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New York Pasta Garden

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$11 - $28
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Italian, American, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our first meal upon arriving to Key West from Tampa. They set the bar high for the remainder of our trip. Quite possibly the best Shrimp Scampi I’ve ever had. The fried artichokes were perfection, and the bread was addictive. What truly made...our meal special was the service. Fletcher went above and beyond to make our experience amazing, and our family had a great conversation with him. An absolutely incredible experience!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited Key West and stayed close to the NY Pasta Garden restaurant. We decided to try them based on the reviews and the type of food as my kids craved Italian food. We arrived and were warmly greeted and seated at an outside...table. The outside seating was very nice amongst trees and the resident Key West chickens walking around. We were brought a complimentary appetizer of fried artichoke along with our drinks and bread and enjoyed the artichoke. Our server was great and visited the table often. Our food arrived and was done very well and was larger portions than I expected including the large glass of wine for my wife. We enjoyed our meal and the outside ambiance and the chickens did not bother us at all. The only item that was a bit off was when we got our check and there was a large “service” charge. I did the math and it was 20% of our food and beverage, and I confirmed with our server this was the added gratuity. I did not remember seeing this on the menu and we were only a party of 4, but in fairness maybe I missed this on the menu. If I wasn’t paying attention, I would have tipped according to the entire check including the added gratuity/service. We would return again on our next visit to Key West.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 12 year old has asked for Italian since we arrived in Key West. My husband found this place and off we went. We were greeted and seated immediately. We ordered our drinks (my Malbec was an ENORMOUS glass). We ordered bruschetta and my son...a house salad. Both arrived quickly and were very fresh. The complementary garlic knots were outstanding. I wish we had not ordered the bruschetta as the knots were great. I ordered the pasta Puttenesca. I’m very picky about pasta and sauces having a mother who still makes her own. This one ranked in the top 5 I’ve ever eaten. My husband’s lasagna was not as good so he kept stealing bites of mine. His had a LOT of sausage. My son’s Alfredo was good but nothing over the top. All that being said our bill was $150 with a $24 “service charge” added before a tip? Not sure what the extra charge was for and our waitress disappeared too quickly to ask. Overall would I return? Yes for the Puttenesca but probably as a take out.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022

Went inside due to rain, the place was filthy, food was fair but hard to trust after looking around the table your, service was good though.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022 via mobile

Strange place. From the outside it seemed ok. Nice welcome. We went inside as it was humid. This is when I started having doubts. Some garlic bread was delivered but it seemed undercooked and stodgy. Couldn’t eat it. The staff all seemed a little highly...strung and created an odd atmosphere. Very OTT. The place also seemed to need a good clean. Seemed very grubby and felt greasy. The door and windows were filthy, scrapes in the wall from chairs and it just put me off. We ordered and the food arrived. Some parties of the dish were hot, other parts stone cold. The chicken looked perfectly cut as though it had been cooked prior and just cut up and added to the pasta. The chicken was very tough. I didn’t eat it. Absolutely no flavour to the pasta or sauce at all. Just very oily and greasy. It was that bad I left it. So the bill arrived and for 2 bowls of pasta, added chicken, complimentary bread and 2 Diet Coke it was over $90. Wish I’d trusted my guy and left after I’d walked in. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. Great server (Tommy), friendly, attentive, helpful he made great, great recommendations. Lobster Ravioli awesome, a ton of lobster. Veal parmesan, the veal was so tender didn't need a knife. Marina was very good with the pasta. Highly recommend, huge portions and great wine...pours....More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 9, 2022

Food was fine, not the best but OK. Issue arose when we asked for the bill and was then treated terribly, the waiter was unable to split the bill which is bizarre seeing as every other restaurant has managed to do this with out any...issue but in this restaurant that's not a option??? The waiter became rude and demanding insisting I had to go into the kitchen to enter my pin for my card payment and then tried to get me to sign the payment slip so he could add a extre service charge after I had already given a tip. Totally bemused by his behaviour and due to his attitude I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2022

1,5 hours to get our food and then all pasta was overcooked… 30 minutes to get the check. Not impressed.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 7, 2022

Everyone on the staff in the dining room greeted us cheerfully. The food was delicious. We would consider going back.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 6, 2022

Best service ever. I love the busy atmosphere. F you wanting a waitress Holla at Donna, she’s down to earth, provides excellent service. Thanks I will be back!!!!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 5, 2022

This is the worst experience I've had on the island. We had a 730pm reservation arrived on time and sat about 740. It is now 757pm and we haven't even got a glass of water put on the table. Not one person has acknowledged us...but the host. The waitress next to us is cussing in front of our children because someone moved her booked. She is now yelling at the top of her lungs "I give up." I've paid for parking and ate a late lunch or I'd be gone already. I've written this review and it's 800pm, still no acknowledgement or a glass of water.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 10, 2022

This was our second time going to New York Pasta Garden, we went in 2021 and 2022. Food is amazing, the garlic rolls are very good. They gave us a complimentary appetizer fried artichokes. Waitress was great from New York. We ordered a glass of...wine and each glass had to have at least 14 ounces in them.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 2022 via mobile

We had a lovely early dinner for 3 today. Upon arrival, we were seated quickly at an outside table, per our reservation request. Jeanette, our server was engaging and attentive. Located in Duval Square, there was a pleasant breeze, but also well protected. I had...the largest pour of a glass of cab in my experience, that I enjoyed throughout our meal. Shortly after delivering some fresh bread topped with garlic & oil, we were surprised by Jeanette returning with an “on the house” appetizer of their signature artichokes French, but they were more than that, and were quickly consumed with relish. My companions both ordered linguine & clam sauce, one red and one white, and both were happily satisfied and there were no leftovers. I order the grouper “Ala Lola” minus the olives, and my change request was easily accommodated. My meal was tasty and the fish was cooked exactly to my liking. None of us had room for dessert, but all hope to return to sample some of the other menu options that we had a difficult time choosing between! On a side note, there were roosters and chickens on the property, but we did not experience any of them attacking our table or food (as we were concerned with from prior reviews) . They weren’t even begging, although we have seen that behavior at other restaurants elsewhere on the island. I would absolutely return, and recommend giving them a try.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 12, 2022

My wife and I enjoyed our last Key West vacation dinner here. Seated outdoors. Wonderful food. Wonderful service. Wonderful setting. Best meal on the island.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 10, 2022 via mobile

We went with a large party and everyone seemed pleased with their meal. I was the only one who ordered the Eggplant Parm, and the only one disappointed. The meals were not hot, but again we were a large party. The garlic rolls, family style...salad, and those enormous pours would have been a perfect dinner for me. Eggplant looked, had the texture of, and I think, tasted like cardboard. Service was great. I recommend wholeheartedly except the eggplant.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Yes, New York Pasta Garden offers takeout services.

Yes, New York Pasta Garden offers delivery services.

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New York Pasta Garden is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5