Founded in 1944 by Pasquale “Patsy” Scognamillo, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has been in its current and only theater district location (in the building next to the original site since 1954)
Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has had only three chefs; the late Patsy, his son Joe Scognamillo, who has been at the establishment since the tender age of seven, and Joe’s son Sal Scognamillo, who has been manning the kitchen since 1988.
Patsy’s Italian Restaurant attracts a varied clientele, including an extremely loyal following of regular patrons, Italian food aficionados, tourists, and celebrities. They enjoy the restaurant’s remarkable signature dishes, including succulent Veal Chops Siciliano, spicy Lobster Fra Diavolo, tender Chicken Contadina, and savory Calamari stuffed with seafood. Spectacular seafood such as Striped Bass Marechiare, Lobster Oreganata, and Shrimp Scampi are always requested, as are meat favorites like Sirloin Steak Pizzaiola with Peppers and Mushrooms, Stuffed Veal Chop Marsala, and Chicken Livers Cacciatora.
Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has been known for years as the restaurant Frank Sinatra made famous, and in fact, his family still enjoys dining at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant whenever they are in town. In addition to Sinatra and family, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has become a favorite with countless stars on both the east and west coasts, who have come to regard Patsy’s Italian Restaurant as a mecca of Italian fine dining.
Some of Patsy’s Italian Restaurant’s high profile patrons include Michael Bublé, Ben Stiller, Tony Danza, Al Pacino, Placido Domingo, Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Tom Hanks, Madonna, George Clooney, Rappers Heavy “D” and Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, David Letterman, Oprah Winfrey, Keanu Reeves, Jonathan Demme, Tony Bennett, Don King, Robert DeNiro, Don Rickles, Jaclyn Smith, Phyllis George, Stephen King, Calvin Klein, Carroll O’Connor, Jon Bon Jovi, Rush Limbaugh, Liza Minnelli, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara Stiller, Chris Noth, Jaime Farr, Chevy Chase, Cheryl Ladd, Huey Lewis, and Patty LaBelle, to name several. In addition, our patrons have also included the late Mario Puzo, James Gandolfini, John F. Kennedy Jr., Farrah Fawcett, Rosemary Clooney, and many others.
Just steps from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Theater District, a visit to New York City is not complete without a meal at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant. For lunch, dinner, business, or pleasure, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has been serving traditional Italian cuisine at the highest standards and in the warmest atmosphere for well over half a century. Family owned and operated for 71 years, the original Patsy’s Italian Restaurant, in its only location, 236 West 56th St in New York City, has been the place for homestyle Neapolitan Italian food that has been enjoyed for generations.
What great Neapolitan Italian restaurant doesn’t offer a vast array of mouth-watering pasta dishes? Patsy’s Italian Restaurant of course serves some of the finest in the city…including
Linguine Puttanesca, Penne alla Vodka, Tortellini Bolognese, Spaghetti or Whole-wheat Pasta with Marinara sauce and Cannelloni with Meat Sauce.
Patsy’s Italian Restaurant’s famous sauces, made from the freshest ingredients, are available in better supermarkets and specialty food stores throughout the U.S. Our tomato-based sauces are 100% natural with no preservatives or added sugar.
They are available in Marinara, Tomato Basil, Fra Diavolo and Vodka Sauce.