I've never had a bad diningI've never had a bad dining experience here. Ranges from superb to sublime to occassionally a culinary zenith.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb FoodWhen I go out to eat at an expensive restaurant, I expect each bite to be exquisite, a sublime adventure, and Pazzo easily meets this test. I had a Napolina salad (a caeser salad) that was one of the two best versions I've had. The rice in the mushroom risotta was perfectly done so it had an ever so slight crunch. The lamb was tender and juicy. The Italian wine we ordered was to die for. The Tiaramasu was one of the best I've ever had. In fact, most fancy Portland restaurants can't hold a candle to the excellence of Pazzo.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and atmosphereMy wife and I really enjoy dinig at Pazzo. The food is always magnificent, and the servers and staff are all very pleasant and friendly.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch at PazzoPazzo has been one of my favorite restaurants since I moved to Portland. Food and service are both exceptional. We tend to go on special occasions since it is located downtown, and we live in the burbs. I like the decor. It feels like a restaurant in New York.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great and out ourFood was great and out our hostess was awesome!!!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent...Once in awhileI loved this place the first time I dined there. I was a little disappointed the second time because it wasn't new and it felt like I should have been there for an occasion. Don't get me wrong - the place is amazing, all of the staff is STELLAR and SUPERBLY ATTENTIVE to guests, the food is DELICIOUS (though a little pricey, compared to other upscale restaurants) and the wine list is AMAZING (and cool in a leather-bound journal).
I guess I just felt that it was lacking the amazing touch the second time - this is definitely a "special occasion" or "once in awhile" sort of place.
Expect to spend at least $100.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI am in Portland for a conference,I am in Portland for a conference, staying at the Vintage. Pazzo was a welcome, relaxing treat after a long day!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat new find!I was referred to Pazzo by a friend and boy am I glad I took her up on that recommendation. Our server was lovely; pleasant, conversational, knowledgeable and helpful in navigating the menu/wine list. She was attentive but not overly so and everything was carried out in a timely manner. The food was different but delicious. I appreciated that they made their own pastas and used fresh ingredients, the food definitely reflected that effort. I'll definitely be returning here!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been here before withWe have been here before with a small group on a very busy Saturday night and were NOT at all disappointed. So, we decided to return again, just the two of us, for a romantic, delicious, birthday dinner. Again, we were NOT disappointed! Our reservations were early -- 5 pm -- which made for a quiet environment, and perhaps because of the hour, the wait staff was more than happy to allow us to choose a table in the dining room, then walk over to the bar to enjoy a drink during Happy Hour. On both sides of the restaurant the wait staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. Thanks for a great experience yet again!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI can't say enough good thingsI can't say enough good things about Pazzo! Everything is great everytime my wife and I have been there. The food is always fantastic. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. We keep coming back again and again.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for dinner! weGreat place for dinner! we have been many times and never been disappointed.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodThe food was excellent and interesting. My only problem was that I was unable to hold as much as I wanted to eat. I'm sorry I live so far away. I would certainly go there repeatedly if I had the option.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAny visit to Portland startsAny visit to Portland starts here. We have never been disappointed, very consistent.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this restaurant!We love this restaurant! It was within two blocks of our hotel, they had a bowl of water waiting for our dog. We sat outside and the weather was very cooperative. Even the group two tables away from us [TALKING SUPER LOUDLY} couldn't sway our wonderful dining experience. We split a caesar salad, which consisted of whole romaine hearts enrobed in a super garlicky dressing with shaved parmesan. Then we moved onto Butternut squash ravioli and chitarra spaghetti with anchovy. SO good. We enjoyed a bottle of local chardonnay which went with both our dishes. Our server was awesome, super friendly and attentive. I highly recommend dining here. We will be going back3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHaving lived in Northern ItalyHaving lived in Northern Italy for three years I was looking forward to a great Italian dinner. First time to Pazzo's, the pasta dishes were good, the main course selections were limitied and their quality and portions were so so. The deserts were good as well as the wines we had with the meal. Dinner for three was $145 plus a tip which seemed high given the meal but it is what it is. Will we go again? Maybe, but there are alot of other places to try to hunt great food and fair prices out.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Nicely paced never rushed.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant has impeccableThis restaurant has impeccable service and such amazing food to satisfy anyones pallet!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a birthday and theyIt was a birthday and they were terrific. Even gave my birthday beau a card! That extra special touch makes all the difference. We will be going back for the food and the good service.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPazzo has some of the mostPazzo has some of the most delicious pasta I've tasted in Portland. The gnocchi melted in your mouth and was served with a wonderful lamb ragout sauce. The ravioli was perfect. And Pazzo's version of caesar salad was one of the tastiest I've had.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there to celebrateWe were there to celebrate two anniversaries and one birthday, and we couldn't have picked a better restaurant. Started with happy hour in the lounge and finished with a fine dinner in the restaurant. Excellent cocktails, wine, food and service. Would happily return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my favorite restaurant.This is my favorite restaurant. I love, love, love the gnocchi and the homemade bread. The service is out of this world excellent! On this particular occasion, it was my birthday, but this restaurant is great for any occasion or no occasion at all. They make the best comfort food around!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently the best restaurantConsistently the best restaurant ribeye in town (we usually grill it at home or with friends so get very picky when we spend "the big bucks" at a restaurant). Pazzo's doesn't disappoint, in fact it impresses! Also, the ravioli with butternut squash, truffle butter and hazelnuts was to die for.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSeated exactly at reservedSeated exactly at reserved time (PM). Host and serving staff very friendly, courteous and efficient. Food prepared perfectly to order and was delicious! Will return soon!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWine + Gnocchi = Must Try!Try the gnocchi - wow!
Also one of the best wine selections I've seen anywhere.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife started with an excellentMy wife started with an excellent ceasars salad. Our means consisted of the squash pasta dish and the veal tenderloin. both were excellent. We have had good meals here in the past and the quallity seems to have returned.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have not been to PazzoWe have not been to Pazzo in quite some time. Our experience was wonderful, and particularly considering it was New Year's Eve. Super drinks, and the food was delicious all around. Our waiter was right there when he was needed, but not intrusive. I will definitely be returning!12/31/2012 12:00:00 AMWife loved her steakThis was our first time at Pazzo. Alex was our server. He did a great job. My wife had the steak. She said it was one of the best steaks she has had in a long time. (And, to think she pick the steak dish because it came with brussel sprouts.) She had a chianti. I had the northwest Pinot Noir sampler flight with the Elk dish. The elk dish was very good. For dessert we had the slightly frozen pistachio ice cream and chocolate cake.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AM