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Pazzo! Italian Cafe
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Ranked #68 of 988 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 5 th Ave and U S 41
Description: Pazzo! Cucina Italiana is Naples oldest and friendliest Italian neighborhood restaurant. Nationally known... locally loved. There's a reason we're celebrating 21 years as Naples oldest Italian restaurant. We take authentic Italian dishes and add our own innovative twist. It's New World meets Old World, but you get the best of both with warm and fun service and an ambiance that's like coming home. Please call to verify hours and deals/specials - they are subject to change for event days, holidays and holiday weekends. November Early Dining Deal: $17.50 per person with choice of entree and a free bottle of wine for two to share when you dine between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2012

We were looking for Italian and came across Pazzo. I had the Chicken Parmesan with extra sauce and no cheese on top. The order came out with cheese on top. It was returned and came back as ordered. The chicken had a big chicken bone attached to it. I never had a chicken parm with a big chicken bone attached to it. It was a little troubling but I still ate the chicken. It seemed tough probably overcooked. My wife had The cheese ravioli. She thought it was good. It is not offered only to kids. They charged us a lot more then they should have but we were on vacation and not going to dispute it. The service was bad. The waiter did not care about us. He was rude and had an attitude. The area has a ton of choices so pick another place.

Visited September 2012
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Culinary_Concepts, Guest Relations Manager at Pazzo! Italian Cafe, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Just ask anyone in Naples and the reason is we really do care about you and what we serve. To start with the bone in your chicken is to show you that your Chicken Parmesan is from an organic breast of chicken, not some frozen, tough pounded out chicken that has been in the freezer for a year. I’m not sure I understand your comment on the cheese ravioli and our wait staff it doesn’t make any sense (sorry)… although they do make mistakes, they truly want to make your night memorable. Sorry we couldn’t connect…
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Wilmington, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Not your typical Italian!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

The pasta was delicious. Fresh pasta pillows stuffed with ricotta served with a creamy sauce with walnuts. Huge serving, great flavor that I could not even finish. Took home the remainder and had it the following day. Service was very efficient and the wine tasting for a good cause the night we had reservations made the evening fun and enjoyable. Prices are reasonable and the atmosphere quite pleasant.

  • Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
923 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
“Good Italian restaurant”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

This is an attractive, smart, Italian restaurant in a great location on trendy 5th Avenue. Service was prompt and efficient. For appetizers we had the fried calamari which was tender and flavorful; and the clams sassi which comprised clams, garlic, white beans and broccolli leaves in a white wine sauce. The clams sassi were wonderful, an absolute must. For entrees we had a pasta bolognese which was quite good; and the special sea bass pirata with clams, mussels, and shrimps in a white wine sauce which, by the way, tasted suspiciously like the sauce with the clams sassi. I always find the use of the same sauce for different dishes a bit of a let down, but then again maybe I was mistaken. Prices are reasonable with many entrees in the $20s (though not the sea bass) and many good wines at under $60. All in all a very good dinner at a reasonable price.

  • Visited August 2012
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New Jersey, USA
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great time”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

A very nice night at Pazzo, great food, wonderful wine and very friendly and efficient service. We would love to go back.

Visited August 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Homemade Pasta”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Not a chain! Expensive pasta, but so is all of Naples. Homemade pasta, gravy, meatballs. Although very spicy, it was delicious. My friend had the special of the night, sea bass. It was exceptional. The best meal he ate during our six day stay!

Visited August 2012
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