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Pomodoro Rosso

4.7
4.7
1560 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 721-3009

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    W 71st

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,560 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. EB

    EdwardB

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A classic, great food as always! We have been coming here for years.
  2. JS

    JesseS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While the food, ambience, and service were incredible, I couldn’t get over the fact that I was being broken up with. If I had to broken up with anywhere I’m glad it was here at Pomodoro.
  3. CN

    ChuckNYC

    Montreal

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A real neighborhood place with the owner always there interacting with the staff and diners. The owner is Greek and sometimes brings in Greek soups in addition to their great Italian menu.
  4. J

    Joel

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They had lobster thermador on the menus. However, I don’t like creamy anything so I asked for a spicy red sauce. As always , they not only accommodated my request, but the dish was amazing. It’s always like that at Pomodoro- great food, great service and people, and simply a joy to dine there
  5. C

    Christinemarienyc

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Chicken Piccata, love the bread (bonus don't have to pay for bread with dinner); generous glass of wine. Salmon was great, broccoli delicious too.
  6. SS

    SandyS

    Calgary

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great find! They were so welcoming when we arrived. No issues at all with my sons dairy and nut allergies- it was a non-issue which made him feel great. Highly recommend as the atmosphere, food and service were great. Visit here!
  7. RN

    RobertN

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The three of us each had one of the daily specials-short ribs, red snapper and soft shell crab. Service was unfailingly polite and fast and each of the entrees was outstanding. The short ribs could easily be cut they were so tender. The red snapper was in a very flavorful sauce. We topped off with a classic and delicious tartufo dessert with ice cream in a hard chocolate shell along with cherries.
  8. CN

    CeciliaN

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good service and consistently good value
  9. g

    gadt

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go here every time we are in the area (we are from 50 miles away). So every trip to the Beacon Theater. The food is great, the owner makes everyone feel good to be alive. The waiters obviously follow his lead. A great place to eat. Good outdoor space.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a nice experience. The pricing is very expensive ($30 per plate and $18 drinks) but the service was nice and food was delicious. Just don’t think we’d go back with those prices. Cheers!
  11. ME

    1MEATLOVER

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Pomodoro many times and the restaurant never disappoints. The food is great and the portions are enough to satisfy any appetite. Nice place.
  12. F

    Fabulassy

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    In NYC its hard to be an Italian restaurant and this one has nothing to put it above the rest other than being a good option for those in the neighborhood. The entree took ONE HOUR from ordering to arrive at the table. This was not due to the wait staff they were the best part of the meal. Some of the better options were not on Open Table, so I say do a search and call the other local restaurants directly or just show up.
  13. MM

    MMill

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Extensive menu with amazing dishes. Everything is fresh, delicious and large enough to share. Many daily specials as well as a great assortment of choices in every category. Excellent service and attention to every detail. Still one of my favorite Italian restaurants in NYC.....
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Peter for another amazing meal at your restaurant. Always good seeing you.
  15. I

    Irene416

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food Wonderful service
  16. MT

    MsTish

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food and service was great. We would definitely add this to our list of places to eat while we visit New York.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    UWS neighborhood staple, casual and friendly. Very good southern Italian and seafood. Good antipasti specials
  18. RP

    RusoP

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have not been to this restaurant for a number of years because of relocation to Miami. However, having the opportunity to be in New York once again I gave it a try. I must have eaten here 30 times in the past before opera or ballet. Anyway, the food was as good as ever, the wait staff could not do enough to keep us happy, and no one pushed us out the door because they needed the table. We were here for lunch. The food, great menu still, quality and value. One thing missing, was Peter. Catch you next time Peter. Excellent neighborhood, Italian restaurant. RDP
  19. PD

    PeteDakota

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    This was always a place where the fish and other entrees were just so-so, but the pasta was always delicious. Not so anymore. The three of us ordered three different pasta dishes and none of us were happy with them. They were all under-flavored and the "sauce" was so skimpy, the pasta was dry. An immense disappointment. Two of us had one cocktail. No apps, no dessert... and we paid $200. We could have made pasta and drinks at home for a fraction of the cost. What is happening to NYC restaurants? The food is falling well below par.
  20. AP

    AndrewP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic as was the service. A real Italian gem on the upper westside.
  21. IG

    IrinaG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very testy food, good service. Will go there again.
  22. F

    Foodie1

    Cancun

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual!
  23. DH

    DianeH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been coming to Pomodoro's for years, and the food is always excellent, and so is the service. There are always interesting and delicious specials, but the regular menu has something for everyone to enjoy. We enjoy a competitively priced, generous glass of wine and there are nice options. It is a welcoming, lovely restaurant, and the noise level is quiet enough to have a conversation.
  24. J

    Joel

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always great food, service and atmosphere !!!
  25. D

    Dotty

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor reservation honored. Good always great and service attentive and prompt.
  26. PC

    PeggyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal. The manager and staff are fantastic.
  27. PC

    PatriciaC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great appetizer specials! Friendly service. Sidewalk dining.
  28. F

    Foodie1

    Cancun

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service great. One of my absolute favorites!
  29. CL

    ChristopherL

    Hong Kong

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service at this comfortable, casual neighborhood restaurant. Specials are consistently good
  30. J

    Joel

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    As always, the food was excellent. The service is always great and the owner is both accommodating and cares about his customers and staff Can’t miss here
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to upper west side every summer for a day and this is our favorite spot! The host is right out of central casting for an Italian movie in the 60’s and the staff is attentive and the food is great. We always go back!
  32. KL

    KimL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and outstanding service! Wonderful outdoor seating option.
  33. EC

    ElizabethC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Great drinks, great food, great service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good value and quality meals. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Had a wonderful time and will definitely come back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great
  36. J

    Joel

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food, service any atmosphere were excellent You can’t miss here
  37. DB

    DavidB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wonderful atmosphere. Intimate and classy! Peter the owner made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant. His hospitality is legendary. We always take our visitors to the city to Pomodoro!! Love it!!
  38. GV

    GaryV

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Peter, the Owner, stopped by our table and spent some time with us…very kind of him since this was our first time here. The food and drinks were EXCELLENT. We especially enjoyed the salsiccia pizzetta as our antipasto AND the Tiramisu was to die for 😋😋😋. But everything was delicious.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service. Nice neighborhood spot
  40. M

    Mimi

    New York Area

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pomodoro Rosso was unbelievable!! I highly recommend this place. The pizza was mind blowing! Sooo delish! Our dinner was exceptional. I felt like it was made in Italy. The service was perfect. They were happy to change ingredients to your liking. Definitely going back.

Safety precautions

  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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 1560 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Pomodoro Rosso

229 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W 71st

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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