Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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.
Portland, OR 97205
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
Broadway and Washington
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please visit our Private Dining page on OpenTable
Valet Parking at Hotel Vintage Plaza for $7/ hour.
2 Blocks from Bus Mall / MAX (Pioneer Courthouse Square)
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
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
Quite surprised that the food was spot-on upscale Italian comfort; yummy and satisfying. Both the chopped salad and bread soup were quite tasty and sizable. Main course of spaghetti carbonara was very rich. Best of all was the caramel Budini (?)! More like zabalioni.
My husband and I were sadly underwhelmed by our experience here. While our waitress was very friendly and had a good sense of humor, the service was slow. I was surprised by this because there were only about 4 other tables seated in the restaurant portion and they seemed to be well staffed. It took quite some time for our wine to arrive, and then the food to start flowing after that. There were fairly significant gaps in between our courses. We ordered off of the PDM special menu, the soup was good, the salad was just OK, and the entrees were under-seasoned. My husband had the carbonara and it basically tasted like plain cooked noodles, and my tenderloin was well cooked, but lacked seasoning. The best things we had were the complimentary bread which was nice and crusty, and the desert, a caramel budino, which was fabulous. Prices beyond the PDM menu were high enough (average of about $25.00 for the pasta dishes) that I do not think we would return for the quality and portion size of food we received. We were also a little taken aback by the wine prices...they had a bottle from our favorite Oregon winery that cost about 3xs what it does to buy it at the store.
The food was pretty good, but I had higher expectations. Seemed a little over priced for what you got. Service was ok, the cheese plate was not great and spendy. The gnocchi was a little different consistency and the beets gave it an pink color sauce which was kind of off putting. Overall rich with not much contrasting flavors for the gnocchi. The dessert was below average, not a 3rd course kinds of dessert, the gelato was overly sweet with fruit syrup on top. More of a kids dessert. The tenderloin was on the dinning month menu, which was the best thing we had. I was disappointing that it wasn't one their regular menu,. I like when restaurants put some of their signature dishes on the tasting menu so you know what they have to offer. The thing I liked about the meal was not on the regular menu so I probably wont come back.
Our group went for the Portland Dining Month dinner. We were so pleasantly surprised. The menu had more variety than any other restaurant that we looked into. The food was so tasty and portions were perfect. We are looking forward to the next meal we will have at Pazzo. Another perk was the free wine tasting in the hotel lobby. The wine we sampled was very good. Also would recommend the happy hour. Drinks before dinner was fun and reasonable.
Service very attentive. My date's fish was served very undercooked. It had to go back after one bite which had us eating at separate times since mine was fine. They did comp his fish dinner, however, which was nice.
Value wise, their pasta dish prices are a bit high, although it was delicious.
We went to Pazzo's for the Portland Dining Month. Unfortunately, we were disappointed with their $29 course. The food was not very tasty, though they did provide generous portions. I think there error here was instead of down-scaling their trademark dishes to $29 3-course meal, they went more toward trying to provide value with quantity rather than quality. Their wine selection was good and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the wine available.
We will try them again, but for the Portland Dining Month, it was disappointing.
Pazzo is a nice restaurant in the middle of downtown. We tried the specials for Portland dining month which was the following
Ribollita is a Tuscan tomato bread soup
Chopped salad lina
Grilled pork tenderloin
Caramel budino which is basically a parfait made from Panna cotta layered with their house made caramel.
The salad was really good. it was very tasty and yet light. The bread soup had a hearty tomato taste sure to please tomato soup and minestrone fans.
The Spaghetti was decent as they were thick homemade noodles. a little gooey the way i like them but firm so its satisfying to bite. But overall it was fairly bland in a bechamel sauce with little bacon sprinkles.
The Pork was really good. cooked medium well with a hint of pink. The sauce from the cauliflower was really delicious.
Honestly the best part was that dessert. The light panna cotta was light and easy to savor slowly. Then you dig into the caramel layer and its just homemade heaven. Thick, strong caramel will make you keep going back to the panna cotta part to escape temporarily. dont just mix it all together! the going back and forth is part of the pleasure.
In all the ambiance was kinda busy. My only gripe is we were sat at a skimpy little table right in the middle of everything while other couples got booths. I should have been more outspoken about it since we had reservations but oh well. i would still come back as most of their fare is reasonably priced, and well made. would definitely come back to try out more desserts.
Pazzo's has been a staple in Portland for decades. The decor is cozy, w/dark woods & a mix of quiet booths & steetside tales. The wait staff is attentive & friendly, explaining in detail the specials & seasonal dishes. The bar is a renowned after work meets big place. The food was wonderful & authentically Italian.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.