Pappardella

4.5
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1415 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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas with your family and friends at Pappardella. We will welcome you with our traditional italian holiday special or as always you can order of our a la carte menu. No matter your preferences you will enjoy warm personal service in a festive setting.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas with your family and friends at Pappardella. We will welcome you with our traditional christmas prix fix menu or as always you can order of our a la carte menu. No matter your preferences you will enjoy warm personal service in a a festive holiday setting.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the ring into the New Year with your family and friends at Pappardella. We will welcome you with an elegant prix fix menu or as always you can order of our a la carte menu. No matter if you are coming before an event or to celebrate the drop into the new year, we will be at your service.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1415 People Are Saying
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AM
New York Area
207 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
203 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

NT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Busy time of year. Everyone very busy. Different vibe in restaurant, like we walked in right after an argument or something. Don't think it was an over-all vibe, just that night.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Just an overall great spot for good Italian food. And the staff is sooo pleasant and nice.

KG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great Upper Westside neighborhood place. Pasta, pizzas and entrees are very good. Cozy and atmosphere..

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Hadn't been to Pappardella in a couple of years; decided to give it a try, as I remember their pasta being fantastic! I was very disappointed in the service this time around. We arrived on time, and our table was available but there were no chairs at the table. We were left waiting at the front for several minutes while they dug outdoor chairs out of somewhere, which were extremely cold when we sat down. No one came to take our drink order for several more minutes, while a couple who was sat after us (at a table with proper chairs...) was served drinks. Unfortunately the pasta wasn't as great as remembered, either. With all the amazing Italian restaurants in the neighborhood, we probably won't be returning.

RA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. My wife loved her veal marsala and I thought that the spaghetti and meatballs were terrific.

EC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pappardella is one of our favorite restaurants. We feel very much at home when we come here. We enjoy recognizing and being recognized by servers who have taken care of us for many years. The food is consistently good. It is a lovely place to be.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience dining here. The food is always excellent and the service is warm and attentive.

B
Denver
104 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a very nice meal. Nice friendly, relaxed vibe. Excellent seafood, squid black linguini pasta. Great tricolore salad and desserts. Very fun.

r
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went here for dinner before Beacon Theater show....only a block away and I would recommend if you are going to a show. Cheese patter and Tri-Colore salad were delicious. We both had a pasta we liked and chianti by the glass was nice accompaniment. We will definitely be back when we go to Beacon again to try some of the other menu items. Service was excellent......I tipped over beer and glass broke on table.......they quickly and nicely moved us to a new table and replaced my beer!!

L
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and menu with a variety of choices. Service was attentive and pleasant. Nice ambience. Certainly warrants a repeat visit.

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Food was delicious. We were seated immediately upon arriving timely for our reservation (5:30 on a Saturday evening), and we were able to exit well in time for a show at the Beacon.

p
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Friendly and accommodating staff. Very disappointed in food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving!

W
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Owner/Manager greeted us at the door and couldn’t have been friendlier. Wait staff worked as a team and were responsive, friendly and incredibly accommodating. Food was outstanding. Highly recommend for a casual night out, date or business dinner.

L
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pappardella is

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Pappardella. Great food and service. The staff is excellent. Highly recommended!

KC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was decent. Moderate portions. Wine by the glass was limited. Service was mediocre at best, somewhat delayed, no recommendations. The busser was more personable than the waiter. The bread that was brought out after ordering was cold and crusty. Dessert was the best part of our meal including a flourless chocolate cake and cappuccino.

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Comfortable neighbor hood Italian restaurant with tasty food and good service.

SH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time eating at this restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire meal. We would definitely go again.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Papardella's surpassed our expectations . The food was delicious and the service was superb. We enjoyed our meal and look forward to dining there again in the near future.

a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great flavours, atmosphere and service. The only thing they could do better at is their bathrooms need to be tended to more often. Not the tidiest.

SP
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here at least once every time we are in NYC. The food is delicious, ambiance inviting, and service the perfect balance of professional and cordial.

OT
Miami
79 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. We will be back on our next visit to NYC.

EI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great little neighborhood spot. Food was adequate. Certainly not amazing. But good

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and the food were both excellent. We went there before a concert at the Beacon and we were so happy with our choice.

RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food , good service and my favorite desert. Zablione❤️
We will definitely go back.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food, service was efficient and responsive, sound very loud . Very crowded for early evening reservation. As always we really enjoy eating here

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat in NYC

JP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved our evening here. I've been a patron there for 30 years on and off, and now I work in the area. Pappardella is a holdout from an earlier (and wonderful) Bohemian UWS period. The owners still value keeping the old B&W photos from Italy to the warm woods and low lights, it's a pleasure to be served there in this throwback, genuine earlier-era restaurant. The food was quite good during our most recent excursion, but I'll add that one also pays for it. The branzino at 30 bucks and my friend's salmon likewise a $30 entree were overpriced by $5. per. (Sorry, Pappardella, no insult to the food, which was very good.) I also know the wine menu could easily have an optional glass of bold red for 10 or 11 dollars, and it ought to. The cab is 14 and the Malbec the same: hint, there are any number of excellent 15 bottles at 67th Street within walking distance that the owners/managers could have on hand to offer a less costly glass of big red wine. All that said, I really enjoyed the overall experience, would eat there again and will.

CG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing moment with my daughter. Fresh pasta (I guess). The pizza was quite small but tasty so the most important for me.

SL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love the full gluten free menu! My husband and I went for our anniversary and, though the space is small, the service is so well organized, and the setting still felt intimate despite the relatively tight tables. We enjoyed the sangria, gluten free garlic bread, salmon, gluten free pasta, cannolis, and flourlesa chocolate cake.

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best gluten free chicken parmigiana I have ever had. Every time I am in town I go here now.

JR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant, very crowded on an early Saturday evening. Service was very good, server was pleasant, professional and welcoming, but not overly friendly in an annoying way. Food was very tasty, freshly prepared so it didn't come out too quickly. Although the place was packed and more people kept coming in, they did not rush us in the slightest. Would definitely go back again

m
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I recall eating at this restaurant in the past, I do not know if it always had indifferent service. Our waitress lacked personality altogether. She took the drink order after we had been sitting at the table for a good 10 minutes. After the drinks arrived she totally disappeared, we had to call on the manager to take our food order, The food was uneventful.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect date night spot in a non-crowded area. Food was superb. My partner and I were going to a show at the Beacon and--I cannot emphasize this enough--the pre-show ambiance and walk were ideal. (Going to a show afterward is a nice, optional bonus; Pappardella is an excellent evening in and of itself.)

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had just come from my father’s funeral. We had made two separate reservations for 7 under two different names, online, and on the 2nd one we asked to combine them, for a party of 14. As I walked in, they welcomed us warmly and led us to a table that was already setup for 14. We had 15, so they were prepared for that possibility and added another table easily. With such a big group, this could’ve been chaos, but they were so lovely and excellent. The service was a little bit slow at first, but we were also an enormous group, arriving right at 1:30, when we were supposed to arrive at 2pm (per our reservation). Once we got our drinks, the food came out relatively quickly, which was fantastic. I couldn’t believe that they were able to time 14 plates to come out all at the same time. Impressive! I would highly recommend this spot. It was just the right vibe for our group.

I
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Italian. Extensive menu. The meals are well made and some of them have a nice twist. For example: sweet & spicy sausage, sweet green peas, sage & vodka sauce - it was very good.

JL
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

As usual, restaurant was very loud and they supplement this with music! Why? It was not crowded but service was very slow. I used to enjoy this restaurant but the noise and service are a problem. Pasta dish was not hot but it took so long to get it that we did not send it back. Quite disappointing.