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About Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar

In Italy, every meal is a journey… the same is true at Pazzaluna. Start with appetizers featuring a selection of bruschetta and pizza straight from our wood-burning oven; then move on to a traditional Italian dinner menu of antipasto or insalata (salad), to primi piatto (pasta course), to secondi piatto (main course), and finally a delicious dolce (dessert). Discover the truly Italian art of lingering over dinner with family and friends, making conversation, and enjoying wine in a setting that is both urban and relaxing.

The award-winning and critically acclaimed Bar at Pazzaluna Urban Italian is an energetic and fun place to meet after work, before an event at the Ordway, Xcel Energy Center, Roy Wilkins Auditorium or just to unwind with family, friends, clients or business associates.

During warm weather, relax on the patio and enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown St. Paul (patio open May through September). See for yourself, you'll be glad you did.

360 St. Peter St
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dining Room
Sunday - Monday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Bar
Sunday - Monday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday 4:00pm - 12:00am

Happy Hour Specials
Daily 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cross Street:
5th St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(651) 223-7000

Website:
https://www.pazzaluna.com/

Entertainment:
The award-winning and critically acclaimed Bar at Pazzaluna Urban Italian is an energetic and fun place to meet after work, before an event at the Ordway, Xcel Energy Center, Roy Wilkins Auditorium or just to unwind with family, friends, clients or business associates.

During warm weather, relax on the patio and enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Saint Paul (patio open May through September). See for yourself, you'll be glad you did.

Parking Details:
Curbside valet parking begins at 5:00pm nightly and guarantees effortless parking for guests. Valet space can be guaranteed and reserved for guests, subject to applicable charges.

Private Party Facilities:
For business, pleasure, or both, Pazzaluna's private dining room is perfect for your events, private dining or special occasions. We offer menus featuring authentic regional Italian cooking.

Private Party Contact:
sales@pazzaluna.com: (888) 924-6411

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (72)
Special Occasion (68)
Good for a Date (65)
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Good for Birthdays (58)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Good for Groups (43)
Romantic (42)
Business Meals (33)
Authentic (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Fun (27)
Casual (27)
Notable Wine List (27)
Comfort Food (26)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Cozy (19)
Happy Hour (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
People Watching (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Healthy (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We’ve been going to Pazzaluna’s for our anniversary and my husbands birthday, for the past 7 years. We love it! We always ask for Curtis he is so sweet and attentive! Hats off to Pazzalunas!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to Pazzaluna for my birthday dinner, and had a delightful evening. We had the cheese sampler and the bruschetta for appetizers, then caprese salad, and then shared chicken parmesan and the wild mushroom talaggio ravioli. It was all absolutely delicious! And our server was outstanding. We loved the ambience of the restaurant and will definitely be back. After dinner, we walked across the street and strolled through Rice Park to look at the beautifully lit trees. Overall, a really wonderful evening! And, they brought a delicious tiramisu for my birthday!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome as always! Best food in the world!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

A great experience with friends enjoying an amazing happy hour!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 4, 2017

They have a knack for giving you a bad table, the one of their choice, even if you have made advanced reservations and requested a specific area. There will not be a "next time" for me.
The food is good though and the servers are professional.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Lovely restaurant with excellent food and service. Love the ambiance. I will certainly return in the future

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything was fantastic. Definitely worth the visit. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My wife's meal was over cooked. I wanted to return but was over ruled. She left over 3/4 ' s of the meal.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Multiple visits during happy hour clued us into excellent food. This time for my birthday we did the full meal did and the trend continued. Service was attentive, but not overbearing. Our reservation was at 5:15 before peak crowds and we had full meal and leisurely eating done by 6. Only disappointment were the crab cakes, barely warm and not crisped enough. From that point on things kept getting better. The mixed green and the arugala salads were lightly dressed, super fresh and flavorful-refreshing. The strip steak special was cooked perfectly. The chicken piccatta is among the best chicken dishes I have ever had in a restaurant. The flavors in all the dishes were bold and well-blended. We are foodies and I teach cooking classes Pazzalunna gets an A! We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Probably the best pasta... mom loved her Alfredo, I loved the spinach and artichoke fondue and the cheese and spinach ravioli. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food!!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Curtis gave great service , he really took care of us well.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great spot before an event at the Ordway. Super helpful and plentiful valet staff. They kept the car from before dinner until after the show. Seated quickly. Service was outstanding. Cozy but lively altogether. We four had a great conversation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Pazzaluna is a comfortable to upscale go to Italian restaurant if you are attending the theatre, sports events or a concert in downtown St. Paul. I highly recommend reservations on event nights. You will find people who are dressed up and casual- all are welcome. Menu has seasonal items. Pasta, Pizza, Meat and Fish. Husband had the salmon - he reviewed it as flavorful and good. A decent amount of vegetarian items. I had two sides that my server recommended risotto and vegetarian medley and they were flavorful and just the right amount of food. Nice charcuterie. Late night dining. Prices are normal to a little high for the quality. Decent wine list - full bar. I visit this restaurant several times a year and have been coming for some time. Pazzaluna on event nights handles a very large dinner and event crowd with great skill and efficiency. They do an excellent job of asking if you are attending an event and ensure your service is prompt and courteous. I would recommend Pazzaluna, and I will go back to this restaurant. I feel they are consistent and solid.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The potential ambiance was negated by a not very cozy table in the middle of the main aisle. The service fell somewhere between curt and condescending. The drinks were good. The antipasta bar looked outdated and past its prime. The food was really good for a couple dishes, so-so for a couple more and a steak had to be sent back not once but twice to get to medium/medium-rare. Overall it was a disappointing choice for a special occasion, but there was enough there that I would give it another chance before writing it off entirely.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It look 1 hour to get our food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent!!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Poor and slow service and small portions. It was much better years ago

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We changed Thanksgiving up this year and made a reservation at Pazzaluna. They served a special 3 course menu and everything we tasted was fantastic. I would definitely recommend!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great for a Holiday Meal. Delicious food! Good service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

No privacy to have a conversation as the tables were too close together, which was frustrating.
I had requested a quiet and private area when making my reservation however, my adult daughter and I were seated in an area where privacy was not possible.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food and a good wine least top the list of why to go out of your way for a meal at Pazzaluna. Add in friendly, competent service that knows the menu, and you can expect to have a good time.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My wife and I planned Thanksgiving dinner since this was the first year none of our kids were going to be home for the Holiday. We both chose the Roasted Turkey dinner option from the Prix Fixe menu and it was wonderful!!!
Pazza Luna did an excellent job of preparing a Thanksgiving dinner mimicking the dinners we have prepared and served over the years.
We thoroughly enjoyed and I would definitely make this a holiday stop if you get an opportunity.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful meal, outstanding service, overall fabulous restaurant for any occasion. Combination of level of service and quality of food and presentation is difficult to find- outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was very very mediocre at best, and I’m not being super picky. Sauce on my chicken park was really really sweet, and it was totally overwhelmed with cheese. The spinach ricotta ravioli was also so totally overloaded with cheese it was downright silly! I don’t know, I’m bummed, we were here years ago and it was decent, but it’s so basic, just not worth the money. The big plus of the place is the beautiful atmosphere- it’s certainly cozy... too bad the food left us all (4) feeling very disappointed!! Never again, especially for a special occasion!!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We went before a Wild game and it could not have been better. Food was so good, waitstaff was friendly and hilarious, it was a great start to the night. We are for sure coming back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was fantastic - I could order the chicken picatta everday, it was that good! Service - HORRIBLE. We were shocked that we were not greeted with a smile by the host, waitress or the gentleman that delivered our food. The ONLY person who seemed to enjoy his job was the bus boy. It was to the point of being uncomfortable they were all so unfriendly.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was yummy but it took over an hour to get our meal.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Two of us ordered the November fixed menu, and two ordered the scallops/risotto entree ala carte. The scallops entree was not great, $38 and two small scallops and mushy risotto. The service was outstanding, and the ambiance is great. The fixed menu with beef was great. That scallops dish just expected better.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service from Sabine. She was attentive, but not looming over us.
She knew we were going to the Opera and got us out in plenty of time. Food was good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great antipasti and food as ordered. The wait staff was very responsive to our time constraints, which we greatly appreciated.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We had a great birthday dinner for my wife. We were early for our reservation and they were unable to seat us early, they made up for it, without needing to. The manager was very kind and apologetic, it was not necessary. The food was delicious. We had great Ambiance, and a fun birthday dessert. We will be back.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Good Food and fun atmosphere before the Minnesota Wild Game.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very disappointing. Flavors were off. Felt like a diner...

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Wonderful restaurant for pre-Theater or Opera, but sometimes VERY noisy on Minnesota Wild nights. Would prefer a quieter atmosphere for intelligent conversation with friends.

Suggest increased sound treatment of the restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Impressive chef rendition of a pasta with fresh tomato, basil, mozzarella chunks, and light garlic sauce -- excellent. Similarly the salad (tomato, mozzarella and basil) was also a winner.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I had asked for a quiet corner but I don’t think that’s possible in that restaurant. But the service was great and we felt well taken care of. My husband is vegetarian so Italian menus work well for him. My risotto came in a Parmesan shell which made it extra special. We shared the Bananas Foster cheesecake which was delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have eaten here several times before concerts at the Ordway.
It's always been excellent.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Took friends who had never dined there. All four of us oved it, The following concert - Minnesota Oratorio - was also excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and great service would highly recommend.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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