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
Happened on Pazzo by accident. Food was outstanding and service very good. A bit noisy during peak hours with lots of downtown activity.
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.
Executive chef Kenny is outsatnding
Food, service, atmosphere, everything was excellent. I decided to have team dinner at Pazzo periodically.
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.
Food just OK, nothing special. Selected ...
Food just OK, nothing special. Selected for convenience of location
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.
Once again we had a very friendly & attentive server. He was very helpful & knowledgable regarding the menu & entrées. It was a comfortable, warm environment on a rainy day & the beginning of a great evening.
Excellent As Always!
Our favorite restaurant in downtown Portland. We stop by and visit regularly and are always impressed!
Service from the bar was somewhat slow f ...
Service from the bar was somewhat slow for the amount of guests. Had not been here in quite some time and feel the experience is not what it once was.
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.
Nice night out
Our family of four visited as part of the Portland Dining month. Food was very good, service was great. Setting was OK, a little noisy but acceptable. Overall a very good experience. We would go again.
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 meal downtown
Pazzo is good if you're looking for a decent meal in downtown Portland.
Great place for every occasion
Pazzo is a wonderful restaurant Good service , Good food . It's the one that will stay on your list .
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!
Nice atmosphere, poor food
The Caesar salad was very good but the rest of the food we found very salty and the duck I got was tasteless. I would not recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere was nice and the waiters were nice.
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.
The ambiance was exactly what we were lo ...
The ambiance was exactly what we were looking for... great place for a date. The dishes were however underwhelming. My med rare hanger steak was brought to me well done and my wife's tuna was lacking in flavor.
Out of this world!
Absolute gem in downtown Portland. Super friendly and helpful staff. Couldn't decide between two dishes, so waitress suggested two half plates, no extra charge. Both were amazing. MUST HAVE: the gnocchi with roasted beets. HEAVENLY.
Great Caesar salad
Great Caesar salad
Well-prepared food, unobtrusive service, overall a very good experience.
Delicous, Authentic Italian Cuisine
We went for my mom's 72nd birthday. The service was second to none and the food was fantastic. We started with the calamari which was cooked to perfection and almost melted in your mouth. Two of us ordered Kenny's gnocchi which was so delicious! The gnocchi was light and fluffy and the sauce was to die for! The beets were cut into bite sized cubes and were exquisite. Two others ordered the Pappardelle with Nana Giambalvo's meat sauce. The tomato sauce was very flavorful and the meat was braised and so tender. Someone else ordered the Mezza Luna. The ravioli was filled with shrimp and scallops and was delicious! We finished the meal with three desserts, the Hazelnut Fudge Cake, the Banana Salted Caramel Trifle and the Apple Galette. All three were heavenly! We had two bottles of the Rocca delle Macie Chianti. One of the best Chiantis I've had in a long time! Fabulous night! Great ambiance! Super service! Fantastic food!
The staff paid attention to our special ...
The staff paid attention to our special requests for location, and the service was outstanding. I could not ask for more.
Delicious. Interesting menu.
Delicious. Interesting menu.
excellent and innovative
My friend and I enjoyed trying some new flavor combinations and some very well-made dishes. I tried a skate wing, which was so sweet and tender, with Brussels sprouts and lentils which flavors blended very well. My friend had the gnocchi with beets and other accoutrements, which was surprising and delicious
This is some of the best thin crust pizza I've ever had. Don't know the rest of the menu, but this pizza was tops. Wood fire brick oven. Great creative toppings. Excellent. Great service, too. I'd definitely be back when visiting Portland again.
Tasteful food, tastefully served.
It is our favorite for birthdays, guests in town and nights out at the Schnitz.
Everything was absolutely perfect! Thank ...
Everything was absolutely perfect! Thank you for exceeding our expectations for a New Years Eve dinner party!
Okay, but not up to par
Pazzo ambiance and service are excellent. We greatly appreciated the gluten-free offerings for our daughter. We have dined here in the past, but unfortunately our dinner this time was overpriced and the food was underwhelming.
Customer service was great. Food was great. BEAUTIFUL scenery. And it was a plus that it was in such a beautiful hotel.
Great Find in Portland, OR
Our family of 4 loved this restaurant. Our children are 12 and 15 and are accustomed to really good Italian food. This restaurant did not disappoint. It is not mass-produced Italian food - it is excellent, reasonable portions, and imaginative. The bruschetta starter was excellent. Two of us had pastas (gnocchi, mezzaluna), one of us had pork cheeks (EXCELLENT) and the 4th had the flatiron steak entree. All were delicious. Our server was excellent - very attentive but not overwhelming. Overall, one of our best restaurant experiences while we were in Portland.
Haven't been there in a while
It had been a few years since we had eaten at Pazzo's, so we decided to meet with friends for a holiday gathering. The service was spot on, but I went away disappointed in the meal. I remember lovely dishes such as grilled asparagus and a wonderful grilled pork chop but they were no where to be seen. My husband had the gnocchi, one of his favorites, and found it just a two star attempt. For my tastes the menu needs an update.
Not my best meal at Pazzo
In the past this restaurant has been pretty good, but the food this time was uninspired. Not bad, just not great. I also ordered a birthday cake for dessert for the table which Pazzo was great about asking their pastry chef to make. The cake looked really nice, but the taste did not showcase the talents of their pastry chef. It was certainly not my best meal at Pazzo.
It's a nice enough restaurant, but the f ...
It's a nice enough restaurant, but the food just isn't that good. Chewy calamari, pizza was just bad and had a fishy taste to it.
Great find in the heart of Portland
My husband and I made a reservation for dinner and upon arrival, the hostess greeted us warmly and told us that they were clearing our table and that it would just be another minute or two. She said we were welcome to wait at the bar and they'd come find us when the table was ready. The bar service was great and the wine selection was very good, but after half an hour, my husband politely inquired with the hostess and we were magically seated immediately. It seemed fairly obvious that she had forgotten about us though didn't offer an apology. Once seated, though, the service and food with both excellent. We each ordered pizzas and were still raving about them in the morning. In fact, they were so good we came back the next day for happy hour and shared a meatball appetizer and another pizza ~ all wonderful! I'd absolutely go back on a future (but if you are hungry, I wouldn't recommend leaving the hostess stand).
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
We had to change our reservation twice and they were very accommodating.
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