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
239 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (167)romantic (102)fit for foodies (90)good for groups (82)notable wine list (76)neighborhood gem (45)vibrant bar scene (37)hot spot (34)late-night find (23)scenic view (14)great for lunch (10)great for outdoor dining (9)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    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
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Watch out for the salmon and rosott
    sickerthanadog
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not as good as before
    Rita913
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Little for Too Much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very noisy
    lunchVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    shobes
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The staff was very friendly. Great surrounding. Nice little treats for birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food...not so great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must for special occasions!
    PazzalunaticVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Meal
    KittyVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic for special occasions
    JosieBell
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Meal
    goaliemom
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll be a regular
    aliM
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great food,nice atmosphere, a little loud but wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu
    Outoftowner
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    PreviousravingfansinRF
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate