Pappardella

4.5
1715 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Welcome to Pappardella
We are making every effort to follow safety guidelines for guests & staff alike.
All guests dining inside, will have to show proof of Vaccination.
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1715 People Are Saying
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Tinak
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food as usual was very good. Overall a very pleasant experience

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AngMurphy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are very picky about Italian food. They did a great job and the service was excellent

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Claudine
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Caesar salad and pasta very good. Fish was good not spectacular.
Apple tart tasty, crust should have been flakier.
Will go back, try other entrees.
Service very attentive.

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Mgoose
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Some dishes better than others. Not impressed with spaghetti & meatballs. Sauce and spaghetti had a gloppy consistency. Meatballs just ok. Chicken Parm very good and a generous portion. Papadella with mushrooms in cream sauce very good. Mimosas lovely. 3 of us shared the Apple Tarte and were satisfied. Will keep going back and trying new dishes. Staff was friendly, helpful and attentive. Food and drinks came quickly which was impressive for a busy Saturday night. This is a reliable neighborhood place.

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LucyXO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was our first time dining here, and we will be returning! The food was absolutely delicious. We ordered the caprino pizza as an antipasti, and the agnello and salmone as our entrees, and the food was superb. Definitely put this restaurant on your list!

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yankeesnut724
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great selection, service and food. Only issue was I ordered GF pasta and it was corrected right away. Food came out quicker than we expected and it was fresh and hot.

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AngelaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food, and they were very gracious about my friends’ allergies!

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JodieS
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our anniversary and had the most wonderful dinner. The staff was Fantastic! Would highly recommend. 4 Stars!

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DanS
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This was the third time at this restaurant. However, the third time was not a charm. 1:00pm lunch, very few people in the restaurant. Service was terrible. Our server seem to forget about us several times. I had to ask the manager for help. Disappointing.

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Gabi
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best Italian restaurant I’ve been to years. DO NOT pass up the opportunity to go here. Incredible.

JB
vipJomurB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid pasta dishes, well made! Prosciutto/melon appetizer was a little light on the prosciutto. Caprese appetizer was delicious!

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vipTiffanyP
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Highly recommend!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to eat here back-in-the-day (1985-86) when I used to live on the UWS. The fact that they are still here and post-pandemic means they must be doing something right! Food and service were excellent.

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good!! Enjoyable experience. Thank you

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vipjayd
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and very timely pre concert.

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and quaint restaurant with the best gluten free Italian dinner options. I go here every time I am in New York.

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vipSheryl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious Italian food and great weekend brunch at very reasonable prices. Good service and atmosphere too! A great find!

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vipMaryjoe5
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Poor service. Got to the restaurant and had reservation. We waited 10 minutes while they dragged an extra table for our seats.
Ran out of menus for our table of four/ we only had two menus between the four of us?!
Food mediocre.

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Cranpineapsodalime
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always love it but the waitress forgot about my rosemary allergy and brought me oil for bread with rosemary.

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AugustaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food is decent but horrible service! Not worth the money or time!

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vipMichaelL
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am glad that Paparadella seems to be thriving in this accursed pandemic. I just stopped in for quick dinner, just a glass of wine and whatever the special entree of the day was, and i was not disappointed. Lobster, bay scallops in cappellini with a terrific saffron sauce.? Outstanding. Viva la Paparadella!

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Rachelg
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great birthday dinner friends. Food was amazing as always. Service was a little slow but that’s not normal here.

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vipkarenj
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We've gone to Pappardella for years, but hadn't been there since February of 2020 because of the pandemic. We were able to reserve an outside table without worry of rain because they have awnings, and it did rain a bit while we were there without putting a damper on our evening at all.

The service was above and beyond; Mark, as always, made our evening extra special, and the whole service team was attentive and friendly.

Every food item exceeded our expectations, with a special shout out to the Bolognese, which was out of this world. We had appetizers, mains, drinks, desserts, coffees; everything was just perfect and the four of us left very happy.

We plan to go back again very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First trip to NYC

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SamC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you’re looking for authentic, it’s here. While not a low budget meal, it’s definitely priced well for the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the seating distance from other occupied tables were not great, given there were a lot of other empty tables. apart from that the food was good, the truffle pasta was amazeballs !

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vipLocaldiner
New York Area
211 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our go to places on the UWS. Mark is usually our waiter. His wine suggestions are always what we are looking for. Gnocchi was my dish and it was hand made and the pesto sauce was excellent. Enjoy!

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UESDiner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great pasta and appetizers which were good sized and great for a party of four.

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vipzenuws
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious but service was spotty. Waited 15 min and no server came by, despite other wait staff clearing and bring food to table next to us. Had to eventually wave one of them down to get him to find out waiter - a good service team would be aware of a table waiting around and notify their team to get the waiter

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Mgoose
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very strong watermelon margaritas. We had to water them down! Inside dining was comfortable and well spaced. We shared a delicious tri colored salad. Pastas are made on premises and it shows. Husband had the orchietti with sausage and I had the chicken parmigiana. Generous portions- I couldn’t finish! Won’t eat the bread so next time I can have dessert!

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Paul
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent pastas. Neighborhood gem. Good value. Dependable.

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reds
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had been meaning to go to Pappardella many times but never seemed to get there. The food was delicious. The tables were nicely spaced. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant offered a very nice wine list at an excellent value. The meal was geat and diverse to satisfy all attendees, An excellent place to enjoy great Italian cuisine

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vipMLK17
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived and was too hot to sit outside. Restaurant was very accommodating.
The menu had a wide variety of items and the food we ordered came quickly and was delicious. Excellent Service. My second time here. A favorite go to place now on the Upper West Side.

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MeredithL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The watermelon margarita special was delicious & very refreshing. They could have turned up the indoor AC a bit more.

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vipBasicme4u
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely dining experience.
Ellie

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vipTomK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit to Pappardella and it did not disappoint! The food is extremely high quality for a moderately priced Italian place. And the service is terrific. I started last night with a linguine with clams that was perfectly cooked and the clam sauce was super fresh and flavorful. My husband had an angel hair pasta "caccio e pepe" that again was perfectly al dente with a sauce to die for. Then I had a beautifully prepared and filleted branzino with delicious broccoli and a tasty raisin jam, while my husband had a rack of lamb that was superb, exactly to temperature. The portions are generous, we had enough to take home a second meal for ourselves! Good wine list, we had a super tasty Verdicchio. We opted not to have dessert, but they topped us off with a lovely limoncello on the house. This is our new favorite place! Highly recommended!

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vipDelish
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner last night. Both our meals were so tasty and simple, our caesar salad fresh and cold and dessert to die for. We ate outside and really enjoyed the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

It took over 20 minutes for us to get a waiter and another 20 minutes to get our drinks. No apology or any mention. It was a slow really early weekday dinner.

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vipMichaelL
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were packed, super busy and I was there by myself. yet the service was exemplary and the food is terific. Great sunday afternoon outdoors in NYC!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pappardella using the Order Online button. Pappardella also offers delivery in partnership with 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 1715 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.