Pomodoro Rosso

4.5
985 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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Arrabbiata sauce is supposed to be spicy and hearty. I had a little mild tomato soup drizzled on my penne. Total disappointment.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid go to restaurant on the uws

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m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Extremely yummy Italian food. Great ambiance, and the interior will make you feel like you're in Italy. Next time I'm in NYC, I'm going back here.

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s
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service, and neighborhood atmosphere. Hard to find at a reasonable price point in NYC. Wish there were more restaurants like this one!

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DD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love pomodoro. Great cozy quality Italian food.

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WW
Dusseldorf Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sehr aufmerksame Kellner, hervorragend gutes Essen zu handelsüblichen New Yorker Preisen.

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k
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch at this neighborhood gem. Highly recommend

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JM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Dispit an accident with spilled red wine this is a place I will go back at. Have been here two times before!

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S
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This is a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant with a wide variety of comforting Italian dishes. The portions are large and there is something for everyone on the menu. Now that they take reservations, it is so much more pleasant to arrange for a table as the waiting area in the front of the restaurant is very narrow and can get crowded. I hadn't been there in a long time because of their no reservations policy but now I will be going back to enjoy their delicious food and wine.

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HV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our go to choice when we go to a performance at Lincoln Center. The food is good and well priced for the area, the service is efficient and we are always in our seats with plenty of time before the curtain goes up.

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NM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I went to Pomodoro Rosso with my two daughters on a Saturday evening before the opera. Our meals were delicious. The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. And we received the prompt service we needed to make our curtain time. My only complaint was that the restaurant was very hot which made our dining a little uncomfortable, and I am not generally inclined to being hot - it was a somewhat unseasonably warm night, which may have affected the ability to regulate the restaurant's temperature properly. Despite the uncomfortable temperature, I would be willing to give Pomodoro Rosso another try.

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l
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are regulars here! The staff is terrific and always the same wonderful group which says a great deal. There are always interesting and exciting special dishes as well as a menu full of so many choices. After many years we still have Pomodoro Rosso on the top of our list! No wonder this restaurant is constantly busy.

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is a neighborhood type place. Small but nice. The food is very good and the service was efficient. Nice place for a good meal.

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KW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent service! A great value for dinner in NYC in a relaxed, family atmosphere. Will definitely return to try more of the menu!

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance; great food and service. We’ll highly recommend.

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g
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious lunch and it was quiet enough for talking.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh food. Nicely presented. Liked cozy atmosphere. Loved the fact that you can get items other than usual brunch items for brunch. Liked idea if entree type dishes for brunch.

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

Wonderful service, excellent food and great checkered table cloths. We will become regulars

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Haven't been disappointed yet and it's been several years now.

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p
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

mixed: the salad and shrimp-with-veggies and tartuffo and olives were good, it is a very well run place, very old fashioned decor, truly old upper west side locals, gets you fed in time to get the lincoln center. the lamb ragu was only ok. prices moderate.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent.

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DL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my, we love this place! A friend recommended it last year, and it’s now one of our go-to places when we are in NYC! Food, ambience, location, wait staff...Everything is impeccable. Very enjoyable experience, excellent menu choices, and everything we have ordered is fabulous!

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r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming here for over 20 years and never had a meal that was not fabulous. Wonderful food, atmosphere, management, staff, ambiance. What can I say.

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d
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Meeting with family in city. Everyone happy with location.

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TR
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to remind you that it’s not only about the food, which was very good, but also the atmosphere and service. I would definitely return. The pasta was great as were the kale salad and polenta.

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GF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Servers were courteous and solicit; we did not have to wait for our table even if the restaurant was crowded. The ambience is warm and cozy and it looks like an Italian trattoria. The food was tasty and the wine good, but I would not go back. I found the food tremendously overpriced for the type of simple Italian-American fare that they serve, even taking into account Manhattan prices.

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CC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Waitstaff excellent. Food very good, ample portions. very popular, very crowded. Would definitely recommend. Overall a really good dining experience.

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s
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and great location to get to Lincoln center for events. Staff was great at getting us our food quickly so we could enjoy and not be hurried. The portions are large and splitting was fine which we also appreciated!

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CP
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the lobster thermador which was fantastic. I savored every bite. It was Valentines day and no one was rushed. This is a neighborhood treasure

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S
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our Valentine meals were the absolute best ever. My sweetheart and I shared the special arugula salad. For our entrees, I had the cheese ravioli with asparagus, broccoli and spinach is a vodka sauce. My husband had the veal chop with provolone cheese and pasta all’olio. Both dishes were perfect and with enough leftover to take home for the next day. For dessert we shared the Italian ice cream sundae with cappuccino flavored gelato, chocolate fudge, whipped cream and biscotti. Everything was just delicious. Thanks Pomodoro Rosso!

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day dinner. Excellent as usual

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
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 on February 9, 2019
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 on February 9, 2019
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 1, 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 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good neighborhood restaurant,we been there many times

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P
New York Area
16 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 26, 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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