Farewell to Pazzo
I haven't been back to Pazzo, the Italian restaurant downstairs from 300 First, for some time now, but I wasn't all that surprised that the place is reverting to its former identity and menu as the Redwood Room. Though it got a Four Stars nod for excellent Italian chow in January, I didn't hear much chatter about it and frankly haven't kept it high on my own dining radar. And given a choice, yeah, I probably preferred Redwood Room. But as a guy who loves authentic Italian food, I'm sorry to see it go -- there's room for at least one more good Italian option in Rochester.
I don't recall ever hearing of a restaurant that reverted to a former concept. In this case, it should be easily done and an easy winner.