Pazzo Italiano

4.7
352 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Two friends, two devoted family men, two restaurant lovers and now businessmen, that have been serving and delighting others for over 20+ years. We are excited to share with you our passion, our heart’s work: Pazzo Italiano.

Our menu has been carefully pieced together to bring you a combination of your favorite Italian staples, some more sophisticated flavors with a touch of fun and some new crazy combinations. We look forward to sharing our passion for taste and our love for service with you…
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New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

This was our second time visiting. The first was better than the second. Would not recommend the chicken parmesan. At first we thought we had received veal instead of chicken. But after tasting, the chicken had been pounded so thin that it had lost it's texture. It was also drowned in sauce and cheese. Not the best we've ever had. On another note, the chicken marsala is delicious! Rosemary martini as well as olive martini was outstanding!

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Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Pazzo while in Destin on vacation. The restaurant had something for everyone in our family of 4 (even our picky 14 year old found an entree she devoured). Great atmosphere, casual, but interesting decor. Service was great too - which is getting harder and harder to find these days. We would definitely go back.

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TT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great friendly service. Quick tasty meals. Loved our whole experience

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PC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a recent Thursday night dinner in riveting decor. We were immediately greeted and seated, even though we were early for our reservation. The service was impressive in spite of how busy they were; they were hustling and eager to please! The pizza was was so-so, the salad delicious, and the olive oil dip addictive!

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1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting in the area and this restaurant was recommended to us. It was excellent in every way. Delicious, authentic with no pretensions. We would go back.

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DF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

While the food was good, the service was just ok. We had to ask a few times for certain things. We weren’t checked on after service. All entrees were delivered except one pizza, which was delivered 5-10 min after the other entrees. When pizza was delivered, we didn’t get condiments like other tables did. Also, we were dining with a child for a birthday. We brought cupcakes. When they were served, we were the only ones who sang happy birthday, which is definitely ok except that another child behind us had a birthday too and the entire staff came out to loudly sing happy birthday to him. Was just odd that we didn’t get the same treatment. Was it that we brought the cupcakes rather than order a Pazzo’s dessert? I’m not sure, but it felt disappointing. We weren’t even asked if we wanted dessert, which some of the adults would have ordered. Also, we weren’t checked on to order additional drinks. Made for a overall mediocre experience.

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KG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as always. With Open Table, we are able to get right in and enjoy our meal.

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IR
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

It was outstanding as always. Took some friends that had not been there and they loved it to.

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MR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant- best pizza on the panhandle. Wonderful staff, very friendly and knowledgeable. Going back again tonight!!

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NS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our first choice for an Italian restaurant in the area for two reasons. The food is truly homemade and the service is always great! I always look forward to seeing what homemade soup is offered. This time it was a vegetable lentil. Not too thick or thin and hot when served. Varied menu and something for everyone. Can get noisy when it gets crowded. Definitely recommend reservations, especially during peak dinner hours.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best pizza and italian food I have ever had, Period.

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JT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I knew this restaurant was here since it opened but hadn't had a chance to visit until recently. Levente met us at the host stand. We remarked about our common ethnic heritage and he was very gracious accepting accolades for the well decorated interior of his establishment. It is often said you can judge the care of a restauranteur by the cleanliness of the restrooms. They were spotless as was the entire establishment. Service was outstanding. The food was great as well. Piping hot and prompt. I personally like a lighter sauce so be prepared for a hearty and robust sauce. Very good. We did not have the pizza but by the looks of the oven and the pizzas being brought to other tables we will most definitely have pizza the next visit. All in all and outstanding experience and would highly recommend.

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MP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Best Bolonese sauce ever! Penne with Bolonese and meatballs is heaven in a bowl

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PW
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely, relaxing meal. Our server was outstanding. Our party comprised four generations and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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KS
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and great food!

I plan to go back next time I’m in Destin!

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Anchorage
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gear service and amazing food

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The waiter was wonderful...

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Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Our favorite Destin restaurant. Server (Andre) was great.

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful! Host and waiter did a great job. Probably best chicken parmigiana I’ve ever had

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DT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pazzo Italiano is a wonderful little Italian restaurant in a strip mall. Food, service were wonderful. The only fault I would mention is that the ambiance is a little sterile. Otherwise top shelf.

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AR
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very great restaurant...service was SUPER attentive!!!

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1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn’t had cannelloni in a while, and they’re preparation was fantastic; and such a flavorful sauce 👌🏻

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E
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall food was mediocre at best.

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JM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere were all top-notched!
Highly recommend for a special occasion and even just a relaxing dinner out!

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SD
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Very kid friendly with great options. Love the daily specials.

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TF
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good as usual

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had to wait a bit for a table but well worth it. Great atmosphere, service and food. With lots of happy, chatty diners it was a bit loud. It the service and food more than made up for that.

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CP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service - best Italian in the area. Dinning area a little bright and noisy, but nice bar in case there’s a wait. A high recommend, very authentic!

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food and wait staff tried to be attentive unfortunately they were understaffed and too full.

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GW
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Food very good. Good wine list.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place excellent menu and wine list. Service is excellent!

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We traveled from Texas for Spring Break and came across Pazzo Italiano in Open Table and the food was AMAZING! We would definitely be coming back when we are back in Destin.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Place is well decorated, if quite loud. Our server was excellent. We ordered veal saltabocca, which was quite tasty and veal piccata, which suffered from an overly floured sauce needing more lemony oomph. The dessert cannoli was good

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1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love Pazzo Italiano. We moved to the area about a year ago and just sorta stumbled on it. The marinara sauce is amazing. The chicken parmigiana is to die for.

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B
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food service and place. We always go back. Owner cares. Pizza so good.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional. Our food was delicious!

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent! We always look forward to any meals shared at Pazzo’s!

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and service were really pretty good, but they auto add a 20% gratuity for a family, not a party, of 6. Seems rude to me.

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Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Waiter was very knowledgeable. Food was great. Wine recommended by him was also awesome.

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The noise level detracts from the experience, but the food and service is GRETAT!!

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