Pazzo! Italian Cafe
Pazzo! Italian Cafe

Pazzo! Italian Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gr8food.net/
  • Phone: 2394348494x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 5:30 PM - 9:30 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Pazzo! Italian Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (68)neighborhood gem (62)special occasion (52)great for outdoor dining (39)romantic (34)notable wine list (30)good for groups (25)hot spot (25)vibrant bar scene (18)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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.
  • anne
    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
    Uncinmi
    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.
  • John4Sue
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Very nice dinning experience. We did the 2 dinners with a bottle of wine, it was yummy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing changes to the menu
    Happy2bHereVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Although our food was OK, many of our favorites (butternut squash ravioli, the best wedge salad in Naples, salmon dolce) have been removed from the menu. Used to be one of our favorite dining spots, but we won't be returning anytime soon.
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  • Great dinner
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    we had a great dinner with our friends. All our entries were good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing for the last time
    neveragainVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The chandeliers are ALWAYS filthy which in my opinion means that they just don't care. Waiter wished to argue and maitre 'd had no personality and I guess was just hired to walk around. Pazzo will do well with tourists but this was our final dinner. They don't really need our business so we will take it elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
    Coco
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    ANOTHER MARVELOUS MEAL GREAT SERVER CHERISE WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR, GREAT FOOD, A MUST RESTAURANT FOR A NAPLES VISIT. BEEN EATING HERE FOR THE PAST 14 YEARS ALWAYS CONSISTANT.........BRAVO........I
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Service was great and food is always wonderful. Except they definitely need to put the Butternut Squash back on the menu. It's the main reason I go there. It was soooo delicious. We tried the Butternut Squash Tortellini and its is not near as good. But overall I love Pazzo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long standing customer
    OldTimePatron
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Our waitress, Kayla, was fantastic. She is a real gem. Very knowlegable,and very helpful, The food was o.k. Nothing memorable but we really didn't expect that. We were customers on the 2nd. day after you opened and have always tried to order the meatloaf but it wasn't on the menue. Why remove a signature dish? Foolish!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, unusual food
    Oldtimefaithful
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have been going to Pazzo for at least 17 years. Although it is nominally an Italian restaurant, the menu has recently been revised. They may eat this food in Italy, but most people would not be familiar with many of the menu items. That said, take a chance. The food is excellent! You just have to try things that you've never seen before. The chef's creativity and knowledge produces dishes that are really good and interesting. As this is a moderately upscale restaurant, the food is appropriate. Just don't think southern Italian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early Dining Specials
    Conserv
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The salmon I ordered was delicious! However, I thought it would come with a choice of salad or soup. It was a small portion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still the Best Italian in Naples
    Riverside
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I've been dining at Pazzo since it opened almost 20 years ago. Restaurants come and go on 5th Avenue but this is still the standard for GREAT food and service. There are some recent additions to the menu, such as the crab stuffed shrimp appetizer, that are not to be missed. Someone at our table said the shortrib meatballs were the best they've ever had in their life. My gorgonzola crusted filet was cooked to absolute perfection. When my family comes to Naples, their first question is "when are we going to Pazzo?"
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful dinners
    Marsala
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Becoming a favorite spot to enjoy with friends! Especially like the homemade pasta and Special Dinner menu! Would like the Special Menue to change once in a while. Would give us an opportunity to try new entrees. A plus for the restaurant . The waiter was very good, but got our bills missed up. Not a big problem. In all a very enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pazzo's never disappoints!
    Liv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Another great meal. The best salmon on Fifth Ave! Our friends from Fort Myers Beach were equally impressed. Great service ( thanks, Charice) as well! Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • To pushy!!!!
    becca27
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If your there for early dining be aware, they want you in and OUT!!! I will not go there again,,,,,I use to love it there, not anymore...very fake people there.....they just want to turn tables, that's it. We use to be very good customers,,,not anymore...our server thought he new everything, very arguementive.....and the manager there, thinks he's God...
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  • Wish the menu had not changed!
    Eatoutalot
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Took friends in town who loved Pazzo last year. We each had our favorite dishes and none of them were on the menu this year! When did the menu change and why did it change so much? We were very disappointed. One ravioli/rib dish my husband ordered this visit was 45.00 which we felt was overpriced. My husband could have had a steak at Chops for less. Our server was kind but was not too helpful with describing the dishes. We had a lot of questions about the new menu. The food that came was delicious but we preferred the options we had from the old menu. I used to recommend this restaurant to everyone but now I hesitate; there are not as many pasta dish options as there used to be. Check the online menu before making a reservation.
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  • Always excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Chops, Pazzo have been favorites for 14 years! Can depend on excellence in every aspect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    Delicious
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Promptly & warmly greeted. Nice table. Excellent service by Sam. I had linguine with crab, red, yellow & green peppers & jalapeños, topped with sautéed panko crumbs....delicious. My husband had veal piccata with lemon, butter & capers over linguine. Safe but never the less delicious. For dessert, afogato & tiramisu (both the best we've ever had) rounded out the meal beautifully. Pazzo is an all round winner. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pazzo Never Disappoints
    Lovestoeat
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Pazzo always provides excellent service to go with a delicious meal. Going back soon to try something from the new menu - can't wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's Getting Boring...
    Bosox
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    ...because I have reviewed this restaurant several times in the past, and nothing has changed. Both of our pasta dishes were excellent, tasty, well prepared, and with very good quantity. Our waiter was most helpful without hanging over us. Our table was well spaced from others, though this might be a problem on crowded nights as some other tables were quite close together. There are some excellent restaurants in Naples, but Pazzo is at the top of our list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time back in several years
    jwc4613
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We haven't been to Pazzo ! for years, no reason, it just dropped out of our rotation of restaurants. Our bad, we found it is still a Gem, food was great. We've put back on our list , and plan to return very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Years of Great Experiences
    ExYouper
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We found Pazzo many years ago when visiting Naples on business. Since then we've moved to Florida and when we visit Naples we always dine at Pazzo. We've enjoyed the same outstanding dining experience every time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early Bird @ Pazzo
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We loved the menu with excellent choice of entrees. The food was beautifully presented and totally delicious. The wine was very good value with choice of Cabernet or Chardonnay, both very drinkable. Our waiter was attentive and charming. This was our second visit because last time we had enjoyed it all so much. We'll be back to sample more of Pazzo's great menu. Congratulations to the Chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We are new to Naples and this is our second time here. Everything about this place is fantastic. The homemade pastas all excellent. Service is always A+. A lot of attention to detail. This is without a doubt one of our favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a surprise!
    DizmeupVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food always good, however, a bad waiter can ruin a meal. Our server was the rudest individual we have ever met. One of our guest did like their meal and the waiter was so rude to her that he didn't even have the manager come over. The meal was taken off bill but he was rather snippy about it. Also, when we asked for something to drink he literally walked away during mid sentence. The icing on the cake was that we didn't even finish our meal when he approached our table and threw the check down and told us here was the desert menu. How can we order desert when the check was already written up?? Very upsetting. We have eaten at both Chops and Pazzo on several occasions and have always praised their service. Will wait to return & recommend.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Gr8evening
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    First time dinning at Pazzos. We will be back, everything was great. We highly recommend it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always delicious
    MmmmmmGood1VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great kids menu too. It is on 5th street which is beautiful. It is close to shopping, just one block away. Pazzo has a fabulous italian menu
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Firstandlasttime
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Very disappointing. Food was marginal at best. Too many options to dine in Naples would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Birthday Feast
    Yummy
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This was our first visit but will not be our last. I had checked the menu on line and went with it. (Not disappointed at all) every thing was wonderful. Oh, I had the blossom filled appetizer and the crab pasta. Yummy!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pazzo
    PazzoVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    When we rented for season this was our favorite italian restaurant downtown Naples. Now the prices have been raised to unreasonable levels, the service was terrible and has, in our minds, become one of the worst restaurants on 5th. This is our second time being disappointed and have no plans to return. Whatever has happened whether it be a change of management or direction, it's unfortunate. With all the competition in the area it's was the wrong choice.
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