To say that Patty Barish has experience in the restaurant business is a bit of an understatement. Patty’s dad owned Gino’s Restaurant in Needham, Ma for 37 years and it’s where Patty got her start. She worked in every facet of the business from the kitchen to the dining room and learned everything she knows about cooking from her family.
She took that experience and, seeing an opportunity for serving the kind of Italian food she grew up with, decided to open her catering business and restaurant. Today, Patty B’s has grown tremendously. Her take on classic Italian dishes has won rave reviews up and down the seacoast.
Patty B’s menu is filled with a variety of authentic Italian cuisine including amazing subs, salads, appetizers and soups. She serves full plates of parmigiana, lasagna and other pastas (be ready to take home a doggy bag). And of course, Patty B’s serves what locals call the best bruschetta in all of Dover! Even the desserts are homemade and include cannoli, chocolate Bavarian cake and specialty cheesecakes.
Everything is made from scratch and many feature her signature marinara sauce which she makes with special tomatoes and a closely guarded recipe. If you are looking for something a bit more authentic than Olive Garden, we invite you to come to Patty B’s and see what real Italian food tastes like.
My Dream Come True
Ever since I can remember, I was surrounded by food. In fact, I often say I was raised in my parent’s (Guido and Bella Guarino) Italian American restaurant in Needham, Massachusetts. It’s where I learned my trade. 20 years ago, I moved to Dover, NH with my husband of 26 years, Bob Barish, and raised 3 beautiful children.
It was always my lifelong dream to have my own family restaurant. In December of 2012 that dream came true with the opening of Patty B’s in downtown Dover. After outgrowing the first location, we moved Patty B’s to its current location on Dover Point Road, where Bob and family friends pitched in to create our current space.
Everyday I count myself lucky to be surrounded by the best servers and chefs. And I am proud Patty B’s has been part of the Dover community for more than 4 years. We put hunks of love into all our recipes every day, and love to please our customers.
~ Patty B.
What a wonderful surprise. Really good Italian. If you like your eggplant sliced thin with a flavorful sauce, then you have got to try their Eggplant Parm.
~Greg K., Pasadena, MD
I’ve been here 3 times and each time I walk out forgetting I was in Dover. This place is a real gem for this town. The service is great, the food is delicious!
~ Bernadet S., Roebuck, SC
The portions are huge! …There were also a variety of adult beverages- from a nice beer and wine selection to a delicious, unique seasonal mixed drink menu.
~ Kelly S., Pawtucket, RI
The food would keep me coming back if I lived in the area. I had the scampi with grilled chicken in a bowl two times the size of my head. Be warned, come hungry!
~ Denise M., Medford, MA
Patty B’s is a great Italian restaurant. There are many in the area but this place is right at the top of the list. The food is excellent and everything comes in HUGE portions.
~ Theo K., Dover, NH
What a place! Our whole table agreed to come back before our meal was even done! The portions are HUGE and food is so flavorful!
~ Carissa M., Somersworth, NH
I wish I could give this restaurant 10 stars. The wait staff was amazing…We were there for a private party and we were so welcomed and made to feel at home.
~ Debbie P., Kittery, ME
The lasagna was AWESOME…….:) try the calamari, good and spicy. Service was top notch. I would highly recommend if you are looking for good Italian
~ Seacoast Food Blogger, Barrington, NH
The food is packed with flavor and the servings are out of this world.
~ Anthony F., Dover, NH
Amazing food and good dining experience! …The highlight for me was how brilliant the food was all the way down to the simple but amazing garlic-bread!!!
~ Thomas F., San Diego, CA
We love the place! The food has been very good, the service is on the spot and the atmosphere is family dining and smiles.
~ Eric R., Dover, NH
After numerous visits it doesn’t get any better! Great food and great service for a great price!
~ Brian H., Exeter, NH
Best Italian food in town, on par with Boston’s north end! Don’t expect canned here, the bolognese sauce is to die for. Don’t forget a cannoli when done!
~ Steve W., Rochester, NH
We tried this place for the first time last week, and were blown away!! The food AND the service were excellent.
~ K.Z., Dover, NH
The Alfredo rivals any in New England. It will stack up against all in the North End of Boston.
~ Michael L., Rollinsford, NH