The aromas of roasted garlic and wood smoke greet patrons of the bustling, street-level dining room of the Hotel Vintage Plaza. The unprepossessing decor of dark-wood and terra-cotta and the menu of deceptively simple contemporary Italian cuisine belie the fact that Pazzo serves some of the most beautifully prepared, flavorful food downtown: consider the thinly pounded beef carpaccio with pickled shimeji mushrooms and edible chrysanthemums, and ravioli filled with fennel
and topped with Dungeness crab and a chive-butter sauce. All the baked goods are made in the adjacent Pazzoria Bakery & Cafe. Breakfast is served daily.