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Celeste - owners name?

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Does anyone know the name of the Celeste owner? I want to write him to make a special request for my wifes birthday. (No idea whether he would be interested in honoring it, but it seems worth a shot.)

Cityseach says his name is Carmine, so thats a start.

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  1. Teodora Giancarlo Quadalti

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    1. re: Dave Feldman

      Does the owner have an eponymous restaurant (Teodora) on 57th and Lexington?

    2. Yep, same guy (I like Celeste better, actually, and it's less expensive).

      1. The man who is always there, and who I assumed was the owner (but maybe he is only the manager) is named Carmine, not Carmine like on Laverne & Shirley, but Car-mee-nay.

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        1. re: gab

          Yes, I have met Carmine, and he does talk about "his" restaurant in Italy (I was led to believe that the the "owner" has three restaurants, and that the cheese that is imported is served at all three).