Bar Pazzo – Scranton

Bar Pazzo: An Incredible Dining Experience

Bar Pazzo is a relatively newer hot spot on the NEPA scene that I have been itching to get to for some time but busy schedules, some unique hours of operation, and a little one that doesn’t necessarily appreciate “fine dining” had prevented me from getting there. Since they’ve opened, I’ve talked to many people who have been there and all have had really good things to say about it. Of course, the thing I was most excited to try was the wood-fired pizza. The stars all aligned on my birthday when the First Lady of NEPA Pizza told me to hop in the car and she surprised me with a trip to Pazzo.

She told me that they don’t accept reservations for small groups so we headed down for an early dinner. We didn’t realize that they didn’t open until 5:00 pm so we sat in the car for a bit checking out the really cool chandelier made from bottles from the outside. There is outdoor seating on the sidewalk which looked like a cool place to eat, but it started raining so we knew we wouldn’t be dining outdoors. Five o’clock came and we eagerly went in to find a really classy and modern rustic looking interior. Our hostess took us to one of the really high-back booth tables which gave us an excellent view of the pizza area, which I was most excited about.

The pizza area is super cool and included 2 wood-fired pizza ovens, a pizza counter, and is totally surrounded by glass and a counter with stools to get a bird’s eye view of the action. It reminded me of a “pizza penalty box” for the hockey fans out …read more