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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

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
Casual (24)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
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Authentic (18)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Cozy (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Romantic (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (8)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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food5
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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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food3
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service4
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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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food4
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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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food4
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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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food3
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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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food5
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service5
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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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food5
ambience5
service5
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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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food5
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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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food4
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value3

 
 (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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food2
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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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food3
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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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food4
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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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food5
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service4
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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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food4
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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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food4
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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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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The reception, food, and service were exceptionally good. Food is nicely laid out, served politely,plentiful, and absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My wife and I have eaten here numerous times and we LOVE the food, service, and ambiance. The Patio is lovely, although obviously you have to put up with the occasional loud New Yorker walking by...but you get that everywhere in NYC. The bread they serve is incredible. My wife LOVES their mussels and the pasta is always so fresh and DELICIOUS!!! It’s also an amazing price!!!

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food here was very good. It is a busy place but has a friendly feel. Our waiter was less than enthusiastic but it did not change our opinion of the place. We enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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food4
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service2
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent Food!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Just a wonderful place. Great atmosphere, really nice staff, and fantastic food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good food, good menu

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ambience4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful as always. From the bread to the dessert. Thank you!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This restaurant is a favorite of mine in the Lincoln Center area. They're always welcoming, provide good service and excellent choices -- and never rush you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Pomodoro is that too frequently overlooked but absolutely necessary terrific neighborhood restaurant! The food is traditional and unsurprising BUT delicious and so completely pleasing and the welcome so gracious that you walk away after dinner thinking how grateful you are the restaurant has been so satisfying every time!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Typical Italian food. I liked very much the lobster pasta.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

We sat outside alfresco and indulged in a beautiful wine and pasta. The pasta was authentic, the seafood fresh and the servings plentiful. Bread came out when sat down along with water which was topped up regularly throughout the meal. The waiters were friendly and attentive. Highly recommended for a casual bite to eat pre or post show or anytime.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great food for local place

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fabulous atmosphere, great food and excellent service. Always a lovely evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Authentic New York Italian eatery, just a delight. Food was superb and service a delight.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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food5
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was delicious and we were served quickly because of an event we were going to afterwards.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

I was there with friends,one of them had the Bday. The food was delicious,our server was attentive and polite.We had dinner at 6:30 so not too much guests were around us. The restaurant was perfect for this fiends get-together. The young woman who had the Bday got her cake with candle on. I would highly recommend this cozy restaurant for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food at Pomodoro Rosso is just fabulous. The service is friendly too. I would recommend for sure.

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

Delicious food, and warm and inviting atmosphere.
Highly recommend

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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was really bad and not cheap.
Also, I made my reservation through Open Table, told the manager that, and for some reason was still logged as not attending the restaurant. I had to contact Open Table to tell them what I ate and spent so I could obtain my points while also showing the restaurant I didn't bail on them. Really bad food though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food at a good value.
Wait staff high quality and nice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great outdoor area on columbus and Great selection for lunch

Tags: Quick Bite, Romantic, Scenic View
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