Dining Guide

Pat's Italian Restaurant

Perfectly classic Italian favorites


1200 Hartford Avenue, Johnston | 401-273-1444

A Hidden Italian Gem

True to its name, Pat’s Italian serves perfectly classic versions of Italian favorites. The restaurant’s claim to fame, though, has always been their sauce, which was named Best Sauce in Rhode Island by The Providence Journal. Considering the many Italian restaurants in this state, that is no small feat. Pat’s also spares no expense in using all natural beef, chicken and seafood, and locally produced dairy and eggs, and has been committed to this kind of quality since the beginning. 

At Pat’s Italian, the emphasis is on fresh, house-made food. They’re one of only a handful of restaurants to offer freshly made pasta (there are three of them on the menu), as well as everything from lasagna and stuffies to homemade salad dressing. That’s why their food tastes so incredibly fresh – because it is.

Have a Party: Pat’s hosts private events at the restaurant, and offers a catering to-go menu.

Two is Better than One: Pat’s recently opened a sister restaurant, Frankie’s Italian Bistro, in North Kingstown.

Sample Menu - Primi

Rhode Island Calamari

Hand-battered native squid rings, fried golden brown and topped with sauteed garlic, chopped tomato, olive oil and a side of hot pepper rings

Zuppa di Vongole

One dozen plump little neck clams sautéed with garlic, white wine and clam juice. Comes with choice of red or white sauce and toast points.

Sample Menu - Secondi

Pollo alla Sorrento

All-natural chicken cutlet, topped with Narragansett ricotta cheese, breaded eggplant and mozzarella, baked in tomato-basil sauce

Pasta of Your Choice

Choose from homemade radiatore, bucatini, pappardelle or rigatoni; house penne or thin spaghetti; and tomato-basil, pink, alfredo or aglio-olio sauce 

Pollo Mediteraneo

All-natural chicken breast topped with fresh spinach, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives, then sprinkled with shredded Asiago cheese and finished in a light lemon and butter sauce 

Homemade Lasagna

Ridged lasagna noodles layered with a blend of mozzarella, Narragansett ricotta and Parmesan, and all-natural ground beef, topped with tomato-basil sauce.

Pasta Miscuglio

Pasta tossed with sea scallops, shrimp, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms in a spicy pink sauce

Vitello Preferito Christine

Hand-breaded veal cutlet, stuffed with spinach, Narragansett ricotta, mascarpone and romano cheeses, topped with fresh mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma and marsala sauce


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