Patricia's of Holmdel

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Fine casual Italian restaurant in Holmdel, NJ. A La Carte Dining, Family Style Menus and Private events.
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4.7
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4.5
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patricia’s of Holmdel takes the quintessential Italian family dinner and delivers it in spades. The menu consists of standard Italian fare with a generous list of thoughtful daily specials and unique but tasteful twists on standards. The seafood is fresh, the pasta is al dente, the portions are generous. Somebody (namely the chef) knows what they are doing.

The Sunday Sauce is only made on Sundays but it’s not to miss. The halibut is easily a double portion. The homemade desserts are absurd, probably illegal in a few states, definitely Pennsylvania. Homemade zeppole or gelato is a wonderful touch.

The wait staff are attentive and popping all over the place. When the owner is present, he makes every table feel welcomed. The locals know this place well, so I would suggest making a reservation. BYOB. As for ambience, somehow they managed to put crystal chandeliers coupled with modern decor.

Will be back for sure

CN
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Everybody liked what they got. Waiter was very attentive. Would go back. Better for a group of people then couple date night

f
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Server was sweet.

d
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious, well prepared food served by friendly and professional staff.

D
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice special occasion restaurant. Service and food were excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good food and pleasant staff

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating our son’s birthday. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We were the last customers in the restaurant and we did not feel rushed in the least.

C
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was delicious as usual. Love this restaurant! We were celebrating a birthday and our waiter made sure that everything was perfect!

AC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and outstanding !

TT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants around. Food was fabulous. Michael our server was informative, friendly, great recommendations. Seafood salad and fig and burrata were so delicious. So fresh. Nonna’s Sunday gravy delicious. Highly recommended. Can’t wait to return.

FF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. Selections on the special Valentine's Day menu were superb.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time to your establishment and it was amazing. Forgot our waiter’s name but he said it’s the only one with the accent that works there! LOL The food is amazing and the staff is outstanding!! Can’t wait to come back!!

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patricia’s is always a great dining experience and I love that it’s BYOB.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place & great food !

U
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a frequent customer at Patricia’s and they never disappoint! The food is always on point, incredibly delicious and always makes me begging for more. While I’ve never had bad service there, Chelsea went above and beyond to make my dad’s birthday special. She is truly one of a kind and we hope that we have her as our server when we return.

TC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Patricia's is a family restaurant so there are often large parties celebrating events. This energizes the experience while allowing enough intimacy for small groups or couples to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. The food is always delicious and portions large enough to take some home. The staff is friendly and professional seeing to details like putting a sparkler in your birthday cake and cutting it to accommodate your guests. They are busy so reservations are strongly recommended.

JS
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

booked Patricia's for sister's retirement dinner with immediate family (7) as we had been there several times with great results and I am happy to say, no surprises.... Very nice booth was ready for us...service was attentive as it was on the way to the kitchen but still missed picking up empties placed at the end of the table on the way past...not a dealbreaker but otherwise good...the food was great as usual (especially the charred octopus, yum!), well-paced. Would definitely recommend for for small party. Will return and often.

M
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

G
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived with a large party (11 people) , we had a reservation and were seated promptly. The service was excellent, answering all the questions and adjusting dishes as needed. The food was simply fantastic. Everyone was extremely pleased with their dinner choice. We will be back!!!

JC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service were very good, Although everything on the menu is a bit overpriced.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely LOVE Patricia’s! We don’t go as much as we’d like because it is pricey but understandable for the quality of food. Coupons?? :-)

N
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's wise to have reservations for Patricia's. We had 4:30 reservations for Saturday
evening. We arrived at 4:30 and the restaurant was already busy. When we left at
7:30 the place was packed and people were waiting on line to get seated.

K
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday, my husband would have done better letting us order one of their desserts instead of bringing a dry cake, besides they had key lime pie. Veal Piccata was fabulous and the iceberg wedge was wonderful. My husband loves the lasagna and minestrone soup.

AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall we had a very enjoyable evening for our first time dining at Patricia's. The menu was wide enough to satisfy a steak lover and a vegetarian and the prices were in line with the portions and level of food served. Our waitress was a bit too snooty for my liking but the service was quick and well timed between courses. They have the tables a bit close together which contributes to a louder than preferred noise level but all in all would definitely go back and would recommend.

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal -- can not wait to go back. Absolutely one of my favorite places!!

d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Patricia’s of Holmdel! The food , service and ambiance were amazing! We will definitely go back

BM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Prices are high

d
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their pizza is amazing. So delicious. Our server, Tara, is friendly; we are always so happy when she’s available. Love this place!

FM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a gem in Holmdel tremendous variety on the dinner menu in addition to a lengthy daily special list if you're gluten intolerant this place has quite a few items including warm bread for the table that is all gluten free staff was knowledgeable and very approachable definitely will be back

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were seated on time, the server Jorge was adept at his job, pleasant and personable, and our food choices were very tasty. I would recommend this restaurant to family and friends

SF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Well worth going. Specials are varied and interesting.

PT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I have been to this restaurant before and absolutely loved it. But last night I had the pasta with lobster and the lobster was tough.

JS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent and the service is unmatched.

JH
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always outstanding !! Food service outstanding. Never disappointed

B
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is good at Patricia's but the prices are out of line, the atmosphere is a step above cafeteria grade, and the service is sub par. Should dinner with your special someone, without drinks cost you $150+? Maybe on a special occasion but not very often. The restaurant largely consists of one large room with wall-to-wall tables (no dividers). We were escorted to a table for four towards the center of the room. We asked to be seated at an empty table for two that we spotted against the wall but they wouldn't accommodate us. We had to ask the server twice to get an ice bucket, and forget about getting automatic refills to your water glass. For many dishes Patricia's has passed the point where I am willing to shell out my hard earned money for an entree. I guess because its BYOB they feel they can charge outrageous prices. Even a chicken dish can cost you $30. Forget strip steak ($39), the veal chops ($45), and even short ribs ($38). Seafood is equally pricey. If you stick to the pasta dishes and pizza, the cost of eating at Patricia's won't be too outrageous. But why should you have to do that, oh and you also you have to avoid desserts and hot beverages. Herbal tea will run you $4 and what they call cobbler (which was really not much more than a 1" pie-like, wedge-shaped morsel was $10! All in all, not a place that justifies its high ratings. It does draw crowds and I can only guess its because of its location (not many Italian restaurants to compete with in Holmdel).

LL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was complemented by the specials and made ordering a tough choice as there were many interesting items. Service was fast and friendly and the birthday candle was really special.

TP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my 28 year old twin daughters for their birthday celebration and sat in one of the booths. The feeling of togetherness, service and food was great. Waiter brought the girls a little sparkler fountain which just made everything memorable.

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service.
Beat Italian food I Monmouth county.

JC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant with a nice menu and very helpful staff. It’s also nice to know that it’s BYOB and they also sell wine by the bottle.

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