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“Even better than you were told” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pastabilities

Pastabilities
311 S Franklin St, Syracuse, NY 13202
315-474-1153
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Ranked #2 of 607 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
New York, NY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Even better than you were told”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Pastabilities is a downtown Syracuse Italian restaurant renowned for its bread, Italian red sauce and homemade pastas. And all is better than you can imagine. Even the duck bacon flat bread pizza is ridiculously amazing. Do not miss. At least 30 minute wait.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The bread from the bakery is scrumptious. It does not need butter or anything...Fresh pesto also available. Picked up a few jars of hot Tom and they went fast as everyone could not stop dunking the good bread. Don't know which is better, the bread or the hot tom

Visited July 2013
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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Mojito in town!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Serves the best Hot tomato oil sauce, with fabulous bread baked daily in the restaurant's bakery across the street. The restaurant's hot tomato oil Sauce is now sold at Wegman's!

Option to Dine street-side and on patio behind restaurant when weather permits. Indoor dining area at rear of restaurant leaves much to be desired. Variety of delicious pasta sauces offered.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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122 reviews 122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“So good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Finally made it after all these years! I would go back just for the homemade bread and spicy tomato dip. Oh wow is that good. I can't imagine how people can leave the restaurant without a loaf of the bread and a jar of sauce. Amazing. For dinner I had the eggplant lasagna and it was delicious. My nephew had the flatbread pizza with duck bacon. As much as I loved my dinner, his pizza was hands down the best entrée of the evening. You must try it. It is out of this world good. There are lots of restaurant choices in Armory square but don't miss this place. It is wonderful. Be sure to check out the outdoor activities going on nearby and you may be able to catch a concert going on as you dine outside.

Visited July 2013
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The BIGGY is the RIGGY-JIGGY...???...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Reasonable prices; unreasonably good food...

Simple, but high quality Italian-influenced menu with Pastabilities' signature diablo-tomato dipping sauce is uniquely Upstate...As is the riggy-jiggy or whatever.

Great for family, business or college touring. Enjoyable refined atmosphere.

A great regional find that won't break the bank

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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