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Po Pazzo Bar and Grille

#854 of 3,848 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Grill, Italian, Steakhouse, Pub
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1917 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2250 (Grape Street)
+1 619-238-1917
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

All the restaurants had long waits in Little Italy so we kept walking and a found this great restaurant. Cute and ambient. We ordered steaks and pasta and it all was amazing! Try this place.

Thank NetzFamily
Bellmore, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Food, service and ambience were terrific. Couldn't do enough for you. Went to the bar area after, we had been hearing a piano and a saxophone along with lyrics from our table. Thought there was perhaps a duo there. There was a one man band. He did it all and was on the money with all of it! He played... More 

Thank Reddog717
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Loved this restaurant. Beautiful bar area with wonderful live music & great drinks. The waitstaff was attentive & friendly. Had swordfish fresh off the boat that morning. It was amazing & can't wait to go back & order it again. My husband had filet mignon & loved it. Dessert was Italian pastry, which was unbelievable. One of the best restaurants... More 

Thank RoadBikingGal
Sydney, Australia
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1,238 reviews
570 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 586 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Inside this restaurant takes you on a journey to memories of some of the great steak and Italian restaurants visited throughout USA. Warm greeting, nicely laid out, well dressed wait staff, buzzy atmosphere with relaxing live music. Add to that a well balanced menu and wine list, things are looking good. Service throughout was friendly and efficient, meals came in... More 

Thank Emanpee
Racine, WI
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145 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Great food, excellent service, great wine cellar, fantastic live music. If you're expecting a "bar and grille", you came to the wrong place. This is more "suit and tie" than "jeans and t-shirt".

Thank NeilCzarnecki
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Food was excellent. Service staff was good. Went on a Friday night and the had a great saxaphonist who also played the piano.

Thank RGT30076
Davao City, Philippines
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92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

We had a formal dinner of grilled lamb, pasta and veal, and french onion soup. Excellent cuisine! Service was also good and our waiter Alex was very accommodating but polite! Portions are rather large from our normal fare. Plating was appetizing. We shall return!

Thank Medy1950
Towson, Maryland
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167 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

While food I'd good the acoustic are really bad. It is impossible to carry a conversation and try to enjoy the food. The risotto was really good and service was ok.

Thank Xander O
New Zealand
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124 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Walked up and down Little Italy and decided this restaurant had the menu that suited us - plenty of empty tables inside and outside. Went in and young lady at entrance informed us that they well fully booked and it was reservation only and besides which the kitchen would be closing at 9 pm. Due to the fact it was... More 

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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Very friendly and welcoming staff. We sat on the outside patio and enjoyed the ambiance of the streets and the romantic lighting of the restaurant. The food was delicious and the wine was perfect! I had a mixed salad with a great strawberry vinaigrette, main course was prime rib with a melt in your mouth texture! The mashed potatoes were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$28 - US$50
Bar, Grill, Italian, Steakhouse, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1917 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2250
    (Grape Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus and trolley within blocks
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-238-1917

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?