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Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar

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360 Saint Peter Street, Corner of 5th and St. Peter in downtown St. Paul, Saint Paul, MN 55102 (5th St.)
+1 651-223-7000
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Italy's abundant and diverse food styles are represented and sampled...
Italy's abundant and diverse food styles are represented and sampled throughout the year at Pazzaluna. The many culinary faces of Italy's distinct regions find their way to Pazzaluna's cucina daily. Seasonal influence is always projected, as are the artisan and craft suppliers that provide Pazzaluna with the best raw-ingredients Mother Nature has to offer. Pazzaluna is proud of its reputation of buying direct from area farmers on some of its most prized items. This style of purchasing is the TRUE ITALIAN TRATTORIA way - using local, regionally grown and produced supplies, reflecting the unique influence of the area as all of the ingredients come together in concert to perform in a dinner experience of a lifetime. To Italians, a meal is more than just food-it's an experience, an event to be shared with family and friends. No where is this more true than at Pazzaluna Urban Italian in Saint Paul, one of the Twin Cities' best Italian restaurants.
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  • 36
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
good italian fare

My first visit was a positive experience. the food choices were excellent, as was the wine list. We were there on a Tuesday and needed reservations. the atmosphere was good, but a bit noisy. the Food and service were the tipping point- we will be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Bruce_and_Valerie
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My first visit was a positive experience. the food choices were excellent, as was the wine list. We were there on a Tuesday and needed reservations. the atmosphere was good, but a bit noisy. the Food and service were the tipping point- we will be back!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you're in the Rice Park area, perhaps visiting the Ordway Theater or Landmark Center, Pazzaluna is just a block for an outstanding gourmet Italian dinner. Top-notch service and lovely atmosphere.

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MorrisseyHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Pazzaluna and for the wonderful compliments! We hope you will visit again soon. More 

Mahtomedi, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I expected better, much better. The place was only busy when we first arrived but the service was very slow. Very nice waiter but it was 45 min. from the time we ordered and the main course arrived. Maybe there is an effort to replicate slow Italian style dining. If so, I'll forgive them, but the food was flawed throughout.... More 

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MorrisseyHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting Pazzaluna! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere of our restaurant. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with most of the food. The food you described does not meet the standards we set for our restaurant, therefore we would like to learn more about your experience... More 

San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Great food selections and outstanding service. Didn't have to wait long to get seated and food served. Just across the street from The St Paul Hotel which made it even better.

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MorrisseyHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Pazzaluna! We are glad to hear that you found our service to be outstanding and our food selections great. Thank you for the compliments. More 

Prior Lake, Minnesota
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My husband and I had dinner at Pazzaluna before an Ordway event. We are both vegetarians. We found a number of terrific sounding menu items that would satisfy us. My husband had the beet salad and I had the arugula. Both were fresh, tasty, and had just the right amount of dressing. He had tomato and basil gnocchi. I had... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My wife and I ate diner here before the Neil Diamond concert. Great lamb chops, great pasta and a delicious dandelion soup. The service and atmosphere could not have been better. We will be back.

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MorrisseyHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting Pazzaluna. We are really glad to hear that the "atmosphere and service could not have been better" as we strive for a perfect experience for our guests. Please do visit again. More 

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We ate at Pazzaluna before attending a concert at Xcel Energy Center and it was an outstanding meal, with outstanding service. They offered a Prix Fixe menu and we decided to try it out. The dandelion soup was something I probably never would have ordered and it was so delicious. They were out of the gnocchi that was on the... More 

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MorrisseyHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Prix Fixe menu so much. We take great pride in that menu and change it monthly to create unique experiences. Please visit again soon! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We ate at Pazzaluna before the theater and once again had a great experience. Excellent meal and service in an atmosphere that was active, but we could easily converse. We split the tenderloin tartare appetizer which was served with arugula and toasted Italian bread. You built your own Crostini--wonderful. Ann had the pasta with red sauce and spicy sausage. She... More 

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MorrisseyHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and for visiting our restaurant. We have passed your notes along to our Management Team. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience overall. Please visit again soon! More 

Ridgefield, Connecticut
Top Contributor
384 reviews 384 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Tasty and modern Italian fare served in a classy setting bustling with business diners and social climbers. Valet parking available. Very good.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have gone here at least once or twice a year for the last eight years, mostly for birthdays. This restaurant has atmosphere, old style class, sophistication, and an ideal location. The service and food is great. It's convenient to both the Ordway Center, St Paul River Center, several hotels, and many pubs. Four historical sites are only a block... More 

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MorrisseyHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for choosing to celebrate Birthdays with us! That really is a honor. Please visit again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 360 Saint Peter Street, Corner of 5th and St. Peter in downtown St. Paul, Saint Paul, MN 55102
    (5th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-223-7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

Italy's abundant and diverse food styles are represented and sampled throughout the year at Pazzaluna. The many culinary faces of Italy's distinct regions find their way to Pazzaluna's cucina daily. Seasonal influence is always projected, as are the artisan and craft suppliers that provide Pazzaluna with the best raw-ingredients Mother Nature has to offer. Pazzaluna is proud of its reputation of buying direct from area farmers on some of its most prized items. This style of purchasing is the TRUE ITALIAN TRATTORIA way - using local, regionally grown and produced supplies, reflecting the unique influence of the area as all of the ingredients come together in concert to perform in a dinner experience of a lifetime. To Italians, a meal is more than just food-it's an experience, an event to be shared with family and friends. No where is this more true than at Pazzaluna Urban Italian in Saint Paul, one of the Twin Cities' best Italian restaurants.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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