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Pomodoro Rosso

$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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229 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-4007 (W 71st)
+1 212-721-3009
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New Haven, Connecticut
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296 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A real Italian chef would be ashamed of the generic stuff they serve here. Red sauce is diced tomatoes apparently straight from the can, and the veg is mass feeding carrots and green beans. They get you in and out fast but the resemblance to real Italian cooking is skiggy

Thank BJaneH
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service, and the owner or manager cared whether or not we were enjoying our time and food. I highly recommend this place and I would definitely go back if in the area again. All 4 meals were awesome.

Thank GKal15
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely awful! Poor quality food cooked in a fast food style, terrible tasteless vegetables, overcooked deep-fried fish in a greasy sauce, smelly surroundings. Avoid!

Thank maledi
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch today! It was beautiful and better than expected!! Staff were so friendly and helpful and good was lovely would recommend this as a place to go for Italian food.

Thank reece b
Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

About 10 blocks from natural history museum, this is one of the better Italian restaurants in the neighborhood, mostly due to the fresh pastas offered on the menu. Its a neighborhood restaurant, its been on Seinfeld, the pasta is above average - some dishes you can only find here, especially the Mafaldina al Sugo di Carne, wide fettuchine loaded with... More 

Thank ceylanbaris
New Jersey
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My dining companion and I enjoyed our meals at Pomodoro Rosso Ristorante on Columbus Avenue near Lincoln Center. Service was efficient and the food was served in tasteful presentations that had generous portions. Focaccia bread, olives and olive oil were served with our cocktails. We enjoyed the Pomodoro Bellini. The pasta e fagioli soup was warm and hearty with sumptuous... More 

Thank stardustdrive
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very generous portions of really good tasting Italian - almost family style size. We had the truffle fries and grilled calamari which were both nice. The kids enjoyed both. I had the seafood pasta which was perfect. The pasta with meat sauce was the best dish ordered by the table. The wine list was good and the owner kept checking... More 

Thank eimaad1
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is the best restaurant in the area. We've been going there for 15 years and always have a great experience. The atmosphere is warm, the service very good and the food is excellent. The owner Peter and his staff understand hospitality and great food.

Thank bigwig2010
Syosset, New York
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237 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

When you enter Pomodoro you feel like family right away. Peter knows all his regulars and gives them a huge greeting. It's a quaint restaurant with lots of warmth in it. The waiters are professional and very accommodating. If there's something you want that isn't on the menu that's not a problem for them. Any food allergy, not a problem... More 

Thank MissS85
New York City, New York
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1,340 reviews
589 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 805 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Or, in the case of Pomodoro Rosso, pasta with fresh tomatoes and basil sauce. It's cooked to perfection, including the pasta “al dente”. The sirloin sandwich with mushrooms and onions, delicious. Wine list not much, but sensibly priced. Service pretty good, except for the mess they leave on the table when they pick up the dirty dishes. Bread “American (or... More 

Thank Oliver S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-4007
    (W 71st)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-721-3009

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

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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