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keste or forcella

mickel Jul 31, 2013 02:02 PM

Having dinner with wife and our 2 adult children. Who has better pizza Keste or Forcella? Will be close to downtown locations of both.

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    alepenazzi Aug 1, 2013 06:28 AM

    I'd highly recommend Forcella, or for a thinner and crisper crust, Numero 28 on Carmine St.

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      kathryn Jul 31, 2013 04:33 PM

      Motorino :)

      Keste is on Bleecker St in the village, Forcella is on Bowery. Not super close to each other.

      I find Keste to be quite heavy and wet. Not worth the wait time. At least Forcella takes reservations. It's pretty good, not my favorite. But you can try the fried pizza.

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      1. re: kathryn
        pammi Jul 31, 2013 06:52 PM

        It's called the Montenara. They flash fry it then add tomato sauce and cheese,exactly like in Naples. It's excellent .There is also a NY branch of the inventor of that style of Neopolitan pizza,called Don Antonio, on 50 th Street. Well worth it!

        1. re: kathryn
          foodwhisperer Jul 31, 2013 10:36 PM

          I second Motorino, skip Keste and Forcella

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          rrems Jul 31, 2013 03:21 PM

          I did not care for Forcella at all. I prefer a thin, crisp crust, and found Forcella's crust to be thick and doughy.

          I have not been to Keste.

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