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

Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pazzaluna.com/
  • Phone: 6512237000x
  • 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 8889246411
  • 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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Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
227 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (155)romantic (93)fit for foodies (90)good for groups (75)notable wine list (68)neighborhood gem (39)vibrant bar scene (33)hot spot (28)late-night find (19)scenic view (13)great for lunch (9)great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Crazy moon or The Other Woman.
    Pierre
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Considering the Midwest and its limitations in relation to the number of people residing in and around the Twin Cities; this is one of the finer Italian restaurants you will find. The menu has a fairly wide variety of choices, for any course you are contemplating. Service quality is equal too the quality of restaurant. Clean, neat, and well maintained premises. The outdoor dining is acceptable, but limited, the noise of passing traffic and pedestrians is distracting. The quality of our meal was very good, well presented, the staff were knowledgeable, professional in their duties, cheerful, and attentive, but not annoyingly so.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • flat out impressive
    MrGray
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very classy and tasty. The service was expedient (made reservations and arrived 15 minutes early and the $10 valet parking was ultra convenient due to the lack of street parking) The food was exceptional (brucehtta, fettucine alfredo with a side of broccolini) and the desert was even better (lemon sorbet)...the waiters and waitresses were always around when needed but not too overwhelming (just perfect service) ....my future wife was overly pleased....which made me Da Man in her eyes....which is why I give this place 2 thumbs up...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Service
    Michael
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The sauces on the pasta are heavy handed, too much cream sauce or overwhelming tomato flavor, and the fish, though fresh and expertly cooked, are usually over sauced,, but the very good wait staff will bring a more simply prepared version of the fish (olive oil and herbs with roasted potatoes if you ask.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special
    IronklVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    A special night with friends in from Florida for the first time to Minnesota. The service, food selection, wine selection were amazing. We were able to recieve great attention from the wait staff with out them hovering over us. The presentation of the food was beautiful.all meals were delicious and nice sized portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service!
    BlondieVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were seated promptly at our reservation time of 6 pm. told our server we had a play at 7:30. She was great, attentive and made sure we had a relaxing dinner but got us out of there in plenty of time. Food was excellent, we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-opera gem
    DebW
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I love this restaurant. I've been here at least a dozen times and it has never disappointed. They went above and beyond this time as we were delayed due to a terrible traffic jam. They still had a table for us, got us our delicious dinner well in time to make the opera. So very appreciative of their excellent service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, overall!
    Doug
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Gnocchi are suburb, service was wonderful, and the bartender's willingness to customize our Sazerac was also appreciated (he did a great job of it, too!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    GrandMarais
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    we love this place for Opera nights! Valet parking takes the stress out and great food keeps us coming back! We often go in for a drink after the opera! didn't have room for the $3.00 pizza since dinner was so great but we sometimes just do the appetizers so those nights the pizza after opera would be good!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time diner
    Businesstraveler33
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    In town for business, Pazzaluna was recommended by a local. The menu was extensive and had both traditional choices and some interesting alternatives. A strong wine list, attentive but not intrusive service, and pleasant decor contributed to a very enjoyable meal. Both of our meals - veal medallions, and a pork chop served over a butternut squash risotto - were well prepared and presented. The crowd was a mix of tables of friends, couples, and businesspeople. I recommend Pazzaluna.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good first date
    Phildiner
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Quiet, beautiful restaurant that served great food and had very friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely surroundings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A great place to watch the storm from. Good food, portions are just right and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • While43
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Fabulous wait staff. She informed about the opportunity to leave left over food and pick it up after the Opera. Great help
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was horrible
    Disappointed1
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a reservation for 6:15, didn't get seated until 6:30 even though others coming in after us were seated right away. We didn't see our waiter until 6:45. Our waiter was so busy my husband had to go to the bar to get drinks. I complained to the hostess and they did give us free dessert and a free round. However, even without the bad serious my husbands chicken was way overdone and my food was fair. Definitely never going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Impressed!
    averagemidclass
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We chose Plazzaluna for our Anniversary dinner because it looked nice and we love Italian food. There's no parking close enough for an out-of-towner to find without driving around a few times, so we opted for the valet - for which we had to pay $10. The food pricing wasn't outrageous, but was what we considered higher than a normal, semi-casual restaurant. The food was fair, at best. I honestly have had better tasting alfredo at Chili's, and the $14 'half size' I got was, maybe, the size of a cereal bowl. My husband had a seafood pasta dish, which he said was good, but not great. When we left, he asked if we could stop to grab a burger because he was still hungry, too! Unfortunately, this is not a restaurant we will be returning to.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and good service
    epiceats
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food was very good and the service was as well. The only issue was that the food took a long time coming out of the kitchen. They seemed to have plenty of staff and the restaurant was not completely full.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Serve oil and butter with bread, did not care for the olive mixture. Everything else was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    fred
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We hadn't been to the restaurant for a few years. I ordered the chicken piccata and it was terrible. It had no taste and was very white and gummy. The risotto underneath it was pretty good. My husband ordered the veal saltimbocca and the veal was not tender and he wasn't happy. Our friend ordered the lasagna and said it was pretty good. All in all, a bill of over $400.00 for 3 people, including wine, was a big disappointment considering 2 dinners were pretty bad. We will not return to this restaurant again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We usually have great experiences here including service but had a horrible service experience this time. The manager was great though and apologized and gave us a gift card for future use.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    kc123
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a very nice dinner here - the menu is extensive with a large variety. The service was great & our server helped us with narrowing down the menu to our tastes. We had early reservations, so the noise level was moderate, but I think it would probably be noticeably louder later into the evening. We went for my husband's birthday and were pleasantly surprised to find out that not only did he get a dessert sampler trio at the end of his dinner, but he was also given the chance to fill out a form for a $25 gift card and parking voucher (this was voluntary... you have the option of not submitting your info). Overall, a pleasant experience and we will probably be going back (the only obstacle is that it's kind of a far drive for us).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Supported indecision
    Xwell
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I couldn't decide what to have so ended up ordering three appetisers and one entre to share. They plated the single entre onto two plates which looked to me just like two entres. Very impressive service. Food was delicious but not fine dining... Not necessarily a bad thing if you want something uncomplicated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wife and I were here for our 22nd anniversary. Service was impeccable, food was terrific and presentation was as well. Prices a little high by St. Paul standards but worth it for a special occasion such as ours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made Special-Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here, first visit, they made the event special, free champagn and desert! Amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Client Dinner
    PamcapVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had a very nice client dinner - the staff understood we were conducting business which is always nice !! I highly recommend telling them what you are doing at reservation so it is seemless to the client - thanks for a great evening
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overall experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    hostess, paige was greatshe accomodated our request to find a quiet table in the corner. the food/sea bass (special) and walleye were awful. entrees took 55 minutes for a table of 7... oscar was great and ben our waitstaff was great and attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pink
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We all had a wonderful time, the food was amazing and the wait staff was great, can't wait to go back,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointing
    cls2013VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We are long-time fans of Pazzaluna and our dinner was generally good. The salmon from the antipasto bar is a favorite and it didn't disappoint in taste, but the serving size seems to have significantly shrunk since our last visit. The chicken piccata was seriously over-sauced and the sauce very thick. I've had chicken piccata before - at Pazzaluna and elsewhere - and a lighter touch definitely enhances the dish. The gnocchi with bolognese ((my husband's selection) was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for pre-theatre dining
    JanKopVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went there for our friends birthday and also had theatre at Park Square that night. All of our meals were very good and also appreciated the little birthday extras! Also my GPS fell out of my purse and they found it when they bussed the table and promptly contacted me to return it - thanks to Open Table for coordinating that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • helpful server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    when the server came to check on our meal she clearly knew the dish I had ordered had many problems. she offered to replace it which was wonderful and saved the evening.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Thomas is amazing and professional. Excellent presentation of food and our dinners are always delicious. It's become a favorite restaurant for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio for b-day dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Reasonable prices given how great the food was. Sat in outdoor patio area which was nice on a summer evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MikeandSue
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have eaten at Pazzaluna more times than I can rememeber and have yet to have anything other than outstanding service and delicious meals. HIGHLY recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Memorable Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was a very enjoyable experience beginning with the easily booked reservation linked to the website. We arrived on time, but had a slight wait (10-20 min) while a table opened up. We waited in the bar which has everything you could want including very friendly and knowledgeable bar staff. Dinner was excellent - Chicken Parmesan and Ahi Tuna, service was very good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian! Great Service!
    DeniseVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Lots to choose from. I love that you can order a half sized meal. Ask for Curtis as a server, he's fun and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service
    Shar
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Pazzaluna is a restaurant to enjoy on a special occasion. The prices are a bit high, especially if you order a bottle of wine. But, overall the food is excellent and the service cannot be beat. I had the walleye, my husband had seafood risotto and our friend had veal. All of the entrees were tasty and well prepared. It is loud in the restaurant because of the high ceilings but the atmosphere is great. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bob42
    Bob42
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Anniversary celebration drink & desert was very much appreciated. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful place
    MikeZ
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The Pazzaluna Italian restaurant was our choice for my wife's birthday, and we were not disappointed. Everything about our evening was A+!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Evening
    NicFit
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    foodnwine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet