Pasta Lovers Trattoria

4.3
630 reviews
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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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Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Big portions, good service, good food (mussels and pasta were awesome) we will be back.

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CS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My daughter and I ate here, and it was a lovely meal, the staff was very attentive, the food was delicious, portions were very generous. We will definitely consider a return visit next time we're in NY.

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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have been to Pasta Lovers several times in the past. The services was excellent but the food was not up to is usual standards. The Rigatoni Bolognese was lacking much meat in its sauce and the Garden Salad had too much Balsamic dressing in it. The waiter was great in getting me more sauce and he brought out a new salad with the dressing on the side.

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a
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff very attentive and warm hearted. I will definitely be coming back

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BH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to this restaurant and we will be back! Lovely dining experience, excellent food, wonderful service. Kudos to our waiter Louis and the rest of the staff.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food ! Service was great food was delicious

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SV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, affordable prices, nice service! I wilk be back! Loved it

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JA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

There were 5 of us visiting NYC and going to see a show. Chose this restaurant because it was located between it hotel and the theater. We all had a very good meal at a decent price for being in NY. World definitely go there again

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L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Totally incompetent service.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there with my friend to celebrate my Birthday. After the excellent dinner the waitors surprised me with cake and singing happy Birthday. Made me feel so special. Overall a wonderful experience with great food and service.

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H
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this restaurant on yelp and decided to give it a try. I’m glad we did. Everything about this place was great and our server was awesome and the food outstanding. Thank you for a great dining experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

The service was not the best but the restaurant was very busy. Food was awesome!

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JW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and the pasta was good. Not super gluten free friendly as there are a few options but be careful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so delicious. We will be back soon.

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SS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place is a tourist trap that sells overpriced frozen pasta to people not smart enough to go anywhere else. I went here because my girlfriend saw their Instagram and said it looked good. She was wrong. The service was rude. “Here is a menu.” “What do you want to order?” That’s all she said to us all night. Gross food. One dish came out cold. Terrible atmosphere. I would have rather gone to the Olive Garden a few blocks away. This was somehow worse than that.

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MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! This was our third time there and we enjoyed every minute of it!

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T
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, we ate there twice on our trip!

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I booked a reservation at this restaurant for my daughter’s birthday. I had eaten here before and it was always great. It has been a while and I found that I was disappointed in both the service and one of the signature pasta specials. The service was lacking any warmth and not welcoming but I believe it may have been in part due to not having many servers, were not very attentive did not come to check to make sure all was good. The meals were ok with the exception of the signature pasta special which is a “table side” pasta cheese wheel which was not served “table-side”. It was prepared out in the dining room but NOT in front of your table so you can see it made. That was the attraction to the dish and why it was ordered but that was a fail and although cooked in the cheese wheel was not cheesy at all. So overall disappointing. They did end the meal on a bright note by bringing out a birthday slice of cheesecake for my daughter and sang happy birthday. Not sure that I will make it a point to return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was mind-blowingly good!! I can’t wait to return. The penne ala vodka was the best I have EVER had!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We got there while they were closing but overall it was a great experience. Even tho they rushed the food and stuff we still felt as though we weren’t being rushed and the food was still amazing. I can only imagine how it would be with time. Sounds like a bad experience by under the circumstances, it was amazing.

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AN
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Nice restaurant. The good was delicious. However, the waiter never came back to our table after he delivered our food to see if we needed anything. We waited 20 minutes after finishing for our check. Also, they add a 20% tip automatically on your bill regardless if the device was good or bad.

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AG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Needless to say the food was amazing. The atmosphere was a tad rowdy for my taste but overall a great place to eat.

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EM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Great food with great service. A definite return trip will happen.

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m
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caprese was yummy, service was attentive

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L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a nice place for lunch. We usually go before or after a broadway show.

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RC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Salad was fine. The pasta with meatballs was blah. Sauce was blah. Only ate half. The molten chocolate cake was delicious.

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D
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an enjoyable family dinner here! All the employees were very friendly. There were 5 of us and we had different pasta dishes that were all delicious and not too expensive by NYC standards. Portions are also quite generous - everyone but my Dad had leftovers to bring home. I would definitely return if in the area.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always a delicious meal with friendly and well informed servers.

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OC
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was the perfect after Theater dinner spot. Our table was ready when we arrived, nice corner booth, and our server was terrific

The food portions were large, and we could have easily shared. I had the eggplant parmesan and It was cooked just right. We'll go back when we are in the area.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

I was very disappointed going here! The pasta didn’t taste much and I had the linguine. The wine was fine. And at the end of the dinner, the waitress demanded that we had to give at least 15% in tip, which didn’t not end up doing at all! Overall, it was a bad experience and I would’t recommend it.

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was good but afterwards, the waiter wouldn’t let us leave until we gave him a bigger tip. He actually stopped us at the door and demanded we pay the full 20% in tip even though we gave 15%. The service wasn’t that great it took a long time to put the order in so I wasn’t planning on giving a huge tip. But he stopped us and demanded it so we ended up giving a bigger tip. So rude and probably won’t go back.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Staff was very attentive, friendly and patient. The food was very good and the price was great considering it was Manhattan. My wife and I had an excellent time from the moment we arrived. Will definitely recommend to others and will return.
Our only observation was that the background music was inconsistent with the experience and wonderful ambience. Listening to Michael Jackson or some of the other poppy songs took away from what could have been an otherwise perfect dining experience. May want to consider playing Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and others from that time period for a more suitable background selection.

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We ordered four different pastas and they were all amazing!! The calamari was some of the best I’ve had as well. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting NYC!!

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LW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new menu. Wait staff attentive and accommodating, substitutions are allowed (within reason). Food was great. Made reservations to go back already.

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DK
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Sadly disappointed. Was looking for authentic italian in Manhattan and this didn’t cut it. While we didn’t have a bad experience, the food was mediocre for the $25/ entree value, and our service at the end slacked. From the time our plates were cleared to the time we finally just got the check was 30 mins and was not busy! Our server was too busy making a table side meal for another table even though all three of us were clearly looking around for service.

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TT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was very nice...the service was great and the food was amazing...definitely gonna go back next time we visit NYC.

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MF
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE LOVE LOVE it there! Went two times in one week. The table side pasta bowl is SUPER fun to watch and makes for great conversation! The food is amazing, the chicken dishes are HUGE and absolutely big enough to share. Each time our servers have been great. We recommend and will certainly return.

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PD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, some unusual entrees, and good service makes me want to go back soon!

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not bad for a tourist filled pasta place so close to Times Square

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CM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With the thousands of restaurants in NYC, we always seem to come back to Pasta Lovers. this past weekend it was twice in 3 days! LOVE IT!!

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