Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar
High Quality DiningMy parents spent 40 hours flying to come attend my graduation in the twin cities. The meal at Pazzaluna was their first meal in the US, couldn't have gone any better! Amazing food, amazing service, and amazing atmosphere!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had Mothers Day brunchWe had Mothers Day brunch at Pazzaluna and it was outstanding! The consensus at our table was that it was the best brunch that any of us had ever been to! Great service, wonderful food, and a beautiful atmosphere... We'll be back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was an all over excellentIt was an all over excellent dining experience. The food reminded me of Italy. The risotto was creamy and delicious. They earned our repeat business.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, excellent serviceA wonderful dinner at a reasonable price. My wife ad I had a comfortable table by the window that was serviced by a skilled and attentive waiter. Loved the beet salad starter. We each chose 1/2 portion pasta entries that left room for deserts (creme brulee and pecan pie, the latter large enough to be a meal on its own). The restaurant was appropriately noisy but, surprisingly, conversations from neighboring tables were lost in the overall energy. Recommended!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great dinnerOutstanding service, very good food and wonderful ambiance. A very popular gem of a restaurant in downtown St. Paul. A great special occasion restaurant.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptionalFood was amazing. don't know how they get tomatoes that ripe and delicious! Rosie provided excellent service. and the fellow who brought the water must have filled my glass 10 times. Thank you for a very pleasant dining experience.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food, serviceOutstanding food, service and atmosphere. We will eat here every time we are in downtown St. Paul.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday FunWe had a Great time! I was not happy with my first choice that I ordered and our waitstaff offered to get me something else. I did re- offer and really enjoyed this choice. So wonderful. Love going here.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for PromHad a reservation for 7:30pm, prom started at 8pm. We were seated very quickly, (7:40) and the service was quick. We were done with dessert by 8:15pm. Good service, and very prompt on such a busy night. Would gladly go here again.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMexceptionalWe were told on the phone when the restaurant called to confirm the reservation (which is annoying) that table 56 would be available. When we arrived (at dining room opening) it was taken for a group reservation. How does this happen? Regarding everything else: finally, a perfect Twin Cities dining experience! Rachelle is an exceptional server. Every morsel of food and every sip of beverage was perfection. This has not happened anywhere in a very long time in the Twin Cities. It was a memorable evening in every way. Congrats, Pazzaluna (except for the table snafu).5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Good FoodWe had a get together with three other couples and we were seated in the area near the kitchen which made it very difficult for us to hear one another, however, the food was very good - everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. Our waiter was helpful, but not overly friendly which is fine for me. There's a nice energy in the bar area with nice views of the sidewalk and streets. Overall, we enjoy Pazzaluna and will be back, but hopefully in a less noisy space.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat family dinnerMy son selected Pazzaluna for his 16th birthday family dinner. It met all of our expectations for a nice family dinner. Great food, reasonable prices, family friendly ambiance and outstanding service.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place. Go there everyGreat place. Go there every spring that we are in St Paul with our group. Everyone loved it. Awesome service, great food.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHappiest BirthdayPerfect Birthday Celebration!
Thank you for the great food, service and the birthday winde discount! WOW!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved everything, food,We loved everything, food, atmosphere, wait staff and especially the free bottle of wine during my birthday. They also have large gluten free menu that is wonderful.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the Salmone alla MostardaI had the Salmone alla Mostarda and quite honestly it was the best salmon I've ever had. The reisling wine I ordered was like drinking liquid gold - I believe my server called it the Columbian Reisling. The spinach salad was also wonderful as was Gelato for dessert.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMy boyfriend and I went thereMy boyfriend and I went there for our Prom dinner, and we were quite please with everything. The people were nice, the food was great and the atmosphere was sophisticated. The overall experience was outstanding and we were both very pleased.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy Pazzaluna.We always enjoy Pazzaluna. And, can't beat a free bottle of wine on your birthday! Cheers Pazzaluna!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPazzaluna is absolutely thePazzaluna is absolutely the best place to eat in the tin cities.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Place to Go!We had a superb dinner for a group of five. Excellent service. Food was exceptional. A bit pricey but was worth it. Beautiful setting. Located within walking of the Ordway.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPazzalunaGetting to be a little too noisy for me, but the food is so good, I'll ignore that! Wish you could muffle the noise just a bit!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant's reservationThe restaurant's reservation staff was very accommodating as the size of our group shifted from 4 to 10 to 8 as people clarified their schedules! Wait staff members were carefully attentive to our group's serving needs and desire for conversation time, neither being too distant at any moment or interrupting by being over solicitous. I was very glad that I had chosen Pazzaluna for this dinner meeting.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPazzaluna is always good.Pazzaluna is always good. We like coming here very much. My spaghetti carbonara was very good. My wife liked her dish also. The service is always very good.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food was very slow inOur food was very slow in coming, over an hour, but very good when it arrived. The solicitousness of our service helped overcome the slow food delivery, but we did have to rush a bit to get to the opera on time.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat can I say ... as nearWhat can I say ... as near to perfection as possible. My favorite carpaccio anywhere. Lovely wine list. Attentive service that doesn't hover.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy date had the veal medalionsMy date had the veal medalions and I had the Mediterranean sea bass. Both were delightful and the service was outstanding. My sea bass was steamed whole and filleted table side by a skillful server and served over some of the most luscious risotto for miles around.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed the foodI really enjoyed the food and service, it was a bit loud that night but it was a big crowd.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating big birthdaysWe were celebrating big birthdays and had tremendous service-delicious food and a great time.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!We dined here for the first time on Sunday, April 7. I had the spaghetti and meatballs and my husband had the lasagna...both were excellent. The dessert was also outstanding, I highly recommend the pecan pie and the tiramisu!! Our servers name was Curtis, and he was wonderful! This place is top notch and we will definately be returning!! Try it...you'll love it. :)4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMServer very knowledgeableServer very knowledgeable about pretty much everything on the menu. He was attentive without being pesty. Entrees were wonderful, pasta w/wild boar delicious, chicken piccata outstanding. Crab cakes were bland, but fresh at least. We will continue to return here bec there's a consistency around quality of the food, freshness, and excellent service.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Food & Good Wine ListAs usual the food was exceptional and the wine list better than most. The birthday wine deal is outstanding! Our server was not the most personable and a little gruff when we asked her to fix errors on the bill, but all in all a lovely way to spend a birthday with friends.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Easter brunchPerfect Easter brunch! The food and the service was wonderful.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch was fabulous; I sampledBrunch was fabulous; I sampled many of the offerings without disappointment. We are never unhappy after a meal at Pazzaluna.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I come to PazzalunaMy husband and I come to Pazzaluna for the food. Everything from the bread brought to the table at the outset to the tender chicken and handmade pasta to the creme brule is carefully prepared and flavorful. I would suggest low fat menu items be indicated on the menu. My only real complaint is the high noise level: it is hard to hear the person across the table from you.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent server (Curtis)--excellent server (Curtis)-- friendly & attentive(but not overly so), very knowledgable about wines. Menu was interesting, and the food good.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good, soThe food was very good, so was the wine. And it was so nice to get a bottle wine free up to your age when you celebrate your birthday! The server was also very pleasant and made our evening special. We will definitively go back to this restaurant.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and Dinner -foodGreat service and Dinner -food was outstanding and waitress excellent3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time diningThis was our first time dining at Pazzaluna. I had the filet with gorgonzola au gratins - my husband had the wild boar parpadelle. Oh yes, and the crab cakes were some of the best I've ever had. It was fabulous. We will be back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic dinner, serviceFantastic dinner, service and ambiance. The ingredients are always great, flavor is excellent. We love seafood and to have great options with an italian style is even better. And although the server mixed up the dish that was ordered for one of us, he made it right and the dish was still amazing!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Pazzaluna and alwaysWe love Pazzaluna and always recommend it. Food and atmosphere were both great.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Frangelico Pecan Pie withThe Frangelico Pecan Pie with Vanilla Gelato and drizzled Caramel sauce is amazing!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding withThe food was outstanding with a menu selection that matched. The cucumber soup was to die for. I will be back! A perfect waiter.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GreatI always go here for special occasions. Birthday, retirement, graduations, etc. Best service, Best food. Great Ambiance. I am never disappointed. Also, the best pecan pie anywhere.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was exceptional.The food was exceptional. I would not describe the scallop appetizer garnish a salad, too minimal.
We were in a booth near the kitchen, too much traffic near our table for the cost of the dinner.
Great sevice, friendly, helpful.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and also greatGreat Food and also great service from the manager3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there for my wife'sWe were there for my wife's birthday and the food, service and ambiance were wonderful3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMgood time, good server, good foodWe have been enjoying Pazzaluna for years, and at times it has felt a bit stale or stuffy. In particular, some of the long-time servers can be almost bossy in their dealings with diners. HOWEVER, we had a terrific experience this weekend. This was due to our well-informed and fun server. He had the perfect mix of personality and knowledge of both wine and food listings, and was attentive but never intrusive.
The food is always very good, but it's important to find your favorites on this extensive menu. Fish and meat are generally excellently cooked, and the pastas are fantastic. A few of the more adventurous items (duck and foie gras ravioli, for instance)might be better as an appetizer. It was very rich and monochromatic.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Bob and Bobby showAs always we had a good time here had dinner with my wife and my daughter and her boyfriend, food was good as it is every time we have been here.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit toThis was my first visit to the restaurant. The food was great, the service was very good, and the overall ambiance on a Friday night was busy, but high energy. I will definitely be back many times!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPazzaluna never dissapoints.Pazzaluna never dissapoints. I have been there several times for dinner on special occasions and have also been to their happy hour which is an excellent value. The food is tremendous, can't get better Italian in the Twin Cities.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM