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Patsy's Pizza

2287 First Ave. (117th & 118th Sts.) Send to Phone
212-534-9783 | Menu
Authentic New York pizza in its original 1930s East Harlem location.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
Open late Fri.-Sat.
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Patsy's Pizza Restaurant Review

: Just a handful of places pop to mind when we are asked where to find the most authentic New York pizza, and this East Harlem landmark is one of them. Patsy’s claims to be the first to use a coal-fired pizza oven when it opened in the ’30s, which is the key to baking that perfect crust. Today, it’s illegal to build coal brick ovens --- one of the reasons most pizza-makers’ attempts to achieve those authentic crusts fail. Patsy’s thin crust manages to be both crispy and chewy. Topped with a tangy, homemade tomato sauce and mostly traditional toppings, it’s a pizza among the city’s favorite. Patsy’s Alla Vodka uses creamy vodka sauce instead of tomato sauce and is a pleasant complement to the Rat Pack-era tunes on the restaurant soundtrack, guaranteed to inspire a nostalgia trip.

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