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Coco Pazzo

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23 E. 74th St., New York, NY 10021 40.773279 -73.964827
nr. Madison Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-794-0205 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10


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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 77th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

70th St. to 80th St., Park Ave. to Fifth Ave.


This venue is closed.

Obviously, Mark Strausman is no Thomas Wolfe fan, because after ten years, he's returned to take command of a familiar kitchen. Soon after restaurateur Pino Luongo and Strausman opened Coco Pazzo, half this town's food industry surged and scurried to open a trattoria, an osteria—anything, in fact, that ended in a vowel, served spaghetti, and stewed meat till it nearly fell off the bone. (They're still doing it, because New Yorkers adore hedonistic cooking that barely but blissfully falls short of gluttony.) New stars have arisen, but Strausman's skills shake them off like loose semolina. With a healthy lust for garlic, roasted peppers, spicy sausage, mini clams, everything on a shank, and a lasagne that practically obliterates vision (while heightening all other senses), a known but overshadowed restaurant has regained center stage, just the way Luongo likes it. Have no fear about going home again—but you don't live here anyway. You just came to eat.

Recommended Dishes

Grilled sausages, $16.50; lasagne, $22; spaghetti and meatballs, $21.50

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