Updated 7/24/2015 — Closed
Pazza Bistro may be one of my favorite places in Gainesville. It is a very simple concept: fresh food at a good price. I like that the sauces and many of the pastas are made in house. They serve pasta, pizza, flatbread and salads. Every entrée comes with either a salad or garlic bread. The large pasta is large enough to share. We like to order 2 entrées and share. Oh, the salad and garlic bread is also large enough to share, as well.
I like how the pizza is cooked over an open flame. It makes the crust extra crispy. Think I have had all of the pizzas and they are all good. Oh, I haven’t tried the inferno pizza.
The pizza is amazing but the pastas are may favorite. I really like the almost endless combinations of pastas. You get to select the pasta, sauce and any extras. Each week they offer a chef’s special. I recommend the Carbonaro or Bolognese sauce with either fettuccine or gnocchi.
I do have a couple of complaints about Pazza Bistro. They are on the other side of town. When we moved I couldn’t convince them to relocate to the other side of town. The garlic bread has way to much garlic.
- Food: Outstanding — except the garlic bread
- Selection: Excellent — A simple menu with unlimited combinations
- Staff: Excellent — Friendly, professional,
- Atmosphere: Excellent — Open kitchen; clean; cool place
- Overall: Excellent.