Pasta Lovers Trattoria

4.4
531 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely family dinner downstairs. We tried everything and it was all better than we expected it to be.

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KL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were pleased with our choice of restaurants. We had a good selection on the menu and great prices for the city. we would definitely go back again!

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NG
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner pre show was perfect. Lovely table, great service and the food was excellent! A lovely evening in Nee York at Christmas.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Just a great night we just flew in and had a wonderful birthday dinner or waiter was superb the food and dessert we’re awesome would definitely go back

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JF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Although still good, Pasta Lovers has dropped some of my favorite items from the menu. There are no more farfala dishes, and only one choice for sea food (shrimp). What is on offer is good to very good, but it is no longer a frequent choice for me for lunches. The place still does very well with the tourist and theater crowds, and I am sure they are quite satisfied since the food is good and prices are moderate.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was pretty good, but the service was awful. We were done eating our meals by the time our drinks came. Then the waiter kept telling us it wasn't an authentic Italian restaurant because the chef was Greek so they didn't know how to make certain cocktails. The atmosphere was stressful and super loud. The tables are so close to each other that you almost have to make conversation with your neighbors. This place was absolutely PACKED already when I arrived for my 6pm reservation on a Wednesday. Must be a big pre-show spot. I don't think I'll return.

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SC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

First time here. Food was very good! Bread great! Had a female foreign server, not very friendly at all and really didn’t have the answers to our questions. Overall, very good and will be back!

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OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I am so glad I came upon pasta lovers. It truly was a comforting experience. The atmosphere was decorated very pretty for the holiday. My friend and I shared a salad and an entree and it was just enough for both of us. The service was attentive and not overbearing. We wrapped up with the tiramisu. And it was delish.
Would def go back and will add to my rotation.

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F
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VERY ACCOMMODATING STAFF. OUR SERVER REALLY TOOK CARE OF OUR GRANDCHILDREN, ESPECIALLY OFFERING THEM SOMETHING THEY ENJOYED EATING. FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND SERVED HOT. GREAT PLACE TO EAT AFTER ICE SKATING, AND BEFORE THE THEATER.

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KQ
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everyone enjoyed their meals from the Salmon to Fettuccine Alfredo. I thought my Rigatoni and Broccoli needed more sauce. The staff were so polite and I was impressed with the waiters knowledge of the wine. Thanks for a great nite!

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JD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great wait staff. Food was delicious and came out quick. With 3 young boys time was of the essence. I would recommend and would come back to eat.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, portions were on the small side considering the price we paid. $11.00 for a small milk shake, really? Service was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great experience! Made reservations and got In quickly. Love this place, will definitely go back.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sauce and pasta!

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

The Christmas atmosphere was perfect! Beautifully decorated and festive. The wait staff was polite and kind and the food was absolutely amazing!! Recommending this place to friends

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent waiter kind bud boys nice food excellent my anniversary had wonderful experience

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DH
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were good for a packed saturday night. Everyone enjoyed their meal, no complaints and left overs to take home.

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

Great spot for midtown Manhattan!! Good food. Reasonable prices. Will go again for sure.

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RS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner and show for grandson’s 14th birthday

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

We were in the city for a show and had a reservation at 6:00. After fighting the crowds near Rockefeller Center it was a relief to arrive and have a table ready for us. Our waiter was excellent. I enjoyed my eggplant parmigiana and wine. The others in my group enjoyed their meals too. I would not say it was exceptional, but it was quite good. Next time I would try their pizza, it looked great.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Small appetizers for the price you're paying. Would have liked to see more food on the plate for the price of the appetizer.

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SR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Randomly picked this restaurant because of location to dine with friends who came to town. Very accommodating when we needed to add 5 people to our party. Food was exceptional and the staff was very attentive. We will definitely be back!

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LC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great meal and great service when I go here and tonight was not different.

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PR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to this restaurant at least 10 times and have never been disappointed. I would recommend this to friends and family. There are all age groups represented here. From young to old, from couples dating to entire families. We will be back again and again. This is our go to restaurant when we are in the Rockefeller Center area.

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KW
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very attentive service. Definitely go back

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Shrimp not fresh at all in shrimp parmigiana. Waitress robotic and rejected my credit card before trying it again and , of course, it worked.

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RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, service and ambience.
Post Radio City dinner.

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B
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun place, our waiter was really nice to the whole family Thanks

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WT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are in NYC every November and Pasta Lovers is always where we choose for our last night of dining. The atmosphere & service are some of the best in NYC.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service

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GI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Would definitely be back!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food came out quick , they know how to get you in and out in order to make a show

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JW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Chilean Sea Bass was great. Cooked perfectly. Baked clams maybe the best I have had. Attention from the staff was awesome. Explained and answered all of our questions. Staff was extremely friendly with smiles. Great place to enjoy an awesome meal. Definitely will be recommending and coming back again. Highly recommend

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating birthday and Christmas

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L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the experience. Great service and wonderful food!

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S
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 2nd year in a row going here for lunch then over to see the Christmas Spectacular. This place is amazing has amazing food and great service!! Can't wait to go back the same time next year!!

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OT
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just delightful. My second time and nothing disappoints about this new hot spot in the theater district. Welcoming and attentive staff, varied and affordable menu, delicious calamari, plentiful plates of pasta, what could be wrong? I’d happily recommend it and return again!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Totally underrated place. Food was great and you get amazing value for your dollar. Also, everyone who works there is so nice and accommodating! Definitely will be back.

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LA
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our lunch at Pasta Lovers Restaurant. The restaurant staff, especially Nick, was most accommodating, service was fast and excellent and the food was delicious.

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JA
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to this place before seeing a Broadway show and we looovveeeddd it! In fact, we are trying to recreate the Penne alla Vodka (the house favorite) tonight for dinner. Good service, cozy and festive atmosphere. Not too casual, but not too fancy/expensive either. Perfect for a date :)

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