About Pazzo Ristorante
Portland, OR 97205
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
Pazzo's has been a staple in Portland for decades. The decor is cozy, w/dark woods & a mix of quiet booths & steetside tales. The wait staff is attentive & friendly, explaining in detail the specials & seasonal dishes. The bar is a renowned after work meets big place. The food was wonderful & authentically Italian.
Very friendly and warm spot, good quality interior environment, excellent serving staff. Food was Ok but the fish was a bit fishy and probably a bit old which was too bad. Pizza was good and he salad was among the best we have had. Overally good choice, but upgrade the freshness of the fish....
Enjoyable food with very good service and ambiance. The potato-leek soup was superb. The albacore tuna was not seasoned so was not tasty by itself. The accompaniments on the plate were interesting and added to the tuna's flavor. The gnocchi with truffle oil was good with a strong truffle flavor that I like. Basically, flavorful but not creative. Overall, this was a good food experience, but the cost exceeded that experience.
I was a big fan of this restaurant, having moved east and now back in the area. We came to the restaurant on every return and typically planned meet ups with friends here. We love it so much I went for my wife's birthday.
We got aver cooked vegetables mostly carrots, asked for more mixed vegetables and got to listen to the cook and waiter argue about it. Paid 23 dollars for veggies that would have been better frozen from Freddie's. Feel ripped off.
Pazzo provided a wonderful birthday dinner atmosphere for my daughter. The servers were friendly and attentive and very helpful, paying attention to food allergies. We were given complimentary dessert options because it was a birthday. Three teenagers loved the flourless chocolate cake. Appetizer, soup, bread and most of the dinners were wonderful.
The only thing I was not thrilled with was that the pork shank was dry (probably overcooked). Three of us had this dish and we all noticed the same thing. My husband and son were not fans of the dumpling; I thought it was OK. Other than that, we had a wonderful dinner.
We have eaten here several times over the years and have always had a positive experience. This time it was a New Year's Eve dinner before a concert. We are from out of town and have found the restaurants location good for us and the food and service consistently good over the years. We will be back.
The food, the service and the atmosphere were great!
It was VERY busy and crowded so I am glad that we had a reservation. Strongly recommend a reservation for weekends. I was concerned service would be less than ideal but I was pleasanatly surprised, the service was GREAT!
Service was amazing, my waiter was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and conversational.
The food wasn't necessarily bad, but there was nothing notable about it. A very average meal. I left feeling like I feeling like I severely overpaid and that the check should have been 2/3's what it was.
We sat at the bar and celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary. Everyone was so friendly. A special shout-out to Andrew, our bartender/server. To paraphrase Billy Joel's song the Piano Man: "Andrew was quick with a joke and would light up your smile, and it seemed there was no other place he would rather be." When we want to celebrate something special, we go to the bar at Pazzo, as all the bartenders are great. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
Pazzo has long been a special occasion restaurant for us. My only complaint is that it seems like the menu has become too limited. It took 3 of us a long time to figure out what to have because of a lack of multiple appealing options. The food itself was excellent, and especially the caesar salad--the best I've had locally. Two of us had the papardelle with meat sauce, and the other had the braised pork shank. All were just fine. I think Pazzo could benefit from menu expansion, but it's still on my live of faves.
This was our second dining experience at Pazzo! My husband and I make an annual holiday visit to Portland from the coast. Pazzo is quickly becoming our go to restaurant, not only for the holidays, but whenever we come into Portland. Thank you for being part of our Christmas, once again!
First visit and happy. Very pleasant interior inside the Vintage Hotel. Our server was outstanding. Young, but obviously a long time employee. Knew his stuff. Drinks were excellent. We both had 3 egg omletts, a little too much garlic for my taste. I think that I will go for the pizza on my next trip. Munu has a full range of Italian specialities. that I would try, but this was for lunch.
This restaurant is a Portland classic. Food is generally very good to excellent. That said the risotto is not up to their usual standard, watery and a very small portion for $$$. Normally the service is excellent, but not this time. The bar is cozy and elegant, as is the entire restaurant.
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 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 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.
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