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Pesce Pasta Trattoria - Columbus Ave

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625 Columbus Ave., New York City, NY 10023
212-579-7970
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Neighborhood Restaurant

Pesce Pasta Trattoria is a great "homey" restaurant and I think one of the best Italians on the UWS. The service is warm and attentive and the menu is great. There is a great antipasti selection, very broad menu selection and a good wine list. I'm not a dessert eater but the tiramisu and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Christine H
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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pesce Pasta Trattoria is a great "homey" restaurant and I think one of the best Italians on the UWS. The service is warm and attentive and the menu is great. There is a great antipasti selection, very broad menu selection and a good wine list. I'm not a dessert eater but the tiramisu and cannolis are not to be missed.

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Thank Christine H
New York City, New York
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Ok, let's get right to the point: The food here is good, if a bit old-fashioned. That can work if you want old-line Italian comfort food. And, again, the food is good; the seafood risotto special was absolutely delicious. But the restaurant seems oddly trapped in a 20th century vibe, without any self-awareness that could improve the place. First, don't... More 

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Thank Jon L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

After roaming Central Park on a beautiful autumn day, we were looking for lunch and trip advisor lead us to this nice Italian spot. We had traditional pasta dishes which were large in portions and freshly cooked. Good wine selections and a good view of sidewalk activity. Nice find.

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Thank Pharvey45
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

pesce pasta trattoria feels like a authentic and basic italian oase in the bustle of nyc. don't expect culinary masterpieces. it's just good food made by good people. we've visit it five times during five different visitings of nyc. it was always a pleasure to enjoy this friendly trattoria.

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Thank leon b
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Called for lunch one Sunday. Although it was very quiet there was live music playing which was great. Very relaxed atmosphere. Food was delicious and the wine was good. Service throughout was great. Would definitely recommend....

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Thank Bella8891
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Although this is close to home we had not noticed it until friends told of a good meal there. Some TripAdvisor reviews mention bad service but we decided to try it. The service was fine. A piece of bruschetta brought on arrival was a nice touch. We shared some good fried calamari and a special artichoke ravioli that turned out... More 

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Thank john w
Montclair, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had finished up some business nearby at about two in the afternoon and wanted to grab a bite to eat before heading back to Penn Station. The bright red front of Pesce Pasta caught our eye. It looked like a nice and cozy neighborhood place, and through the window we could see one guy sitting at the bar nursing... More 

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Thank readem
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

One of our favorites for a number of reasons. Drinks are good, food is consistently good. I don't know if they were taken over by new management but there now is always a gentleman who brings you a piece of delicious bruschetta before the meal. Lots of fish dishes, always fresh, and very good Italian food. They also have a... More 

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Thank JanisNYC
New York City, New York
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64 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice out door sitting...not so nice, claustrophobic inside. Food is good but nothing special. Service is disappointing

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Thank James R
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had dinner at this restaurant night. The bartender admitted very early in our interaction that it was his first day working at this job. When we asked him about the Sauvignon blanc he initially stated that they didn't have one even though there was at least one listed on the menu. The wine was listed as $23 as were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 625 Columbus Ave., New York City, NY 10023
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-579-7970

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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