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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

    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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We made reservations and when we arrived, still had to wait about 20 min for a table. Not happy- but they did apologize for the wait. Our food took a while after we ordered too. We ordered the dessert that said it took about 15 min to bake, and we were willing to wait because the description sounded amazing. When it came out, it was smaller than what we were expecting because of the price. (Smaller than a cupcake) All together we spent about 2 and 1/2 hours at the restaurant!!, but the food was amazing."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Pazzaluna is a good place to meet friends and enjoy a dinner together. The food is good, wine list so-so. I had a half order of pasta, Caesar salad and glass of wine for under $40. A value in a nice downtown setting."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My experience was extremely great. The place was nice and clean, the service was great and the selections were plenty."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Very enjoyable experience. Love the ambiance and the food was very good. The olive tapenade with the bread was yummy."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My FAVORITE restaurant in all of the Twin Cities!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Pazzaluna is one of our favorite places to celebrate our birthdays, and once again did not disappoint!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My cousin and I so enjoyed our dining experience...We met for our birthdays and we both were running late. Your team was so kind in still seating us on a Friday night...and we still made it to our theatre on time. Wine and food were amazing, along with the awesome service."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "One of the reasons for choosing Pazzaluna especially for a birthday gathering was for the complimentary bottle of wine offered to the person celebrating his or her birthday. It was such a good promotion and gave us good feelings for the restaurant, we always celebrated birthdays as well as just stopping by for a meal at Pazzaluna. They have now stopped that service. I no longer feel as compelled to drive from Minneapolis. If a free bottle of wine to match your age is no longer cost effective, perhaps a less expensive house type bottle of wine would be an option. It separates Pazzaluna from similar competing Italian restaurants. I would like it if you could bring back the bottle of wine!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We attended this restaurant before a play performance at The Park Square Theatre. We made a reservation as the website recommends and rushed to make our 5.15 time slot as no 5.30 or 5.45 slots were available. Much to our disappointment, when we arrived, we found the restaurant only half full. The service was very good and our waiter, Jacob, allowed us to sample the wine first and even gave my mom a sample of a second one. This convinced me to purchase a full glass of wine for $12. The food was okay. My mom's linguini was al dente in fact, a bit undercooked, and she couldn't finish it. My spicy penne was not spicy and the sausage that I ordered with it were slightly burnt and crunchy. Nice atmosphere but not food only okay."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We love this place for italian cuisine. We tend to order the "usual" and sometimes try new things. Overall, food is excellent and servers give a different experience that typical restaurants- almost a more casual fine-dining. It's nice. We go back at least once a year. I also really, really enjoy the bar & the happy hour is quite nice."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We've been to Pazzaluna many times over the years, and really like the place. But on this visit, our service was much poorer than during previous visits. Our waitress basically disappeared after taking our order. A couple of younger guys brought our entrees before we had completed our salads, while saying "Oh. sorry about that". I really hate that, because if they were really sorry, they wouldn't do it!! If you visit, consider ordering course by course!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had wonderful food and service, but had a hard time conversing, due to the noise level. We decided not to stay for dessert."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I have not dined downtown for quite a while and was pleasantly surprised at this restaurant. Loved the extra tall windows and space between tables. Veal medallions were excellent. Too much cheese on the bruchetta. Desserts were excellent."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Our dinner here was wonderful! The food was excellent and the service was good. I have been here a few times and am always pleased. I will definitely return again and would recommend Pazzaluna to others."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The restaurant really extended its congratulations to us ... we were greeted with two glasses of Prosecco and brought a dessert with a candle lit, on the house! The gnocchi was amazing, as always, and I love that they split the dish with two sauces for me. We have made this an annual event and the restaurant knows us, but I would recommend it to anyone wanting to enjoy really good Italian food or a special occasion!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Chicken saltimboca was good, but chicken was overcooked. Veal medallions were tough, but tasty. Arugula salad was excellent. Great bread.Someone in charge did come to our table to ask how our dinners were. Nice touch."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "another excellent evening with my wife!!! excellent food, excellent staff, excellent ambiance! only hiccup was the half round booths got a little uncomfortable. Thanks again!! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Given the association with the St. Paul Hotel and it's outstanding reputation for quality, my family and I went to Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant and Bar with the highest of expectations. When we arrived, despite a small number of customers and a prior reservation, we waited 20 minutes for our table. When we were finally seated, we were treated to slow and inattentive service, followed by food that was limited in portion (particularly considering the price), and of average quality. Finally, when paying the bill, I was told that I would only be allowed to use one of two gift cards, forcing us to either forfeit the amount of the second gift card, or endure another mediocre dining experience."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My meal was delicious -- chicken piccata with parmesan risotto. It was absolutely yummy. Very big portion. Would have liked a little less risotto and an added green veggie. Highly recommend Pazzaluna if you love Italian food."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We generally love Pazzaluna but were exceedingly disappointed to learn they cancelled their birthday wine promotion. We typically go with a sizable crowd (6-8 people) 5-6 times per year and have told dozens of our friends what a great deal the wine promotion is (was). According to our server, they cancelled the promotion "because the economy is stronger" and they no longer need it to entice consumers into the restaurant. For us, that now makes Pazzaluna no different than any other special occasion restaurant. Please bring it back!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Great food and service despite being really busy for a Monday evening. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Two friends and I had dinner here before a concert at The Ordway. We were able to get a reservation at the time we preferred, and we were seated at once. We enjoyed wine before dinner, and we each had excellent salads. The bread served was delicious. Two of us had pasta and one selected pizza. We were pleased that so many of the pastas were available in smaller portions. Our server was aware of our concert time, and everything was served in a timely manner. We each enjoyed our meal and service, and will certainly return to Pazzaluna."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Great food, Amazing people, fun and lively. Just an over all great place. Its great for groups or a date night! Food was wonderful!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Reservation system took less than a few minutes to reserve a table. The pizza was done in 5 minutes. Everyone was very friendly."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "As usual ever part of the evening was wonderful! The halibut special was full of flavor and the lamb was terrific. We even brought some home!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We sat near the kitchen counter for the first time. I didn't know they had one. It was a bit noisier but I loved the activity. Next time we intent to sit at the counter. The tuna and risotto was great."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our waiter had an excellent knowledge and depth of your menu items! His recommendation was spot on!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in St. Paul. Food and service are great! "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Excellent selection of food. Excellent, friendly service. 2nd year we've chosen Pazzaluna for Sunday brunch. Will come again!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have not been able to stop raving about how awesome the Mother's Day brunch was. So much variety and everything was great! Carrie our server was great too! Can't wait for next year! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have never had a bad meal at Pazzaluna. For Mothers day, the brunch was nice. Very nice touch to some traditional meals. The only thing that made it not very good to excellant, was crowded tables. It was difficult to get out of your chair, when the tables next to you were on top of each other. And we were expecting more Italian pasty options. Last was the pricing, I felt the price for teen agers or the age break could have been at a different age. 12, 13, and 14 years, should be given a price break. I think charging them at an adult price was high. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We chose Pazzaluna as our destination to celebrate our son's graduation from College. Everyone in our group of 8 was delighted with the service, food and experience. The staff were attentive and accommodating. It was a great way to spend time together and it truly made our evening the special event we had hoped it to be !!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed a wonderful family dinner celebrating Great Grandfather's 96th birthday. Our waiter was exceptional. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. Food is amazing and service unbeatable."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Table was ready at reserved time, wait staff friendly and helpful, food was excellent."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The food was very good, with an excellent menu of options. A bit pricey, but worth the expense. The room was in my opinion, too loud. Given it was crowded, nearly all tables full, but our server was having difficulty hearing us order, and we were working to have a conversation. Overall, it was a good spot for a date with my wife."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Seating area was not very cozy, actually it was in the middle of the entrance without too much privacy, nor intimacy. It was not a seating area where we want to celebrate our anniversary. We were on time for our reservation and we have to wait more than ten minutes for the table. Waitress was friendly but not very available, actually shows up few times. We hesitate ordering the rabbit and finally we did. it was spectacular. Excellent flavor, tender, with the right components in the sauce. We will go back only to have this dish again. Congratulation to the chef."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We had a table of 6 and actually seated 15 minutes early thus having 90 minutes to dine. We informed the waiter we had tickets at the Ordway and celebrating birthdays. It was difficult to flag him down for a second round of drinks. The food arrived slowly. We needed to ask for our check since we only had 10 minutes before the start of the show thus needing to rush to get to the show on time. Our desserts arrived as we were leaving thus unable to enjoy the birthday celebrations. I appreciate the convenient location and valet service when attending the Ordway. We have done this before as had worked out great in the past."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful! The food was outstanding. Our two 12 year olds enjoyed it as well."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Service was attentive, but overly - if you know what I mean."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Pazzaluna is a great spot for a nice dinner out or if entertaining for business. Very good food and the staff is wonderful."
    Dined on 4/30/2014