I’ve always thought that Patsy’s was a more easygoing alternative to Grimaldi’s before they moved to their new location. At Patsy’s locations there isn’t such a wait, plus there are family style platters of pastas and appetizers you can order for those who aren’t so pizza-crazy or just want a more balanced meal.
I actually like Patsy’s pizza. The crust stays crispy and the restaurants are roomy, drama-free stops in the city for reliable New York brick oven pizza and above average pasta.
I have all the faith in Patsy’s as old fashioned pizza makers. Grimaldi’s original location was actually a former Patsy’s restaurant before it was sold to its current owner. Now I hear that Patsy’s is actually reclaiming its old space, and I am curious to see how two classic pizza makers will fare side by side.
Patsy’s (23rd St)
318 West 23rd Street New York,
NY 10011 (at 8th Ave)