BEST ITALIAN IN MANHATTAN!!
Best Italian in Manhattan (especially the pizza)! I don't know how we found it, but Patzeria is on our list not to come to every time we visit NY! Before a show, after a show, breakfast...whatever!! All of the food is excellent, the people are fantastic and you will NOT go away hungry. We've told everyone we know about this place. Go and find out for yourself!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Good pizza, nice staff
We went on our way to a broadway show. They were very kind and accommodating. We enjoyed an appetizer and pizza. They were so nice and kept our pizza there for us to pick up after the show. Extremely friendly, yummy yummy pizza
11/7/2012 4:00:00 PM
Good for theatre.
Good pizza and very friendly. We would go back again.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Patzeria's Family and Friends is a unique NYC experience, a restaurant where the food is good and the price reasonable. By NYC standards the price is down right cheap. As a mattet of fact i have spent as much for breakfast for 2 in the city as dinner for 2 was at Patzeria's. Since we were doing an early pre-theater dinner we skipped appetizers and went right to entrees. Both the sea food fra diavolo and the shrimp scampi were very good.
After the theater we went back to Patzeria's for coffee and dessert. We had a canolli and a huge order of zeppoli, both excellent. I had the opportunity to speak to one of the owners who said that he and his partner wanted to provide a reasonabley priced good food in mid-town Manhattan.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had a business dinner for
I had a business dinner for 6 people and was looking for a restaurant that wasn't too loud and wouldn't break the bank. Based on reviews I read on Open Table I selected this venue. Nothing to look at from the outside but the food was excellent and the price was very reasonable.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding Service, Good Food
Service was outstanding as we were greeted immediately upon entrance and given out a shot from the bartender/owner. Waiter was equally attentive and courteous. Did not give excellent for food as I was a little disappointed with the grandma pizza, which I had read good reviews on. I was expecting a thin crust type (ala Adrienne's) but it was more along the lines of a sicilian kind, along with packing some major heat. My husband liked it a lot since he likes doughy and spicy pizzas but the kids and I were grabbing our waters. On the other hand, the veal special (medallions with spinach and some kind of melted cheese in a creamy sauce) was tasty. The complimentary garlic bread was very nice as it was hot and made with fresh garlic.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Patzeria Pizza was amazing! Everything from the atmosphere to the service and the courteousy of the staff was beyond our expectations. This was our first trip to New York City and Patzeria was the best meal during our stay! We would highly recommend this to anyone visiting New York!!!! Without a doubt we will make reservations on our next trip to the city.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very friendly staff and great
Very friendly staff and great food. We were greeted by the owner and felt very welcome. It was an enjoyable experience overall.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
GOOD FOOD NICE STAFF NICE PLACE GREAT SERVICE. WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO SAY !!!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Reasonably priced Italian
We made a reservation but it didn't appear that they had set aside our table for us, so we waited at the bar for about 15 minutes for our table. The owner (I assumed that's who we interacted with) was super friendly, and he made up for the wait by his attention to us throughout the meal. We would definitely return. Food was decent, at a very reasonable price.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Since Patzeria's was close
Since Patzeria's was close to our hotel and I saw many favorable reviews on-line, we decided to give it a try. The food was excellent, and they were very accommodating to our young niece's tastes. The owners are super-friendly, but they don't overdo it. We felt right at home.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
An excellent family restaurant!
Patzeria is a great little Italian restaurant, very convenient to most Times Square hotels. It's small (seats 50)so get a reservation. I strongly recommend it for families visiting NYC. They offer a quite a variety of options on their menu, the food is excellent, and almost as important, it's affordable. Our entire meal for a family of four with a bottle of wine was about $100 before tip. They have several large screen tv's in the dining room/bar area so if you want to catch the Yankees or Knicks you can do so while eating dinner. We had a great time there and I definitely look forward to eating at Patzeria again!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing, A++++, a gem!!!!
This was a gem I happened to find at the last minute. My daughter and I saw a play and wanted to grab some dinner afterwords. From the moment we stepped foot inside, we felt like we were family. The owner mingled the entire time, the bartender had the funniest laugh and best personality. Everyone was so friendly.....My daughter and I both had the fettucine alfredo which was A++++++. For dessert, I had the tiramisu which was the best I've ever eaten.omg, this place was amazing!!!!!!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A gem of a restaurant
Had a smashing meal- was made to feel welcome and the service was excellent. Food was really lovely and was reasonably priced. We had a really great evening at this lovely little restaurant
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredibly friendly staff.
Incredibly friendly staff. The chef, the waitstaff, the bartender (who may have been an owner)stopped by the table. We did have a very cute 8 month old with us which may have been the reason, but we all sure felt like regulars even though it was our first time. We enjoyed our meals, including desserts. The only surprise was that for our party of 4, an 18% gratuity was automatically added to our bill. Since I tip 20%, that was fine and they did mention it as I was handed the bill. It's possible it was mentioned somewhere in the menu, but I didn't notice it. All in all, we enjoyed ourselves and will visit again.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My party of four arrived after the theater, at 10:30, so they were not that busy. The staff was very friendly, and the service was top notch. Our waiter was outstanding. The Pizza was great, too! Will definitely go back there again!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very friendly little neighborhood
Very friendly little neighborhood place. The food is surprisingly good. Hope you like Garlic cause they use it liberally.
It gets a bit load as the acoustics do not dampen guest noise. A good choice for pre theatre.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good pizza. Server was
Very good pizza. Server was very nice. Owner was there and made us feel welcomed.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a casual but yummy meal
Went there for a quick informal family gathering (group of 16 people). Food was inexpensive and not very fancy but very tasty, pizza crust was particularly good and crunchy. All the staff was very friendly and did a great job, and they even found a French-speaking waiter for people in our group who didn't speak English. Overall a great experience. I will be back.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here for dinner with the family. The lasagna was the best we had ever eaten. Same for the veal parmigiana. We chose this restaurant because its hard to find veal parm on the menu at many restaurants, and that is hubby's favorite. We were not disappointed. Seated quickly (we had reservations) and the food came quickly. The pizza looked delicious. Plan to return to try it.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service. Will be returning next time were visiting NYC.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
On a recent trip to NYC my goal was to find a small, family-owned, comfort Italian food restaurant with a warm atmosphere. I got all that and more! I booked my reservation for 9:15 PM on OpenTable at 9PM and arrived after a short walk from Rock center. They sat us after a short, 2-3 min wait at the bar with a friendly bartender. The owner sat us and we were quickly greeted by a nice server. The food was awesome. We tried veal, pizza and chicken francese. All were top notch. I can't wait to return.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a local, family run place that serves really, really good Italian Food @ affordable prices. If you are looking for a fancy and more formal atmosphere, go somewhere else. If you are looking for casual and relaxed w/ good choices (did I mention great food) go to Patzeria Family. We had entree's (Veal Parm. & Lobster Ravioli) and sandwiches (Meatball & Chicken Parm.) that were excellent. Pizza looked amazing as well.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visit NYC 2-3 times a year,
We visit NYC 2-3 times a year, see a show, have lunch and/or dinner .This was the friendliest dining experience I've ever had at a NYC restaurant. Good food, reasonable prices.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Italian food!
We had an awesome meal and an amazing waiter. Thank you!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was excellent and
The staff was excellent and very accommodating to our needs. We had limited time as we had tix to a show and they served us quickly without us feeling rushed. Also we ordered a meal to be shared and they brought it out split on 2 separate plates without any extra charge and totally yummy.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old fashioned simple Italian
Old fashioned simple Italian food that was tasty and moderately priced. Penne vodka and pizza were delicious
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for Kids
Nice Italian spot for kids. Near the theatre district. Very friendly staff and good food, good portions.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
I go to this restaurant all the time for lunch. They have a spectacularly priced lunch menu and great portion control. It's your standard southern Italian cuisine but it made all the more special by the friendly waitstaff that work very hard to accommodate your needs. I usually get their lunch special House Salad with Chicken or the Chicken Parm. They also recently started serving breakfast
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Informal, enjoyable, easy in & out
I tried Patzeria for the first time with a couple of girlfriends for pre-theater dining. It was great to have a guaranteed reservation, our server was personable and funny, and we were free to enjoy the quiet atmosphere and have great conversation without having to compete with everyone else in the room to be heard. It was relaxed, clean, and very enjoyable. I would definitely go again and think it is a great location for catching up with friends. Easy atmosphere and tasty food.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our experience!
We went here after seeing Wicked. Enjoyed dinner and dessert. My first glass of wine was off but the server replaced it and even opened a new bottle for me so that I could have the first taste.
Thanks so Much!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found this resturant on Open Table when planning my trip to New York and my friend and i just loved it! We split a pizza and it was one of the best I have ever had! I would go there every time I am in New York!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A warm welcome is just the start of your visit. Everyone is very friendly, the food is very good and reasonable - I love to go here before or after a show. Lots of locals here, so you know you have hit the jackpot!
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Must-Stop For Us
The first time my daughter and I "discovered" Patzeria Family & Friends we were thrilled with the NY scene - lots of families, yelling & smiles. It was just like being home for a holiday meal. We decided to eat there the very next night and weren't disappointed. When we were going through NY on our next trip 5 months later we knew Patzeria was the only place we wanted to eat and share with the friends we met up with. Hopefully the resident NY friends will pass on our special find.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cut the cheese
Went on my last trip. Greeted at the door with a warm welcome. Ordered dinner and was treated to some fantastic garlic bread. Cheese tortellini in vodka cream sauce was great, but make sure you cut the tortellini in half to get lots of sauce! Chicken Parmesan was crispy outside, tender and juicy inside, perfecto! Gonna stop by again on my next trip to town.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit like home .......
Friendly,loud,humoristic environment. Lots of positive vibes from the staff. A non-pretentious approach with the occasional loud
laughter from the bar. Seriously good and well prepared food. Equally suitable for both breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reasonably
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly enjoyed this meal, great atmosphere, lovely food, Staff and the fries are amazing!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pizza was just o.k.
My wife and I went here for dinner, based on high recommendations from Trip Adviser about the quality of their New York style pizza.
The host/manager and the waiter were very friendly and the waiter was very attentive and friendly. The service was excellent. The tomato and mozzarella salad was average , was was the pizza. The crust seemed overdone and chewy and there was nothing special about the quality or taste.
All in all it was an o.k. experience. We went primarily to try NY style pizza and were not impressed. Other than that, it was a nice meal
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great service
We picked by reading reviews on the internet but had no idea what to expect. It was AWESOME. We were starving when we got there and ordered the garlic knots. They came out really quick and they were amazing. We had the pizza and it was wonderful. Great service. Fun family atmosphere. Highly recommend it.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun family experience !
A great place to relax and enjoy a family gathering. Went to the theatre with the children and walked to this neat little restaurant. Enjoyed the atmosphere and tasty food
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
NYC Visitors from Kansas City
We were looking for a place to eat before a broadway show. We checked on Trip Advisor and it listed this place as very good. We booked a reservation and boy were we happy! The 4 different entries were excellent. The server and staff very friendly. Just a great place to eat.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find!
Came for dinner with 7 other people. Everyone was very happy with the food and the service. We will definitely return.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and good value but the reservation for 7:00 pm was not followed. We waited 45 minutes for a table along with the masses lined up at the door. Not sure why they even took reservations via Open Table. Would go back since we usually stay 1 block away when we are in the New York condo. The service was friendly and quick once we got in. They did appologized for the wait. The food was very good.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good vibe and family atmosphere
We ate at Patzeria once for breakfast and once for dinner. The service was friendly and the food was good. We liked the atmosphere of the place. We both had eggs and potatoes with toast. The bacon was good, the only disappointment was the ham, which was a slice of packaged ham rather than a ham steak. The dinner was post-marathon, so we were too exhausted to really enjoy the food properly. I ordered off the special menu -- chicken with asparagus, tomato and mozzarella. The portions were large and tasty. My friend had the salmon which she enjoyed. The restaurant was very busy, but the service managed to keep up and was very friendly. I would definitely go back.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Did not disappoint
We needed a restaurant close to the theatre district that was family friendly and this fit the bill. The food was delicious even by adult standards. Try the lasagna. Service in this restaurant was very friendly and the owner checked with us a number of times to see how we liked our food. Our tween daughters left with mini stuffed animals and an invitation to come back. Very please with this neighborhood restaurant. We will be back.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly and Fun
A perfect first night dinner for our sister's trip to NY. Food was great and the service was extremely friendly.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good post-show dinner option
This extended family of 9 squeezed into Patzeria for a very good meal. Post Radio City, we chose Patzeria for it's large menu offerings. Our small children, ordered Pizza and American Fare while the Adults chose Italian favorites. Everyone was happy with their meal.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best zucchini soup in Manhattan
We were very happy with this excellent Italian restaurant located in the heart of Times Square!
Good athmosphere, excellent zucchini soup, and friendly staff. We came back again in the same week..
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Patzeria was a fun place to go - what made it special was the service. The waiter was very pleasant and attentive and the food was good Italian. The restaurant is just as the name says - more of a casual place for Friends and Family - but that was just perfect for us. We weren't headed to the theatre that night - even though this restaurant is near the theatre district - so casual was just fine.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just what we needed
We had a great experience at Patzeria. It was relaxed but the food was excellent, as was the wine list. The house tortellini dish had just the right amount of cream without being overpowering. Don't miss the broccoli rabe with copious amounts of roasted garlic! A great mix of grown-up, neighborhood feel and still being charming and bringing crayons and paper to my 4 year old. We weren't rushed but still made our show in plenty of time with the attentive and well-orchestrated waitstaff's help.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM