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Pastabilities, Syracuse, NY

Pastabilities

4.6
4.6
154 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We accept a limited number of reservations for parties up to 10 people up to 90 days 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

7:30 PM


Booked 32 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 154 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central New York

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central New York

    Hot Spot

  • Central New York

    Italian

  • Central New York

    Most Booked

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  1. GW

    GregoryW

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Restaurant living on its reputation and not on its performances.
  2. JO

    JoeO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pastabilities food was fantastic. Service was good. Prices were over the top expensive.
  3. CW

    ChristaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dining experience tremendously! The food was excellent and our waitress was the best. We’ve already referred many to go.
  4. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hit the Italian festival in Syracuse; Pastabilities was on my bucket list.....it was absolutely amazing. Be bought the dipping sauce for the bread to take home!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to get a booth which was very cozy. Our server was fantastic! Very attentive and efficient. Food was great as always. A perfect meal to celebrate our anniversary
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely awesome food and would definitely return if in the Syracuse area
  7. SA

    SharonA

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Food didn’t arrrive for 1 hour 20 minutes so we left and just paid for our drinks.

    PastabilitiesResponded on September 12, 2022Hello Sharon, We are very sorry to read this review! It is extremely unusual for our food to take this long and we generally anticipate food being delivered between 30-40 minutes once dinner orders are placed, depending on volume. We make everything to order with care, but again - this wait time would be considered very out of the ordinary. We would be glad to see you again soon and make up for this experience! We will be reaching out to your privately to gather more information.

  8. KW

    KhalWayne

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very good. Had tomato oil for the first time. Have already purchased it for home use. Make sure you try it! Olive oil Lemon cake was great also. Was not disappointed at all and the meal ended up being less expensive than i expected. Was a smidge loud, but not so loud that you couldn't hear your conversation. It's definitely a popular social place with a big bar so expect a lot of people.
  9. KL

    KarinL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal, service and overall experience.
  10. G

    Gary

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always excellent and service was top notch.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional. Highly recommend!
  12. LS

    LisaSoup

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local restaurant with delicious food from start to finish.
  13. CH

    CelesteH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pasta and sauces are always perfect! We eat here every time we visit Syracuse!
  14. HC

    HeatherC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Hot tomato oil is amazing!!! Carbonara too Alfredo-y- and white I’m used to more of a clear look to carbonara. Wicky chicken was just ok not nearly as saucy or cheesy as was on the tv spot. Duck flatbread awesome except I got like three little cherries and needed many more - duck almost too smokey. Will go again but not rushing back. LOUD af once you are seated.
  15. JL

    JasonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter a student at Syracuse bragged about this place all summer. It did not disappoint. The food was excellent and the prices we very reasonable. We will return during parents week!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our daughter was moving onto the SU campus. We made reservations in June as we were told it gets packed fast. We got there at 3:50 P.M. and it was packed with people waiting for the restaurant to start seating at 4 P.M.. The food was incredible, all the desserts are made at their bakery across the street. I would highly recommend.
  17. K

    Kristin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first time eating at Pastabilities - and it was amazing. The pasta was outstanding, and Nikki our server was super friendly and attentive. It was busy and loud but everything got to our table quickly and at the proper temperature. I recommend booking as far in advance as possible for this place!
  18. JK

    JamieK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were excited to try this place but it didn’t live up to the hype. The food was good (not great) and the employees were attentive but stretched too thin. We waited a very long time for our food and the restaurant was very loud.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We got there 10-15 min before our reservation time 9pm but we were not seated until around 9:20pm. Reservation does not work well in this place because they take walk-ins which takes reserved spots. If we were late, I’d understand but we were late but we were early! That’s why we reserved to skip the wait but the opposite happened. The walk-ins got seated first 🤦🏻‍♀️They should hold our table then can give it to someone if we were not on time. I didn’t like the seat next to the kitchen, very noisy!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was very delayed and chicken in the chicken parm was warm but the Alfredo pasta that came with it was cold. Not a normal day for this establishment so all is forgiven!
  21. CW

    CharlieW

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have had Pastabilities on our bucket list since We first saw it on the food channel a number of years ago. We were blown away by the food. You have nailed the different sauces and the tomato dipping sauce is one of a kind. We will be back
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meet and greet with parents of our daughter’s college friends.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The bread with the hot tomato oil and the caesar salad we got to start were the best part of the meal. My husband got the Wicky Wicky chicken riggie dish that they’re known for and thought it was just okay. I got rigatoni in the pink vodka cream sauce and found the sauce to be very runny, to the point where it would drip off and out of the pasta when you went to take a bite. We booked the reservation a month in advance and could only get a 4:15 time slot. With the place booking so quickly, I would have expected better entrees. If you’re looking for authentic italian, this place isn’t it. I’m not sure it is worth the hype but for the area, there weren’t many other options.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! Delicious! Best riggies ever. Best bread and oil!
  25. j

    jlh3

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent, the wait time for the food to come was longer then normal and some of the entrees were on the cool side. Good experience and will return next time in Syracuse
  26. JM

    JamesM

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very helpful and friendly. After a reservation error they still accommodated my wife and me. While waiting at the bar she was able to sample a couple of wines to select the one she would most enjoy with her meal. Once seated we loved the stretch bread with tomato oil, a signature accompaniment of the restaurant. We struggled to select from all the amazing entrees and the waitress shared her favorites along with more details about the dishes. We selected a sausage lasagne which did not disappoint. Pastabilities will be go to restaurant when we are in Syracuse. Again thank you to the accommodating staff. Oh, and as always we visited the bakery across the street the next morning to take home a loaf of fresh bread!
  27. DS

    DonS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We arrived early for a 5:30pm reservation. We were seated in a booth across from the kitchen and were never rushed. Our waitress was young, friendly and informative. Our dinner of Fetuccino Alfredo and Chicken Riggies was delicious and we paired it with a bottle of Pinot Noir. All-in-all, we would highly recommend Pastabilities for a casual, tasty and reasonably priced meal.
  28. RS

    RobertS

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We have been here twice before and enjoyed the food,however this time was not good. Our pasta noodles cold and were not cook enough,we like al dente but this was beyond that and our sauces were Luke warm. On a positive side the soup was hot and amazing
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Pasta sauce was watery but still very enjoyable!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Great Experience, the Chicken Riggies were incredible!
  31. PD

    PatriciaD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Pastabilities and now that they take reservations you can reliably get in. We requested seating in the courtyard which has a lovely ambiance. Be sure try the spicy hot tomato oil. It’s the best!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Waitress got the dinner order and drink order incorrectly. We were told that the drink was on the house because it was the wrong drink. She said she would bring out the correct one and she did not. She then charged us for the wrong drink.

    PastabilitiesResponded on August 15, 2022Hello, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. It would be extremely helpful to get a bit more information about this visit. If you could take the time to provide us with the date of your visit and any other information that could help us identify what exactly went wrong here. If you could contact us via email we would be happy to at least provide a refund! Thank you!

  33. M

    Mamster

    Cancun

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Nicki was outstanding!
  34. AM

    AleiaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We definitely consider ourselves “foodies” so we will try everyone’s food and order different things. 7/10 of us did not feel that the flavor was there in our food. While it wasn’t bad, we have made these dishes better at home. I will say that our waitress was wonderful. I left something on the table and she ran a block to bring it to us!
  35. VH

    VictoriaH

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    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
  36. MH

    MichaelH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    SharonL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    RudraR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    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…
  40. M

    Mary

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    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!

FAQs

Pastabilities is rated 4.6 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 32 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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