Pranzo Italian Grill
Pranzo Italian Grill

Pranzo Italian Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pranzosantafe.com/
  • Phone: (505) 984-2645
  • Hours of Operation:
    Pranzo
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9pm, Sunday: 3pm-9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Steven Lemon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer private rooms for groups of 20-300. See the website for menu offerings. www.pranzosantafe.com/catering
  • Private Party Facilities: 4 choices of room for private dining. Groups as small as 25, large as 100. Meal plans from Italian to Mediteranean to Creative Modern American.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael O'Reilly 5059842645
  • Entertainment: David Geist is our Broadway pianist, veteran of 600 performances of CATS on Broadway, often with vocalists in the Geist Cabaret. We have brought Tony Award winners to the Cabaret for weekend gigs. Guest stars frequently perform.
  • Special Events: Every Sunday Every bottle of wine on our list of 120 is half priced!!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Guadalupe
  • Public Transit: Santa Fe terminus of New Mexico Railrunner Express is only 200 yards from Pranzo.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a 500 car parking lot that surrounds Pranzo.
A word from Pranzo Italian Grill
Located in the Sanbusco Market Center on the Western edge of the Historic District, Pranzo has been a local favorite since 1988. We received the Wine Spectator 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011, 2012 and 2013 Awards of Excellence. Broadway vocalists and pianists are featured in the Geist Cabaret Fridays and Saturdays. From Pizza Margherita to Linguine Carbonara, to Prime Colorado Ribeye Steak, Pranzo boasts Santa Fe's favorite Italian American cuisine, most knowledgeable waitstaff, New Mexico's deepest list of great Italian wines and 20 wines by the glass served Normale (6.3 oz.) and Gigante (9 oz.). Chef Steven Lemon greets multiple Northern New Mexico farmers in his kitchen each week to buy the finest and freshest produce available.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Pranzo Italian Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (17)special occasion (15)notable wine list (14)romantic (12)great for lunch (10)good for groups (8)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Birthday dinner
    DinerDon
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Came with a $100 birthday gift certicate from our son. I had the lamb shank which I found outstanding and more than I could eat. My spouse had the cioppino which she judged to be good, but not outstanding. We shared the creme brulee, as we frequently do at Pranzo's, and neither of us thought it was quite up to their usual quality. The wine was excellent. We like Sunday night with the half-price bottles of wine!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Discovery
    MOAandRBA
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We have visited Santa Fe many times but just discovered Pranzo Italian Grill. We loved the food and appreciated the very good service. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • manytables
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised with the food and preparation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Decent wine list but no one who can make a solid recommendation on staff. Staff did not seem well trained. Food was good but not great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slimmed down menu
    Dannyboy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Sadly they have a bed chef and he had removed most of the great things on the menu The menu is less than half what it was before and definately not as good It is still a great place for dinner but how I wish they had left the menu alone The chicken pasta dish was far too rich And the side salad is now just a pile of leaves drenched in oily dressing It used to have peppers onion olives etc now just lettuce Such a shame
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best meatballs ever!
    monga
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We were getting tired of TeX mix for b,l&d every day and opted for something different. We were so surprised being NY Italians that a place this good exceeded outside our world... Meatballs were better than momma's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • back for another nice evening
    westtexas
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Had the rib eye--perfectly done. Demi glaze was tasty as were the fries and artichoke salad. Will order again. Carbonara a bit "pasty" but the seafood pasta was excellent. Happy they accommodated our seating request!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday wine
    Oracle
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The wine list at Pranzo's has only a few "affordable" selections. However, on Sundays, all wines are half price producing some real bargains to accompany the fine food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kathy was great
    JMTRVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Good food. Even better service. Kathy was a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar Food
    sfpogues
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Met visitor there from out of town. Did the happy hour thing and they were very impressed with the drinks and prices. Will be back more often.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • authentic and delicious
    KPorterVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The burrata with pears and toasted almonds was amazing. On the special starter list designed to feature foods fresh from the market, was stuffed squash blossoms with an arugula pesto and cherry mostado-a perfect blend of flavors. For entrees we enjoyed penne bolognese. the bolognese sauce was not only seasoned with herbs but also with spices, such as cinnamon and cloves. The spinach fettucini with grilled chicken and sun-dried tomatoes with a light alfredo sauce was perfect. And the best thing was the option to have a half order. A traditional tiramisu was delightfully light and large enough for 2. We dined on Sunday night when most bottles of wine were half price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had a fettucinin with chicken
    JustJudy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    and the chicken was gristly. Happily my DATE paid and I wasn't going to COMPLAIN on a first date. Probably will not go back, if I'M PAYING! Or, I will not order anything with CHICKEN!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Chef
    WineGuy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The Chef is an original with themes based on classic Italian and Mediterranean. There' s music in an upstairs Cabaret with a pianist you'd expect to find in Manhattan at the Carlyle. Wine list is extensive and well priced--strongest in Italian and California.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pranzo is Excellent
    FantaSe717
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary at Pranzo and loved every minute of it. The food was outstanding. Wine selection very good. Our waitress was excellent and gave us outstanding service, a rare find in Santa Fe. She was attentive without being overbearing and even brought us a complimentary tiramisu desert. We will definitely go to Pranzo again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • real good times
    toyoman24
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took a woman out on a date that is now my girlfriend we liked it she had been there before and this was my first time there. I very well may return as the food was really good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Santa Fe find
    bulldogger
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    With a half price wine list on Sunday nights, Pranzo Italian Grill is a great find. The restaurant is attractive, not too noisy and we had good service. My pepperoni pizza hit the spot, and while my husband's calamari salad wasn't quite what he expected, it was acceptable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Terrible, rude service. They advertise half price bottles of wine on Sunday, but are out if everything on the wine list. Used to be good food, which is bland & boring now. We will not return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second Taste
    Delightmytongue
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our second visit for lunch at this restaurant. Like the first, the food was superb, from the penne dish to the curry salmon. The Caesar salad was better than most, and the dessert was delicious. The waitress was prompt, attentive when needed, and properly personable. We will go again, probably at dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT
    Doris
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We all enjoyed our meals and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian
    amira
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food is delicious and atmosphere is great. Every time I go to Santa Fe, I have to get dinner at Pronzo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too COLD to know....
    4warnedis4armed
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Unfortunately the usually steady Pranzo was not able to respond to our request to reduce the AC and we had to leave before ordering. The hostess was uncaring. Just a few weeks before when La Plazuela at La Fonda was cold, my friend was immediately offered a light wool wrap. This staff could use a great deal of seasoning....
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good pasta
    alwaysthere1VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our service was outstanding and the seafood stew was excellent. Our drinks were a bit watered down even though we asked for them to be stirred and not shaken
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant comfort Italian
    CliveVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is a very nice place for a basic Italian dinner. Its comfortable, has good service and a very basic and decent menu, fairly priced. This is a good choice for Italian here if you are up to a nice sauce and tasty italian meats.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 386 reviews are from the Pranzo Italian Grill reviews archive.
  • jischnitVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    A wonderful evening of food and music in the Cabaret.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOT A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE
    Debnm
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Sorry to report we were extremely disappointed in our latest dinner. The noise level was incredible, people now seems to have the hooray for me attitude with no consideration for other peoples dining experience. To top it off the maître d decided to cram a table of six next to us that was meant to serve a party of four. There was literally no room between us what so ever so we decided to leave. The food was just ok, nothing special. It will be a while before I try Pranzos again.
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  • Very bad on many levels
    SantaFeLocalVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This restaurant was one of our favorites in Santa Fe. Under the new management of chef henry eating here is very disappointing. Food quality & portions took a big hit. Prices went up. Their senior wait staff was fired and replaced with inexperienced folks. Our last two visits resulted in our sending back our dishes. This never happened before. Other diners were sending dishes back also. Since this is the high tourist season the restaurant will be busy. however it's the locals that come back in the off season. This local will not.
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  • Consistently good
    chefjudeVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Enjoyed the squash blossom appetizer and pasta entrees. Shrimp in mine were generous and cooked perfectly. Server attentive and courteous. One of our favorites in SF.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old and tired
    outandabout
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Overpriced and basic, nothing special. Mostly all seniors, the restaurant was completely empty by 9:30, but the kind staff let me and my date stay and talk at our table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prices too high
    operabuff
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We go to Pranzo at least once a year for our special dinner for attending the Santa Fe Opera. Normally, the food is excellent. This time the food was just okay. And at $20 for a dish of spaghetti, it was way over priced. We will think twice before we go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Change in Ownership
    DonMemoVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My wife and I have eaten here numerous times over the years and have enjoyed our experience. The restaurant has new ownership and the service was spotty. One of our orders was wrong and has to be redone. The owner chef did being the redo to our table but the food was just average. Not sure if we will go back as there are many other good restaurants in town.
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  • Thanks for Shuffling
    Rtwo
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    As our main course was about to arrive, an over-cologned party was seated next to us. I asked to be moved and was pleased with the attitude from our waitstaff, as they were sympathetic to our wanting to actually taste our food!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Eats
    Sandpup
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Outstanding Italian food. Creative chef with a wonderful menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dick
    Dick
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent service. Moderate portions. Parking in Sanbusco center is tight. Go around behind restaurant to find hidden parking area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    PinSF
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This was our first visit to Pranzo but will not be our last. Very good food and a nice place for friends to visit over dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    DMMinSantaFe
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Nice bar area. Good food and great wine list but can get expensive quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service during a busy time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The service was amazing during the 7 to 9PM time frame. We arrived for our 7PM reservation and was seated immediately. Our Server welcomed us and took our drink and food order with a fast kitchen delivering our food incredibly fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bravo Vino Sunday
    Indoirish
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Love going to Pranzo Restaurant about 4:30 PM on Sundays. Pranzo has all bottles of wine 1/2 off on Sundays!! This time they had Halibut Piccata as a daily special. Which was very delicious. Deconstructed Cesar salad is one of our favorite dishes. Chef Steven Lemon is a very talented chef and excels at creating innovative dishes. We also like pizza akal with hot sausage or pepperoni (every northern New Mexican must try this dish at least once as is or with meat).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    Smitty
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Was a fan of Pranzo a few years ago. Chef left and they went downhill. The Chef has return ed and has ownership in Pranzo. What a great surprise the old Pranzo is back and better! The food was exceptional and the service was friendly and efficient. The wine list is very good. Great California( Shafer ) and many Italian including an Amarone. The chef/owner and sommelier took the time to come to our table and chat. I would highly recommend Pranzo for food, Wine, service and ambiance. When in Santa Fe go to PRANZO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for lunch...
    calmdiner
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    White table clothes without being too pricy. Service is good. Food is great and they have a gluten-free pasta that can be substituted. Most important (to me) is that it is quiet so I can have a relaxed lunch and visit with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite
    MaryS
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We always enjoy Pronzo's for two reasons. They have great specials on their wines, either half-price on Sundays for a bottle or early bird specials during the week. We appreciate their promotions - free dessert for an anniversary or a birthday. We are older and don't like huge portions - we appreciate their half portion option on pasta dishes or during early bird dining. It is a restaurant that does what we like best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic