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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)
Opens in 7 min
All hours
Italian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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311 S Franklin St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1239
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, perfect portions. Chicken riggies were hotter than we expected. Got lucky and found a seat at the bar.

Thank Dudenell
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Loved this quaint restaurant! We used to live in the Syracuse area and remember when this restaurant was much smaller. It's great they have expanded and attests to the quality and excellent menu that pastabilities continues to offer. The hot tomato oil dipping sauce is...More

Thank BDeSignor
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a great place to eat. The food is absolutely wonderful and the wait staff is great. Plan on waiting a bit for your table as the restaurant is always packed due to the quality of the food.

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here around 6 p.m. on a Tuesday and there was a 20-minute wait for a table so we decided to sit at the bar I ordered the Penne alla vodka with shrimp and and scallops it was very good. I think the...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We arrived early Friday, following a T-storm, 4.30pm to be exact as the restaurant is on a first come, first seated and served. We were greeted with smiles, menus and seated in the main dining room. Fresh water glasses soon followed, along with warm stretch...More

Thank rswendt
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Second time visit for dinner. Food is absolutely amazing! We got there right when it opened so we really didn't have a wait. The first visit we waited about 15 minutes to be seated. I would recommend the seating all the way to the rear...More

Thank HikingDubs
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Really a great spot - Stick to their specials - be prepared to wait in line - Good service and lots of wines by the glass. Worth the stop in Syracuse - take home some spicy oil

Thank boffman2015
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

311 S. Franklin St. NY 13202 (315) 474 1153 This buzzy, busy and hip place is a firm favourite in downtown Syracuse. The bar is a long stretch with stool seating. There is a wider choice wines, beers, spirits and cocktails server efficiently by the...More

Thank Bizzyboy1960
Reviewed 21 August 2016

9:30PM and the house still full. We have to wait for 20 minutes to get our table. The popularity is not without reason. Very good service and the food is pretty good. Portion is also big just like the Italian would do. Pasta are good....More

Thank Qodesh
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This place has a great atmosphere. The menu is just the right size. Fresh made pasta choices, homemade sauces. It all starts with the spicy tomato oil sauce and bread they bring out to your table. Just enough heat to go with the excellent flavor....More

Thank Mark G
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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!
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
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?
7 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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