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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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4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
Nice place for parties

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Tess K
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Trenton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Trenton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
82 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
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

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

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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, 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?