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311 S Franklin St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1239
+1 315-474-1153
16:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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208 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

After seeing this restaurant on DD&D we decided to stop on our way to Vermont. We arrived around 6PM and waited just over 50 min for a table. (We were told 30-40 min) We shared a lasagna dinner and salad and an order of their cheesy garlic bread. Everything was wonderful. I especially liked the raspberry poppy seed dressing on... More 

Thank HoneyBear22
Utica, New York
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1,688 reviews
515 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Fun place to have a bite and a brew. Very friendly wait staff, sometimes crowded, of course. But we were seated faster than we thought we might be. The menu is filled with interesting takes on traditional Italian -- not your typical Italian-American place. Indeed, it is more like eating in Italy where chefs understand the basics and experiment from... More 

1 Thank RonL40
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

I rate restaurants for Zagat for restaurants in NYC and Long Island, not generally in upstate NY. This establishment changed that , I needed to let the dining public know about this place . This restaurant is worth driving out of your way ,period. It is phenomenal. Food is great, service great and ambiance great. Get the drift, this place... More 

Thank TNBrace
Montreal, Canada
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

When we decided to come to Syracuse for a dance competition, our first step was to find out what the most talked about places to eat were. It is no surprise that Pastabilities at Armory Square takes the top spot. We arrived early on a Friday night - hoping to beat the crowds. We were seated immediately by the host... More 

1 Thank SkipNDonna
Buffalo, New York
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I visited yesterday after some work at the office. The line was out the door. I didn't care. I got the Chicken Riggies, Hot Tomato sauce and TWO bread rolls (because one isn't enough to dip). This place lives up to the hype, it is delicious and the cafeteria style lunch keeps the line moving. Make sure you get a... More 

1 Thank DanielB123456
Warwick, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Ok, we didn't have a reservation on a Friday night, but they don't take them. It's a popular place, as Guy Fieri ate and filmed there. There was a 30min wait, not bad and the hostess was very nice. When another girl came to bring us to our table she didn't say two words to us (maybe a "follow me"?)... More 

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Pastabilities, Manager at Pastabilities, responded to this review

Our sincere apologies for the delay in our food and service that you experienced during dinner at Pastabilities. While we are happy that your overall food experience was positive, it is apparent that we could have provided a much better experience for you. We reached out to you privately to gather more details about your time at Pastabilities, and we... More 

Duncanville, Texas
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I ate the pizza here and it was excellent. It had proscuito. and a pomegrante drizzle that was delicious. My husband ate a spicy pasta dish that he loved at well.

Thank henryrt1029
Buffalo, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We went for a lunch with a group of people from a daytime conference. The food and atmosphere were phenomenal. We ordered a small personal pizza with cheese and a Cesar salad to share. The food was the best we have had. It was so simple but the very best. The atmosphere for lunch was casual and a little bit... More 

Thank Lanajoy
Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Great food & fantastic service...I will definitely go back! If you're hungry, get there early or you may be waiting in line. They do have bar service to help with the wait!

Thank Susan H
Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This has been one of my favorite places in Syracuse since it opened 20+ years ago. Menu is excellent and always changing to keep things interesting and fun.

Thank Annie Ophelia P

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Italian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?