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Patsy's Italian Restaurant
Posted by Anonymous on 11/14/2006
No matter what time of day or what day of the week a meal at Patsy's is like going to Grandma's for Sunday dinner at 1pm in Queens. This is true Napolitano cooking, we have cousins who still live in Naples and we all visit back and forth and I can tell you Sal's food is as authentic as what is served under an awning of grapes in one of my cousins back yards in Italy! Forget typical Italian-American fare like ravioli and chicken parm, go for the authentic: Pork Chops with Vinegar Peppers, Stewed Tripe, Chicken Contidina, Rabe... THIS is how Grandma cooked. ( for those who are not lucky enough to be Italian, in Italy pasta is served before the chicken parm, not with it). Autentico.
Posted by tdubya on 10/23/2006
Right from the off, when I phoned to book "We're the best Italian restaurant..." When you go in, the newspaper clippings and celebrity photos on the wall all declare that this is a wonderful place. The place was heaving with people, presumably pre-theatre visitors mixed with regulars. The service was bland and efficient. No sense of being made to feel welcome. There's no need because you're having a great meal, it seems you're being told that all the time. I even started to admire the way the waiter was able to put food down on the table without even looking where it was going or even look the customer in the eyes. Food was good to a point. My Roasted Rack of Lamb was served in a sauce which was way too salty. It certainly wasn't a Rack, more like a Pile of Lamb. The roast potatoes were only small and could have been cooked fresh during the half hour or so it took to prepare our meal, but it seemed like they had been cooked several hours earlier and microwaved rather more recently. My son had a rare steak which was excessively over-sauced and he spent all his time trying to get the sauce off before eating the meat itself. Whenever we eat out, our son has rare steak and on this occasion he, uncharacteristically, was sick later on that evening and brought it all back up again. To be fair, my daughter enjoyed her meal and my wife polished her plate as did I. For dessert we decided to share a plate of tiramisu. This was not attractively served but resembled a mashed up trifle. The quality of food and service was not what I would have expected from a $200 main course and drinks only meal.
Posted by Cath on 09/12/2006
We had superb food, service and atmosphere. We couldn't have been asked to be treated better. Absolutely amazing every step of the way. I would recommend this to anyone. It was out of this world.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/01/2006
The food as average at best. The waiters can be arrogant and they treat you like tourists. The prices unreasonable, the chicken parmigian was $24 and comes with no pasta; pasta on the side is $16.
Posted by Bella on 07/23/2006
I found out about Patsys through work and have now found a place to bring family and friends. The food is by far the best in the city and Sal makes the atmosphere even better. I live in NJ and make it a point to drive in at least twice a month for dinner. The stuffed Canneloni will make your mouth water as will all the desserts. To even mention Patsys and a pizzera place in the same sentence makes me think someones gotten their tongue burnt a few to many times on a pizza pie. I would recommend Patsys to anyone I know and even those I don't.
Posted by true fan on 04/04/2006
You can't even begin to compare Patsy's restaurant with Patsy's pizzeria- what an insult! Patsy's is by far an amazing Italian restaurant with wonderful food and wonderful service. My family and I have been going here for years and everyone who works there is just so pleasant. I would definitely recommend the trio di ravioli and the stuffed calamari!
Posted by So-So on 03/17/2006
I thought that Patsy's was a real elegant and very fancy restaurant I mean from them taking your coat and everything. Being very fancy, it was something I'm not quite used too. Me and my mother thought we try this place out because a lot of famous people eat there and go there often more than once so we thought it would be well worth it but when we got out food it tasted like something I normally get from the regualar pizzeria for way cheaper...although the service was good I thought the food was jus average it wasn't bad but I was better off at any other pizzeria and I will have much more money in the end.