Pappardella

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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.
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here!

L
New York Area
206 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal once again. This place never disappoints for us. Yes we had reservations but that was it. We walked in,gave our names and were promptly seated. Waiter came right over, explained the specials and while we were debating the wine list a woman sommelier came over and guided us to the perfect wine for our meal. We started with carpaccio, went into the truffle and mushroom pasta and finished with the wild boar. Wow! Never had a bad meal or experience here. Our go to spot on the UWS for either Italian food but especially for fresh pasta dishes

A
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was happy that my dining requirements brought me back to the Upper West Side so that I could return to Pappardella after an absence of a couple of years. Fortunately it remains the same cozy place, excellent food, good service and excellent value.

e
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great options for gluten free and all food is delicious

BR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was all over the place. Waiter disappeared and was replaced without notice... not impressed with service but it was ok

CA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pappardella is one of the UWS’s greatest gems. Always delectable with impeccable service... It’s stood the test of time!

PS – If you’re gluten-free, run, don’t walk! So many options for a GF diet, and their GF garlic bread is absolutely delicious!

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I really wanted to like this restaurant. The host was very nice and accommodating when we arrived early for our reservation. We were seated. Our waitress could not tell us what the specials were. Specials start at 5, and we were there a few minutes before. Perhaps I would’ve waited an extra 10 minutes to order if I knew what the specials were, but was not given that option. After taking our order, the waitress left. As in went home. Did not tell us she was leaving or introduce us to whomever would be serving us, and I do not think another waiter was assigned to our table. Our waters were never refilled until we were able to flag someone down. Our food took close to an hour to come out, so I guess it is a good thing I didn’t wait around for the specials, since we were seeing a show after dinner. No time for dessert. No one came to check on us to see if we were ok, or if we wanted anything else. The food was decent. My husband had the pappardelle buttera, which he enjoyed. My meal gnocchi pesto) was nothing special. And of course, the bill for one appetizer and two entrees should’ve left me feeling like I enjoyed my meal, which I did not. We will not be back.

TC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Absolutely a good solid meal. Was going to the Beacon and it’s 2 blocks away. The food is really good, and the place is really nice. I would definitely go again.

KM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sadly, this restaurant is NOT FOR ME!!! The quality of the food was just not there. My entree came out COLD, and it was not a salad. In fact, it was roasted chicken, which at the first bite, I knew it was not edible. The cream of spinach looked like it was swimming in milk, and the pomodoro sauce really looked like a can of tomato sauce was just poured over the gnocchi's. The restaurant itself could use a little dusting and some updating as well.

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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MP
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Visited early evening with two five year olds after a museum visit. The restaurant was packed, but staff very helpful and patient, food delicious and great atmosphere. Grandchildren so impressed they enjoyed their food and behaved mostly like grown ups!

AV
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time; won’t be my last! Excellent Italian food, cute, busy restaurant, knowledgeable service.

PU
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I haven't been here in over 20 years. Was pleasantly surprised. Food was delicious. Service was good but could have been a little more subtle in handling of substitutions, etc. Bus boy was really helpful and kept the meal moving. The table was large, the bread flowed, an intimate conversation could be had over the din in the very lively room. Cocktails, appys, entrees and dessert w tip was $75 a person A good value for the dollar and the fresh pasta was simply out of this world!

s
New York Area
496 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

always consistent in the food category and an unusual Italian wine list to try. adore their melanzane parmigiana and good portions as well. always appreciate when it is not too loud as there really is nothing to muffle sound. the staff is a bit lackluster but there is always someone around if you need assistance.

R
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Restaurant did a great job New Years Eve! Live music too!

PA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the whole experience. Great food !!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. We love it here!

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had dinner before a concert at the Beacon theater. Food was delicious, with really good gluten free pasta and bread. Service was fine, and we'll definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. It had a full gluten free menu and a full regular menu. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic!

E
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Low quality food. Awful bronzino that was not fresh. Don’t waste an evening here

GG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is always very good as it has been over the years. But it was packed the other night and was loud.

AG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Sehr laut und hektisch, gutes Essen, aber sehr kleine Portionen, eher schlechtes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis, guter und aufmerksamer Service, der lediglich etwas gehetzt wirkte.

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OT
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner here. We had Frutta d Mar and chicken cutlet parmigiana. Service started out great , but then we had to look for our waiter. The restaurant is very cozy. We were celebrating a special occasion, the hostess did acknowledge. I would recommend this restaurant.

ST
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our second time to this restaurant. The food is delicious. My 10-year-old daughter loves the food here and request this restaurant every time we come to New York City. the ambience is relaxing.

OT
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Long time favorite. Never disappointed. Dinner was not just good it was GREAT. and don’t pass up the Panna Cotta or the ricotta cheese cake!! And we sat there fir three hours and no one rushed us out. Unique for NYC

D
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A friendly and atmospheric neighborhood place--very good food and gracious service. A real winner.

p
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Really hate to bad mouth a place but this one just decided to ignore two older women. We were seated on time, and our order was taken promptly. Our water, bread and salad came out quickly and correctly. And then we waited. And waited. And waited. We had become invisible. Everyone else was taken care of, people seated well after we were enjoyed their entrees...and our waitress was MIA. We called over the manager who said “Yes, right away!” And did nothing. We got our entrees after complaining and of course they were cold. We asked for new entrees. What we got were hot plates with the same entrees warmed up. We asked for the check and waited. And waited. Finally I tossed a few dollars over the total due, photographed it on the table, and left. Nope, not coming back.

CA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice venue & ambience for Christmas Day meal

JR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was very hot, which I loved, however the taste was underwhelming and it wasn’t just my dish of spaghetti frutti di mare, the meatballs and chicken parm were also just ok. The waiters were lovely, the hostess was bland like the food. It was Christmas Day, if u can’t muster good cheer that day, well, I can only assume what ur like on a regular day.

L
New York Area
207 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ordered the fixed price Christmas dinner. Everything was great. Wife had sweet potato gnocchi in a light cream sauce and I had the porcini and celery bisque. The wine was a great value and easily held it’s own against bottles costing twice as much or more. It was a Barbera.sevice was attentive without being intrusive. A great experience

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The place is nice, the food is ok (3 out of 5 stars).

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Pappardella was great, will visit again!

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

May be because it was xmass eve and the restaurant was full booked but the server forgot our drinks and when we already finish the appetizers we have to remind him twice that we were missing our drinks and then he finally get it. besides that the food was good and the value is ok.

a
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great neighborhood restaurant with terrific food. Amazing gluten free options that were delicious

N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. Food and service love this place

MB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing,.

CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a value! Food is amazing and reasonably priced. Tables are turned for privacy. Service was wonderful.

p
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice staff. Good food. Quick service
Tables a bit small. But that was ok
Good value for location

AM
New York Area
210 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellently executed staples of the New York Italian restaurant scene, plus some imaginative daily surprises (this time, a pork chop Milanese that was perfect) and reasonable prices. The wine list is very good (there is even a primitivo by the glass) and the service is cheerful and professional. The only drawback: it attracts groups of celebrants (tables of 6 or 8 seem common), and they can get loud, despite the high ceiling.

L
New York Area
207 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasure dining at this restaurant. Its walking distance for us a BIG plus in the winter. The pasta is easily in the Top 10 of NY restaurant. Great wine list and the stafff helps you if you are not the familiar or if you are torn between should I go with this bottle or another.