This Morris Park beacon is famous among chowhounds for its brick-oven pizza, and that’s not all Patricia’s does right. The hot antipasti include huge stuffed mushrooms, baked clams, luscious fried shrimp and eggplant rolled around ricotta cheese. The linguine arrabbiata has a spicy sauce with chunks of tender tomato. As for dessert, watch out: The chocolate-polenta cake might cause you, quite involuntarily, to turn to the next table and blurt, “What are rents like around here?” Don’t forget to order espresso—it comes with a self-serve bottle of anisette.
1080 Morris Park Ave
|Cross street:||between Haight and Lurting Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–midnight; Sun noon–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 5 to Morris Park|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. AmEx, MC, V|