The spirit of the city of Naples is being channeled at this quirky little restaurant—for all the good and the bad that implies. Starting with the possible negatives, it’s a cacophonous place, made even louder by the cheerful insults the waiters sling at one another as they rush around the room. Reservations aren’t accepted, so there’s always a wait. Tables are so close together you’re going to feel as if you need elbow pads to dine safely. But all that may well recede into the background when you get your first taste of the food—so authentic, so fresh, and so darn toothsome it’s almost as if they teleported it direct from the Boot.
New York City
New York City› Restaurant
502 Amsterdam (near 84th St.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Upper West Side Hours Mon−Thurs 5−11pm; Fri 5−11:30pm; Sat noon–3pm and 5–11pm; Sun noon–3pm and 5−10pm Transportation Subway: 1 to 86th St Phone 212/874-4550 Prices Main courses $9−$15 Cuisine Type Italian Web site Celeste
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