Pappardella

4.5
1197 reviews
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Italian
Pappardella restaurant brings to you the flavors and food of Tuscany. Established in 1983, Pappardella offers a romantic setting of timeless charm with 20 foot ceilings, French doors & a stunning mural of Florence.
Menu and service reflect the warmth and attention of the old world, as well as the diversity and techniques of today. we feature homemade pasta, artisanal pizza & other great Italian staples, like chicken parmagian, grilled branzino & scrumptious tiramisu.
A beautiful outdoor terrace makes for great people watching in the warm months. Pappardella is conveniently located near the beacon theater, the museum of natural history & Central Park offering lunch & dinner pre fix, brunch & a busy happy hour.
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N
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, charming, warm, friendly, great food and drink.

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KC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing for gluten free food! This was the first time I’ve had garlic bread in years and it was wonderful. The flourless chocolate cake is also a must-have.

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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was actually really romantic except for the temp. It was extremely hot!!!

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d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my go to places. Great staff, food, atmosphere. Not stuffy.

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I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They were great! Manager Perry went
Out of his way to make everything perfect!

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R
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a real find if you’re looking for gluten free dining; a separate menu! And the food was excellent. How nice to have bread and pasta that I could actually eat and enjoy! It was a birthday celebration and the flourless chocolate cake with a candle was also terrific.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food was delicious. The wait staff was wonderful and even held our table as we were late for our reservation.

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

Great food and great service. A reasonably priced wine list. The staff are very accommodating.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We have eaten here many times and love it. This time the service was very slow but food was great

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s
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good easy dining with Italian cuisine. Basic but good for what it is

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FM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Reliable place to bring friends.

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D
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

This was perhaps the worst meal we have ever eaten in a restaurant. It was comparable to school or hospital cafeteria food.

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TK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service continues to be very spotty. Service staff stand around talking to one another while tables and customers are not getting served or waited on. Tables are so close together that chairs bang into each other - not a pleasant dining experience. Food is generally good. House wines are overpriced.

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O
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly and comfortable, excellent pasta selections & wine choices, prices average for the neighborhood.
Pasta seems their specialty, and was excellent, but the fish was just ok, so may stay with the pasta or a meat dish next time. But will definitely return.

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WB
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While a tad expensive for pasta, it's still worth going since the food is absolutely delicious.

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a
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Somewhat disappointed in the quality of the food. Went on a coupon, which made it fine, but had I had to pay full price, Iwould have been quite unhappy. The food is not up to a par with the prices.

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P
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Pappardella is a favorite. An all-round good place to eat, but the primary reason I go is for the food. It's delicious. My wife is GF and they have the best GF pizza. I'm not GF and my only complaint about their pizza is that I'm not big enough to eat for as long as I'd like. Simply the best. The other dishes are excellent, and I'm a big fan of the lasagna. Rest assured that if you go you will be well served and well fed. I don't have to be in the mood for Pappardella, just hungry.

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A
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pappardella is one of my favorite Italian restaurants on the upper west side. It's not a huge place, but is always filled so reservations are a good idea. On entering, you really feel as if you arrived in Tuscany. The food is delicious, service excellent. Th greeting when we arrived was welcoming and pleasant.

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AB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice experience! Food was good and service was outstanding. We were seated right on time and it was a perfect spot to catchup and linger with old friends!

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u
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I’ve eaten here for years, and I have always had a wonderful meal and experience. Great salad and pizza. Wonderful service -our usual waiter, Mark - is terrific. The staff are all friendly and helpful. It does get noisy but we don’t let it bother us.

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a reservation for 7:15 on a Friday night and we were seated right away! Parpadella had a small and cozy Italian restaurant vibe. If you are looking for good and authentic Italian food this is the place to go. The staff was very accommodating to various dietary restrictions. The service was fairly good throughout the meal but got a little bit backed up toward the end.
Overall, I would definitely recommend it for someone looking for an upscale, cozy, authentic Italian spot on the Upper West Side.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was very good. I would recommend and come back.

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MA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a comfortable place to eat. We were two at dinner time but did not feel rushed. I noticed groups of 2, 4 or 6 including families with children. The staff were attentive and our meals came quickly. We shared a trecolori salad as a starter and each of us enjoyed our entrees. I had Pappardelle Buttera and my friend the orecchiette with sausage and pesto. I recommend these dishes. The atmosphere was pleasant and upbeat.

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IS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely delicious, the service was excellent!! A real find!

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EG
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great choice for reasonably-priced Italian food on the UWS.

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l
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I brought my kids here before going to a museum. They enjoyed the pizza very much and felt very comfortable. They have great gluten free options for me (celiac) as well and were very attentive to my needs. My kids have already said they would like to go back.

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AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding gluten-free pasta and garlic bread. One of top I have ever eaten

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N
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistently good

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L
New York Area
180 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant when we want pasta / Italian food. Anything they have that is home made is usually excellent. Service is always good. Interesting wine list and if you are not familiar with Italia wines don't worry they help you navigate the list and find what you are looking for.

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LA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The highlight was the kind service and their willingness to let a group of friends of 50 years chat and enjoy good food for a long time during off hours in the afternoon. Pastas and salads were absolutely excellent, desserts lovely, biscotti fine, setting appealing, noise level quiet (Only downside, the Parmesan chicken sandwich was dry and under-spiced). Staff very willing to answer questions and alter dishes if needed. Very accommodating. Excellent experience.

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E
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was subpar, especially at this price point. We were disappointed.

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m
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good classic Italian food!

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We took my 9 yr. old granddaughter for her birthday and the staff could not have been more accommodating or friendly. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. A definite do over

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very good, the drinks moderately priced and not small and the food was delicious. The gnocchi with pesto sauce was delicious. Would definitely recommend to my friends. If I ever go to another show at the Beacon I would definitely eat here first!

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DM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our reservation was for 4:45 pm on a Friday evening. It was before a show at the Beacon Theater. We arrived and they didn't seem ready for us. The tables were set but no one was at the front desk, no waiters, no bartender. A man (presumably the manager) seated us but it took a long time for the bus person to come over. No one came for our order until we flagged down the busboy at 5:15 and asked for a bottle of wine. He had no idea what we wanted. Finally, at about 5:25, we flagged him again and told him we wanted to order. He sent a waitress over and she was efficient but rushed. She had very little time for us. The food was tasty but the portions were all over the place. The eggplant parmigiana was delicious but a small portion with a very small amount of pasta and hardly any sauce on that. My friend ordered chicken parmigiana and hers was a very large portion, with a ton of spaghetti! The linguini with clam sauce was skimpy as well, especially on the pasta. It was adequate but not one of my favorite places, for sure

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BM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good a little tight in the seating if your more than 2 but overall a very pleasant night out.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mom visited.

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m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience.
Our waiter Jose was efficient and helpful with our selections. Food was creative and delicious. Meal pacing was spot on.
Asparagus pesto & sauteed calamari to start. Lobster ravs (chunks of lobster meat) & veal scalopine marsala mains. Delicious tiramisu to finish.
Friendly and efficient staff. Love the traditional Italian bistro ambience.
We WILL be back when on Upper West Side for museums, etc.
Note: was a frigid night in NYC and the double doors helped keep the room warm.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner with old friends. We hadn't seen them for awhile and spent a long time catching up. We had a leisurely dinner; our waiter understood we were in no hurry and he acted accordingly. Everyone enjoyed the food and we appreciated that we were not rushed. Our friends drove in from Connecticut and said they would do it again. We live downtown, on the east side, but we plan to return.

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good! Friendly staff.
(The noise rating bars are confusing. Are the most bars to the right a good rating or do they represent a high noisy level?)

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