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La Pastaria

327 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-3626
908-522-9088
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Ranked #17 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
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English first
NY/NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 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.

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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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I had a family birthday celebration on January 10th. At la Pastaria Where I experienced a waiter whom I could not understand. My family all received their entrees while I waited almost 25 minutes for my meal. To which the waiter explained(I think ) that it takes time to prepare the grouper special. What waiter training did this guy get... More

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Summit, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

LaPastaria has never been known to disappoint us. We've had gatherings following funerals there, have had team dinners for the Summit HS catered from there, have enjoyed dinners there with family from out of town, and dined there every year for Christmas Eve dinner. We can assure that dishes are prepared to be the best possible. If it is a... More

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