Looking for italian in The Bronx....(not arthur ave)
Pelham Bay and Italian food. There's a Patricia's in Throggs Neck and a Patricia's in Morris Park. The Throggs Neck location is the better of the two. (So you've been there and done that). We'll move on.
In Pelham Bay, Giovanni's is good (adjacent to the Chase Bank on Westchester Avenue). The owner is from Ponza, Italy. Old school red sauce Italian. Not very appealing ambiance though.
If it's ambiance you want, then go to Tosca. http://www.giovanninyc.com/media/tosca.html
If it's large portions and very good food in a small homey setting that you crave, then go to Mamma Lucia's Ristorante. 134 Pennyfield Avenue (718) 409-4053/4054.
Seafood? Louis Seafood Restaurant, 3474 E Tremont Avenue.(718) 822-4600. Good red sauce. Excellent "floured" fried calamari - crispy and fresh. Very extensive menu.
Lastly, Enzo's. Closer to Morris Park by Pelham Parkway. Good food all around. Nice setting. Owner Enzo is from Calabria, I believe. http://www.arthuravenuebronx.com/enzo...