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Pastabilities

311 S Franklin St, Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-1153
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Ranked #5 of 593 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
Montgomery, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has some of the best food I've ever tasted. Their bread and sauce is to die for! I always come here with my boyfriend and we always have a fantastic night! The service is great and the staff is very friendly. They also have a bar that you can eat at, and outdoor seating.

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Albany, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Pastabilities is a place that goes far beyond being just a restaurant. It is really an experience; from the first sip of a hand-crafted cocktail, to the last bite of a freshly prepared Italian dish, it doesn't get much better than Pastabilities. I have eaten here quite often, but am new to reviewing-so I decided to make an entry after... More

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Rome, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went at 600pm on a Saturday night. Waited 10 minutes for a booth. The service was excellent. The oil sauce was outstanding and the spinach raviolis were very good for appetizers. I had the chicken parm. with a tapenade. The wife had the white clam sauce. We told the waiter at the end of the meal that there was a... More

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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

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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Pastabilities, Guest Relations Manager at Pastabilities, responded to this review

Thank You for your dedicated patronage to Pastabilities, we look forward to serving you for years to come! Come see us again soon. More

Marietta, Georgia
Top Contributor
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
Senior Reviewer
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

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