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La Pastaria

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Italian, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta, Bistro
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327 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-3626
908-522-9088
Website
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Outdoor seating
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Family style & Delicious

Had attended a repast yesterday at La Pastaria in Summit. Had never been there before. There was a large crowd, where they didn't know how many to expect. They accommodated us beautifully. The food was top-notch. The small wait-staff worked their butts off to keep everything bussed & served... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2014
Susan D
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Cranford, New Jersey, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cranford, New Jersey, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Had attended a repast yesterday at La Pastaria in Summit. Had never been there before. There was a large crowd, where they didn't know how many to expect. They accommodated us beautifully. The food was top-notch. The small wait-staff worked their butts off to keep everything bussed & served properly. They did not rush us, nor were they inattentive. Everything... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Used this restaurant for a family gathering following a funeral. They were unable to seat us all in one room, so unfortunately people had to go from room to room to "visit." The service was above average, as was the food. I think I would think twice before contracting with them for a large party, but probably fine for lunch... More 

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NY/NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had a few meals here 5-8 years ago.......great linguini and clam sauce. All other meals below average; same with the management. Tried it again this week - very disappointed. Red sauce over spiced, not fresh tasting. Pasta overcooked, sticky. Chicken ariabiata mushy and oily; was it pre-cooked? We were with a party of 8; waiters cleared peoples plates as... More 

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New Jersey
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129 reviews 129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

La Pastaria used to be one of our favorite Italian joints in a state crowded with them. Sadly, it is no longer what it used to be. The food is just average. Sad.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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123 reviews 123 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a business lunch here yesterday and with the numerous options available for lunch I wanted to recommend this restaurant. The special salad was watermelon and grilled shrimp. May not sound like a regular dish but trust me, for a hot sunny summer day, it was delicious and refreshing. Two of had a great outdoor seat with enough shade where... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We haven eaten here on numerouis occations and every meal was delicious, very good service and reasonable prices. Can not go wrong eatting here.

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Summit, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Friendly and sunny casual dining. Efficient staff. Serving many Italian-American favorites. Great for family dining. Bring your favorite wine.

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Summit, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Have eaten here several times for lunch during work week. Excellent specials. Quick service. Love the goat cheese salad with cranberries. An all time favorite of several of us who work in Summit.

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Summit, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The dining room can be a little noisy, but we always enjoy our meals at La Pastaria. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere like family.

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Westfield, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

The people that run this place are about as nasty and greedy as are the people working for them. The food is just okay- nothing special. For what it's worth, it's not worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 327 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-3626
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Summit
  • Phone Number: 908-522-9088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?