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“Wow! Great meal with great service!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pazzo Ristorante

Pazzo Ristorante
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Ranked #54 of 4,238 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $45
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Broadway and Washington
Transit: 2 Blocks from Bus Mall / MAX (Pioneer Courthouse Square)
Description: Located on Broadway in downtown Portland, Pazzo Ristorante features local seasonal ingredients to create authentic Northern Italian dishes with a Pacific Northwest flair from Executive Chef Kenny Balvo. All expertly paired with our extensive collection of Italian and regional wines. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wow! Great meal with great service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

The Caesar salad is the best in town, and we had the MAIALE which is grilled carlton pork striploin, cauliflower-parmesan gratinato, pinot gris salt. We liked the wine list, and the service was very attentive and friendly. We would definitely come back.

  • Visited January 2014
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Newport Beach, California
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268 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Poor service. Mediocre food. Small portions.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Stopped here for a late lunch. Even though the restaurant was not crowded, the service was inattentive. I was not impressed with the menu as there were few interesting sounding choices. No dishes were served with potatoes or rice on the side. I was traveling and wanted to fill up a bit - and this disappointed me. I ordered the lamb burger, which was mediocre at best. It looked like it was formed in a factory (like a Costco burger from a big bag) not hand-crafted in the kitchen that day. I would not go back to this restaurant.

Visited December 2013
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Jason G, General Manager at Pazzo Ristorante, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
I am disappointed to read about your lunch experience at Pazzo recently, please contact me at your earliest convenience.

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great happy hour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Met a couple of friends here for happy hour and it was great. We just ordered the salami plate with bread for under $10, and it was more than enough for three guys to have a nice snack with our cocktails. Staff was friendly and the bar area had a nice vibe.

Visited January 2014
Thank 836chris
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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great service, great wholesome food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

First off $9 bottomless bellinis for brunch with a great variety of flavors, that it's self is pretty awesome.

My waiter was very attentive, knowledgeable, and happy. A rare combo in most places these days.

I didn't delve into the deep end of their brunch specials or other tempting offerings, rather opting for a pizza. I find how well a 'ristorante' can dish up Italian and other offerings is strongly correlated by how well the can put together a pie. And the bufala, sausage, and mushrooms pie did not disappoint. Evenly cooked, crisp yet foldable crust, fresh and savory ingredients... I was impressed. Come here for a pizza, and on Sunday stay for the bellinis!

Thank Andrew K
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

Wonderful service. We had to send back the one plate because the steak was cooked medium well instead of medium rare, but everything else was good.

Visited January 2014
Thank Stephanie B
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