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Updated 05/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Since 1944, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has been a traditional, family-owned and operated Italian restaurant located on Manhattan's west side just south of Central Park.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Neapolitan, Campania, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I come to Patsy’s every year for my birthday. Not only is the food the best in NYC, but the staff is more than amazing! They go above and beyond to ensure everything is perfect. I encourage everyone that goes to or is in NYC...to be go to Patsy’s. You will love it!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had dinner tonight at Patsy’s. We started celebrating my birthday a little early with a show, and of course, there was no other choice for dinner for me. Patsy’s is amazing. We have been a few times since the pandemic and couldn’t wait to...return again. Upon entering, Chef Sal and his family warmly greeted us. I can’t describe the feeling I have each time we visit, except to say that it is truly like coming home and being welcomed like family. Our meal. Where do I start? The fact that I am still thinking about how great it was several hours later sums it up. We had Caesar salads for appetizers. They were so well prepared, fresh and perfectly dressed. We also had the baked clams special. They were perhaps the best I have ever had! Our dinners were also outstanding. Raviolis, shrimp fettuccine Alfredo, and lasagnas. All perfectly prepared. My husband commented on how excellent his Alfredo sauce was. And the lasagna!! I could easily write a separate review on how delicious Chef Sal’s lasagna is. His family recipe is like no other I have ever had! As if we had any room left, we had cake and espressos to top off our top notch meal. Patsy’s is such a special place to us. Chef Sal and his family are the most gracious hosts. The food and service is consistently outstanding. We have been regulars for 15+ years, and I highly recommend Patsy’s to anyone looking for outstanding food and service.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family had the best meal. Service was outstanding, the food was delicious. We all had something different and loved everything. My 2 boys cleaned their plates which never happens. The boys asked to tell the Chef how much they loved their dinner. Sal himself...came out and thanked the boys for enjoying the food. Had a great conversation with Sal! He shared a lot of his heart for the restaurant and family. Best meal we had all week in NYC.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was supposed to be a special treat for me and my daughter. Bread was stale and food was mediocre. Buying pasta and a jar of sauce from the supermarket would have been better. My pasta (one of the day’s specials) was hard and tasteless....The room was very noisy. Really regretting having to pay $91 for this. Would have been much better spend having two meals at the local diner.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With a most anticipated and long overdue return to this wonderful, authentic and delicious restaurant, it is will sincere pleasure to compliment Sal Scognamillo and his fantastic crew of hosts and waitstaff at Patsy's Italian Restaurant! We enjoyed some delicious Eggplant Parmigiano along with tortellini...and meat sauce. We found the Pork Chop incredible as it was stuffed with mozzarella, ricotta, prosciutto and cherry peppers ( this dish is so delicious, Heaven should serve it as an intro upon arriving in Paradise!) Other favorites we enjoyed include, Lasagna and Veal Parmigiano. The key to these scrumptious delights is the sauce! Patsy's makes such a delicious meat sauce that it perfects each dish it covers, completing the authenticity which so many acknowledge as 'perfection' in that of an Italian 'gravy.' Sal is a genuine, humble, and grateful gentleman. He appreciates his guests as it is obvious upon entering this 'Palate Paradise' that awaits for each one who walks into this friendly and welcoming restaurant. We had the pleasure of having Nick as our server on this visit. His style, ease, knowledge and kindness adds to putting Patsy's on a 'come back to 'mangia' here again and again.' Salute Patsy's! True Perfection in Italian cuisine! Anthony &Lisa FargnoliMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Patsy's was absolutely delicious. My mom and I each got the special of the day plus a stuffed mushroom appetizer and it was all delicious! Our waiter was so sweet and the chef (Patsy's grandson) even came out to talk with us. 100/10 would recommend!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent experience. Love when the Executive Chef checks in with everyone. Food was delicious and served by Nick with a special touch. Great prix fixed $45 lunch including crisp, tasty salad and dessert. Will definitely return!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had dinner here the other night and were very happy we did. Lovely service and excellent pasta dishes. The fact that it has been in business since 1944 speaks for itself. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Iconic midtown Manhattan Italian dining. The chef Sal circulates through the same dining room where Sinatra mingled. You can’t beat this place for the history and flavors. Thank you!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I had our first meal in Patsy's after coming to New York on holiday for many years. Everything was really good. We didn't have a reservation for a Saturday night, but they fitted us in. The meal couldn't be faulted, and the...service was great. Sal the owner/chef (I think) visited every table in turn to introduce himself and ask if we enjoyed the meal. Hopefully we shall visit again before we go home.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son has very complicated food allergies. Chef Sal came out showing us the ingredients of the pasta. He made such delicious foods for my family and my son, really enjoyed the dining here. The waiter was so funny, at the end of dinner, he...made a small cup of "Cappuccino" for my 7 year old son and told us it was special for my son! And then he said it was just milk, which made my son so happy! A funny and nice waiter! My son wants to come back now!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a grand evening at Patsy’s tonight with old time classic service along with a delicious dinner. The owner/Chef Sal made his way around to most tables offering a very welcoming greeting with enticing info about our dinner choices. We loved Patsy’s and will...be back!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always wanted to try Patsy’s since I heard brett Eldredge on The Highway Sirius XM perform there prior to Covid, 3 years ago. Frank Sinatra used to perform there. I wanted to see photos of Brett’s performance and I swear, the chef and...waiter, must have heard me, because a kind and friendly gentleman came out and showed me photos on his phone. Now I know, this was Joe Scagnamillo the grandson of the founder of Patsy’s who is now the current chef. I had the classic spaghetti and meatballs which was delicious. My friends had shrimp scampi ( shrimp was lightly breaded) and a homemade lasagna. We were all pleased with our selections! We split a cannoli cake for dessert. Such a great restaurant, I will definitely visit again. Make a reservation.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to have a nice lunch. The marinara sauce is excellent. The pasta is not handmade otherwise the sauces are great. The tiramisu is a bit too creamy for our taste. Overall is a nice restaurant visited by lots of celebrities. The servers are...friendly and we love how they interact with us.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our fifth visit to Patsy’s and they never let us down. The food, the service, the ambience, it’s always top notch. For me, one of the best in Midtown……love it! See you again soon.

Date of visit: May 2022
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No. Indoor dining only when I was there
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As in most places what comes with the entrees differ by what you order. We left full and happy. We got there at 5:15 on a Sunday after a Broadway matinee. We did not have a reservation but they seated us anyway saying they... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Patsy's Italian Restaurant

Yes, Patsy's Italian Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, Patsy's Italian Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Patsy's Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5