Patrono Italian Restaurant is located on the bottom floor of the Avana Arts District Apartments in the heart of Oklahoma City’s Arts District. Patrono is located near the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Downtown Metropolitan Library, Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, and the Civic Center Music Hall.
Patrono Restaurant is the first restaurant owned and operated by Chef Robert DeCoste. Robert began his career in his hometown of Newburyport, Massachusetts. After a brief stint with Chef Paul Prudhomme at K-Pauls in New Orleans French Quarter he returned to Boston to work under Chef Todd English. He then moved to Washington, D.C. and was promoted to Executive Chef at Todd English’s Olives Restaurant. Robert was also Executive Chef at Notti Bianche in Washington, a small Italian restaurant located one block from the Kennedy Center, the capitol city’s civic center. Sound familiar? He moved to Oklahoma City in September of 2012.
Modeled to resemble restaurants the chef visited while traveling in Italy, Patrono serves authentic Italian food. The word Patrono is the Italian word for patron saint. We use imported Italian ingredients whenever possible including our entire wine list, salami, cheese, olives, and pastas. We also cook with San Marzano tomatoes. Why? Because they are regarded as the finest tomatoes in the world. The flesh is much thicker with fewer seeds, and the taste is stronger, sweeter and less acidic.