About Pazzo Ristorante
Old World tradition meets the bounty of the Pacific Northwest at Pazzo, delivering critically acclaimed regional Italian 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.
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 4:30 - 9:00pm
Mon - Saturday 2:30-5:00pm Bar Menu available
Sun 2:30pm- 4:30pm Bar Menu available
Bar Open: Mon- Thurs & Sunday until 11:00pm
Friday & Sat until Midnight
Broadway and Washington
$31 to $50
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, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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 went for our first anniversary and th ...
We went for our first anniversary and the staff made us feel unbelievably special. They even served the cake top we had saved and frozen from our wedding day (we had thawed it of course). We are convinced the kitchen performed magic on it because it was even more moist and delicious than we remembered! This was a fabulous place to celebrate quietly with each other.
Food was okay, but not for the cost. M ...
Food was okay, but not for the cost. My salad was simple but fine. The butternut squash soup was cream of chicken soup with extra yellow to look like butternut.
We make better raviolis using the frozen ones from Rising Moon and Trader Joe's pasta sauce. The cod was over cooked. Both were bland.
Service was okay at first, then the waiter disappeared. When he came back once and asked how the food was we said "uh okay" hesitantly, and he said "great" and left.
Even with the blah food, I still wanted to try dessert, but the waiter was gone for so long that when he came back we had no time left, so can't report on that.
Disappointing food in a restaurant much ...
Disappointing food in a restaurant much in need of a make over - the prosecco was flat, the bread was far from the freshest and my seafood pasta was over salted and overwhelmed by the taste of what appeared to be dried herbs - I found it inedible. Service was the only saving grace for me. If you want Italian food in Portland there are much better options - try Piattino's in the Pearl District.
We were on our way to a show and decided ...
We were on our way to a show and decided to go here because it was within walking distance. The service was outstanding. Our server really knew the menu, timing, and how to get us out on time. The drinks were also good, the best Manhatten I've ever had. She told us we could order half and half because I couldn't make up my mind and that did the trick. We got to taste a couple of dishes without leftovers. I highly reccomend the green bean & mushroom starter. We will definately be regulars here.
The pasta dishes were delicious. The Ca ...
The pasta dishes were delicious. The Caesar Salad was excellent. Our waitress was cordial and efficient. The decor is somewhat overwhelming and 'cold' in appearance. When we had dinner there, only a few tables were occupied.
We arrived at 5 for a 5:15 reservation. ...
We arrived at 5 for a 5:15 reservation. We were taken directly to our table. That's when the trouble began. We ordered an appetizer and it took 30 minutes to get it. When the waiter showed up with it, he apologized for the delay and said there was something wrong in the kitchen and the appetizer was on the house. It didn't get any better. Our entrees took forever to come out also. The noodles in my husband's pasta dish were all stuck together. He had to cut them with a knife. I ordered the halibut. The fish was delicious but the topping on the fish looked unappetizing to say the least. We ordered a dessert of Oregon berry shortcake. The shortcake was stale and COLD! Obviously, someone doesn't care in this restaurant. Fortunately, we allowed plenty of time to eat or we would have been late to the Symphony!
Ryan was fantastic and always great seei ...
Ryan was fantastic and always great seeing new and familiar faces at Pazzo. Having worked here years ago, its still one of my favorite spots in Portland to grab a bite, a drink, and catch up with friends and bring first timers here. It has a very inviting atmosphere and some of the friendliest people you will find in the service industry. Tara, Geoffrey, Laurie, the Ryan's, Rose, Harvey, the Will's, Ika, Leslie, and the list goes on.
If you have not been here, go here, eat here, relax here, drink here, and become familiar with another Portland Gem.
Tasty pasta dishes! The calamari was exc ...
Tasty pasta dishes! The calamari was exceptionally good. The beet-topped gnocchi was interesting and well-prepared, but more of an acquired taste. High marks for the ravioli as well. Overall good experience, would definitely return.
The food was so mediocre. The best part ...
The food was so mediocre. The best part of the evening was the service we received from the bread/water guy. He was attentive and charming. That's not a good sign when all you can rave about is how quickly your water glass was fille, though.
Pazzo amazes again, we already love hitt ...
Pazzo amazes again, we already love hitting this place when we are in town, but this time one of guys in the group had a birthday and Pazzo did a fantastic job of handling it when I mentioned it in my reservation.
Classic Italian restaurant, central loca ...
Classic Italian restaurant, central location in downtown Portland. The spinach flan was amazing as was the rest of the vegetarian fare my guest ordered. Decent wine list by the glass, super Tuscan paired well with lamb brachiole (lamb and fixings rolled up, cooked and sliced), nice surprise to find this on the menu. Nice comfortable setting, good value.
My wife and I have been dining at Pazzo' ...
My wife and I have been dining at Pazzo's for 15 years. More often than not, we have had the same waiter, Alex, who has been there for 16 years. He remembers us, and we remember him. He is attentive and is never intrusive. We trust his recommendations. Service and care of customers is key to our dining experience. We appreciate a blend of consistency and creativity. We get that at Pazzo's. The subtle seasonal adjustments to our favorites, like gnocchi and ravioli, are always appreciated.
This was very ordinary Italian food for ...
This was very ordinary Italian food for high prices. The restaurant is very big. I think they should reduce the size to make it more intimate and create a small but dazzling menu. Portland needs a good Italian restaurant. Pazzo should strive to be it.
Pozzo used to be our favorite evening di ...
Pozzo used to be our favorite evening dine out when we visit Portland, which is once or twice per year. Something has changed, and unfortunately, not for the best. The nice, rear dining room has been eliminated to make a bar for the hotel lobby and the current table arrangement seems crowded. Our server was the one bright spot for the evening; sharp, alert and with a great baritone speaking voice, he was very attentive. We both ordered the lamb dish, the description which sounded delicious. Our salads were perfect, crisp and the dressing was tasty. When the lamb arrived, is was coated with an undesirable sauce that totally overwhelmed the lamb flavor and was quite salty. My wife found hers to be inedible and the server suggested as an alternate a spaghetti and meat sauce alternate. It arrived quickly and it too was so salty as to be inedible. A great bottle of Washington State wine made up for a lot of the mistakes; but the giant salt shaker was a disappointment.
Pizza was excellent; one of the best in ...
Pizza was excellent; one of the best in recent memory. The Caesar salad was also exceptional. But the paparadelle (the best on the menu, our waiter said) was bland and overcooked. We had enjoyed great meals here several years ago, but understand the chef has changed. Pretty mixed experience this time. We have it 3 stars for food because of the exceptional pizza and salad. The pasta deserved a 1 or a 2.
I had the grilled chicken and it was ok. ...
I had the grilled chicken and it was ok. Not spectacular. However my wife had the STROZZAPRETI and it was so salty it was almost inedible. What is it with salt in Portland? More salt is usually a cover up for lack of flavor. We won't be going back. Meh.
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