|B i s t r o P a z z o
"Your neighborhood Italian Bistro"
|Video Review by La Jolla Blue Book
Video Review by Rod Luck
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AVAILABLE ALL DAY
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 Monday-Friday
Dinner ~ 4:00-9:00 Daily
7930 Ivanhoe Ave.
La Jolla CA 92037
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
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
Catered food for my family reunion from Bistro Pazzo.
The food was great and a great value. Definitely
recommend this place. Thank you.
Cute patio. Great food. Great service. Great prices.
Awesome NY dinner. No music. Who needs
entertainment when you have Seto as your host. We
had a great time.
Great Valentines package. Quiet romantic dinner.
Eric & Tina
Had our wedding reception at Bistro Pazzo. Had a
great time. Good food! Good service! What a deal!
Thank you Seto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a cute restaurant. Great food & great service.
Best scallops I have ever had. Thank you, thank you,
Crowd from Tucson, A
Best marinara sauce. Perfectly done. Awesome place.
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
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-
Really, really good! They made whatever we wanted,
even if not on the menu! Server rocked! Can't wait to
Love this place! Great food and atmosphere.
My favorite italian restaurant in sandiego. we travel
from del mar. love the cioffi salad, the pasta, the
atmosphere, the service, the owner etc.
Excellent little bistro to have lunch outside in La Jolla.
Just off the beaten path at Ivanhoe and C
We had an absolutely delicious arugula salad with goat
cheese, walnuts and beets. We added some chicken
which was lightly grilled.
We also had their calamari appetizer which is as it is
billed - lightly breaded - served with a wonderful
dipping sauce. One of the only fried calamari dishes
I've ever had where you could actually taste the
calamari and not the fried breading.
So glad we stumbled upon this place!
Wonderful lunch 4th of July on a side stret near our
secret parking spot. Prosciutto and summer melon.
Limoncello cake heavenly. Excellent spinach salad and
pollo marsala w pasta and brocolli accompaniments.
Good music euro and r and b. Sidewalk tables and
indoor dining. Small. Great value.
Stumbled across this lovely charming little bistro while
exploring LaJolla. The server was wonderful...giving us
great suggestions for lunch. Fun to talk and laugh with!
Food was great, atmosphere sitting in the small garden
was lovely watching people go by and the price
perfect! A great find!
Great food and fun. Ate outside and was very
enjoyable. The owner was at out table several times
and even helped serve us. The staff was friendly.
Would highly recommend this place and would go back
again. It was a great night for walking around after the
Vicky Sue A.