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About Pazzo Ristorante

Old World tradition meets the bounty of the Pacific Northwest at Pazzo, delivering critically acclaimed regionaItalian cuisine at every meal. Start your day on the right foot with a breakfast bread made fresh daily or power-lunch with us at midday, when the stone wood-burning pizza oven sets forth an aroma that awakens your senses to the promise of pleasure. By evening, Pazzo’s fresh, authentically prepared entrées are accompanied by an award-winning wine list, craft cocktails and our signature warm hospitality. It all plays out in a lively setting right on Broadway in downtown Portland. Benvenuti.

627 SW Washington St.
Portland, OR 97205
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Northwest, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7:00am-10:30am
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30- 2:30pm
Brunch: Sat and Sun 8am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Mon - Thurs 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Fri and Sat 5:00- 10:00pm
Sun 5:00 - 9:30pm
Mon - Saturday 2:30-5:00pm Bar Menu available
Sun 2:30pm- 5:00pm Bar Menu available

Bar Open: Mon- Thurs & Sunday until 11:00pm
Friday & Sat until Midnight

Cross Street:
Broadway and Washington

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 228-1515

Website:
http://www.pazzo.com/

Catering:
Please visit our Private Dining page on OpenTable

Parking Details:
Valet Parking at Hotel Vintage Plaza for $7/ hour.

Public Transit:
2 Blocks from Bus Mall / MAX (Pioneer Courthouse Square)

Executive Chef:
Kenny Giambalvo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our website for Special Events

http://www.pazzo.com/portland-restaurant-events

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be ringing in the New Year with a Prix Fixe menu with two seatings at 5:30pm and 8:00pm. Live music and celebrations will also be going on in Bacchus Bar to finish out the year. Felice Anno Nuovo!!!

Private Dining

For unforgettable private dinners, events and meetings, Pazzo provides the ideal downtown Portland venue. Pazzo can accommodate everything from a special intimate meal for a few to a wedding reception or event of up to 300 guests.

Pazzo Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (8)
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2012

This is the 3rd year we have booked dinner at Pazzo for our group. Once again, we had excellent service and fantastic food at a very responible price.Thanks so much!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 7, 2012

This is our 3rd time back and the service, ambiance and food were just terrific. Wine list was notable and prices were definitely reasonable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 1, 2012

Always good food. Waiting exactly one hour to order while the waiter keeps selling the table alcohol seemed a little over the top.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2012

We love this restaurant, have never had a bad meal. The service is impeccable, very attentive. Prices reasonable, lots of choices.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2012

We were staying in the Hotel Monaco and Pazzo Ristorante is just one block away - an easy walk to even in not-so-friendly weather. The gentleman that helped us was very helpful in our selection as we were traveling out of town and looking for something different. Also, the gentleman, so as all others that we ran into in Oregon, had a very relaxed and laid-back demeanor. We've enjoyed the food and the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2012

I truelly enjoyed my romantic dinner for two at this restaurant. I would definately go back and recommend to others.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 20, 2012

- some dishes were very good while some were so-so
- for example, steak was very good but the veal wasn't so good
- gnocchi wasn't acceptable (too salty, too heavy)
- side dishes were very good
- service staff were very good

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 19, 2012

Delicious, fresh food. My favorite restaurant in Portland. I've had Valentine's dinner here several times and just had lunch with a friend and blew her away.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2012

We chose Pazzo's to celebrate a 50th Anniversary in the family. Booking a table for 12 was easy through OpenTable and, upon arrival, we were pleasantly surprised to be seated in the private "wine room".

Our waiter Alex was very attentive, gave us enough time to get settled, answered questions and provided excellent service for the remainder of the evening.

The food was outstanding - starting from a very nice caprese salad (in mid October), to the pastas and other entrees. The portions were larger than expected and the flavor was perfect.

The next time we need a large table for an extended gathering - we will definitely consider Pazzo's.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2012

I was traveling to Portland for the weekend and decided to see what Open Table had to offer for the 1000 point tables. My husband and I opted to try Pazzo. We were not disappointed. We ordered: beet salad (with horseradish mascarpone), prosciutto, linguine with clams, and the seasonal risotto. It was all better than expected. I think everyone needs to try the beet salad at the very least. I wish we had room for dessert as I'm sure it would have been just as delectable. It's too bad we don't live in Oregon to get back to this restaurant sooner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2012

High-quality Italian food. Added quite a lot of flavour. Good wines.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 7, 2012

great vibe and great service. Very pretty place. The menu looked good but the food was only so-so. The fish was much better than the steak. Maybe the pasta dishes are better than the meat entrees? I might try them again for lunch but if I want to drop $100 on dinner there are much better options in town.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 6, 2012

Dinner was delicious, the hostess very friendly. The manager was right there helping staff, which shows he's involved with making restaurant successful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 6, 2012

Never been there before and was definitely worth a try. Bar was very busy, restaurant was very nice, food was good -- was seated at a very nice window table. Food server was friendly and prompt, although she forgot one of our appetizers. Maybe I'm just used to Americanized-Italian restaurants but the menu didn't scream Italian food... We had a great dinner but I will go elsewhere the next time I'm craving Italian food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 6, 2012

Always amazing food and service!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 6, 2012

The food and drinks were good, service was good, but it was odd that people were bringing their young children and babies to a fine-dining restaurant and forgetting that maybe others around them were trying to have a special dinner. The clanking of the spoon on a plate over and over and over was about ready to send me over my edge of sanity. We ate quickly and left as soon as possible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 5, 2012

This was the best Italian food I have ever eaten. It will be a monthly event!! I will recommend this to all my friends and family.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 28, 2012

We were very happy with our dinner choices. The staff was very friendly. We would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2012

Our waitress was great...very helpful and a lovely, sincere smile. The food was good, but way too salty (broccolini and fettucine with clams). The mint gelato was perfect. The ambiance of the restaurant was perfect with no distracting noise.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 22, 2012

This is my favorite Portland restaurant. Whenever I am in town (I live in Eugene) this is the place I want to go. It continues to be always consistent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 21, 2012

The server was very knowledgable about gluten-free restrictions and was able to offer minor modifications to their dishes to accommodate our needs. The restaurant keeps GF pasta on hand that was quite good! The wine list was great and the server was able to recommend a wine that matched our food and was even willing to bring a taste over before we ordered a full bottle.

I would highly recommend Pazzo. If you're GF, just mention it in your reservation and they'll be ready for you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 20, 2012

Nice wine list with many affordable and tasty bottles. Misto salad so-so, papardelle outstanding. Service friendly, a bit of a wait between salad and entree. Nice place that's not too expensive and with a good Italian menu.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 15, 2012

Been here many times and always enjoy it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 15, 2012

I had their wine rubbed pork and found it just okay! I would have like more flavor and more tenderness.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 14, 2012

This was our second time to Pazzo's and it was great. The food is wonderful as is the service. Turning into one of our favorites.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 8, 2012

Took my daughter for her 35th birthday along with her husband, brother and my wife. Service was fast and friendly, the food was lovingly prepared, the wine list was one of the largest I've ever seen, and the baked-onsite bread was so good we bought three loaves to take home. It's been several years since we visited since we live 90 miles away, but we won't wait nearly so long next time. We had a delightful evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 4, 2012

Nice wine list. Wife's pasta was huge and she enjoyed very much. I found the food way too salty though. Seemed the parm they used may have been the culprit.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 31, 2012

Always a great experience. Service from the time you walk in the door to when you leave was spot on. Server made appropriate and thoughtful suggestions on the food and drink. When my drink was not to my liking they took it away and gave me another one. I had a shrimp risotto which was perfectly al dente, succulent shrimp not overcooked to rubber, and sweet corn which tasted like it had just been picked. My friend had ravioli which again was perfectly al dente and very flavorful. Both of us ended up having lemon drop cocktails which were perfectly made. I have had many wonderful glasses of wine here in the past with great recommendations from the wait staff. I don't think I have every had bad food here either. Loved it as usual!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 27, 2012

We had group of 8, all out of towners in Portand for hiking and shopping. The restaurant was busy but despite that the service was excellent! They were even able to accommodate our need for separate checks. However, the BEST part was the food! We all something different and the entire table of 8 talkative people was silent as we devoured everything from ravioli to short ribs. One person exclaimed that these were the best short ribs she had ever eaten. Salads were crisp, varied and lightly dressed. Bread was warm, fragrant and GONE quickly, with more baskets served as we emptied them. We left feeling this was a restaurant we will return to again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2012

Never disappointed! Pazzo is always hopping but if you request a quiet table they're very accommodating. Great food. Great service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 22, 2012

We had a 6 pm reservation but asked if we could have a drink in the bar first- no problem. We stayed in the bar area until 6:30 and that was not an issue, seated without a problem. Our server Michelle was energetic and very helpful. The food is good solid Italian fare. I would like more choice of salads. Overall,it was a very pleasant evening and we will return next time in Portland.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 19, 2012

Great food, good service, pleasant atmosphere. Salmon and Ciopinno were perfect.
Waitstaff: attentive but not intrusive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 17, 2012

Upon arriving they sat us at a small table against the wall in a busy isle I'm big at not being seated in a traffic area so we immediately asked to be moved to a booth since there were open booths. Without hesitation they moved us with a smile. We sat down happy to be in a booth and quickly noticed the infant cry and the two year old whining from across the way. We looked at each other as we do in these situations and without hesitation got up and began to leave. To our surprize the waitress stopped us on the way to the door and asked If she could assist. They happily seated us in a quiet location, the food was amazing and the staff treated us wonderfully. Not always the case when your the boomer couple sharing entries! Great time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2012

Great for a full mweal or a quick stop for salad and a personal pizza.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2012

Have been dining at Pazzo's when in Portland over the course of many years. Always love it. Have many happy memories of good times and good food/wine at Pazzo's. Convenient downtown location. Good place to bring guests or for special occasions. Have had a few memorable parties there.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 3, 2012

We sat at the Chef's Bar and where entertained by the cooking team. It was amazing how these guy's work together and get food out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 3, 2012

I had eaten at Pazzo a couple of years ago and very much liked the food. I was unpleasantly surprised at how bad the quality of cooking had become. The bruschetta was mediocre at best. The cioppino was terribly bland, tasting of plain canned tomato sauce, and no amount of salt and pepper could make it palatable. One of my guests and I hardly took more than a few bites and left it.
I am incredibly disappointed and embarrassed to have taken my out of town guests here.

(Dinner reservation at 6pm Friday August 3 for 3 persons)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2012

We visited from Ottawa, Canada for two nights and picked this place based on hotel distance, OT suggestion and reviews. We were not disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed the cheese plate appetizer, lamb gnocchi and papparadelle with meat sauce. Reasonable prices for a most delicious meal and great service. A must try!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 28, 2012

Wonderful pasta dishes. Ate too much as always. So good, my favorite Portland restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2012

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Downtown Portland! The food is always excellent and the service is superb. I had my college graduation dinner here back in 2005 and everything was great then as well. I will definitely continue to return to Pazzo Ristorante for a great Italian meal whenever I'm in Portland!

Love, Love, Love Pazzo!! :-)

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