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Remembering Ol' Blue Eyes - Patsy's Italian Restaurant Pays Tribute to Their Favorite Customer on Dec. 11th & 12th

December 10, 2009 - by City Guide News Desk
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Patsy’s Italian Restaurant, known for years as Frank Sinatra’s favorite, will pay tribute to their number one customer by offering his favorite dishes on Friday, December 11th and Saturday, December 12th (Sinatra’s 94th birthday).  Patsy’s Italian Restaurant will serve Frank Sinatra’s favorite dishes including: Frank’s Clams Posillipo, Frank’s Veal Milanese, Frank’s Fusilli with Fileto di Pomodoro, and Sinatra’s favorite desserts including Ricotta Torte and a glass wine. The meal is $75.00 per person plus tax and tip.
Patsy’s, the original family-owned and -operated Italian restaurant, at its only Manhattan location, 236 W. 56th St. on Manhattan’s West Side, has been a legendary dining destination in New York for over 64 years.  Founded in 1944 by Pasquale “Patsy” Scognamillo, Patsy’s has been in its current Theater District location (in the building just next to the original site) since 1954.  In over 64 years of existence, Patsy’s has had only three chefs: the late Patsy himself, his son Joe Scognamillo, and Joe’s son Sal Scognamillo, who has been manning the kitchen for the past 25 years. In June 2008, Patsy’s opened their second and only other location in The Atlantic City Hilton Casino.
Patsy’s attracts a varied clientele including an extremely loyal following of regular patrons, Italian food aficionados, tourists and celebrities. They enjoy the restaurant’s remarkable signature dishes including succulent Veal Chops Siciliano, spicy Lobster Fra Diavolo, tender Chicken Contadina, and savory stuffed Calamari. Spectacular seafood such as Striped Bass Marechiare, Lobster Arreganta and Shrimp Scampi are always requested, as are meat favorites like Sirloin Steak Pizzaiola with Peppers and Mushrooms, Stuffed Veal Chop Marsala, and Chicken Liver Cacciatora. Patsy’s famous restaurant quality sauces, made from the freshest, most mouth-watering ingredients, are available in better supermarkets and specialty food stores throughout the U.S.  The tomato based sauces, 100% natural, with no preservatives or added sugar, are available in six varieties, including Marinara, Tomato Basil, Fra Diavolo, Puttanesca, Vodka, and Pizzaiola.
Just steps from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Theater District, a visit to New York City is not complete without a meal at Patsy’s.  For lunch, dinner, business or pleasure, Patsy’s has been serving traditional Italian cuisine at the highest standards and in the warmest atmosphere for well over half a century.
Family-owned and -operated for over 64 years, the original Patsy’s, located at 236 W. 56th St. in New York City, has been the place for home-style Neapolitan Italian food that has been enjoyed for generations. The restaurant’s hours of operation are 12 to 9:30pm Sunday through Thursday, closing at 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday. For further information about Patsy’s, call 212-247-3491 or visit

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