While there are many Patsy’s pizza joints in New York City, the original in East Harlem is far and away the best of the bunch. The pizza is exceptional. With a small storefront for a takeout and a wood paneled restaurant next door for dining in, Patsy’s offers a casual slice or a more traditional eating experience.
This Patsy’s is one of the oldest pizza places in the city, with the grandfathered coal brick oven. The pizza cooks at a higher temperature and has a great crust that is particularly noticeable on the thin slices. The prices are reasonable and the service is pleasant.
The restaurant accommodates families, but you’ll also often see tables of businessmen and women from the area. While the neighborhood is not as safe as it used to be so I don’t recommend walking around at night, it should be fine if you’re careful.
- Kosher: No
- Date spot: No
Harlem - 2287 1st Ave., New York, NY 10035
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