“Everybody breaks up at Pomodoro,” cried TV’s George Constanza in a Seinfeld episode that immortalized this Rest Star Inc. eatery. While George may not have been so lucky, Pomodoro has enjoyed success as a long-enduring home for classic Italian fare on the Upper West Side. A partnership between the Machado brothers and owner Peter Condouris, Pomodoro Rosso offers classic, refined Italian dishes to hungry Upper West Siders right in the heart of New York City.
With close proximity to Lincoln Center, MoMA and other cultural points of interest, tourists and residents alike seek a wonderful NYC Italian experience at Pomodoro Rosso. Italy is the focus of Pomodoro’s wine list, carefully curated by brothers Jason and Eric Machado. As New York Magazine put it, “Vongole posillipo’s tender in-shell clams are simmered in a wine and tomato broth enlivened with garlic chunks and parsley. Polenta with wild mushrooms, bruschetta, fried calamari, and clams oreganata also outshine other dishes. Pasta preparations span the simple, like fettucini with tomato and basil, and the elaborate, like pappardelle al crostaceo, with lobster, shrimp, spinach, and shiitake mushrooms in a garlicky light tomato sauce. Tomatoes, wine, garlic, mushrooms, onions and lemon invigorate main courses from a light zuppa di pesce to a hearty brasato di carne miste with braised lamb, beef and chicken.”
Open since 1993 and going strong since, Pomodoro Rosso shows no signs of slowing down, even in the fiercely competitive ever-changing landscape of Manhattan foodies.