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About Pomodoro Rosso
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.
New York, NY 10023
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
Pomodoro Rosso Ratings and Reviews
Pomodoro Rosso has a nice menu with interesting choices for pastas. We were disappointed with the quality of the food. The fresh pasta is highly priced and was overcooked. The sauce overwhelmed the pasta. The server was generous with cheese and the bread is pretty good - but could have a bit fresher. The seating is nice in the front of the restaurant but very cramped and uncomfortable in the back room. We were seated in a table in the aisle way and it was so tight iwth the table behind me that the gentleman behind could not fit behind me - he sat on an angle - and I could not fit my feet under the table, I sat at an angle and somehow we made it work...
Always reliable sometimes even showing originality and better-than-average old standards like chicken parmigiana. Substitutions don't upset them and the service staff is exemplary.
Put it this way, this place is light-years beyond Parm which is literally next door.
Great service. Very attentive and not only your specific waitress but even the owner (we believe), came to our table and ask how it’s going so far. There is someone that takes care of your drinks, someone else cleaning your table and making sure you have enough bread. Just wonderful.
I enjoy the atmosphere and energy of Pomodoro Rosso, very alive and festive. The service is also very attentive and friendly.
Unfortunately, it seems the place took a step back on food execution since my last visit a year ago. Pasta was not fresh, sauce was just OK, and for $30 dish with pasta and seafood, I received what seemed to be farm raised shrimp (tasteless and weird texture compared to wild) and a small scraggly piece of lobster. While the food has always been homey over new age or gourmet, this was a let down after some wonderful meals.
I ate lunch at Pomodoro Rosso in July and decided to go back there for dinner this week. The food was great both times, as was the service. A little on the pricey side. It's a great location if you're going to Lincoln Center or the Beacon Theatre. If you're going for dinner, suggest reservations.
And don't forget to ask the owner or other staff what the tie-in to TV's Seinfeld is.
Everything about our evening for two was excellent. The food included fresh, handmade pastas; the salads were crisp, plentiful and varied. The service was personal and completely geared toward pleasing us (which many servers eagerly did) and the environment was homey and down-to-earth.
Food was between ok and fine (not spectacular, but as expected for the price), and there was a pretty comfortable "feel" to the place (e.g., pleasant buzz, a friendly greeting from the maitre d', the whole red checkered tablecloth thing) -- but I can't remember EVER being in a place so crowded and cramped, which significantly detracted from the experience. There was extensive choreography required just to stand while we waited (a bit longer than we should have) for our table while dodging the wait staff and customers coming and going -- not to mention finding our way to our table and then, God help us, to sit down at it (which required folks at the next table to get up). If it sounds like this was the defining feature of this dining experience: it was. If they reduced the number of tables in the place by just 10 or 20%, it would have been a totally pleasant meal.
Pomodorro Rosso never disappoints. Between its friendly staff and its tasty Italian cuisine, it's one of our go-to spots before an evening at nearby Lincoln Center. The pasta is always tasty and the portions are ample (perhaps too ample); the House Montepulciano adds a nice, and reasonably priced, glass of red wine to the meal.
My husband and I have dined at this restaurant many times and the food was wonderful. This last time was different, perhaps a change in the chef. Both our dinners were not good. My eggplant had not been peeled before cooking, the sauce was heavy , very disappointing.
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