I always loved the food here but it definitely wasn’t up to par now. The fish was dried out and the vegetables and potatoes on the side tasted like they were reheated too many times. I was very surprised at how the quality of the food has dropped. But not the prices!
My first indoor dining experience in NYC since restrictions were lifted proved to be a relaxing, safe experience. Happy to be back to this cozy, friendly, delicious place.
This is always a great choice! Excellent food and service !
Best Italian on the UWS
I rate this restaurant very high as it has a pleasant atmosphere, the wait staff is one of the most courteous in NYC and the food is very good. Cocktails and wine list are excellent.
I go there as often as I can, I enjoy it so much.
A neighborhood gem with consistently good food and service.
This is my favorite Italian restaurant in NYC. Every trip we take, we try to eat here. I know there are literally 1000 choices....but you will NOT regret trying this one.
The staff was attentive. The food was delicious, and the ambiance made for a wonderfully ideal for a family meal.
Great food & service. Most enjoyable!
Pomodoro always delivers. Very pleasant brunch experience in their outside enclosure, excellent service. We were only disappointed with changes to the menu since a year ago, namely no egg dishes and no Carbonara - though waiter said egg dishes would resume in a week, and Carbonara is still on dinner menu.
Amazing service. Welcoming and friendly. One of the best experiences I’ve had dining in New York. The owner/manager greeted us and made sure everything was okay. Can’t wait to go back.
Very comfortable environment, congenial staff and large portions
Great essential NYC Italian cuisine in a small intimate venu with space enough to feel safe and very well prepared dishes
This is a great place seventh grade Italian food. Nothing pretentious. Down to earth Good food and staff
Wonderful service as always and very happy to see Pomodoro up and running! Thank you for an excellent dinner
Very friendly and professional staff! Food was absolutely delicious. Management is very kind, genuine, and caring. We greatly appreciated their hospitality. The outdoor dining option is clean and well-heated.
food was amazing, could use a bit more heat lamps but otherwise wonderful meal
Pomodoro Rosso has done an outstanding job creating a warm, welcoming outdoor dining spot on the UWS! They even installed baseboard heating to keep customers warm! The food was served piping hot and was delicious. This is a great outdoor dining option on the UWS.
I was disappointed with the measures taken for COVID. For example, they are still using regular printed menus and 4 walls of plastic with only a door cutout for ventilation. The heaters were functional and lighting was good. Food wasn't as good as usual. The service was attentive.
Good outdoor dining experience. Heat lamps were adequate but not great.
Excellent service and food. Comfortable outdoor dining.
Appetizers...main and dessert fantastic!!
Best Italian on the upper westside!!
Always the most amazing experience here!
It’s a wonderful neighborhood restaurant, one I used to love going to for lunch when I worked in the area, and one I miss now that I’m not there as often. The seafood pasta dishes are delicious, the wait staff warm and attentive.
One of my favorite restaurants in the city. The staff is amazing!
We sat outside in 30 degree weather and it was great. they built a great structure so we felt very safe and comfortable. Food was authentic and very good. We will be back
I've been coming to this restaurant for over 20 years (although delivery more often than dining in) and today is probably first time I'm not giving 5 stars. With the number of COVID rising, I hoped Pomodoro Rosso would take more precautions. It's not their fault a sick looking person walks in and dines in. With so many empty tables, I was surprised to see them sitting this person so close to us. I noticed him coughing and sound sick right away (of course, I don't know if he was indeed sick and contagious but he didn't sound good). I asked the waiter to move us to another table and he kindly did. I could not help but noticing this customer the whole time throughout the dinner. Him coughing, using a lot of profanity (while they were 3 kids in the restaurant), and his mind was obviously full of COVID because that was the only thing he seemed to be talking about. I ate as fast as I could and left. BUT if there was COVID spread from this event, I realized this place did NOT do any contact tracing measures (e.g., writing down contact info) like other restaurants allowing indoor dining would! Also, no temperature check at the door. Again, it's not their fault if a sick person visits, but they could do take those measures to at least discourage a sick person from walking in. Other than that, the staff and the food were lovely as always. I deeply care for this neighborhood gem and hope they survive this hellish pandemic.
Wonderful host & waitstaff.
Favorite place in the neighborhood.
fabulous food and service--my favorite marinara sauce in the city. Whenever we think we might leave NYC, we realize great places like Pomodoro are still here--we wouldn't find anything close, anywhere else.
Great food, attentive waiter and cozy ambiance! So glad to have found this Italian spot in my neighborhood.
We were pleasantly surprised to find such a great place in our neighborhood. We started with the fried calamari which was crispy but soft inside. The paparadelle with lobster, shrimp, and shitake mushrooms was quite good. The trout almondine special also very good. We topped off the meal with a very tasty Barolo. An exceptional experience overall.
We were pleasantly surprised at our meal at Pomodoro Rosso. It doesn’t look real fancy from the outside, but the food was very good. We requested outdoor dining and the set up was pretty good. I’m glad we had a reservation for outside, because we were the last table.
The steamed artichoke was delicious, but my trout was dry. My daughter had the vegan eggplant meatballs and loved them. My husband and our friend both ordered the veal chop parm and said they were very good. Servings were large.
Really good and the music was an added bonus!
Food and service are always excellent at this spot. Favorite Italian in the UWS and the city!
Experience was great. My date enjoyed the evening. The staff was tentative and nice. I did feel abit exposed on the sidewalk. The down side was my filet of beef was sadly over cooked to well done and dredged with salt. Not even palatable.
We love this place. Peter, the owner, is always there and he oversees everything. It’s a wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant and we always feel very welcome. The food is top quality and consistent. We bring friends and relatives as we always know they’ll have a great meal.
My husband and I enjoy Pomodoro tremendously. It’s our go-to place.
We were glad to see that Pomodoro, a neighborhood favorite, is surviving in this time of plague. The food and wine were excellent, the wild salmon was perfectly cooked medium as requested. My friend had bow tie pasta with salmon and said it was very good. The salad greens were fresh and tender, the way I like it. We sat outdoors with good overhead protection. The service was excellent and the waiter was helpful and cheerful.
Pomodoro Rosso offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 721-3009.
Pomodoro Rosso is rated 4.7 stars by 1254 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.