Patricia’s of Holmdel
Patricia’s of Holmdel
Holmdel, NJ 07733
It’s been an exciting first year for Patricia’s of Holmdel. The inviting, authentic Italian, neighborhood restaurant opened its renovated Holmdel Commons storefront in October of 2015 and was quickly embraced by the community. Like any eatery, it measures success in positive reviews and repeat customers. There have been many of both.
Patricia’s owner, Frankie Brusco, a Holmdel resident himself, truly appreciates the support. “I have to thank the people who come out to enjoy a meal, come back to enjoy another one, bring new people with them,” he says. “They become friends, family. They deserve the credit for making this a fantastic first year for us.”
A one-of-a-kind, “fine, casual” eatery, Patricia’s is not part of a chain or connected to any Patrizia’s restaurant in NY or NJ, including Patrizia’s of Red Bank, all of which spell the name with a “z” not a “c.”
Sharing the helm is Lenny DiMaria, a chef with 20-plus years of restaurant experience and Frankie’s chief collaborator. “I call him my managing partner,” Frankie notes. “I couldn’t manage without him.”
Together, they bring the traditional flavors of Italy into “a beautiful, cozy space where everyone can be comfortable and have an enjoyable dining experience.”
Italian classics appear on the menu beside new, innovative creations. Pizzas are baked to crispy perfection in a super-hot wood burning oven and topped with ingredients both familiar and adventurous.
Everything is made in-house with only the finest, fresh ingredients. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are always available. Special requests are accommodated. And large groups or families who want to share dishes have the option to order their meal family-style.
Patricia’s is also a great place to hold private parties. Moveable barriers make it possible to seat groups of various sizes, with specially soundproofed ceilings keeping spillover noise to a minimum. They cater, too, and periodically hold entertainment or holiday “extravaganzas,” including 4 seatings on Christmas Eve (5, 6, 7, and 8pm) and 2 on New Year’s Eve (6:00 and 8:30pm).
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Dinner reservations are required Thursday through Sunday.