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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
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.
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.
We were a group of 9 people and, althoug ...
We were a group of 9 people and, although the food was good, we were seated in an alcove near the kitchen. We heard a lot of clanging of pots and pans and some of us had a view into the kitchen.
The food was very good, but the noise a(and view for some of us) was annoying.
The service was outstanding!
I felt very accommodated while planning to reserve for 8 people! The restaurant staff. was more helpful than my own family for the event and I don't regret going at all! The waiter we had was very friendly and informative, I just hope we didn't make him upset!
It was an exciting place for a pasta fiend and and fun way to celebrate for a birthday! Thank you for the awesome service and food/wine! I enjoyed the evening, immensely.
Mother's Day at Pazzo
Overall the brunch was pretty good. Great ambiance inside, and the food was amazing (super recommend the french toast). The only thing that soured the experience was naturally, the day being Mother's Day, so the restaurant was filled with families and their very small children. The table right next to us had two screaming brats which their parents constantly warned them that they *might* get in trouble if they kept yelling. They never did stop. Come on parents!
The food made it worth it though. The french toast I had was made with fancier rustic bread then what you'd expect, and not only did you get three pieces, I got a healthy serving of apple-sausages as well. Very filling, it might be their best breakfast deal.
Overall, a great place for brunch. Expect to pay $14-17 for your order, which is a little more expensive for breakfast but it is tasty here.
The staff was very attentive and courteous.
We had our dinner there on our wedding night 12 years ago. We went back there last Saturday to celebrate. It was a very romantic dinner. The food was succulent and cooked to perfection. The atmosphere was subdued and perfect for conversation. We talked, laughed and really enjoyed each other. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone.
The main course pasta was tasty but pric ...
The main course pasta was tasty but pricy and small. The meat board was sparse with only a handful of mozzarella and three different meats. The prosciutto was tough to chew and the other two meats were unremarkable. Some friends of ours, that live in the area, have said that the quality has gone down and they no longer go there. We feel the same now. It used to be a wonderful restaurant and is now only mediocre.
Pazzo—a good choice
Pazzo Ristorante was a good choice for dinner out for our group of four. It was Portland Restaurant Week where you could get a three-course dinner for $29. Pazzo did not spare any expense in providing a top notch selection. Two of us had the Salmon and two of us had the Chicken Breast. All four of us raved about the quality and ingenious preparation. Equally impressive was our server Alex who must have trained in a very high-end restaurant sometime in his career. He was extremely polite, and his intuition was so right-on that he seemed to know exactly when we were ready for the next course, or another glass of wine. All-in-all a wonderful evening.
Nice downtown spot for business lunch
Pazzo's is always a good reliable spot for a nice meal - this time it was a casual business lunch with a vendor.
The lunch menu is decent, but some of my more favorite items are on the dinner menu, so I wish the lunch menu was a little more expanded.
Pazzo's is a participant in the Passport Dining Card program, so getting one entrée comped was terrific. If you don't know about the card program, Google for it and check it out.
I was pleasantly surprised to have such a lovely lunch at Pazzo. I had never been there before, but a friend recommended it, and I was not disappointed. We made a reservation and sat by the window. I ordered the pasta with the special meat sauce. The pasta is made in house for this entree. I took half home and had it for supper. The dessert was a a huge piece of Chocolate cake...in my opinion...overpriced, but delicious. Also took half home. Even though I am not much for Italian food, what I ordered was very good, and my friend's pizza (thin crust) looked delicious.
Pazzo does not disappoint!
On a quick jaunt to Portland to visit a wonderful relative, we decided to dine at Pazzo. How fun was that! Tara, our wonderful server, deserves a medal for navigating the room as skillfully as she did, and with a smile always. Our dinners were fantastic, and we will surely be back next time we're in Portland. Well done!
I chose this based on other reviews, and ...
I chose this based on other reviews, and for the location, and it did not disappoint. Everything we ordered (three pastas and one dessert) was delicious. Service was very good. Nice atmosphere and we could hear ourselves talk. I will return.
The food was delicious and they were delightfully accommodating with our food allergies. We're not an easy crowd! The cooked vegetable for the seared tuna, and garden salad was delicious albeit the serving sizes could have been more plentiful. I requested man portions and still had to ask for additional sides.
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