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Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Peachy's Pick Since 2016, Patrizia's @PatriziasBK of Manhattan by Antonietta Alaio Spring 2018 Our Coverage Sponsored by Fresh Origins @microgreens

Best female restaurateur in Manhattan, Antonietta Alaio!
Black Fettuccine Pescatore, above, suggested by Antonietta!
Squid Ink Fettuccine with Crabmeat!

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It's not who you know, it's Whom You Know and we are glad we know the fabulously talented Antonietta Alaio! 
She and her team are the owners behind Patrizia's, which has many locations.  We concentrate on the Manhattan location and it is where we have visited every time.
Patrizia's was last featured a year ago:
and it has been a Peachy's Pick Since 2016:
We had a wonderfully crabby start!  Be certain to look at their specials of the day, as they are extraordinary.  Meet Squid Ink Fettuccine: Crab Meat, Fresno Chili (a type of pepper from this area of California) and white wine enhance this pasta wonder.  Even though the taste is decadent, you will find yourself extraordinary comfortable in the laid back spacious atmosphere of Patrizia's.  Of everywhere we review it is probably the best place to bring kids to.
Look at that super salad!  Arugula salad will wow you with its supreme freshness and it is a great size-just what you need to get your vegetables in.  They thoughtfully remembered to put the dressing on the side in a gorgeous silver boat and you will also be impressed with the argula and its gang of tomato, fennel, olives and shaved Parmigiano cheese.
Not everything is Italian here-an appetizer that also graces the fabulous specials the day we visited was the Tortino di salmone, which arrives in style from Scotland.  It boasts incredible flavor and freshness and the smoked salmon is wrapped around delicious local ricotta from New Jersey.  We don't feel like we've seen this often but it works so well!
Crafted with Semolina flour, Black fettuccine made with squid ink alone is amazing, but when it teams up with its pals of the sea, it is even better.  The Black Fettuccine Pescatore with calamari, shrimp, baby clams, lobster and mussels is perfect for the warmer weather especially!  This dish is specifically suggested by Antonietta, and the symphony of seafood will be music to your tastebuds and ultimately your stomach.  
Another winner of an entree is the Chicken Scarpariello, which is chicken sauteed with peppers of red and green, mushrooms, fresh garlic and olive oil.  The chicken is sourced from Ranchers in New York and is both hormone free and antibiotic free.  The vegetables add color and nutrition to this classic which hits the spot.
This entree is another from specials of the day and it travels to your plate all the way from Africa!  Simple Seafood sources the Nile perch filet from the Nile river for Patrizia's.
We don't recall ever having this fish before, and the pan seared Nile Perch filet was just delicious especially when paired with the smashing string beans and perfectly thin sliced potatoes.  You'll feel like Hepburn and Bogart are right there with you having dinner a la The African Queen.
The Parma pizza is the most popular at Patrizia's, and just by looking at it, you can see why. 
Prosciutto di Parma, arugula, mozzarella, grape tomatoes and shaved Parmigiano are equally placed on the extraordinarily delicious crust.  The classic is truly amazing with every bite!
Hello Stella!  Stella means star in Italian, and no one is as creative at pizza shapes as Patrizia's is.  We think Dancing with the Stars should eat their pizza.
We ordered the Giardiniera Stella!  Roasted peppers, zucchini, eggplant and mushrooms are going to convince you that vegetables were never so delicious.  This item was the first to magically disappear in its entirety in Peachy's stomach from this review.  You are not going to be able to stop eating the pizza so consider this a warning!
Smiling Stella!
Then Antonietta told us they had a third pizza shape that is new: Mezzaluna!  Moon!  We told you they have the most innovative pizza shapes.  Tomato, mozzarella, broccoli rabe and sausage define the Abruzzese pizza which we chose to have in the Mezzaluna shape.  
From every angle it is superlative!  Note that Patrizia's has a great wine list of superb depth that keeps getting better.
Peachy and Antonietta!
P.S. Say yes please to chocolate gelato hazelnut mousse!

Patrizia's continues to be Highly Recommended.

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