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La Pastaria

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Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Bistro
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327 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-3626
908-522-9088
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Today
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Vintage Italian in a lively local spot

This charming little trattoria with sidewalk tables in downtown Summit was a perfect spot for a casual, spontaneous dinner. In business for decades, its classic Italian menu has plenty of pasta and pizza offerings, as well as varied meat-focused main courses. I chose the ricotta-stuffed ravioli in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Boulder, CO
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Costa Rica
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were there celebrating a very special First Communion. food was amazing, great portions, service for special events is superb!

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Boulder, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This charming little trattoria with sidewalk tables in downtown Summit was a perfect spot for a casual, spontaneous dinner. In business for decades, its classic Italian menu has plenty of pasta and pizza offerings, as well as varied meat-focused main courses. I chose the ricotta-stuffed ravioli in red sauce that tasted straight out of

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were invited to a christening luncheon here and the food was very good. Served family style, the food kept coming and coming: very good bolognese, eggplant rollatini, chicken saltimbocca. BYOB. Cute setting with lots of murals on the walls. The only negative: the flat screen TV in the dining room. Distracting and not necessary considering they play nice background... More 

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Florham Park, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This beautifully designed small restaurant in downtown Summit feels like walking into my Italian grandmother's kitchen. The aromas are fantastic and the varied selection of dinner choices are all wonderful. It is a fun restaurant for the entire family and also does a great take-out business.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We ate at the LaPastaria for dinner three nights in a row while staying at the DeBary Inn, two short blocks away. The food is delicious, prices reasonable, and selection wonderful! The soups and salads were especially good. The pasta dishes were plentiful and scrumptious. The waiter and entire staff were friendly and offered great service. The first night, it... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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Additional Information about La Pastaria

Address: 327 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-3626
Phone Number: 908-522-9088
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Summit
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Bistro

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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, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
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

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