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La Pastaria

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327 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-3626
+1 908-522-9088
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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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Mountainside, New Jersey
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272 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Renovated recently and looks good. Menu offers something for everyone. BYO. Helpful servers. They don't take reservations but accommodated 3 of us who were on our lunch hour. The kale and sweet potato salad was very good and very large. Could have been shared. Beet salad also tasty and a good size. We added shrimp for $5.00. Capuccino at $6.50... More 

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summit nj
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

I have been back ten times, and each time was delicious. The fish is awesome. I will return over, and over. My husband loves the chicken dishes there too.

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Skaneateles, New York
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

This restaurant has great food and reasonable prices. I have eaten their for years when I lived in the area and now I go there every time I come back to visit. Try the eggplant rollatini appetizer and the lasagna (delicious and very large portions). Prices are reasonable for the area. No liquor license so make sure you bring your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

I have been to La Pastaria many times since it opened in 1993. Very good salads and pastas. I have never had an entree that was worth eating (i.e., stay away from meat and fish). I wish they had good Italian bread; instead they only have focaccia which is sometimes very garlicky and sometimes tastes rancid. Up until this visit... More 

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New York, NY
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Had dinner here last night and the entire experience was nauseating. I ordered a grilled salmon salad with quinoa and it was disgusting, tasted like old frozen salmon. The restaurant has tons of little flies or gnats flying around which put me off eating entirely. The diet coke was flat. The bathroom was in absolute disrepair with the toiled paper... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Good food, excellent service. We love sitting outside during the good weather and enjoy the good food and a bottle of wine. (BYOB)

Thank Cathy S
New Providence, New Jersey
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147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Another nice place in Summit to eat outside. The one drawback is they try to cram too many tables into a limited space on the sidewalk so there is no privacy. Otherwise the food is excellent and they offer very good specials.

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Liverpool, New York
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Recently stopped at this restaurant for dinner. This is a bring your own bottle restaurant. Waiter told us this was fresh Italian food so we were anxious to order. We ordered an salad to share which was a huge disappointment. It was a chopped salad that looked like mush, lost its identity. This definitely would not be served in Italy.... More 

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41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

While visiting our in-laws and at their suggestion, we dined at La Pastaria in Summit, NJ. It was everything you would want and expect from a home style, family Italian restaurant. From the moment we were seated, service was prompt and attentive. Equally as important, food was terrific. I started with the Zuppa di mussels pomodora, the rest of our... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I ate at this restaurant while in downtown Summit during our day out together. Te service is decent but not great. The place seems a little dirty to me upon further inspection while waiting for our food. I ordered one of their sandwich lunch specials (roasted eggplant) and my friend ordered a salad with shrimp. I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 908-522-9088

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Summit, New Jersey, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?