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Pazzo's Cucina Italiana - 23 E Jackson Blvd
Pazzo's Cucina Italiana - 23 E Jackson Blvd

Pazzo's Cucina Italiana - 23 E Jackson Blvd Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pazzoscucina.com
  • Phone: (312) 386-9400
  • Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday: 11:00 am- 11:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: On Jackson between State & Wabash
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Public lots available on Wabash either north or south of Jackson Blvd, within 1 block of the restaurant.
A word from Pazzo's Cucina Italiana - 23 E Jackson Blvd
Our family of Italian restaurants has been located in the LOOP since 1994. Catering to theatre patrons, out of town guests and our neighbors is something that gives us great pride. We offer private event space, catering and customized menus. There is no event too big or too small for the Pazzo’s family to orchestrate. Call us today!!!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My vegetarian daughter raved about the cheese lasagna. She said, "It's the best lasagna I've ever eaten!""
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We were from out of town, and wanted a nice Italian dinner. The restaurant had ambiance. The wait staff was helpful and a pleasure to talk to. The food was wonderful, and was the right portion and left you satisfied. The calamari was prepared perfectly, which is hard to find it prepared properly. If I make it to Chicago again I will be sure to go there again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The meatball appetizer is great and the pasta was pretty good. They are located really close to the art museum so DO NOT eat in the museum and pay ridiculous prices. Walk across the street and go here."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Within easy walking of the CSO and Art institute, this restaurant has clever and tasty contemporary Italian dishes including a very hot and spicy seafood risotto. Only a few draft beers, but one was a delicious rye ale I'd not had before. Atmosphere is a little bland, but the service is professional and timely. We found Pazzo's on Open Table and wished we'd been there before. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was fabulous. And ultimately worth the hassle. But the service was more than suspect. It took 25 mins each for two separate drink orders (we were a table of two). Once the server explained he couldn't go behind the bar, it made more sense. But I was entirely baffled why a place that advertises it's beer selection didn't have a beer list available and why you'd have a full bar restaurant on a friday night but not have someone available to mix/pour?!? That said, the chicken vesuvio was amazing - perhaps the best chicken I've ever had out. So, ultimately I probably would try again if I"m in the area, but I can't be overly enthusiastic about the experience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Pazzo restaurant is located near the Chicago Orchestra Symphony (CSO) Hall, the Auditorium theater, Art Institute and few blocks from the theater plays. They have delicious Italian food and a nice restaurant ambiance. It is great for dinner before a show, or dinner any evening. The selection is fantastic and prices are reasonably affordable. Keep up the excellent menu selection and continue with your staff's friendly service."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I enjoyed a business lunch with a client and colleagues at Pazzo's last week. The staff was attentive but didn't rush us. The food was delicious and moderately priced for the Loop. The luncheon salads were well proportioned and fresh. The grilled snapper special was a real treat."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I have eaten at Pazzo's about two dozen times and I can say with authority that the food is consistently very good. I like the pastas and salads and the daily specials are always excellent (if a bit overpriced). Server training is not their focus and the ambiance can be a bit loud, especially if you go early when they occasionally cater private affairs in the open dining room. In other words, for a reliable meal in the south Loop (think CSO, Millennium Park, Art Institute) it's a great place. For a romantic evening or sophisticated dining there are many better choices."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I stopped by Pazzo's Cucina at 6:30pm on Saturday for a quick bite before attending a musical performance nearby. My reservation was in order and I was quickly seated at a table by the front windows. I ordered the Herb-crusted Salmon Salad. The salmon portion was very generous, and cooked to perfection. My water glass was kept full. After I completed my meal, I waited a long time to get my check (even after I asked that it be brought to me). It also took longer than expected to run my card and get the receipt back. I suggest that diners inform the wait staff if they need to meet a time schedule to complete their meal."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We are often looking for restaurants in the loop to done at prior to the symphony or ballet. We stumbled upon this place through Open Table, and had no clue it was there. We really enjoyed our food (homemade pastas were great), the service was really good. They had a nice selection of wine and drinks. The restaurant was only about half full prior to an evening performance. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had a great dining experience as Pazzo's on Jackson. Food was very good, service excellent (friendly, attentive), and bill was much lower than expected."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Attractive restaurant with an interesting menu. There were four of us, we ordered different dishes, the seafood special, fish off the regular menu, and two pasta entrées. Everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Renee, our server, was wonderful. My party and I had a great time! The food was very good, although I wish you had more vegetarian options available."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Always have a great time here! Will return again!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Nothing special, nothing of note to really point out. A decent Italian restaurant with above-average service. Lots of lunch competition in the east Loop area so may or may not return."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food at this retaurant was amazing and definitely tickled my tastebuds! Also had a great selection of wines. I dined with a group of 6. There was a wide variety of entrees to choose from, including the specials of the day. We all had something different and each dish was equally amazing. Our server was also very attentive and accommodating. I highly recommend this retaurant."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Wonderful!!! Very inexpensive food and large portions......you can definitely share. We had a party of 7 and the service was accomidating and great. Hostess was outstanding and even ran to the corner to flag a cab for us."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We went here before the symphony. Service was quite good, but food was ordinary. We had the eggplant appetizer without the breading, but they left the skin on which is inedible. Once we cut it off it was pretty good. My companion's chicken was bland. I had the steak sliders which I liked, but I ate without the bread. Oil oil on the table dud not taste right."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Took friends here for a celebration--your staff was outstanding from the manager to the waitress and the bussers. Food was excellent and served quickly. We were made to feel very welcome. Will definitely return. Would love to see more vegetarian offerings, too!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The chicken parmesan I had was excellent and the calamari we had for appetizers was delicious. However our waitress was a little slow, and forgot our appetizers, she brought our entree before the appetizers. Other than that we had a great time!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Delicious salad and pasta entrée. Good wine. Excellent service. Asked for a quiet booth so we could talk and that is just what they provided. Staff very good about checking on us or needs but left us alone for our conversations."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I recently went for my graduation dinner and reserved my table on open table. The ceremony was shorter than expected so we were able to go in earlier. We called to let them know that we wanted to come in an hour earlier and they said it was ok. When we arrived 30 min later, the table was not set up so we waited a few min. The service was great but not outstanding. The food was pretty good but not the best Italian or most distinguishable I've had. However, overall I did enjoy the experience. I would give them another shot if in the area again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Came here for dinner with friends before going to see Rock of Ages at the Bank of America Theater. Food was good, prices were reasonable, and ambiance was nice (not too crowded, went on a Sunday). Overall, an enjoyable dinner experience. We would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Nice food served by nice people. The busboy was the best of the bunch."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Relatively quiet, friendly service and good food--and, consistently so."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Ordered the Lasagna, it was wonderful. Perfect balance of meat, pasta, and sauce. Generous portion."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Close to Symphony Hall for a quick dinner. Food OK - high noise level - more of a bar atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Overall I'd say the food was good, but nothing I couldn't easily make at home. Price for the quality and location was definitely good, but I'd honestly rather spend a little more for something better."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I took my husband here for his birthday dinner and we were both very pleased. I had made a reservation requesting a booth and we were immediately seated in a booth. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable, even discussing their special baker who makes the tiramisu, which was delicious. Overall, the food was very good, service excellent and the ambiance was very nice."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food quality was improved over last visit. Restaurant's location and cost of meal a big plus in this area--a good value for theater goers.."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This is certainly a neighborhood gem. I've been to other locations. Until I did a search I did not realize this one is so conveniently located. The food was great. There is a nice array of tasty options. The servers were very attentive.. The decor was lively & fun. My friend was delighted with Pazzo's and very much enjoyed the evening. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Delish and the staff was awesome! Will definitely return for dinner!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We wanted to eat before our 8:00 pm show and were lucky enough to find Pazzo's. It was around 6:30pm, we arrived and noticed how empty the restauranit was, we were seated promptly. Our waitress was friendly and service was fast (we did not order any appetizers due to our time restriction). The food portions are plentiful and good. The house Merlot was very good, however, we didn't care for the wine glasses...they resembled a small round OJ glass."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great Food. Great Service. Perfect location for dinner before the theatre or ballet."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Came here the first time for 3 at 630 on Friday, it was not too crowded. Fresh new decor, big open space. Service was decent and correction of double charging for wine was corrected after we discovered the bill looked too high. Good for a pre-concert meal."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Good location with delicious affordable food. Perfect sized proportions for a hungry dinner. Actually some really good beers on tap too. Had the Rainbow Trout that came with a really good hot salsa."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a good meal and good service on a Sunday evening. There usually isn't much open in the loop on Sundays and this was a nice restaurant. We went here after a matinee play and walking around Millenium Park/the Bean. My kids had spaghetti, my husband had lasagna and I had the lemon Chicken. Very tasty!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This was our second time at this restaurant. It was just as good as the first time. The food is very fresh and tasty and the service is friendly and efficient. Perfect spot for an early dinner before a show at the Auditorium or CSO."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "booked this place since it was close to our hotel. I have to say this was spectacular. the food was exceptional, service was outstanding and the atmosphere was very nice. food service was patient and considerate. portions were healthy, prices were very reasonable. great value for a terrific Italian place. highest marks for Pazzo's"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Before the Chicago concert at the CSO last week, we accidentally found this great restaurant just around the corner from the venue. What a great surprise! It was late afternoon (4pm) so it was pretty much just us and one other table when we started our leisurely meal, but by the time we left 3 hours later the place was getting pretty packed. We were delighted with everything we tasted, from the salad to the calmari to the pasta, to the entrees and down to the desserts. Every dish was fresh and tasty. And good wine to select from, both by the glass and bottle. The service was both attentive and friendly. We'll certainly be going back here, especially when attending venues near South Michigan Ave."
    Dined on 1/28/2014