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186 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4918
+1 646-688-3463
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (4 reviews)
“rice balls” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
186 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4918
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Pastai
"very high quality Sicilian pasta and side dishes"
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"Pastai is a nice find in Chelsea offering a unique menu"
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" Price for three meals and one glass of wine was under $90."
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here and loved it. The outside seating was much nicer than what we’d seen at other locations - drawing us inside to see. The food is delicious and the restaurant very quaint and warm.

Thank Alan W
Pastainyc P P, Owner at Pastai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Alan. We hope we can see you again at dinner time to try our menu. Tarek

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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner before going out and it was a very good choice. They give you bread and olive oil as appetizer and the bread has and amazing texture and flavor. My friend had ravioli and I had the ragu pasta and it was...More

Thank Marta R
Pastai p, Owner at Pastai, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you Marta. Hope we see you again. Tarek

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Checked some on-line reviews to find Pastai, a nice restaurant in Chelsea. We were very pleased with our meal. A very cozy place that had a neighborhood feel, much different than those laces catering to tourists. The Italian fare tasted very authentic and worthy of...More

Thank 1Trippermonth
Pastainyc P P, Owner at Pastai, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us at pastai . Hopefully we will see you again soon. Tarek

Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Six of us dined here the other night and were impressed by the freshness and lightness of the Italian food served at Pastai. My wife and I split a tomato salad that was lovely if a little small, And an order of baked bronzino, which...More

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Pastainyc P P, Owner at Pastai, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Thank you for visiting us at Pastai . Hopefully we will see you agagin soon. Tarek

Reviewed March 6, 2018

Great menu, and the food very well cooked and presented. Service was attentive. The back room is quieter than the main front room and worked well for us - a party of six

Thank Chris H
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

I was here for brunch, I had the egg & ricota and it was really good, Italian focaccia also delicious. I do recommend. I will try to be back for dinner.

Thank Admilson F
Reviewed December 20, 2017

Monday afternoon a week before Xmas, to our delight they were uncrowded. We had 2 amazing pasta dishes…bucatini con le sarde, perfectly prepared fresh sautéed sardine fillets with mixed veggies in white wine sauce, plus torchio alla genovese, in a slow simmered flank steak and...More

Thank Buddy S
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Delicious food - reasonably priced wine list - thoughtful service. Brought three friends for their first time - everyone loved the place. will return often.

Thank misterhNyc
Pastainyc P P, Owner at Pastai, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2017

Thank you for visiting us at Pastai. Hopefully we will see you soon.

Reviewed November 14, 2017

We had a late dinner here with a last minute reservation. I had the lasagna al forno and it was perfection. The short rib ragu was to die for. For desert, we had the torta di cioccolato and it was very very good. Service was...More

Thank Kimberly G
Pastainyc P P, Owner at Pastai, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2017

Thank you Kimberly for visiting us at Pastai. Hopefully we will see you soon.

Reviewed November 9, 2017

We're passing by when we're saw the happy hours sign outside the entrance. We decided to stop in since my husband was missing lunch. We sat at the bar and ordered some drinks (a cocktail and a beer). After perusing the menu, we decided to...More

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Pastainyc P P, Owner at Pastai, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2017

Thank you for visiting us at Pastai. Hopefully we will see you soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$60 - $75
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 186 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-4918
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 646-688-3463
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We specialize in hand-made fresh pasta, prepared from scratch in an open kitchen and made from an array of local whole grains. Our menu is comprised of seasonal ingredients, which we source from local farmers and purveyors. Fine wines and curated spirits are paired with our warm Southern Italian dishes. We also offer signature gluten-free pasta, which is prepared and cooked away from any wheat. Fresh pasta is available for purchase, so you can enjoy our family recipes in the comfort of your own home.
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