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La Pastaria

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327 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-3626
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Westfield, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We go to this restaurant at least once a week. (And have been for years!) It is reasonably priced and BYOB. Make sure you go for something fresh cooked. (ex: no shrimp parmigiana - it is pre-cooked.) Our absolute favorite is shrimp or chicken arrabiata. We don't love spicy food, but this is absolutely amazing. It is really good Italian... More 

Thank The2Vacationers
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very nice meal, ordered the special pasta arribiatta & my wife orderd pasta cabanara both very good & large portions, dont be afraid to share!

Thank Izzy E
Whippany, New Jersey
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139 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A little noisy, but worth the trip to this casual restaurant. Great selection of traditional Italian food with daily specials too. Service was spotty on a crowded Tuesday night, but when our food arrived we were all pleased with the large portion sizes. Pasta and fish entrees were delicious, along with 2 large salad appetizers the 7 of us shared.

Thank Carol C
Bridgewater NJ USA
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604 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in the historic part of Summit...so first things first....there IS parking behind it so you don't have to try to find a spot on the street. A very large menu with almost too many choices. The waiter was very prompt about opening our wines for the 4 couples with appropriate glasses and ice. We had a... More 

Thank giftedelaine
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

LaPastaria is an excellent place for dinner as well as for hosting a party. The food is very good and has the option of 2 size plates. The prices are reasonable and there is a large parking lot in back. Service is always very good. They have stayed consistent for years.

Thank BJ G
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

My 11 year old daughter and I stopped at La Pastaria on our way to Livingston from Washington, DC. We came in at about 8:45 pm on a Friday night, and there were only about 3 other tables occupied. Other reviewers commented about noise, but it was not a factor for us. The servers encouraged us to conjure up any... More 

Thank mgips
Naperville, Illinois, United States
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143 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

After a long day of house hunting, we somehow overheard a conversation about La Pastaria. Glad we did. Smallish dining area, we had no issue getting seated, but on a Weekend night I would make a reservation. Typical (not a bad thing) Italian menu, everything appeared to be scratch made. Our Realtor let us know that La Pastaria is BYOB.... More 

Thank Roy S
New York
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437 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you want an inexpensive tasty lunch but won't be engaging in conversation - this is a good place for you. With a varied Italian lunch menu, ranging from salads, sandwiches and pastas to different personal-size pizzas, you can't go wrong. The food is very tasty and obviously very fresh. However, if you are coming here to catch up with... More 

Thank YayeMama
White Plains
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We were celebrating my mother-in-law's 90th Birthday with a group of 12. We had a table in the main dining room, and could barely hear each other. The food was very good, and plentiful. Half of us took home doggie bags. The shrimp dishes were delicious. 3 salads were ample for the group. We were disappointed by the Lava Cake... More 

Thank Donna G
Edison, New Jersey
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I usually rate a restaurant after eating there a few times.so after 4 times I can say very good to excellent with the food and the service-

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-3626
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Summit
  • Phone Number: 908-522-9088

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Summit, New Jersey, United States
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White Plains

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?