Patrono

4.7
463 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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 463 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Good food and creative menu. Love this restaurant a lot. $26 for a pasta plate was a bit steep but definitely tasty.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We love Patrono for its authentic Italian dishes and menu variety. The food and service is always on point and keeps us coming back!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

We drove in from Western Okla on a date night and we were not disappointed. Our waiter was excellent and food was very good. It got a little loud after 6 but still had nice ambiance.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Wonderful service, great wines, appetizers were delicious, but the entrees were not as good as I had hoped.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Patrono is so amazing that we went twice in a week. The service is friendly, but not overbearing. The owner, Robert, greeted us on both occasions and was very warm and welcoming. The suppli al telefono — a version of arancini— was a lovely appetizer. I had the pork chop both times and both times, it was cooked to perfection. Their Limoncello Drop is a standout of their cocktail menu, and their almond cake is an unique and delicious dessert option. This restaurant is easily in the top 3 in OKC!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

I’m so happy that i found Patrono while visiting OKC. Patrono is the “real deal”. It has what all great restaurants must have: 1) great food; 2) genuine & warm service; and 3) a welcoming environment.

Patrono is definitely in the running as the best restaurant in OKC. It’s rare to find elevated dining in a town that still relies too much on southern comfort food and steakhouses. Patrono is worth visiting simply for Jonathan Krell’s cooking. He’s a real talent. But, as importantly, i loved the service (under the guidance of GM Robert Painter). Service is warm and genuine and definitely NOT pretentious. A special thanks to Matt and to Tamera for taking care of an enthusiastic solo diner.

A couple of highlights on my great dinner:

1) First, the SWORDFISH CRUDO...as good of a crudo as I’ve ever had. The seafood was fresh; the castelvetrano green olives (both real and formed from olive purée) added great salt; the grapefruit & orange added great acid. The radishes and fennel frond weren’t just pretty add-ons, but added real taste and texture. I wasn’t ready for how much i liked this dish.

2) Second, i had the BONE-IN PORK CHOP...”simple” - yet perfectly cooked and seared and seasoned, juicy, flavorful, and balanced with polenta, green beans & pancetta and sautéed mushrooms. Note: don’t judge Italian food by its pasta - but by its meat!!

3) Last, i had the ALMOND CAKE...terrific, moist, and complemented by Italian Amarena cherries.

Patrono had a nice Italian wine list too. I’ll definitely be back and I recommend Patrono highly to those who haven’t found it yet.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Two couples for dinner before a Lyric show. It was perfect--near theatre, quiet enough for conversation, and the food was very good.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

My wife and I decided to eat here before attending a performance at the Civic Center since it was a short walk. Despite the rave reviews, I would have to give it a "so-so" rating. We started off with the SUPPLI AL TELEFONO appetizer which was, to me, rather tasteless. Our server provided us with a sampling of three different wines before we made our choice, which was very nice. The bread and spreads were very good. For our entrees, I chose the CHICKEN AL MATTONE. It was, in all honesty, just okay. The chicken was a bit dry, and the salsa verde and ricotta didn't add much. My wife chose spaghetti with meatballs. Again, just okay; nothing out of the ordinary. For dessert we shared a piece of ALMOND CAKE with Amarena cherries. Like the appetizer, the cake was rather tasteless, but was saved by the cherries. With tip, the bill came to just under $100.00. We left somewhat disappointed and probably won't be back.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Chef Jonathan Krell's food is stellar every single time. We had lobster raviolo that were incredible, and the swordfish crudo is the best crudo I've had in OKC. Thor was fantastic serving, as always, and the entire experience was topnotch. I've come to expect that from Robert Painter and his Patrono team.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Made a reservation for 7 for dinner before a Lyric show. Our waiter, Trent, was SUPERB! He made the best recommendations, kept everything filled (water, bread, cocktails) and made sure we were not late for the show. We had the lobster raviolo and it was DIVINE. It was my first time at Patrono but it will certainly NOT be my last. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Their food is amazing and the wait staff is very knowledgeable. It’s a fun place to dine!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Always a wonderful experience at Patrono! Great food, great service, great vibe!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Great food and service. Got us in and out quickly in time for show at Civic Center. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Our waiter, Travis, I believe was his name, was very knowledgeable about the food and wine.
Great service all around.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Best Italian in OKC!!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Such great food, awesome service, and nice atmosphere. Will be returning when in OKC again!!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

My husband and I went to Patrono to celebrate our 20th Anniversary & were not disappointed. We were seated right away (with a reservation of course) and were promptly brought water & menus. Our server was very knowledgeable and personable. I really like how approachable and friendly the staff was. The restaurant is definitely upscale but is in no way pretentious or stuffy. We were seated right outside the kitchen, which for an avid home chef like myself, was a real treat! We started our meal with the quail appetizer with frisée salad & shaved black truffles & it was so savory & delicious! My husband had the fish special which was sea bass with beluga farrow, pea purée & shaved black truffles. He basically licked his plate clean, he enjoyed it so much! I was really wanting to judge the quality of the Italian food, so I went with the spaghetti and meatballs. The pasta was cooked perfectly, the sauce was bright and flavorful without being overly acidic. The meatballs were good sized and very flavorful. I also enjoyed a moscato spritzer which was very light & refreshing. We ended our meal by sharing the blood orange sorbet..it bursting with the unique citrus flavors of the blood orange and it was the perfect cool treat to cap off an outstanding meal. We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

At Patrono, we were greeted at the door like friends, though we were dining there for the first time. The service, menu, presentation and ambience met our special occasion needs. Loved!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Excellent experience!
Food and service first class!!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Always great food and exceptional service!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Before theater. Delicious! Always a great experience.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

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 on July 12, 2018

We have always had a great time here. The staff & manager, Robert, are so pleasant. Our only ding is that it can be somewhat noisy when there are lots of people. But, I have heard that may remedied soon. I hope that's not talking out of turn. Food - always excellent. Last visit was Sea Bass and pork chop. Can't really say which was better - both were very good. Haven't had a chop that good in quite a while. May have been the last time here. Every time there they have always made us feel special.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

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 on July 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

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 on July 10, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Patrono was a delightful way to celebrate with element cuisine!

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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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