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Patsy’s Pizzeria

Restaurants, Pizza East Harlem
5 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
Patsy's Pizza
Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Time Out says

This is East Harlem’s favorite parlor, and with good reason. Sit down for a pie or stand up for a slice at the 75-year-old uptown joint.

Time Out tip: If you can't make the Harlem location, head to the Greenwich Village one on University Place.



Address: 2287 First Ave
New York
Cross street: between 117th and 118th Sts
Transport: Subway: 6 to 116th St
Price: Large plain pizza: $10. Cash only
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11am–midnight; Fri 11am–1am; Sat 11am–2am; Sun 1–11pm
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Users say (5)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

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Patsy's was my Harlem childhood pizza parlor in the 1960's. The first place in Harlem I saw Whites and Blacks dining side by side. Sinatra on the jukebox, Chianti bottle candles and the crunch of thin, coal-fired pizza crust with creamy, hand-made mozzarella are burned into my memory.  The pasta dishes and the cocktails are classics, too.  Pasquale Grimaldi himself is gone, yet his kids know how valuable the Brand is.  Patsy's is one reason why people talk about New York pizza all over the US. Anthony's Coal-Fired, Grimaldi's, Brooklyn's Pizza in Bergen, they are all spawned from Patsy Grimaldi's skill.  The source is still the best for me.


SO FREAKIN GOOD! Original round pizza is better than the square pizza.

The best pizza in New York. Cheap cocktails and comfort food done right.

Have the tasty vodka a la penne pizza and some delicious margaritas -- you won't be disappointed! The crust is thin but crunchy. They come out with a pie and you think I can't eat all of this -- honey you will.

Patsy's is hands down the best pizza in NYC.  Don't be fooled by all the Patsy's around town, the real Patsy's is on 1st Ave at 117th street.  Go with a regular cheese pizza.  Toppings aren't needed with ZA that's this good!  If there are more than 2 of you, you'll need 2+ pizzas!    Stop off before hitting up Costco or Target!  Or just head up to East Harlem for the best pizza around!  You won't regret the journey.

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