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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.
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
We loved Pazzo! It was the perfect choice for our small group’s (5 people) dinner. We were looking for a place to spend the evening with our son and a couple friends before our son embarked on a year long out of country adventure. Pazzo fit the bill. We actually arrived a half an hour early for our reservation and they already had our table set and waiting for us. Service was prompt, friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent. We all loved everything we tasted. We never felt rushed and we were able to comfortably linger with our son. Our waitress even treated our table to a complementary serving of gelato to share. We will definitely be returning to Pazzo when we are in Portland.
I hadn’t been here in 3 years, however, my family (who lives in Portland) and I have been coming to Pazzo for over 20 years. This place signified countless birthday dinners, birth announcements, holiday dinners etc. Several years ago they reno-ed the bar—a HORRENDOUS move. It was a great bar and they absolutely ruined it turning it into TGI Friday-esque environment. The restaurant, however, remained untouched with excellent food, a fabulous wine selection and an elevated cozy atmosphere. All that is now gone. This place is a sorry excuse for an Olive Garden. I was beyond appalled and I had brought two very high profile clients. Pazzo used to be pretty flawless for over two decades. We were all mortified—from the service to food EVERYTHING was wretched. I am frankly still still in shock at how horrible this experience was. I haven’t lived in Portland for a long time and now I feel really bad for everyone who does. For the record, I ordered the special which was beet and chevre rissoto. Wholly inedible—not even close to cooked properly and it just could not have been more bland.
Pazzo has been a reliable downtown dinner option for years. We were very lucky to win a gift certificate at a charity event. Our meal this weekend started with very nicely prepared calamari, though the aioli was not spicy as advertised, still fine. Our server made sure we tasted the wines we were considering, which helped assure a pleasureable wine experience.
My pappardelle was overly salty that rendered it virtually inedible. On the other hand, my wife’s wild boar was delicious. All in all, a mixed bag this visit.
My fiance and I came in to celebrate reserving our wedding date, which will be held at the Hotel Vintage Portland and catered by Pazzo.
As always, we had a wonderful meal, excellent service, and even ran into another couple we have not seen in quite a while.
Pazzo is a gem and is one of the first places we ever went together as friends and it has a lot of meaning for us as does the Vintage for me, being my home away from home at the front desk for several years.
If you have not been, you really ought to go!
Never disappoints! Nice newer menu, good options. The Cozze (razor clams) were wonderful and almost more than one person could eat for an appetizer; we could have shared. Best Caesar salad I have had an ages. Excellent service but that's usual there. In-house made Gelato was ooh...very good.
Just what we needed! Our waiter was fantastic - as was all of the staff we encountered. Seated us at a window table and checked in regularly. He even suggested an option for dinner that was perfect and not on the menu. Very accommodating and offered with a smile. The food and wine were excellent. We will be back!
Had a business meeting and wanted someplace quiet, efficient and yet tasty. This fit the bill perfectly. The deconstructed Tuna Nicoise Salad was divine, companion ordered the Tomato Soup and it smelled divine. Our server was super nice, attentive but not too and very adept at not interrupting when I was giving my spiel : )
This restaurant is in a great location in downtown Portland. There is nothing to adversely effect our rating, but everything was just OK. The food was good but lacked uniqueness. The restaurant was noisy, and the prices on the high side for what we got. I do not mind spending $100+ for a meal, but at the same time I look for creativity from the chef. Quattro Frommagie Ravioli always sounds romantic, but this was what you could get in almost any pasta house, and possibly less for a $24.00 price a la carte. The Halibut was well prepared with a nice a vegetable Rattatouli accompaniment, but the tomato overpowered the delicate Halibut flavor.
Overall we commented as we left, that we knew of many restaurants that would much better meet our needs and desires.
Love this restaurant. We stayed at the hotel above (Vintage) and found all the wait people, both in the hotel and in the restaurant incredibly helpful, warm, lovely.
Food delicious....tried lots of various dishes on the menu....most outstanding. The Roast chicken was the best I've tasted anywhere....and the tuna main dish was also incredibly inventive and delicious.
Would highly recommend it!
And I'm a New Yorker and used to excellent food.
The food, ambiance, and service here is reliably great. My only quibble: please give the A/C a break! It felt like it had to be maybe 66 degrees in there -- way too cold when people are coming off the street in summer clothes. If you're eating here during the summer, bring a sweater.
I've had a few business lunches here and always appreciate the gracious service, always feeling like there is plenty of time for me and my party to visit and enjoy our savory meals. I admit that I'm hooked on the albacore tuna salad but just tried the (special) seafood chowder that included halibut and it's great too!
I love the variety on the menu.
I would dine here more often if I didn't live outside of downtown Portland.
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