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Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar
Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar

Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pazzaluna.com
  • Phone: (651) 223-7000
  • Hours of Operation: Dining Room
    Sunday - Monday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Bar
    Sunday - Monday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Tuesday - Thursday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 4:00pm - 12:00am

    Happy Hour Specials
    Daily 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For business, pleasure, or both, Pazzaluna's private dining room is perfect for your events, private dining or special occasions. We offer menus featuring authentic regional Italian cooking.
  • Private Party Contact: Kate Edstrom (888) 924-6411
  • Entertainment: The award-winning and critically acclaimed Bar at Pazzaluna Urban Italian is an energetic and fun place to meet after work, before an event at the Ordway, Xcel Energy Center, Roy Wilkins Auditorium or just to unwind with family, friends, clients or business associates.

    During warm weather, relax on the patio and enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Saint Paul (patio open May through September). See for yourself, you'll be glad you did.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Curbside valet parking begins at 5:00pm nightly and guarantees effortless parking for guests. Valet space can be guaranteed and reserved for guests, subject to applicable charges.
A word from Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar
In Italy, every meal is a journey… the same is true at Pazzaluna. Start with appetizers featuring a selection of bruschetta and pizza straight from our wood-burning oven; then move on to a traditional Italian dinner menu of antipasto or insalata (salad), to primi piatto (pasta course), to secondi piatto (main course), and finally a delicious dolce (dessert). Discover the truly Italian art of lingering over dinner with family and friends, making conversation, and enjoying wine in a setting that is both urban and relaxing.

The award-winning and critically acclaimed Bar at Pazzaluna Urban Italian is an energetic and fun place to meet after work, before an event at the Ordway, Xcel Energy Center, Roy Wilkins Auditorium or just to unwind with family, friends, clients or business associates.

During warm weather, relax on the patio and enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Saint Paul (patio open May through September). See for yourself, you'll be glad you did.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Anniversary celebration drink & desert was very much appreciated. Thanks!"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "My companion liked the food and the lack of noise very much. I had the special and it was done perfectly. We both enjoyed the food."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The Pazzaluna Italian restaurant was our choice for my wife's birthday, and we were not disappointed. Everything about our evening was A+!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Food was delicious. We were offered a complimentary desert and drinks for celebrating our anniversary but was retracted later in the meal when our waitress noticed their were no rings on our fingers. We were there for our one year dating anniversary."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Had a wonderful date night here, we will be back! The meatballs were divine, and I can never have anything bad to say about a place where you can eat a large pizza, a gigantic meatball, and have two glasses of wine each for $30. Happy hour is the way to go!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We sat at the counter ( my choice) watching the kitchen. It was fabulous. I was amazed at the controlled chaos in front of my eyes and yet every order came out perfect. If you have never watched how the kitchen works in a great restaurant, I would highly recommended it and Pazzaluna is a great place to do it."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We found Pazzaluna on the internet and thought we try it. It was our anniversary and they happen to be having a special for anniversaries or birthdays. Food was phenomenal all the way to our free dessert. I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Title says it all. There are a lot of good Italian restaurants in the Twin Cities where one can have excellent food AND excellent service. Based on my experience, Pazzaluna is not one of these. My advice....go elsewhere."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I have been eating at Pazzaluna for years, and it is a reliable dining experience. This was the first time I had ever attended one of their special events (Malvira Wine Event) and was very impressed. The menu was totally different than their usual fair, was creative and beautifully prepared. The wine was outstanding, and the pairings were excellent. Over all, an enjoyable and delightful evening."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Ordered salmon entrée, came way overdone, dry. Server graciously brought another order - this one raw. Guess I have to be specific."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Great place to go to celebrate a special event as we did to celebrate our anniversary. Excellent food and service. Special."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Waitress described the red wine that I like so I chose a Malbec. She also described different pasta selections that we were trying to decide on."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Once the bar and restaurant started filling up the noise level rose and we could hardly hear each other talk and had to almost shout across the table to be heard."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We booked a table for 6 on Open Table about an hour before dinner. We got there early and had drinks in the bar and were seated promptly at 8:00. The corn soup was amazing, as was my angel hair pasta. Everyone enjoyed their dishes. We had two hiccups, one where the order of sausage and peppers got converted to sausage and onions when the server entered it. Secondly, we had to ask for lemons three times. But it was still a great dinner and I'll be sure to remember them next time I am in St. Paul."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Eat at the bar or dine in the restaurant--either way you can't go wrong. The menu is not as vegetarian friendly as one might hope, but there are not veggie options and for carnivores everything from rabbit to lamb to veal. The service is excellent --ask for a table near the windows."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great service and wonderful food. Worth every penny."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Excellent service; food presentation was striking. Tasty food. We celebrated a birthday & the restaurant had many small treats for our group. Very nice touch!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "First question from our server was, "Are you celebrating anything tonight?" Upon telling her we were, in fact, celebrating our anniversary, we were treated to a glass of Prosecco and a dessert sampler after our meal, on the house! What a nice treat. Ambience was great, bar was very nice, food was FANTASTIC! We will definitely visit this restaurant again!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything courses.. And all the special attentions for the birthday girl"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Special visit with daughter away at college; all salads, entrees, and wine were excellent. Pesto was perfect, and seafood was cooked to perfection--fresh, moist, and delicious. Service was impeccable."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I recently had a wonderful evening in downtown St Paul, beginning with a delicious meal at Pazzaluna, and ending with a great production by Theater Mu. I arrived at Pazzaluna about half an hour early for my reservation for 6, but they had my table waiting, and was able to sit down immediately. The server was very attentive, and took time to get to know what type of wine I wanted, as well as making sure of our schedule so that we could get to the show on time. The food and wine was delicious, and reminded of our group of our recent trip to Tuscany. Our server kept us on time for the show, which was great, because we were having such a wonderful time. Love this place!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Three of us had it and all got terrible indigestion that carried on all night. The restaurant made no effort to reimburse us or make other amends. They just didn't seem to care."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Have really enjoyed dining here in the past. Food was inventive and well made. It seemed to have slipped somewhat last night. Bruschetta special was excellent. However my husband was very disappointed in his entree, sea bass with risotto. We have never seen a smaller portion of fish in an entree. Even the risotto was a very small portion, I had ahi tuna with grilled asparagus. These portions were quite a bit larger, and the grilled asparagus was excellent. I would have preferred the tuna to be more rare, but was not even asked for my preference. If ordering wine during the week of your birthday, you used to get $1 off for each year of your age. Now you get a dessert and some "tastes". Will look elsewhere for special celebrations next time."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Food was actually pretty good. Service was spotty; the server had an attitude unbecoming. Prices were the highest we've encountered downtown, and not justified by the quantity and quality of the food or service."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Pazzaluna has good Italian food and nice half portions if you aren't very hungry. But, the noise level was horrendous. Good service, wine list is a bit pricey for what you get."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly. Great surrounding. Nice little treats for birthday."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I had reservations for 7pm and wasn't seated until 7:20, which surprised me because there were a number of tables already. When I was seated they stuck my group of 4 right next to the kitchen. I asked to move to a quieter table and my request was fulfilled with some attitude. After another 10 minutes the waitress finally came. Drinks were another 15 minutes. Food was delicious but the waitress didn't come around with parmesan cheese until we were just finished eating. Second round of drinks took extremely long and by the time they finally came I really didn't want them anymore. Unfortunately this was a birthday dinner for my wife with our kids. We had looked forward to the dinner but left disappointed."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Went for birthday-eve dinner...didn't realize that they celebrate birthdays the whole week. The complimentary pre- and post-entre bites for the whole table and dessert sampler for the birthday celebrant were much appreciated touches. What a way to generate loyalty. I will definitely return!! Oh, yes, and the Quattro fromagi gnocchi was outstanding!!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "My Grandson and I shared a great meal at Pazzaluna and as usual the food and service was outstanding. I haven't taken advantage of the patio dining yet but hope to do so soon. It looks like a great spot. The beet salad is to die for and the Capri spaghetti is like a present on your tongue! I could eat it every day! Would recommend anything on the menu. Thanks for a nice evening."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We were celebrating a friend's birthday. Not only was the food very good and the cocktails interesting and potent, but the restaurant went far beyond a simple free dessert: Everyone else got a free mini appetizer and end-of-meal palate cleanser too. Plus, the birthday girl was able to sign up for a free gift certificate and parking voucher for her next visit. Our server was very helpful and non-intrusive. All in all, we had a really nice evening, so we'll be returning, probably for our next birthday celebration."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Met another couple for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our server Patty was wonderful - very attentive and knowlegable - and the food across the board was delicious. Look forward to returning soon!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great food,nice atmosphere, a little loud but wonderful service."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "In town for business and used open table to recommend a spot to catch up with an old friend. Pazzaluna was perfect. Great appetizers, broad menu offerings from pizza to steak, and everything was delicious. Reasonably priced, and a fun, lively, downtown location."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We have gone to Pazza Luna for birthdays and randomly any time we were in the area for the past 3 years. My FAVORITE dish was the beef and porcini mushroom brushetta appetizer, this is no longer on the menu. We have recommended Pazza Luna to so many people telling them of the amazing food, great ambience, etc. My favorite drink was some blue drink, they no longer have that either. My husband and daughter always loved the scallops appetizer, they have a new one that has a mint pea sauce..not a fan. We ordered carpaccio brushetta?? We were not aware that this was a raw beef appetizer, it did not state anywhere on the menu that it was raw. It was just a very disappointing trip. Our dinner was great, the pre-dinner was not."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Staff were wonderful and treated Ruth so very nice on her 75th Birthday (she remains a young woman in all ways). Thanks for the nice thoughtful touches to a day filled with theatre, family, and fine dining."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I was not impressed with our meal at Pazzaluna. The portions were quite small and not very tasty. We did however receive very good service, friendly and very efficient."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "A wonderful evening, we were served two complimentary glasses of Prosecco and a beautiful dessert. The atmosphere is classy, just a perfect place for a romantic evening!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The service was great. I thought the lights were way to bright. This is a very loud restaurant at times it was hard to hear each other speak."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We went to Pazzaluna on a Saturday night with a group of 6. Positives: Wait staff was friendly, main dining room had a good ambiance, calamari and caesar salad was good. Negative: We made a reservation for a group of 6 and were disappointed with our seat in the back room (right next to the wait station and the back door) at a wobbly table. It ruined the ambiance of the dinner. My husband had the rabbit and was disappointed with the lack of flavor. Our group was overall dissatisfied with their meals. The meals (chicken picatta and chicken parmesean in particular) were very heavy and large. We will most likely not be back to Pazzaluna in the future."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "An attractive restaurant to eat, meet , talk and linger over drinks or dessert."
    Dined on 7/11/2014