With their combined passion for Italian food and the Astoria neighborhood, Leo Sacco and Giuseppe Falco decided to open Vesta Trattoria and Winebar - a neighborhood restaurant offering simple and Italian-inspired favorites guided by the local greenmarket.
They are committed to the Astoria neighborhood; the childhood friends grew up in the area and continue to call it home. Now an extension of their own homes, Vesta Trattoria and Winebar, is dedicated to serving the local community.
They called upon the local community to bring Vesta to life:
Bread is baked fresh daily by Gianpiero Bakery.
Woodwork interior and flooring, as well as upholstery, has been crafted
by Osorno Upholstery Classic Furniture.
Giuseppe and Leo have partnered with Michelle Vido, another Astoria resident, to lead Vesta’s kitchen. Trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Michelle has worked throughout New York City, in such famed restaurants as the River Café, AIX, Monkey Bar and, most recently, Little Giant.