Pomodoro Rosso

4.5
954 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Pomodoro, at 229 Columbus Avenue has been a neighborhood favorite for years. The beautifully prepared Italian classics and excellent service has earned this restaurant a loyal following of Upper West Siders. Beige walls adorned with decorative ceramic plates from Italy, a ceiling trellis with hanging grapes and red and white-checkered tablecloths evoke the feeling of an authentic Italian trattoria. The street side outdoor café is the place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine and savor the antipasti while watching the people stride by.
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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day dinner. Excellent as usual

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservation for 8 and we had to add 7 more. They were very accommodating. The food and service were awesome.

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CN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot wait to go back to Pomodoro Rosso. The staff was attentive. We requested an item modified with out salt - It came out perfect. Highly recommend the Veal Parm and the Wild Salmon with Bow tie pasta. The plate of Biscotti was plentiful and delicious. Perfect with their brewed coffee.

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food and service but felt a little rushed

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time dinning @ Pomodoro Rosso. From the time we entered the restaurant until the time we left, the service was exceptional. Never did we have to flag down anyone for anything! We started our meal with the mozzarella tomato and basil appetizer then enjoyed the fresh Tricolore salad. Onto the main courses....eggplant parmigiana for my husband and chicken parmigiana with side of penne pasta for me. I was pleasantly surprised to find some fresh carrots and green beans under my chicken! We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals.
We will definitely return!

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s
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hidden gem on the Upper West Side, fantastic food, the staff treat you like you are family

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good neighborhood restaurant,we been there many times

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P
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pomodoro offered outstanding service and food, as usual!

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MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in NYC for more than 10 years.

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pomodoro never disappoints. We have been neighborhood patrons since it opened in 1993. How many places stay open in Manhattan for 25+ years? That speaks for itself. It's worth the wait when there is one. Fortunately they started taking reservations. It's destination worthy. Food is consistently deliciously prepared and the staff is most welcoming. Go!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience

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LB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service as usual was Amazing!! Always my "Go To" place when someone visit's me in the City! Great Appetizer and Pasta Specials. Always a great selection no matter what you are in the mood for.

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S
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been going here for 12+ years. If anything it has gotten better. Great food and service

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Food is spectacular.

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m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming here for years. Friday's meal was the best ever. The special short ribs were melt in the mouth delicious, as were the pork chops. Peter, as always, is a perfect host. I will be back again soon.

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PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant as a place to eat before going to Lincoln Center. We had early dinner and for the most part love the meals. The egg plant parmigiana was a bit overcooked.

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AP
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a quick dinner here before a show at the Met. The atmosphere was cozy and the food was both delicious and generous in portion. The service was excellent and we appreciated the efficiency considering we were headed to a firm event after. Will definitely be going back!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Pomodoro has good, fresh food prepared very nicely
There is quite a varied menu
The ambiance is nice, but as a “ cozy” restaurant, it is quite noisy
I felt the prices were rather high for our meals, but I realize most of the restaurants have raised their prices considerably in that area

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LD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Sadly, the worst meal I've had at a restaurant of this supposed caliber in a long time. The pasta was broken and mushy, the sauces were not flavorful. The chicken special was not tasty and and the chicken was poor quality.

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r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service and attention were excellent. Only good things to say about our visit!

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never in many years, has there ever been an issue or problem. We love the staff and Peter is very attentive when on hand. The diners are a mature, well behaved group, always. We've always been treated with respect, in English and /or Spanish, the attention is 100%

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k
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner for my husband’s birthday. Pomodoro is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. We highly recommend it!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED THE BRUNCH - carbonara was AMAZING

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great meal with great service!

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LO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid, well made Italian food from plain to quite fancy. Kind servers, big portions. Hard to go wrong here!

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m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, delicious food and wonderful service. We will return soon.

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LR
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place, but prices keep going up and it seems lately that portions may be shrinking. The food is as terrific as it has been for the. many years we've been eating here.

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LF
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Rather ordinary. But on the good side. The Caesar was not a Caesar. The prosciutto wrapped shrimp in scampi was good but the carbonara failed because it was too dry and the salty meat had not been cooked enough to release the flavor.

I’m sure it’s fine if you order right and I would go back if I lived upstairs.

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L
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This New York treasure still has it. Family owned, perfect red check Tablecloth Italian. The kind of place that’s all too rare today. Had appetizer of burrata so good and served with arugula, figs and prosciutto. Main was lamb ragu with pasta and partner had the special veal chop. Everything was tasty and well prepared and presented. The owner came over several times to make sure we were happy. Wish I could talk them into opening in Washington!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food always excellent. Great location within walking distance of Lincoln Center.

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OT
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been a client of this restaurant for many years. It was always the perfect spot to go before the ballet, the opera, or a play at Lincoln Center. Peter continues to make sure all is right with the service, and the food. The food is always very well prepared and presented. Good Italian food and reasonably priced.

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y
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente servicio. Muy rica la comida.

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S
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

They always treat us well at Pomodoro Rosso. Food is tasty and portions are generous. We shared a nice bottle of Prosecco for our New Year ‘s Eve toast. I ordered the delicious kale and beet salad for a starter and eggplant for my main. My husband had the braciole with mashed potatoes and vegetables. All of our food was well prepared.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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g
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pomodoro Rosso is a terrific restaurant: delicious food at reasonable prices, wonderful ambiance, and outstanding service, They treat you like family! We love it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely fantastic and the service was excellent! We found this by chance on Open Table but will definitely go back when I am in NYC!

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LN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Tables are too close together - not comfortable at all. Food is good Italian; service very good.

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LB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Great service!! If you want an authentic Italian meal this is the place for you!!

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D
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can always count on this restaurant!

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LC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff, warm and inviting dining room. Our group of 7 enjoyed the calamari and arugula pear salad for apps. The fresh pastas including bowties, fettuccine and raviolis were well prepared. Desserts topped off a very delightful evening. The service was attentive and friendly. A neighborhood gem, for sure!

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