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Patsy's Italian Restaurant

236 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-4306 (Manhattan)
+1 212-247-3491
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Ranked #13 of 11,610 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Description: Since 1944, we've been a family-run restaurant offering classic Neapolitan cuisine in a warm, friendly environment.
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924 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Belford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We are in New York for a few days to celebrate our daughters 18th birthday. I contacted Patsy's through Anne there events manager to book the table and organise a cake while still in UK. Apart from having problems getting a cab everything went perfectly. The meal was beautiful, I had trio of ravioli, my husband had cheese ravioli and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I love everything about this place. Excellent food, Excellent service. This is owned by a guy who is a food celebrity who never forgot about his customers. I had no idea when "Sal" came to the table to check on our satisfaction, that he was the owner. He talked to my 10&7 year olds, discussed how he would accommodate my... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Patsy's is not a chain - YEA! It's a family-owned restaurant that has been around since the 1940s. Loved the hustle-bustle of this place - reminded me of a big Italian family. The food is very good and reasonably priced. I'm a purist when it comes to Italian food so, along with a salad, I ordered the pasta with the... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The food and service were ok. Good atmosphere. The Lasagne was good but we have had better ones. The tagliatelle Alfredo were ok and good. In general I can recommend the restaurant.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went with family and friends on a short trip to New York. This is a typical old fashioned Italian with food in abundance and an excellent if pricey wine list. The service was very good apart from the barman who needs to go back on the customer service part of his course, curt to the point of being rude. That... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a great reputation that I just don't get. The food was average and the surroundings a bit dated. The staff are nice and helpful though. Maybe it's an American palate thing, people at surrounding tables seemed to love it.

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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It is easy to pass by Patsy's on 56th as it is surrounded with several rather touristy restaurants. Inside is a world of calm, excellent service, and superior Classic Italian food. We had the stuffed zucchini flowers- very rarely found in restaurants this side of the pond. You definitely need to make dinner reservations several days in advance as it... More

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Modesto, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

From the moment you step inside the door, The ambiance, smell, culture & friendliness all combine to provide an excellent dining experience. I had the chicken parm and it was so delicious! Our wait staff was attentive and their sense of humor and friendliness only added to our time there. All the food was awesome for everyone in our party.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Seriously? Top Italian restaurant in Manhattan, you have to be kidding. Waited 20 minutes past our booking time for the table. Pasta starters were average mainstream dishes, no flare, no real taste, same as you get in any italian chain. Veal entree was over salted, almost so salty I could not eat it. Chicken Parm was the same as the... More

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Rancho Murieta, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Really looked forward to some great Italian in the city, highly rated on TripAdvisor. Service was fantastic, deep fried zucchini was great, Caesar salad started the "no taste" dinner. They mixed at the table but I don't think it was house made dressing. The entrees had no taste-veal marsala and gnochi just so bland.

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Sal S, Owner at Patsy's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Rod, please allow me to personally apologize for your poor experience at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant. While I’m happy to read you thought out service was fantastic, I sincerely apologize if your meal was not to your liking. If you would like to speak with me personally about your experience, please call me directly at 212-247-3491. Best Regards, Sal Scognamillo... More

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