Italian food has always had a special place in our hearts. There is just something about it that makes us feel warm and fuzzy. Maybe it's the amazing spices used in the dishes, or the incredible cheeses and doughs; but one will never know.
We now present to you the queen of incredible cheeses, doughs and sauces, Patrizia's. Patrizia's has been a family-owned business for over 25 years. They serve classic Italian food cooked to perfection. Not to mention the restaurant brings in natural ingredients and pastas from Italy to serve to customers daily. Patrizia's currently has five locations in NY and NJ. We had the privilege to stop by their Manhattan location this past week to sample their divine menu. We can't wait to share with you some of our favorite plates!
We started with some fresh bread and olive oil. We became obsessed with it instantly and could not stop eating it. It was like heaven to our mouths. As an appetizer, we tasted an impeccable Burrata. The mozzarella was creamy and light. It was seasoned beautifully and matched delightfully with arugula, onions and grape tomatoes. So simple, yet so delicious. We highly recommend trying this one when you dine in. Side note: the presentation is on point!
In addition, we devoured a plate of Calamari Toscana. The fish was fried in a light and crispy batter, leaving each piece chewy but super flavorful. It was then dressed in an amazing cherry spicy pepper sauce; talk about insanely DELICIOUS! All of the components of the dish worked so lovely together. #genius. This app was a bit spicy, but not too overpowering, in a way that makes it enjoyable. We suggest ordering this one next time you're in as well! Definitely one of our faves of the day.
Say hi to this stunning Eggplant Parmesan. It was breaded very nicely and crunchy and crispy on the edges. This beauty was garnished superbly with cilantro, cheese and some bomb tomato sauce. The Eggplant Parm was a great portion size as well! Another plus for this amazing dish!
Drumroll please...the signature Margerita Pizza from Patrizia's in the shape of a star! Again, #genius! This pizza has to be one of the best Margerita Pizza's we've ever had. It was well done, just how we like it. It had the perfect ratio of cheese to sauce; and we felt like stars eating it! Haha.
We topped off the day with a yummy plate of Nutella Beignets. They were insane; a warm puff pastry, with oozing Nutella in the center. Each one was so delicious, fresh, and had a balance of amazing flavors!
And that is our review of Patrizia's! This restaurant is the definition of it all. It is family-friendly, and a nice hearty lunch spot to go with coworkers or friends. The service, staff, and ambience is wonderful. Stop by one of Patrizia's five locations next time you are in the Big Apple! You will not be disappointed!