Pappardella

4.4
1243 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mother's day is every day, but for some extra TLC bring your mom to enjoy our delicious italian cooking. We will serve our a la carte menu as well as a special spring tasting menu. We'll have celebratory cocktails with and without alcohol to cheer to your very special Mom.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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EA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - kind servers - and quiet enough that you can have a conversation without having to shout. Just lovely!

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

Excellent food, especially for our gluten-free family. Service was professional and knew the menu thoroughly, had good recommendations. Love the ambience and will be back soon!

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S
New England
81 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is good, prepared well not overbearing . Drinks ok . Prices you would expect in NYC . Tables are packed in tight but the manager / host realized the hostess placed us in the wrong setting as he moved us right away not by our request I might add . Very impressed when restaurant employees are alert . However waitress and bus staff all seemed to help out so it was hard to tell who the primary waitress was unless they switched shifts in the middle of dinner ? Definitely worth a visit .

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and the food was amazing!

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JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We really enjoy the food here. It is abundant but the food came out in a timely manner by other people; it took forever for him to bring a dessert menu & forever to come back to take the order. So long, I chose not to order because it was just getting so late. Put a real negative to the evening, but it was solely what was going on with the waiter.

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DY
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Server was nice but appeared new, service friendly but a bit uneven, food was good, good value for the area!

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OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal. Food was delicious. We ate outside so we enjoyed the passers by.

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RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice neighborhood place. I wish we lived in the neighborhood to frequent it weekly!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time during our visit to NYC.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An evening meal before the concert at the Beacon theatre (IL DIVO) was a great find. The service was outstanding as was the food. We never felt rushed and were never “hawked over” while we ate. A very large party was no bother for the staff and the service did not diminish at all. There is much more in the menu that we will return to try. Great place in a beautiful neighborhood.

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good choice for a nice lunch near the museum of Natural History. Relaxed atmosphere but good service.

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

I have an allergy to wheat, so their extensive gluten free menu is a life savor. I hadn’t had fried mozzarella in years, and theirs is just amazing. The garlic bread, as well. My guest - who is a somewhat of a GF non-believer - loved the apps as well.

The wine selection could be improved, in my opinion; a lot are very fruity. The one I liked - which was much dryer, less sweet, and which I was informed was the only one which isn’t sweet - was $18/glass (about $3-$6 more expensive than the rest). Because of this I didn’t want to order another glass.

But, overall, the experience was very enjoyable. The staff is professional and the hostess was so delightful (the woman with thee blonde hair). She is just full of sincere, positive energy and was very nice to work with.

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RW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. My wife is gluten sensitive and this was the best gluten free Italian food we have had. Good location. Short walk from Central Park and Natural History Museum.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best gf pizza I found in the city. Great service. A must for anyone who is gf. They have gf bread, pastas, pizza etc!

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our table was way too small for 5 people, and very close to other diners. Also, bathrooms require a walk down very narrow, very steep steps.

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S
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pappardella was a pleasant surprise. It was my first experience there and I was first of all extremely impressed by how attentive and serious the management and waitstaff were with regard to my allergy. They were extremely careful and full of suggestions for replacement options. The dinner was tasty with a perfectly cooked pasta. My guests were both very satisfied with their choices as well. We enjoyed the lively and attractive atmosphere and attentive service.

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

Consistently excellent food. I highly recommend the bronzino which was cooked to perfection. The prices at Pappardella have gotten steeper over the years but their consistent neighborhood clientele does not seem to
mind too much. A little acoustic baffling would not be a bad idea as the noise level can get intense at peak hours.

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m
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pappardella was at the perfect place for the four of us to have dinner after a program at the nearby New York Historical Society.

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NT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and will definitely be back in the future.

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l
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

The food was cold

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RW
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Italian but not great. Linguine was al dents to the point of raw. Hostess was unkind. She stood there while we struggled to get a stroller through the door and didn’t offer to help and generally made us feel unwelcome. Waitress on the other hand was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were both very good

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c
New England
45 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Meh. Nice atmosphere, food ok. Not great.

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HV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good, traditional Italian food served with Italian hospitality. Fresh pastas daily and a range of gluten-free options (which are tasty!). Would definitely recommend.

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New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Blackboard Eats coupon did not note any restrictions on reservation day/time, however Open Table note from restaurant does. Although the restaurant honored the discount, they need to reconcile the deal with how it is advertised on Blackboard Eats. Overall, food was good, but the wait staff originally brought our apps at the same time as our entrees. Very strange.

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WR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the pasta and keeping thinking about it!! We are looking forward to returning soon!!

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CG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lots of options, many, many gluten free options available, including dessert. It’s always an enjoyable evening at Pappardella.

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RG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I thought the bread offering and appetizer was rather ordinary but the pasta was executed perfectly and certainly merits a high recommendation. The service was top-notch. We were a party of two and the table space was fine but if four were seated it would be quite tight.

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L
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, a fantastic meal. Whether you are going here for a meal or stopping in for a late night bite your are always treated well. The food is reasonably priced and hits the spot whether its a special date or you are just hungry. The caccio e pepe is one of our favorites things on the menu. The waiters are excellent at suggesting a wine if you need help with the wine list. Good varieties whether you are looking for a bottle or a glass.

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Return visit and again spectacular! Always pleases! Food is amazing as is the entire experience!

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Relaxed atmosphere with attentive, but not overly so, waiters. Food was good and fairly priced. My husband and I were pleased with portion sizes - just enough to fill you up!

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ER
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good venue with good atmosphere and food. A neighbourhood gem but pricey really.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice service

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food! Our waiter was extremely attentive and helpful in ordering. He recommended the seafood soup, which was the best soup I have ever eaten!

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WC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of gluten-free dishes. All food was great, as was service.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cerca del Museo de Historia Natural y de Central Park, buena comida y atención.

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LG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The service was spotty at best. The waiter didn’t write down our order and made several mistakes. Some of the food came out hot and other dishes were lukewarm. We were stuck in a corner table that was too small for our party. We were there celebrating our daughters birthday and were very disappointed.

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience on our first visit and it won't be our last. Good neighborhood ambience, friendly and professional staff who let you linger or get you out quickly if you are going to the theater or nearby concert, food was good, authentic Italian and fairly priced for NYC. Very enjoyable and we didn't want to leave!!

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Pappardella many times, always enjoy my visit. It was my adult sons birthday, and as he has not dined there before, thought it a great option. Both of my adult children have discerning taste, and they both loved their meals.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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FM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the lasagna special. Actually, my whole party loved it.

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