Lamarca Pasta

Italian Restaurant · Gramercy Park
161 E 22nd St (at 3rd Ave.), New York, NY 10010, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • Noon–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 138 votes

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    David Z.
    "All the pastas are homemade and that aurora sauce is delicious."(11 Tips)
    "bolognese or arrabbiata sauce."(2 Tips)
    Marc L.
    "gnocchi with meatballs and aurora sauce - so good"(7 Tips)
    Dani B.
    "linguine pesto cream sauce..."(2 Tips)
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  • aurora sauce
  • pasta
  • arrabbiata
  • Bolognese
  • gnocchi
  • lasagna
  • ravioli
  • tortellini
  • cavatappi
  • wine
  • soup
  • café
  • manicotti
  • linguine
  • homemade food
  • great value
  • sandwiches
  • BBQ chicken
  • salads
  • spicy food
  • Gabriella R.

    The starter salad was fresh & full of flavor. I had the gnocchi which was great but wasn't impressed with tasting the eggplant rollatini. It's a bit overpriced for the lack of atmosphere.

    Gabriella Rossi · July 8
  • Rachel P.

    Orecchiette all' Arrabbiata is spicy and delicious - dish includes whole chili peppers in the pasta.

    Rachel Park · May 12
  • Chris B.

    Gnocchi aurora is the business

    Chris Bruce · April 24
  • James M.

    Overpriced and the meatballs weren't good. I'll give the place next door a try, owner/worker was very nice

    James Mullany · April 21
  • Stephanie R.

    Very kind staff, affordable drinks, and delicious pastas.

    Stephanie Rivkin · April 12
  • Stephanie R.

    Very kind staff.

    Stephanie Rivkin · April 12
  • Joe A.

    Awesome pasta and $18 bottles of wine.

    Joe Alicata · January 30
  • Kris C.

    Delicious pasta but what I usually come here for is the cheese!! Remember- cash only.

    Kris C · January 21
  • Josh B.

    I wasn't that impressed with their food, the service was poor, and they're not open on weekends. Go to La Follia down the street instead.

    Josh Berkowitz · December 23, 2014
  • Beth G.

    The lunch special was amazing. For $12 I had a homemade roll, a (delicious) salad, and a big bowl of spaghetti carbonara. Also tried the bolognese lasagna and it was awesome!

    Beth Georges · December 13, 2014
  • Michael T.

    Quick home style big bowls. Aurora + bolognese on penne every time :)

    Michael T · December 1, 2014
  • Lauren S.

    My absolute favorite pasta place in the city. Come at least twice a month!

    Lauren SK · October 23, 2014
  • Maximiliano

    Gnocchi with Pesto. The Chitarrucci pasta are also really good: try them with a bolognese or arrabbiata sauce.

    Maximiliano · September 25, 2014
  • David Z.

    Great lunch spot. All the pastas are homemade and that aurora sauce is delicious.

    David Zhang · September 21, 2014
  • John P.

    A nice selection of wines by the glass.

    John Paterakis · September 16, 2014
  • Peter

    Now open to 9

    Peter · September 12, 2014
  • Claire M.

    Credit is OK in the restaurant, cash only at their cafe!

    Claire Malloy · July 10, 2014
  • Compass

    Joseph Lamarca’s cheese shop houses everything from Vermont cheddar to semi-soft Morbier. Cheeses are aged in-house, and customers can dine on fresh sandwiches and pastas for lunch.

    Compass · April 25, 2014
  • Maria A.

    Honestly, just don't. Dunno how this place has managed to maintain a 4 star yelp review, but it's golden years are definitely over.

    Maria Andrea · April 3, 2014
  • Amy W.

    Sadly they are not opened weekends their pasta is amazing

    Amy Wu · March 11, 2014
  • Skittle C.

    The worst management. They were angry and rude to my colleagues and I.

    Skittle Cheshire · February 18, 2014
  • Alan H.

    Easily the best kept secret for lunch in the hood. Tremendous Pastas and soups. Grab a seat in the cafe if there's room.

    Alan H · January 29, 2014
  • Daniel B.

    One of the best lunch spots in Gramercy.

    Daniel Benetti · January 22, 2014
  • Francis U.

    Alright. Go there for the cheap wine not so much the food.

    Francis Udler · November 23, 2013
  • Jesse Y.

    Great food, and great service! You get bread and salad with every pasta. It's pasta on pasta, and that's what makes it perfect!

    Jesse Yu · October 4, 2013
  • Nylyak

    This picture doesn't it do it justice. I got the cheese ravioli with the Aurora sauce. Delicious definitely will go there again!

    Nylyak · October 2, 2013
  • Christen R.

    Bring cash! Tips are cash only!

    Christen R · September 25, 2013
  • Laura V.

    Great pasta. But only pasta (for the most part). Tips in cash only.

    Laura Vitaro · June 7, 2013
  • Vivian L.

    I believe they changed to take cards but you can only tip in cash, which is weird. Love the manicotti. Pasta comes w/ salad & bread. Pretty sure the lunch deal is the exact same as dinner but cheaper.

    Vivian Li · May 9, 2013
  • Pia W.

    Great lunch special of salad and pasta. Enough for lunch and dinner!

    Pia Wilson · May 7, 2013
  • Irene Y.

    I come here about once a week. Aurora sauce is the best! Get the side BBQ chicken warmed up for you. Cut it up, add it to the penne aurora- Bon appetite!

    Irene Y · March 13, 2013
  • Mihee C.

    Cash only. Take out pasta is cheaper.

    Mihee Choi · February 27, 2013
  • Dani B.

    You can pick and choose from different pastas and sauces.. Ask for the linguine pesto cream sauce... Divine!! And it's Cash Only!!

    Dani Balarezo · January 29, 2013
  • Jenny U.

    The pesto sauce is really good. If getting gnocchi make sure they don't put it in the hot water for too long bc it's already cooked. Can be borderline mushy and not al dente, how it should be.

    Jenny Ung · October 26, 2012
  • Kate

    cash only :(

    Kate · October 10, 2012
  • CM S.

    Freshly made tortellini and ravioli are delicious! They serve up big portions to go.

    CM S · July 18, 2012
  • Mickie M.

    Great pasta, aurora sauce delicious! Remember to bring cash, plastic is no good here.

    Mickie MANG · July 12, 2012
  • Stanley Y.

    Sit by the window see everything

    Stanley Yelnats · June 28, 2012
  • Kimberly S.

    I was very impressed! They must have recently updated because I payed with a card.

    Kimberly Sciarrino · June 26, 2012
  • Jae E.

    Cash only, but good prices

    Jae Eom · June 25, 2012
  • Will C.

    Awesome pasta; fun bonus, you get not one, but two loaf sized pieces of bread with your meal.

    Will Charczuk · June 11, 2012
  • Julie L.

    Unpretentious, well-priced, and deeeelish. Try the pasta with the spinach cream sauce! So full!

    Julie Leung · May 2, 2012
  • Bollare

    Soups, sandwiches & pastas at amazing prices. They have a restaurant but the express shop is quick. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff is so nice! It'll have you coming back for more! —Kristen L.

    Bollare · March 30, 2012
  • Michael K.

    Had the gnocchi w/ pesto cream sauce. Not the best choice for mid-day lunch, unless you like falling asleep at you desk.

    Michael K · March 19, 2012
  • Rita L.

    order next door at the cafe for a cheaper price :) lovve their pasta! get the half and half sauce combo! it's the best! I always get the Aurora/Arrabiata w/cheese on cavatappi, pesto's good too!

    Rita L · March 19, 2012
  • Valerie P.

    Real talk. Best soup in town.

    Valerie P. · February 28, 2012
  • Andrew C.

    The bolognese sauce here is a favorite. And I always have a side of cheese. Today was asiago. Outrageous. Perfect for a gloomy day.

    Andrew Cascone · February 16, 2012
  • Hannah A.

    Any pasta with aurora sauce is delicious!

    Hannah A · February 8, 2012
  • Jessica M.

    This place has the best pasta ever!

    Jessica Maria · December 20, 2011
  • Eric S.

    Bowtie pasta with steamed veggies in the Aurora sauce. Awesome!

    Eric Sauter · November 16, 2011

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