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311 S Franklin St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1239
+1 315-474-1153
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (227 reviews)
“duck bacon” (32 reviews)
“bread” (202 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
311 S Franklin St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1239
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped in Syracuse during our whirlwind road trip from Philly to Lake Erie to Buffalo to Niagra Falls to Syracuse and back to Philly. We weren't sure what we were going to do but eating was never in question. Me and three teenage boys...More

Thank bboughter830
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were spending the night in Syracuse before a flight and were excited to finally get the chance to come to dinner here. I work at an Italian restaurant, so was excited to see what they had on the menu. I am sorry to say...More

Thank Leslie L
Pastabilities, Manager at Pastabilities, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

While we do make an effort to put our own unique touch on dishes and separate ourselves from traditional Italian food, a lengthy wait coupled with overcooked chicken and pasta does sound disappointing. Your experience certainly does not reflect the great food and service that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I called for food after watching ddd. Ordered pizza sauce and bread . Salads 2 bud bill was around $29 . Lots of seating area . Staff friendly. Best to know what you want before joking the queue you may feel a...More

Thank enncle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, the sauce and bread are amazing, pretty bar area, friendly and good staff, enjoyed greatly, will be back

Thank annejulia650
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter's favorite place to eat in Syracuse! The pasta was excellent! The desserts looked delicious but unfortunately we had no room left!

Thank Cindy J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read the great reviews and so we had to try it. Just an ordinary, good restaurant. Not outstanding, just good. The spicy tomato dipping sauce was too spicy for our taste. Doesn't anybody have butter anymore?

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They say its the place to go in Syracuse but i say its overrated. We didn't enjoy our food and I missed out on the great pasta taste. It was highly recommended by everyone so we didnt mind the hour wait for a table.. Our...More

Thank CoraNSam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The soup was really homemade & delicious, salads also excellent. Pasta was great, but it was too much pasta without enough sauce. Lunchtime buffet made it fast & easy.

Thank BaliloverNewYork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this restaurant is consistently a fun place to go...ever changing atmosphere and menu. Food is consistently creative and good value...Bread and oil is to die for!!!!

Thank Meg K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good service. Really good food! We were there on a really busy night and the food still arrived quickly. I highly recommend the fried calamari, the best I have ever had super tender and crisp on the outside.

Thank Maria B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you take reservations? We are looking at either Sat 4/29 or Sun 4/30. Thanks!
27 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
Do you have to pay for parking?
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
Kylie O
How long is the average wait for a table on a Friday night?
6 April 2016|
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Response from Pastabilities | Property representative |
Wait times will greatly depend on the time of arrival and what events are happening in the downtown area. Generally speaking, Friday evenings start a bit slower as it is a work day for most people. Therefore, coming at... 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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