Pomodoro Rosso

4.5
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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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LR
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Westchester and our daughter and her family live near Pomodoro. We eat there as often as we can. The s time it was better than ever.

O
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice neighborhood restaurant, attentive and friendly staff, excellent food. Busy but not too noisy, tight seating, but not uncomfortable. Just a wonderful experience.

RS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, wine and service. Easy walk to Lincoln Center

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was simply delicious and the service outstanding even thought it was a very busy night.

m
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very friendly, accomodating place with solid, tasty food, nice wait staff, pleasant atmosphere.

t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to this neighborhood gem in a while but glad I chose it to for a dinner celebration with my friend. The ambiance is warm and cozy. The staff was attentive throughout our dinner. We both had delicious pasta dishes and shared salad and dessert. The food was great. My advance request for a birthday candle and song was honored and executed beautifully. Highly recommend.

B
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always enjoy this restaurant. The food is consistently good, with good service and pleasant surroundings....and just a 10 minute walk from Lincoln Center

KI
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite home cooked meal on the UWS!😋

HF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is fantastic. Food is delicious. Everyone was super happy. Would go here again for sure. Went here before show at Lincoln center.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great!! Will definitely be coming back!

D
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wonderful service here!

JT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best dinner. We had a party of 6 and everyone loved there food and service. I would definitely make it a point to eat here again.

R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Four of us enjoyed a fine meal. The salads and burrata were a promising start, and the pastas and chicken parm were so good! We will be back, for sure.

RS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptionally good. Service was timely as we were going to Lincoln Center. Hosts were gracious.

L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to this restaurant many times when we come into the City. It is our first choice. Love the neighborhood as well. The atmosphere and food are excellent.

RG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is great. Service is great ! I go for regular dining and special occasions for over 20 years now.

BB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was ok. We split the fettuccini with bolognese sau

OT
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We discovered Pomodoro Rosso on our last trip to NYC and it’s a safe bet to say it will be a must for all future visits! The service was exceptional, with the manager making several trips to our table to double check that we had everything we needed. The small restaurant was packed with what appeared to be a lot of locals- which is always a good sign. Chicken pesto gnocchi was excellent! Chicken parm was delicious!

E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was lovely and they accommodated all 6 of us. I highly recommend it.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing and great service and the employees made you feel like you were part of the family

CP
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous neighborhood restaurant. Food is consistently delicious. Service is always prompt and friendly.
The ambiance is warm and welcoming.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

God. Is delicious. Very nice atmospkeree

A
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Brought an out-of-town visitor who enjoyed it. Was even quiet at lunch enabling us to have a business discussion.

M
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Italian food. Pretty brick wall and nice ambiance. Service was friendly and excellent. Great place to spend a romantic evening.

CP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a neighborhood gem. The food is always outstanding and the service excellent. They make you feel special and comfortable

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food is good but doesn’t justify the prices.

T
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service , coupled with diverse selection of great dishes, with a host that makes a great dining experience and well worth the meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Rude manager. The reservation does not work.

R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New year’s eve

S
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pomodoro Rosso was a wonderful choice for our New Year’s Eve dinner. The service was terrific. We were warmly greeted by the maitre d’ who found us a comfortably located table. Our waitress was solicitous, as was the other dining room staff. My husband especially enjoyed his Moretti Rosso beer, a selection not offered at other restaurants. The daily specials were truly special, pork Milanese with fettuccine Alfred for my husband and sautéed chicken with artichoke hearts and mushrooms in a white wine sauce with vegetables for me. For dessert we shared the enormous Italian sundae. Portions were large enough to take home leftovers for the next day. The atmosphere in the restaurant was warm and friendly and we were happy to chat with people at nearby tables. Pomodoro Rosso is a reliable favorite of ours.

F
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new year's eve dinner. Reservations promptly honored. Restaurant was busy but service was great. Having the owner there overseeing things makes for a great experience. Food was delicious. Neighborhood gem of many years.

NP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never, and I do mean never, disappoints!!! Have been coming here for years - am hooked on their veal. Highly recommend Pomodoro Rosso.

RR
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In NYC for a getaway. Pomodoro was wonderful. Cozy, friendly and delicious.

C
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint, authentic, Italian cuisine in a great neighborhood. Calamari was perfectly cooked and served with marinara sauce (the way it should be). Papparadelle pasta and chicken parmigiana was outstanding.

JR
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great service. Highly recommend it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Pasamos la noche buena y estuvo todo muy bien. Lo único flojo fue el postre Lava Cake, que podría estar mejor.

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We've been coming here for years and it's always crowded, always noisy and always good. Disappointment this time with veal piccata (overcooked), but the swordfish special with scallops and shrimp was probably the best thing I've ever had, there. We always order the burrata. It's the best I've had, anywhere (and I've tried it everywhere). The tricolore salad was a little bland, but that's to my liking. I imagine it would not be everyone's favorite.

Service is always friendly, if a bit frenetic. Water glasses never have a chance to sit empty, but you might have to ask twice for another cup of coffee. It was also Christmas Eve, so I'm inclined to give some slack to staff.

What concerns me is cleanliness. The bathrooms are always dirty and a mess and obviously not looked after. Hopefully, the old adage that a restaurant kitchen is only as clean as its bathroom is untrue. There was also a giant puddle of water in front of the bar that you had to walk through, to get to your table. Nobody cleaned it up and nobody seemed concerned that someone might take a header.

The front door is a bit crazy when multiple guests arrive simultaneously and you might be ignored for a few minutes, but nobody is unfriendly.

My quibbles are not enough to stop me going back again and again (sometimes multiple times in a week). Prices are reasonable ($25-30 entrees with pizzas half that).

JS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner here. The food was excellent as was the service and it wasn't too noisy! My only negative is that the tables are very close together and I was bumped by other visitors.

L
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post ballet, awesome walkable, super authentic choice. And we eat a ton of Italian. Thank you.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family came to holidays...