2287 1st Ave, New York, NY 10035
Patsy's Pizzeria - Harlem
Cuisines: Family Style, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza
Price Range : Average
Takes Reservations: No
Bike Parking: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
12/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I wasn't here for the pizza so I can't comment on that yet but what I had was very good. The service was quick and friendly. Everyone was smiling so that made me feel welcome. I thought the restaurant was nice and clean. I ordered the vitello alla marsala and I was pretty impressed. The veal and the mushrooms were cooked perfectly. The potato balls were not dry at all... in fact it was buttery. The only downside... they only take cash which is OK if you know about it ahead of time. I'll be back for sure.
11/09/2010Provided by Citysearch -
look people dont appreciate anything PASTYS HElped me grow 2 inches im a model and i always stop by and eat pizza and its beautiful. best pizza great mexicano crew so polite !!!!!! so run 2 pastys its a hood neighboorhood but worth getting shot.....hi ya pastys pizza is da best pig pun 2 pac eat there get out the way im running there
10/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have gone to this coal-oven pizza landmark twice in the lastt six months. I expected to get tthin- crusted, bottom-blackened, blistered pizza that are the hallmarks of old-school coal-oven pizza. This had been true in the past. Instead, the pizza was undercooked, soft and doughy. You can get better pizza at Dominos. Eveerybody can have a bad day (or two), so I wrote a letter to the owner. I anticipated receiving an explanation, apology or, perhaps, an offer of a free pizza to make amends. Instead, my letter was never answered). If you want what I expected,en for coal offen pizza, go to Lombardi's, Grimaldi's in Brooklyn or Pepe's in New Haven. Don't go to Patsy's. They have lost it and don't care.
08/27/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Patsy's yesterday because last time I was there (1 to 2 months prior) there was a sign for their ""Roll Back the Prices Day"" and it said August 26th.
When i arrived, much to my surprise, there wasn't much of a line. I went inside to speak to an employee and I was told that this year's ""Roll Back the Prices Day"" was August 11th. I informed them that I was there not more than two months previously and their sign (which was now taped over with August 11th) stated that August 26th. Not that it is a big deal, but I was a bit surprised and disappointed that management thought nothing of the mix-up. Even when I called to follow up on the events of the previous day, I got the same lack of accountability. There was no offer to honor the special or even a simple apology. As far as they were concerned, it was okay to use 2 to 3 year old signage.
All in all, I for one won't be going back to Patsy's. I have actually patronized the establishment a bit and enjoyed the pizza, but never have I encountered an establishment that treats a customer in such a manner, especially since they were in the wrong.
Note to Patsy's: Even if you don't honor the special, it is okay to admit fault. It is the least you can do, that and not repeating the same lazy approach to signage going forward. As it stands, the signage for this years event, which has past, is still up (with tape affixed to the date). Watch them claim ignorance if someone else walks by and thinks next years event is on August 11th. Stop being cheap by reusing 2 year old signage and if you are going to be cheap, stop being lazy and update the time months in advance.
07/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I consider myself a great lover of New York style pizza.
Growing up in New Jersey, I've been fortunate enough to have enjoyed great pies from many different places. I've lived most of my adult years in San Diego, and even there, I've found some pies worthy of thin-crust note. While on vacation in Jersey, I flew my girlfriend out to help me sample some prime examples of different North Eastern Cuisines. I chose Patsy's in East Harlem because it was featured on the TV show Pizza Challenge: New York vs. Chicago.
Well, after we sat down we began with the fried zuchinni appetizer. It arrived with a marinara dipping sauce. This sauce was thin, almost watery with a slight metallic flavoring. We then ordered a pepperoni pizza, only to be told that they didn't have any pepperoni! Our jaws dropped to the floor. I glanced at my watch and read 1:25 PM! What? Are you kidding me? The waitress wasn't unfortunately. We ordered a sausage pie and continued to gnaw on the zuchinni and then it hit me: I hope they don't use this tasteless marinara sauce on the pizza! Voila, it arrives and guess what: It was smaller than your average N.Y. style pie, probably 14"", the slices were soggy, the cheese was sparcely applied and there it was: The marinara sauce. The same sauce used with the appetizer. We even asked for ranch dressing as an alternative for the ""appe"" only to be told that they didn't have any. I haven't been this disappointed in anything since the Mets lost to the Cardinals in the playoffs of 2006. As we left, we saw and heard the owner of the place yelling and screaming at someone out on the sidewalk. He must have had one of his restaurant's pizzas!
09/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Had dinner there tonight. I ordered the chicken marsala with a side salad and my husband ordered veal parm with a side pasta. The waiter urged me to order the broccoli rabe and split a salad. I took one bite of the broccoli rabe and felt something very sharp in my mouth. I pulled a sharp metal wire out of my mouth and then another one. When I called the waiter over their response was ""oh no, not again"" I was very nice, polite and calm about it. They said the kitchen doesn't clean the broccoli rabe well an the wire that holds it together wasn't properly removed. They apologized and we finished our dinner. The bill came. They did not remove the charge for that dish or offer us anything like dessert, coffee or anything to make up for the fact that the wire I pulled out of my mouth could have severely injured me. I was disappointed by their lack of concern for a problem that they knew they had in their kitchen.