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“Excellent business dinner!”

Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant
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Ranked #7 of 889 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 5th St.
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.
San Diego, California
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133 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Excellent business dinner!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Pazzaluna was an excellent venue for a business dinner. Service was absolutely outstanding, the atmosphere is great, and the menu had plenty of options for every type of eater as well as a great wine list. I would highly recommend it for business meals.

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MorrisseyHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for visiting Pazzaluna for a business dinner. Our team prides itself on providing excellent service and we are glad you found it to be outstanding. Our menu does offer a variety of authentic and inspired Italian items at a variety of price points. Thank you for visiting and we hope you will visit again soon for business, pleasure or both!
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St. Paul, MN, US
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120 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Excellent other than the first 5 minutes”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Although we live less than 10 minutes away, this was our first visit to Pazzaluna. We had a 6:30 reservation on a Saturday night and we arrived about 6:28. I couldn't believe the chilly 'reception' we received from the host staff. No smile, no welcome. She just kind of looked at me until I told her my name and our reservation time. She and the other hostess discussed which table they should seat us at and then the other hostess sat us without much enthusiasm (I'll mention we were dressed nicely, not the shorts and flip-flops we saw from some). At this point, I wondered if we had made a huge mistake by finally trying Pazzaluna.

Thankfully, the rest of our dining experience was fantastic! Our waiter was wonderful and spent a few minutes chatting with us before even mentioning the menu. The service was attentive without any hovering. The food was AMAZING! My husband had the Sea Bass with risotto and couldn't stop raving about how delicious it was. I had the Spicy Penne which was also very good. The Chocolate Versato was the perfect ending to a great meal.

  • Visited August 2013
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Willowbrook
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Never Again”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Don't understand the glowing reviews for this restaurant. Our meal started out well with a good corn & potato chowder but soon went downhill. Before we had even finished the soup, the busboy whisked our bread plates away. The entrees were disappointing. Rabbit was tasteless while the chicken parmesan was very, very salty. And both dishes were lukewarm. Our first warning should have been when we replied no to the waiter's question had we been there before. He launched into a pompous explanation of the menu. And it was a very standard menu not at all hard to understand. Do they get a lot of people who wander in thinking it's a McDonald's?

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank LFL101
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MorrisseyHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thank you for choosing to visit Pazzaluna. We are very sorry for your experience. As you note, Pazzaluna has an exceptional record, but that does not mean we do not make mistakes. We will certainly address the issues with the staff and appreciate the feedback as we are always striving to be better.
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Lubbock, Texas
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“Would definitely return!!”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Enjoyed late dinner; bread, calamari, and couple of entrees. Was all very good and I would have eaten there again if time allowed. Best dinner service we had during our week-long stay.

Visited August 2013
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MorrisseyHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for visiting Pazzaluna and for your review. A late dinner taking advantage of our large windows overlooking downtown is the perfect way to complete the night and we are glad you enjoyed the food and service during your stay in Saint Paul. Thank you for visiting and we hope you will return again soon.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“For Casual Fare or Elegant Meal, Pazzaluna is a Treat.”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Whether you're looking for casual food, e.g. pizza, or a more elegant meal, Pazzaluna offers a wide range of menu items and an excellent dining experience. The wait staff is experienced and attentive without being intrusive. If you go there on your birthday, you get a complimentary bottle of wine the price of which corresponds with your age when you order two meals. I have taken my wife there for her last two birthdays and she has swooned both times.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Ron W
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MorrisseyHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for visiting Pazzaluna and for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed the casual food, elegant meal and attentive service. Happy birthday to your wife and we are so glad she has enjoyed her birthdays with us. Thank you!
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