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Pastabilities, Syracuse, NY

Pastabilities

4.6
4.6
76 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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Booked 4 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

What 76 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central New York

    Best Food

  • Central New York

    Best Service

  • Central New York

    Best Value

  • Central New York

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central New York

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Central New York

    Most Booked

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  1. J

    Jean

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great meal! Service was great! Patio was lovely with a great playlist!

  2. A

    Antonio

    Seattle

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great friendly service. And they do a great espresso martini. Next time in Syracuse we will definitely be back.

  3. S

    Scott

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing love the hot tomato oil and bread

  4. JO

    JamesO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    We had difficulty talking to the person next to us because of the noise level. It took over an hour and a half to get our food. The food was ok , not exceptional. We will not be returning there soon. On a positive side the manager did give a 15%discount for our long wait

  5. MS

    MargoS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful dinner. Server was attentive and efficient. Always a high level of noise. Pastabilities is a family favorite. Great vegan options!

  6. S

    Shortty

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another large Rez before us went over their 2 hr seating time so we were sat late but overall everything was wonderful!! I ordered riggies turn down which was supposed to be less hot but still incredibly spicy for my taste and I couldn’t eat it. (Totally my fault, I shouldn’t have gotten it bc I don’t do spicy and knew better) I reordered the carbonara and it came out so fast and they replaced the riggies meal. It was so good with sweet peas, big chunks of bacon studded throughout and a luscious creamy sauce. Hubby really enjoyed his chicken parm.l too. Bread and hot Tom oil was delish. Calamari was awesome and plentiful. All 6 of us loved dinner and dessert. We all finished with the cookie and ice cream. Cookie was yum with lots of ice cream! Super tasty food. Great portions, service was excellent as well! :)

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal

  8. T

    Tomjh

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience2

    Anniversary (of sorts )

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In Syracuse for the NYS Fire Chiefs Conference

  10. BS

    BrianS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic as always! It was great to join you. Love the new online reservation option!

  11. EF

    EricaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I very much recommend, and very much enjoyed the out door seating.

  12. P

    Patrick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always fantastic, and our waitress was absolutely the best, attentive, polite, and personable!

  13. SH

    SandyH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best pasta I’ve ever had! Excellent service, outstanding food.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Going to an event afterwards

  15. R

    Robby

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Slow service, average food, unclean toilets.......

  16. KC

    KarenC

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We made reservations for 7 (thanks for adding this option!) and arrived a bit early. The host checked off our name and asked us to wait… giving us time to grab a few drinks. Kudos to the bar! Fabulous cocktails! I did retry. To the host station after someone seated a couple who came in after us (also with reservations after 7). It seemed like someone new had been added to the host station and not everything had been communicated… no significant problem though. We were promptly offered seating outside. The spouse and I are both vegans… although he indulges from time to time with cheese. Our meals were excellent. The service was perfect. The only disappointment was the lack of coconut cream for the pineapple upside down cake. All in all… a great meal! Thanks for making our anniversary special!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was excellent! Food, service and ambiance. It was very difficult to have a conversation though due to the noise in the back dining room.

  18. SL

    SueL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice. Business partner loved it.

  19. R

    Rosyduk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was efficient and pleasant. Food was excellent. Portions were large and we needed take home boxes. No room for dessert. Best meal we have had in Syracuse this year.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Carbonara was watery, but other dishes were delicious. I would have rather gone with the riggies than the sausage lasagna

  21. KM

    KristinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food and service. Due to their popularity, it gets crowded and tables are pretty close to each other. This is my only complaint, but their food is still worth it.

  22. B

    Buck

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The spicy Tom sauce is the best!!!

  23. K

    Kris

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is delicious and the atmosphere is so much fun!

  24. BC

    BitsyC

    Italy

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pastabilities was excellent! We had a large party with a food allergy and varied requests. They seated us promptly at our reservation time, gave excellent service, and accommodated all our needs with a smile. The food was outstanding. Highly recommend!

  25. AC

    AshleyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food & service are always top notch at Pastabilities! We have been too many times to count and it is always great. Definitely our #1 spot to go when we visit Syracuse and we are so happy that they take reservations now so that we can always secure a table. We never have to miss out! Thank you to the hardworking service staff & kitchen crew for providing such a great all-around experience. The owner/manager Ryland is always on top of things, attentive, and really focused on the guest experience and it shows! 10/10 would recommend!

  26. S

    Scott

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing love the stretch bread and tomatoe oil.service was top notch

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So thankful that they're now taking reservations. The wicky-wicky riggies are the best I've had in a restaurant.

  28. TH

    TheresH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pastabilities is always delicious! We went for a birthday party with 10 people. The food was great and they were very accomodating with our birthday cake. Our server was there when we needed her, exactly as it should be. Perfect!

  29. EG

    EmilyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was very kind and attentive. Even though it looked busy upon entry, our food came out quicker than we anticipated and was outstanding! I would recommend a reservation as the place is so loved.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome great food

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We are told that our table will be given away if we are 15 minutes late but then we waited an hour and a half for our food. I made the reservation at 6:30 for my birthday because I have a toddler and figured that we would be out at a decent time. Our food came a little after 8:00… and we didn’t get appetizers. Other tables that had come in after us had their food and left before we even got our food.. Not a good experience and we won’t be returning.

    PastabilitiesResponded on June 1, 2022

    Hello, We are sorry to read this review! Your experience is highly unusual and quite alarming to all members of our management team. While all of our food is made to order, we anticipate orders being prepared and delivered within 30 minutes or so. Our management team is alerted when orders are approaching that time frame. It would be very helpful to hear more about this experience. It is extremely far from the norm! If you would, reach out to us so we can speak more!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and beverage menu are top notch. Service was extremely attentive and professional

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was wonderful. The server was great. Checked in multiple times to make sure everything we needed was brought to us.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Anniversary

  35. BC

    BobC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    I have been going to Pastabilities for many years (at least 5). The food and service is beyond EXCELLENT. The only aspect of the experience I don't enjoy is the noise level. It sometimes is "Impostible" to carry on a conversation at your own table. To be fair, I don't enjoy dining out in loud restaurants, and most often go out early to avoid crowds. That being said, I know what to expect at Pastabilities and accept that reality in order to fully enjoy the food and service - NEVER a disappointment.

  36. MT

    MistieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, and delicious food. We will definitely be going back.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We love the food! Absolutely the best pasta dishes and the antipasto salad is alway perfect. Nikki our waitress was simply the best! The only glitch to the perfect evening was it was very noisy with large loud groups and the music coming from overhead speakers was so loud. Other than that it was a very nice experience with excellent food and service.

  38. K

    Katt

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love that Pastabilities finally takes reservations for large groups. Food was awesome as always; server was great/friendly/efficient, too, for our party of 12. A touch “cozy” at the unique table in the small room but that’s on us—they were nice enough to change our reze from 10 to 12 ppl.

  39. 4

    42jersey

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was very good, great service. Just wish there was more fish in the menu.

  40. LW

    LifeWithRife

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have never had a bad meal at Pastabilities, even when they are super busy (which is almost always). Finally being able to make reservations is such a gift because I often would opt for other locations when dining before a timed event (concert, show, etc.) since even at 5:30 on a Tuesday when I showed up for our reservation, there was already an hour wait for walk-ins. Pastabilities is one restaurant that 100% lives up to all the hype every time.

FAQs

Pastabilities is rated 4.6 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 4 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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