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311 S Franklin St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1239
+1 315-474-1153
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck bacon” (34 reviews)
“bread” (240 reviews)
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Italian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
311 S Franklin St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1239
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were travelling through and had the opportunity to take my elderly parents to this amazing restaurant, their first visit. We were seated promptly and service was excellent. Stretch bread and hot tomato oil are so yummy to enjoy while waiting for your mains. We...More

Thank Nora M
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been craving Pastabilities for YEARS! I no longer live in CNY and keep thinking about this amazing place so I FINALLY got to endulge my craving! You can't say anything bad about one of the longest running restaurants in Armory Square. It really...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Coming from an Italian background I consider myself critical of Italian food....yet found no reason to be so here....The food was superb ...prepared to perfection... I had the trout that was the best I ever ate. The drinks were generous and made to order....They served...More

Thank msm55
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had dinner here on a very snowy Wednesday evening before our play at the Civic Center. We parked on the street in front of the Civic Center-and made the very short walk to Pastabilities. We arrived about 4:30-as we were unsure how the weather...More

Thank Laurie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite pasta place in town. The only down side is you cannot reserve ahead of time. We waited for around 45 mins before being seated. But the food and service is amazing. We had the chicken riggies and extra hot tomato oil....More

Thank Josh K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We finally tried Pastabilities on a Sunday night (8 pm-ish) after a concert at SU. The place was surprisingly packed and we didn't have a res but were seated in about 10 minutes in a booth right across from the open kitchen. The atmosphere is...More

Thank shannon_b21
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An armory square favorite. They don't take reservations. Can lead to a long wait. Service is excellent. It's loud! They modify food for vegetarians I was not overwhelmed by the food itself. Typical Italian fare. Limited options.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here a few times. The servers are pleasant and do their job well. The food is good but nothing to rave about. Pretty standard fare with some good salads and main dishes that change every now and then. The bread with hot oil...More

Thank cocoyun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the perfect spot for date night ( or date lunch which I prefer ). Make sure to try the hot tomato oil. The best meal is the hot tomato oil mixed with Alfredo sauce over their homemade pasta, yum! My only beef is...More

Thank JRingwald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was highly rated and recommended. The food was good, not great. The bread with hot oil was good, but the bread would have been better warm.

Thank Ednurseangel
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Mary T
4 November 2017|
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Response from hungry4cookies73 | Reviewed this property |
The bathrooms are on the first floor so unless you are sitting in the upper level there will be no stairs and they are large so it shouldn't be an issue for someone with a walker. I do also remember a rail on the wall next... More
Thomas E
28 April 2017|
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Response from Pastabilities | Property representative |
We leave all of our tables available for walk-in parties on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of party size. In general, we have most availability earlier in the evening, and we begin serving dinner at 4:00pm on... More
13 July 2016|
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Response from Pastabilities | Property representative |
Pastabilities does not have its own private parking lot, and on-street parking is the most convenient if you can find an available spot. Officially, the City of Syracuse requires payment for on-street parking... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 S Franklin St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1239
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-474-1153
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