Vesta

Price guide: Mid-range

21-02 30th Avenue, Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, 11102

Price guide: Mid-range

Vesta exterior

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#55 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Couples, Singles, Relaxation, Trendiness

Expert review of Vesta

A cozy wine bar and Italian eatery in restaurant-crazy Astoria.

Vesta is one of Astoria's best restaurants. And that's saying a lot since this part of Queens has been a culinary mecca for years. The restaurant's combination of quality wine and affordable, Italian fare lures diners from far and wide. 

Food and drink: 

You can find better Italian food elsewhere but the quality for the price can't be beat. Some of the dishes are truly inspired. 

Recommended dishes: 

The menu changes seasonally, but the pizza are always available and can fill two people. Try the meat lasagna or free-range steak if they are available. Vesta is part of the slow food revolution that's been sweeping across the nation. 

Ambience: 

It's cozy not kitschy. There aren't that many seats and they fill up quickly. It's mainly locals with a smattering of Manhattanites who've discovered this little gem. 

Service: 

It's quite pleasant and the waiters are easy on the eye. I've never had to wait for my drink or dish. 

Location: 

On a quiet stretch near the subway in Astoria. It's a bit off the beaten track and thank God for that. 

Price advice: 

Dinner for two costs about $60 if both diners get appetizers. The pizza is pretty affordable - $15 or less - and can easily satisfy two people. Brunch for two runs to about $40 for two people. 

More information on Vesta:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant, Wine bar
Food:
Italian
Address:
21-02 30th Avenue, Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, 11102
Telephone:
718-545-5550
Website:
http://www.vestavino.com
Serves:
Brunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon 5pm-10pm; Tue-Thu 5pm-11pm; Fri 5pm-midnight; Sat 11am-midnight; Sun 11am-10pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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