Pazzo! Italian Cafe
Pazzo! Italian Cafe

Pazzo! Italian Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gr8food.net/
  • Phone: (239) 434-8494
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Open 7 days a week
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Milito
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5 th Ave and U S 41
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Limited Parking on 5th Ave. South,
    directly behind the Restaurant and a four story parking structure one block away on the corner of 4th Ave. South and 8th Street
A word from Pazzo! Italian Cafe
Welcome to Pazzo! Cucina Italiana,
Naples’ Best Italian Restaurant! Come to Pazzo! Cucina Italiana to enjoy great authentic Italian cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere, where everyone feels like family.

At Pazzo!“It’s All About The Food!”TM, we make all of our own sauces, pastas, desserts and everything in between from scratch to achieve that hard to resist authentic Italian taste!

Nationally known ... Locally Loved!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Pazzo! Italian Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
159 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (74)fit for foodies (73)special occasion (64)great for outdoor dining (53)hot spot (39)notable wine list (37)romantic (36)good for groups (34)vibrant bar scene (18)scenic view (6)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Great Italian hot spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Good service, good food. Servers offer good advice while picking dishes/entrees and wine selections. Patio outside is warm on cool nights due to outdoor heating. A little noisy for that romantic date, but intimate enough to be "date-worthy". I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • johndon
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I was not pleased as we returned to Pazzo's this season many dishes taken off the menu and I feel the quality has slipped a bit.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • New menu, new chef? Very disappointing!!
    cappy
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    New menu a disaster. Veal scallopinia (and other major entrees) served in a soup bowel with broth?? Refused to split a Caesar salad? Waiter with a 1 minute attention span? I don't think so. All 4 of us WERE diehard Pazzo fans and rated Pazzo as one of the best, if not the best in Naples. Now we can't even recommend it. So sad to see a great restaurant start a major decline in menu, food quality & service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed with food quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Last year we enjoyed several dinners at Pazzo and recommended it to friends but this year we were disappointed with the overall quality of the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luv2dine
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This was the best Italian food we ever had. The server was polite and helpful. We would recommend this restaurant highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great
    BotbotVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I ordered veal picatta, which was tender and yummy. I was with 4 other people. There was a dinner special for two that ran til six with special cocktails til 6:30. My dining companions ordered from the dinner special that included a bottle of wine, salads and entrées. We shared tastes and everything was superb. We all split one lasagnetta for dessert. Crispy pastry with berries and a whipped cream of some sort. I would go back there in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have to say
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I have to say the food was not up to normal Pazzo standards . We have Been coming there for years . My favorite meal ,now called by a different name , Veal del prete was no where as good as normal in taste and not the same quality pasta which appeared to be overlookedAlso, my pasta with crab was over cooked with soggy pasta and hardly any crab. Both Steve the manager and our Waiter Carlos did a great job. The bean soup and salad were very good . Hopefully Culinary Concepts can get Pazzos kitchen back to the terrific quality it was in the past.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early bird specials are a great deal.
    Beachdreamer
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    For one reasonable price, you get a number of choices for an entree plus a bottle of wine. And the food is delicious. Plus, I often go with my married friends and my entree is half price and I get 2 glasses of wine! Such a deal!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOMRAD
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    great food and service . should add a few dollars to the wine selection for the wine dine . i would be happy to pay $5 more for a better bottle of wine
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    Petepd
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Love this place. It's one of my all time favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Everyone in our party of six enjoyed their food very much. I appreciate being accommodated by garlic being left out of the preparation of my meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Experience at Pazzo's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Everything was just great, from service to food! It was the best Italian food we had experienced in a long time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best on 5th!
    DeuceVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great service with the best Italian in Naples! The menu is tasty and intriguing......bean soup is a classic......outstanding wine list!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best
    2Good
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This restaurant Pazzo's has never let us down and each time is outstanding in having a great evening out for dinner. Food is superb and the service is outstanding,,always! Recently a customer left a $1500. TIP,,that should tell you something. Its the BEST OF TYHE BEST……Just go there,,,You will not be disappointed………….
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just average
    Patti
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Our food and our meal wa just average ....nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early Dining
    luv2dinedbVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Sad to hear that starting soon your early dining has now been pushed back to 5:30pm instead of 6pm. I had to cancel my reservation in January due to this notification. Hopefully this is a seasonal time and will change when the snowbirds go back home.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu lacking
    Not2dinelocal
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    My food (Salmon) was excellent but my husband ordered the special veal chop. The waiter really did not explain properly what / how it was prepared even though he asked twice. Not great. Also, a waiter should always give the prices for specials. My brother ordered the Rigatoni and his review of the dish was" not my favorite meal". We have been to this restaurant many times with other friends and I feel the food choices lately are not the best compared to other restaurants in the area. We own a restaurant, so we really look at what is on the plate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early Dining
    Jack
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Pazzo's early dining experience has a choice of several entrees with a bottle of wine for a very reasonable price on Fifth Ave in Naples. The boar bolognese was excellent. The waiter was pleasant and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinning
    Hdwgolf
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Great service and outstanding dinning! Food fit for a king!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • keoki
    geonkc
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Too bad we were unable to select and enjoy all items offered on menu! Our server was excellent and she took very good care of us. Spacious setting and clean. A great place
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent!
    Conusir
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Never have been disappointed. early dining is a super deal. Wine was much more than expected.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of Naples' Best Restaurants!
    bbm1959
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My wife and I have dined at Pazzo for over a decade now. For many years it was the must go to restaurant when visiting Naples. Now, as residents of Naples, we dine there at least monthly. The service is what we measure other restaurant staffs against. The food is never disappointing, high quality and unique.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    BamaLu
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    First time visit to Pazzo found a wide variety of menu selections, friendly service, and excellent food. The veal was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rebrabVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Can always depend on Pazzo to be excellent in every way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    It's our favorite Naples restaurant; we're going back next week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Halloween
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Could not have been better. We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dining spot
    Peachy1
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We enjoyed an outdoor table on a fairly busy Thursday night. Server was very friendly, though he neglected to come back to check on drink refills. We had to catch his attention to order them. I would like to see more vegetarian dishes offered - currently there is one main entree dish. If they serve pizza at night, it is not mentioned or offered on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner for 4
    FlyForeFunVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My first trip here and I will say right off-the service was amazing! The menu had interesting choices however I was disappointed that several choices were "not available" at 6:45. The clams appetizer was very good, however, the tuna entree I chose as my second choice, was overlooked and others ate while I waited for another to be prepared correctly. The prices are very high and given that alone, my expectations were high as well, however they fell short. Would I return? Yes because even a very good place can have an off night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Very Good
    Greg
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Dishes were fantastic. Shrimp and sausage rigatoni, lobster bucatini, pappardelle with boar all done as they should be. Cheese platter was excellent, wine list is adequate with wine prices in typical range. Service was timely, knowledgeable, responsive, and polite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FLFOODVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Pazzo's. The menu has changed significantly since our last visit. Seems to be more seafood selections the before. We still miss some if the original pasta dishes, but some of the new entrees are interesting. Good food & service was pretty good but not exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lov2dine
    lov2dine9
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I have from the enjoyed Pazzo from the first time I went I try to get back every couble of weeks and bring a few friemds
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the Best Italian
    Barlb
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Dinner here is always outstanding. From the superb wine list to the great tasting dishes you can always bank on Pazzo for a great meal. Staff are always pleasant and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pazzo's never disappoints
    keenpiVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Took two other couples for the first time for them and we had an amazing dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful restaurant
    swfloridaladyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Every time we visit Naples, Pazzo is always a restaurant we enjoy. The food and service are consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    Visitor
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was not as good as I remember last time. But on the past have always been impressed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anneVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    its was early bird special serve time .... it was very loud ... difficult to hear your friends the food tasted good but my serving was so small... it appeared like a child portion... will not go back ... so many other restaurants to try on 5th avenue
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • liv2dine9
    lov2dine9
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    such a diamond.....food was great so was service will return many times
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to be my favorite.
    noname
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Very disappointed in the new menu. Used to be my favorite , but am not likely to return. Adele Corey
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  • Anniversary Celebration
    PdubU
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The staff was friendly, caring and very professional. Our waitress Sharece(?) was over-the-top nice, respectful and very professional. Food was delicious (even the next day), a great value!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A gem on fifth avenue
    UncinmiVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our second time in a month and we will be back again very soon. The dishes are authentic and delicious. The wine list is comprehensive but not over the top. Well priced and worth the trip downtown
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.