About Kesté Pizza & Vino
Roberto Caporuscio was born and raised on a dairy farm in Pontinia, Italy, an hour outside of Naples. After training with the best, Roberto came to the United States where he opened several successful pizzerias, and ultimately settled in New York City in 2009, and established Kesté Pizza & Vino.
Kesté, meaning “this is it” in the dialect of Naples, is an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria. At Kesté, pizza fans can indulge in an expansive assortment of 50 traditional and creative wood-fired Neapolitan style pies, crafted from the finest ingredients, including homemade mozzarella. In addition to several red, white and specialty pizzas, the menu also showcases an assortment of gluten-free pizzas as well as several vegetarian and vegan options.
Roberto Caporuscio began his authentic pizza-making skills straight from the source – Italy. Roberto was born and raised on a dairy farm in Pontinia, Italy where he first developed his culinary skills producing and selling cheese. It was, however, in Napoli, the birthplace of pizza, where he went to study the art and craft of Neapolitan pizza with the most talented pizza masters, including Antonio Starita. After training with the best, he established two successful pizzerias in Pittsburgh, PA, then A Mano in Ridgewood, NJ, and ultimately in New York City in 2009 when he opened Kesté Pizza & Vino on Bleecker Street, followed by Don Antonio in Midtown in February 2012.
Roberto has become one of the most highly praised pizza chefs amongst his peers and in the media, critically acclaimed as “#1 Pizza in New York” by New York Magazine, “Best Pizza” in New York State by Food Network Magazine and among the top 25 “Best Pizza Places in the US” by Food and Wine.
A passionate advocate of the Neapolitan Pizza Industry, Roberto serves as U.S. President of PAF Pizza Academy Foundation, the elite Italian governing body teaching the 300-year-old art of Neapolitan pizza making, and certifies adherence to authentic procedures. The pizza maestro is called upon by numerous restaurants throughout the United States, for private consultations, and conducts an intensive, ten-day Neapolitan pizza-making course at which he issues APN certification to aspiring Neapolitan pizza makers/restauranteurs around the world.
Currently, Roberto is the president and owner of Keste Pizza & Vino where he teaches the art of cheese making at the Fulton location’s pizza school.
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