I have eaten a lot of pizza in my time, but Kesté Pizza in NYC is different. It's serious, foodie-level delicious pizza. Owner Roberto Caporuscio was born and raised outside Naples, Italy where he studied the art of pizza making with the masters. His pizzeria has won accolades from national food critics, as well as pizza lovers.
Kesté Pizza in Greenwich Village has been offering Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas with homemade mozzarella since 2009. The 950 degree oven turns out perfectly-cooked pizzas - with bubbling, chewy, slightly burned crusts - in less than two minutes. In addition to traditional pizzas, paninis (lunch only) and gluten-free pizzas, there are many creative pizzas to choose from, including:
- Pistacchio e Salsiccia - pistachio pesto, sausage, pecorino romano, homemade buffalo mozzarella, basil
- Pizza del Papa - butternut squash cream, red & yellow peppers, zucchini, imported smoked buffalo mozzarella
- Sorrentina - imported smoked buffalo mozzarella, sliced lemons, basil
My favorite is Salciccia e Friarielli - italian rapini and sausage with imported smoked mozzarella. The slight bitterness of the greens, the hearty sausage, and the smoky, creamy cheese on their trademark crust smells, looks and tastes heavenly.
271 Bleecker Street