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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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“pasta” (275 reviews)
“bread” (243 reviews)
“chicken riggies” (55 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 yesterday

We had a wonderful time and shared some items. The meatballs were great and the sauce was fantastic. It was so good we purchased some and brought it back home.

Thank jasonsmith12368
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a party of 7, thought we would have a longish wait (no reservations), got seated much more quickly than originally anticipated in a perfect private room. Delicious calamari (love their hot sauce and oil for the bread), great entrees, and delicious wine. well...More

Thank jedandmarilyn
Pastabilities, Manager at Pastabilities, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal, service and shorter-than-expected wait time. We sometimes can sneak in larger-sized parties quicker than anticipated. The small, private dining area - we call it the "sideroom" - is a great spot in the restaurant, and we're happy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've dined here several times recently and it is a jewel. All kinds of fresh Italian food with AMAZING bread. Their bread and sauce they bring to the tables is fantastics and the cheesy garlic stretch bread is out of this world. The atmosphere is...More

1  Thank tylerdurden99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bread is baked in house each day, and boy oh boy, is this bread mouth watering. The spaghetti and meat balls is my favorite meal, but everything on the meal is tasty. Be sure to leave room for your main course, as you will...More

Thank Chrissy M
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

1  Thank Nora M
Reviewed 16 March 2018

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 16 March 2018

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

1  Thank msm55
Reviewed 15 March 2018

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 12 March 2018 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 8 March 2018

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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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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