoNovember 7, 2010
    This place makes me miss Astoria...I've never had a bad meal here, the wines are all amazing and the service top-notch!
  • Ethikus
    EthikusApril 29, 2012
    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
  • Colby L.
    Colby LehmanJuly 10, 2012
    The lasagna 6 hour meat ragu is probably the best I have had in a long time!
  • Lana L.
    Lana L.June 20, 2014
    Delicious wine on tap and some of the best thin crust margarita pizza ever.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BallanAugust 17, 2011
    I haven't been yet, but I will order entrees as appetizers and apps for entrees. but, dessert before all of that.
  • Jeseka H.
    Jeseka HahnJune 26, 2011
    The house Red wine by Raphael vineyards in LI was really good. Dry and and good blend.
  • Ash L.
    Ash LPMay 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Come not only for the delicious food, but probably the best music selection in Astoria.
  • Morgan P.
    Morgan PolotanApril 25, 2015
    Romantic Italian place, good food, a hidden Astoria gem.
  • Steve I.
    Steve IntroAugust 27, 2013
    Try the mussels! Real good. Great service and very friendly.
  • Danny G.
    Danny GarciaMay 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Baby Jesus, Hangover Pizza, and wine on tap. You pick the order, but you have to do this.
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.August 2, 2013
    The baby Jesus cake is so delicious. I ran home to try to make it but it just wasn't the same.
  • Bradford C.
    Wonderful food. Friendly staff. Try the house wine blends for a delicious bargain.
  • Martin D.
    Martin DoudoroffNovember 3, 2015
    Lasagna, pizza, pasta, Brussel sprouts and baby Jesus cake. And wine.
  • Jastine K.
    Jastine KhoOctober 26, 2014
    Hangover pizza + Baby Jesus. All you need for Sunday Brunch. The end.
  • carolina v v.
    carolina v valenciaJanuary 16, 2011
    Molto buona. Brunch was unbelievably delizioso, esp the hangover pizza and L'Italiano.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KeenlySeptember 7, 2014
    Hangover Pizza. Forever and ever, amen.
  • Slow Food NYC
    Slow Food NYCJuly 17, 2012
    Happy to award the Snail of Approval to Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar
  • Kimberly M.
    Kimberly M.September 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Their penne dish is one of the best things ever.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KellyApril 12, 2016
    Dinosaur Kale pizza and Suncoast upside down cake make a great dinner!
  • Leon B.
    Leon BolivarOctober 14, 2010
    Dynamite Italian food in Astoria. Wine on tap... better than it sounds.
  • Caitlin G.
    Caitlin GNovember 2, 2012
    Brussels sprouts are a must have.
  • Jaunted
    JauntedJanuary 17, 2011
    Everyone isn't kidding about the Baby Jesus cake. It looks like nothing, tastes like everything. We think the secret is dates. ;)
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MeehanJune 2, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    This is my favorite restaurant in New York City.
  • Ian M.
    Ian McAfeeAugust 13
    Pasta, wine both great
  • Jesse R.
    Jesse RichmanMarch 22, 2009
    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.
  • Sylvio D.
    Sylvio DiasOctober 29, 2014
    Wine, Ambiance, Service
  • Sudarshan P.
    Sudarshan PhaniJuly 26, 2010
    They got a new pastry chef, and the plum cake is AWESOME!
  • Christian G.
    Christian GloddyOctober 3, 2014
    Lasagna both sweet and savory.
  • Siddharth K.
    Siddharth KrishnanSeptember 27, 2015
    The pasta and the branzino..
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 13, 2011
    Try the Cauliflower with pine nuts and raisins
  • Yasin M.
    Yasin MoMarch 23, 2016
    Mussels, baby Jesus cake, Brussels sprouts
  • Vivian Z.
    Vivian ZhangOctober 8
    Linguine was so light and refreshing
  • Aurora S.
    Orechiette with sausage and chard was beautiful
  • Sean H.
    Sean HolmesAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Get the Limoncello Tiramisu!!!!! It's amazing!!!
  • Hayley J.
    Hayley JonesJune 9, 2014
    Kale pizza always! YUM
  • Felix G.
    Felix GAugust 16, 2009
    L'Italiano is absolutely amazing! Don't forget to order the Baby Jesus after, you'll definitely flip for it!
  • Eric V.
    Eric VidalOctober 27, 2011
    Excellent brunch! But don't tell everyone...
  • Kristin S.
    Kristin SchwankeNovember 13, 2011
    Jesus caked was underwhelming. But brunch overall... Top notch!
  • Richard M.
    Richard MoyleJuly 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The lasgana. Oh my god. The lasagna.
  • Sonoko K.
    Sonoko KJune 22, 2014
    It's nice and tasty!
  • Sandy M.
    Sandy MichelleOctober 7, 2011
    Can't get enough of the wine on tap and baby jesus cake!
  • Wines in the City
    Wines in the CityJuly 28, 2011
    Our fave this month is Vesta Blend white wine on TAP!
  • Martin D.
    Martin DoudoroffAugust 16, 2015
    Lasagna (and everything else)
  • Martyna B.
    Martyna BorkowskiOctober 20, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Vesta.. and order the Arancino risotto, veal, tomato & sheeps milk ricotta appetizer.. I died. Read more
  • Jesse R.
    Jesse RichmanMarch 22, 2009
    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!
  • Elina A.
    Elina AbramchayevaDecember 15, 2011
    3 meat lasagna was delish!!
  • Maritza H.
    Maritza HApril 20, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    New menu - The rib eye with ramps was AMAZING! I want another one.
  • Dina F.
    Dina FierroJanuary 22, 2011
    Best brunch in Astoria, eat everything.
  • Jimmy H.
    Jimmy HsuDecember 21, 2013
    Jesus cake. Amazing
  • Adam
    AdamMarch 20, 2016
    They forgot about us and the service was sloppy. The food wasn't too bad when it finally arrived.
  • Joe P.
    Joe PageFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Kale pizza omg!
  • Corinne V.
    Corinne VizcondeJanuary 11, 2010
    Get the hangover pizza for brunch. Awesome even without a hangover!
  • Colleen
    ColleenJanuary 21, 2010
    Go to Vesta and make sure to get the Baby Jesus cake for dessert.
  • Nadine
    NadineJuly 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite.
  • Sean H.
    Sean HolmesOctober 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    I go here 17 times a week for a reason. Astoria's best restaurant!!
  • Erika R.
    Erika RupinskiAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Baby Jesus!
  • Lori P.
    Lori PApril 13, 2009
    Currently my favorite spot in the neighborhood. Fantastic food, wine and service. Yum.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WooNovember 7, 2009
    get the calamari appetizer, quality compares to Jean georges' calamari
  • Erika M.
    Erika MagallanesJune 10, 2016
    Cheese board appetizer, Margherita pizza, and the baby Jesus cake made me wanna drool it was so good!!!!
  • Jenny A.
    Jenny AltmanMarch 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The new chocolate bread pudding is to die for
  • James C.
    James CorderoNovember 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Plus a block away from me too!!!
  • Jenny A.
    Jenny AltmanMarch 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Say yes to cavatappi!
  • Wayne W.
    Wayne WilsonFebruary 27, 2010
    The reason I live in Astoria
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