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Video Review by La Jolla Blue Book  
Video Review by Rod Luck



Located in downtown La Jolla,
Bistro Pazzo is walking distance to Prospect street shopping,
hotels, the financial district and the famous beaches of La Jolla
Lunch ~ 11:30-4:00 Daily
Dinner ~ 4:00-9:00  Sun-Thurs
Dinner ~ 4:00-10:00  Fri-Sat
7930 Ivanhoe Ave.
La Jolla CA 92037
858.456.4005

7/19/2009
Enjoyed a nice sunny day in La Jolla eating at Bistro
Pazzo. Service was excellent, the food delicious.  If you
want a taste of heaven in paradise like La Jolla, this is
the place to be. Prices are moderate for the quality of
food you are served. If you enjoy fine dining, cloth
napkins, great service, I highly recommend eating
here. George N.

7/24/09
The food is fantastic.  The service even better.  The
owner is on the floor taking care of customers.  WOW.  
What a find.  We will be back. TK

7/31, 2009
What a cute place.  Small but beautifully done.  Good
food, great service, awesome prices.  Our new place to
eat one block away from our house.
MA & BA

8/3/2009
Great place for lunch during business hours.  Fast,
fresh, good food with great prices.  It has become our
favorite place for our office employees.
Julie P.

8/27/09
Another incredible meal at Bistro Pazzo! Enjoyed a
fabulous shrimp scampi  over linguine today, what a
meal!  There is no place  for home cooking like Bistro
Pazzo! GN

12/10/2009
We had our Christmas Party at Bistro Pazzo.  Great
value!!!! Great Food!!!! Great Service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BW

1/2/2010
This is the best place we had dinner in La Jolla.  We
spent so much money at other places for an average
dinner.  This was super for less money.  What a deal.
AZ

1/30/2010
The owner takes care of you for service.  So much love
in service and dedication to perfection.  You have to
feel for the guy.  JP

2/14/2010
Great Valentines package.  Cute little place. We loved
it.  Lisa

3/6/2010
Staying at La Valencia Hotel.  A local guy told us Bistro
Pazzo has the best Lobster Bisque.  He was right. Cute
little bistro with great service.
The gang from Georgia

3/31 /2010
Best birthday party I ever had.  Seto really knows how
to throw a birthday party.  We will never forget this
year.  Mary

5/14/2010
Our wedding rehearsal dinner was fabulous.  The best
food we had in four days in California from Texas.  
Thank you.  Debbie

8/24/11
Best Italian restaurant in La Jolla.  JR

9/13/2011
This place should be packed every day.  The food is
great.  Sam

10/11/11
This place was recommended to us by La Valencia
Hotel concierge.  She is on the money.  We will come
back.  Talie

4/29/2013
As a frequent patron, I have enjoyed the great food
and relaxed atmosphere here.   I've always had a good
experience here, and all my dinners have been
excellent, typically we'll visit once ever two weeks or
so, and sit outside if it's a nice day.  Located off a quiet
street, it's one of those hidden gems off the beaten
path in La Jolla.
Steve B.

6/12/2013
Went to this place about a month ago, and loved the
food while having the best service!  My boyfriend and
I were hanging out in La Jolla, and decided to go to this
restaurant because it had good yelp reviews.  Well, it
definitely lived up to it.  

We ate on the patio to enjoy the nice weather, and
once it got cold our server turned on the heater since
we were getting chilly.

We started with the Mozzarella Caprese, Pepperoni
Pizza, and I think a fish special.  The food was very
flavorful.

I really liked the ambiance, and it felt family owned
and run.  They even brought out some tiramisu for my
birthday :)
Gina F.

6/15/2013
Glad I found this spot! It was a great way to end a
fabulous day at the cove. Quite location with great
menu. Pizzas are affordable and tasty. I couldn't finish
mine but I enjoyed the leftovers the following evening.
Would go back for sure. The table next to mine had
some great scallops, I overheard how pleased they
were.
Emily H.

1/9/2014
We recently moved and now are only 2 blocks from
Seto's place.  Had dinner there on January 8, 2014; I
had Sea Bass with a lemon/butter sauce and mixed
vegetables; Rhonda had a meatball pasta dish.  Also
had a bottle of Pinot Grigio; it was half price
Wednesday for wine bottles as many La Jolla places
now have.  Once again great food, wine and service.
Peter C.

Seto Marselian has lived and worked in San Diego
since 1976.  He graduated from La Jolla Country Day
School and went to UC San Diego.  After graduating
from UCSD, Seto started working full time in
restaurants and clubs.  Working mainly in La Jolla and
managing top restaurant spots like Le Ste Maximes,
French Gourmet, Avanti Ristorant e Club, Top of the
Cove, Harry's Bar & American Grill and Elario's a top
Hotel La Jolla.  In North County at Firenze Trattoria
and at Trattoria La Strada in Gaslamp District
Downtown San Diego.

His own restaurants in La Jolla at S'agapo Greek
Cuisine, Aurora Trattoria and in Hillcrest, Medgrill San
Diego and now, returning back to La Jolla, Bistro Pazzo
(Crazy Bistro).

This small neighborhood Italian bistro is catered to the
locals.  Moderate prices, great food, good portions and
vast wine list with crazy service.  Your host Mr. Crazy
himself Seto Marselian.

Come enjoy your neighborhood Italian Bistro seven
days a week for lunch or dinner.  You can be crazy too.  
No one will mind. Really.
Check our reviews here and on-line.  You will see the
difference.

Reviews

7/10/2010
Catered food for my family reunion from Bistro Pazzo.  
The food was great and a great value.  Definitely
recommend this place. Thank you.
Chris

8/12/2010
Cute patio.  Great food.  Great service.  Great prices.
George

12/31/2010
Awesome NY dinner.  No music.  Who needs
entertainment when you have Seto as your host.  We
had a great time.
Andrew

2/14/2011
Great Valentines package.  Quiet romantic dinner.  
Thank you.
Eric & Tina

4/30/2011
Had our wedding reception at Bistro Pazzo.  Had a
great time.  Good food!  Good service!  What a deal!  
Thank you Seto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EG

8/31/11
What a cute restaurant.  Great food & great service.  
Best scallops I have ever had.  Thank you, thank you,
thank you.
Crowd from Tucson, A

10/1/2011
Best marinara sauce.  Perfectly done.  Awesome place.
NY

1/2/2012
Had a quiet enjoyable dinner on New Year's Eve.  
Great package.  Good for. Good service.  What a way
to start the New Year.  We will support this Bistro all
year.
Bob D.

2/20/2012
I look forward to this place every time I get off work,
the lobster bisque has got to be one of my favorite
meals here. The restaurant is family owned, and
extremely well maintained and has a great
atmosphere. I have been to a handful of Italian
restaurants throughout San Diego, and have to say this
is my favorite hands down. I recommend this place to
my co-workers and they all agree, its top notch.
Definitely going to be coming back shortly.
Hal J.

4/15/2012
Just enjoyed a nice meal at Bistro Pazzo.  Warm bread
with a pesto to die for, beet salad, veal raviolis with
mushroom sauce, followed by tiramisu.  All
accompanied with nice wines.  Thanks Seto and
Anthony.  We will be back!
Lisa C.

7/29/2012
I'm surprised by the mixed reviews. Owner is very
friendly.  Liked the pesto bread spread.  I had the
scampi, and the sauce was light and delicious. The
shrimp was tender and fresh!  The calamari was
golden and perfect...our family ordered two orders.  
Kids loved their pasta and chicken.  The best part:  I
forgot to put cash in the parking thingy, and the owner
let me run through the kitchen to do it before I got a
ticket, and the kitchen was spotless! Gotta love that!
Nicole M.

8/9/2012
Great place! Never had any problems with the food. It
taste amazing. The owner is very nice and attentive.
I'm glad I found this cozy little place!
Alex S.

7/6/2013
Outstanding little place, away from the mainstream!  
Had the Rigatoni al Salsiccie, very tasty!  And the
prices are very reasonable, unusual for overpriced La
Jolla.  Highly recommended-
Lee C.

10/10/2013
Really, really good! They made whatever we wanted,
even if not on the menu! Server rocked! Can't wait to
come back...
Andre P.
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