Pappardella
Pappardella

Pappardella

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pappardella.com/
  • Phone: 2125957996
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Lino Singh
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: With Pappardella's catering services and event planning you will surprise your guests with Pappardella's delicious Tuscan dishes. We will help you with your individual menu planning. please call 212-595-7996 or email at info@pappardella.com.
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour: Mo-Thur;4pm-7pm, 10pm-close Kids eat free: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm-5:30pm Prix fix year round $25: Monday - Thursday: 3pm-6:30pm Monday wine social:25% off all wines by the bottle

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 75th Street
  • Public Transit: 1,2,3,C,B to 72 Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking lots on Amsterdam & 75th Street
A word from Pappardella
Pappardella restaurant brings to you the flavors and food of Tuscany. Established in 1983, Pappardella offers a romantic setting of timeless charm with 20 foot ceilings, French doors & a stunning mural of Florence. Menu and service reflect the warmth and attention of the old world, as well as the diversity and techniques of today. we feature homemade pasta, artisanal pizza & other great Italian staples, like chicken parmagian, grilled branzino & scrumptious tiramisu. A beautiful outdoor terrace makes for great people watching in the warm months. Pappardella is conveniently located near the beacon theater, the museum of natural history & Central Park offering lunch & dinner pre fix, brunch & a busy happy hour.
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Pappardella reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.6
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)great for outdoor dining (28)great for brunch (19)good for groups (18)fit for foodies (14)great for lunch (14)romantic (12)kid-friendly (11)special occasion (7)notable wine list (4)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I particularly liked the pasta and sangria. The mini pizzas I thought were only fair. I liked the ambiance, and the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor seating
    JudithVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The outdoor seating is a bit cramped, but it is enjoyable to sit, drink, eat and people watch. The food is good -- especially the namesake dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    More bang for your buck to walk across the street and wait in line for Shake Shack. Find a park bench near the Natural History Museum or UWS to eat your delicious Shake Shack burger and be thankful you skipped Pappardella.
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  • Not too good!
    Xteen
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We drove into the city with an Amazon deal here . I went to the deal and nowhere did it say anything about what was included so we assumed that it was for the value of the deal. There really wasn't anything wow about the place and the waitress was a little off putting. We ordered coffee and they served it to the table across from us and then after she had touched the cup, they said no it wasn't theirs and the waiter just picked it up and put it in front of me. I said "that woman touched the cup"- no apologies or anything just turned and went to the kitchen. Who knows if he brought me back the same cup! I wasn't impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sunshineVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    always reliable for good Italian fare and drink with decent service, goodly portions and pretty fair prices all of which makes for a winning formula. one of the best in this upper west side neighborhood which has stood the test of time.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious brunch
    WendeenycVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Love their fresh brunh entrees - service is a bit rushed on the weekends but still worth the visit
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Free Gem
    GF117
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    With one of us being Gluten Free we considered Pappardella but also wanted to be sure the others would find something that was palatable to them. We had a reservation, we were seated in the sidewalk area and everything was superb. The waiter was patient even when we could not decide. Our Gluten Free guest had her own menu and she was very happy with the choices as were the others. Great find and they did a great job!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten-free Gem
    LReyn19
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This place was surprisingly great for gluten-free options. From antipasto to dessert, they had a robust GF menu and everything was unbelievably tasty. According to our friend, her non-GF clam linguine was extremely good and worth coming back for. Also, the restaurant was filled with neighborhood locals, which is the best way to judge if a place will have good food. A solid choice!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do dinner!
    APGMD
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The brunch was not that good. The prix fixe menu for brunch including a "first course" that was just a plate of bread. Not really a first course. The main course was not that tasty either. However, I have had dinner there before and the meal was delicious.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was very good...but...
    ELC123VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food was good. The waitress was lovely but there seemed to be only two waiters on staff. The busboys were terrible, didn't scan, perhaps they didn't speak English, couldn't manage to bring milk for the coffee.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Steady Favorite
    karenj
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Nice food, nice service, nice neighborhood; Papparedella is that favorite restaurant that you keep going back to you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Long Time West Side Staple
    BKtheRetiree
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I had not been to Pappardella in a long time and was happy to see it was still there. After a Lincoln Center outing, a group of 4 went for dinner. We were met by the hostess promptly and given a nice table, but it took a while for us to get menus and a waitress. Once that glitch was resolved, everything went smoothly and we had a good dinner. We all had specialty salads that were tasty and good-sized for the price, and the same could also be said for our entrees, which ranged from fish to pasta. I enjoyed my pappardelli pasta with sausage. For dessert, a very nice ricotta cheesecake. I was glad to see that the restaurant is still popular and serving good food after all these years.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so good Disappointing
    MannyL
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Overpriced, slow service, food so so. I was very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Picnic disaster!
    nathalie2k
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I purchased what was supposed to be a 4-course Luxe Italian picnic deal from Travelzoo for Pappardella. Waited a whole month for what i anticipated to be a fun day, instead i was highly dissapointed. Food as disgusting, burnt bread, nasty pasta, the cured meats seems like it has been seating around for weeks, the cheese had a sour taste and foul smell, no vegetable present (as advertised), desert urrrg! Pure nightmare. Thank God for the bike rental at central park which saved the day. And of course no lemeon bars and no checkered tablecloth as advertised. :-(
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Halibut
    EstherVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The Halibut was excellent! And you should repeat the Halibut on your menu!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father's Day Dinner
    sirenmama
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Everything we ordered was delicious and we love Pappardella - been coming her for past 6 yrs. The asparagus in pesto appetizer is a nice start and the Tartufo Fungi dish is the best pasta dish on the menu. The pizza is a perfect size for a child for dinner. The Orvieto wine special for Fathers Day was good. There seemed to be some problem with dishes and utensils that night. I received a dirty appetizer dish hot from the washer - I washed it off with my napkin and glass of water as the place was pretty busy. We were also given forks to eat sorbet with which was a little weird... We've been to this restaurant a several times, so I think they were just having a busy night and perhaps were a little understaffed in the back end.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Gluten-Free
    kgretalove
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We visited New York and needed to cater to all members of our family and their dietary needs: gluten-free and vegetarian for some. We also wanted a memorable night. Pappardella was it! We met with friends and had a great night. Everything was delicious and the tomato/mozz and mushroom ragu were excellent for gluten-free needs. I highly recommend it. We will definitely be going back when we visit NYC again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good!
    IloveNYC
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Using a Living Social deal we had brunch. Both my husband and I both enjoyed our meals very much. I had eggs benedict and he has an omelet. My only surprise is when I got the bill and if we not had the Living Social deal the two brunches would have been $68. Now I realize the prices would be higher in NYC but really I truly think that is very high for what we got. The living social was just right.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 50th birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We celebrated my wife's birthday here with 2 other couples. The food was very tasty and the overall atmosphere is friendly. Wait staff, while not overly attentive, was there when we needed them. The wine list could use some more depth, especially given the decent menu selection. All of us enjoyed the evening and would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pappardella
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The food was not as good as the reviews I read. The garlic mashed potatoes were bland. The port wine sauce on my steak was nothing to write home about. The service by my waitress was atrocious. She took forever to bring me my food. Took even longer to get my check. And another waitress had to get my check when I was ready to pay because my waitress was too busy entertaining and taking pictures with the diners at the table to my left. I won't be returning here or recommending this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This restaurant was fairly good. The waitress was friendly and helpful. There was a problem with our appetizer and they gave it to us for free. The food was tasty, but portions were fairly small in relation to the price. I liked that much of the food was free range or organic. Don't know if I would go out of my way to return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A long-time favorite
    karenj
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Pappardella is just one of those places that we love and return to time and again, year after year. The food is reliably good, the service attentive and friendly, and the ambience always pleasing. We've never had a bad experience here. I have no idea how many times we've been here, and I hope to get back again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    toks77
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was well prepared without a long wait. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The location on Columbus avenue was perfect with the outdoor seating for good people watching!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Relaxed atmosphere good food good efficient service
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was fabulous!
    Oceanside
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We dine with my family at Pappardellas for special occasions. My son just graduated from college and we had a wonderful relaxing lunch for over two hours. We sat inside but the doors were open so we had the best of both worlds. The food and service is always excellent! The management is there to make sure the customer is happy. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. It is one of the best places I have gone in years! If I lived in NYC I would go a few times a week! For now I just have to accept that I will always go on special occasions!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slightly Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Went for anniversary with my girlfriend, and came in with high expectations after recommended from friends. Food was ok, but it's NYC and expect better for a highly rated Italian place (split caesar, Veal Parm, Pappardelle with mushrooms). Tables in center were cramped. Pleasant staff, service was mediocre as never offered bread, asked for water three times, the check twice, then when received - it had incorrect pricing. I politely asked the manager (I think) to double check, then she started to try and defend herself but stopped and said she would look into it. They corrected the pricing, then we smiled and left. I'm not planning on going back anytime soon.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    art25gee
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Enjoy an excellent meal with very good service. Great location for restaurant.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable time
    Carol
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Sat outside on a Sunday afternoon for brunch. Food was good and they did not rush us out
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey for a neighborhood spot
    ClassicVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Very solid food, but pricey for what it is. There are other restaurants in the general vicinity that have the same food and quality for at least 25% less.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Njoythemoment
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    When we sat we waited 15 minutes to get the waitres attention. It seemed either not enough servers or just not very proficient as everything had to be asked and than waited, water, bread, plates, etc.. Just overall not very good service and customer attention.
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  • Gluten free dining
    JDCSVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The restaurant has an extensive and delicious gluten free menu. The staff seems to be quite knowledgeable of gluten free concerns and protocols. I can't wait to dine again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Italian!
    JustOK
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Fresh made pastas, nice ambiance. Great local if you are going to the Beacon. Real Italy Italian dishes. Worth the trip. Also nice outdoor dining area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't get to eat
    Lg17
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Even though there were only 3 tables seated when we arrived, with another 4 outside, we sat for 15 minutes without anyone coming over, even to give us water. I stood up looking to speak to someone, but didn't see anyone. Finally a waitress was coming towards us. I looked at her about to speak, while I was standing and my sister and her husband were getting up, obviously annoyed. She only looked at me, made eye contact, then quickly looked away and started to speak to the table behind us. So we left. So sad. I come here all the time with my boyfriend because we live so close. Not anymore.
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  • Consistently very good.
    rjgarnoldVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Delicious salmon with fresh artichoke; even better the next day. Cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 333 reviews are from the Pappardella reviews archive.
  • Best Meal Ever
    CTtheatregoer
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Best Meal I ever ate. Gluten Free Dining at its best. And the service was great too. Even the manager noticed our bread was not gluten free and immediately removed it. Now that's attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wanted to like it
    Peace8
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Nice atmosphere, service was very accommodating I wish we could of liked the food more. A special of cauliflower soup had virtually no taste at all. My pasta was so drowned with sauce I couldn't eat more than a few bites. I saw many families with small children enjoying themselves. Maybe I just didn't order the right thing.
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  • Very disappointing Restaurant....
    LynneBVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    In my reservation, I noted my allergy was never discussed or addressed by Server/Waitress. Both my Employee and I were very disappointed in the quality of the food we ordered as it was very bland and much too oily. Service was very confusing as I thought my Waitress was a nice woman, however didn't understand her leaving prior to us finishing and never coming over to the table to inform us of such. There was only one other table of diners and service was very slow - had to constantly motion for attention. DO NOT RECOMMEND.
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  • Good find!
    katlin0508
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Visited April 26 for brunch. We bought a deal through travelzoo which was $64 for 4 people (cornetto, entree, side and a cocktail per person). Croissant was nice and buttery. Their strawberry jam was perfect! For my entree, I chose the pizza with italian sausage, roasted peppers with the sunny side egg on top---it was delicious! I'd highly recommend the pizza. I also had the maple bacon as my side (3 pieces), it was on the oily side but the taste went perfect with my pizza. My friends had the eggs benedict, and they said it was "alright" and didnt speak more of it. Do not get their mimosa's or bellini's. They just didnt taste right---i think it was the club soda they've mixed it with. The place was small but not too busy. Eat on the patio!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had a most enjoyable experience. We will definately be back.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good
    Savannah
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    We liked this place so much we went 2 nights in a row. Unpretentious neighborhood place with relatively small menu that covers all the basis. My husband wouldn't offer me any Pasta Bolognese, it was too good to share. I liked the verdure offering to start. Perfect asparagus and artichokes, etc. A great kale salad. The fish is also consistently well done.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate