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Patsy's Italian Restaurant
Posted by Sweetshe on 02/05/2008
Saw the chef on the Today show so went into the city specifically to go to Patsy's Kitchen. Went for lunch on Saturday and the place was not busy. We were treated nicely and the waiters were pleasant and attentive. We ordered calamari for an appetizer which was just ok (a little tough) but the marinara sauce it came with was great. Very good flavor, fresh basil. For entrees we ordered the baked Rigatoni (Rigatoni Sorrentino). It was just ok but only because that type of sauce is not my favorite - I like a meat based sauce and this was a little more tomato soupish. We also ordered the Eggplant Parmigana. The flavors were good but it was more breading (possibly cornmeal?) than eggplant. If your in the mood for good old italian dishes covered with melted cheese, than you'll like Patsy's.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/30/2008
I have now eaten here 5 times in the last two months. Lunch and dinner. Something has to be crazy in the kitchen. Three times I ate there the food was fantastic, perfectly cooked. The two other times the food was barely passable. There must be two different chefs in this kitchen, and darn if I will go back with out being assured that the good one is in the house.
Posted by Chris on 12/29/2007
We were a party of 4 and each of us chose something different from the varied menu of Italian favorites. Service was very nice without being rushed. Good location -easy to get to after a broadway show. As for price -what in New York is inexpensive? Have been there before and will go again.
Posted by Regular Guy on 12/21/2007
My brother kept bragging about how wonderful this place is, but I've undoubtedly had much better. There are some small Greenwich Village restaurants with hand made pasta that is way better for less than half the price. I started with a Caesar salad that was bland and the mushy. My second course was gnocchi with meat sauce. The meat sauce had very little flavor, and the gnocchi itself seemed undercooked, a little hard, and had absolutely no flavor. I kept adding salt and pepper, but it was still quite bland. I've had some amazing gnocchi including a visit to Italy, and it's never been so hard. As for the atmosphere, it's kind of an "old school new york" type joint. Really kind of fun, and it's full of impatient and surly Italian waiters. Oh, and it was very over priced.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/13/2007
Piles of garlic and sauce doesn't equal good italian. The Caesar salad looked and tasted like they got it from a bag. Waiters serve but offer nothing special, Veal Piccata was coated in canned lemon sauce.
Posted by uncle paulie on 07/21/2007
everytime i am in nyc it is a must to have dinner at patsys.food is excellent.service is impecable. the atmosphere is just like being home. this place has alot of class. i will be in for my birthday
Posted by Great on 05/16/2007
My mother took me to Patsy's for my 21st birthday last night and everything was delicious. To start we ordered the stuffed asparagus special and the fried zucchini. My mother had the rigatoni siciliano and I had the pork chops with vinegar peppers and a side order of zitti. The food was perfectly cooked and tender and very delicious. We had coffee and dessert and the staff was very nice. One of the chefs (I believe he was) actually came out and took our order and he was very sweet. Jackie Mason was even sitting at the table behind us! This restaurant is NOT a tourist trap like some reviews have mentioned ... it is expensive but we went there knowing we were going to go out to a nice restaurant for my birthday and spend some money.... The portions of food were well worth the price. I would definitely go again!