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About Pazzo! Italian Cafe

Welcome to Pazzo! Cucina Italiana,
Naples’ Best Italian Restaurant! Come to Pazzo! Cucina Italiana to enjoy great authentic Italian cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere, where everyone feels like family.

At Pazzo!“It’s All About The Food!”TM, we make all of our own sauces, pastas, desserts and everything in between from scratch to achieve that hard to resist authentic Italian taste!

Nationally known ... Locally Loved!

853 5 th Ave South
Naples, FL 34102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
DINNER:
4:45pm – 9:30pm Sunday - Thursday
4:45pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday

The Early Dining, Happy Hour or Bar menu
hours may change or may not be offered on certain holidays.

WINE & DINE
4:45pm – 5:30pm 7 Days a week
50% off entrees, 20% off steaks, 75% off a bottle of Pazzo! house wine and happy hour $3.95 well drinks


HAPPY HOUR BAR: All Night Long!
4:30pm – Close 7 Days a week
$3.95 well drinks
Up to 50% off call brands
Weekly beer specials
$4.95 wines by the glass
$1.50 off premiums (super call, reserve, premium brands)

Happy Hour Dining at the Bar
4:45 – 6:30 7 Days
25% off appetizers

HAPPY HOUR DINING ROOM:
4:45pm – 6:30pm 7 days a week

Cross Street:
Fifth Avenue South and US 41

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(239) 434-8494

Website:
http://www.pazzoitaliancafe.com/

Parking Details:
Limited Parking on 5th Ave. South, directly behind the Restaurant and a four story parking structure one block away on the corner of 4th Ave. South and 8th Street

Executive Chef:
Eugenio "Mikey" Tinajero

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pazzo! Italian Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Special Occasion (23)
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Creative Cuisine (19)
Romantic (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Casual (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
People Watching (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Business Meals (5)
Scenic View (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined 2 days ago

We were also celebrating a birthday which I put on the reservation but that was not addressed. Not even candle in her chooses dessert. Only negative of the evening.

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 (Naples)·Dined 3 days ago

When we arrived at 5:30, there were only a few tables filled but we sat in a cramped corner but luckily our 4th person did not show and we were able to fit without bumping into the individual sitting at the table next to us. When I asked about the Wine and Dine menu (2 entrees and a bottle of wine for $14.90 until 6pm) listed on their MENU on OpenTable, it was unavailable due to it ends at 5:30pm and orders must be in by 5:15pm (they should stop advertising it until 6pm on the MENU, although it is listed in two areas on the OpenTable app with two different times when it is available, we did not notice the earlier ending time of 5:30pm). Instead we opted for the 3 course meal and selected an entree that had a side dish change however, the menu was not updated. Although there are no substitutions, the server requested to the chef to prepare as written and they agreed. Also, there are two desserts to select from and only one was available when we ordered due to the other was sold out. Ugh, no chocolate options...it was 6:30pm and selections were already unavailable when it was early in the evening and the busy dinner crowd had not arrived yet. We did not complain, 2 of us enjoyed the dessert available. Overall, our server was perfect, everyone was polite and welcoming, the food was good, and we had theater tickets...no need to ruin the night over dinner expectations that were not available.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

It was terrific!

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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

Our waitress was wonderful and extremely efficient!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Good good and good service.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Visiting family in Naples, we decided to try Pazzo! for Naples restaurant week. The food was okay; the pasta was over cooked and the presentation was poor. They were out of an appetizer, and, by the time was got to dessert, almost everything on the menu (we arrived at 6:45). It was a long wait between courses. After changing our choices 3x to accommodate their lack of planning, a piece of tiramisu and a piece of white cake were thrown into boxes and onto our table, with a promise that the chef was scraping together some gelato with what was left. The waitress, toughing through unhappy customers all around us, said she had finally convinced the chef to allow substitutions as a consolation. At that point we just got the check. It would've been nice to see some discount after the long wait, lack of options, and gruff service. If we had known the menu was so limited, we would have gone somewhere else. I don't think we'll be back.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

This is like the 3rd time we have given this place a try the dishes are loaded with overwhelming amounts of garlic .
Being Italian we like garlic but at reasonable amounts . Knowing our past experiences We asked for light garlic and are told no worries and all 3 times we leave reeking with garlic and having to taste our dinner 3 days later because of this disgusting amount of garlic .

After 3 tries we will not be back because wait staff ignores requests and the kitchen can’t control amounts of garlic .

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Pazzo's used to be one of our favorites....BUT in the last few years it has been such a disappointment! On a Sunday evening we decided to try again...the restaurant was about a third full...But they had us and all other tables right on top of each other...seemed very odd! We also couldn't help watch the LOUD waitress yell orders to the cooking staff. The restaurant has a musty smell, the decor is worn and tired...There are so many other wonderful Italian restaurants in Naples...try one of them

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service was very good- attentive, helpful and professional. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere very comfortable. I shall return

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We enjoyed Pazzo very much. The food was excellent as usual and the atmosphere was wonderful and very festive. The service was a bit rushed and inconsistent but overall we enjoyed the evening very much!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was excellent. Three course meal was super! Service and atmosphere enjoyed by my friends.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent selection for restaurant week, service was awesome!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our waitress was wonderful! Had a sense of humor but did the job very efficiently. Friends who were new to the restaurant (and Italian) said the food was really, really good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, People Watching
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My wife had 6 friends visiting from Canada and we had enjoyed a nice dinner there a few weeks ago so we booked another visit. The waiter was horrible and rude. Never mentioned his name. Can't remember the last time we didn't tip but this time he definitely did not deserve one. Too bad that a good restaurant has the experience soured by a bad waiter.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We've eaten here many times, this time for the Restaurant Week menu. The portions were plentiful, with a sizeable appetizer, entre, and dessert. We took enough of the entre home for at least one more meal each. Service was friendly, but slightly inattentive to refilling water, but not enough to be bothered by it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

As always! Great Food, Great Service.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My favorite go to restaurant for special occasions. Best linguine and clams in Naples.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was great and enjoyable

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food, prices and ambiance. Would recommend to anyone who likes good Italian food.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Made reservation for 7 guests. Was put in a tiny table for no more than 4 or 5. Totally uncomfortable throughout the whole meal. Wouldn’t move us. Food good but too pricy. Won’t go back.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food. Easy on line reservation. Warm atmosphere. Good selection of food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The reservation was on time. Food and service were both excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Returned after a great dinner last week marred by a lack of good service. All is good! The service was superior and the food remains top notch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Michael O'Sullivan (Sommelier) visited with us and had great discussion on wine. My guest owns a California winery, Sturino and Trotta. Michael was very gracious. Food was GREAT!!! Thank you.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The 2 for $22 was worth it as was the wine. We have been going there for 15 years. It is always
fun. However, while 3 out of the 4 meals were good, mine was lame. It was not bad, but the bolognese sauce was not up to their standard sauce. It was watery. I have ordered that dish for
years so I can comment about it. To their credit, the manager was accommodating. We will be
going back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Server was not the least bit attentive and forgot to get a second glass of wine we ordered and then made a mistake on the bill. Chalk it up to. Early season training deficit

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Pazzo never disappoints! Always a great dining experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our server Frank was outstanding , he not only gave us great service but he made us laugh all night long. It was a Great evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very disappointed with the service; especially management. For the price point of this restaurant, they need better training of staff & xtra help in satisfying their customers.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always good.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This restaurant is owned by the same people that own Chop House (next door) and Yabba (further down 5th Ave). There are several interesting similarities:
1. The Maitre d’s at both Yabba and Pazzo have an attitude. Last night at Pazzo we showed up at 5:40 for a 6pm reservation and, despite the restaurant being empty were told we could not be seated until our reservation time. We were directed (dismissed would be more like it) to the bar. We have experienced the exact same policy (and treatment) at Yabba.
2. My wife was told she could not have her salmon rare. Restaurant policy. Really? It came medium and for her over cooked.
3. The menu offers a “bottomless” glass of wine for $9.95. After our entrees came no one came, ever, to check on us or even once offer to refill my glass. At the end of the meal, when the waitress came back (finally) to see if we wanted dessert, I️ asked her to take the wine off our bill. To the restaurant’s credit they did.

The food is quite good and the ambiance nice but like Yabba the service and snooty attitude will likely keep us from returning

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everyone was satisfied with their meals & our server was wonderful .

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raum Düsseldorf)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Super service and excellent food. Very comprehensive menu, quite Creative. Extensive wine list, however not always up to date, our first choice was out

Tags: Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always love Pazzo. It’s the highlight of the season to sit outside, have a great glass of wine and my favorite, butternut squash ravioli. Not to mention sharing our great dining experience with our great friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Love this restaurant - food is consistently good, love sitting outdoors!

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Romantic
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Outside seating on Naples Fidth Avenue fun. Food consistently ver good. Happy hour very good deal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was slow and our server seemed overwhelmed. The meatballs were very small and they didn’t have the wine we ordered. Some of the food was not hot when brought to the table and they overcharged us on our bill for a bottle of wine we never had. The service and food has declined.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Loved this place! We had DELICIOUS food! Service was a little slow but it was the beginning of the high season. They gave me a free glass of wine for being so patient. Wonderful place and I cannot wait to come back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was nowhere as good as usual - and the overpriced menu items are beginning to wear thin. Thank God we had a discount card but even so - $39 for grouper picatta over spaghetti? Come on.

They did have a cheap menu promotion going on but we went there to get our favorite dishes, not the early bird. The food was not prepared well, which is really disappointing.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our dinner was delicious as always and Brian, our server, suggested an excellent wine to pair with our entrees. As we brought along another couple who never had the pleasure of dining at Pazzo, you have two new fans.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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