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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

4.4
4.4
278 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 13 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 278 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central New York

    Good for groups

  • Central New York

    Hot spot

  • Central New York

    Great for fine wines

  • Central New York

    Romantic

  • Central New York

    Good for special occasions

278 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The new location at the Fairgrounds has a side entrance that looks like a Dentist's office. The dining room itself looks more like a banquet hall than a dining room (drop tile ceilings, tables and chairs covered in cloth in order to mask their cheapness. The fireplace projection on the screen is so tacky that it's almost cringe. Certainly not worth the inflated price. The only people dining here will be seniors, anyone under the age of 55 will feel they're at a prom or a cheap wedding.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On the recommendation of friends, we decided to enjoy the Easter brunch this year. We weren’t disappointed! The variety of food choices was outstanding and the quality was very good, as well. The owner, Charlie Roman, greeted me as I came in and called Monday thanking us for our patronage. I highly recommend it to others.

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  3. KatieK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Easter Brunch was delicious. There was a large variety of breakfast and lunch/dinner foods. I especially loved that there was a kids table with waffle fries, mac and cheese and chicken tenders. We're wondering if there will be a Mother's Day Brunch.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service! Almond butter was amazing! Pasta was amazing! Google gave us wrong directions but glad we found it. We will be back again! Loved the follow up phone call the next day expressing his gratitude for our business!

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  5. Erica

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent experience for the all you can eat crab legs. Will be back!

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  6. ChicTwiz

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and wine! Server was a little off her game but not anything to be concerned with.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice environment for dining. Wait staff very attentive. Comfortable and welcoming. The owner, Mr. Roman, even called the next day to say thank you!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Over all good. My only issue was that the food was not hot. My husband’s steak was Luke warm, my pasta dish tasty but cold

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit . It was outstanding. Food was delicious. Our waitress was excellent. Will definitely be back

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  10. SandyParker

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    My wife and I have gone to daniella"s many times. One of the main reasons is the food and ambiance. This particular visit was a disappointment as there was no music either in person or from speakers. It felt like we were in Mcdonalds. The food was fine but we both agreed that we will call before we go again to make sure there is music or if none then we will go somewhere else.

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  11. Iluvtoronto

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The appetizers, entrees and desserts were absolutely amazing. The only negative is that when the reservation was made we indicated it was my birthday and also notified our server when she asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. There were two other tables with birthdays and they received a sparkler on their dessert. My birthday wasn’t acknowledged which was disappointing.

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  12. DianaM

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I had read good reviews on Daniella’s but wasn’t overly impressed. It clearly is a banquet hall which we were not aware of so it was loud and tables were very close. We ordered the scallop appetizer which was delicious with a lightly seasoned sauce. We had Caesar salads which were okay. My husband had the seafood lasagna which he loved. I ordered the steak with seafood topping. The sauce was very bland and had very little seafood for the price. The whole experience was okay but not great.

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  13. TdRS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an earlier reservation. Was quiet when we got there but filled up as we ate. Table spacing was very good as we didn’t notice it getting louder as it got more crowded. Drink menu had exactly what wanted at first - and we ordered apps-the Greens were excellent. When we switched to wine there could be a couple more red varieties / origins offered but what we chose was fine. We ordered two pasta entrees and one fish. The pastas were both outstanding. So was the fish. The one thing that was disappointing was that while the fish came out perfectly cooked and hot, the rice and veg sides were barely above room temp. We split two deserts that were very good as well. Our server was pleasant and attentive throughout and it was an overall nice meal

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  14. DebraF

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The atmosphere was not so great, but ok for an open dining room but very dark, We all wanted oysters.. omg over $3.00 per oyster when I saw the bill $87.36 for the oysters as an appetizer for 4 people…4 martinis .. $45.75…One lobster tail..$$46.74, side of Linguine.. $$3.12…1 Filer Mignon with a lobster tail,… $$45.76 plus the$31.20 fot the lobster tail to go with it.. Surf and Turf….crab legs.. OMG..$$187.48.., A house salad,$6,24., birthday cream brûlée..one..$10.43..one slice of cheesecake $12… my birthday dinner was $617.27 . I have my receipt. Won’t be back

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  15. LisaB

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was amazing! The food, drinks and service were outstanding! My only complaint would be it was so cold I had to wear my jacket for a good portion of our dinner.

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  16. Sean

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This seemed to be a temporary location. More like a pop-up restaurant seeing if they can make a go of it. The tables are what you would find at a banquet hall then a fine dining restaurant. There is so much open space that it became very loud with people trying to talk to each other. Because of the location in a fair grounds exhibition hall it was really drafty and cold.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyable evening and experience.... would come back again.

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  18. monicaj

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience. My first time here and it was great. Had all you can eat crab legs. They were hot every time and delicious. Service was on point. Can’t wait to be back!

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  19. PamP

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    let's start at the beginning- NOT handicap friendly, there were stairs and creepy unkept hallways, if I didn't know there was a "nice" seafood place down the way I would have thought it was a nasty dive bar. The "waiter" at the greeting stand saw us coming and immediately walked away pretending he was looking for something until someone else took us to ( guess who's table..) he didn't seem too thrilled to be there let alone have to serve us. We were offered water,, ok.. Took our drink orders with apps, then got drinks( were ok but not great), and bread rolls came out with appetizers- thought they would be there right after the waters I mean usually.. Apps were calamari- they were just like any other nothing special but were good. So we ordered the all-you-can-eat crab legs for $80.. COLD!!! so gross. Waiter never came by to ask us how we were doing, didn't offer any other drinks refills or anything. I ordered the swordfish, it was good. someone came over to say "hi" I guess.. didn't introduce themselves just interrupted our dinner I'm guessing they work there since they said something like hope you enjoy.... IDK.. We had enough so I flagged the waiter down to ask for boxes, they were packed well so that made me happy. They asked if we wanted coffee or anything, umm no.. paid the bill and left. No we didn't leave a good tip ( we usually do 30% ish for good service.) since it wasn't, so we didn't. Definitely not going there for just drinks they aren't worth the trip.

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  20. mrfairway

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first visit here for Valentine’s Day dinner. It was a nice experience with a friendly staff and delicious food. They even called the next day to thank us for our business. Rarely see that very often these days. Kudos to them…

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  21. JulieM

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food. Great service! Definitely will return

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  22. Niya

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very great dining experience. Will definitely be back.

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  23. SueH

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The server was wonderful. The drinks took longer than expected due to short bar staff. The ambiance in the room was underwhelming. One of us had the Poseidon Adventure. Pretty expensive, was very good but pricey. The other person had the Seared Salmon over Asparagus Risotto. The Salmon had lump crab and a sauce. That was excellent but the Risotto was flavorless and the bits of asparagus were the bottom of the stalks. There had to be 2 cups under the Salmon. Too much with little flavor. My husband had a bourbon on the rocks. We were charged $2.80 for ice! A bit pricey for our taste Glad we had a large gift card. I’ll stick to the Steakhouse, thank you.

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  24. Babym99

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    First time coming here for dinner and won't be returning. Ordered both our steaks medium they came out rare. Sent them back they thru them back on the grill still came out still rot as quite rare and were burnt on the outside from throwing back on grill. The side of mushrooms were like water and rubbery. For the prices that are charged this meal was awful. And the atmosphere was like sitting at a wedding we were all waiting for the bride and groom to come out.

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  25. Brenden

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place to eat in Syracuse. Food and service incredible just like it is at the steakhouse location

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  26. KristinM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Bland dining room but delicious food and great service

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  27. JDB123

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place ! It's been awhile since we had a dinner that was great from beginning to end. Atmosphere, service, food, all were outstanding. Our waiter Adam was great and very attentive.

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  28. CraigF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food with a great atmosphere. Service was excellent.

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  29. AnnH

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the atmosphere was wonderful.

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  30. RonaldC

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very nice. Loved the entertainment so relaxing. The only issue I had was my vegetables and prime rib was cold. Yes I will be back.

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  31. kellyS

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked reservations for 5:00 Saturday evening. First impression going through the entrance - was not the best, however once inside the restaurant, it was very nice. Wide open space that felt very warm, clean and comfortable. A 90th birthday party was taking place adjacent to the area of the restaurant; however, the area was big enough as not to interfere with ambiance of the restaurant. Loved the sax player. Food was delicious, service was great. A little pricey, but overall was a very pleasant experience. We will definitely come back. A nice touch to have Charlie call us the next day and thank us for coming to the restaurant. : )

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  32. Traveler

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best experience. Parking is interesting as it’s in the fairgrounds and you need to park just a bit away (can have people dropped off). The ambiance is great and they had Mister Pinky singing and playing music instruments and he was a gem. Went around and chatted to patrons on his break and he made our night. All the staff there was friendly and always around. All the dishes were excellent. French onion soup was delicious and loved the salmon dish. My husband got the riggies and really like them. Large portions were given as well. We can’t wait to come back here.

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  33. Vicki

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for date night and everything was great. I even received a call from the manager/owner the next day to thank me for coming. I will definitely be back. The live jazz singer was awesome. It’s worth the money.

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  34. erinS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place for a really nice date night. Everything we had was delicious.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The place is beautiful and my waitress was very nice. But the crab legs was terrible. Their was no meat in them, the first batch she brought us was cold, the second batch was very salty and the third batch no meat on them. Then as soon as I get home I had loose stool my stomach was messed up. And I didn't know the price too expensive will not recommend the all u can eat crab legs.👎

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  36. RoxanneT

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We told the waitress we were there to celebrate a birthday and she said she’d bring a sparkler but never did. One of us ordered a NY strip steak and it was great. The other ordered the chicken parmigiana. It was served with overlooked lukewarm pasta with very little sauce. The pasta was rubbery and the chicken was very bland. I left 80% of that on the plate. Ordered tiramisu to go and it was a 2 inch square piece. The table next to us had a toddler who kept throwing items on the floor. Disappointed to spend $130 for this.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, food, drinks were perfect. The only thing missing was hand wipes after cracking crab legs. We just went to the bathroom to wash up.

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  38. JoshuaS

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress needed some work, she was disinterested the whole night, appetizers were out before we ordered.

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  39. KristenM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fresh, delicious seafood beautifully presented. Very friendly service.

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  40. KarenF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amanda our server was A+ Everything was great for our party of 6

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Daniella’s Seafood and Pasta House is rated 4.4 stars by 278 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 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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