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“Classy place in Little Italy”

Po Pazzo Bar and Grille
Ranked #1,103 of 4,773 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $28 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Grape Street
Transit: Bus and trolley within blocks
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Classy place in Little Italy”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Proper Italian food in a nice setting. Live music some nights (but quiet jazz, not loud). Good wine list. Not so touristy as the others.

Visited March 2012
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English first
San Francisco
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Mixed experience”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

Visited on a Thursday night. We have eaten here before and had a good experience. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and professional. The appetizers were excellent; however the entres were salt bombs. We had to send my wifes Ahi back. For my part I woke up at night with my tongue stuck to the roof of my mouth They replaced the Ahi with a grilled salmon that wasn't seasoned or for that matter particularly fresh. .I know that running a restaurant is a tough business. I wish them well but for the value based on price and experience I won't be back.

  • Visited February 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Very good meal in Little Italy”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

We had a very good meal at Po Pazzo. There were five of us and everyone enjoyed the food. The short ribs were very good - all meat and no bone. The pasta with veal tips was also very good. Service was friendly and helpful. A little pricey.

Visited January 2012
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United States
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“My favorite steak in San Diego”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Nice restaurant with live music on the weekends. The Italian crusted rib eye is special.

Visited April 2011
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San Francisco, California, USA
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Lamb Chops are amazing!”
Reviewed January 14, 2012

Upon arrival at the restaurant you get a sense Iif you can afford the place but you can! Dark woods, formal seating, great service, awesome food!

Must try the Lamb Chops they are amazing! I have not tried anything else because I'm a creature of habit and once I find something I like I tend to odiferous the same thing over and over?

  • Visited January 2012
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