Past Meets Present at Mama Dag’s Seafood & Pasta House, in West Orange

Jan 14, 2022 316

BY: Gina Glazier

Old-school, comforting, stick-to-your-ribs Italian food, the type of meal Nonna spent hours stirring and seasoning on a Sunday. If this is your kind of dinner, I highly recommend taking a trip to Mama Dag’s Seafood & Pasta House, in West Orange. Formerly Patsy’s Seafood & Pasta House, this establishment has just rebranded itself and expanded its already popular menu. 

Owner Anthony Dagostino, a previous bar owner (The Pour House, in West Orange, and The Boiler Room, in Garfield), had a clear idea for his first restaurant. He wanted to pay homage to his beloved mother, who instilled in him a love of homestyle food and hospitality. Opened in 2019, his restaurant weathered through tremendously difficult times in both the world and specifically, the restaurant industry, amidst the pandemic. 

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