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Patsy's Italian Restaurant
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.
Posted by KL on 11/23/2009
Its clearly living on its name and not its food quality. I had the Penne Vodka and the sauce was like water, the pasta was undercooked and clearly was from a bag and not fresh and the Parmesan was canned as well. For 20-25 bucks a plate I want fresh pasta and Parmesan grated in front of me
Posted by Theo of New York on 10/23/2009
This family owned restaurant is one of the finest in the country, that I have been blessed to experience. Did you meet Sal, the grandson of the original owner? He is kind, and you can taste his passion with each dish. Genuine Italian food from a great Italian family. First class service, and a favorite to many celebrities. I could go on and on, but please take the word of a regular and critic, you are missing something great!
Posted by anonymous on 10/05/2009
If you want mediocre overpriced food this is where to go. If you want the same for less go to any place in Little Italy. There was nothing extrordinary about our visit. Will not return.
Posted by Jerry A on 06/07/2009
Food good, hot generous. Service perfunctory and rude!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/16/2009
I have never paid more for a pizza. While the food is good, the prices are way too high.