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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants in Naples. The food and the service are consistently great. They always make you feel like family. The ambiance is very nice and you can actually have a comversation with the other people at your table. My favorite dish is the Wild Boar Pappardelle. WOW! Be sure to save room for their awesome desserts. No matter how you say it... It is "Pazzo-tively" great!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Our server was especially excellent."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "What a special midweek treat to have dinner before the play we attended down the street. Delicious food and Carlos - the best waiter... the summer two entree and wine special will really keep us coming back!!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Good food, reasonable prices. We enjoyed the Early Bird Special Menu. DidD"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I've found this restaurant with Tripadvisor as a lot of other's. Once again I was not disappointed. Everything was good, from the welcome till the leaving. Server was great and friendly, he talked to us about our stay in Florida and gave some address or things to do in New-York for the end of our trip. Food was excellent, well presented and very tasty. I will recommend the restaurant and will go back again before leaving Naples."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Pazzo is always a solid choice for good Southern Italian food. We arrived early enough to get the early special, served until 6. A choice of two entrees and a bottle of wine, which didn't make Parker's list of great vintages but was good enough. We each ordered salads at extra cost. Mine was a very small Caesar, which was fresh and crisp, but did not taste anything like a typical Caesar. My penne was supposed to be spicy but wasn't. Waiter quickly brought pepper flakes. Excellent. My wife's pollo, penne vodka was excellent with prosciutto, artichokes, and grilled (it wasn't)chicken. Service was quick and attentive. Tables were reasonably spaced. A very good night."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Unfortunately, for the 1st time in the hundreds of times we have eaten at Pazzo's ~ our fish was not cooked properly. It was quickly corrected but it should not have happened."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Caesar salad was awful and dripping in a tasteless creamy dressing with anchovies that didn't taste like anchovies. I informed waiter and he barely apologized. The waiter was in a rush to go home throughout the meal. He brought over the check while finishing our entrees, and said "I can revise the total bill if we wanted coffee and dessert". I've been to Pazzo's a dozen times and this is the first time I was ever disappointed."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our waiter seemed rude from the start...the bread was definitely not fresh....we asked about different beverages....tried to get a side order with a feature but he said " take it like they make it".... The food was not hot...just warm when it came and by then we were too upset to ask him for anything else....we left after eating. We adore Chops, Blue Wayer, Yabba...the times we have tried Pazzo have been very mediocre....add a belligerent waiter to this time and we don't think we will return to Pazzo. Btw...we have lived here since 1994....and support local restaurants year round. This was a very unacceptable evening. Sallie Wright"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We made our reservation only an hour and a half before we dined. The special was a fresh local cobia fish. It was wonderful. The ceasar salad was also. You can tell it was made to order, fresh and chilled. The veal picata was outstanding. I'v been to Pazzo's many times and have never been disappointed. The service is excellent and we tried a new cabernet. Annabella cab 2011, excellent! Last minute. I forgot we had a handicap guest with us, neglecting to notify the reservation. Was not a problem, the staff moved out a chair without blinking an eye. My guests also love the filet mignon and the salmon. We shall return again before season returns."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Every course was amazing! Starters-Panzanella salad, Mussels, burrata & Heirloom tomato salad. Entrees- Veal Milanese (huge veal chop), excellent sauce, filet-perfectly seasoned and cooked, pasta dishes were to die for! Dessert was even better. Tiramisu, Chocolate cake, and Lazagnetta!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We celebrated my daughter's 28th birthday because it is her favorite restaurant. We were not disappointed. We ordered off the summer special menu and the level of food and service was just as outstanding as when we visited in the busy winter season. We will return. A true gem among the many choices in Naples"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants in Naples! The menu constantly changes and explores and the food consistenly surpasses my expectatations."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We've eaten here many times. The food is very good and innovative. The service is generally good to very good. This past time, it was exceptional. It's a nice place, not very quiet in season, quite pleasant during the summer. Interesting bar scene in season."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Pazzo! was recommended by a seasonal local as one of their favorite Italian restaurants. I went with my husband and daughter and all three of us thought the food was ok. Maybe we ordered too safely (chicken parm, penne bolognese, burrata w tomato) and they are known for some fantastic dish that we didn't know about. Anyway, it was just "fine"."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Delicious. Early bird was perfect. The server did a great job. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Pazzo is consistently great food and great service. This is our "go to" restaurant for Italian done very well."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Best food I have had in Naples for a long while. Veal was excellent."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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