Pasta Lovers Trattoria

4.5
462 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Business Meals
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(212) 819-1155
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Between 6th and 7th Avenues
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 462 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service and good! Good pricing for the city!

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AH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great! I stopped here for dinner before my road race the next day. I got the Whole Wheat Linguine and it was the perfect portion!

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EM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, very attentive wait-staff, and overall great dining experience. Big portions and reasonable prices- can't wait to go back!

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JM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service have always been good. Good atmosphere

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Extremely salty. Have been coming to this place for years! I had never left disappointed. Everything we ordered was salty and tasteless!

They need to change the chef

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JT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here! Right in Times Square and you can make a reservation through Open Table. The food is outstanding and the service is fast. Great staff.

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OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our local "go-to" pasta spot closed down. Cheap and cheerful with a wonderful staff and reliable food, it has been a missing link for too long. I discovered this Trattoria as a possible alternative and am happy to report it filled each desire for comfort, friendliness, reliability, staff, and proximity. The special mushroom fettuccine served out of the parmigiana-reggiano wheel was a real treat and the service staff couldn't have been nicer. We will definitely be back!

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JL
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was fair, service good. I was disappointed all around. Probably will not go back.

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JM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I frequent Pasta Lovers at least once a month as a meeting place to defuse from work.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to grab dinner before a Broadway show. Everyone was friendly, the food was great, and reasonably priced considering it’s in the heart of Manhattan! Will definitely return!

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j
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Good place for a pre-theatre dinner. Good selection, and something for everyone. The pasta dishes were good, but we tried two soups and both were too salty.

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VP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here often before the theater. It’s well located, has a large dining room and great staff. Def make a reservation because they can get crowded. Food is great. Service is great. Location is great. Value is great (its midtown Manhattan). Totally recommend.

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A
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Great service. Definitely going back

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

You were very helpful to accomodate us when we had to be a few minutes detained

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OT
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta was incredible and reasonably priced! The waiters were funny and attentive. The surprise of the night was the cheesecake! Literally the best cheesecake I’ve ever had!!!

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ET
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was fantastic, never once did anyone have to ask for a refill of any of our drinks. Next the food, perfect portion sizes that were made by the hands of a Saint.

Finally, the facility is clean and well-maintained - - this is a great place to grab a meal with friends or a business event.

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EL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ww have been going to Pasta Lovers when they were located in Queens and are so happy that we found them in NYC. We are never dissappointed by the food or the service. I have recommended them to my friends.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Visited Pasta Lover's after seeing a huge buzz about the parmesan wheel pasta on Instagram foodie accounts. In the end we opted for a different dish but WOW. The appearance is really nothing too special, in terms of decor, but the food and service more than makes up for it - if anything you settle into the homey vibe of the place pretty quickly. The NY Cheesecake was so gorgeous too, definitely recommended for great pre-theatre eats!

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NK
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was super friendly and accommodating to allergy needs. The food came out in less than 10 minutes and it was delicious. I would definitely eat there again.

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MH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is consistently very good; service decent and the noise level is low - which means it is nice for meeting friends you actually want to speak with!

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an awesome dinner here. We had the pasta that was mixed in the big wheel of cheese. Might be a little salty for some people, but we loved it. The service was great too, the waiter was very attentive and loved his job. Highly recommend this place!

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GW
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food and experience. Will definately eat there again!

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M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a great moderately priced meal located in the heart of midtown. Great for a team lunch.

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l
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a good overall meal. The servings are good size, perhaps a little pricey. The atmosphere is nice but nothing special. It's convenient for theatre goers but probably not some place I would choose for a special occasion.

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RS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service,clean bathrooms and very good eating experience. Perfect for theatre meals at a fair price.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice place. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was very good with great portion sizes.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

El sitio es amplio y muy bien ubicado, sobre todo en la segunda planta. Empezamos mal desde el pan que sirvieron, estaba duro y viejo. Los platos fuertes unos bien como las pastas otros malos como la pizza. Llegaron muchos comensales a la vez y eso distrajo mucho a los meseros, tuvimos que pedir varias veces las bebidas y la cuenta. La experiencia en general no fue buena.

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LP
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Convenient location, plentiful variety of dishes, reasonable prices, uncrowded seating, accommodating wait staff, low noise level, prompt service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Service was quick. More family style than high end ambi.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It was good. Not great. You're not going to get a bad meal.
Service was excellent.
Portions were OK. My chicken parmigiana was kind of small for the price... wifes meal was a good size.
Excellent sauce. (Vodka and red)
Typical NYC prices.
Not as pretty as the pics on the gram make it seem. I'd come back but wouldn't go out of my way

Would give food 3.5 stars

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went here to grab dinner before a show. Service, food, atmosphere were all excellent! Great find!

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f
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ordered a lovely bottle of Robert Morelia private collection. Lovely taste great wine. Pizza we had was superb, great pizza base and the way it was cooked was spot on

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New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it all. Went before a show. Service was great and fast and food was delicious and a good price. Definitely will return and already recommended it to others.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food. My pasta - i wanna say farfalle california something- was cooked perfect and loved the goat cheese. My daughters pasta was just as delicious, angel hair with veggies in a garlic and oil. Service was great.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great menu, good prices, terrific service

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e
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was great

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pasta tossed in the Parmesan cheese wheel was absolutely amazing! I don’t want pasta any other way now!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Cameriere scortese

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J
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We met another couple here for dinner on a recent Saturday night. We were seated promptly for our 7:00 reservation. The host/manager was very pleasant. Waiter was pleasant and attentive. Food was very good. Would definitely return.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My party of 6 arrived early and they were ready for us. We were seated immediately...the food was great...the service was great as well. All good all around. Great Pre-Theater place to eat .

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