Pasta Lovers Trattoria

Pasta Lovers Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://pastaloversnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2128191155
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 6th and 7th Avenues
  • Parking: No
A word from Pasta Lovers Trattoria
Pasta Lovers Trattoria, New York Italian Restaurant & full bar offering great drinks and stocked with a large selection of wines. Located in the heart of midtown in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza and Theater District, has been a neighborhood love for over 15 years. We serve fresh and delicious Italian cuisine in a beautiful and casual setting. Pasta Lovers has been satisfying all types of clientele, from businessmen to families, tourists to native New Yorkers. Fresh, hot, crispy pizzas are made daily in the giant brick oven. Our extensive wine list features wines and champagnes from many different regions. We feature a beautiful party room for any occasion that can seat up to 100 people. Catering is available; just ask for our event and catering coordinators. Come to Pasta Lovers and enjoy the sight, smell and taste of authentic Italian cuisine.
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Pasta Lovers Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (18)great for lunch (15)neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (12)special occasion (8)kid-friendly (7)notable wine list (7)romantic (5)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Yummy
    Kate
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The whole staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food was very good, and true to description.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What do you expect at Times Sq?
    osk11
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Having missed to make a reservation in time, we turned to OpenTable to find this restaurant with plenty of time options available on a Saturday night a bank holiday weekend an hour before our desired reservation time of 7pm. Well ... I should have listened to my instincts: A restaurant 2 minutes from Times Sq with tables still available at that time and for that price can't be excellent. The food was generally quite bland in taste and I'm sure I can whip up better myself, not being a chef. Additionally, the waiter mixed up the order for our toddler and by the time it finally came she had already eaten enough from our plates. Yet they still charged 75% of a full meal for half a portion of vegetables with pasta. Won't return there - ever.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, a bit pricey
    furmangirl08VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was really good, but I definitely found it to be a bit pricey as did the majority of my group. We came in as a group of 12 people, so for a group, it was nice. I would say though that we came in at noon on a rainy Saturday. I'd have expected the place to be packed, but it was not, at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum!
    BobellerzVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great pasta carbonara and pizza. Went for lunch, wasn't too busy, and would definitely return to if I was in that area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buonissimo
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    always great friendly service when we come in for lunch meetings! thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Birthday Celebration
    QueenKelleyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We stopped in after a show at Caroline's for birthday dessert. My husband and I shared a slice of red velvet cake and vanilla ice cream. Dessert was delicious! Most importantly, the birthday girl cleaned her plate, the tiramisu I think she ordered. I go to this restaurant for many of my occasions. They do an excellent job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible
    FoodConnoisseur
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Second time coming to this restaurant. Fell on love with it the first time I came here. Came in this past Sunday with 3 other people and I will never come back to this restaurant again. Ordered chicken scarpariello that was way too spicy. It killed the flavor of the whole meal. The waiter never came back over to see if we needed refills on our drinks. The busboy came to take our dishes and we told him we were taking the remainder of the food home with us. He said ok and then proceeded to take the dishes of food and place the dirty plates and silverware on top of the food when we were taking home with us. When the waiter came back over he said give him "3 mins to make a new dish". Apparently they must serve hamburger helper.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible.....
    MonteVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I went with my daughters before the theatre and my younger daughter likes very simple Italian food which is why I chose this restaurant in addition to the proximity to our show. The other Open Table reviews I read were also decent I thought, however this was a huge disappointment. We started with the fried calamari which was so chewy I couldn't even eat it. My daughters had penne vodka and baked ziti and I had the shrimp scampi which were all disappointing. The bill was $150 which I feel was a complete waste of money. The only upside was that the restaurant was not crowded (now we know why) and we were able to have dinner served quickly theatre, and the service was good. I would never eat there again.
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  • Very good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The Caesar salad was excellent. I ordered it light on the dressing, and that was what I got. The spaghetti bolognese was very good. Not the best I ever had, but good. The server could have been more attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I have eaten at Pasta Lovers several times and have never been disappointed. Their food is consistently good and their service is excellent. This time, I went with friends from out of town and they were very impressed with the food and the service. I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit
    pediatricnurse
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We decided to try this restaurant because reviews talked about fantastic food and low price. Well our dinners were excellent. The staff was excellent, they were very attentive to our needs during dinner. The atmosphere was wonderful. They put us in an area that was quiet. The price for our meal was not as low priced as we expected. House wines were excellent and well priced. I like a restaurant that offers house wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ilovethisplace
    Lovethisplace
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I have eaten here for lunch and dinner many times and each time the food is wonderful and the service is outstanding. I have eaten here with small group (2 to 4) and large groups (8 to 16) and at all times the service is just great. I have tired many of the items on the menu and each time that item becomes my best items to eat. They also have a great wine list. The prices are very fair for the great location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • igoherealot
    Lovethisplace
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Once again great food with outstanding service. I hosted a party of 15 and everyone had a great time due to the wonderful food and service. Nicely done and I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Close to Radio City!
    MargoVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Second time here and the food never disappoints. Probably the best Chilean Sea bass and risotto I have tasted. My only complaint is they should step up their bread as the rolls they serve are not good and this time they were stale.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Surprise
    Options4us
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My two teenage grandsons decided they wanted Italian for lunch after visiting Nintendo World at Rockefeller Center. Looking for someplace affordable in that area, I was pleasantly surprised with Pasta Lovers! It was spacious, bright, attractively decorated and served good food at reasonable prices. The boys had size able portions of meatballs and spaghetti and penne aka vodka. My husband had more than enough lasagne, and I enjoyed a lovely (and totally unexpected) tuna Niçoise salad! The bill for four,including tip, was under $100. We will definitely go there again on future trips.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ample and tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The servings are more than ample and very good. I had chicken francaise and my serving was two very large cutlets atop a significant pile of spaghetti. Delicious! The service was friendly and accommodating. Great location for theater goers too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite of mine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I used to work across the street and visited for lunch quite often. The food is always great, and the service is friendly, courteous and attentive. This time, I decided to try Pasta Lovers for a dinner that I was planning in order to get together with a group of friends I hadn't seen in a while. They have a nice Happy Hour so I had drinks by the bar with a few former co-workers. Then when my dinner party arrived, we were seated in a lovely area where we were able to chat & catch up comfortably while enjoying the fabulous meal. Definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    Rainforest
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We enjoyed our pasta very well. The service was good, the food also. The menu card has for everyone thomthing. We will come again
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  • Outstanding Restaurant
    Lovethisplace
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I hosted a work event for 8 team members and the place was outstanding. The food was wonderful and the service was even better. They also have a very good wine list! Nicely done and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Adequate for a pre theater meal
    mwhiteVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This is a mediocre restaurant that caters to the pre-theater group looking for an easy place to eat. The food is a bit overpriced for what you get but again it is in a good location right in the Times Square area. Servers are very attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Super pastas, really tasty and imaginative with a good dose of unique Italian flair
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place was decnt.
    JennV
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Grandma pizza is amazing although a bit overpriced.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    You can usually get a table easily. The food and service are very good. Not noisy restaurant. Best italian in the neighborhood
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Lunch
    LeeW
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Lunch Salads were flavorful, fresh served promptly with a smile.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistant food good service
    NycgalVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I come here often. It is a very good option for reasonably priced food with a decent nouse level. Staff is always nice. Food is good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 65 reviews are from the Pasta Lovers Trattoria reviews archive.
  • Dissapointing
    bkfoodie
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I remember coming to this place years ago and loving it. Sadly this past experience was not so great. Our server was so nice but the food was not good at all. The pasta did not taste fresh and the sauces were very bland. It's over-priced considering what you get. It's a shame too because it's such a great location. They need the restaurant impossible guy to come in and whip them back into shape!
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  • Convenient to Rockefeller Center
    Familyof5
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Great bread, caesar salad, fried cheese & zuchinni app. Lasagna Bolognese was a bit mushy & chicken parm ok. Loved the marinara sauce on pastas. Penne a la vodka excellent. Friendly efficient staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service!
    Richardsons
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We went to eat at Pasta Lovers Trattoria before the Tony Awards. The food was fantastic and service was outstanding. The restaurant looks very nice. We really enjoyed ourselves. I would definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place !
    EmanuelleVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    First time for me to use this place for Lunch. It was very good, manager and staff are always welcome mood and friendly. Food and its selection is great for everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Show time
    Broadwaymama
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Excellent location. Food is very good. Service was good, but could have been better. Waiters were hanging around and should have come to our table sooner. The restaurant was practically empty and so much time went by before our drink order was taken. This was a pre-show dinner and time was important.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick and good
    Live2eat
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    We had some time before a show to have dinner. We were looking for something quick, but good. The portions were large and tasted fine, but nothing spectacular.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in theater district
    DMMcD
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My daughter and I had dinner here last Saturday evening before seeing a show on 42nd street. Dinner was delicious. The service was great and the food came out quickly. It was just a short walk to our show after dinner. I will definitely return next time I am in Times Square.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch and Friendly Staff
    Lovepasta
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We stopped in for lunch before a 2pm show. The staff was very friendly, it's a nice atmosphere and our lunch was great. The portions were large and all 3 of us were very happy with our food. We even stopped in after the show for half price happy hour! I would recommend and we will return.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last Minute Choice
    TattooedLawyer
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We were in a pinch to find dinner with the kids. We had seen this place the day before and my son had remembered. I jumped on Open Table and was able to get a reservation without a problem. We would highly recommend this place. Food and Service was great. The prices are great too for dining in NYC.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food service and location!
    Sara
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    My husband and I went here for a quick dinner before a show. It was exactly what we were looking for. The good was delicious and the staff was friendly. There were three large groups with children but it was still quiet
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We booked a table for 7 with 45 minutes notice and the host worked us in on a busy holiday Friday night. The mussels were outstanding, followed by pizzas and pastas that pleased everyone. Wine list provides options for any taste and budget. Don't be scared off by the fact they don't have a picture on their Open Table profile, these folks provide a great dinner and environment.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pre-theater
    SparkyVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    This is a great place for a nice pre-theater dinner. The menu is good, with selections that suit everyone (we had a vegetarian, a picky kid, and a snobby foodie as part of our group.) The wait staff was attentive and made sure we got out with plenty of time to make our curtain.
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  • The food was fine. A little
    Kitty2050VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The food was fine. A little heavy on the sauces, but good. Nothing outstanding, but solid. Don't plan on spending a lot of time here. They get you in and out quickly. Food came within minutes of our order. Convenient to theater district. The host was not very warm and friendly, but we were seated quickly on a Wednesday night.
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  • Delicious Italian/theater district
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Took party of 9 for dinner before show on a Saturday night. Arrived at 5:30 and each enjoyed a delicious meal in a festive yet relaxed atmousphere, no feeling of being rushed out, portions were large and food prepared perfectly. Very reasonably priced. Our group ranged in age from 12-75 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Having eaten in dozens of italian restaurants all over NYC, I would count this as one of my new favorites. I will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice for pre-theater dinner
    rbennie
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Went to Pasta Lovers with my daughter on a Thursday night before going to see a Broadway show. The service was outstanding, but that might have had a lot to do with the fact that the place was practically empty. I had Chicken Scarpariello and my daughter had grilled lamb chops. She loved her chops. I enjoyed my meal, but it was a tiny bit overly spicy. We had crab cakes for appetizers and they were mushy. It was convenient to the theater and I would go back again, but would probably order pasta!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.