The Love Chef

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Restaurant Name: PAZZO
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Address: 627 S.W. Washington (at Broadway)
Portland, Oregon
Phone Number: (503) 228-1515
Type of Food: Italian with class
Hours: 7 days
Dress: Adult
Price Range: Entrees $18.00-$24.00
Reservations: Suggested
Description of Restaurant:

Large lounge area and a large comfortable bar of wood construction; mandatory TVs, but the proper sophistication. Enjoy a cocktail/appetizer before heading back to a booth in front of the open kitchen from which creations of some very tasty food emanates.

The Food

Start with Soufflé of Eggplant with smoked mozzarella and roasted pepper coulis @ $11.00.

Poppa Pomodoro a garlic lovers delight. A rich tomato soup with roasted garlic flan @ $6.00.

It's a difficult choice to make between RISOTTO or PASTA as a main course since each is prepared with expertise.

Alla Provinciale -- risotto with ground sausage, Italian gorgonzola, and herbs de Provence @ $15.00.

PASTA dishes full of flavor -- the chef's Pappardelle with Guinea Hen and morel mushroom ragu @ $13.00.

-- but hold on, this is one wow!

Bucatini alla Campagne -- Chef's Bucatini with Pancetta, roasted potato, portobella mushrooms, tomatoes, and Parmigiano @ $13.00.

Filleto Di Bue Piemotese Rombo con Prosciutto -- Medallions of Piedmontese beef loin wrapped with prosciutto -- platted with roasted potato and Italian broccoli @ $23.00.

Lombata Di Miele con Tortino De Patate -- 14 ounce pork chop stuffed with prosciutto, fontina cheese, Yukon gold potatoes and mushroom terrine @ $24.00.

Salmon alla Italiana -- "Skin on" seared British Columbia Salmon with Italian beans, greens @ $19.00.

A selection of pastries to please all. One that stood out was the Semi-Freddo Di Torino E Noccida -- hazelnut Semi-Freddo with nougat and chocolate.

Fans, this is a restaurant of the caliber that you want to make a special effort to enjoy. The management is committed to making your visit above the norm.


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