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!
Hours of Operation:
7 days a week: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
7 days a week: 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Happy Hour bar drink specials start at 5:00pm
Holidays we're open for in 2015*:
New Year's Eve
*Call-in reservations only
Fifth Avenue South and US 41
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Eugenio "Mikey" Tinajero
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Pazzo! Italian Cafe Ratings and Reviews
The food was exquisite. We tried a varie ...
The food was exquisite. We tried a variety of plates like the roasted beet appetizer with Panna Fresca & candied walnuts, we also had their famous roasted butternut squash ravioli which really is amazing. Would go back just for that alone. My friend had the small portion of the Salmone which she said was just the right size, delicious and a fantastic deal at just under $20. I had the Pollo vodka penne (also under $20) which hit the spot and had this great vodka sauce as the base, but the food was primarily in this really lovely and light pesto sauce. So the result was this really nice hint of vodka sauce with every bite. Couldn't even finish dinner I was so full, but we had to try the Gelato and artisan cheeses! Hint: the pistachio and Nutella are divine and they are all made in house! We of course found a lovely bottle of Soave (white wine) to enjoy too. Service was excellent, ambiance was so lovely. It's inviting and romantic, but not at all pretentious. Perfect way to relax and enjoy a fun girls night!
We had ordered our appetizers, and they came in due time. However, the main entrees came while we were still eating the appetizers. The entrees were brought back and left under the heat lamp, by the time it was brought to our table, the pasta was all one congealed mass. We did not complain, and ate it. When the waitress asked us about our meal we brought it to her attention, she brought it to the manager who came and told us we should have complained, before we ate the dish. No adjustment to the bill was made at all. I think some thing should have been done by the manager. We did not want to make a fuss, but the waitress insisted on telling the manager.
I was disappointed that my 5 types of Cr ...
I was disappointed that my 5 types of Crab with Pasta was prepared all mixed up. With the exception of a small King Crab Leg served in the shell, the entire dish mixed up all the flavors. It lacked the depth of flavor that I was expecting. It also was a rather basic presentation for what I was expecting to be an elegant dish. The overall experience, however, was balanced by the great atmosphere sitting outside on 5th Avenue.
Cam and Joe at the bar
We arrived at 530pm and was told by manager to wait she had not had pre meal. That should be done before you open the doors. We went to the bar and felt very welcome. We stayed and ate at the bar because it is a friendly place not so stuffy and unwelcoming. We have eaten at the restaurant for years and do not like the changes. Thanks for Cam and Joe we keep coming back.
High quality Gem
High quality food Great service early bird special Two dinners and a bottle of wine for under $40. Chicken Parmesan and grilled chicken breast are delicious.
We love Pazzo and go often. Pazzo has g ...
We love Pazzo and go often. Pazzo has great Italian fare as well as beef and seafood. Always loved is their pasta selection, their grouper piccata, their mussels, their calamari mix! Delicious. They offer a cheese selection which is great for a sharing or a small plate. They often offer an early specials list which includes many appetizers and dishes to share. Their wine list is extensive and they have a full bar which is very popular.
While the ambiance and service was terrific, the quality of the food was not! The grouper picatta was not grouper but some type of fish that was mostly dark meat and well done. My daughters salmon was fishy and overcooked.
I had stopped going to Pazzo last season ...
I had stopped going to Pazzo last season. Went back this season and had a wonderful dinner. Returned again and ordered the same dish---linguine with white clam sauce. Unlike the last time it was almost too salty to eat---very disappointed. Won't be back anytime soon.
All our dinners were outstanding. They h ...
All our dinners were outstanding. They have gluten free pasta which was perfect for me. My veal picatta was prepared without flour so our server took care of my dietary needs. So appreciated. My husband said it was the best meal he has had this winter. I also like the offer of 6 or 9 oz. glass of wine. The 9 oz is perfect for us. I can't say enough positive about our server. She was attentive friendly and professional.
Never a disappointment at Pazzo
Never a disappointment at Pazzo. evidenced by difficulty getting a reservation last minute in season here in Naples.
VERY DISSAPPOINTED IN THE FOOD IT HAS GO ...
VERY DISSAPPOINTED IN THE FOOD IT HAS GONE DOWN HILL
Special Family Dining Night
Met all my expectations...........expensive yes but a special evening and you get what you pay for
Awesome as always. Most consistent expe ...
Awesome as always. Most consistent experience on 5th Avenue and just an all around great dining experience!
Fantastic Italian Food !!
We dine at Pazzo often and the food is always delicious, the service is always tremendous and we can't wait to come back!
Very disappointing. Food just mediocre. ...
Very disappointing. Food just mediocre. Wine fair. Service poor. We used dine quite a bit at Pazzo's in the past but it certainly has gone downhill.
We have been there many times. A favorite place to take guests from out of town. The food is consistently good and so is the service.
We've been Pazzo for at least 14years, but our last visit was not the best. My wife says her salmon was fine and that's why I gave three stars. The papardelle with wild boar, my go to meal, looked great, the sauce appeared to have the same richness I have become accustomed to. Such was not the case Completely bland . A bad meal Hope this was just one of those nights and not the new norm
Rainy Evening Blues
We happened to be seated outside and it started pouring rain. No one offered to reseat us so we asked if the umbrella could be moved to cover us which our waiter half-heartedly tried to do but it was too heavy . So we sat in the rain for the whole dinner with our food getting wet. The waiter was scarce after that and when we got our check, he said he was thinking of quitting for the night and going home since his area was outside. Plus, he was not familiar with the menu and recommended something not on it and his second recommendation which I got was the least favorite things I have ever had there. No management in sight to complain to.
Family from Boston down for a visit and Pazzos made our night very special. Great food, out door dining, wonderful wait staff...couldn't ask for more.
It was our 50th. Pazzo's staff went out of their way to create a special experience for us Food is always great no matter when you go We had a great time
Consistency in Excellence
One of our favorite restaurants in Naples, Pazzo! has been a consistent winner for us. From the friendly bartenders to the excellent wait staff, service is always top notch. Restaurants live and die by the quality of their food, and Pazzo! has yet to disappoint us. Top on my list of favorites is the octopus, which we've been fortunate enough to find as an appetizer special on each of our last 3 visits. Would love for them to add it to the regular menu. My favorite entree is the double cut Berkshire Pork Chop. Ordered medium rare, the pork comes out both tender and juicy, and rarely can I finish the portion. Can't wait for our next visit.
Love everything I have ordered especiall ...
Love everything I have ordered especially their veal piccata and linguini with clams, which I have selected 3 times already. Enjoyed Naples weather by sitting outdoors.
Not as good as has been...
This was at one point best overall Italian in Naples but has been slipping. It was our go to recommendation but our last several visits have been inconsistent. We now place other restaurants ahead of Pazzo. The Veal del Prete and Fedelini are two unique dishes that were terrific but my last couple of times just mediocre - same for a number of other items.
Very good linguini and clams
Very good linguini and clams
This Is Where The Locals Dine
I just love this place. We brought out of town guests and they were quite impressed with the food and service. Danny was our waiter and he was professional and friendly, just the right balance. My gorgonzola encrusted filet was cooked to perfection. We ran into quite a few friends and neighbors that night. Since the crowds of "Season" have lightened up a bit, now is the time to enjoy one of the continually best (20 years!) restaurants in Naples. It was especially nice that Sharon, the manager, remembered us from past visits and greeted us warmly.
Pazzo touts an early dining menu at $18.90. Once you look at that menu, you see that only the pasta dishes are $18.90. Adding chicken to the pasta is an upgrade as are most of the early dining dishes. Don't rush to be seated by 5:15--it's not worth it!
We always love Pazzos but last Saturday the food was pretty bland and everyone was disappointed in their meals. Even the octopus appetizer didn't hack it.
This was a nice place. The food was a little "fancier" Italian and some of the kids couldn't find something they liked. No traditional pasta or alfredo. Overall, it was fine.
Nice after theater evening
Great food and presentation. Our server Jamie was excellent. Would recommend this restaurant to others.
Outstanding dining experience
My wife and had never been to Pazzo. It was recommended by friends. Food was excellent. I had veal piccata: my wife had a fish dish. No desserts but great coffee. WE had an issue with our seating. We were placed in a table for two right between two tables for four. They were loud. I asked to be moved. It was very busy; Saturday night. The GM-Sharon moved us to a table for four in the front window. A beautiful view. Thank you Sharon
Always a great meal!
Always a great meal!
Nice dinner with kids and grandparents
I have been eating at Pazzo's for close to 20 years and they still deliver a good meal. Don't order the olives! $6 for like 6 olives - they took back no issue. The Tuscan bean soup was about the best thing I have ever eaten. My mom's veal was overcooked. Otherwise everyone was pretty happy.
The food is fresh and seasoned very well. It is flavorful. It is not heavy with cheese and creme. We always have a nice time at this establishment. The service is thoughtful and attentive. I'm always pleased to dine here. We went as a family this time with our daughter. She also enjoys the food here. It is our favorite Italian place.
Their drink list isn't as current as we ...
Their drink list isn't as current as we would have preferred but over a good restaurant.
Calamari had too much breading and just the usual sauce Yellow snapper was not great I could have just eaten the plate without the snapper Bread was awsome
The food was good but the server was in the weeds. We'll go back one day.
Perfect evening: food, atmosphere, service!
My grand-daughter's favorite restaurant in all of Naples!
Good food best in Naples
Good food best in Naples
We enjoyed dinner at Pazzo, the portions ...
We enjoyed dinner at Pazzo, the portions were very large, the wait was no too long, the presentation of some of the dishes could have been a little better. Try the Veal Milanese!!!
Pazzo is Perfection!
Food fabulous....waiter Dan was very helpful and accommodating...was Mom's birthday and was a great, festive place to celebrate. We are foodies from NJ and the food is second to none! We will be back!!
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