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Coco Pazzo
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Coco Pazzo has a best of both worlds kind of mentality when it comes to how they operate their business. During the day they are fast-casual, something that has become quite popular here in Manhattan, and at night, their environment becomes much more intimate as you dine on their delicious Tuscan dishes throughout the evening.

The recently opened hotspot, located on Prince Street in The South Village, is already doing quite well for itself given just how packed it was when we got inside.

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Coco Pazzo has some major similarities to others like them in New York City, as the space itself is designed to look like something you would find in Italy by ways of Manhattan. I took a friend for dinner one evening and found that the mood inside, albeit it a full house, was quite relaxed and enjoyable as we made our way through some yummy courses.

As mentioned before, Coco Pazzo thrives itself on wonderfully yummy Tuscan-style dishes, and they excelled in every way possible in terms of the execution of each option that we tried.

Let’s break down all the fantastic items you should get the next time you find yourself there. For starters, their Ribolita (Tuscan kale, beans and vegetable “minestrone,” with country bread) was superb. I never found myself on the kale bandwagon per se, but it mixes really well with the other flavors inside of it, turning this soup into one I would order again and again.

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If you are in the mood for some seafood with your pasta, then their Spaghetti with 1/2 Maine lobster “Diavola Style (spicy)” will fill your tummy up easily. I love spice on most things, and the sauce that came with the perfectly cooked spaghetti and mouthwatering lobster made for a great entree. Coco Pazzo is definitely a spot you will want to check out this summer and beyond.

For more information on Coco Pazzo, please check out their official website.