When Pangaea—the earth's greatest rock supergroup—broke up, many fans blamed it on the high-heeled wiles of Europe's inseparable girlfriend, Italia. Discover a sweeter side to the globe's Yoko with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pizza, pasta, and more at Patricia's of Tremont in the Bronx.
Replicating the boisterous atmosphere and hearty repasts of traditional Italian hearths, Patricia's of Tremont piles plates with familial favorites from the pages of the multifaceted menu. Patricia's dough decathletes pound out a personalized dinner discus from an array of pizza possibilities, with entries including the Patricia, an eponymous, olive and asparagus-laden pie ($9.75–$18), gas-cooked or wood-fired to diner specifications.
Carb up for long-distance swims or full-contact staring contests with pastas such as the orecchiette abruzzese, a duo of oil-tossed sausage and broccoli rabe ($16.95). Exploratory diners can carve through the chicken capricciosa's crumb-crisp coating ($14.95) or partake in edible eruptions as the shrimp vesuvio, which overwhelms taste buds and unsuspecting table villages with its buttery white-wine lava ($16.95). Patricia's also features a team of hero sandwiches ($7.25–$9.25), toasted treats that rescue distressed taste buds when not posing as mild-mannered loaves of crusty reporters.
Confection fans send supper packing on a high note with Patricia's desserts ($5.95 each), including sugary Italian standards such as cannoli and tartufo. Diners can also partake in tableside chats with Patricia's gregarious owners, swapping small talk and samples with convivial family familiarity free from sibling rivalry or cheek-pinching maitre d's.
Zagat reviewers gave both the food and the service at Patricia's of Tremont a very good to excellent rating, and 87% of reviewers like the restaurant. Nearly 180 Yahoo! Travelers give the restaurant an average of 4.5 stars, and 16 Yelpers give Patricia's an average of 3.5 stars.
- Great food and amazing service. The food makes you feel like you are in you are in an italian home on an easy sunday afternoons and the service is always on point. – kris c, Zagat
- It is a neighborhood restaurant -- busy and LOUD, but the food is worth it! I could make a meal out of the veggie focaccia bread they bring to the table. – Joan D., Yelp, 4/4/09