Patrono

4.7
441 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
Patrono, located in downtown OKC just one block from the Civic Center and the Museum of Art, specializes in rustic Italian food. Patrono serves authentic Italian pasta dishes as well as imported Italian wines, salami, cheeses, grilled steaks, chops, and nightly specials.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(405) 702-7660
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jonathan Krell
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Robert S. Kerr
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Parking details
Parking on the street is free after 6 p.m. on weekdays and free on weekends.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 441 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Always great food and exceptional service!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Before theater. Delicious! Always a great experience.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We have been here several times and always enjoy it. I booked it on Open Table requesting a specific server and that worked out fine. I also added that we were celebrating a birthday. However, it was never acknowledged by the staff until we brought it up and no special dessert was offered. Maybe Patrono doesn’t recognize birthdays the way most restaurants do. We enjoyed the meal as always and our server was gracious. Just disappointed about the birthday being ignored.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

I thought the menu was interesting and had a lot to chose from. It was hard to pick! The place is small but the food Taste great. Only complaint was my pasta was cold. It tasted so good I didn’t say anything so it could have been a lot better. I will give it a second chance.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always enjoy Patrono's. Very friendly. Great location for going to Civic Center events.
Pork Chop is wonderful!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food & service! Always fun & delicious!!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The best Italian food in the metro. Great staff and just a fun place to be. Super wine list if you like wines with dinner. Great bartender as well.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We visited Patrono prior to a performance at the very-nearby Civic Center. As always, the food was excellent. I love the way they follow the food trends in Italy. This is truffle time in Italy, so they had lots of 'truffelly" choices! I had the quail appetizer, which was excellent, followed by the vegetarian entree option featuring beautifully-roasted veggies, including romesco. My guest had the meat and cheese plate to start, followed by the spaghetti with sausage. It was also delicious. The only issues with the evening were that we were 15 minutes late for our reservation (our fault) and the computer system faulted during our order, making our dinner arrive even later. We should have been fine on time, even with our late arrival. Unfortunately, the glitch in the system hindered our enjoying the meal as well as we should have. Had we been on time, though, we probably would have been fine. The server did discount the meal (her insistence, not our request) and was so gracious. We will definitely be back and WILL be on time!

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Four diners; two were happy. Two were not happy with the crab piccatta, which was flavored solely with a fishy taste, not a crab taste, and no lemon at all. Staff were nice about it, though, for what that's worth. I've had better meals there, all with a red sauce. Don't get the seafood.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Delicious Italian meal! Patrono is not your expected everyday Italian, because it’s so much better. The menu is creative and adventurous without being weird or froufrou. All in all, what you should expect from a fine dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Great for a business lunch!

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Always one of our favorites. Each meal is special. Love the small, quaint feel of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I hadn't been to Patronos since new ownership took over. They have only gotten better. Great place to eat with wonderful ambiance.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great ambiance; service is awesome. The owner is a fantastic guy. Friendly and personable. The noise level is a little high, but overall excellent atmosphere, friendly and cozy.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Excellent food, service and ambiance!! Love Patrono!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

It was our first time and it won't be our last! The pork chop was phenomenal as well as every other item we had. Great place to get together with friends. Ask for Matt as your waiter! He was excellent!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Pre Civic Center Dinning! None better or closer!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Scallops are absolutely amazing ! Always enjoy date night at Patrono!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

As usual, Patrono's creates a wonderful atmosphere with great food, tasty wines, and an attentive and knowledgeable staff! We have been here several times over the last two years. The menu is updated every six months or so keeping it fresh while keeping some of the favorites. Go there...you won't be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Came in for lunch and can not wait to return for dinner. The food was outstanding and the service was incredible.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Patrono is probably our (my wife and my) favorite date night place right now. Great wine list and rotating menu - always a good experience. We got the gnocchi/artichokes this time - loved it.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We tried Patrono for the first time tonight at the urging of friends and it was superb! The food was fresh and expertly prepared with perfect sized portions. Our server, Trent, did an outstanding job and was very friendly and knowledgeable. We will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Excellent food and service, very friendly staff. We would have enjoyed a slightly bigger table for the 5 of us. The place was a little small and crowded.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Loved everything! Will go back!

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Got a house cocktail which was very good. Unfortunately both pasta dishes I tried were very disappointing. Our dinners arrived about 5 minutes after ordering them, which doesn't seem like enough time to actually cook pasta. The Cacio e pepe was solely flavored with black pepper and the pasta didn't taste like it was cooked in salted water. The shrimp it came with were overcooked and rubbery and there was no sauce to speak of. The orecchiette calabrese had several small pieces of chicken thigh over overcooked pasta, but at least it came with some sauce. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

For our 40th anniversary- this was a perfect choice. The food was great, service was excellent, and a very good wine list. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The food is authentic Italian and exceptional. The wine list is also very good.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We had a wonderful, relaxing date night dinner. The food was delicious, the wine list (all Italian) had lots of choices, and the service was excellent. There were several terrific vegetarian entree options. We will definitely return!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Always enjoy Patrono. Food is always delicious. The four of us were on our way to a show at the Civic Center. It’s the perfect place just around the corner. My wife and I arrived for our reservation and were informed that the other couple were running behind. We ask our server if we could have some bread while we waited for them to order. She informed us that they do not bring out the bread until the meal is served. 15 min later we noticed that other couples who were seated after us all had been served bread before their meals. Once our meals were served the server spent the next 30 min apologizing that they were waiting for bread to come out of the oven. She finally brought bread to our table literally as we were finishing the last bites of our meal! I have never been turned down for bread prior to a meal at any restaurant. It was hot and it was delicious. Just wished we would have had pre and for the meal.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

First experience at Patrono’s... will not be the last!!! Very impressed with the service, thank you Tamera for your recommendations. Everything we ordered was delicious! Apparent there are many regulars at this hot Italian spot!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great food, even better service. Good place for a date, but a little bit pricey.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Our second time at the restaurant, just like last time the food was excellent. The wait staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Our only negative comment would be the noise level. It doesn't not foster quiet conversation.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Amazing food, and an incredibly friendly staff. 10/10 would recommend this place for a nice evening out.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Patrono’s has always been one of my son’s favorite places, although I was never much of a fan. Tonight, Patron’s became one of my favorites, too. We started with the warm olives, and the suppli al telefono. Both were very good, as is the bread. I ordered the arugula salad which was also very good. Our entrees were all fantastic. I ordered the carbonara. It was so delicious. It comes with an egg in the middle that you stir into the warm pasta. The sauce with the peas and pancetta was creamy and crispy. I fell in love with this dish.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We have been to Patrono's several times and really like the restaurant. However, our food this last time was really boring. They have changed the menu again and all of the appetizers that we loved are now gone. Also with the entree's . I had the jumbo crab pasta and my husband had the chicken thigh dish. We both agreed that the dishes were good, but very average and boring for what they cost. Our waiter was good and informative. The wine we had was excellent. We will give it a try again in the fall when their menu will change again according to the waiter.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

This is one of our favorite places to eat. It is quiet, the staff are incredibly friendly and the food is outstanding,

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Another outstanding experience at Patrono. By far, the best Italian food in the OKC area.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great experience

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Wasn’t sure what to expect but the food was fabulous!! Wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and had great recommendations. It was a Tuesday night so it was not super busy but it was perfect for our occasion. We will most definitely eat here again.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Everything was wonderful, service, wine, appetizers, entrees and dessert! All 4 of us had something different and all were excellent.

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