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“Tasty Meal. Conveniently Close to Moscone Center”

Pazzia Caffe and Trattoria
Ranked #289 of 5,695 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: SoMa
Los Angeles, California
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698 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Tasty Meal. Conveniently Close to Moscone Center”
Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Small restaurant that as the evening continued, hustled with energy. The owners and staff bounced all over serving customers. My pasta dinner which was on the specials was quite tasty. It was a dish of homemade spinach pasta with Salmon...and heck, I can't remember. The Medici salad was lovely. My friend's pizza was good but we both agreed my pasta was better. We each had a glass of wine ($12/glass) and shared a dessert. With tip, our meals were $48/each. Helpful hint: call a few days ahead to make your reservations. We left a message early in the day on their service for a reservation on the same day.) It said leave a message and we will call you back.) They did not call back. We figured since we were eating early at 6:15, they could seat us. When we arrived, they said their machine doesn't always work and they couldn't sets us. The restaurant was half empty. After a bit of coaxing (ok, a lot of coaxing) they sat us. After salad and before entree they moved us so that we wouldn't have to leave so they could accomodate the reservations they successfully made. Before dessert there were still lots of empty tables including the one they moved us from. During dessert there still were two empty tables. It seems this place lost opportunity for not seating others that arrived without reservations at the same time as us. Synopsis: Good convenient food near the convention center. Working all day and want some good food close by? Definitely eat here. But, absolutely make you reservation well in advance.

Visited August 2014
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“So good we came back twice!”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great Italian restaurant within walking distance from Westin on Market Street. After a long day of sightseeing, we stopped in our first night there. Although our concierge told us we didn't need reservations, i highly recommend them. We were lucky to get a table and the restaurant was packed when we left. Although service was a bit slow at first, the food was delicious and we were not hurried despite the line of people waiting to be seated. In fact, it was so good, we came back for pizza two nights later.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Great service and food! ”
Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

The service was fantastic and the food tasted fresh and authentic. Would definitely recommend. Heard about restaurant on trip advisor, was about 25 mins away from our hotel but we made the effort. Gosh weren't we glad we did! When we arrived to the restaurant we were told there would be an hr wait, after I explained that we had just arrived in San Fran they moved a few tables around and were able to fit us in within 20 mins. Gorgeous meal! They even offered to hail us a cab to get back to hotel.

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Tampa, Florida
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great food, stellar service”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a great dinner (Italian cuisine) and incredible service at Pazzia. We highly recommend this restaurant. We didn't have a reservation but were there early enough in the evening to be seated immediately. The staff was very friendly, answered our questions about the menu selections, and was very attentive throughout the entire time we were there. Our meals arrived quickly and were perfectly done.

  • Visited July 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Food (from Appetizers to Dessert) was absolutely delicious! Staff was extremely friendly and they were all doing an excellent job. Great atmosphere. Real Italian experience! Didn't have to wait very long (10 min) which is excellent given their ranking on trip advisor etc.

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