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New York Pasta Garden, Key West, FL

New York Pasta Garden

4.5
4.5
396 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Originally from New York, Owner Big John brought his love of Italian food to our little island. He then married it to his love of tropical birds and established the restaurant in 1989. The huge portions and creative cuisine quickly made New York Pasta Garden a local favorite.
The fresh seafood and friendly staff will keep you coming back for more! We offer a full bar with an array of frozen tropical drinks and a great wine list. We strive to have something on our menu for every palette and dedicate ourselves to make your experience both memorable and delightful.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 292-1991

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We spend a large part of our time invested into catering. We can cater at a venue of your choosing, for as many as you have in your party.<br>We believe buffet style lends itself to the relaxed atmosphere we thrive on here in Key West, but we also offer plated dinner service, Cocktail parties, Bar only services etc.<br>We are lucky to have some of the most talented people in the catering industry on our team, with extensive knowledge of cuisines from around the world. Our goal is to make your wedding, social or corporate event a completely fabulous and stress free affair.

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What 396 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Good for Groups

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Outdoor Dining

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Seafood

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Good for Groups

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Outdoor Dining

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Seafood

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  1. CH

    ChristinaH

    Key West

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time there and we were really impressed and can’t wait to go back.
  2. c

    candb

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress - I can’t remember her name - was superb. She was from Brooklyn. A combo of the best waitress ever and your favorite aunt.
  3. KL

    KalikaLuvv

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    If you love garlic, this is the place for you! All dishes tasted fresh and delicious!
  4. RF

    RonaldF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Super friendly atmosphere. Food was delicious. Our waiter was over the top.
  5. ME

    MariaE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thes restaurant was very nice…. Staff very very friendly. The food was excellent. Would definitely go back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good for families
  7. BS

    BillS

    Atlanta

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great, great service, great food, great wine pours. Really took care of us for our anniversary.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing! Everyone was so friendly! Food was delicious, portions were generous and the wine pour was huge! We weee given a complimentary starter of artichoke hearts that was heavenly. Was nice to have a decently priced meal in a tourist area. Fun atmosphere too! Highly recommend this restaurant!
  9. LL

    LeesburgLisa

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the people were friendly. The deep fried artichoke appetizers were so good!
  10. AV

    AngelaV

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first experience at The Pasta Garden and it was superb! From start to finish we would not have changed a thing. Our server was attentive, food was amazing, and the overall environment was fantastic.
  11. MD

    MarianneD

    Chicago

    140 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Every time I come to Key West, I make sure to stop at New York Pasta Garden. I’ve brought friends and my cousins here because it was so good. In the past. This being my 4th visit was very disappointing. The fan outside was not working so we opted to dine inside for the 1st time. The courtyard used to be so pretty with lights and the large birds they kept there. The inside was not very clean in the dining area and in the only bathroom. Jeanette was our server and was friendly and provided good service. The restaurant only has beer and wine, just an fyi. The hot garlic bread is amazing! In past visits, we were served garlic rolls but still yummy. The large bowl of mussels with white wine and garlic I was craving was not listed on the menu, but we were told they would prepare them. Yay! When they were delivered, the kitchen made mussels over pasta in a red sauce. Ugh! They corrected it and the bowl that was served was what I wanted, but not edible. We started eating and got a few eaten before noticing the mussels had a strong fishy smell and some weren’t open indicating not fresh. Nope - not going there!! The charge was reversed. The pasta entrees three of us had, penne putenesca, lobster ravioli and shrimp diavolo were tasteless. Meh! My son liked his chicken fettuccine and my daughter’s salad was good, and they enjoyed both. I walked away so disappointed and sad. I miss the great food of past visits. I can no longer recommend New York Pasta Garden (too many misses). The worst being the mussels. We could have gotten sick had we eaten them. I won’t be back.
  12. M

    Mickey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Very disappointed in this restaurant because it had good reviews on Trip Advisor. The slices of eggplant in the Eggplant Parmesan were akin to shoe leather. Too thin and too tough to slice easily through. My husband's Greek Salad looked good but came without dressing. The waitress didn't offer dressing on the side etc when we ordered. Then there was quite a delay in the waitress coming back to our table so dressing could be provided. A bottle arrived at the table that my husband had to shake before dispensing. My friend's husband had a seafood dish with pasta. He commented that the flavor was good but it looked very unappetizing... the sauce had a gray color to it. Some changes are needed here.
  13. GL

    GLE78

    Key West

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and waitstaff were excellent. We are outside and the weather was perfect. It was a very enjoyable evening all the way around. We will go back again.
  14. SE

    SuzinE

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were seated quickly. We ordered Eggplant and Pasta dishes, we both enjoyed the food,the eggplant was cut thin, tomato sauce good the pasta was a bit overcooked. The bread however lost a star as it looked like it was leftoverindividual pieces and so crinkled they decided to serve it in a bowl. When I playfully inquired as to why my bread didn't look like the bread on the cutting board at the next table she explained that had melted cheese (an upgrage) but didn't offer to get us new/better looking bread. Otherwise the server was efficient and pleasant.
  15. P

    Patricia

    Key West

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Tom as our server. Very kind and attentive. We were a table of 8. Who live here in Key West, and come to The Pasta Garden very often. And will continue to tell people they must go for dinner. Until we see you again !!!!
  16. JT

    JohnT

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Why would you miss this place ? While on Key West. A gem of a find !
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Vacation dinner
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and great service. Very relaxed, no rush, large portions. Delicious bread, lobster ravioli, and artichokes! Nice dinner but Chicken parm was a little tough and gravy was just ok.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Our server was phenomenal!!!!
  20. MH

    MHMH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Mediocre food and a huge price point. Large glasses of cheap wine, no option for anything but house wine by the glass. You can however choose a full bottle. The service was great, but the restaurant was dated, not super clean and the food was very average. Huge portions. I chose this restaurant based on great reviews, so wanted to give a more realistic review for future diners.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The waitress there was wonderful she had a great sense of humor and the service was above average we would go back again
  22. PT

    PTaylor

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, delicious food served in timely manner! The wine pours were outstanding. Will be going back soon!
  23. TA

    TAMS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Well, when you hear staff yelling the “F” word and saying they need to get out of “this place,” that’s not a good sign. Went to use restroom before eating, and I was immediately turned off by that and the filth by the Keurig machine on the bar. Despite not eating all day, we opted for 5 Guys a few miles away. So glad I drove from NY to here and didn’t get to eat one bite Downtown.
  24. l

    linek

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very good place ! Donna was very nice ! The meals were delicious !
  25. M

    Marj

    Pittsburgh

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    Service was fine. Nice waiter.Food was average. Lobster in the ravioli was very chewy. Disappointed because the reviews about the food were all very positive. Will probably not be back.
  26. C

    Carmine

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place off the usual tourist path. Great service, authentic Italian food. Reasonable prices, including the wine. We ate outdoors this time, but indoors is cozy.
  27. DS

    DanS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just excellent! Loved our waiter Fletcher! And the food was really done well.
  28. BB

    BrodyB

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Just left because of the staff screaming and yelling and no acknowledgement we were even there. We arrived at 730 for our reservation. Sat at 740p. We never received a drink or even an acknowledgement we were there. There was an older waitress sreaming someone moved her book and cussing. She then proceeded to scream "I'm done, I'm done." By 8pm we were asking for a glass of water, the waiter would not even acknowledge my husband. We left at 804 with not even a glass of water on our table. Never again. The place was a zoo. No manager in sight. Go to La Tratorria the service is light years better and the food is excellent! Plus there are chickens nesting over head where you eat when they move leaves fall on your table, which if you had food or drink they would ultimately be there...gross.
  29. KP

    KPWay

    Key West

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Bryan was an excellent and professional waiter who took great care of us.
  30. CT

    ChristineT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious meal, great service and a wonderful atmosphere. Great place to eat in Key West if you are thinking Italian. Very generous wine pour also!
  31. EC

    ElizabethC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Good delicious, waiter was excellent!
  32. HJ

    HeresJay

    Philadelphia

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great spot to get very good Italian favorites outdoors in Key West. The staff is always friendly, and the services is excellent. Be sure to stop in when you are in town!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, excellent service
  34. B

    Bill

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I live in KW and enjoy visiting NY Pasta garden quite regularly..on this trip we were entertaining family members from out of town and the experience as always was fantastic great service, great food quality and preparation, and great ambiance. I believe that NY Pasta Garden is among the top Italian dining venues in all of KW
  35. MJ

    MaureenJ

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been in Key West for 2 months every winter for several years. Pasta Garden is our very favorite place to have and enjoy dinner. If you haven’t tried it, you should make reservation soon!!! You will go back again and again!! Enjoy the best place in Paradise!!!
  36. S

    Sagefemme

    Key West

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The 6 of us friends had a super time. Server Andre made all the difference. The pasta was a little overdone this time but this is the place to have a fun dinner with pals. The bottle of Verdicchio was delicious
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had GREAT food and GREAT service
  38. MM

    MM13

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food for a fair price. We had bruschetta, crab cakes and a seafood pasta dish (in spicy red sauce) - all excellent.
  39. FS

    FredS

    Key West

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Huge glass of house wine was very good. Prices very reasonable & free garlic knots are delightful
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Hostess was rude Bread knots were dry Shrimp dish I swear they just throw shrimp on it - no flavor Artichoke appetizer was too fried No one liked their meal Would never come back - worst meal on Key West and I have been coming here for 30 years

FAQs

New York Pasta Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 396 OpenTable diners.

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 8 times today
Google Map for New York Pasta Garden

1075 Duval St In Duval Square Key West, FL 33040-3115

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Virginia Street

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wi-Fi available, Wine

  • Phone number

    (305) 292-1991

  • Catering

    We spend a large part of our time invested into catering. We can cater at a venue of your choosing, for as many as you have in your party.<br>We believe buffet style lends itself to the relaxed atmosphere we thrive on here in Key West, but we also offer plated dinner service, Cocktail parties, Bar only services etc.<br>We are lucky to have some of the most talented people in the catering industry on our team, with extensive knowledge of cuisines from around the world. Our goal is to make your wedding, social or corporate event a completely fabulous and stress free affair.

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