Pomodoro Rosso
Pomodoro Rosso

Pomodoro Rosso

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pomodororossonyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127213009x
  • 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.
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Pomodoro Rosso reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (55)fit for foodies (24)great for outdoor dining (21)great for lunch (17)good for groups (17)special occasion (12)romantic (11)kid-friendly (11)great for brunch (11)late-night find (6)notable wine list (5)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Good food but noisy
    letseatout
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    What happened to restaurants in which ine can talk without raising one's voice? I had wonderful liguine wth clams but would have enjoyed it better if I could hear my companions speak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good, a bit expensive.
    Claudio82
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food and service was very good. Atmosphere is right what you would expect from an Italian restaurant. We got pastas and the dishes were looking great. Wine was OK. A little bit on the expensive side for what we got.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2parVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Something has changed. This is not the Pomodore that we used to really like. Service is not the same. We asked for a side of sauce. It was served 5 minutes before the main course. Our main course was served at 3 different times. The portions and food have been drastically changed and for the better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Although I had a confirmation from Open Table, when we arrived the hostess had no record of that. It was Ok though because there were plenty of open tables. Once served, I could understand why there were not a lot of people there. I have dined here many times in the past and was always satisfied but not this time. The server did not seem to have an understanding of the menu and had to "go check" when we asked her questions. We both ordered an open steak sandwich but it arrived with no bread. They did add the bread ("new chef" we were told.) It came back but too little too late. Steak was tough and grizzly. We will not go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chris1VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have been to this redtaurant many times, food is consistent. Quite noisy but very good food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great neighborhood italian
    JjnycVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    reliably good food, friendly service, nice warm ambience. also has a few sidewalk tables. a neighborhood staple.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mama Would Like It
    Cicero
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My wife and I first dined at Pomodoro Rosso two years ago prior to attending a concert at Lincoln Center. We enjoyed the food and ambiance so much that when we do visit New York City from New Jersey for any function, we return to Pomodoro. It is a no-fuss restaurant with deliciously prepared food. This is our fifth visit and we have not been disappointed, save for the inability to order dessert due to the size of the portions served us. Service is attentive and prices moderate. We feel at home at Pomodore, and coming from Italians who grew up in households whose parents were born in Italy and were the best cooks on earth, that's a lot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    food was very good with plentiful portions menu was varied with something for everyone
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodeeeeeVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food was amazing - very tasty food and the presentation was great. Service was equally great. Although I live in the neighborhood, I have not been in this place in ages. It was such a pleasant surprise! I will definitely recommend this place to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Dependable and friendly
    catgirlflVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Very good traditional italian food. Wish they had more outside tables, the inside feels more appropriate for cold weather.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jazzrbob at Pomodoro
    jazzrbob
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was very good, from the salad through dessert. Service was excellent. Our waiter let us sit and talk for a long time and never pressured us for our order, or check payment. Prices were moderate for Manhattan. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was very good as they allow you to alter your food selection as you'd like. Only issue we had was that the service was a tad bit slow considering the restaurant wasn't that busy. However, I would recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    OurItalian
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My husband and I live in the neighborhood and have been dining here for years. We love the food and the fine service. Peter, the owner, goes beyond expectations to make his customers visits pure pleasure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    great service by warm and friendly staff with good food and ambience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    jcjm
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Authentic Italian. Prices were reasonable for NYC. GREAT service. Meal and dessert were excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lus2eat
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Foods ok. Near the apartment and always can be seated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good, abundant food and busy
    Speisekritiker
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would go back
    Maitetxu
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great evening
    2explorersVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UWScouple
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great spot for pre Lincoln Center dinner. We would certainly go back before another performance at Lincoln Center.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only for "gluten-free pizza"
    JfromFitz
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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!
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  • Italian gem!
    BigAppleFoodie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BariVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great option near Lincoln Center
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice neighborhood italian
    JjnycVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    food and wine is nice. outdoor seating available is nice. inside the tables are a bit small for 4 people. Staff very nice.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a missed beat
    Mmr48
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great locals joint
    DinewithdogsVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Friendly staff always has a warm welcome to share. Food is consistently good. Specials are always creative and delicious. No fuss, just good food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • never disappointing!
    Kimchee02VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I always enjoy visiting and dining at Pomodoro Rosso. Great, friendly service, delicious food and good wine. never disappointing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • katyVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Pomodoro is a neighborhood gem. They have great food, the service is friendly, and the atmosphere is inviting, warm and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    dgkphd
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 66 reviews are from the Pomodoro Rosso reviews archive.
  • Great graduation dinner!
    GroupCelebration
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pastas!!
    SpangleNYCVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JMKM
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good food, good service. The salad could be improved upon considering the price. Entrée we chose, salmon and chicken parm were both very good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem.
    Eljaycee
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Good food, service and value. Brunch, lunch or dinner quality is consistent.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Occasional New York visitor
    DineWithKid
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Always a great experience, been going here for 10 years. Food is always excellent. Staff is very friendly and makes sure you feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable Gem on the Upper West Side
    2explorersVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, small table
    SGK10023VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great welcome, service & ambiance.
    glh3VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Great welcome, service & ambiance. Mediocre food even at the moderate prices. I loved the place but wish the food were a little better.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate