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
156 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (97)romantic (90)fit for foodies (87)notable wine list (66)good for groups (60)hot spot (45)vibrant bar scene (38)neighborhood gem (33)late-night find (21)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (5)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Inept
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Pazo has a reputation as one of the best restaurants in Baltimore. I would believe it if the only consideration was the food, but dining here requires you to experience what this establishment considers "service". The three course fixed price dinner for our party was nothing short of a three hour ordeal. Our server visited our table every 45 minutes, apparently because he went home in between courses, the host served us a bottle of clearly corked wine and was angry when we asked why she poured it the same decanter as our unfinished first bottle, the restaurant manager refused to come to our table and everyone working at Pazo acted as if this was standard operating procedure. No meal is with this kind of ineptitude.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not anymore
    kathyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Waited an hourandahalf for bread to arrive when it came time for check waitress disappeared and all they offered was a free dessert and by that time my husband had fallen asleep at table
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We went for our 25th anniversary. Our waitress was lovely, we asked about a wine & she gave us her thoughts. She paced the meal timing very well. I asked about several entrees. I ordered the fish. I wish I were able to prepare the food as well. The presentation was very attractive. Due to our celebration they brought a wonderful chocolate desert. This was our 2nd time at Pazo's. Each time the ambiance was outstanding as was the service, food and presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LIMITED MENU
    STEVEP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Overall the experience was nice. Service was attentive, pacing was perfect, and ambiance is spectacular. However, the menu is limited: freshness and portions are spot on, but only the pizza ordered as an appetizer was worth raving about. The other selections from mussels,heirloom tomato salad with peaches, to small plates pastas and finally the dinners of fish( two bronzini and one monk) were all somewhat pedestrian. Cooked well but not noteworthy from the standpoint of flavor or uniqueness. It was our second visit in three years and the first time was much better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great room & service but food ugh!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Loved the room and service but food so-so. Got risotto balls/dry and chicken skewers/rubber & flabby meat then the pizza which was under cooked and soggy. Oven def not hot enough. Server offered to fix it but the rest of the table was eating and I ate only one slice. Manager brought over sorbet for service recovery and I was told I should have known it would have been soggy from the sauce. Left a poor impression and won't hurry back if ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the look and feel
    Aladygolfer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was beyond expectation. Cool place, I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great happy hour
    Debbrzo
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Can't beat the happy hour and beautiful ambiance had a great night there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience every time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I always have a great time when I go to Pazo. This time I went with a moderately-sized group from work and everyone enjoyed themselves tremendously. The food and wine are always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location Location
    swaynesworld
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Pazo's was phenomenal. Super easy to get to in this swanky part of town. Its a huge restaurant that looks like a gutted out factory building with exposed beams and bricks but it may be rustic charactersitically but it is very upscale. The squid/octopus was tasty and the salmon as a main course was perfectly prepared and cooked. A can't miss dinner.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, fair service
    Olivier
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It was a try quiet evening (just a few tables) so the ambiance wasn't at its' best of course, but the place is beautiful and the food was very good. The service was disappointing. Even though we didn't miss of anything during our dinner, we didn't see smiles of the personnel's face. It was so different from what we've experienced in other restaurants of Baltimore. I'm not sure we'll go back to Pazo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Daisy4648
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We love Pazo's!! The food, service and ambiance is superb! The menu changes every so often, but the quality is always top notch. It is rated as one of the top 50 restaurants in Baltimore....but it should be in the top 5.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favs
    JimHVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The team there knows how to make any occasion very special. The menu changes frequently and is filled with many delicious choices. My favorite aspects are the ambiance and the people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • susankVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is the first time we ate at Pazo since they changed to an Italian format. I think the change is for the better. The food was quite good. The small pizzas are excellent. I had the bronzini and it was out of this world. The restaurant seems much quieter than it used to be and that is a good thing. My only complaint was that it took a very long time for our server to take our drink orders. It was at least 20 minutes. Otherwise, we were quite pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the Drama
    FoodVixen
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    When you enter a sweeping space like the one at Pazo, it can welcome or overwhelm. This restaurant's warm and sumptuous vibe definitely beckons you in. Backing up the greeting are top notch cocktails, innovative and delicious Mediterranean cuisine and a fine wine list. A lovely pampered ending to a busy week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Pazo!
    CAM6195
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything about Pazo is perfect. Location, ambiance, service and food. My husband and I aren't light eaters so we knew to order a few appetizers as well as a the 3 course dinner entree. Portions are very small. But it is a tapas style so it's to be expected.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were in for pizzas and drinks before a movie. We enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere and service. We definitely want to return for a more formal meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful evening
    rmarg
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We came to Pazo on a Thursday evening to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant was not overly crowded, so upon arrival we were offered to sit in the lounge area and have a cocktail before heading to our table, which we gladly took them up on! Once at our table, we decided to share a variety of tapas- some favorites were the pizza with eggplant and buffalo cheese, the avocado and crab bruschetta, and the grilled octopus- the octopus was the best I have ever had, it was perfectly cooked and not chewy like you find at most restaurants. The ambiance of the restaurant was wonderful and it is beautifully decorated. We spent well over 2 hours enjoying our food and drinks and left very full and extremely happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate