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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RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Friendly, welcoming staff, reasonable prices, and great food.

S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Have been here many. Normally 5 stars. This time Bronzino was just ok. Very wet

AW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We're here a lot. Love the restaurant, the ambiance and the service. We order a lot of gluten free. Best GF pizza in Manhattan.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

always a trusted decision to Italian food on the upper west side nyc

BS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great local spot for a good, no fuss meal and dining experience.

KB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

De bediening was aardig en er was veel gluten vrij eten te verkrijgen. Wat overigens helemaal niet moeilijk leek

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MT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious! Service was nice and not rushed at all. Would definitely return. They also made a delicious white sangria.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service- have been here a few times and am always pleased!!

p
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For all of you GF people, the GF menu is great for GF people like myself. Food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. Can't wait to go again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines day

P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Nightmare. We had a show at the Beacon. We arrived 2 hours in advance. Our entree came out an hour after we ordered. The shrimp was burned on top. Food was decent but not exceptional. We had to rush through dinner and did not have time for dessert. When we complained the owner took 10% off the food. Not exactly a grand gesture.

OT
Mexico City
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We ordered one wine that was in the menu and they gave us another, when we asked why they told us that one is the one they have for that price... obviously in the raitings it was a cheaper and worst wine

m
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I return to Pappardella each year for a great gluten free Italian meal. This year we brought friends and they loved it as much as we do. The service is outstanding and the food even better!

DK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pappardella is a Upper West Side neighborhood gem. Really good food, and wonderful staff. Recommend it for a date, or for business meal.

SN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We attended for a birthday celebration, and were seated promptly at our reservation time. As it was a Sunday evening, the restaurant was busy, but not packed, so the noise level allowed for pleasant table conversation. The pasta dishes (pappardelle buttera, cappelini cacio e pepe) were nicely seasoned and flavorful, with rich (but not overly so) sauces. We shared a torta di cioccolato for dessert that was about as close as you could get to hot fudge without actually being liquid, served with a scoop of delicious hazlenut ice cream, although one of us that the accompanying caramel had maybe just hint of “burnt” flavor. All in all, a very nice dinner and a place we would definitely recommend to others.

C
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite place- I am completely gluten and dairy free

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I got together with High School friends and they loved the restaurant. I have eaten there three other times and I am always very happy with my meal and service.

a
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best thing about Pappardella, aside from that it's always excellent, is that it's CONSISTENTLY excellent. The food is tasty, the sangria (personal favorite) is delicious, but it's the service/personnel that makes it particularly enjoyable. They're attentive and polite and it makes the dining experience more pleasant.

They have an extensive menu, especially pasta dishes, and the food is always great. (Brunches are really nice, with the egg sandwich a favorite.)

If I had one "complaint," it's that I wish there were a couple more non-pasta dishes for those of us who are a little bit more low-carb. The Veal Scallopini was excellent; the Breaded Chicken could have used a little bit of a sauce; it was cooked perfectly but, by nature, was a little dry. (I did not ask for something special but I have no doubt they would have figured something out for me.)

Anyway, this is a great neighborhood place and I recommend it highly.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Here from Melbourne Australia and heard about your restaurant. Our meals were delicious and great value for money. Would definitely recommend to family and friends

RK
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I are frequent patrons of Pappardella. We enjoy the atmosphere, the food and the staff. We brought our neighbors along and they enjoyed it thoroughly.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here!

L
New York Area
209 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
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 on January 13, 2020
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 on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great options for gluten free and all food is delicious

BR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
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 on January 11, 2020
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 on January 11, 2020
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
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

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
8 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
26 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
500 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
37 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

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