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San Diego Restaurants

Po Pazzo Bar and Grille

  • 1917 India St. Map It
  • Italian

Updated 05/16/2014

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An eye-catching creation from leading Little Italy restaurateurs Joe and Lisa Busalacchi, Po Pazzo earns its name, which means "a little crazy," by mixing a lively bar scene with a restaurant that serves modern Italian fare. It's sort of like a steak house with an accent, offering attractive salads and pasta dishes, as well as a top-notch presentation of steaks Sinatra style (with mushrooms, tomatoes, and onions) and Sicilian rib-eye steak that defines richness. Live music

on weekends makes this a lively destination, so head elsewhere if you're looking for intimate conversations.

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1917 India St., San Diego, California, 92101, United States

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Updated 05/16/2014


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Feb 17, 2014

For Tourists Only

My friends and I went to Po Pazzo Feb 15th to listen to the band. We looked at the website and knew the mains were from $25-30, a decent bottle of wine was $45 and the corkage was $25. For those of you not from San Diego, this is expensive, particularly for food done well, but not creatively. Again, we liked the band and decided to go. We made a reservation for 8 people at mid day on the 15th. At that time the hostess confirmed that the corkage

fee was $25. Upon arrival, we find out that the Valentine @#$%-you dinner had been extended to Feb 15th. Now mains are $35-50 and the corkage is $50. We talked the waitress into serving my date and I the incredibly sweet butternut squash ravioli for $25 and a Caprese salad for $22. Really, down the street, at Buon Appetito, LOBSTER RAVIOLI only costs $17. (San Diegans love their food, but don't pay a lot for it.) San Diegans, I suspect you never go to this restaurant and I will never again. If you are visiting our lovely city, try these restaurants: Buon Appetito, Wine Vault, Pummaro, The Neighborhood or Beau Bo. The first four are less expensive. You might spend the same amount at Beau Bo, but the meal is creative and delicious.

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