best u.w.s. cheese plate (2008)
Modest prices, and great pizzas and pastas, made CELESTE an instant Upper West Side hit last year. But the Italian cheese plate has been inconsistent, thanks to the wanderings and occasional absence of the monger who presides over it. When it's on, there's no better in town, the carefully chosen and well-aged specimens dabbed with preserves and honeys and strewn with nuts.