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Pasta Lovers Trattoria

4.3
410 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Pre/post Theatre
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.
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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Neighborhood
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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 410 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 21 hours ago

Excellent location to dine at before a show at Radio City Music Hall. Nice selection of wines by the glass. Attentive service; nice ambience; pasta dish and fish wrap hot and and tasty.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I went with 3 others. We all loved our food and our waiter Juan Carlos was fantastic.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Met for dinner here before a show at radio city - great food, excellent service and reasonable prices in a very pricey area. Decent wine selection, too. Very good every-day Italian food.Great choice if you’re in the area.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent service and friendly waitstaff. Food is wonderful no matter what you order. We had the lobster bisque which was rich and creamy.. absolutely divine!! We both ordered off the special of the day menu and the scallops over risotto with peas and bacon was delicious. My granddaughter ordered the pasta special prepared at the table.. pasta with 3 types of mushrooms and a bourbon sauce. Absolutely wonderful. Would suggest this place to anyone looking for a great meal at reasonable prices!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good food slightly burnt on the bottom of my lasagna.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I chose this restaurant because it was close to one of the theaters we were going to. I am really glad that I found this place. The service was really outstanding. The host and servers were really friendly and made sure that our food and time was tasty and pleasant. The food did not disappoint and was very reasonably priced for the city. The restaurant had room to move around, I did not feel cramped in any way. My parents were very happy and saved the business card to visit in the future. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Juan Carlos was a fantastic server, very friendly, very positive and very knowledgeable about the food.
He was extremely entertaining and we enjoyed his sense of humour very much.
The food was very good and overall excellent value.

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1.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We have regularly dined here and my previous reviews were all excellent. This experience; however, was the opposite. Food and value are good; however, my three colleagues all asked for their leftovers to go-- Two were provided "doggie bags" and the third was not. When we questioned the waiter, his response was I thought only the 2 ladies wanted their leftovers to go. When we collectively informed him that this was not the case and that we said all 3 are to be packed, he apologized and said he would talk to the manager. We then had desserts and when the check was brought to the table , we again asked what the resolution of the matter was. Given that we frequently patron this place, we thought a 1/2 order was being made to go. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Eventually, the manager/owner said we did not inform the waiter that the leftovers should be wrapped up and upon saying that his waiter was not telling the truth, the manager/owner said he was willing to make a 1/2 of pasta to go-- My colleague had the veal dish and we said that was unacceptable and we questioned why it took so long to get a response, especially since the lunch crowd was sparse. Rather than get into an argument, we simply left and said we would never come back. Interestingly, no response was given except that the waiter apologized again. In all my years of dining out, this was the worst case of management that I have ever encountered. We were not tourists, they knew us that twe worked in the area and have had many lunches in their restauarant. Clearly, they will never see me and my colleagues again!!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Excelente atención y muy buena la comida, tanto las pastas como la pizza

Volvería.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great place. Friendly helpful waiters. Enjoyed the experience.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Best pasta and great experience in for kids

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was great. Service was good. However they seated us in the back of the restaurant because we had kids with us. They were 13 yr old well mannered girls. I did not appreciate that.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Had the linguine carbonara and the pesto ravioli. My wife had the ravioli and thought it was extremely bland. The linguine carbonara was good. Good service!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was good and the prices were resonable. We arrived earlier than our reservation and they seated us quickly.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Wonderful place. Order the table-side-prepared pasta. We had fettuccine and mushrooms. Fantastic!!

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

There are very few places in the area that are NOT tourist traps and very noisy. This place has good food and is quiet enough for a conversation to be heard!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Great service and fantastic food! Perfect place for pre-theater.

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The services was extremt bad.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My other half took me here before we watch a show on Broadway. We loved the food and the service was super quick.
The mozzarella starter is super yummy!

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The hostess situation was terrible, we made a reservation for 6pm knowing it would be busy before the 8pm shows, and didn't actually get seated until 30min after the reservation. They were seating people who were walk-ins ahead of us, and proceeded to tell us it would only be a 10min wait. Service was okay, it took 10min after we were finally seated for a server to come by and take our drink order.

We found Pasta Lovers on instagram and decided to check it out before a show, but because of the location I don't know if I'd go here on a regular night. Of all the instagram foodie spots in the city, I think the food options could have been better.

If you're in the neighborhood to see a show, this is definitely one of the better options that isn't an overpriced chain restaurant. But like all the other spots in the area, beware of the crowds. Ton of obnoxious tourists with kids running around and lugging large bags, and if you're seated in the main pathway of the restaurant you'll likely get bumped into at least once.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It was the best dining experience of our entire trip! THANK YOU!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been here a few times. Service and food are always good. Its always a good choice when we come in to see a play. They have never let me down yet!!!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food great service highly recommended

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing food

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Have eaten here many times but for some reason this visit the service was fair. Waiters standing around and had to ask several times for bread, beverages, and coffee. Seems as though no one wanted to take responsibility in serving.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food is as authentically Italian. The server was efficient and friendly.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was very good service was great
would recommend

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

The dining space was great. With an ambiance I did not expect. The dining staff were efficient and marked into the background however they were available at a glance.

The bar was cozy, well stocked and on this particular night populated by a crowd of characters.

I can't wait to return.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Easy pre-theater. Northern Italian, not fancy but fast and consistent. For midtown it is a good choice for a quick business lunch with colleagues or a pre-theater meal.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Frequently eat here. Food is great! Service was good. Sometimes we get the same waiter.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Consistently delicious food. We were a party of four this time. We all ordered different entrees. All of us extremely pleased with our selections. The service is impeccable. Wait staff and bar staff very friendly and courteous. The ambiance is very inviting.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and service and 5 minute walk to Rockettes!

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a reservation and were seated right away. Plenty of staff. Our waiter was very good. The food was mediocre. Tasted like everything came from a can.

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1.0Dined on December 27, 2017

After reading the reviews we were looking forward to a delicious dinner. The overall service was deplorable. The waiter was rude to the point we almost left. This is the first time I have left a review but the experience was beyond disappointing and the food is mediocre at best.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Loved it a lot

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

We came Christmas Eve. Food was good and service was paced just right.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Initial service was quick. Waiter kept pishing us to order. Appetizers came very quickly as did the main course, then service slowed. Never offered a second drink during entire visit. Food tasty, but not exceptional. Convenient to theater district.

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3.0Dined on December 20, 2017

As a Family of five staying in midtown, this was an an easy, casual dinner option. We booked ahead which means we didn’t need to wait ages for a table. No kids menu but ordered the tortellini soup which kids enjoyed. Chicken Fancese was ok, too lemony but not bad. Enjoyed the cozy atmosphere, comfortable seating and wine! Server was a bit gruff (stereotypical New York “attitude”) but we were so tired and hungry we didn’t care.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Christmas celebration

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food. Everybody (15 persons) enjoyed their evening.

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