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
71 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)fit for foodies (35)notable wine list (35)good for groups (24)romantic (24)neighborhood gem (18)great for lunch (12)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (4)Show More
  • The Caesar salad was good.
    Matilde
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The Caesar salad was good. The bread was not so good. The sauce on the cioppino was not very good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's the food, stupid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This restaurant has wonderful ambience and service, but I cook better food at home. Specifically, the pork loin was dry and without sauce, the cauliflower that was served with it was uninspiring. The salad was great and my husband enjoyed his cioppino. The semifreddo dessert resembled something you would buy in the frozen food section of your local grocery.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Give it a try
    Tango2some
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We enjoyed the downtown atmosphere and we thought the service was good. We started with the roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta which was well done. The seafood cioppinno was tasty with layers of flavor. We were not impressed by the risotto of the day which was small in portion and served with a strange thick liquid. We did not try the dessert, maybe next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Great food, excellent service made a special night to remember. Definitely going to return to this place in the future. Food was very nice because more than pasta is offered on the menu. Nice to see the European structure of a meal of 5 or six courses.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Finally brought my family!
    PDXJON
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I have been trying to get my whole family to come in for dinner here at Pazzo, because the service is always on-point, the food is always mind-blowing, and the atmosphere is perfect and lively. We came for my 24th birthday dinner and had the pleasure of enjoying come ceviche as a starter accompanied by their delicious bread, ordered up some of the bars craft cocktails, and eagerly awaited our dinner. The aromas of the Risotto, Marlin, Chicken, and Steak filled the air as we all laughed and relaxed while enjoying one another's company and could not have imagined a better place to do so! Thank you for making our evening together a great one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Evening Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    The service was very nice! everyone was cheery and polite! Great interior! Makes you feel like you are in Italia to an extent! Food was absolutely delicious!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we have been coming to pazzo
    bushman
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    we have been coming to pazzo for 20 yrs. never disappointed......always satisfied
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner
    Dano
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My wife and I went there to celebrate our 35th anniversary. The food was excellent and the server was wonderful. She provided excellent service while keeping enough space to allow us to enjoy are dinner together. My wife was supposed to receive a free glass of wine but we were charged. I did not remember until later. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very impressive
    Designer11
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We were visiting our son in Portland this past weekend and wanted Italian food! I looked I. open Table and noticed Pazzo! We made a reservation (which Open Table has not given me credit for) and we very pleased with the restaurant. Coming from the Bay Area, we have high expectations for Italian food! We enjoyed our meals completely and our waitress was bubbly and thorough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Valentine's, St.Patrick,.
    joco
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Just a fine restaurant. Has been for YEARS! Friendly, helpful wait-staff, best of all...GOOD FOOD!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    frack77
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Risotto was great but expensive, ask price if daily special. Ravioli out of this world with yellow foot mushroom. Wish I had gotten that one! Kendra our waitress never missed a beat, one of the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful time with our group!
    sybersprite
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had a group of 11 (originally reserved for 15), and couldn't have been more pleased with our Saturday brunch. Service was great, food was amazing, and the atmosphere perfect. I reserved on Open Table less than 24 hours in advance and they were well prepared for us when we arrived. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very busy on Valentine's Day.
    JBirdieVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very busy on Valentine's Day. Server as very experienced and observant to our needs. Bruchetta was fabulous, entrees good. I have had better entree selections in the past. A good experience but not great as I have had in the past. Does not deter my from coming back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    SeattleGal33
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We had a lovely anniversary dinner at Pazzo. Great food. A Happy Anniversary card when we sat down, complimentary champagne and a really wonderful server. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced food. Waitress
    Disappointed
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Overpriced food. Waitress was distracted every time she spoke with us. We felt there was something important going on somewhere else that kept her looking at another table while talking to us. Too many people asked us if the food was "wonderful" as they quickly came by our table. We felt as if they were putting answers in our mouth for us. The food was nothing exceptional. It was not a genuine experience. We would not recommend this restaurant to any of our friends.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I selected
    MA2dine
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    My husband and I selected Pazzo to invite our friends for an elegant dinner based on our previous experience at Pazzo and that was a perfect choice as we were expected. We got the booth as I requested and the service was excellent!!! I am even more confident now to invite or suggest this restaurant to my friends and family. Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    pickyEater
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We got there almost 20 mins before our reservation and was seated immediately . It wasn't the quiet dark area that I wanted but still was fine. We were surprised that they had known that it was one of our birthdays and gave us a card. Food was exquisite . Didnt take long for our food to arrive like we thought it would.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried and true
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    After 15 years Pazzo remains one of my favorites. The food is true Italian comfort and the wine list is superb. Gnocchi and risottos are never-fail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous meal
    Maudi
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    My hubby and I had dinner here Friday night and had a fabulous experience! The waiter was efficient and funny. The chef came out to apologize as he had over cooked my hubby's duck. Brought over some meat and cheese to tide us over. When the meal came out we were delighted! Duck was perfect and the cioppino was fabulous! We chatted up with the manager. You can tell he loves his job! Plenty of gluten free options!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pazzo is fabulous- food, service,
    pkmakaiVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Pazzo is fabulous- food, service, atmosphere all superb!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Pazzo!
    allinthefam
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants. They always have amazing food that changes seasonally so I never get the same thing twice. Great service, great ambiance, and great wine. Thanks Pazzo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service But Food Needs Help
    kevin
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I think when you go out to dine the food should never be "just ok", and yet that was my experience at Pazzo. Service was impeccable, very gracious staff.
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  • Pazzo's has always had consistently
    DelaneyVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Pazzo's has always had consistently good food and it was better this time. Most of the portions were reasonably ample particularly the gnocchi with braised short ribs which was amazing. The chicken was fantastic - could have been bigger but still really delicious with the eggplant carbonata (yum!). The only disappointment started in the beginning when they were out of a $40 wine on their large list and it took them a while to come up with a suggestion of similar quality and price (they have a lot of wines). They could have just given us one that was the same or a bit more for the same price but the server suggested a bottle that was $15 more so we declined. Other than that it was all very good food and I would always return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around great place!
    WashingtonDuck
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    All around great place. Food, service and setting.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My 'go to' place in Portland
    Wanderlust
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    My 'go to' place in Portland for business lunches. Foods is always extraordinarily well done and the service is superb. Seems to lend itself to sublime enviroment where the reason for the meeting doesn't get lost but is complimented by an excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love this place! Tales are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    love this place! Tales are a little close but the food is wonderful and the service is usually great
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Resturant on Broadway
    Mary
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We truely enjoyed our dinner at Pazzo. The food and service were excellent. They made the night truely special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We were seating right on time even though it was a very busy night (new years eve) The service was fantastic and the wait for our food was not long at all. Every item was excellent . We have been there before and will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So glad I remembered this place!
    mjwhearts
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Hadn't been for quite a while but it was fantastic! Our food and drinks were done to perfection and our waiter, Ryan, was a perfect host. The perfect martini, a pork dish that melted in my mouth, my husbands steak that was text book medium rare and dessert heaven. What's there not to love? We took our own wine but their list is extensive so we will buy off the wine list next time. It's a must do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reacquainted with Pazzo
    cmcnewVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    After not having been to Pazzo Ristorante for quite a while, we were pleasantly surprised with the entire experience. Our server, Harvey, was exceptional with great command of the menu and wine list. We will definitely be back and it won't take long for that to happen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tried and True
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Pazzo has been around forever, with good reason. It's not flashy, but very dependably good. We had 4 different dishes: gnocchi, cioppiano, spaghetti, and risotto. Each was well executed. My only critique was that the cioppiano broth was too salty. The salt overwhelmed the delicate seafood, which was nicely cooked. Price performance was average: 4 of us had appetizers, entree, and one bottle of wine for $100 per couple, inc. gratuity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place
    scotty
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Food, atmosphere, and service were excellent! Could use some more apps. Good place to take a date. Friendly bartender and server. Definately going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome meal!
    WeHeadEasttoEat
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    This was one of the BEST meals we have ever had, and it was literally from "soup" (delicious!) to nuts (on the great desserts)!! EVERY dish was wonderful - in taste and presentation - and the service was impeccable AND friendly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    94597
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Antipasto plate, Caesar salad & panama cotta were out of this world!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place t eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    We had reservations and arrived early. Our table was already set up and so we were seated right away. The waiter as well as the rest of the staff were very attentive without being overly visible. Our waiter was OUTSTANDING! Cannot say enough about the food and service. Repeat customer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great, Service Ok, Table not
    bjc006
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Used Open table to get reservation and got one next to kitchen... Poor Ambiance Service was really lacking, 45 minutes before she came back for orders.. Said they had 4x the dinners that night...So plan for it. Server then came back only after getting up to go get her.~ 25 min. Food was very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Marino
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    The restaurant was able to accomodate my needs regarding my motber's birthday celebration and my own eating concern.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food=fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    menu has changed. downhill from previous visits. But the soup was delicious! Great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good meal in downtown Portland
    KnoxvilleGuyVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We dined here before heading out to a show at the Rose Garden. Food was nice -- two pasta dishes, plus salads and wine, plus cocktails. The wait staff was attentive. Food was of good temperature and taste. The noise level is a bit loud, but the room was full, so no big deal. This is good Italian food at a good price in the Broadway area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Ally
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Went there for a casual, but romantic date night and it was lovely. All of the staff including, the hostess, the server, and even the busboy were delightful. They added end personal touches throughout the evening that were very thoughtful. I would definitely recommend this place to someone looking for a unique Italian experience. Love!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.