Having words with Sal J. Scognamillo, executive chef, co-owner, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant

Having words with Sal J. Scognamillo, executive chef, co-owner, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant

Mention the name Patsy’s to almost anyone who appreciates Italian food, music and New York history, and the conversation is almost certain to turn to Francis Albert Sinatra, the Chairman of the Board, Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank himself. Recognized as a “celebrity” restaurant before the term had even been coined, Patsy’s has a history with Sinatra that stretches back to the 1940s, when the “skinny kid from Hoboken” was first introduced to owner Pasquale “Patsy” Scognamillo by bandleader Tommy

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