Denver >Food & Dining > Patsy's Inn Italian Restaurant
3651 Navajo St, Denver, CO | Directions 8021139.767806 -105.004143
Mon. - Thu. 10am - 9pm;Fri. 10am - 10pm;Sat. 5pm - 9pm;Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: Northwest Denver, Highland
Must be overrated – In general.
Food was average and the sauce really bad. Must be canned by the taste.
Service was not horrible but not great either.
Very Disappointing! – We've been to Patsy's before, service slow, but good, and food was ususally good as well. I work in the restaurant biz, chef. Last time we went, had my chef coat on, service was excellent, as well as the food. Tonight, we went for a late dinner. We were seated quickly, greeted by a very nice waitress whom took our drink and app order. 10 minutes go by, bartender seemed more interested in their friends at the bar. Five more minutes go by, app comes out, and still no drinks. App, fried ravioli, was semi-cold, sauce was good, very flavorful. Finally received drinks. Meanwhile, we have a busboy stomping by our table repeatably, trying to get his job over with (note-this was later on Fri. night, and not busy). So much for a nice relaxing meal. Waited awhile again for our main course to arrive, watching servers take out bags of trash in plain view of patrons, nice touch. Our steak finally arrived, overcooked. Waitress was very nice and apologetic. We did not eat it, and was still charged half price. It was a thin steak, that we ordered MedRare. As long as we had to wait for it, that cut of meat doesn't require much cooking time. Saw one review of an older bartender being slow and rude, will agree with that one! She's still there, and slow as ever! We've always had to wait a long time for drinks. Will not be back or recommend this place to anyone! Feel sorry for the poor servers whom have to put up with a badly run establishment!
Best pizza in town! – As an east coast pizza fan I've had the hardest time finding a good place in Denver for a pizza pie until now. The new pizzeria at Patsy's has nailed it. The crust is perfected. Not too thick, not soggy or too crisp. Just perfect. I highly recommend 'the Presidente' with sausage. They also serve up a mighty tasty bambino. (miniature sausage canoli). Must try!!!
Not bad, but wouldn't pay again – So we are always looking for good places to eat, and the food was average. I got the chicken marsala and the sauce was way to thick for the noodles. My boyfriend got the chicken parmasean, and even though that's not my favorite - it was still pretty good. The homemade noodles ARE delicious though! I would definitely come back and eat here, but not pay for it....
Great place for lunch – This was a great diamond in the rough! I would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for a great homemade Italian meal.
Great times at Patsy's – This was the first time that we had ever gone to Patsy's. We read the reviews prior to going and almost didn't go. THANK GOD WE DIDN'T PAY ATTENTION TO THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS!!!!!!!! We encountered nothing but excellent service, FABULOUS, well priced food and the an overall awesome night. My father insists that the food is just as good "if not better" than it was in 1963, the last time he was there. My entire family and I HIGHLY recommend Patsy's and will definately be back regularly.
FYI try the Chicken Parmigiana!!!!
great food, abysmal service at the bar – I have always enjoyed the food at Patsy's. The service in the restaurant has always been reasonable but I was horrified by the service that I encountered while sitting at the bar one evening. We opted to eat at the bar rather than wait for a table one evening. The bartendered was an older woman who I think has been working there for a very long time, apparently long enough that she thinks she can treat patrons horribly and get away with it. She ignored us when we tried to order our drinks, was stand-offish and rude and looked irritated if we asked her a question. After ordering our food we sat for an hour without it coming. We finally inquired and she looked so angry because we interupted her while she was counting her tip money. She gave us a gruff remark and went back to counting her tips. After sitting there for what seemed like an eternity we finally just asked to take our food to go. She glared at us and stated "I don't know if I can do that, it might be too late." I have no idea what "too late" was supposed to mean. We waited for another 25 minutes, still no food. We asked again if our food was ready she made another remark about it being too soon and we asked her to please go back and check anyway. She returned promptly with our food in a bag. I'm sure it had been sitting there ready for us the entire time we waited. I love Patsy's food & it's been my favorite place to go for a long time. The horrible treatment by this burntout, tired bartender single-handedly made me never want to return, despite how much I love everything else about that place. Service counts for a lot especially when times are tight & people are counting pennies & choosing to eat out less. She should be counting her blessings she even has a job instead of taking it for granted by treating long time patrons so terribly. There's probably 100 unemployed servers out there that would love to have a job & would run circles around her. She ought to be fired.
A throw back – We have gone to Patsy's many times over the years and were surprised by the negative reviews. So, we wanted to see if it had really gone down hill. From what we can tell, everything is the same. I don't claim to be an expert on Italian food, but, I thought the food was really good. I have tried the others in the area and I think they make some of the best pasta which I think is saying a lot considering The Highlands used to be the old Italian area. We didn't know what to think of their home made noodles when we first tried them, but, when we were finished I thought they were the best I had ever had and I still think that. The Calamari was excellent but the dipping sauce was even better. The Trout is signature dish which I highly recommend. Overall, we always enjoy our experience at Patsy?s
A meal I hope to forget. – I figured the last couple reviews were just bad luck - the place still has a good reputation, and besides - it was listed in a recent Westword "Best Of". Boy was that a mistake.
The bread was good. The Garlic Bread was even better, but really - a monkey could make garlic bread.
I got the old fashioned (or something) spaghetti. Noodles were overdone & watery, and the sauce was bland and seemed to be filled with nothing more than pureed meat product. Seriously, the first thing that came to mind when I got it was that I'd had that meal before - about 1000 times when my grandparents took me to the Sizzler when I was 5 and I got the pasta off the kiddie menu. My girlfriend got the chicken cacciatore - again underwhelming. The chicken was a (previously frozen?) boneless breast cooked and even cut into little squares. Are you kidding?
The ice water was pretty good. And like I said, the bread was ok. Other than that, if you're looking for a meal, head anywhere else.
Never Again!!! – A group of 10 of us went to Patsy's before a party and I will never go back. Our waiter was probably the most incompetent person I have had the displeasure to meet. If our food was at least great, it would have maybe salvaged the evening, but alas, it was average at best.
Our waiter was slow from start to finish but the kicker came when I asked for the check. He said he would be right back. 10 minutes went by and no check. He kept serving and waiting on people all around us. I asked again and he said "two minutes". Another 15 minutes went by. At this point, we are getting pretty upset because we were just waiting with no water or drinks of any kind. I asked again and he said "just a minute". After 35 minutes, we finally got the check. He added the gratuity in! No wonder he gave us poor service, he knew he was getting a tip no matter what! My girlfriend asked that he take the tip out because we waited 35 minutes just to get our check. He said he would take care of it and took our card and cash. He came back out and gave us the same bill and said he could not do anything but for us to come back and he would "take care of us". Are you kidding??? There is no way any of us are going back there and I would not recommend that place to anyone EVER. Go to Pagliacci's if you are in the area. The prices may be higher but the service and food are 10X better then Patsy's.
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