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Pastabilities, Syracuse, NY

Pastabilities

4.8
4.8
512 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 31 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 512 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

    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

512 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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 2 days ago
    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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  3. 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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  4. DavidM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. ScottM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always fantastic. The service was great. The one dining room is a little tight, so the person behind me was bumping in to the back of my chair most of the meal. The desserts were amazing. This one of my favorite places anywhere, I just wish they would expand.

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  12. JaymeeM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pastabilities offers a varied menu of fresh ideas, fantastic ingredients & fabulous service. We had an incredible meal with friends & family before a show @ the Landmark last Saturday. We recommend Pastabilities to friends all the time & look forward to our next meal there! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!

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  13. Maggib

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated promptly, our waitress was friendly and food was well prepared and delivered in a timely manner. Noise level for us was uncomfortable. Desserts are huge!

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  14. FlorenceD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and our server Lakin was simply amazing! Great ambience.

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  15. AdeleC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is our go to place when we are in the area. It never disappoints!

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  16. JASONK

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had large group of out of town guests in for a business meeting and Pastabilities lived up to and exceeded our expectations again. The food was excellent as usual. The timing on the appetizer and dinner was perfect. All of the meals were hot and on time. My guests were impressed and loved the food.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had been wanting to try it for a long time- it’s fame is well warranted. Top dining experience for Syracuse

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  18. Samantha

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the hot oil sauce so much, bread is to die for could eat a whole loaf!!! The papadella was a little hard to eat, but i've only had it a couple of times. I think I would choose a smaller type pasta next time. But will be back!!

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  19. JohnH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wife and I were traveling through Syracuse and Google pointed us toward this resturaunt. The resturaunt is incredibly popular and the one downside is it may be a long wait to get seated. We didnt end up getting seated that evening but ordered to go. We then booked a reservation for the following week through open table. Once sat the cocktails and wine were wonderful and reasonably priced and the calamari was cooked to perfection. We ordered the chicken parm, and the loberster ravioli which were both great and generously portioned.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First date or 73rd date, Pastabilities is never the wrong choice for any occasion. Ambience, service, and the food alone combine for something you’ll not walk away from feeling anything but positive

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  21. BrittanyB

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pastabilities has been on my list of restaurants to check out for years now… I don’t know what took me so long! We went this past Sunday for our Anniversary and we were not disappointed! The food was delicious, the complementary hot tomato oil & bread was a gracious serving & SOO yummy! Our pasta portions were huge.. there was plenty for me to take home & eat throughout the week! My fiance is pretty picky about meatballs but he absolutely loved theirs! We got a piece of Tiramisu for dessert & even that was a huge portion… and very good!! The ambiance and decor was trendy & updated but still cozy & welcoming. Also I love the open kitchen… hoping to get a better seat near that next time! We even loved the bathrooms & the cool lighting in them! Thanks for a great first experience, we will be back!!!

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  22. IsmaelS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant absolutely honored my note and made sure we had a lovely time. I’m very excited to come back to Syracuse just for this restaurant. Cheers and thank you to the staff who made the night extraordinary
    PastabilitiesResponded on January 22, 2024
    Thank you so much for this review, Ismael! We hope to see you again sometime soon.

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  23. GeraldB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pasta dishes- hot tomato oil is the best with the stretch bread. Went their direct from the airport!!

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  24. BarryJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pastabilities never disappoints. Food was outstanding. The 50/50 is always great. Our server was a delight. So hard not to fill up on their wonderful bread and Tom oil but having leftovers is not a bad thing. Always want to leave room for dessert but haven’t been able to yet. So glad we discovered Pasta in freshman year. Can’t wait to go back.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience when coming here. The last time we were there, our food took longer than expected to come out (they were training a new person on the line). They apologized profusely, and gave us 2 free desserts. Amazing place with amazing people!

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  26. TamieJ

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic and service was awesome. The meatballs with delicious
    PastabilitiesResponded on January 16, 2024
    Hi Tamie! So glad to see you had a nice time with us. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review! We do hope that the selection up top where you selected the "would not recommend" was an error? If there is something we are missing, please don't hesitate to reach out with more information! Thank you!

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  27. kerris

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, but service was very slow. We were a party of 4 and had a 7pm reservation. We left at 9:15pm. Our server came to the table 3 times and left each time saying she would bring bread and dipping sauce, but never returned with it. We eventually had to ask another server to bring us some as we were very hungry at this point.
    PastabilitiesResponded on January 16, 2024
    Hello Kerris, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal, but sorry to read that your service was slow. We do make everything to order, and sometimes that can mean that entrees take closer to 30 minutes after ordering. A two hour window for enjoying appetizers, entrees and possibly desserts and after dinner drinks could be expected. However if you have more feedback on that part of the experience, we would be very glad to hear from you. We are so sorry to hear that your server did not provide you with the bread and hot oil that you ordered. We would be happy to send out a giftcard to you for your next experience with us. I will send a private message with our contact information!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Party of 13 for my wife’s 45th birthday and couldn’t have asked for better service and food. Amazing!

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  29. Scott

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were amazing salads are awsome prices very reasonable

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steve, our waiter was awesome very attentive to our needs. I drove four hours to this restaurant. The food was delicious and I would do it again.

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  31. SharonK

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Middle Eastern flavored roasted cauliflower, chickpea, hummus starter was one of the best things I have ever put into my mouth. Pastas and sauces were great, but the starter stole the show!

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  32. Brian

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere. It is a must place to go if in Syracuse, NY

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  33. ColeB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    good food 🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡🫡

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  34. CindyL

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated right away, in the bar area, it was noisy, but we were having a good time, so thats ok. As always food was delicious, service was great!!

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  35. CynthiaB

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a little room to ourselves for our party of 10, a little tight fit but loved the ambiance & loved being away from the rest of the busy restaurant. We did not feel “forgotten” because we were away from the main dining area & the service & the food was excellent! You may view the menu & prices online so you won’t be surprised. For this size party, they do add a 20% gratuity to the bill but honestly I tipped a little more because of the excellent service! We left very happy & very full!

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  36. RiandaS

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family had an amazing meal to celebrate my niece’s 15th birthday! We ordered a pretty large spread of food because we wanted to try a little bit of everything. Highlights were definitely the Cauliflower Marrakesh, Duck Bacon Flatbread, and all of the pasta dishes were outstanding. Shoutout to Lakin who was an exceptional server.

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  37. robertG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Italian food in upstate New York! Amazing! Delicious! Great experience!

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  38. DanP

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you haven’t been, run don’t walk. Great variety. Don’t skip on any in house noodle options. 50/59 and Hot Vodka are stellar choices. Begins with the bread and hot oil. You won’t forget it.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always great and the service is excellent.

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  40. ButchH

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No notes. Delicious food. It's been around for 40+ years for a reason.

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FAQs

Pastabilities is rated 4.8 stars by 512 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 31 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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