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About Pazzo Ristorante
Old World tradition meets the bounty of the Pacific Northwest at Pazzo, delivering critically acclaimed regionaItalian 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.
Portland, OR 97205
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 5:00 - 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
$30 and under
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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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
Our server seated us, refilled our water and brought us our food, but otherwise was absent. The other wait staff picked up the slack. Pasta was cooked very well. The pizzas we're very good and we liked two of the three cheeses on our cheese board. With how much good food there is in Portland, I don't think we'll suffer thru bad service here again.
We had a wonderful Father's Day dinner at Pazzo. Our server, Leslie, was incredible. She knew everything about seemingly everything on the menu, was kind and gracious, and incredibly attentive. The food was outstanding and interesting, with a different take on traditional items.
I would definitely return to try additional dishes. Wines were a good value, and the cheesecake and Limoncello was outstanding!
Service was great. Really didn't like the risotto, though my wife did ask for it gluten free and vegan, so that may have been why. Mind you, the portion size of the risotto was pretty silly with a $27 price point.
The bar manager, Goose, came by and took care of us. Professional and appropriate. Well handled.
Been meaning to try this place for a long time. Prices are high, but service and quality with a management staff that stands behind what they do and offer are worth it.
Food was fabulous. I had the ravioli quarto formaggi. It melted in my mouth and the red sauce was very light and flavorful. My spouse had the pappardelle and it was very tasty as well. We started with the local seasonal greens and loved the dressing. We thought it had some olive flavor with some light spices similar to a mustard - very unusual and delicious. We come here ever year when we are in town and are always impressed with the wine suggestions and often buy an extra bottle to take home. Service was great as well.
Pazzo has been a favorite of ours for as long as it has been open but the last 2 times that we have been there have been totally disappointing experiences. The food was so unimpressive that we left most of it on our plates. Neither of our dishes had any flavor and even the parmesan cheese was bland. Our server was the only one on the floor that night, so service was slow. Last time that we will go there, sorry!
great food, great service staff, great experience. The butcher board and cheese board were excellent and had a few true surprises. The staff was genuinely friendly and in good humor, so it felt approachable and also a shared experience of happy people being served by happy and interested staff. Nothing is worse than stuffy dining with a hint of staff dissatisfaction with the workplace. Few places convey that sense of genuine pleasure and welcoming ambiance.
The service was horrible. Glass of water was served and i ordered a bottle of wine. After that i had to wait to order around 7-8 min. Mean time my server was talking with people in the kitchen. After that calamari was served calamari was good, but she gave us one tartar sauce and it was not enough for 3 people. I was looking for my server. She was not around my table for 15 min. We just ate calamari without tartar sauce and i pour my wine by myself. It was very frustrating and disappointing experience at the restaurant. The food was great but the server totally ruined it.
I hadn't been to this restaurant in a long time and it was a pleasant experience coming back. The food was wonderful. Great pasta and seafood. The menu was a bit limited but the staff said they were in transition. Service was great and I would definitely return again.
I had the Lamb Cheeks at the recommendation of the waitress. they were poorly prepared and tasteless. I was very disappointed in Pazzos. We used to go here quite often and hadn't been for couple years. the menu was sparce and the food mediocre. Out last visit. Sorry!
It is hard finding a kid friendly italian restaurant in portland but we are glad we found this place. it was easter sunday and they were open and didnt try to gouge us with an overpriced easter menu. we had lovely pastas, salads, pizza, and a kids meal for our son. Good value too. Thanks.
I don't know... it was nice inside. After requesting a "nice" table, we were seated in what I thought wasn't probably the worst table there. The service was very going through the motions like. The food was ok. Not worth the price in my opinion. My experience was ok.
Quite surprised that the food was spot-on upscale Italian comfort; yummy and satisfying. Both the chopped salad and bread soup were quite tasty and sizable. Main course of spaghetti carbonara was very rich. Best of all was the caramel Budini (?)! More like zabalioni.
My husband and I were sadly underwhelmed by our experience here. While our waitress was very friendly and had a good sense of humor, the service was slow. I was surprised by this because there were only about 4 other tables seated in the restaurant portion and they seemed to be well staffed. It took quite some time for our wine to arrive, and then the food to start flowing after that. There were fairly significant gaps in between our courses. We ordered off of the PDM special menu, the soup was good, the salad was just OK, and the entrees were under-seasoned. My husband had the carbonara and it basically tasted like plain cooked noodles, and my tenderloin was well cooked, but lacked seasoning. The best things we had were the complimentary bread which was nice and crusty, and the desert, a caramel budino, which was fabulous. Prices beyond the PDM menu were high enough (average of about $25.00 for the pasta dishes) that I do not think we would return for the quality and portion size of food we received. We were also a little taken aback by the wine prices...they had a bottle from our favorite Oregon winery that cost about 3xs what it does to buy it at the store.
The food was pretty good, but I had higher expectations. Seemed a little over priced for what you got. Service was ok, the cheese plate was not great and spendy. The gnocchi was a little different consistency and the beets gave it an pink color sauce which was kind of off putting. Overall rich with not much contrasting flavors for the gnocchi. The dessert was below average, not a 3rd course kinds of dessert, the gelato was overly sweet with fruit syrup on top. More of a kids dessert. The tenderloin was on the dinning month menu, which was the best thing we had. I was disappointing that it wasn't one their regular menu,. I like when restaurants put some of their signature dishes on the tasting menu so you know what they have to offer. The thing I liked about the meal was not on the regular menu so I probably wont come back.
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