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."(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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  • 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 · April 2
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • carolina v v.
    Molto buona. Brunch was unbelievably delizioso, esp the hangover pizza and L'Italiano.
    carolina v valencia · January 16, 2011
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  • Leon B.
    Dynamite Italian food in Astoria. Wine on tap... better than it sounds.
    Leon Bolivar · October 14, 2010
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  • Jaunted
    Everyone isn't kidding about the Baby Jesus cake. It looks like nothing, tastes like everything. We think the secret is dates. ;)
    Jaunted · January 17, 2011
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  • Sudarshan P.
    They got a new pastry chef, and the plum cake is AWESOME!
    Sudarshan Phani · July 26, 2010
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  • Bradford C.
    Wonderful food. Friendly staff. Try the house wine blends for a delicious bargain.
    Bradford Campeau-Laurion · July 18, 2011
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  • Steve I.
    Try the mussels! Real good. Great service and very friendly.
    Steve Intro · August 27, 2013
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  • Lori P.
    Currently my favorite spot in the neighborhood. Fantastic food, wine and service. Yum.
    Lori P · April 13, 2009
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  • Tom R.
    Excellent service paired with some truly unbelievable dishes.
    Tom Rizk · January 29, 2015
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  • Christina C.
    The baby Jesus cake is so delicious. I ran home to try to make it but it just wasn't the same.
    Christina C. · August 2, 2013
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  • Morgan P.
    Romantic Italian place, good food, a hidden Astoria gem.
    Morgan Polotan · April 25, 2015
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  • Kristin S.
    Jesus caked was underwhelming. But brunch overall... Top notch!
    Kristin Schwanke · November 13, 2011
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  • Kimberly M.
    Their penne dish is one of the best things ever.
    Kimberly M. · September 10, 2011
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  • Foodspotting
    Try the Cauliflower with pine nuts and raisins
    Foodspotting · January 13, 2011
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  • Maritza H.
    New menu - The rib eye with ramps was AMAZING! I want another one.
    Maritza H · April 20, 2010
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  • Brian K.
    Dinosaur Kale pizza and Suncoast upside down cake make a great dinner!
    Brian Kelly · April 12
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  • Danny G.
    Baby Jesus, Hangover Pizza, and wine on tap. You pick the order, but you have to do this.
    Danny Garcia · May 23, 2013
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  • Martin D.
    Lasagna, pizza, pasta, Brussel sprouts and baby Jesus cake. And wine.
    Martin Doudoroff · November 3, 2015
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  • Jeff W.
    get the calamari appetizer, quality compares to Jean georges' calamari
    Jeff Woo · November 7, 2009
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  • Sean H.
    Get the Limoncello Tiramisu!!!!! It's amazing!!!
    Sean Holmes · August 13, 2011
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  • Siddharth K.
    The pasta and the branzino..
    Siddharth Krishnan · September 27, 2015
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  • Caitlin G.
    Brussels sprouts are a must have.
    Caitlin G · November 2, 2012
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  • Jastine K.
    Hangover pizza + Baby Jesus. All you need for Sunday Brunch. The end.
    Jastine Kho · October 26, 2014
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  • Corinne V.
    Get the hangover pizza for brunch. Awesome even without a hangover!
    Corinne Vizconde · January 11, 2010
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  • Christian G.
    Lasagna both sweet and savory.
    Christian Gloddy · October 3, 2014
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  • Wines in the City
    Our fave this month is Vesta Blend white wine on TAP!
    Wines in the City · July 28, 2011
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  • Sean H.
    I go here 17 times a week for a reason. Astoria's best restaurant!!
    Sean Holmes · October 10, 2010
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  • Sandy M.
    Can't get enough of the wine on tap and baby jesus cake!
    Sandy Michelle · October 7, 2011
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  • Colleen
    Go to Vesta and make sure to get the Baby Jesus cake for dessert.
    Colleen · January 21, 2010
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  • Billy K.
    Hangover Pizza. Forever and ever, amen.
    Billy Keenly · September 7, 2014
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  • Sylvio D.
    Wine, Ambiance, Service
    Sylvio Dias · October 29, 2014
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  • Slow Food NYC
    Happy to award the Snail of Approval to Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar
    Slow Food NYC · July 17, 2012
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  • Jenny A.
    The new chocolate bread pudding is to die for
    Jenny Altman · March 13, 2010
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  • Yasin M.
    Mussels, baby Jesus cake, Brussels sprouts
    Yasin Mo · March 23
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  • Eric V.
    Excellent brunch! But don't tell everyone...
    Eric Vidal · October 27, 2011
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  • Elina A.
    3 meat lasagna was delish!!
    Elina Abramchayeva · December 15, 2011
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  • Ryan M.
    This is my favorite restaurant in New York City.
    Ryan Meehan · June 2, 2013
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  • Hayley J.
    Kale pizza always! YUM
    Hayley Jones · June 9, 2014
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  • Dina F.
    Best brunch in Astoria, eat everything.
    Dina Fierro · January 22, 2011
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  • Martin D.
    Lasagna (and everything else)
    Martin Doudoroff · August 16, 2015
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  • Richard M.
    The lasgana. Oh my god. The lasagna.
    Richard Moyle · July 15, 2013
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  • Sonoko K.
    It's nice and tasty!
    Sonoko K · June 22, 2014
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  • Wayne W.
    The reason I live in Astoria
    Wayne Wilson · February 27, 2010
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  • James C.
    Plus a block away from me too!!!
    James Cordero · November 6, 2010
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  • Joe P.
    Kale pizza omg!
    Joe Page · February 18, 2012
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  • Jimmy H.
    Jesus cake. Amazing
    Jimmy Hsu · December 21, 2013
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  • Jenny A.
    Say yes to cavatappi!
    Jenny Altman · March 6, 2011
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  • Erika R.
    Baby Jesus!
    Erika Rupinski · August 31, 2014
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  • Nadine
    My favorite.
    Nadine · July 26, 2013
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