Pazo
Pazo

Pazo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pazorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4105347296x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am; Sunday: 5pm - 9pm. Bar Hours: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:45am; Sunday: 5pm - 9pm.

    PAZO Pizza Hour: Monday - Friday from 5-7PM
    $5 Pizzas, Wine & Cocktails are available in the bar & lounge
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Julian Marucci
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Caroline St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet 7 nights a week. Metered street parking is also available. Parking garages are within a 2-block walk.
A word from Pazo
Pazo features a southern Italian menu that includes seafood, meats on the wood fired grill, hand-formed pastas, and classic pizzas. The restaurant is located in a beautifully restored historic two-story venue with an open kitchen,posh booths, mezzanine dining and inviting bar and lounge.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Pazo reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (116)romantic (99)fit for foodies (95)notable wine list (71)good for groups (62)hot spot (48)neighborhood gem (39)vibrant bar scene (37)late-night find (24)great for brunch (11)scenic view (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • first and last visit
    TootsVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The fish was fresh but a rather unremarkable preparation. My basil pasta with crab was good. My husband's pasta with mushrooms and fava beans was so salty it was unpalatable and had to be returned. They brought out another freshly prepared portion and it was better. Nothing great! Overall, the food was mediocre at best. They wine list and service was good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Liked old menu better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have been to Pazo many times over the years and it has always been one if my all time favorites. I was a bit disappointed that they changed the menu. I really loved the Spanish tapas that Pazo was known for. As always the ambiance was great and the service is amazing which makes this place such a special treat. I just wish they had left the menu alone. It was great as it was.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sampled several small plates
    Gina
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had a great night sampling 7 small plates and sharing a nice bottle of wine recommended by the Som. I plan to keep Pazo on my list of favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New menu--very good but not great
    Ed46VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Pazo has changed its menu to "northern Italian" and in my view has lost some of what I loved about it. Had dinner there on 8/19 and while the service was as always attentive and outstanding, and the food I ordered was well-prepared and presented, I kind of mourn the loss of the tapas and small plates that were the hallmark of the original Pazo and that I thought were as good if not better than any I had in Spain. So the Foreman Wolf machine has re-invented the restaurant and maintains its high standards of food quality and service, but it is really too bad that they did not retain some of the small plates (e.g. tuna crudo and white anchovies) that really made Pazo a stand-out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OK, but declining...?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We make the 70 mile trip once a year for the past 4 years. I love the structure, the service, however place was dead on a Saturday night... so sad, I hope they make it. I really love this place. Ouzo Bay has stolen all of the clientele and former energy. we left Pazo at approx. 11:30 pm, and we were the next to the last group to leave. As we drove around the corner, Ouzo Bay was JAMMED PACKED with super energy, standing room only... I think Pazo may have to reconsider adding the live DJ back on their perch. Every since the decision to do away with the DJ, the atmosphere has continually weakened, so sad. I want Pazo to survive!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic dinner
    tanya
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The staff was friendly. Food was good. I made reservations for my boyfriend's 30th birthday. I called to see if they could accommodate a special request----birthday candle on dessert and he said yes. When our server, Andrew, arrived, I had asked him if he was aware that it was my boyfriend's birthday, and he replied yes. When we ordered the dessert, they forgot my special request, but I didn't say anything. It was disappointing, but still nice time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise !
    rowdydow
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were surprised to find sich an oasis of quality dining in Baltimore's Fells Point neighborhood. Also surprising - the menu had changed recently to emphasize Italian cuisine. Overall a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pazo, not so much
    jjach
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went to Pazo for a birthday celebration. We had 8 people in our party. The place is magnificient! Beautiful and open, with a european atmosphere. The food was awful. The appetizers and entrees were so small, it was unbelievable. Not that I need a big bowl of pasta to keep me happy. But even a moderate portion of food would have been acceptable. And the food was so oily. All of it. We ordered entrees and pizzas, after our tiny appetizers (which we ordered the large portions, because we were afraid we wouldn't be able to see our food!) and the pizzas came out over 5 minutes after everyone else got their food. The waiter was very attentive. Very nice. But, he wasn't the chef.
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  • Beth!
    lamore
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our server gave us excellent service :) very courteous and even knew some sign language. The food was excellent. We especially loved the guanaceli (sp?) pizza. Overall it was a memorable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love This Restaurant
    Daisy4648
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The ambience of the facility is beautiful. The food excellent and the service great. Thank you, Beth, your service was terrific. This restaurant should be in the top 10 restaurants in Baltimore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good stuff
    FormerSFchowhounds
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Pazo rocks Italian seafood and pasta like you would expect in Rome. Scroll pasta with mushrooms and bucatini pasta with pork were fantastic. Will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant week find
    BmoreRD
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Me and a friend went to Pazo for dinner as part of restaurant week($30 for 3 courses). The servers were very attentive, the cocktails were great. I got the mussel salad and crab fettuccine. The salad was really tasty and different the crab dish was nothing special. But I tried my friend's Pizza and it was delicious. Would definitely come back for happy hour.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • merandy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Perhaps one of the most beautiful restaurants in Bmore. Attentive service. Intelligent wine list. Sadly, (very sadly, in fact) the food did not live up to expectations. There was nothing wrong or bad about it; it simply did not deliver in the wow! department. But I have to say I would return in a heartbeat and try other items............................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better than expected!
    Newfoodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    After reading some recent reviews that dissed the new Italian menu and complained of small portions, I was worried our visit would be a bust. We arrived before the big crowds (5:30 pm) and received great service and a meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jeffVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service was very good. The food was a bit above average. The restaurant was somewhat loud. We would go back again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Under a canopy sky
    Bavette
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had been waiting for a special occasion to go to Pazo. I had seen the pictures and knew it would be special. The atmosphere did not disappoint. The service was good for being crowded during Restaurant Week. There was only one mishap with the order and it was promptly fixed. The crispy eggplant served with the hanger Steak was the highlight of the meal. The pound cake was not quite right, lacking flavor and enough fruit to make it worth finishing. I was disappointed that the dessert item that I wanted was no longer on the restaurant week menu, having studied it pretty much everyday the week leading up to dinner. I won't be in a hurry to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Socceros
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great service, food, and ambience. One of the best dining experiences we have had in Baltimore. Well definetely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This place is really amazing. We went during restaurant week and every single course (times three because we all shared!) was fantastic. The wine pairings with each course were clearly carefully chosen and accented the flavors nicely. The servers were friendly, patient, and attentive. The building itself is really beautiful; high ceilings, well-chosen decor. I would go back again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • my opinion.
    willbebacktoeat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I thought everything was great except I was disappointed with the eggplant because it was deep fried & did not have the taste of eggplant. It was served with the hangar steak which was good. Our waiter was fantastic. It was not stated on the Restaurant Menu that it was to be deep fried.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad idea, bad food, good drinks
    Natalie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    First off all, if you have been to Pazo when it was still serving the great, creative tapas, be happy. That wonderful place is long gone. Keep the memories, don't go back. If you have not been to Pazo, go to get a drink and to see the place. The atmosphere is still amazing, and the house specialty drinks -at least the two my husband and I had- were very good. Unfortunately, they are now just another overpriced Italian restaurant in an area full of Italian restaurants. I can name two other places I'd rather go for Italian, both high-end and family style. Both are walking distance from Pazo. Out of two full meals, the best food we had was the Burrata appetizer, and that was small. The meat in my pasta was sour. Lamb dish was tiny.
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  • Love the new menu.
    BaltimoreMom
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I had a couple of mediocre meals years ago when Pazo first opened and never went back. Went with a group of four people to try the new Italian menu, and the food was terrific! This fabulous space now has food to match its setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great spot
    cadamz
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    great spot to bring out of town guests. pazo has been around for a long time, and is known for the grand entrance, and great interior layout. the food is good and enjoyable for a social dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Poppins04
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was our first visit to Pazo and definitely will not be our last. The interior is warm and inviting, the service impeccable and the food was excellent. Our waiter, Devon, was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. It was a totally enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Why change a good thing? Pazo was great before. The new menu (both food and drinks) are less than half the size and no where near as tasty. Extremely disappointed. Will not be returning.
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  • Great Service
    CapHazVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    First time at Pazo since the concept change to Italian. GREAT Service. Food was very good and not overly expensive. I would highly reccommend a night out at Pazo.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another fine experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    had a wonderful meal with good friends. the food and service were impeccable. will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jermamak
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I appreciated the attention to detail and the courtesy of the restaurant staff from my entry to my exit that evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food selections
    Daisy4648
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was great except for one notable exception. I ordered the $29 Hanger Steak and while it was tasty, the portion size was so small I thought it was an appetizer. It was noticeable to all at the table. Everything else was great-The service was wonderful ( I believe Yonna). We loved the restaurant and will return but won't order the steak!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great birthday dinner
    Babette
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Wonderful decor and atmosphere. Interesting menu. Erin Harper and all of the staff were wonderful to make a delightful birthday experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off-putting loud music
    EmsDining
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    There seemed to be miscommunications that ended up loading us with too many rich foods at once. Because of the loud instrumental music, wait staff appeared out of nowhere, needed to repeat themselves, and gave us things that we had already turned down from other staff. Exhausting.
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    good for groups
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  • Beautiful Spot... Food is just "OK"
    YPFoodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The service is top notch, the restaurant décor is beautiful but the food fell short of expectations.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New menu a disappointment
    BmoreDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We went to Pazo, a former favorite, not realizing the entire menu had been reinvented. No longer a tapas restaurant, its menu is now unexciting and lacks the variety and Catalan cuisine that made it so great. The cuisine itself is still delicious. The calamari were perfectly seasoned and prepared, as were the ravioli. But the best and only options on the menu for me were CALAMARI and RAVIOLI. I could have gone anywhere and paid substantially less for that in any number of places. We were so disappointed. While the food was good, the portions were meager, the price was high, and the originality and variety that once made Pazo our go-to spot are now gone. RIP, Pazo. We miss you already.
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  • Fantastic Service
    Anniversary
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Recently celebrated anniversary there and staff were aware. Welcomed with complimentary champagne to start one of the best service experience we have ever had. Would recommend this restaurant based on service, food and cost as a real gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    RPX1197
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Picked it for a date. Got there at 7 and had drinks at the lounge before the 8PM reservation. The food was the best I've had at a restaurant in years. The service was outstanding. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great food, great drinks, and a nice atmosphere. PAZO is still a great place for a nice meal. They also have valet right outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful new menu
    Ronnie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Pazo's continues to provide consistently superb service and fantastic food . . . please stop by and check out their new menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enter Paradise
    whenInRome
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our large group ended up enjoying Pazo from their comfortable bar/lounge area. The happy hour pizza special ($5 for a generously sized and delicious pizza) was a great deal and the flavors were excellent. This was only topped by Pazo's amazing other menu options, specifically the Chicken Spiedini and their Chocolate Olive Oil Cake. We were all very impressed by the food and the casual yet refined (and gorgeously appointed) dining atmosphere. I definitely recommend this for large groups and small, romantic get-togethers. I hope to return myself for a special dinner sometime soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian not Spanish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I was quite disappointed in the switch from Spanish style tapas to Italian food. The reason I loved pazo was its true tapas. Now it's just like any other Italian restaurant. I wish they wouldn't have switched. Still great service And wonderful atmosphere, as always even though there's a food style change.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • James
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Amazing place to eat. What a perfect dining experience! I will be back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Zena
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Food is awesome and atmosphere is great. The lamb slider was amazing as was the lamb pasta dish and the lobster!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.