The Italian dining scene would be incomplete without the mention of Patrizia's, the family-style restaurant that continues to expand across New York and New Jersey. While adults will want to opt for favorites like clams and fried calamari for starters, they'll be equally as excited about classic entreés such as eggplant parm, fettuccine carbonara and chicken marsala, among many others. Pizza is a great options when kiddies are in tow, but rest assured they'll be taken care of—there's a kids' menu with chicken fingers, sphagetti and meatballs and other tot-friendly options if you have picky eaters in your crew.
Hungry? Family style Italian spots in NYC are here to embrace the culture's favorite activity: eating.
Make your ancestors proud with a visit to fun restaurants that encourage splitting dishes. Patrizia's, Carmine's, La Mela, are among the go-to family style Italian NYC restaurants, but you're going to want to explore New York pizza for families while you're out and about. Everything's delizioso!
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If you have a few picky eaters on your hands or your littles can't quite find family dinner ideas that excite them, all you need to do is make a reservation. Trust us—one visit to the beloved family style Italian restaurants NYC has to offer will take "I don't like it" right out of children's vocabulary. Mangiare, everyone!