We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Pastaria

327 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-3626
908-522-9088
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #14 of 58 Restaurants in Summit
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta, Bistro
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Write a Review

56 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    12
    26
    11
    5
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Cranford, New Jersey, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Valley, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
NY/NJ
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Jersey
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Summit, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Summit, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Summit, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed La Pastaria also viewed

 

Been to La Pastaria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage La Pastaria, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing