Pazzo Ristorante
Pazzo Ristorante

Pazzo Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.pazzo.com/
  • Phone: 5032281515x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Fri 7:00am-10:30am Breakfast;
    Mon-Fri 11:30- 2:30pm Lunch;
    Sat and Sun 8am - 2pm Brunch;
    Mon - Fri 2:30-5:00pm Bar Menu available;
    Sat and Sun 2pm- 4:30pm Bar Menu available;
    Mon - Thurs 5:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner Menu;
    Fri 5:00- 11:00pm Dinner; Sat 4:30pm- 11:00 pm Dinner;
    Sun 4:30 - 9:00 Dinner;
    Bar Open until Midnight Mon- thurs, Friday & Sat Open until 1am
    Sunday open until 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Northwest, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: John Eisenhart
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please visit our Private Dining page on OpenTable
  • Special Events: Please visit our website for Special Events

    http://www.pazzo.com/portland-restaurant-events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway and Washington
  • Public Transit: 2 Blocks from Bus Mall / MAX (Pioneer Courthouse Square)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking at Hotel Vintage Plaza for $7/ hour.
A word from Pazzo Ristorante
Located in the heart of downtown Portland, just two blocks from Pioneer Square, Pazzo Ristorante features savory regional Italian cuisine focusing on seasonal, local ingredients.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Pazzo Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (36)notable wine list (35)fit for foodies (34)romantic (24)good for groups (23)neighborhood gem (17)great for lunch (11)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Weluvsushi29
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a group of 9 and were seated in a quieter part of the restaurant which was great. The food was very good. We also enjoyed a yummy breakfast the next morning. We will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Allways a Home Run!
    BirdVogel
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I come because it is always a home run. I always get what I expect at every level. This is a just right place for me. Low key, high energy. Old but new, good location to other things we do, theater, film, art, graet food, good wine wonderful ambience. Price is ok but no higher for portion sizes. It's a hit, don't fix what is not broken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awkward evening
    CustomersRimportant
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We came to Pazzo for my husband's birthday. We had made reservations. Despite a number of empty tables, we were taken to sit in a dining room at the back of the restaurant. The only other diners in the room consisted of a large group of 8 with two small children who were running around the tables. After a few minutes it was clear we had to ask to be moved. They dud move us back to the front of the restaurant, with some snide comment by the manager as he seated us at the new table. It is not clear why the hostess decided to seat us initially in the back. Next to a large group. Not sure we will ever go back. Disappointing since this used to be such a great restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice restaurant for a date night
    Colilove
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I took my husband our for a date night. He loves Italian food. He was very happy with the restaurant. $15 for a glass of wine was a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cozy and quiet meal
    anondiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was outstanding. I had the caprese salad which was not oversold as being "summer on a plate" and a bolognese pasta dish. The panna cotta was also delicious with fresh berries. We couldn't figure out why the restaurant was not very full as the service and food were really great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great from start to finish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a fabulous meal here starting with the razor clam appetizer and black bean soup to the lemon poppy seed gelato. My husband's pasta entree with a pork,veal ragu as well as my sweet pea stuffed ravioli topped with dungeness crab could not have been better. Our waiter, Alex, as well as the rest of the service staff were both friendly and informative. We cannot wait to return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Italian eats !!
    jggfoodfan
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Pazzo.. Saturday night after an event..Very nice. Risoto excellent, pizza excellent, soups, appetizers and service.. All quite good. Will return !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pazzo Rocks!
    bodryeatz
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I have been going to Pazzo for 20 years. We have yet to have a poor experience. It is always spot on. The food, wine and service are always top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Special
    Kindra
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were drawn here because of our passport card. The menu looked great. When we arrived, we were seated all the way in the back with no one else. It started filling up slowly, but then as we ate our dinner, they sat a group of 6 right in the middle of all of these two person tables, who were very loud and boisterous. Though that's not bad, it wasn't the best place to seat them. I had to speak very loudly for my husband to hear me. Additionally, we waited quite a while after having our appetizers to get our main entrees. Probably about 20 minutes. The food was okay, but not as good as the prices suggested. I had the sweet pea ravioli, and it wasn't very much food. It was mostly pasta with very little filling, though I loved the crab on top.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid go-to downtown restaurant
    pdxdiner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food, great service. Excellent place for lunch or dinner before a downtown show. Brunch is delicious as well!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where was the pizza?
    Arlene
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The serive was pleasant but not exceptionally attentive. The food arrived in a reasonable amount of time. The Ceaser sold was probably one of the better we have had at a restaurant. Nice garlic balance with Parmesan cheese shavings. The caprese sald was nothing to rave about however. The tomTos were too rip end mushy and there where tomato heels. The gnocchi was absolutely dele ions. So light and fluffy. The boar was tasty although heavily influenced by cognac? The pork was tender and nicely seasons and the pasta was tasty. But again nothing to rave about. And the big question was...where is the pizza? We must be blind. Three outta five stars. We would not rush back to eat here.
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  • MUCH THANKS
    Tony
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My first time was a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this establishment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First choice for Portland dining
    zelda
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Service was professional, friendly and efficient, a delicate combination. Very good wine advice given for diners less familiar with local wines. Risotto and Ravioli entrees were subtle but full of flavour. Carne Cruda melted in our mouths. This is a restaurant where we would try anything they serve - because they know what they're doing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Italian food
    tanguera
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Longing for Italian food, we found this place on a walk home from another restaurant. The food and service were excellent: soup of the day, a minestrone, was perfectly seasoned. The fresh breads were terrific. The English pea ravioli with crab was a unique treat. The cioppino was well seasoned and flavourful. The wine pairings were perfect as well. And the tirami sú was served properly, as a square cut from a larger pan, rather than looking like a parfait, which many places do. If we lived locally, we would certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay food, good service
    jsjuliaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went to this restaurant while visiting Portland. It was across the street from our hotel, didn't think we could go wrong with Italian food. The food okay, I ordered a shrimp risotto. The risotto was a little under cooked, the shrimp was overlooked. The dish had good flavor. My husband ordered pea ravioli with crab, which was very good. Our waiter was very kind and knowledgable about the wine and food menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    4timmens
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Amazing place, especially for special occasion! Would reccomend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Ryan, our waiter, was fantastic. His service and caring touch regarding our anniversary was impeccable. We love the atmosphere and can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food, Great Service
    eisbare1986
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Though Pazzo does not mention anywhere on their menu that they have gluten free bread and pasta, I decided to give them a try after reading some reviews that hinted that they are willing to accomodate special recommendations. I am so delighted that we went to Pazzo. The service was amazing, and our waiter was very wiling to work with my gluten intolerance and talk to the chef. The food was AMAZING! I loved that a lot of their food had seasonal ingredients without being too showy about it. I highly recommend Pazzo for a great italian meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Personal Service
    BlackAdder
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Pazzo did a great job for us Friday night. perfect for a romantic evening. food and wine were memorable. service outstanding. our server heard my dairy allergy and kept a close eye and everything that came to the table. Great job!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Girlfriend's Lunch
    LadiesTeaParty
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Pazzo's has always been great for events large or small. Our birthday lunch was no exception. Our server was pleasant and attentive and brought complimentary Tiramisu for the birthday girls without being asked. Also have a great luncheon combo for a very reasonable price. We will be going back again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High-end dining Italian
    TomFPDX
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Wonderful Italian food in a really nice setting downtown. We had a party of 6 and had the back room mostly to ourselves (although there was room for many more). I ordered off menu for me but also had a phenomenal gnochi.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lmw7
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Superb dining experience. Fast and friendly service without any fault. Made a special occasion a memorable experience. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovetoeatgoodfood
    Love2eatgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Whenever I visit Portland I stay at the Vintage Plaza Hotel and have at least one meal at Pazzo's! Great food and and a wonderful selection of wines! Delicious, cozy and right downtown!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We love this place, it is always good. We eat here whenever we are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food, professional service and a nice atmosphere.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining at it's best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I were looking for Italian and are so happy we went to Pazzo's. I had the gnocchi wild boar ragu and it was incredible! The seasoning was amazing; each bite was savored and an experience unto itself! My husband's meat based pasta dish was just as good. We also had the cauliflower, onion appetizer. It was excellent as well; lightly breaded and flash fried yet not heavy or over done. The wine list was excellent and our server was helpful and friendly. We definitely recommend this restaurant and can't wait to go again in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never a miss!
    Momof4
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Pazzo has become one of our favorite Downtown restaurants. The service is always excellent and the food has never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We've been to Pazzo several times now... and it NEVER disappoints. The host was just lovely and our server was a prince of a man. He really knows the menu well. I appreciate that he let us take our time and did not rush us! Drinks were great, the salami appetizer was delicious, the Caesar salad dressing was super fresh and the salad was loaded with shaved Parmesan Reggiano, and our entrees were DIVINE! Thanks for being so consistently good, Pazzo. We'll definitely be back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good again
    Andy
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Been here several times the past few months. Different servers, but so far has always been excellent service: efficient, attentive but not obtrusive. Both the soup and main course this time seemed overly salty---would encourage use of less or NO salt to better taste the ingredients, (not to mention healthier). Miss the beet salad---wasn't on the menu this time. )-:
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experiencing Portland - Pazzo
    Grapevine
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I started with their Miso Salad and my husband had the soup of the day. They added Gorgonzola to my salad which was excellent. For our second course my husband had their gnocchi dish which was very good and I had the pea ravioli and crab meat which was pleasant and not very complex. They also have very good wine list which they have set up on i Pads. By using different filters you can find the wine that will work for you. My only complaint was that the service was too good. Personally I like there to be a time lapse between courses and our second course was served very quickly after our first. Pazza provides a solid and pleasant dinning experience and would recommend it if you are on a schedule.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Retirement Lunch
    lunchinit
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    There were 10 of us seated in the Wine Room. Perfect size, well lit, and no trouble hearing each other. This was a goodbye for an employee who finally at the age of 76 was retiring. She had a delightful time and enjoyed every bite, even got a brownie to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good resturant
    Tigermama96VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Pazzo's always slips my mind as a lunch place, however, when I go the place is great. Nice atmosphere, good menu selections and the bread is great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 690 reviews are from the Pazzo Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Perfect Evening
    jimandjohnpdxVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Friends from S.C. had just arrived in Portland from a cross-country plane trip and they wanted a restaurant for dinner that had ambience, not too loud and had great food. A place where we could reconnect and catch up. Our choice of Pazzo made us heroes. Our server, Tara, was very accommodating and took very good care of the four of us. We each had a great Martini and ordered a bottle of wine to have with our meal. We ordered the Salmon (2), Salmon Ravioli, Risotto, 2 Desserts and 2 Cappuccinos The total before gratuity was 228.50. We considered this a fair price for the wonderful food, service and ambiance. We will always return to Pazzo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine food, great service
    pdx314
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We have dined at Pazzo several times. It is one of our favorite places in Portland. Good ambience, delicately prepared dishes, excellent wine list, and knowledgeable and courteous service. The pea ravioli with lobster had a great balance of flavors and smooth light sauce that brought them together. The ingredients always taste very fresh. The place is excellent for dining with a small group of friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum and fun!
    HorribleVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Best waitress ever and made fabulous recommendations! Went back twice! When traveling back to Portland will visit again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was mediocre
    KSDiner
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    When making a reservation I specifically indicated that there was a gluten free diner in our party. I have been to Pazzo's before and know that they have gluten free bread. When the waitress served bread at the table she did not bring gluten free bread. We then asked for gluten free bread and she forgot about it and we had to ask again. We were one of only three parties dining at that time. On another note I ordered the salmon and it was delicious.
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  • Not Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I was really looking forward to this meal but it was very disappointing. Our waiter wasn't helpful and mumbled through the meal. We never got to see a wine list or pricing. The food was just so so considering the pricing and we wished we had gone somewhere else.
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  • tomhitch
    wineandine
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Overall very good (especially the, albeit limited, wine selection). However, the advertised Caesar salad does not qualify as the best in town, maybe not top 10. The ground lamb panini and tomato soup were excellent.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Love Pazzo, a wonderful place to celebrate or to simply enjoy a well made meal. I will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Brunch Spot
    restaurantlover
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Although I've enjoyed dinners at Pazzo's, i've never had weekend brunch there. I had spent the morning downtown shoppings and this was the perfect place in the Vintage Plaza to break for a meal. The service was exceptional and they offered a $3 Bellini special and a great choice of brunch items!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.