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
72 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.6
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)great for outdoor dining (26)great for brunch (16)good for groups (15)great for lunch (13)fit for foodies (13)kid-friendly (12)romantic (9)special occasion (7)notable wine list (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Unethical business practice
    MidtownjcVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The business did not honor a promotion they advertised. The manager charged my credit card despite their written offering. This restaurant is misleading customers.
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  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I took my wife for her birthday and the food was great, terrific drinks and service. Their Bread is delicious and I recommend any of their dishes. They have gluten Free pasta which is huge for those who need that.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gone downhill...
    imameyerhoff
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This place used to be my favorite neighborhood gem, but it has gone downhill recently. Just went for brunch and the food was mediocore at best. Bacon very greasy and extremely fatty, farmer's egg omelet was good, but the eggs benedict was nasty. Brunch cocktails were low on the liquor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NYC- great find
    ValentinesVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Pappardella was a very nice place to eat. We did the research and made a great choice...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Time is not on your side
    Diner2
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our party of seven had a 6:30 reservation. We were told we still had a 15 minute wait. Looking at the tables used by larger groups, we saw no one near the end of their dinner. Our observation was correct. We were seated at 7:25, almost an hour late. While we waited, the hostess offered a wine tasting for our group at the bar. For seven people, we were given three glasses, each filled 1/2", to share. That's not three samples each, but three samples to share among seven guests. After we finished our meal, we were kept hostage another 15 minutes waiting for our check, perhaps one of the causes for their inability to maintain a schedule. I thought a 6:30 reservation was early enough to avoid back up issues. A positive note, the food was good.
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  • Nice place. Great friendly service.
    LBee
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great spot. Lots of energy. Great service. Food was average to good.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FrankVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food was somewhat stale, nothing better from 6 months and 2 years ago. Wine list was lacking. Needs an infusion of better and fresher food and perhaps of a higher quality
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  • Wow!
    HealthyeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Amazing GF menu. Really???? Gf garlic bread? Everything we had was delicious. Very quaint spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HSR
    NUFamilyVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The service was excellent and the food outstanding and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
  • Very pleasant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I won a gift certificate to this restaurant at a charity auction a couple of years ago. I had to be in NYC for a medical check-up at Sloan, and decided to use the certificate on that visit. I was thoroughly pleased with the whole experience, as were my two companions, one of whom is in the restaurant/hospitality business. The food was served promptly, and was delicious. The wait staff were all very nice. I will go there again!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    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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    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
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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.
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    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.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • 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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  • 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
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 343 reviews are from the Pappardella reviews archive.
  • 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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    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
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    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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    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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