Pazzo Ristorante
Pazzo Ristorante

Pazzo Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.pazzo.com/
  • Phone: (503) 228-1515
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Fri 7:00am-10:30am Breakfast;
    Mon-Fri 11:30- 2:30pm Lunch;
    Sat and Sun 8am - 2:30pm Brunch;
    Mon - Fri 2:30-5:00pm Bar Menu available;
    Sat and Sun 2pm- 4:30pm Bar Menu available;
    Mon - Thurs 5:00pm - 9:30pm Dinner Menu;
    Fri and Sat 5:00- 10:00pm 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 WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Pazzo Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (43)fit for foodies (41)special occasion (36)romantic (30)good for groups (26)neighborhood gem (20)great for lunch (13)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (10)great for brunch (8)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Threediners
    Threediners
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Very nice, quiet location, but we were early. Service was very good. Entrees were well prepared.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • late night dinner
    pickyEater
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    food was exquisite as usual. Compliments to the chef.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service, great location.
    Claudy
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Please bring back the Pizetta con aglio e cambanzola - my favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Italian Spot
    Ryanxl
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Great location, food and staff. The soup was just "ok", but everything else through desert was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience!
    Dragonlady62
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I took my 7 year old granddaughter here for Sunday brunch before going to a play. The atmosphere was beautiful. Service was great. Food was excellent. Introduced a freshly made chocolate croissant to my granddaughter for the first time, and now she's hooked for life! Look forward to going back for dinner to taste their wine! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to unwind on a Friday nite with family
    JBirdieVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Excellent wine by the glass to compliment our main course. A dessert to share with all capped off a great evening. Our service and overall experience was very good. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale atmosphere
    Iluv2dnc52
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Lovely place, great service, extensive wine list, excellent salad, pasta was very good - maybe a tad overpriced.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Server was terrible initially tried to push us along. They were not busy enough for another turn from our table. Then she kept disappearing for long stretches. It took her 20 minutes to get the wine. One of our party order a glass of wine during the dessert course. She forgot it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meeeVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We only visit this formerly great restaurant once a year on our annual trek to Portland. It's lost it's edge! Ran out of 2 items listed on the menu! Food isn't anything that special anymore…...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as Ever
    Roper001VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had seared Alasken Cod and pasta dish both awesome and tasty. Great service also. Walnut bread was excellent. We have been many times over years and this visit did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite Portland place!
    jane
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have always have excellent service at Pazzo -- great food, ambiance, wine, etc.!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    Shaka7
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Rather strange place, with locations along the street side, but then other dining areas deeper in. Very accommodating, as we split a pasta dish (no refrig in out hotel for doggie bag), and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an all time fav
    chowhound
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Love this place. Whether it's a romantic date or a night out with the kids, this place hits all the right notes. Delicious food and the perfect ambiance. Just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian Food
    tigerdg
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Knowledgeable staff, both of wine and food. Dinners were nicely presented, with a variety of choices. Extensive wine list, and the choice we had (recommended by our server) was very good and went with our meals very well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dining experience!
    foodfun
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food, wine and service were all excellent. We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 698 reviews are from the Pazzo Ristorante reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food, professional service and a nice atmosphere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.