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Pappardella

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1499 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Welcome back!
We will make every effort to follow safety guidelines for guests & staff alike. Outdoor tables are all at a 6' distance.
All guests will have to arrive wearing face masks. at the tables you can remove them.
All staff will wear masks, regularly wash hands & sanitize surfaces.

Pappardella restaurant brings to you the flavors and food of Tuscany. Established in 1983, Pappardella offers a romantic setting of timeless charm with 20 foot ceilings, French doors; a stunning mural of Florence.
Menu and service reflect the warmth and attention of the old world, as well as the diversity and techniques of today. we feature homemade pasta, artisanal pizza; other great Italian staples, like chicken parmagian, grilled branzino; scrumptious tiramisu.
A beautiful outdoor terrace makes for great people watching in the warm months. Pappardella is conveniently located near the beacon theater, the museum of natural history &Central Park offering lunch; dinner pre fix, brunch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1499 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Food always good a little challenging with the outdoor seating

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RoxanneG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second time visiting Papardella with my best friend since their re-opening and it was just as fantastic as the first. We had a wonderful table that had more than enough space from others and a fantastic waiter that even brought out a bottle of wine so we could take a photo of the label! Overall it was a wonderful experience – we can’t wait to go back!

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BillB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food, great setting on the sidewalk and outstanding service by the very friendly staff

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vipDawnNYC
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Our server Aline served us the (single) glass of wine despite being nicely reminded twice and well after our appetizer rolled in much later. Water glasses were left empty throughout the meal and pepper grinder left on a tiny table well into entrees despite several busboys passing. We decided on here just for the sautéed calamari (appetizer) and then the server strongly recommended the special tagliatelle with halibut. She kept pulling her mask down to speak. Calamari was surprisingly underwhelming (with two legs) in a lackluster broth, raisins, pine nuts and several tomatoes. We decided to say nothing in the wake of phase 4 to support the restaurant. Tagliatelle was a nice portion, but it was disappointingly again tasteless in red sauce. We politely informed our server, still leaving the appetizer out. She said nothing in response, offered no solution, left the table, and never informed the manager. My partner fed me his as she never returned. The saving grace was the delightful manager Chris whom we were able to inform. He ensured the rest of the meal went the way it should. Why the three stars? My partner’s Orecchiette Baresi with sausage and broccoli rabe pesto was suitable with marvelous flavor! FOH needs some more retraining.

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leslie
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Safe, outdoors, masks, excellent food & service

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vipChickieB
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Birthday lunch for a friend.

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GCNYC1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

This was a perfect choice for the 1st dinner experience post Covid. The restaurant is on the corner with plenty socially distanced outdoor seating with no neighboring restaurants that would result in overcrowding as I've witnessed everywhere in the neighborhood. The food and service was excellent and I thank you for providing such good service during these trying times!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great server.

Outdoor seating was quiet enough all things considered.

Enjoyed the melon cocktail.

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vipEileenA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food selection was excellent and service was very attentive.
Great location and amble outdoor dining to comply with COVID requirements.
Would highly recommend for a nice dinner out.

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vippatriciao
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

They did a very nice job with the outdoor seating. Consistently good food.

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JasmineM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My pizza was amazing! The tiger shrimp was a great touch!

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DanielA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, from the moment I checked in with the hostess to the server. Polite, professional, friendly. Again, excellent service. The food, very tasty, great quality of their meats and the fresh watermelon mojito was outstanding. The asparagus with pesto and mozzarella was great, but finally the main entree. I ordered Australian lamb, and it was phenomenal. Highly recommend it

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vipMarM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Despite covid-19 teh service, the food and the outdoors dining was great.
Thanks for your effort!

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vipSusanB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined outdoors, only noise from occasional motorcycles and trucks. Brunch menu, food was really good; overall, a lovely experience.

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JohnL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service. We have been there numerous times and it continues to set high standards

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vipsunshine
New York Area
504 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

consistently good whenever you come. one of the best Italian restaurants on the upper west side. always like the melanzane parmigiana and the cannolis. and a decent wine list by the glass and by the bottle although a bit pricey.

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PattiM
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious, great gluten free options, would definitely go back!

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Kiki
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was very friendly and attentive and the food was authentic and tasted very good. We got the pappardelle pasta special for dessert we ordered the cheesecake and the apple tart. The apple tart was a lot for one person - I’d recommend sharing!

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vipjsdiner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent. The menu is very different with lots of options.

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MikeK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

A wonderful place to have lunch on a Saturday at noon. We ordered cheese and meat plates to share, and paired it with glasses of Gavi — a really enjoyable lunch. Even better than the food was our server — she was terrific. We’ll be back.

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viparlusete
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good service and food. We were visiting the NY Historical Society and lunched there .

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vipRobertD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Friendly, welcoming staff, reasonable prices, and great food.

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CarolynW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food is delicious, however they apparently frown upon walk ins, preferring folks have a reservation, even when there are clearly 7-8 empty tables

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vipSalads
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Have been here many. Normally 5 stars. This time Bronzino was just ok. Very wet

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AmyW
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We're here a lot. Love the restaurant, the ambiance and the service. We order a lot of gluten free. Best GF pizza in Manhattan.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

always a trusted decision to Italian food on the upper west side nyc

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BingoSteve
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A great local spot for a good, no fuss meal and dining experience.

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KayaB
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

De bediening was aardig en er was veel gluten vrij eten te verkrijgen. Wat overigens helemaal niet moeilijk leek

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MotherofTwo
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious! Service was nice and not rushed at all. Would definitely return. They also made a delicious white sangria.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service- have been here a few times and am always pleased!!

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pinnacleinspect
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For all of you GF people, the GF menu is great for GF people like myself. Food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. Can't wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Valentines day

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vipP205
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Nightmare. We had a show at the Beacon. We arrived 2 hours in advance. Our entree came out an hour after we ordered. The shrimp was burned on top. Food was decent but not exceptional. We had to rush through dinner and did not have time for dessert. When we complained the owner took 10% off the food. Not exactly a grand gesture.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
15 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We ordered one wine that was in the menu and they gave us another, when we asked why they told us that one is the one they have for that price... obviously in the raitings it was a cheaper and worst wine

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maws
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter and I return to Pappardella each year for a great gluten free Italian meal. This year we brought friends and they loved it as much as we do. The service is outstanding and the food even better!

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vipDavidK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Pappardella is a Upper West Side neighborhood gem. Really good food, and wonderful staff. Recommend it for a date, or for business meal.

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StevefromNY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We attended for a birthday celebration, and were seated promptly at our reservation time. As it was a Sunday evening, the restaurant was busy, but not packed, so the noise level allowed for pleasant table conversation. The pasta dishes (pappardelle buttera, cappelini cacio e pepe) were nicely seasoned and flavorful, with rich (but not overly so) sauces. We shared a torta di cioccolato for dessert that was about as close as you could get to hot fudge without actually being liquid, served with a scoop of delicious hazlenut ice cream, although one of us that the accompanying caramel had maybe just hint of “burnt” flavor. All in all, a very nice dinner and a place we would definitely recommend to others.

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Christinamk13
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New favorite place- I am completely gluten and dairy free

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I got together with High School friends and they loved the restaurant. I have eaten there three other times and I am always very happy with my meal and service.

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arseattle
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The best thing about Pappardella, aside from that it's always excellent, is that it's CONSISTENTLY excellent. The food is tasty, the sangria (personal favorite) is delicious, but it's the service/personnel that makes it particularly enjoyable. They're attentive and polite and it makes the dining experience more pleasant.

They have an extensive menu, especially pasta dishes, and the food is always great. (Brunches are really nice, with the egg sandwich a favorite.)

If I had one "complaint," it's that I wish there were a couple more non-pasta dishes for those of us who are a little bit more low-carb. The Veal Scallopini was excellent; the Breaded Chicken could have used a little bit of a sauce; it was cooked perfectly but, by nature, was a little dry. (I did not ask for something special but I have no doubt they would have figured something out for me.)

Anyway, this is a great neighborhood place and I recommend it highly.

FAQs

Pappardella does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Pappardella also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 595-7996.

Pappardella is rated 4.5 stars by 1499 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.