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La Pastaria

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327 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-3626
+1 908-522-9088
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 15:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to La Pastaria many times since it opened in 1993. Very good salads and pastas. I have never had an entree that was worth eating (i.e., stay away from meat and fish). I wish they had good Italian bread; instead they only have focaccia which is sometimes very garlicky and sometimes tastes rancid. Up until this visit... More 

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New York, NY
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here last night and the entire experience was nauseating. I ordered a grilled salmon salad with quinoa and it was disgusting, tasted like old frozen salmon. The restaurant has tons of little flies or gnats flying around which put me off eating entirely. The diet coke was flat. The bathroom was in absolute disrepair with the toiled paper... More 

Thank travelingal60
Summit, New Jersey
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Good food, excellent service. We love sitting outside during the good weather and enjoy the good food and a bottle of wine. (BYOB)

Thank Cathy S
New Providence, New Jersey
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Another nice place in Summit to eat outside. The one drawback is they try to cram too many tables into a limited space on the sidewalk so there is no privacy. Otherwise the food is excellent and they offer very good specials.

Thank Det963
Liverpool, New York
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Recently stopped at this restaurant for dinner. This is a bring your own bottle restaurant. Waiter told us this was fresh Italian food so we were anxious to order. We ordered an salad to share which was a huge disappointment. It was a chopped salad that looked like mush, lost its identity. This definitely would not be served in Italy.... More 

Thank jbor
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

While visiting our in-laws and at their suggestion, we dined at La Pastaria in Summit, NJ. It was everything you would want and expect from a home style, family Italian restaurant. From the moment we were seated, service was prompt and attentive. Equally as important, food was terrific. I started with the Zuppa di mussels pomodora, the rest of our... More 

Thank Richard Z
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My friend and I ate at this restaurant while in downtown Summit during our day out together. Te service is decent but not great. The place seems a little dirty to me upon further inspection while waiting for our food. I ordered one of their sandwich lunch specials (roasted eggplant) and my friend ordered a salad with shrimp. I have... More 

Thank Tacoland
Summit, New Jersey
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A local staple. Ample Outdoor seating make it a nice choice on a pleasant evening. Plenty to choose from; daily specials always good. BYOB.

Thank ewrfa
Westfield, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We go to this restaurant at least once a week. (And have been for years!) It is reasonably priced and BYOB. Make sure you go for something fresh cooked. (ex: no shrimp parmigiana - it is pre-cooked.) Our absolute favorite is shrimp or chicken arrabiata. We don't love spicy food, but this is absolutely amazing. It is really good Italian... More 

Thank The2Vacationers
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Had a very nice meal, ordered the special pasta arribiatta & my wife orderd pasta cabanara both very good & large portions, dont be afraid to share!

Thank Izzy E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-3626
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Summit
  • Phone Number: +1 908-522-9088

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Summit, New Jersey, United States
8 months ago
White Plains

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