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Pastabilities, Syracuse, NY

Pastabilities

4.8
4.8
542 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 40 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 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 542 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Best Food

  • Upstate New York

    Hot spot

  • Upstate New York

    Italian

  • Central New York

    Best Overall

  • Central New York

    Best Food

  • Central New York

    Best Service

  • Central New York

    Best Ambiance

  • Central New York

    Best Value

  • Central New York

    Healthy

  • Central New York

    Hot spot

  • Central New York

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central New York

    Good for special occasions

  • Central New York

    Lively

  • Central New York

    Most Booked

542 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was amazing. Only thing is we will wait for a booth next time. Tables were a little too close to each other for my liking. Other than that food & service was outstanding!!

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  2. JohnD

    Coastal Georgia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every trip to Pastabilities is a wonderful adventure. The food, the service and the atmosphere always exceeds expectations. Great Happy Hour specials as well.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lively atmosphere with great food and service. I would happily return.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    food was delicious. super busy on a sunday night.

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  5. Trupers

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always our first stop when visiting Syracuse! Never disappoints!

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  6. BonnieS

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fresh pasta ever and the hot oil tomato sauce with their stretch bread is out of this world! The service was something I had never experienced before, at any given time, we had 5 different people tending to us, and it was not at all intrusive as we got to enjoy our food and get doted on and we loved it. Thanks to the chefs for the wonderful food and the wait staff for the 6 star service!

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  7. vicki

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. We were seated quickly with reservations

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  8. Kenz

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was exceptional except chicken parm was little tough and not moist.

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  9. PennyS

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were touring Syracuse University and was thrilled to find this delightful restaurant. The complimentary bread basket was accompanied by the most amazing spicy hot tomato oil. I thoroughly enjoyed my blackened salmon special. The combination of flavors were exquisite. My son loved his chicken parmesan. The staff was welcoming and even though it was a busy Friday night, we never felt rushed.

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  10. 92West

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our son’s 21st birthday, great food, great service, our server was Laykin and she was wonderful! We truly had a great time and we will be back!!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff, food and atmosphere were all fantastic!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Wasn’t of fan of being sat right in front of the door.
    PastabilitiesResponded on March 25, 2024
    Hello, We are sorry to see that you did not enjoy your table on your visit to our restaurant. If your table accommodation is ever not to your preference, you may communicate that to a staff member and we would have been glad to take you elsewhere. Additionally, you can leave us a comment in your booking about where in the restaurant you prefer to be seated. We hope to see you again.

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  13. Jester

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to eat. The food is always amazing and the staff are wonderful. It gets loud so hard to have a quiet conversation, but the place has great energy.

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  14. DeenaC

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Admitted student day for Syracuse University. Perfect choice!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. The gnocchi with spicy oil was delicious. I can’t wait to go back.

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  16. ScottD

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been going there since they opened in 1983 when I was right out of college and working in Syracuse. Estimate that I have eaten there over 100 times and never have been disappointed! Best Italian food in upstate New York.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience with delicious choices and friendly staff

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  18. SandyH

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter helped me choose between two dishes and he was right, the short rib stroganoff was incredible! Always great service and food.

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  19. Chrissi

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My meal was not good. The pasta was overdone and the sauce (Alfredo) was very watery. Drinks were phenomenal and so was the bread and hot oil.
    PastabilitiesResponded on March 11, 2024
    Hi Chrissi, So sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with us. We hope you made your server aware of your dissatisfaction. We aim to do everything 100% the first time, but if we don't succeed, we always appreciate an opportunity to make it right by our guests. If you have more information to share, we would love to hear from you!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always luv my favorite (broccoli, walnuts and cheese) on whole wheat pasta-especially Restaurant Week! You never disappoint.

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  21. DavidS

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Past abilities is a fantastic restaurant and food was great

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken riggies are amazing there. This is why we go so much!!!

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  23. kerris

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went during dining week and each course of food was excellent and portion sizes were perfect!

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  24. Megreviewer

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid favorite--spicy sauce and bread were awesome. Highly recommend.

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  25. CurtM

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fourth time there, and it never disappoints. Food was on point the atmosphere was on point. And everyone was friendly.

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  26. RobertM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

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  27. Inconsistent

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dinner last week. The vodka pasta was great! A little smaller than I thought it would be but very good. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I got the blackberry sangria. It was okay. I wish it was sweeter.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. It was a memorable experience for celebrating my girlfriends birthday

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  29. DavidM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had another enjoyable dinner at Pastabilities. Our server, Stephen, is a gem. Great service, recommendations and personality. Made our experience even more special
    PastabilitiesResponded on March 3, 2024
    Thank you so much for this awesome review! We really hope to have you back again soon, David!

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  30. Jessica

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We brought our son before the game and it was awesome. Food came out well paced and our server was great.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good but service was just okay, my waiter had issues with my valid and unexpired ID which put me off for the rest of the night and caused a delay of 10 minutes (he took my ID to consult with the manager but forgot to take our orders for food prior). I’m not sure why there were any issues as I was of age and the ID was not expired so I would suggest that all staff be updated on the policies to avoid something like this. However all of the other staff I encountered were extremely nice and kind and made me feel super welcome and excited to dine. The word game on the wall was an adorable touch and I enjoyed my food a lot as well as the complimentary bread. Overall 6.5/10… just wish that the ID confusion wasn’t a part of my partners birthday dinner.
    PastabilitiesResponded on February 27, 2024
    Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am sorry to hear about the trouble with your ID! If I remember correctly, your ID was not expired, but is listed as "UNDER 21" which is a bit of a confusing situation and one that requires we scan. I apologize that it took a few minutes longer than it should have to complete that task for you. We have several scanners, but they were all in use at that moment. We don't normally take dinner orders at the time of taking drink orders unless requested by the guest -- we don't ever want anyone to feel rushed when they dine with us :) We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals and we would be very glad to see you again sometime soon!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall Pastabilities is amazing! 5 stars for a great evening out with very good service from hostess and server . Few things I’d note though . The mixed greens salad is pretty blah , bagged mixed greens inundated with dressing, and nothing else . Next time I’ll put that $9 toward a glass of wine ! The 3rd party delivery drivers constantly showing up at the front door is a bit bizarre for a nicer restaurant. Hey here’s a thought : set up a dedicated counter for Grubhub drivers . In the back . Also , after many visits to Pastabilities over time , I’d say that a dedicated employee to do a quick tidy on the bathrooms every 1/2 hour is advisable.

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  33. DavidP

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made reservations and we were seated on time. The waitress was extremely friendly and the food was amazing.. I will definitely be going back.

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  34. DavidM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable food, outstanding service. Couldn’t have been better!

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  35. VictoriaA

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    MUST MAKE A RESERVATION!! With the reservation though the service was quick, ambiance was amazing as well as the food! Would reccomend for any occasion.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gina is the best server I’ve had anywhere that I can even remember. The food was mind blowing. I wish there was one in Buffalo. We literally made the trip and stayed in Syracuse just to eat here. We will absolutely be back again as always, and this time we will be requesting Gina.

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  37. JackandGlendaG

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot, shared a fine meal with my son. Will return next February when we're in town for another CUSE game.

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  38. RobertK

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dessert was the best part! cookie butter cake!!! Server leigha was awesome!!! I can't wait to go back to this place!!!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil oil

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  40. Beth

    Upstate NY

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing and we didn’t feel rushed through the meal

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FAQs

Pastabilities is rated 4.8 stars by 542 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 34 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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