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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
223 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (152)romantic (96)fit for foodies (86)good for groups (75)notable wine list (66)neighborhood gem (40)hot spot (29)vibrant bar scene (29)late-night find (20)scenic view (12)great for outdoor dining (8)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great food and good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian! Great Service!
    Denise
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food...indifferent service
    rbeatingtonVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • special events
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • be specific when ordering salmon
    favoritesalmon
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hardcore
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great place to go to celebrate a special event as we did to celebrate our anniversary. Excellent food and service. Special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise level
    Josie
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner for 6
    Riley007VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great bar and nice restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very good return on investment
    NRC89
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great service and wonderful food. Worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shar
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary treat
    mlward41
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely 18th birthday
    Nolin
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We enjoyed everything courses.. And all the special attentions for the birthday girl
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pazzalooney
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beginning of a great night!
    FoodForThought
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.