In the 1930s, Patsy's served as a centerpiece to North Denver's Italian community. Little has changed. With authentic Italian food, homemade pasta and ... More
In the 1930s, Patsy's served as a centerpiece to North Denver's Italian community. Little has changed. With authentic Italian food, homemade pasta and an atmosphere in which Sinatra would feel at home, Patsy's brings old world charm at reasonable prices. There's a great menu, but to fully experience Patsy's, ask for the giant meatballs and chocolate drizzled cannoli to follow it up.
Are you joking! Seriously this place is mabye as good as Fazoli's. Actually Fazoli's is better at least you get good breadstick's. The food suck's no flavor, the atmoshpere is horrible, and the service is even worse. One night myself and a group of six friends went in and spent quite a bit on crappy food after hearing how great it was there. Well because the loser owner bartender wanted to leave to go they had the nerve to asked us to leave? We were going to leave anyway but I will never go there again, ever! I have told so many people about that experience. Look at it this way I am Iriesh and make better italian food then these loser's.
When you find police,fire or ems dining at a restaurant you know you've found your pot o gold. Walking into Patsy's was like walking into an old mobster flick. At lunch time the dining room was packed, and a few stool occupied at the bar. The interior reminds me of my grandmothers, except she had a creative artist that painted an awesome mural.
Our little old spitfire waitress was quick and friendly. Within seconds she had our Chianti and took our orders. The Chianti reminded me of red table wine I've had in Europe, but this glass had a stronger punch. I drooled over my meal, Baked Shells from the special, as it cooled from it's hot date with the oven. Two large shells stuffed with ricotta spinach mixture (I believe) topped with cheese and bathing in red sauce. The sauce does not taste like Ragu or Prego or Barilla. I've had the pleasure of old school/old world Italian cuisine and this sauce is it. There's zest, there's comfort, you will swab the last drop with a slice of homemade bread (which you can taste the olive oil & vinegar in the crust). Nestled in between was a meatball as large as one of the shells. Completely delectable. Not burnt not cold just nice and perfect and all mine! The boy had the homemade spaghetti noodles with sauce and Italian sausage. The noodles are round and look like they came out of a play doh kit, not flat and thick as Chickie soup noodles. By the consistency, the taste, and the texture of these you knew these are homemade.
Patsy's is now my go to place for straight up traditional Italian. When I want fancy smancy I'll go somewhere else. And if your looking to put you nose up... go somewhere else.
The food was great! This is the BEST Italian food ive ever had. The restaurant is old; which only adds to the decor. The food was excelent, theserrvice was great (except for the fact that the waitress didnt stop by offten enough), and the price was right. HIGHLY SUGGESTED- great for out-of-towners that want to see part of Denver's history ot for the born-n-raised who just want to experience something new.