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Patsy's Italian Restaurant
Posted by Opera Lover on 01/20/2011
We arrived at the restaurant early with no reservation. Luckily, they provided us with a table. No, they tried to make it seem like we were lucky that we got a table. Inferior service started immediately. Seemed as if no one wanted to wait on us...and we had a time limit to get out. The stuffed artichoke appetizer was pitiful. The entrees: ravioli - spinach was adequate, mushroom was good, lobster was...where was the lobster. Eggplant was delicious; linguine in clam sauce was very good. Prices were too high. We will not be back. with or without a reservation. very rude
Posted by steve warren on 09/04/2010
i have been eating here for 40 years! everything is great-the food the service and the ambience-everyone is treated wit care-dont get people who dont appreciate this place-prices are fair and new york quality restaurants are never inexpensive. if you want cheap italian food -go out for pizza!
Posted by Jimmie D on 08/03/2010
Had to go because my wife wanted to try it. Unfortunately it doesn't really live up to all the hype. Food was 'OK' but prices are way out of wack for what you are getting. I don't expect to see a lot of repeat customers coming back - most will try it out of curiosity and then simply realize that there are much better restaraunt choices when visiting Manhattan.
Posted by Paragon on 04/10/2010
Had two pasta dishes - linguine with clam sauce and pasta with pesto. Each was served with no presentation at all - small portions and tasteless. The worst $70+ we have ever spent. The next night - got cappellini with white clam sauce from Carmine's on Broadway - with roasted garlic and loaded with clams and a delicious sauce - the same $25 price and WAY beyond Patsy's in quality and portion. Want great Italian ? Go east to Cellini's on 54th, south to Carmine's on 44th, D'Andrea in the vilage, Parkside in Queens and numerous others. Patsy's? WAY overrated.
Posted by Steve on 03/27/2010
Consistantly good basic Italian food. Excellent service. Wine list very good. Maitre D great guy. We go back again and again when we are in NY. Yes there are "hotter" spots but Patsy's is comfortable and reliable
Posted by digby on 12/29/2009
Went for holidays with family and I was shocked that it was more expensive than the city's finest Italian places. Needless to say the food left a lot to be desired and the career waiters were in the holiday "spirit".
Posted by long time New Yorker on 12/10/2009
I've been here 3 times and eat out often. Portions are huge and ambiance is nice. Yes, it's pricey, but it's Patsy's, so you expect that. Some of the food is not good (chicken contadina -- inedible); some is ok but too bland (chicken cacciatore, chicken Francese); and some is really good (pasta and meatballs -- the meatballs are "to die for", eggplant parmagian is wonderful). So based on above, I would say the truly Southern Italian dishes with heavy rich tomato sauce are very good, while the Northern Italian is too bland, and the chicken is boring. Also, the fried zuchinni was also wonderful -- very light, tasty, crispy strips. I've given up on chicken dishes, but would still come back for the pasta dishes and zuchinni and atmosphere.