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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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (275 reviews)
“duck bacon” (34 reviews)
“bread” (238 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
311 S Franklin St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1239
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Mouth watering ravioli, both cheese and lobster. Great service, played jazz music in background. Reasonably priced. Will definitely go back again. No reservations necessary.

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Amazing! Incredible food, yummy drinks, down to earth service. There will be a wait, there may be a long wait - but it's worth it!!

Thank TravelSue1122
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Hot tomato dipping oil is delicious. Nice place to have dinner. A little loud as it is always crowded. Food is good but a limited menu.

1  Thank beth g
Reviewed 9 March 2017

If you'd like to have a drink or two before sitting down to a delicious meal, Pastabilities may be the place for you! Their Italian stretch bread and spicy dipping sauce is wonderful, and is a complimentary appetizer while waiting for your main course. Many...More

Thank rrowland143
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Full Disclosure: I live in NYC so maybe my expectations are a bit different. But this place is the absolute worst. One would think based on all the incredible reviews that it would at least be decent. The service is terrible. Let me rephrase that....More

2  Thank 4opal
Pastabilities, Manager at Pastabilities, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you for sharing your disappointing experience, and we apologize that your time at Pastabilities did not meet your expectations. The description of your experience sounds disappointing, and it certainly does not meet our expectations of great food and service either. We will reach out...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Pasta is a staple for me.. What a FANTASTIC meal! Apps, wine, service, everything was phenomenal, unfortunately no room for dessert, but next time we'll try some for sure! Stay in town for business regularly.. plan to make this place a regular stop. Bonus points...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 28 February 2017

For weekday lunch, it's a cafeteria style lunch where you order at a line with trays and the bar and take your food to your table. There is a pretty good selection, but was rushed in making choices due to the crowd. I couldn't read...More

1  Thank Ann Marie A
Pastabilities, Manager at Pastabilities, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Our apologies for the rush. We do have many lunch guests that are familiar with the cafeteria-style service and menu - and may also have a limited lunch break from work - and the ordering process can feel rushed. We would have been happy to...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed lunch and takeout previously and finally got to have dinner. The wait wasn't long even though place was hopping. Excellent service and food. A must on any trip to Syracuse!

Thank flutterfly17
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We just happen to be on town during dining week. The place was hopping. Over an hour wait but wellllll worth it!

Thank Lori L
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We arrived at Pastabilities at 3:30 pm and they open for dinner at 4:00 pm. I would definitely recommend getting there at this time because 15 minutes later the line was out the door. At 4:00 we were seated and they brought bread and red...More

Thank Stephen S
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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
12 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
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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