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The New Mexico School for the Arts and Pranzo Italian Grill resolved their dispute in an amicable manner. Steve Lemon, the owner and chef of Pranzo, will be closing the restaurant at the Sanbusco Market Center on September 16, 2018. Pranzo plans to relocate the restaurant in the near future  once a new  location has been found. In the meantime, Pranzo and the School invite all of Pranzo’s long time patrons to enjoy the restaurant’s longstanding location one last time between now and September 16th.


Located in the heart of the Historical Railyard District, just minutes from the Railrunner Terminus and six blocks from the Plaza. For 26 years, Pranzo continues to be a Santa Fe locals' favorite. 


Pranzo, established in 1988, from romantic dinners for two, small gatherings, to off site catering, Pranzo has it all! Featuring Chef Steven Lemon's original Italian/ Mediterranean cuisine, the Geist Cabaret on weekend nights and 8 Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence.

Chef Steven Lemon helped launch Pranzo Italian Grill twenty-five years ago and saw the then-fledgling fine Italian restaurant though its first six years of business and consistently refined menu. Lemon's early career saw him in the kitchen of renowned Chef Jimmy Schmidt at the Rattlesnake Club in Denver. Classically trained in French technique, Lemon has now achieved a creative approach to cooking. Before returning to Pranzo, he owned O Eating House in Pojoaque. Chef Lemon Purchased Pranzo in April 2014. 

We offer Happy Hour everyday fro 4-6pm and 1/2 price bottles of wine on Sundays. Barrel Aged Cocktail specials on Monday night and Early Bird Special from 4-5:45pm everyday.



(505) 984-2645



540 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501



M-Sa 11:30am–9pm
Su 3pm-9pm


Hear From The Customers:

"First time here. Excellent Carpaccio, Excellent service, and our waitress (Rubia) was excellent!!!" -ED
"Food was delicious! Great Value for such fine Italian food!!!" - Bill
"Wonderful Service & Incredible food. A lovely experience. Thank You!" -Kylah
"Aways a grand experience! Friendly, courteous staff! Great food, great drinks! My No. 1 Italian Spot in Santa Fe" -Ken


Call (505) 984–2645 from 11:30a – 9p on M-Sa or 3p-9p on Su, or book online with OpenTable.
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