Well-loved and much eaten, pies from Patsy's Pizzeria are well-known to thin-crust lovers and their friends on the Upper West Side. Patsy's is large, but not intimidatingly so, and its location only a block from Central Park is a real plus. A great place for a re-union of old friends - and for the making of new ones!
Patsy's is a mini-chain of 6 pizzerias with a history dating back to 1933 and the old Italian section of East Harlem. These pizzerias are a good choice for reliable Italian meals at relatively gentle prices located in Greenwich Village, midtown, and the upper east and west sides. We have eaten at the UES location and friends who reside in the area frequent this place. Offerings include pizzas at $14-18, salads at $9-10 for single portions and $18-20 for family size with an additional fee for grilled chicken, and pastas between $10 and $16 for individual portions and $25-35 for family servings. Beer and wine, no liquor. Service is efficient, decor and ambience understandably a huge void. While all the expected desserts are available at $7, portions border on huge especially for the salads, and we have yet to order one.
Favorite Dish: The pizzas are thin crust and available with a host of toppings - we often opt for the crumbled sausage. The Sicilian salad is a winner, the antipasto less so. Our dining companions were very happy with the whole wheat pasta with vegetables.
Summed up, Patsy's is a reliable source for quite decent food a significant step up from the neighborhood-type pizza places. Reservations are not taken - plan on waiting during peak hours.
Image 2 details the addresses of the 6 locations.
Patsy's in Murray Hill, has good pizzas with fresh ingredients although at $2 for additional toppings, it's a bit pricey. The atmosphere is roomy, with a bar to the right when you enter and a few tables outside on the sidewalk.
Favorite Dish: The arugula salad was good as was the pappardelle pasta with mushrooms and a cream sauce.
This may be some of the best pizza I've ever had (it may seem like I'm saying that a lot about the restaurants in New York, but they should be good...there are so many of them). They use fresh mozzarella and basil and the dough is just right, soft and chewy. They also do family-style pasta meals, though I didn't try these.
Favorite Dish: Pizza with roasted peppers and onions
Patsy's! What a great place. I can't say it's my 'favorite' since I only had dinner out one night but it was definately a wonderful establishment. Excellent food and service.
Frank Sinatra used to hang out there and had his own private dining room! I ate where the 'Chairman of the Board' ate!!!
Favorite Dish: I had the Striped Bass Marechiare (you can see thei entire menu on the website provided below)...there were three kinds of Sea Bass. The fish was so good that it just melted in your mouth. Fabulous!