About Pranzo Italian Grill
Located in the Sanbusco Market Center on the Western edge of the Historic District, Pranzo has been a local favorite since 1988. We received the Wine Spectator 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011, 2012 and 2013 Awards of Excellence. Broadway vocalists and pianists are featured in the Geist Cabaret Fridays and Saturdays. From Pizza Margherita to Linguine Carbonara, to Prime Colorado Ribeye Steak, Pranzo boasts Santa Fe's favorite Italian American cuisine, most knowledgeable waitstaff, New Mexico's deepest list of great Italian wines and 20 wines by the glass served Normale (6.3 oz.) and Gigante (9 oz.). Chef Steven Lemon greets multiple Northern New Mexico farmers in his kitchen each week to buy the finest and freshest produce available.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9pm, Sunday: 3pm-9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
David Geist is our Broadway pianist, veteran of 600 performances of CATS on Broadway, often with vocalists in the Geist Cabaret. We have brought Tony Award winners to the Cabaret for weekend gigs. Guest stars frequently perform.
We offer private rooms for groups of 20-300. See the website for menu offerings. www.pranzosantafe.com/catering
There is a 500 car parking lot that surrounds Pranzo.
Santa Fe terminus of New Mexico Railrunner Express is only 200 yards from Pranzo.
Private Party Facilities:
4 choices of room for private dining. Groups as small as 25, large as 100. Meal plans from Italian to Mediteranean to Creative Modern American.
Private Party Contact:
Michael O'Reilly: (505) 984-2645
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Every Sunday Every bottle of wine on our list of 120 is half priced!!!
Pranzo Italian Grill Ratings and Reviews
We arrived at our scheduled time - the inside was extremely "HOT" for the temperature - the first person to great us was VERY RUDE and informed us that someone would be right with us - continued to wait - we were finally seated and remember it was "HOT" inside - while I was looking at the wine list I decided there was NO way I was ordering a bottle of wine with sweat rolling down my forehead - as we were leaving I informed the front staff it was tooooo hot in their restaurant and he insulted me by telling me that I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT...the employee was a real horses a$$ - I took my money elsewhere to NEVER return to this restaurant again...
Celebrating our wedding anniversary so we wanted someplace really good. Picked it right started with an artichoke and mushroom pizza. Meat balls were good but eggplant parm was exceptional. Entertainment was fantastic and kept us for after dinner drinks. David was tinkling the ivories with an array of show tunes and was joined by some amazing local talent who happened to be dining there as well. Definitely recommend
Excellent food, served hot and attractively, although a tad too heavy on garlic for my taste. Did not give overall "excellent" rating because of service. Both hostess and server were not particularly friendly nor welcoming. Rather abrupt in their manner. Food consistently tasty and creative.
Well, the last time I visited this restaurant was a few years ago and it was fabulous. I looked forward to the return visit with friends and was disappointed. The problem was mostly service related - it seemed as if our server had too many tables to stay on top of things as you might expect at a restaurant at this price point.
The food was only average and that combined with the service will not have me rushing back.
We've dined at Pranzo off and on for years but on Friday night, the service was very slow and almost non existent. It took over 15 minutes for three basic drinks to be delivered; we would have been forgiving on this if someone would have at least visited our table to explain the delay and/or take our dinner order.... because we had to wait another half hour for that to happen... we would have enjoyed a 2nd round of wine but the opportunity never arose to order or enjoy that. The food was fine, not great, and the restaurant was noisy... not really Pranzo's fault... just a lot of loud dinner guests nearby. Maybe we'll try it again... but we were overall disappointed.
Great spot for lunch before a movie at Violet Crown. We love the half order pasta dishes available. Can't seem to get away from the fetticini spinaci with chicken. Their white sauce is perfect, and the fresh baked bread always pleases. We enjoy the variety of flavored oils on the table for dipping.
One of our favorite Santa Fe spots - we tend to dine there once or twice a month - LOVE their 50% off wine deal, before 6pm, as we tend to like eating early anyway, and I also love that they let us choose between a 6 oz or 9 oz pour. Schnitzel was fantastic, as was my pasta. Just fancy enough, feels homey, but the cuisine is sophisticated and prepared with care, well thought out.
My significant other and I had a wonderful meal of pasta and caesar salad. The sauces were excellent as were their special additions, shrimp for me and sausage for my significant other. The service was very, very attentive. The wine selection was outstanding for its selection of Tuscan wine, e.g., Brunellos and Montepulciano. Wow, just like being in Italy!
We had zucchini for an appetizer, it was crispy but greasy. Both of our pasta dishes were sub par. My spaghetti resembled ramen, and the shrimp was tasteless. My husband's pasta pomodoro was bland. The salad was good. We have had good experiences in the past, hopefully this was just an off night. I must say, the cioppino was excellent at a past visit.
The food was fabulous as always.
My guests were coming from Alb. and the Interstate 25 was backup because of a major accident and diverted to an access road. Then there was an accident on the access road. The Restaurant was very understanding about some of my party being late for the reservation.
The service was friendly and helpful.
Very disappointing New Year's eve dinner. Lovely ambience but that's where the pleasantness of the experience ended. We ordered the O salad which tasted like it had been sitting in a big vat in the back waiting to be dished out to whoever ordered it---drenched in dressing and wilted on delivery. Not good. Zucchini fritters and aioli had nice flavor but zucchini was also way too oily. Bucatini Bolognese was OK flavor but my husband described it as very monotonous and too way too salty.Spaghettini with shrimp and sun-dried tomatoes was absolutely awful, so overpowering with the flavor of garlic that it was barely edible (and I like garlic!) . Too bad because the dish had promise. All I can say that was positive was that pasta was cooked very well, perfect al dente and my seven-year-old enjoyed her pepperoni pizza.
We shared our starter; Fritto misto and it was delicious. The main course we had was mediocre. The pizza con rapini had too much garlic on it and the special of the day which was a spaghettini wasn't special. Wouldn't recommend, because there are better options in Santa Fe!
After waiting 40 minutes for a salad (the other never came) expectations were significantly lowered and subsequently met. An unimpressive crust supported a lackluster Margarita topping for my simple main course. My companion fared somewhat better with a heavily thickened and overly seasoned cioppino. The saving grace was a tart and succulent lemon sorbet on broiled lemon half rounds, graced with brined lemon. Perhaps Pranzo is best visited for pranzo - but given the options in Santa Fe, why eat mediocre Mediterranean when extraordinary Southwestern is available!
We had dinner here on Christmas Eve. I had a prime rib special that was beautifully prepared. My guests agreed that the food was very good and an excellent value. The wine was also a bargain. The staff was very pleasant, but perhaps a bit too busy to check that we had water, etc. The only other problem is that we were seated under a light fixture that was flickering. My problem for not raising the issue. We will continue to dine here!
This was a family dinner get-together with one member from out-of-town. The ambiance was so cozy. The wait staff very attentive and helpful. We shared 3 delicious appetizers to start. Our separate entrees were wonderful as well. What a lovely evening for us all !
The service was fine and the food was average. The zucchini appetizer sounded delicious with truffle oil; however it was greasy and couldn't taste truffle oil. I make cave y pepe at home and was thrilled to see it on the special menu. However the restaurants was dry, insufficient parmesan cheese, pepper nd cream. Would not recommend the food.
We received a warm and friendly welcome and were seated at a comfortable booth, where we shared a generous Caesar salad, an amazing pork loin special garnished with seasonal fresh peaches and blue cheese, and a creamy chicken fettucini dish; both entrees were prepared to perfection, and servings were generous. Our server was friendly and attentive without being overbearing, and was happy to answer our questions about the menu. Wine list is excellent, with varied by- the -glass selections, all offered with the option of a 6 oz. or 9 oz. serving; pasta selections are also offered at half or full size portions. We appreciate the quiet, relaxed atmosphere and have returned often to this restaurant for both lunch and dinner when we are in Santa Fe. Another plus is that there is plenty of free parking! I'm sure we'll return to Pranzo for a satisfying, unrushed, and quiet meal!
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