While we were writing this review of Pazzo’s, their website was undergoing reconstruction and only viewable in Internet Explorer. Here in the Groupon office, we only use Netscape, but we simply could not wait to feature Pazzo's amazing Italian food. That's why we've hosted Pazzo's menus online—so that other Netscape users can check out the delicious entrees at Pazzo's Cucina Italiana here and Pazzo's at Three-Eleven here. Today you can enjoy their tasty offerings at 57% off.
With today's Groupon, $15 gets you $35 worth of Italian food at either of Pazzo's two Loop locations: Pazzo's Cucina Italiana at 100 S Wacker Dr. or Pazzo's at Three-Eleven at 311 S Wacker Dr. Get a quick bite at the express deli or have a relaxed sit-down lunch in the dining room. The service is on the ball, so there’s no need to rush and risk choking.
The savory chicken vesuvio (boneless chicken breast sautéed with rosemary, garlic, white wine, and olive oil and finished with green peas and roasted potatoes) is a dine-in highlight, along with the satiating tilapia francese (a beautiful piece of sautéed tilapia served in a lemon sauce with mashed potatoes du jour, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes). On the express deli menu, we recommend the classic chicken parmesan sandwich or the create-your-own-panini (your choice of meat, cheese, and three vegetables).
Missing from either menu is Pazzo's hallmark: the complimentary bread with olive oil and parmesan cheese. You wouldn't be the first one to bring a tinfoil-lined purse or suitcase to stock up—just don’t act suspiciously because if Pazzo finds out, he will hunt you down.
Yelpers are consistently pleased with Pazzo's, giving both locations an average 3.5 out of five stars. Here's what they've typed:
- “The food is excellent, and they have a great "create your own pasta/calzone" option. The waitstaff is excellent and very attentive. The bread, cheese and oil you get when you sit down is almost reason enough to go.” - Michelle S., Pazzo's Cucina Italiana - 100 S Wacker Dr.
- “Everyone was happy with their food...let's just say that some unnamed employees nearly licked their plates clean.” - Rachel W., Pazzo's Cucina Italiana - 100 S Wacker Dr.
- “Go to the EXPRESS section...If you're really hungry and want something quick around lunch time this restaurant in the loop is great. Not only is the food great but the employees are very nice and treat you well." - Maria C., Pazzo's at Three-Eleven - 311 S Wacker Dr.
- “This is a great lunch place since they have several lighter entrees, numerous vegetarian options, and the price of some of the sandwiches and pastas isn't over $10." - Allison M., Pazzo's at Three-Eleven - 311 S Wacker Dr.