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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.

229 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.

Cross Street:
W 71st

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 721-3009

Website:
http://www.pomodororossonyc.com/

Additional:
Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Pomodoro Rosso Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (43)
Casual (31)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
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Authentic (22)
Cozy (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Romantic (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Fun (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Healthy (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Business Meals (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent experience and the chef specials were amazing and the portions were huge, great value. Allowed my wife to sample a couple of Wines before deciding.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Always excellent in every way. We’re never disappointed

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Pomodoro Rosso is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food is always tasty and the portions generous. This time my husband and I shared the kale salad and veal parmigiana. Yum!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Real authentic (Tuscan) Italian and quite delicious. We came pretheater at 3pm so not that crowded.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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...

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·Dined 7 days ago

Some of the best pasta in NYC! And no break-ups to report!

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·Dined 7 days ago

An absolutely great spot for a delicious pre-Broadway dinner!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food at Pomodoro Rosso never disappoints-it's great!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Good West side location, food and dining room with friendly service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Hadn't been there fr a while. Glad that nothing has changed. Last place in the city with a FULL glass of wine. Food is quite ample and still very delicious. Very popular so make a reservation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great time every time
Thanks to the Chef and staff!
M. Gilbert

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My husband and I were introduced to Pomodoro Rosso last year, and it has become integral to our annual visit to NYC.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food. Restaurant is charming. Staff very attentive!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent! Worthy of a return visit! Food and service top notch!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very accommodating since we had to leave quickly to see a show.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Everything was absolutely lovely about this lunchtime meal. Friendly service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

No complaints. Great variety on the menu, respectable wine list, warm efficient service and reasonable prices.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Superb, as usual. Group of 7 couldn’t fault the food. Couldn’t fault the service. As good as it gets for local Italian fare

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Friendly atmosphere. Nice West Side crowd. Good wine list. Very New York.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Good service, good food, reasonably priced attentive wait staff

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Reasonable food, not great. Good and quick service. Large portions. Somewhat crowded which could be good at times.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have been going to Pomodoro Rosso for many years and it has always met my expectations and that of my friends from St Louis and the Upper West Side. Always great food!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food and friendly staff. Very accommodating of our tight schedule

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Warm service, delicious as always. Favorite New York restaurant

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Dinner before a show at the Beacon Theater. Reviews that I met my and my guests expectations. Wait staff was attentive and very helpful. Everyone enjoyed their meals and we had plenty of time to enjoy our meal before the show. We will be back.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was ok. Chicken was very buttery. Expected more in nyc.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

always consistent in terms of the food and wine with friendly service and decent portions. Peter is usually there to greet you and to chat if you like which is a nice touch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great selection and fair prices! Food was delicious!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

That pizza and the carbonara pasta was a disappointment... the bread wasn't good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Highly recommended!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been going here for years. Always a solid choice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Greeted at the door with a smile and a promise.
Seated on time
Friendly
Loud but only by the bar.
Felt Special
Hefty helpings
Delicious
Will return soon

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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