Pomodoro Rosso

4.5
1029 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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MJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pomodoro Rosso is amazing! They were able to accommodate my large reservation and the staff was great, polite and helpful. Also the food is amazing, we probably tried almost everything on the menu. I would recommend to families, friends, or individuals of all ages.

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All six of us enjoyed our dinner. The salmon and sole were delicious. My friend said her meat balls were wonderful as was the seafood and pasta. I personally would have preferred a crunchy Italian bread rather than the oil soaked bread provided. Service good and professional. I would come back and recommend it to friends.

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PP
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Classic Italian on UWS - been here a long time. Pasta dishes are delicious. Lot's of big round tables that are GREAT for a meal with a larger group of friends.

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LB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!! Great Service and great food!

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H
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice authentic Italian restaurant, good food, not great. Celebrated a birthday and it was good venue,

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M
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and friendly service. The setting is very relax and pleasant, with Italian music in the background that adds to the atmosphere.

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AC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Yes, if you go for dinner and expect to pay dinner prices. We went to the restaurant on Mother's day after we saw the brunch menu. Little did we know that they had dinner prices all day.
The food is always delicious just wish we had a choice for the brunch menu

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a pleasure to sit out side on a sunny afternoon and enjoy a light meal with my live wife.
And it a wonderful thing to be greeted by Peter and his amazing staff.
See you all real soon

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a
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoy dining here every time we're in the city!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect neighborhood restaurant! Fabulous food service great as well. I love the fact. O one rushed us and let our party of four relax and enjoy our evening. Tortellini was fabulous as was the pasta with meatballs. If you are in NYC on the upper west side definitely a favorite!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, we would definitely come back.

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m
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Place very crowded but was a Friday night. Staff were super attentive and wine pour was generous.

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SS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wondeful. The owner made us omelets inspite of the fact that it was not a weekend and the brunch menu was not available. This was truly a generous offer.

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MM
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious fresh Italian dishes and attentive service.

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P
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great welcoming neighborhood spot! Good food, service, and Italian specialties!

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N
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, nice Italian place to go before opera. A little loud but not noisy, just nice ambience of people talking. Nice local atmosphere.

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TG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.

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OT
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This is my neighborhood preferred restaurant. But it seemed different this time. It was not crowded and it was quiet. And the server was not paying attention. He forgot a sausage on an omelet, for a gluten free omelet he brought pieces of bread around it and he ignored the request for coffee. The food was overcooked and not particularly tasty. I wonder whether they have had a change in management or whether Saturdays they have different staff. It was not a good experience.

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v
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service, convenient to Lincoln Center

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N
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience

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VB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Di italiano c’è ben poco perché la pasta era quasi immangiabile. Staff gentile ma impreparato. Non c’è nemmeno la possibilità di avere un’acqua che sia diversa da quella di rubinetto che è quasi non bevibile.

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JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Italian restaurant in New York City. The standards are always great, but the specials bring another level of freshness and deliciousness!

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time back to Pomodoro Rosso. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was wonderful once again. The first time we visited my husband had the lobster ravioli and I had the veal parmigiana. Both delicious. We enjoyed ourselves so much the first time that we decided when we were in town again we would return. For our second visit I had the shrimp parmigiana and my husband had the spaghetti and meatballs with mozzarella. Again both delicious. We also enjoyed a delicious seafood salad for an appetizer that our waitress recommended. We hope to return again in the future.

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B
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's long been a favorite when attending Lincoln Center.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pomodoro Rosso has become my Go-To place for Lincoln Center neighborhood dining. The food and Service are consistently excellent, the Service is friendly, and attentive, and the value is outstanding.

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SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the food was outstanding.

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TG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this meighbo gem! Come for lunch and always have good food and good service!

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m
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointed with the food and the value. The cheapest pasta was $26. Two pastas were good, but two were mediocre.

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AW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new Rissoto with seafood is wonderful. Sevice was prompt without intruding and very attentive. A great UWS neighborhood restaurant with a long successful history.

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MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Oh dear! I'm not sure what happened here but they must have changed chef's. The food has taken a turn for the worse. I'm sorry but I can no longer recommend it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely family lunch on a Sunday afternoon, were not rushed by the waiters and were not restricted with the usual brunch menu. We also were given a comfortable table for 6 adults and one baby in a high chair. We asked for a wine recommendation and were delighted with an excellent California red wine. Would like to go back soon!

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NS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place. Everything was terrific. We will be back!

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S
New York Area
175 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was a bit off this particular night. The food is always delicious with good size portions.

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem on the upper westside with outdoor seating available!
Really delicious pasta dishes and friendly staff!

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KR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and even better service! The manager himself even came over and asked us how we were doing and was above and beyond your standard "how is everything". I would highly recommend this place!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a place you can come time after time...always full...just think a restaurant that cares not for reviews or how many yelp shouts it’s gets..but still always packed with neighbors that want wonderful food at a good price and a owner that cares wether or not you had a good evening...I will take that and come again this week..

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PD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going to Pomodore for years and have NEVER been disappointed. Excellent!

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d
New York Area
312 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was average, not exceptional. Service also was not particularly attentive.

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AU
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Pomodoro does not disappoint. My group of 6 had a great dinner with excellent service. Can not wait to go back again.

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w
New England
42 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My sole dish was excellent with enough for lunch the next day. My companions loved the veal chop

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