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Pazzo! Italian Cafe
Pazzo! Italian Cafe

Pazzo! Italian Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gr8food.net
  • Phone: (239) 434-8494
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jason Mattozzi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), 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!Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Creative menu with excellent quality. Very good service with friendly and intelligent wait staff. Always a favorite and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in Naples. Food is always great! They have a gluten free menu for my guest which is very important when dining out. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. The salmon dish has an exceptional mix of flavors. I highly recommend it. We ate before the fireworks and walked down 5th to the beach after dinner. Outdoor dining in season adds to the dining experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Service was slow. Wait person seemed harried and did not properly address diners' questions. One special request was not addressed, thus causing all diners to wait at least 10 minutes until her dinner was served. No apology, by the way. This regular customer will return because the food and service has been great in the past."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I went with my wife and daughter, it was OK, I would not rush or recommend, expensive, service was like being at a diner"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening at Pazzo. Our waiter was very pleasant and attentive without being overbearing. The food was presented beautifully and tasted just as good as it looked. We will definitely be back, and would not hesitate to recomment Pazzo to friends."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We got into this restaurant earlier than most folks due to our vacation. We had the specials on the menu and they were great. Our server was very friendly and informative. We would return to this restaurant on our next trip."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Our server Adrian was outstanding! He was pleasant, efficient, knowledgeable and went above to get us the roasted garlic we kept begging him for :) The food was delicious and served hot and well presented."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Party of 4- ordered from the regular menu. One person ordered Chicken Parm. It was burnt and dry! It was sent back. The next one was less burnt and dry, but not sent back again as everyone would be finished. Next, my husband ordered a pasta dish with sausages and found it so SPICY that he could only eat the pasta and two pieces of the sausage! It was not stated on the menu that it was SPICY! He simply left the rest not wanting to send another dish back. When Pazzo called the next day, I was honest and told them the story. I was told I would get a call from the manager. Two days later he did call and I told the story to him. He simply said he would tell the head chef. You would have thought he would have offered a free drink!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Delicious. Early bird was perfect. The server did a great job. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food was good, but nothing I hadn't had before and slightly forgettable. We ordered a bottle of wine, which took almost 30 minutes to receive. Once brought to the table the cork shattered and instead of straining into a decanter for us to sample, the waiter poured straight into a glass and asked me to taste. It smelled horrible, and tasted awful. Not the proper way to handle a spoiled, corked bottled of wine especially with a $164 price tag. The wine that we replaced it with was wonderful, though. It is not likely that we will return or recommend. Sadly, we were looking forward to dining here as a friend of ours recommended, but were sorely disappointed."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I have been dining at Pazzo! for 18 years, and I have never been disappointed. Food is fantastic and portions adequate. Service is outstanding! The best part is that when I started going to Pazzo, Dana was my waiter of choice, and he is now the GM!! Although, living in Naples, I understand that the restaurants need "snowbirds" and tourists, but I love that I can know get reservations without having to wait weeks!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Pazzo is consistently great food and great service. This is our "go to" restaurant for Italian done very well."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We celebrated a 70th and 88th birthday dinner with extended family at Pazzo. Our waiter Adrian was exceptional and the food was delicious. Our entire party was thrilled with the lovely dining experience and ambiance of the restaurant. Thank you for making this special dinner a wonderful memory for all if us!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I are from out of town and decided to try Pazzo. Food and service were excellent. I had the shrimp appetizer and the Bolognese main course. Both were outstanding. Service was first rate and we loved the warm greeting as we entered the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food and service are consistently great on every visit! I consider myself a food snob and I will not return to a restaurant if the food is less than 4 star. Pazzo is wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Pazzo never fails to please. The food is reliably excellent and the service great."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The food always great! The restaurant it self is feeling worn and dirty....need to freshen up...seats are very soiled. Not sure whats happened the last 6 months at Pazzo...there great wait staff has all gone:("
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I absolutely love Italian food, and there are two dishes I use to test the quality of the cuisine when I travel. One is cioppino fish stew (not always available) and the other is fettuccine alfredo (almost always available). The alfredo may seem an odd choice; but if the chef does well on this sauce, then I've found that everything else matches up. I started dinner with a superb caesar salad and then had the "Freddo." Fantastic! Service was also quite special. Jacqueline M was my waitress and she was excellent! David, the host was quite friendly as were the other service people. They even rounded out my visit with a taste of "chocolate wine" that was quite nice. I'll be back -- again and again and again. Thank you very much!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Delicious. Glad they have gluten free pasta. Would definitely come back for the summer specials. Used the 10%off from merchants on fifth avenue. Waiting to get coupons for 25% off."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Pazzo has always been a favorite of mine, among the many choices along 5th Avenue. My favorite selection is the Tuna Putenesca, sliced rare tuna over a bed linguine with putenesca sauce. Was a little surprised at the price during our last visit, $39.50. Seemed a bit high for three or four slices of tuna over pasta. But there seems to be two types of restaurants along 5th. Those offering dining deals and the rest pushing entrée prices above $40.00."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Located in Old Napels, this restaurant was def hopping. Food and wine was great, service impecable and our table was perfect for us. Would def be back."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Staff very friendly and attentive, but the food is just average. And frankly the price is just average, not cheap but not overpriced. Too many other better restaurants in Naples for this to be among my top choices."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The staff was friendly and the food was absolutely wonderful. The atmosphere makes it easy to enjoy conversation over dinner without having to talk over music or other dining guests. "Intimate atmosphere" Our family loves good food and good conversation. Pazzo allows us to enjoy both."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Best food I have had in Naples for a long while. Veal was excellent."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We always enjoy dining at Pazzos and the staff is top notch. We wish that the early dining hours could be extended a little longer say to 6:30"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We took our company from out of town and they were very impressed"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have to say it was just ok. The host was a little snippy when we were seated. We didn't like were he seated us, so we asked for another table. In a sarcastic tone, he said "Where do you want to sit, you could have told me before". Well how are we to know if we didn't know where you were going? We were a party of 4 and I don't think we'll go back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had some guests visiting and made a reservation at Pazzo! Hard to decide what to order so many delicious sounding entree's. Two of us sent with the sea bass and it was amazing! We really enjoyed speaking to our waiter also!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "5 star service by Stan & the head waiter. Top guilty food. Great kids menu and huge portions, could feed 2 kids."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This was our third visit and again we were not disappointed. Their early special is great - selections and price. We would recommend Pazzo to all."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Pazzos is consistently good. THEIR EARLY BIRD DINING MENU IS VERY GOOD. WE HAD THE SHRIMP AND LINGUINI. DELICIOUS."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "As always, food was very good. I had veal Marsala, and it was tender and nicely seasoned. Another member of our party had the seafood pasta special and she really enjoyed it. The food is always been consistently good. Wine list is also good."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We had The best food in a long time! Bill our server was knowledgable, helpful and charming. He recommended te calamari appetizer and it was truly amazing, so fresh and unique with shrimp and peppers added. The pappardelle entre melts in your mouth and has the most flavorful bolognaise sauce. The grouper was also cooked to perfection with just the right sides to complement. Pazzo! is now a regular dining spot for us!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal while being given fabulous service. This is a perfect spot for a great meal! Manga, manga!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had a nice first experience at this restaurant. The server was good and the manager/owner? came by at the end to see if we enjoyed it. We had salads and entrees and did not feel rushed. The entrees came out hot and were plentiful and nicely displayed."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My wife and I have been eating at Pazzo! for over 10 years. We always find the food to be top notch. When we ate there this past Tuesday evening it was "out of season" and therefore not very crowded. We very much enjoy the ambiance. Very nice to sit outside."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This was our second time dining here and like the last time, the food (Lasagne, fish, veal, two different salads and the Tuscan soup) was very good (pasta was VERY hot, be careful). HOWEVER, the kitchen was too fast. We barely finished a dish and the next one appeared. The person who takes your order is not the one who brings out the kitchen plates, but they do handle the bar orders. Our large glasses of wine did not arrive until we were half way through our entrees.... The next time, we may just order one course at a time, so WE can manage our evening."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Best Italian I have had in a long time. This is a NY Italian restaurant right here in Naples"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great food and service. A full-time resident of Naples, would highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Dinner is always excellent. Did not enjoy the table seating. Right near door. Having made an adequate reservation there were plenty of tables in the main dining room we should have objected. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014