Pazzo Italiano Destin

4.6
993 Reviews
$30 and under
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…
What 993 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
C
Conner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was fine. Calzone was mostly crust, salad was pleasant. Waiter seemed disinterested and didn't want to be there. Ambiance was nice. Paid more than we'd want for an experience like that.

BC
BChad
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 14th wedding anniversary and we loved your restaurant!!

KH
KayH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be able to make a reservation for dinner in Destin during the summertime.

AB
AshleyB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service for a large party.

RA
vipRichA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Enjoyable outside seating experience. Great service and tremdous food! Keep up the good work!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience1

The food and service was excellent, however; the seating outside was disruptive due to two very loud tables. This was not the restaurants fault but, I couldn't hear my date.

RJ
RandJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in the area. We’ve tried a lot of the menu—calamari, burrata, different pastas, pizzas, and calzones and it’s all amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Immediate greeting at door
Spaces at bar while waiting
Excellent waiter
Large quantities of food and good quality

AH
AnnieH
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reviewed this a couple of days ago and said we liked it so much we might have to eat here again. And we did; the next day! This place is all around fantastic! Great food, ambiance, and attentive service. A little busier than our first night but we were well taken care of. Tonight our table had Ravioli, the lamp chop special, and eggplant Parmesan. Tiramisu is the most authentic I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!

GM
GerriM
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service, as always. Pazzo is our go to restaurant for Italian food. Julian was an excellent server.

o
oinick
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My food was special - ordered to be spicy (rather than just standard) marina sauce and it was perfect. My wife had chicken piccata that was not as good. The sauce was bland and runny, but the chicken was well-prepared and the noodles that came with it were perfect.

AH
AnnieH
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here on vacation with our ever hungry 11 and 12 year old grandkids. Nice ambiance and friendly attentive service. Excellent food! The grandkids devoured calamari while my husband and I enjoyed the house salads. Super huge, could have split it. There are two sizes and we had each had the smaller one. A lot of salad! Our table had two plates of cheese Ravioli (marinara with just a hint of a “kick” to it), eggplant Parmesan, spaghetti pescataro, tiramisu, and the flourless chocolate cake. Everything was so fantastic we may need to go back tomorrow! Highly recommend. 👍👍

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! The waitress and really the whole staff was so nice even though they were extremely busy. Took excellent care of us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very good quality food. The service was outstanding. Would definitely go back. It was very busy and they staff worked their tail off. If I had to say anything bad it would be I wish the portion size of the ravioli was a bit bigger, but they were very delicious. The portions for what the rest of my family was really good they had to get to go boxes because they couldn't finish.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait a little bit even with a reservation but well worth it. Great service, food and wine
We will return with family for sure

T
Teresa
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. The I my resin I gave 4 stars for ambience is we had to sit outside, and there were no shades and we were in the hot sun. Other than that it was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The calamari appetizer was awesome and you get a very generous portion. I had a pomegranate martini that was good and strong. The bread with olive oil was so so good. I had the salmon spinach and strawberry salad. Everyone at our table were very happy. I love the brick oven.

JP
JackP
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I ordered Veal Marsala, it wasn't good. From the looks of the restrauant order pizza...

JK
JamesK
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good but service was very rushed. Had drinks, mains and and dessert and back to the car in 75 minutes. By the time we were done they were basically pushing us out the door. Had a good meal, would return especially for a quick bite. I would not go here for a relaxing meal.

MG
vipMikeG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with good Italian food. Service is great. We have been regulars since the opened. My only issue they have gone up on the prices several times!!!

JC
vipJC93
Tallahassee
92 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good with cocktails and decent wine by the glass. Get reservations because the restaurant fills quickly. Pastas And pizzas are the stars but the the salads were fresh and tasty.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Higher price point but the food is worth it!!! The service was good, but even though they knew we were celebrating birthdays, no complementary dessert was given.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner and waiter was fantastic!

JS
JustinS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, food was good (not amazing but good). Would bring my family back for dinner but would not bring my wife for a special date night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good. Could have had more seasoning/flavor. Shrimp was a bit over cooked. The four of us were debating whether to score the food a 2,3, or 4. Compromised with a 3. Some liked it more than others in our group. Wasn’t bad just not quite up to expectations.

KM
KristenM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our time at Pazzo Italiano Destin very much! The food was delicious, our reservation time was honored and the service was phenomenal. We chose this restaurant because it was my husband's birthday and he loves Italian food. He ordered the chicken parmesan and was not disappointed at all. I had the penne with vodka sauce and shrimp and it was fantastic. We had 9 in our party, 5 which were kids and the server took excellent care of them. Thank you for a great dinner and experience.

HB
HeatherB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pazzo!! it’s always amazing!!
Love the option for reservations!!

AT
AngelaT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing
Can’t wait to go back. Service was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing. We’ll be back everyone we’re in Destin.

M
Michelle
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a local & this is my go
to restaurant. Quality food & great service. Always delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great, but the food was average.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder service & meal! Will come back each time we are in town!

T
vipTony
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Outside seating means sidewalk in front of cars, no view. Told them I was allergic to cheese so they bring out garlic knots full of cheese. Sent it back and they return with plain bread. Asked that they put garlic on my "garlic knots" they return with butter sauce scattered all over them. I gave up.

CP
ChristelP
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

First time we have tried it. There are much better Italian restaurants in Destin. We were very disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!

MK
MattK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Calamari was ehh but pasta dishes and oysters were supreme.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was super friendly and waitstaff was very efficient. Got our food quickly and it was so good!

F
vipFahgetaboudit
Oklahoma City
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The special soup was a chicken soup that was amazing. I could eat it every day. The bread and olive oil was perfect. I usually only eat bread when I travel to Europe. I ate this bread. The antipasto came on a clever board shaped like Italy. The veal saltimbocca was the best I’ve ever had. There was a nice selection of Italian wines. If I lived in Destin, I’d eat here once a week.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservations 3 weeks out for the patio. Called to confirm the morning of and when we showed up they didn’t have outdoor seating left. They let an unhappy customer take our table right in front of us. I expressed my concern and the manager laughed and said you got a table! So we just left. Poor management.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday here and we had a great experience. It was really busy so we were glad to have a reservation, the food was great! The service was fast and the kids loved it as well. They even sang to me with a candle for my birthday. The host also noticed I left a note asking about having a booth and I didn’t even have to ask, they read my notes and saved a booth for us, it was a fantastic experience.

FAQs

Pazzo Italiano Destin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 974-5484.

Pazzo Italiano Destin is rated 4.6 stars by 993 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.