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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:
4:30pm – 7:00pm 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 – 6:00pm 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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Good for a Date (34)
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Authentic (32)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Romantic (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Casual (21)
Good for Groups (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Bar Seating (18)
Fun (17)
Happy Hour (17)
People Watching (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Hot Spot (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Cozy (12)
Seasonal (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Business Meals (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Scenic View (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Naples)·Dined 3 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants on 5th Avenue. Food is always good.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was good . Our waitress was excellent.I was disappointed with their pomodoro sauce. No fresh tomatoes and it tasted like it came from a can.

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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

Have been going for years, was disappointed two years ago and we have been there since. We decided we would try Pazzos again, our friends dinner went back, we never received our salads and my dinner was tough. Very disappointed.

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 (Naples)·Dined 6 days ago

A wonderful time food was absolutely outstanding Always my go to place

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fun, Romantic
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 (Naples)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed our evening. We were not rushed. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was excellent; Early bird Specials (early dining) was low cost, but food was bland.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined 6 days ago

"Went to Pazzo with my wife Sunday for their Wine and Dine Menu. We were not disappointed. We love the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of this Restaurant. Frank was our Server- what a gem! Truly a friendly, and knowledgeable person. We definitely will return and ask that he be our Server. The Tuscan Bean Soup is a winner!! I had the Rigatoni Arrabbiata- I'm getting hungry just thinking about it now! My wife had the Tortellini-Outstanding!! We will be back, and soon!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Delicious. The food was great as was the service. No complaints except their rye old fashioned as not great. Thanks for a great experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Muy buena opción con linda vista. Hemos comido sushi y pescado y ambos platos estaban muy bien preparados. Precio razonable para la calidad de la comida y muy buena atención.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We love Pazzo but we were seated
A half hour past our reservation time..you were very busy that night
But all worked out for the best😊

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Overall a great place for dinner with friends. The menu is versitle and never disapponting.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The menu options were surprisingly limited and the prices surprisingly high. Service was fair at best – we had to request water and butter several times, and our waiter always seem to be busy with other tables. We live in Naples and dine out several times a week. This was a special occasion and we were disappointed with our experience at Pazzo.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Dry grouper, wrong dish served to one of our party. Roberto nice server but overall it was disappointing

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service and food was great. Wine is terribly over priced. Beware of how expensive the house wine is!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The grouper was delicious and definitely a good place to go for a nice dinner!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We dine at Pazzo’s frequently, their food is always excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food taste was good but the menu was very limited,portions relatively small and overpriced for what it was

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food! Tastefully prepared! The menu was creative and had something for all "foodies." Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was fantastic and the portion sizes were large. Our waiter Frank was excellent very friendly and attentive to our needs. The atmosphere was perfect and romantic for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We were with very good long-time friends - 3 of us had the veal with sausage. It was out of this world. The other one had the grouper and enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We always visit Paxxonwhile in Naples/ it’s a favorite! Excellent every time!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great service always, attentive staff from bar to table to front desk arrival and departure. Excellent food and early dining specials fabulous. First pick often for Fifth Ave dining in Naples.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I always enjoy Pazzo. The atmosphere and ambiance are inviting. Great service without hovering and a knowledgeable waiter. Will our waiter on Saturday night was very good ; his service is very professional and friendly
I think of Pazzo as one of the best on 5th Ave

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food is obviously good. However, what Italian runs out of prosecco? Would have expected the manager to go to another restaurant and. Get a couple of bottles instead of blaming the local drinks rep not turning up! We had 2 meals cold when served but the food served was of good quality. This was a simple case of management not handling a situation very well. That is what makes a last night in Naples disappointing

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food and ambience but we had table booked which manager gave away and was rude and far from apologetic for having us wait. Great staff, terrible manager!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Consistently good italian cuisine with a knowledgeable friendly wait staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, People Watching, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at Pazzo. The food was good but the service was slow. It seemed that they may have been short on servers. Our server was personable and we were not rushed at all.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

It was a cool night so we ate inside rather than on the patio, which normally would have been lovely. We all enjoyed our choices, especially my husband who had Italian Veal Meatloaf. Food was so good we bought a gift certificate.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our waitresses Brandy was fantastic, the food was awesome, great wine selection, reservations a must during New Years week.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 4, 2018

First time there , and it was Very busy last night. Service was not good at all. Our food took forever to come!!!!! I received the wrong salad order, then a friend and I switched. My husband across the round table got my salad with dressing on the side. I wasn’t asked if I wantedParmesan cheese on my pasta...I had to chase down our waiter to get it. The pasta dish I got was just ok...pasta over cooked. I don’t think I’ll be back

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food was very good. The Alfredo sauce with the peas and the prosciutto was excellent. The pesto sauce is the best in Naples.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Simply scrumptious food accompanied by superlative service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Expect to wait 20-30 minutes regardless of your reservation time.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Even though our server spilled a portion of white wine on my husband in error, the service and food was good. Sara was attentive and gave us lots of time to order. Our waitress helped me choose a dish that suited my needs. All four of us had never eaten at Passo before but all agreed we would return.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

The waitstaff was right on top of everything. The food was fabulous and because we were early enough to do the early dining menu, our meals were all 50 percent off. I look forward to going there again very soon.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife’s favorite butternut squash ravioli was absolutely perfect! Kristi our server was excellent. Both meals were delicious. The veal del prette was an exciting mix of flavors. Each bite was an unique experience depending on how you combined the ingredients.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

You can't go wrong here. Excellent choices. Our server Stefania was perfect.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our second year in a row spending NYE at Pazzo! Great service from Josh and his helpers. Food was delicious. Hope to make it 3 years in a row next year.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful food, great service, and reasonably priced. Well be back.

Tags: Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding service. Each and every individual was outstanding. Friendly and attentive.

Waiter pointed out that the wine one of our party ordered was no longer on special and would now be $40+ per glass. He returned with the opportunity to order an alternate selection. Very much appreciated.

Menu somewhat limited compared to most restaurants but full effort put into presentation and taste of each dish.

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