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Pastabilities, Syracuse, NY

Pastabilities

4.6
4.6
120 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We accept a limited number of reservations for parties between 2-12 people up to 3 months in advance. Reservations are required for parties over 7 people, but optional for smaller group sizes. No reservations available? No worries! Smaller sized parties may join our wait list if there are no reservations available once we are open for dinner service at 4 pm. Guests may join the wait list by walking in or calling in advance of arrival.

Lunch service is fast-casual, first come, first serve. No reservations or waitlist required.

Pastabilities® restaurant has been happily serving our guests in Syracuse, New York for over 35 years. Our seasonal menus feature a full range of our homemade pastas, sauces, salads and the famous Stretch Bread from our bakery across the street. We make it all from scratch, and we put our heart and soul into every menu item. We are located in the historic Armory Square neighborhood, near theaters, shopping, and entertainment centers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (315) 474-1153

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central New York

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central New York

    Healthy

  • Central New York

    Hot Spot

  • Central New York

    Most Booked

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  1. VH

    VictoriaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    Apps came to the table before drinks and bread…very squished for 8 of us especially me being pregnant it was hard to get up to use the bathroom tables are all on top of each other, service wasn’t that great either didn’t seem like we were checked on
  2. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is always great and the food is always excellent.
  3. SL

    SharonL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious!! Loved the stretch bread and hot tomato oil.. Great vibe and delicious pasta!!
  4. RR

    RudraR

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was terrific, it was a little noisy for quiet conversation.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible!! Have seen on DDD, and this was first time to Syracuse, so we had to go. Glad we made the stop!! Was part of my daughter’s 4 day trip for college visits, too bad Syracuse University isn’t on her short list…
  6. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on a Tuesday night for my boyfriend’s birthday. I love that they’re taking reservations, so it made our seating process very easy. It was my boyfriend’s and parents’ first time there. Everyone enjoyed their food and we had very little leftovers!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We go here at least 4-6 times a year. Unfortunately service after covid has not been the same. Much slower receiving food. We continue to go because the food is so good and portions still very generous.
  8. K

    Kris

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious and the atmosphere is fun! Great place to take friends or family because you are never disappointed!
  9. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flawless across the board. Wish it was in our neighborhood.
  10. V

    Vmcg

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Disappointed. Hostess was not friendly, and dressed in sloppy jeans and T-shirt. You don’t need to be in formal evening wear, but considering your atmosphere, it wasn’t a positive first impression. We were on time for our reservations but still waited about 20+ minutes to be seated. We sat at our table for over 10 minutes before our server arrived. Our appetizer came out before the bread. Overall, the food was just ok. This just isn’t the restaurant they used to be. We were excited to bring company from out of town to eat, and it just didn’t live up to our our past experiences which were always excellent .
  11. AG

    AriG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very accommodating of our needs and the food was great.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took way too long to get our food, but worth it.
  13. AT

    AlexisT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was fantastic. Our server was a gem and made my husband's bday dinner a fun experience. The food was delicious per usual.
  14. RC

    RCCC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and fun ambience. Bread and hot oil are phenomenal!!
  15. KM

    KristinM

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our waitress Lakin was fantastic! However the food was disappointing…we had been wanting to try this restaurants for years and although the bread and salads were great, they were definitely the highlight of the meal over our entrees.
  16. C

    Catherine

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The noise level in the outdoor seating was horrible. Cars with very loud music, racing motors. And the panhandlers were insistent, Could not eat the meal without them coming up for money.
  17. G

    Gail

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pastabilities never fails to please. It's been my go-to restaurant for the past thirty-five years, and it just gets better and better. The food is amazing, the vibe makes you feel like you're in NYC for the night, and the people who make up Pastabilities are welcoming, friendly and helpful. I recommend Pastas 100%!
  18. J

    Jerry

    Kansas City

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our visit and the pasta was as good as advertised. The service was even better. Our server was attentive and offered some great suggestions. When back in Syracuse we will be sure to stop in again.
  19. M

    Marleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening. We were seated right at 7 and enjoyed a delicious blood orange margarita before dinner. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful with making our choices. Our meals were so good!
  20. PM

    PatriciaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic all around. Our server couldn’t have been better or friendlier! Thanks!
  21. LM

    LexiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    they have the best bread oil!! my only complaint is the broccoli in my alfredo was not cooked enough, other than that everything was absolutely delicious
  22. S

    Scott

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing love the bread and hot tomato oil!
  23. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best spots for a classy dinner in Syracuse!
  24. MJ

    MikeJM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. Every time we visit Syracuse, we make sure to come to Pastabilities. And, I first came here when I was in school in the late 80s. Definitely recommended for the lively restaurant, super nice staff, and delicious food. As anyone who's been there before knows, their Hot Tom sauce is amazing. Bought some to take home. When you're in town, be sure to make a reservation since the place fills up fast!
  25. AB

    AmeliaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely incredible!!!!!!!! Great service, great atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.
  26. JV

    JeffV

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pastabilities is not your typical Italian restaurant. The dipping sauce is spicy, they have vegan options, and there is even a Thai dish on the menu. It wasn’t what I expected but I enjoyed it!
  27. E

    Excellent

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Definitely needed a reservation even though there were only two of us. Food was excellent and large portions. Service was prompt. Busy restaurant, even on a Sunday night, so not the place for a romantic quiet dinner.
  28. JS

    JSAX

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, Food, service and ambiance.
  29. LC

    LoraC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible, wait staff awesome but time it took for dinner to come out was too long!
  30. MO

    MarianneO

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always!! Kristin very attentive! Oh
  31. d

    diana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Everything is too salty for our taste. My husband ordered the Braised Short Rib pasta and he has to add water to dilute the salt. Don’t think I will be back
  32. AG

    AllenG

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    I’m a frequent customer. I usually love my experience, but the particular waitress this time was very rude, and unprofessional. I won’t be coming back for a while.
  33. s

    sapariks

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    bad service - bad food - wasted $125 ..................
  34. GS

    GinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Came back again after 10 years and it’s even better than I remember !!! The vegan menu is incredible and the vegan penne a la vodka was soooooo creamy and delicious topped with vegan Parmesan too. Such a great date night spot my husband loved it too especially the spicy hot tomato oil
  35. t

    tcfire13

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Whenever we come to Syracuse, we have to stop at Pastabilities! The food is always amazing and delicious. Very busy for a Thursday night, but with Open Table, we didnt have to wait at all.
  36. J

    Jordan

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alfredo and spicy tomato oil was life changing. Amazing service and definitely check out the bathroom.
  37. AG

    AllenG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What’s not to love about this place? The atmosphere, the FOOD! Oh, and someone definitely loves Harry Styles because I’ve managed to listen to a majority of his albums while dining there. I’ve booked two, and now a third time to come enjoy good times with company.
  38. YN

    YogaNan

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Cool vibe and great food ! Our server seemed a tad busy though.
  39. g

    gmmc

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This restaurant has always been a favorite. This visit however, was a complete disappointment. Service was average and two of the group’s meals — chicken parmigiana and pappardelle with braised beef were dry, and quite tasteless. I would have expected the meals to be hot at a minimum.
  40. ES

    ErikaS

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. The pasta I have ever had and the spicy tomato oil was wonderful!

    PastabilitiesResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you, Erika! We hope to have you back again soon!

FAQs

Pastabilities is rated 4.6 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Pastabilities

311 S Franklin St, Syracuse, NY 13202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Syracuse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

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