Pomodoro Rosso

4.7
1254 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.
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vipReneeb
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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!

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annamarr
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMarlainaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a great choice! Excellent food and service !

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vipElizabethK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian on the UWS

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vipHardlee
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal!

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RichardO
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipBird
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A neighborhood gem with consistently good food and service.

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Chez33
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AshleighC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was attentive. The food was delicious, and the ambiance made for a wonderfully ideal for a family meal.

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vipRMA300
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Most enjoyable!

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ProfessorPinball
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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Walderino
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very comfortable environment, congenial staff and large portions

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vipBarryK
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great essential NYC Italian cuisine in a small intimate venu with space enough to feel safe and very well prepared dishes

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a great place seventh grade Italian food. Nothing pretentious. Down to earth Good food and staff

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service as always and very happy to see Pomodoro up and running! Thank you for an excellent dinner

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vipYummy
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBettyG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

food was amazing, could use a bit more heat lamps but otherwise wonderful meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipWendyP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

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JudyG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good outdoor dining experience. Heat lamps were adequate but not great.

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Amanda
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Comfortable outdoor dining.

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vipLaurieB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!
Appetizers...main and dessert fantastic!!
Great ambiance!!
Best Italian on the upper westside!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the most amazing experience here!

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Doug
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city. The staff is amazing!

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vipphilipa
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipnygal
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipEricH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful host & waitstaff.
Great food!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in the neighborhood.

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vipTGCcc
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Phil
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive waiter and cozy ambiance! So glad to have found this Italian spot in my neighborhood.

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vipGsDwnHllFst
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipPickEeater
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good and the music was an added bonus!

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vipAlisonD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always excellent at this spot. Favorite Italian in the UWS and the city!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

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.

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vipEllen
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Jemima
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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 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.