Dallas >Food & Dining > Patrizio
25 Highland Park Vlg, Dallas, TX | Directions 7520532.835372 -96.806653
Atmosphere is Very Relaxing – Patrizios has good food for the price. I like the frozen peach Bellini and sitting at the outdoor patio. Service is a slow. However, the atmosphere is very relaxing. I like the pasta with clams and spicy red sauce.
BEWARE – if you are the type of person that likes to spend your money at establishments that take care of their employees, then patrizios is not the place for you.
the management at patrizio's is getting rid of their best employees with no warning or explanation whatsoever. they are sneaky and slimy and have no regard for others.
Feels like home (if your home is a villa in tuscany) – I've been dining at Patrizios for several years now, and in my opinion it's one of the best restaurants in Dallas. It's hard to beat drinking a frozen peach bellini while sitting under the huge leafy oak tree on their outdoor patio- and the inside is just as cozy and inviting. Whenever I have guests in from out of town, I always bring them to Patrizios. In addition to offering consistently delicious food at prices that are more than reasonable, I have always found the service to be impeccable. I noticed a review on this site that smears manager Patrick Johnson, but I have found him to be especially gracious- he even remembers my husband and I by name. I just can't say enough good things about this fabulous Dallas dining institution. It's wonderful!
Still a great place – We went back to Dallas Patrizio after almost a year, and it was fun. It is casual and comfortable with fair prices. The patio is better than ever, and our server seemed anxious to please us. We were impressed with the specials also. The only problem was the wait to get in...
avoid at all costs – we have been to patrizio's quite a few times. food is mediocre at best.. Went there today and had the most disgusting experience we have had in dallas restaurants. 25 minutes after we ordered the waitress came back and told us that they were out of the entree i had ordered. i had ordered the lamb shank..after the waitress sold it big time!!!!
when i asked for the manager, all he said was he was sorry. his name is Patrick Johnson and the man did not try at all to make up for the disaster!! The waitress actuallly said that it was not her problem and that why were we baliming her!! When I mentioned that we will never come back she responded ' that is fine. don't come back'....so much for fine dining in highland park.
Mr. Johnson was a character like no one else. When asked who his boss was he said ' i am my boss'...and he is probably all of 20years old with the intellect of a 5 year old.
we walked out shocked and utterly disgusted....never are we going back. and we strongly recommend to you to go somewhere else because Dallas has a lot of great restaurants. nobody needs to put up with horrible service and ridiculous attitude like we experienced..without getting a sincere apology..forget a decent meal!
Everything was Okay... – I decided to check this place out based on the "good reviews". It was a Saturday night and the place was packed which looked promising. Our waiter didn't speak good English and he forgot to put in our appetizer order. The food arrived quickly but my pasta was cold and the crust on my boyfriend's calzone was hard and cold. It tasted like it was pre-cooked and reheated for the night. The service was also slow, our waiter didn't check up on us until we finished our meal and gave us the check. We will not be making the effort to dine again.
New Ownership - beware of higher prices – With new ownership the value is not what it used to be. Wines about about double the price and the food is pricier too. Good food, but not worth the new price point when there are better high-end italian places in Dallas. They are going to turn it into a high-end chain.
I love this place! – This place offers delicious food for a good price. The crab claws are amazing!! I like how its located right by a movie theater too~ perfect date spot
Excellent Establishment – No matter which aspect of Patrizio you evaluate, the result is almost a perfect ten. The food, atmosphere, service, price, and attractive patrons are all top notch. I have eaten here many times for lunch and dinner and I have enjoyed it every time. Do make reservations though as they get quite crowded. Also, parking is sometimes a hassle so arrive early to find a spot. Enjoy!
Not Friendly with Young People – Have been going to both locations for near 4 years now. Never had any problems at the Highland Park location in the least! Please Avoid the Plano location if you are under 30 or even appear to look under 30. With a packed patio the manager managed to check on every table personally except ours. I was denied a $40 bottle of wine because I my fiancee happens to be under 21. I was only allowed to drink a glass at a time that would be brought from the back? In the years that I've been going there I've never been told that before and it seemed awfully rude. I understand that there may be some kind of law regarding this but if there were, they would probably should have been following it since day 1. Wont be returning.
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