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Pomodoro Rosso
Pomodoro Rosso

Pomodoro Rosso Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pomodororossonyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 721-3009
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm.
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W 71st
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Pomodoro Rosso
Pomodoro, at 229 Columbus Avenue has been a neighborhood favorite for years. The beautifully prepared Italian classics and excellent service has earned this restaurant a loyal following of Upper West Siders. Beige walls adorned with decorative ceramic plates from Italy, a ceiling trellis with hanging grapes and red and white-checkered tablecloths evoke the feeling of an authentic Italian trattoria. The street side outdoor café is the place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine and savor the antipasti while watching the people stride by.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The gentleman who seated me immediately ( I assume he was the owner from his concern with all aspects of operation ) keeps his eye on everything and this attention is reflected by the efficiency of the staff. My waiter was not always attentive but other staff were so I never felt neglected even though most of my needs were met by others. The food was good and plentiful although a bit mild for my taste. I particularly liked being able to have whole wheat pasta as a substitute."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "9 of us (3 generations) came here for an early dinner after Lincoln Center matinee. We were accommodated very easily by the restaurant. The restaurant filled up quickly and is clearly a "go to" for the neighborhood. Pomodoro Rosso provided tasty food, generous portions and friendly atmosphere. Would come back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great spot for pre Lincoln Center dinner. We would certainly go back before another performance at Lincoln Center."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "After an excellent movie, walked over to Pomodora which was a continuation of a super experience. We can count on a delicious creative dinner (we tend to choose the "specials"). Staff, delightful and thoughtful. Even though busy, we were treated well and not rushed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "food and wine is nice. outdoor seating available is nice. inside the tables are a bit small for 4 people. Staff very nice."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "One friend had recommended me to go for gluten-free pizza. Yes, there is a real choice of gluten-free pizza For the other things, it's not worth it to move: - Very noisy inside - Service "very industrial" - The wine is rubbish - Dishes not clean - Lack of space between tables I will not go back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was my first time here and I'll be back soon. The food was delicious and the service excellent. It is a terrific place to dine before or after going to Lincoln Center. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I always enjoy returning to this restaurant. It's always lively, the food is very good and the portions generous. It's also within walking distance of Lincoln Center (with comfortable shoes)."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Went here for lunch before NYC Ballet matinee, we were very happy with the quality of the food and service. It looks like an old-style cliche with the red checked tablecloths but don't be fooled - it's way better than the stereotypical red sauce Italian, and definitely represents decent value for the money in the overpriced Lincoln Center neighborhood."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I always enjoy visiting and dining at Pomodoro Rosso. Great, friendly service, delicious food and good wine. never disappointing! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I booked a reservation for myself and 3 mid-sixties girlfriends who hadn't seen one another for some time and had a lot to chat about. The food is pricey but worth it. The wait staff attentive but not intrusive. The atmosphere beautiful, bathroom not down endless stairs like most city restaurants and spotless! However it was the food and overall warmth I will return for. We women of a certain age are often not offered prime seating. Often there is a little patronizing on the part of greeters and waiters- but not here! We were treated as well as the young hot chicks who preceded us. I appreciated that. Loved the place!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I have been going to this restaurant for almost 20 years. It's always great and the owner Peter is the best host. On my most recent visit I tried one of the dinner specials which was pork Milanese over linguine. Delicious!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Friendly staff always has a warm welcome to share. Food is consistently good. Specials are always creative and delicious. No fuss, just good food. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Pomodoro is a neighborhood gem. They have great food, the service is friendly, and the atmosphere is inviting, warm and relaxing."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Friendly, efficient, knowledgeable wait staff. Food is well prepared. Had the wild bass special and it was well prepared, could have done without the rice. My friend had a pasta dish with shrimp. Pasta was well prepared as was the shrimp. We eat there as often as we can and we have never been disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This restaurant was a perfect choice to celebrate my son's high school graduation. The setting is rustic and cozy. The staff friendly and attentive. There was something delicious on the menu for everyone, from steak for the graduation boy and pizza for his little sister, to seafood pasta for my husband and fresh fish for me. Thanks!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Love the whole wheat pasta with shrimp and vegetables - it's always absolutely delicious and tasty and a very generous portion. There's a good combination of flavors and textures, which adds to the pleasure. Service was efficient and attentive. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Good food, good service. The salad could be improved upon considering the price. Entrée we chose, salmon and chicken parm were both very good."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This place offers good choice of menu for any dining time, not only for the dinner. The service was fast and cuisine outstanding, given very moderate prices. There is no special kid's menu but they strive to satisfy you giving all possible options to combine. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Good food, service and value. Brunch, lunch or dinner quality is consistent."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Always a great experience, been going here for 10 years. Food is always excellent. Staff is very friendly and makes sure you feel welcome."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great menu. Received chipped and cracked water glass. Clams Casino were mostly breadcrumbs. Would not order again. Monkfish special was overcooked and dry."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "All the pasta here is delicious! We used to come here all the time and order in from here, but since we cook a lot of pasta at home, have not been doing that. We're happy we came back. But our table was too small for 6 people(and we had a reservation so it wasn't like they were fitting us in at the last minute) so it was challenging to juggle all the food plates and the water and drink glasses- made the meal a bit unpleasant. The entrees were also very slow in coming out. The bread to start is yummy!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have enjoyed wonderful meals at Pomodoro for many years. It never disappoints. Besides the delicious innovative specials and menu items, the courteous and warm service make it most popular with locals, faithful to return to the reliable delicious meals, generous portions and creative plates. The touch of a well seasoned staff make the experience here a treat every time."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great welcome, service & ambiance. Mediocre food even at the moderate prices. I loved the place but wish the food were a little better."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I came here for an anniversary date, and the service and food were exceptional. The manager was accommodating and let us sit at a bigger table, as we had a few things with us (bag, flowers). We had the salad special to start, which was delicious. Our entrees came quickly, and I have to say was one of the best Italian dishes I have had in a while. The menu is fairly priced ($25-35 average), which is expected from a nice UWS restaurant. The ambiance is very nice and quiet. We will definitely come back here again. Very highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "With so many great restaurants in NYC, I would skip this one. The staff didn't seem to care too much. just so so italian food"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We came here to celebrate a birthday. We were 6 at the table and although we had different plates, the food was fantastic. The service was just as good. Great find."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a very nice meal here. Went before a show. The service was excellent and our meals were as well. The service was fast and attentive. The atmosphere is lively .......the tables are close together.....but that was not bothersome for us....it's a fun place."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "When I booked this place, I was expecting a small average meal for dinner. What I found was an amazing dining experience with great service and the best Italian food I ever tasted! The service was amazing and the portion sizes of the meal was perfect! I receommend the linguini alla vongole (I exchanged the linguini for cappellini) and the baked clams for an appetizer were absolutely the best! I cannot find the words to describe this place....overall, everything was to perfection! I will definitely come back here again and again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My friend and I eat at this terrific Italian restaurant every chance we get. The food and service are outstanding. If you live or are in the neighborhood don't hesitate to make a reservation and stop in for a great meal."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food and service is consistently good. There is no pretense, just an easy relaxing place to eat. The staff could not be better and take very good care of their patrons. I've been going here consistently for several years and it is my go-to neighborhood place!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I celebrated my dad's 80th birthday at the restaurant and it was very lovely. He all had a great time and the food was excellent. I liked the atmosphere and most importantly it was nice being greeted by Peter the manager. He always makes you feel very welcome and special. I have dined there on several occasions and it was the first time for my siblings and my dad."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our service was very prompt and attentive - the place is just warm, cozy; we started with the kale and Tuscan salads, tasty! Our entrees were hot and delicious. We were full and happy"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "You can always count on a good meal at this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The restaurant has been in the neighborhood around 20 years, has survived due to excellent service, food and comfort. Though small, there is an intimacy and comfort level not usually found when tables are close to each other. Somehow they have achieved the feat of privacy between the tables. Going for dinner is reliably a lovely dining experience."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "good wine list, great service and a broad menu make this the perfect spot to please all. we had 6 people for dinner with 1 gluten free and 1 vegetarian. the menu had plenty of options and the wait staff was excellent with suggestions and also indicating the head chef was happy to accommodate any necessary customization. had everything from the pork chop and the salmon special, with others trying the various pasta options. no long wait for food either, very prompt. while seating appears tight, the staff kept the table moving so we did not feel cramped. well worth giving this spot a visit and I will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We've been comeing here for a while and the food has always been perfect. Don't pass this one up and you too will experience a fine meal. The service has always been spot on."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food is fine and that is the problem. For the price fine is not good enough. 25 dollars for "fine" chicken parm is too much. Food was not bad it just was not very good. Edible, you won't leave hungry, but you won't be asking when can we come back. They have to up their game in the flavor dept or just lower their prices so that there is value if not great flavor. Very popular and convenient location. Attentive staff."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We went for pasta and salad before the opera. Service was very good and the ambiance is fine but the food was not so great. The tri colore salad was awful (5 slivers of endive, mostly limp arugula, drenched in dressing with tough slabs of parmesan). One pasta dish was ok (rigatoni alls grappa) although drowning in sauce but the mafaldina al sugo di carne was pretty much ground beef plus tomato sauce -- not very interesting or delicious. Too bad."
    Dined on 1/23/2014