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
This was probably my 7th time hosting a ...
This was probably my 7th time hosting a holiday luncheon at Pazzo for myself and some former coworkers. Over the last two years the food has taken a significant downturn. The menu options aren't as traditional as the restaurant is perhaps trying to appeal to a broader crowd at lunchtime. Additionally, the dishes that we've ordered have also been lacking in quality. I ordered the lumachine with fennel sausage and peppers which was recommended by our server as a staff favorite. Upon arrival, I was shocked to see a large plate of lumachine pasta with barely any braised greens, the tiniest amount of sausage I've ever seen, and absolutely no accompanying broth/sauce/gravy/what have you. There was no harmony created between the ingredients in this dish. My former colleague ordered the linguine with clams. She shared with our server that her clams were under cooked by about 3-4 minutes so the server, who looked at us as if we were fools for not knowing how clams should be cooked, comped us some cappuccinos at the end of our meal.
I hardly ever leave reviews but this poor experience certainly warranted one. I'll be suggesting we seek a different venue for next year's holiday luncheon.
Of our many times to Pazzo, this time wa ...
Of our many times to Pazzo, this time was extra special as Friday night I proposed to the woman of my dreams.
We came to dinner at Pazzo and enjoyed each other's company, old colleagues and friends stopping by to say hello, wonderful food, complimentary prosecco, before heading to our hotel where I would propose. Everyone is always so kind and Pazzo truly is a gem of downtown and a beacon of what true, honest, and real customer service should be. Whether it was how kindly we were greeted by the hostesses when we came in, our server Tara taking care of us, everyone coming by (Geoffrey, Tara (Pazzo bar) Leslie, Harvey, Mike, Callie, Jonny), and even when we returned with a small group to celebrate the proposal, we are always warmly welcomed.
The food here is always amazing, presented so elegantly, and one of these days we will finally eat dessert, but what truly sets Pazzo aside and in its own niche from other restaurants in Downtown, is the people and how much they truly care.
From us to you, thank you all for making Friday so memorable, special, and sharing in our celebration.
Jon Garcia & Aimee Lomeli
Patrons for Life
Was able to get a reservation the same d ...
Was able to get a reservation the same day, and met some friends from out-of-state. I really appreciated the decor - it was comfortable and roomy, while warm and QUIET. So many restaurants are hard surfaces everywhere which is frustrating for actual conversation. There was enough space between tables, and carpets and soft wall coverings to attenuate noise.
Food was good - Italian with decent portions and pleasant presentation and taste. Not the most adventurous, but very solid. Service was excellent - our server helped with selections and made this event a lot of fun for us.
I'd easily go again and would recommend this to folks wanting an enjoyable meal where the focus is the people you're with, and where you can be relaxed and comfortable and use your indoor talking voice.
I take clients to Pazzo for lunch on a s ...
I take clients to Pazzo for lunch on a somewhat regular basis. There are quiet booths and the food is good. Most other places are cramped and noisy.
This time, lunch was especially good. They have stepped up their tagleatelli dish, and it was great!
It was my son's 30th birthday and the re ...
It was my son's 30th birthday and the restaurant went all out to make his special day a great one. There was a Happy Birthday card at our table when we arrived. We had a nice dessert that was served with a birthday candle. We were not charged for the dessert.
The food was fabulous and the waitress was very knowledgeable about the various menu items.
The restaurant was very busy. The servi ...
The restaurant was very busy. The service was professional but not attentive. I also had the feeling that because were were not ordering a lot of courses, she was more interested in other tables. The mains were baked cod and the daily risotto. The daily risotto was very well made and flavourful. However, the star was the baked cod. Wow, it was perfectly cooked and so tasty. I would return for that alone.
We have dined at Pazzo many times over ...
We have dined at Pazzo many times over the years and we keep coming back. The service is always impeccable, the drinks and wine selection are wonderful, and the food is consistently excellent. The location is perfect for a downtown date night. Lovely.
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.
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