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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:
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm 7 Days a week

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

WINE & DINE
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Make a reservation by phone + order by 6:15 pm to enjoy 2 entrees for $22.00

BOTTOMLESS GLASS OF WINE- ALL NIGHT LONG
$9.99 for a bottomless glass of Beringer (dining room only)

HAPPY HOUR BAR:
HAPPY HOUR DRINK PROMOS (BAR ONLY)
All Night Long Tuesday-Saturday
Up to 50% off wells and calls
$2.75 domestic beers
$1.50 off craft beers
$3.50 wines by the glass
$2.00 off premiums (super call, reserve, super reserve)
50% off all appetizers


HAPPY HOUR DINING ROOM:
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (28)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
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Good for a Date (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Casual (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Romantic (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Cozy (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Business Meals (8)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Pazzo never disappoints! Always a great dining experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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
 (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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Love Pazzo's ! One of our favorites in Naples. Our waiter was good, however he had too many tables at the same time. I feel they need more wait staff to serve patrons in a timely manner. The food is fabulous! We are looking forward to returning in January.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 31, 2017

After 10 min. of waiting, we finally had to ask for a server to take our cocktail order. Every time we need something, it was hard to find him. He constantly disappeared! We even had to wait for the bill, and it was incorrect. The food was OK.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Had such a great time last Halloween that we returned again this year but unfortunately everyone else has discovered this hidden gem so it was very busy but it did add to the ' buzz of the place ' .

Our Early Bird of 2 entrees for $ 22 was excellent value and we had plenty of food . The 'bottomless' glass of wine tempted us to almost stay the night in the restaurant but we dragged ourselves away to walk down Fifth and see all the costumes .

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 30, 2017

One of our favorite dining spots. Love the menu, bartenders, servers and manager. Wish you’d get comfortable bar stools!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I have been coming to Pazzo since it opened. It has always been a favorite of mine, but the last two times I have been less than impressed. I ordered grouper picatta. it was tough and the pasta on the side was nothing special. The sauce was thin and runny. I left hungry.

The appetizer of butternut squash was very small to share.

I hope the food and service will improve. I would like to come back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Our only complaint was the wine list had Quartinos which we didn't understand, so the bottle price of. Wine was much higher than we expected.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our dinner was really nice, waiter, Jamie gave us a complete lowdown on the menu and the extras and was really genuine. Our salmon was delicious as well as fresh bread and drinks. Will definitely be back again and ak for Jamie as he was really outgoing and nice.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Another great night at Pazzo. Our waiter Frank was fabulous and a joy, he made the night extra special. Great food, great wine!
Will be back soon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great! The food is always fresh and delicious. Service is great.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Pazzo was excellent as it always is. The waiter was fantastic and the food was wonderful. Could not have had a better dining experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great evening! Summer dining deal is wonderful!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Both my husband and I were thoroughly impressed with our choices, and thought the veal piccata, and my clams and linguine were some of the best we had ever eaten. Our server was nice enough to let us move outside for dessert and brought us a nightcap on the house. And the tiramisu was fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our waiter, Frank was very good and very responsive to our needs

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Was disappointed with the mixed cocktails
A very poor pour!!!
Food server was very good but food delivery took an unusual long time.

Tags: Fun
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My husband and I went to Pazzo on a Sunday evening. We both got one of the summer special entrees and both were delicious - the chicken parm and the penne vodka. Our waiter was very friendly and welcoming. We will definitly go back. It was a great value for great food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Pazzo is one of our favorite restaurants. We booked an intimate birthday dinner. Unbeknown to us Pazzo was running a half price dinner special on the entire menu.

Needless to say that half the town was dining there - not the usual clientele. It was crowded, extremely warm to the point of uncomfortable - so much so that we skipped birthday dessert! Our server, Jamie, did the best he could to be attentive. The service there is usually impeccabe. We waited for our plates to be cleared between courses and also waited for our check to the point of becoming restless.

In the future I recommend that management cut back on the amount of reservations when offering specials to approximately 2/3 - 3/4 of their capacity. The staff ran ragged while simultaneously trying to keep their composure.

The food was excellent as always - served hot and artistically garnished.

Had we known of the half price event we would have booked at another restaurant. Yet we continue to love and will continue to patronize Pazzo.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

We sat outside, so the atmosphere that evening was ideal...private, cozy, and perfect for watching folks walk by without being right on the sidewalk.
The food, fantastic! Tasty and perfect portions. Our server was friendly and helpful.
Thanks Skip and Pazzo for a wonderful Hurricaine Survivors night out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Salmon was delicious with a light sauce. Service was impeccable. Veal meatloaf great for those who prefer a heartier meal. Ambiance is warm with moderate noise level. We really enjoy dining at Pazzo.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food! Fast service. Worth the money for the summer happy hour special!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our meal came a little too fast. We were served within 15 minutes of ordering. Usually when you go to a restaurant like this, you want to take your time and linger. Felt like they wanted to get the early diners out quick

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

My friend and I went on a Thursday night to enjoy their excellent pasta. 5th ave Naples gets very busy during season so it was quite enjoyable to miss all the crowds and be able to enjoy a leisurely meal with friends. The service is exceptional off season. Everyone is relaxed and friendly, not that they are not friendly but this time of year you have time to just enjoy and talk.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The homemade ravioli & tortelloni was not good. The noodle dough was too thick, heavy...hard to chew.
Service was poor. Waiter was not attentive nor efficient.
We were celebrating two birthdays. I notified them in advance. They ignored the occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 28, 2017

It took forever! We had a 6:00 reservation for five adults and two children....we were there by 5:50 and were seated, gave orders...food never arrived until 7:00!!!!
I sent my cosmo back two times and finally gave up and ordered a bottle of wine because the offerings per glass were very cheap wines....
The meals were good but we won't return if service in the summer with only three tables at 6:00 took an hour! Ridiculous!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

As always, outstanding service, atmosphere and food. Pazzo never disappoints.

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 (Naples)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Vraiment très bon et le service était excellent.
We will return to Pazzo.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Another outstanding dinner at Pazzo...never disappoints!

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Pazzo's never disappoints. This is one of the true gems on 5th avenue. We have been here several times with friends and family. Great dining with wonderful food and service.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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