Patsy's Inn Italian Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 3651 Navajo St

    Denver, CO 80211

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  • 303-477-8910

About Patsy's Inn Italian Restaurant

Hours
Mon. - Thu. 10am - 9pm;Fri. 10am - 10pm;Sat. 5pm - 9pm;Sun. CLOSED

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In general.

Food was average and the sauce really bad. Must be canned by the taste.

Service was not horrible but not great either.

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★★☆☆☆

In general.

Food was average and the sauce really bad. Must be canned by the taste.

Service was not horrible but not great either.

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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

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★☆☆☆☆

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

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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!!!

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★★★★★

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!!!

Pros: So good!

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Honestly, this place was not that great. The food is nothing to write home about, the service was slow and not that great. The waiter had body odor so bad that it was a bit unappetizing. Perhaps it was just that night, but I wont go back.

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★★★☆☆

Honestly, this place was not that great. The food is nothing to write home about, the service was slow and not that great. The waiter had body odor so bad that it was a bit unappetizing. Perhaps it was just that night, but I wont go back.

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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....

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★★★☆☆

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....

Pros: homemade noodles

Cons: service was extremely slow

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This was a great diamond in the rough! I would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for a great homemade Italian meal.

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★★★★★

This was a great diamond in the rough! I would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for a great homemade Italian meal.

Pros: Great food, great price, homemade italian dishes

Cons: None

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Delicious sausage, meatballs, sauce, and stuffed shells at this neighborhood restaurant across from the Bug Theater. Decent prices & full bar. On some Friday and Sat. nights you can hear a live singer doing Frank Sinatra genre songs.

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★★★☆☆

Delicious sausage, meatballs, sauce, and stuffed shells at this neighborhood restaurant across from the Bug Theater. Decent prices & full bar. On some Friday and Sat. nights you can hear a live singer doing Frank Sinatra genre songs.

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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.
Grazie!
FYI try the Chicken Parmigiana!!!!

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★★★★★

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.
Grazie!
FYI try the Chicken Parmigiana!!!!

Pros: Very well priced, Amazing food!

Cons: parking

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: great food

Cons: horrible service at the bar

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Though Patsy's has received some poor reviews of late, we tried it again and didn't really see a problem except for the fact that the building and interior itself are a little run down and could use a face-lift. The food was really good.The noodle were homemade, and I feel they were the best I had ever had. 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

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★★★★☆

Though Patsy's has received some poor reviews of late, we tried it again and didn't really see a problem except for the fact that the building and interior itself are a little run down and could use a face-lift. The food was really good.The noodle were homemade, and I feel they were the best I had ever had. 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

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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

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★★★★☆

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

Pros: good pasta and a throwback

Cons: could use a coat of fresh paint

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Free ice water?

Cons: The Food. All of it.

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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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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: The decor is very old school

Cons: SERVICE!!!

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It would have been a very pleasant evening and good food had not been for the bartender. My friend and I had dinner and drinks at the bar and were treated very poorly. For example, when I got up to use the restroom, it was obvious to the bartender I was looking for it yet he said nothing. When I asked him where it was, he said it was "probably" through the dining room to the left. When ordering our food, we asked for vodka sauce; he replied very rudely that is not what they call it there, but sure. He never once offered to fill up our waters. Overall, just a strange, rude vibe.

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★★☆☆☆

It would have been a very pleasant evening and good food had not been for the bartender. My friend and I had dinner and drinks at the bar and were treated very poorly. For example, when I got up to use the restroom, it was obvious to the bartender I was looking for it yet he said nothing. When I asked him where it was, he said it was "probably" through the dining room to the left. When ordering our food, we asked for vodka sauce; he replied very rudely that is not what they call it there, but sure. He never once offered to fill up our waters. Overall, just a strange, rude vibe.

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Patsy's has that old Italian American charm, location, and tasty Italian-American food without all the hype and expense of the "wannabe" Italian places in Denver, and is far and away a better value and more fun than any Italian chain restaurant. The pasta has that "made in Chicago" taste, unlike some of the bland crap in many Denver establishments. The sauce is spicy and tasty, and most dishes are well-prepared and plenty of food for the price. Best of all is the 1920s ambiance, complete with the "Wise Guys" back room with a one-way mirror behind the bar, a classic 1920s touch for a historic Denver Italian spot. Forget Macaroni Grill or those pretentious Lodo places- this is the real deal!

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★★★★★

Patsy's has that old Italian American charm, location, and tasty Italian-American food without all the hype and expense of the "wannabe" Italian places in Denver, and is far and away a better value and more fun than any Italian chain restaurant. The pasta has that "made in Chicago" taste, unlike some of the bland crap in many Denver establishments. The sauce is spicy and tasty, and most dishes are well-prepared and plenty of food for the price. Best of all is the 1920s ambiance, complete with the "Wise Guys" back room with a one-way mirror behind the bar, a classic 1920s touch for a historic Denver Italian spot. Forget Macaroni Grill or those pretentious Lodo places- this is the real deal!

Pros: ambiance, value, food quality

Cons: average service

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I don't think that I have ever had more disgusting Italian food in my life. The pasta, while being handmade, is flavorless and more like a noodle you'd find in chicken soup than pasta. The red sauce had no depth of flavor--I swear Ragu makes better. The pasta primavera was marginal. The biggest disappointment was that the cannoli (don't ask me why I bothered to order it after the rest of the meal was so disappointing) was filled with whipped cream and not ricotta!

Other reviews said that the food was inconsistent, but I wouldn't even go back to find if there were something decent on the menu.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't think that I have ever had more disgusting Italian food in my life. The pasta, while being handmade, is flavorless and more like a noodle you'd find in chicken soup than pasta. The red sauce had no depth of flavor--I swear Ragu makes better. The pasta primavera was marginal. The biggest disappointment was that the cannoli (don't ask me why I bothered to order it after the rest of the meal was so disappointing) was filled with whipped cream and not ricotta!

Other reviews said that the food was inconsistent, but I wouldn't even go back to find if there were something decent on the menu.

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Homemade cappellini very good. Balsamic chicken dish very heavy and disappointing. Minestrone soup overcooked, but it had good flavor. Great service. Fun atmosphere, ambience. Prices not bad, and I like the privately-owned aspect of the restaurant. I hate supporting chains.

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★★★★☆

Homemade cappellini very good. Balsamic chicken dish very heavy and disappointing. Minestrone soup overcooked, but it had good flavor. Great service. Fun atmosphere, ambience. Prices not bad, and I like the privately-owned aspect of the restaurant. I hate supporting chains.

Pros: Good service, Good homemade pasta

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Want the warmth and feel of a little Italian restaurant? - Patsy's is the place in Denver. A combination of reasonble prices, good food and a romantic atmosphere in a small neighborhood restaurant, that makes you feel like you're in "little Italy."

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★★★★★

Want the warmth and feel of a little Italian restaurant? - Patsy's is the place in Denver. A combination of reasonble prices, good food and a romantic atmosphere in a small neighborhood restaurant, that makes you feel like you're in "little Italy."

Pros: reasonable prices, good food, romantic atmosphere

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The food is good and inexpensive and the service is great! Definitely check this one out.

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★★★★★

The food is good and inexpensive and the service is great! Definitely check this one out.

Pros: Inexpensive, Homemade pasta, Lots of parking

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This place is a hardcore Italian dive.... but in a good way. I went there for lunch and had the Chicken Parm. It came with a large side of home made squared-off spaghetti. The Chicken was good, but not recommended for dieters. The spaghetti was thick and not as hot as I would have liked, but still tasty. I also ordered a side of meatballs which was good (careful they are large). The dinner entrees looked more interesting than the lunch menu so I'll have to go back to try this place for dinner.
Overall, not the best Italian in Denver but cheap and homey. Worth a try.

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★★★★☆

This place is a hardcore Italian dive.... but in a good way. I went there for lunch and had the Chicken Parm. It came with a large side of home made squared-off spaghetti. The Chicken was good, but not recommended for dieters. The spaghetti was thick and not as hot as I would have liked, but still tasty. I also ordered a side of meatballs which was good (careful they are large). The dinner entrees looked more interesting than the lunch menu so I'll have to go back to try this place for dinner.
Overall, not the best Italian in Denver but cheap and homey. Worth a try.

Pros: Big portions, Inexpensive

Cons: Parking is tight

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It's not popular to review old restaurants. No one would ever find this place without chance or word-of-mouth. And despite this I've had great experience after great experience there. An unpretentious, inexpensive, and warm haven for good Italian cusine. What? Great food, and personal service don't have to come with high prices and attitude? Don't tell Il Fornaio, Pansano, or Maggiano's. I'd choose Patsy's everytime.
(OK, They really ought to make their own italian dressing, but I am willing to compromise such a small point)

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★★★★★

It's not popular to review old restaurants. No one would ever find this place without chance or word-of-mouth. And despite this I've had great experience after great experience there. An unpretentious, inexpensive, and warm haven for good Italian cusine. What? Great food, and personal service don't have to come with high prices and attitude? Don't tell Il Fornaio, Pansano, or Maggiano's. I'd choose Patsy's everytime.
(OK, They really ought to make their own italian dressing, but I am willing to compromise such a small point)

Pros: Great Food, Friendly Waitstaff

Cons: Italian Dressing

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The food is a little hit or miss - but they have the best chicken marsala in town! Service is great and the atmosphere is old style but fun. Great value.

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★★★★★

The food is a little hit or miss - but they have the best chicken marsala in town! Service is great and the atmosphere is old style but fun. Great value.

Pros: some of the food, service, price

Cons: some of the food

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Title sums it up. Beehive hair, tomato sauce from a can, iceberg salad with "Italian" dressing. Marginally acceptable if you're in the neighborhood, you're brkoe, and you don't have a car.

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★☆☆☆☆

Title sums it up. Beehive hair, tomato sauce from a can, iceberg salad with "Italian" dressing. Marginally acceptable if you're in the neighborhood, you're brkoe, and you don't have a car.

Pros: cheap

Cons: mediocre

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I first discovered Patsy's in 1978. It reminded me of the scene out of Godfather. I now live in Florida and don't miss it when I am in Denver. The lasagna is outrageous. Just don't order it when I am in town, because they do run out. Home made meatballs and sausage with some good Chianti and it's like heaven. I can't wait til my next trip.

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★★★★★

I first discovered Patsy's in 1978. It reminded me of the scene out of Godfather. I now live in Florida and don't miss it when I am in Denver. The lasagna is outrageous. Just don't order it when I am in town, because they do run out. Home made meatballs and sausage with some good Chianti and it's like heaven. I can't wait til my next trip.

Pros: Cheap, Mouthwatering, WOW!!!

Cons: No more lasagna

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This is my husband's and my favorite place to start a Friday evening. A decent glass of wine, a great homemade Italian meal, and absolutely no attitude (a good thing, since it's next to some fun, off-the-wall art and stage venues). The mural on the north wall fills the dimly lit dining area with character. Most Friday and Saturday nights you can listen to their resident lounge singer in the next room, faithfully belting out Sinatra tunes with his karaoke machine. So much fun!

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★★★★★

This is my husband's and my favorite place to start a Friday evening. A decent glass of wine, a great homemade Italian meal, and absolutely no attitude (a good thing, since it's next to some fun, off-the-wall art and stage venues). The mural on the north wall fills the dimly lit dining area with character. Most Friday and Saturday nights you can listen to their resident lounge singer in the next room, faithfully belting out Sinatra tunes with his karaoke machine. So much fun!

Pros: Inexpensive, Delicious, Old-world feel

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Founded before World War II, Patsy's holds fast to the old charm and homemade pasta that helps keep the eatery alive. While it may not be the best Italian food in town, this unpretentious spot is an undeniable bargain. …

 

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