Pasta is one of the culinary world's most revered celebrity foods—immortalized in macaroni sculptures, spaghetti westerns, and Valentino's famed fusilli cocktail dresses. Get up close to famous fare with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Pazzo Pazzo.
Pazzo Pazzo serves up fine Italian specialties amid an intimate interior or on its newly renovated outdoor patio. Lunch and dinner menus serve up a roster of gluten-friendly fare, some of which is fashioned from cuts and nano-cuts of Angus Gold Canadian beef. Salsiccia Arrabiatta loads stars penne and spicy italian sausage showered, like a dragon-in-training, in a jalepeno-pepper sauce ($17¬–$21). Midday diners can scale the peaks of penne bolognese, climbing crags of sautéed noodles and diving face-first into ground beef, pork, and tomato-sauce avalanches ($17). Evening sees cognac-marinated chicken breast playfully grapple with mushrooms in a cream sauce in the alla panna ($25), and pan-seared beef tenderloin swaggers onto tables dressed in garlic-and-white-wine sauce ($33).
Diners can lubricate stalling palates with an extensive selection of wine and beer. Pazzo Pazzo's exposed stone interiors, hanging vines, and Italian-inspired artwork set an elegant tone, akin to Audrey Hepburn's gargling voice.
Pazzo Pazzo Italian Cuisine
The recently-renovated Pazzo Pazzo Italian Cuisine sports 60 new seats nested under black linen tablecloths contrasted with white cloth napkins and bright red sauces. Each day, its staff members fill the chalkboard with specials from chef and owner James Burns's stovetop. Inside his kitchen, Burns pan-sears jumbo tiger prawns in butter and garlic and marinates quail in cognac, creating scents that waft toward the dining room to influence orders. Pasta specials tossed in his specialty housemade sauces include gnocchi, spaghetti, and jumbo shells stuffed with ricotta and spinach. The restaurant also has multiple private rooms, and can seat up to 150 people for events such as Christmas parties.
10016 103 Ave. NW
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