Permanently Closed - Pranzo Italian Grill

4.6
281 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Located in the Sanbusco Market Center on the Western edge of the Historic District, Pranzo has been a local favorite since 1988. We received the Wine Spectator 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011, 2012 and 2013 Awards of Excellence. Broadway vocalists and pianists are featured in the Geist Cabaret Fridays and Saturdays. From Pizza Margherita to Linguine Carbonara, to Prime Colorado Ribeye Steak, Pranzo boasts Santa Fe's favorite Italian American cuisine, most knowledgeable waitstaff, New Mexico's deepest list of great Italian wines and 20 wines by the glass served Normale (6.3 oz.) and Gigante (9 oz.). Chef Steven Lemon greets multiple Northern New Mexico farmers in his kitchen each week to buy the finest and freshest produce available.

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HungryinSantaFe
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Not as expensive as I remember. Server was a lot of fun. Look for specials/discounts.

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MaraE
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were there with a group of 10! Clients from mostly Asia! More than half only had very little command with the english language! It took a while to translate the menue and have all questions answered! There was never any rush or impatience! The food was awesome and so were the deserts! The service was great ! We could not have picked a better location!

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PaulA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent service was average

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LoriF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were visiting Santa Fe and the concierge recommended Pranzo. It has delicious Italian food and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
231 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

FOUND ON OPEN TABLE PUBLIC FREE PARKING CLOSE MONTEZUMA STREE CURVES INTO SHOPPING AREA NOT FROM SANTA FE ALMOST DID NOT FIND IT MEAT BOARD EXCELLENT PATAS ( BOTH_) VERY GOOD VERY FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT STAFF HAPPY WE FOUND IT

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DavidB
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious! Unique and wonderful food!

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MusicFriend
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service was great. We were upstairs, in the David Geist Cabaret. Great music, delightful entertainer.

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vipDeeZBonitaSprings
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food. Nice place for quiet Italian dinner.

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GeorgeH
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu selection and tasty food. We eat at Pranzos evert time we come to Santa Fe and want a nice meal. We had dinnet last week, but lunch is good also.

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vipNDWTX
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pranzo delivers a very appealing menu & delicious food at reasonable prices. Entree salads can be hard to find on Santa Fe menus & are thus much appreciated at Pranzo. Pastas & more substantial entrees are excellent. Nice choices on wines by the glass too. We dine there quite often & we always depart happy & satisfied.

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vipMaria
New Mexico
37 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a comfortable reliably-good experience. Our go-to restaurant as a couple and with friends. Good wine and drinks, good food, good service, comfortable dining area. We went here twice this week, with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The is a neighborhood place for us...good as always.

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nmRye
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I've enjoyed every meal I've ever had at Pranzo--and there have been quite a few. This time, we took a friend here for her birthday. She tends to be a light eater when it comes to evening meals so we chose to do Appetizers and Desserts and it worked out perfectly. They even accommodated our two little ones, which I can't say for most higher-end restaurants in Santa Fe, but then what else would you expect from a place that has drawing paper as a tablecloth. Perfect! Fantastic food, fancy atmosphere without feeling elitist, and friendly staff. The mark of a great restaurant in my book.

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TammyH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience2

Best Chicken fettuccini I’ve ever had!

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Cath
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Vacationing in Santa Fe. Wanted something different. Sommelier understood the wine we wanted, and was able to find a wine a company sub.

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vipPaulV
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pranzo is our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. Quality of food and preparation is tops. Servers are wonderful. Great bar with excellent happy hour which features a really terrific early bird dinner. You cannot go wrong here!

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Miller
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Waited a half hour before anyone greeted us or took or drinks .. Then another half hour before the drinks came.. We were there 2 and half hours. I ordered meatballs got pasta prosciutto, didn't want to wait another hour so said nothing.

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Richard
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food, as always, was very good.
The service was poor. I understand we had a new waiter, and it showed.
It took much too long to have our bottle of wine delivered to the table. We had to ask twice for the bread. One of the entrees was delivered to the wrong table.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was good however, service was not . It started out ok, but soon felt as if we were forgotten

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KrisH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience3

went there 3 times in a week, first 2 great, last time service was horrible.

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vipClaude
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My friend and I meet here for dinner on Tuesday every two weeks and spend a leisurely couple of hour talking about life. It's perfect for that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipClaude
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been coming here for 30 years! What can I say? It’s comfortable!

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vipSusan
New Mexico
29 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love eating at Pranzo when I'm in town. Consistent quality and service with excellent specials.

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vipNMTreeFarmer
New Mexico
27 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience1

As Santa Fe locals, we get in a rut and return time and again to our favorites. So, we ventured out for Date Night to Pranzo, having heard friends speak positively about it. The food was luscious, the service impeccable, but we were very disappointed that the live music was upstairs and we were seated on the first floor. We didn't know when we booked through Open Table to request a table where the music was available. We had seen the ads in our local paper and thought the entire restaurant had the gift of live music. Alas, not the case. We may return, but will definitely ask for a table upstairs. And, we'll know to expect shorts, ball caps, and a casual atmosphere.

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DeborahR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love our neighborhood Italian bistro! Will continue to return many times!

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vipBernie
New Mexico
47 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We had an Open Table reservation and the place was maybe one-third full. We were seated at an awkward table sticking out into the traffic isle. I asked the hostess to seat us at a better table, and she said they were all taken. I said we had a reservation and she replied "Everyone does." I said "Just move us, please, rather than argue." She did. The place never did fill up and tables remained open around us through the evening. The floor manager came by and asked if there were a problem. I let her know the hostess had been mouthy.

Food was good, but is there really a good reason to not move a customer, when there are plenty of open tables? Why spoil an evening?

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was outstanding!

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vipSFvisitor
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We got our appetizer and salads right away, and then had to wait too long for our main dishes. We had a 6pm reservation so maybe they got slammed by other patrons. We got a nice booth for our party of 6 and not that close to other diners so the noise level was fine. The food was so-so, and not great value. They didn't have a couple wines we had originally selected. a little disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent Service and great food.

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PhyllisB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a Mother's Day lunch. The food was delicious. The red chile oil was great. Not what I expected. Thought it was going to be spicy. It had a very distinct flavor. Next time I viist I will purchase some.

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casual
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

In town for a couple of days and looking for a good meal at a reasonable price. Hit on all accounts.

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RichardH
Denver
47 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good idea to have reservations as this place is very popular. The food and service were great. We would definitely make a repeat visit.

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CarlosG
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pranzo staff are efficient, friendly, and very professional. A date night with my wife was made even more special with the ambience and great staff, especially Tomas our waiter.

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vipfoundagoodone
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for lunch and had a great meal and experience. The wait staff was very attentive but not over bearing. My husband had a pasta that was delicious and I had a panini. The portions were so good that we asked for take out boxes. We wanted to walk around a bit and asked if they would keep our food cool and we would come back. Greg was more than happy to accommodate, so I ordered the Tiramisu knowing I couldn’t finish it, but that could be boxed up as well! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipPaulV
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pranzo is a regular dining spot for us. The food is top drawer and service is great and caring. We also love the dining room’s warm ambiance and copious supply of booths.

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Tucsonfoodie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The calamari seafood appetizer was plentiful and delicious as was the cioppino, and eggplant parm. Great attentive waiter.

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Vicki
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great! Food was delicious! Nice place overall.

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CarolF
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GF pasta is just perfect and the bolgnese is great.

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vipClaude
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place as always. Magnificent service from Tomasz.

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Permanently Closed - Pranzo Italian Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 984-2645.

Permanently Closed - Pranzo Italian Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 281 OpenTable diners.