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Pastabilities

311 S Franklin St, Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-1153
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Ranked #5 of 595 restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Fusion
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Syracuse, New York, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We felt like trying a different place for a dinner just the two of us. We will definitely come back. Dinner started with their bread (pretty good) and their hot tomato dip (excellent and tasty!). My husband had the soup du jour which was a white bean, chorizo and spinach. He loved it. I had the small antipasto, which was... More

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Montreal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This is our 2nd time passing through Syracuse and going to Pastabilities. The first time last year the food was excellent and decided to return this year. It just wasn't the same. I had the pasta carbonara. The pasta was good but it just looked like it was reheated, just did not have that freshly made taste to it. I... More

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My favorite meal is pasta. My first experience here brought me back for a second visit. That was a true let down. The sure vice was pretty much non existent, waited for far too long for a disappointing meal. Went back again hoping it was a really OFF night. Not so. I did follow up with mgmt and they provided... More

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Adirondack, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have been eating at Pastabilities for over 30 years and have yet to have a bad meal. You may have to wait a while to be seated, but the beer and wine selection at the bar is quite good. Love, love the stretch bread and their famous hot tomato oil (which you can buy in local stores)! I pretty... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My wife and I went to dinner with her parents on a Tuesday evening, around 6:30 pm. Even on a Tuesday night, the place was packed. We had a wait of about 30 minutes. After having dinner, it was obvious why there was a wait. They have a good beer (6-8 drafts and many bottles) and wine list. There were... More

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Syracuse, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Had a really great meal...nice setting...staff was excellent. Calamari tasted good that evening....however when I brought it home....it really had a very strong scent.????? What can I say about the stretch bread other than YUMMY with that dipping sauce.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was some of the best pasta I have ever had touch my lips! I had the Pesto Chicken dish, and it was delicious! It is a very neat atmosphere, and the staff were very friendly! Overall, I highly recommend Pastabilities!! Make sure you book reservations in advance!

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Pastabilities, Manager at Pastabilities, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting us while in Syracuse and taking the time to share your experience. We leave all tables open for walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis, so please stop by again! More

New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

From the moment we walked in the experience was outstanding. The hostess was friendly, the waiter was a commensurate professional, and the food...oh the food! Let's start with the stretch bread and spicy tomato oil dip; it was like nothing else that I have put in my mouth. No wonder Guy Fieri loved this dish. It was so good that... More

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new york
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our first visit was a Saturday afternoon and we were so pleased! It was set up cafeteria style where you take a tray, utensils, etc.. and then placed your order. It was great to be able to see all of the side dishes (salads) through the glass window. I was able to try two different ones before ordering which was... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I ate here for dinner last Friday evening with my children & sister while in Syracuse for the week end. We purposely arrived at 9:30 pm since they do not take reservations & we didn't want to wait too long for a table. We had no wait at all which was great. I started with a lemon martini that had... More

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