Thayer Street has seen a lot of ch-ch-ch-changes this semester, from the daily parade of food trucks that have become staples in front of the SciLi to a certain Irish-themed restaurant that is full of promise for this weekend. But in case you want to take it slow before this weekend’s festivities, head over to Angell Street for the latest nook.
Coco Pazzo, an Italian bar located conveniently on top of the English Cellar (a Guinness with your gnocchi bolognese, perhaps?), serves ”a mix of classic Italian fares and eclectic modern dishes,” according to its Facebook page. Translation: finally, an alternative to baked pasta night at the Gate! It’s owned by the same people as English Cellar, and the restaurants are connected by a spiral staircase that descends from Coco Pazzo down to Thayer Street’s original pub (sorry, Mulligan’s). Getting from England to Italy has never been this easy!
Coco Pazzo is open every day at 11:30 a.m. for lunch, and stays open through dinner until 1:00 a.m. on weeknights and 2:00 a.m. on weekends. It also has a late night menu that may offer a classier and more authentically Italian midnight snack than $1 cheese slices from Antonio’s (but alas, not at the same price). Dishes range from $5 to $29, so there are alternatives for frugal customers. In case Sahara’s novelty has already worn off, try Coco Pazzo for a spin. My eyes are on the chocolate raspberry torte. More pictures after the jump.