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Patsy’s Italian Restaurant Food Glorious Food

Patsy’s Italian Restaurant Food Glorious Food
Nestled into the heart of the theater district, you will find Patsy’s Italian Restaurant at 236 W 56th Street. Here old would charm radiates as you are served by waiters in white jackets trimmed with gold braid, who hold out your chair for you. The room is elegant and comfortable all in the same breath. Personal satisfaction is guaranteed as Sal, Patsy’s grandson and the current chef, personally introduces himself to each table. Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has been a traditional, family-owned and operated Italian restaurant since 1944, hosting such regulars as Frank Sinatra, Placido Domingo, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Madonna, George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Tony Bennett, Robert DeNiro, Liza Minnelli, and so many others. When you dine here you will understand why.
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The dinning room

Sal Scognamillo

Sal Scognamillo

The menu is a collection of nostalgic old-Italian favorites done to perfection. There are prix-fixe menu’s (Lunch $39, dinner $65) and ala carte menu which offer signature dishes, such as Veal Chops Siciliano, spicy Lobster Fra Diavolo, tender Chicken Contadina, calamari stuffed with seafood and Shrimp Scampi. Dishes are cooked to order, so if you are gluten free or have allergies your needs are taken care of.

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

My guest the producer Pat Addiss and I decided to share dishes, so all the pictures you will see are half portions. We started off with pasta and I choose Bucatini all’Amatriciana ($27) A classic red sauce with hickory-smoked bacon, prosciutto, onions, and fresh basil. The pasta was fresh and the sauce savory and excellent and was the perfect starter.

 Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana

Next up was Eggplant Parmigiana ($25) Eggplant baked with Parmigiano-Reggiano, mozzarella, and tomato basil sauce. Now this dish is one of Pat’s and my favorites and this version was so delicate it almost tasted like a soufflé. Total perfection.

 Veal Francese

Veal Francese

The Veal Francese ($35) Egg-battered and sautéed with prosciutto, butter, lemon, and white wine, is mind blowing. The sauce is so savory and perfectly light that it is addicting. Served with a potato croquet and fresh green beans this was our favorite dish and will have us coming back.

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Desert Tray

The desert tray ($13) was totally tempting and if you love desert you can not pass this up. We ordered the Canolli Cake and the Napoleon, along with a cappuccino.

Canolli Cake

Canolli Cake

 Napoleon

Napoleon

cappuccino

cappuccino

These desserts are better than Veniero’s in the village and if you know this establishment you know this is saying a lot. The creme in the Napoleon was so soft, delicate and delectable and the pastry flaky and buttery. The Canolli Cake is just like the pastry only lighter. The portions are generous and definitely shareable,
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The Dinning room

If you are looking for the next place to make your visit to Broadway or Carnegie Hall a fabulous experience, celebrate being alive or a place to host your awards (Tony) Party, look no future than Patsy’s Italian Restaurant. 

When reviewing Patsy’s whatt kept playing in my mind was food magical, food wonderful, food marvelous, food fabulous food.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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