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Daniella's Fresh Seafood and Pasta House - Daniella’s Seafood and Pasta House, Syracuse, NY

Daniella’s Seafood and Pasta House

4.7
4.7
218 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Nestled within the New York State Fair Grounds (at the former Empire Room), we are open Thursday through Saturday. Our menu features an array of dishes including seafood, pasta, chicken, steak, duck and more. During warm months our patio is open for casual outdoor dining.

*Please note all of our menu prices are listed as a cash discount price. We will gladly accept your credit card with a small 3.75% non-cash fee.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (315) 484-3448
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
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Experiences

  • All You Can Eat Crab Legs

    Multiple dates available
    Join us Thursdays for live music and all you can eat crab legs! Seating is limited and subject to product availability.

What 218 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central New York

    Good for business meals

  • Central New York

    Innovative

  • Central New York

    Good for groups

  • Central New York

    Hot spot

  • Central New York

    Great for fine wines

  • Central New York

    Good for special occasions

218 Reviews
  1. StuartS

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wait staff was friendly and attentive without going overboard, refilling water and ask about our needs regularly. The food was tasty but, comparing notes, both my wife and I thought it was much too salty. I had the seafood bouillabaisse and she had the lobster gnocchi. Mine would already have some natural saltiness from the seafood, but the broth was noticeably salty. It just may be us.

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  2. Christine

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service. Our server, Amanda, was excellent. The bartender remembered us from a few weeks prior (don’t remember her name) and she’s also top-notch. Ambiance,well…

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  3. CathyW

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service. We definitely will dine here again.

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  4. SheilaF

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for the All You Can Eat Crab Legs. The crab legs were very good. The service was excellent .

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  5. AmyV

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Such a weird space…obviously hosting events is their main gig. Felt like eating in an open airplane hanger. Food was okay but way too salty for most dishes. Could barely eat one entree. I probably wouldn’t recommend to any close friends. Our server however was great and friendly!

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  6. MelissaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Our waitress was also tending bar, which resulted our long wait times for us to order and for her to come back. Food was mediocre. Will not return.

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  7. MichaelL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    It was just a bit cold in the room, other than that the whole experience was amazing.

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  8. MatthewM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent from our server Adam to Chef Kevin and the owner Charlie. We can not wait to go back.

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  9. DavidH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mixed drinks and food were very high quality. We always enjoy ourselves there.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daniella’s was awesome,been there a few times before never a complaint about service or food.the all you can eat crab legs were delicious.

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  11. Cuseguy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal at Daniella’s, looking forward to our next visit!

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  12. TMbest

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit. Our first was superb. Had to do it again! The food was so yummy. What can I say? The place just makes me smile, outside and inside. We will definitely be back. Worth every penny.

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  13. Baze

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service , great food and the guy playing music is fantastic too. Great bang for your buck !

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  14. BRSAM

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Overall, our meals at Daniella’s were good. I was expecting some more variety on the seafood menu, although truth be told, you don’t usually see bouliabase on menus. I had just been hoping for some more contemporary dishes. The pasta menu was very nice. We were initially confused between the two locations. At the fairgrounds location where we had our meal, the entrance came through the back of the restaurant, which was a bit odd. It didn’t give the best first impression. The dining room gave the feeling of being at a wedding or banquet. If it’s possible, there was almost too much food on our plates. Everything was tasty, but a bit overwhelming. Our server was very nice, but a bit overworked it seemed. I’d like try Daniella’s again sometime - it was parents weekend at SU, so we were a bit tired and the restaurant was full of large parties.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In an odd location, it took a minute to find. It feels like you’re at a wedding or an event as it’s sort of an open space that can be manipulated. There was also a really fun musician playing some cocktail hour music during dinner. We didn’t know what to expect. It was a bit weird - but the food - as good as pastas as I’ve had in some time. Delicious. Server was an absolute pro. Will come back for sure.

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  16. KimL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were incredible! The portions were HUGE. The live entertainment was lovely as well. The ambiance is a little unusual, as this is not a “typical” restaurant—more like tables set up in a large banquet room! Our visit was in November, so at first we were all a little chilly because the room is so big and there is a door by the bar that leads to outside that kept opening, but as the room filled up it got warmer. Also, there are TWO Daniella’s locations! Waze takes you to the small one! The Daniella’s I’m reviewing is the one on the location of the NY State Fairgrounds! We went to the wrong one first! Be cognizant when trying to get there, make sure you know which one your reservation is for! But overall, my son attends Syracuse university so we will DEFINITELY be going back many times! It was DELICIOUS!

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  17. MattK

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and waitress was helpful and fun! We all had a great time, will be coming back again soon!

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  18. ChelseaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An amazing place for our anniversary dinner. Service and food were excellent! Great customer service and we will definitely be back!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and value was fantastic. Best bread I’ve ever had. Stuffed peppers were spice and amazing.

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  20. themacFarlands

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Other than the food, everything was good, but the food was awful; my Halibut was salty, and the Jazmin rice was tasteless and smooshy. The fish N' chips were saggy breading, and the fries tasted old but better than the rice. I won't go there again.

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  21. marym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner and service was excellent. Ashley our server was so friendly. The filet mignon was perfect.

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  22. JeffC

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, we enjoyed our time at Daniella's Seafood and Pasta House. Our food came out in a timely manner and was excellent. The main reason we enjoyed ourselves was because of our wonderful server, Amanda. Not only did she keep checking on us, she and the bartender went through great lengths to find me a bottle of pinot grigio that was to my taste. We will be back, soon.

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  23. JUDITHP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been to original Daniellas.. so we knew it would be good... but we were blown away by the quality of food. It is a syracuse treasure and we highly recommend this to anyone who loves fine dining. Service was great and the pace of the dinner was perfect.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was our first time there. We had Amanda as our server and she was AMAZING. Very attentive but NOT overbearing. She was personable and fun!! The ambiance was njce. The crab legs were good .

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  25. ChrisH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Prime rib came out cold and took forever to get drinks. Appetizer we put in never came out. Feels more like a wedding venue than a restaurant with the layout.

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  26. DonnaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    Way overpriced and cold in the restaurant. We ordered the prime rib. I ordered medium rare which came well done and it was gray. My husband ordered the same thing and it was raw and bright red. Both lacked flavor and neither were very tender. However, the greens were excellent and the waitstaff could not have been nicer or more attentive.

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  27. jenrigh1

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and great service, will be back for sure!

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  28. DonnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food. Filets were butter knife tender. Scallop melted in your mouth.

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  29. CarrieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food great service. Enjoyed our dinner out. Will definitely visit again!,

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  30. SueF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very difficult to find. Restaurant located within the confines of the NYS Fair Grounds. Posted address on website isn't even close to reality. Food very good. Very large open dining area. Almost too much space between tables. Beautiful bar. Efficient service. Appropriate pricing for food quality.

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  31. AllisonT

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service. We enjoyed our meals and cocktails very much. Definitely a gem in Syracuse!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    I loved that the pasta was homemade but it wasn’t cooked. It was better the next day after reheating. The sauces and flavor was delicious and scallops were perfectly cooked.

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  33. JeaneneB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and wonderful service. Will def be back.

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  34. sanswoosh2021

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time amazing food!!! The hostess, staff, and bartenders make the evening wonderful!!

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  35. Princez916

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Entrance isn't well marked from where you park. We walked the long way around the building to find the front door. Service and food were great other than the two shrimp that came with our steak dinner. They were very tough and inedible for me. There was plenty of food so it wasn't a big deal, but I'd be hesitant to order a shrimp dish. They have a cute selfie station with different frame options and you text yourself the pictures. Great way to remember a special night!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great time! The personalized phone post meal to check in was phenomenal and classy!

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  37. JohnT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went here for our anniversary. From the moment we got inside the experience was exceptional. The two bartenders were very friendly, very attentive and made a fabulous espresso martini! We started with the stuffed cherry peppers which were very good. They are on the hot side, which is good for us. My wife had the scallop pappardelle and I had the filet. Both entrees were delicious. The scallops were cooked perfectly as was the pasta. My filet was ordered medium, and was right on the line between medium and medium well. It was tender and had good flavor. The mashed potatoes were fantastic, as were the vegetables that accompanied the dish. The portions were good size so we had no room to try dessert! And they bought us a cocktail for our anniversary!! Great experience, we highly recommend Daniella’s Seafood and Pasta House.

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  38. Sarge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE THIS PLACE!!! I have been here at least 6 times FANTASTIC!!!!!!

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  39. KenD

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a great place. Not crowded and unlike the steakhouse you actually have room not all cramped together. Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Outstanding

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  40. KarissaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here. Great service, music, and the food was fabulous! We will definitely be back!

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Safety precautions

  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Daniella’s Seafood and Pasta House is rated 4.7 stars by 218 OpenTable diners.

Daniella’s Seafood and Pasta House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Daniella’s Seafood and Pasta House

581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13209

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Syracuse
  • Hours of operation
    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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