Pomodoro Rosso

4.7
1427 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1427 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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NathanielK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food, everything tasted fresh, well priced, great service.

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AndyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and value!!

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Jihoon
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service2ambience2

server’s not get attention for our table.
indoor temperature was cold

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vipAndych8
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was tastefully presented and well prepared. The service was most attentive. It was a most pleasant dining experience.

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vipSusanK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service. We had a lovely time. Plenty of room between tables

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vala
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always top notch. All the food made from scratch. Always delicious.

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vipmarciak
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, service.

We had a wonderful pasta appetizer with grilled octopus. It was fantastic.

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vipallinthedetails
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite. Wonderful food and amazing service!

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bgpa
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great! The food was so good .. I definitely wanted to go back again!

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MarioG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Abbiamo preso i calamari fritti,ma non sono stati cucinati bene,poi i primi erano cotti bene,ma c era un uso spropositato di aglio,tritato ovunque,è un peccato perché potrebbe meritare molto di più,lo chef non è italiano sicuramente visto quanto aglio usa

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TK1960
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Atmosphere and friendly service. Good food with reasonable price

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RobertQ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little Upper West Side Italian restaurant. Manager and staff were very attentive and the food was great. Really loved the cheesecake for dessert!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent. Wonderful experience!

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MartinB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , great Christmas dinner!! I recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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vipBird
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service; never disappoints!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great great great

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amyemily56
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since we are regulars, Peter and his staff are extra nice to us! The food is always prepared to our liking and we always enjoy eating here! Their wine list is adequate and we always buy a nice red wine with dinner! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the neighborhood!!

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vipTneckmom308
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Met up with some relatives for dinner, and it was a great choice. Ambiance was very nice, with tables spread apart for comfort and safety. Everyone loved the food (I had a seafood pasta special which was terrific; my cousin said his filet mignon was excellent) and the desserts were yummy! My only objection was the prices, the bill seemed a bit high.

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AshM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came a little bit earlier than my reservation but they still were able to seat me right away. From the moment I sat down until the end of my time, I had a blast. It was just me before heading to The Nutcracker but it was a highlight of my day. The sangria was amazing, the Parmigiano was on point, the waiters (not even just mine) made sure I had everything that I needed for my meal, and the host knew my name.
10 out of 10 will definitely come back to Pomodoro Rosso.

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vipGilbertB
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining experience. Great food and attentive service. Heated covered outdoor seats

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AlanG
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. Food was excellent, but the attentive service was far beyond what is normally found. Will be going back.

Also, many great choices on the menu, so want to try a few more items.

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vipLongtimeNYer
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Sadly, no one seems to be checking on things in the kitchen. Both fish dishes were overcooked, to the point where the snapper special ($35?!) was grey and tough and the salmon (also pricey) was just tough and bad tasting. The service, as always, is efficient and polite; the welcome is warm; the ambience is nice, especially for Covid-era, and we just wish the food was as good as it needs to be for a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Long wait for the food - but it was delicious as always!

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KatieC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent meal! The pasta was perfectly cooked and the chick parm was outstanding. Service was attentive and warm. We will be back!

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vipSuzzy
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Everything was really good except the veal which was very dry. My friends' meals were perfectly fine

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Foodlovrr
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very very delicious. Specially we love pizzas. Pasta dishes were excellent also. Service was very attentive. We would happily go back there and recommend highly

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Pomodoro last evening with friends which was the first time in the Covid era. Although we’ve been there many times and always enjoyed a wonderful meal, we were a bit skeptical given the challenges that NYC restaurants have had during the pandemic.
We were so pleased to see that Pomodoro is as good as ever! Bravo!
The food was excellent and the service was timely and gracious. Could not be happier that this old favorite is thriving and continuing to be a wonderful place to enjoy an evening out!

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vipGilbertB
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed dining here last night. The food was excellent as was the service. The outdoor dining was well ventilated and heated in the portion right in front of the restaurant although it was not well ventilated in the portion set off from the restaurant. We were able to move to the more ventilated portion which was fortunate since the are we were originally seated at did not feel safe to me. I would advice that a way be found to provide more open air ventilation to the other section as well for those of us not willing to die just to get a good meal.

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vipLove2Dine
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, good prices-what’s not to love?!!!

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vipJaneA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Friendly environment

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vipJoel
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food and service is amazing. I truly enjoy dining here.

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vipLodes
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. The manager was very visible and kept everything running well between the outdoor and indoor dining. We went for pizza but will definitely be back for their finer entrees.

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vipKarenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Can’t believe this restaurant has been in the neighborhood so long and so have I, yet this is my first time here! It is a “new” favorite.

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TimothyB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the veal stew and pasta. Exceptional.

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Katie
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner as the food was delicious, atmosphere pleasant and safe and service was truly outstanding. Thank you.

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vipLongtimeNYer
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good neighborhood restaurant where indoor dining is especially nice now with gauzy curtains separating the tables and careful checking of vaccination cards. I just wish they would not overcook the seafood in the papardelle with seafood--the lobster was dry and tasteless, and the shrimp was small and mushy. For over $30, this just isn't careful cooking or caring purchase of ingredients. Warm, caring service, and good sauces on the pasta.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not my first time here and it is always excellent! Thank you! Attentive friendly staff, delicious food, wonderul ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming place!

FAQs

Pomodoro Rosso offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 721-3009.

Pomodoro Rosso is rated 4.7 stars by 1427 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.