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Pazzo Italiano Destin, Destin, FL

Pazzo Italiano Destin

4.7
4.7
1406 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…

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch & Dinner Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (850) 974-5484

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We'd love to cater your special event, business or personal lunch or dinner of any size, at our location or yours. Contact us for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Levi Tischler: (850) 974-5484

  • Neighborhood

    Destin

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    In the heart of the Emerald Coast we are located catty corner from the Destin Commons, in the SW corner of 293 (Mid Bay Bridge) and US Highway 98, in the Crystal Beach Plaza next to Barnes & Noble.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,406 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Destin

    Fit for Foodies

  • Destin

    Good for Groups

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    Great for Lunch

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  1. B

    Bkmagnet1

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food never disappoints. We always come to this restaurant every time we come to Destin!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Osaka

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service from Julian.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Pastas and Pizza. The complementary oil and bread was also outstanding (if you love garlic, like us).
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Destin!!! Never disappoints…consistently great food, drinks and service!!love love love this place!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a special occasion. Took my five granddaughters,my wife & daughter. Everything was great as always. Dessert canola‘s fantastic… Every time we are in Destin we eat at Pazzo’s . We are in Destin at least one week every month .
  6. SD

    StacyD

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Just okay. After reading the reviews we decided to give it a shot! Being a Destin local it can be very challenging to find great service plus great food, especially during the high season. We were greeted by a very friendly & accomodating host who sat us promptly at our requested table. We waited a little longer than it should have taken to receive a couple glasses of water but were met shortly there after by a very attentive and super helpful waiter that helped guide suggestions for both food and wine. We started with a couple glasses of wine and received warm bread with a tasty garlic infused oil(best part of the meal)! We then moved on to a Caprese salad as an appetizer which was fresh and presented well. Plenty to split between 2 people. It was obviously pre made because it was so VERY cold it barely give way to the taste of the mozzarella! I ordered the Veal Parmesan and my fiancé chose the Capelinlini Al Pomodoro with Shrimp both at the suggestion of our waiter. The ambience was loud and semi-energetic bustling with busy waiters and the many patrons in this nicely appointed establishment. Service was super fast! Our entrees arrived before we even finished our salads, again it was obvious these dishes were pre made and ready on the fly to accommodate a busy dinner scene. The meals were hot and semi tasty. The veal was overcooked and the breading very mushy not making for such a pleasant experience on the palette. Unfortunately the gobs of cheese and sauce couldn't mask this cafeteria style well enough . My fiancé added chicken to his pasta dish because we were told the dish came with only 6 shrimp. Again, another failed attempt to make what could have been an okay dish come up miserably short. The chicken was lacking flavor and looked to be diced up cutlets that were prepared to be be served in another entree- not ours The pasta and sauces were descent, nothing to rave about but certainly nothing to brag about either. Maybe I should've tried the pizza!
  7. LF

    LeilaF

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Food was very good unfortunately our server was non existent. Small table and no one pre-bussing made dining not as enjoyable.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server was excellent. The food was sooooogood. The “outside seating is weird. On the sidewalk, wouldn’t do that again.
  9. MH

    MelodyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful dining experience. The decor is lovely. The selection is outstanding, the food was absolutely delicious! Our server was kind and attentive without being overbearing. Best cannoli in town, as well!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian around
  11. SL

    ShelaineL

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always terrific from beginning to end!
  12. M

    Michael

    Tucson

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The menu is very large , the portions are sumptuous and the quality divine.
  13. CM

    ChrisM

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and drinks here are excellent. The bartender made some of the best gin and vodka martinis. They came with a glaze of pulverized ice accross the top with glasses that had been chilled. Very well done. The pizza we had for an appetizer was one of the tastiest I have had. The dough melted in your mouth. Wow! The pasta and shrimp over angel hair pasta was excellent y as eas the chicken in lemon caper sauce over angel hair pasta. This was one of the absolute best meals we had in the Destin area during our week. Would highly recommend d it.
  14. s

    shel2404

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this experience was fantastic. The server was wonderful and we had a table of 13. The food came out quickly and was delicious. 5 stars.
  15. PB

    PhilipB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were very busy but the staff did an excellent job. Service was great, food came out in a timely fashion and was excellent.
  16. j

    javrom

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always! One of the best Italian restaurants in the country. Outstanding pizza also!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! All our food was delicious!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Server was new and could not answer questions about the menu. But the food was excellent.
  19. KE

    KristeE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this place. Can not wait to return
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grouper was excellent but the seafood medley appetizer was the stand out dish!
  21. MO

    MommaO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food is not amazing! We sent back our chicken Alfredo! No flavor and chicken tasted like it was reheated on both chicken Alfredo and our chicken Marsala. Way expensive and not good!!! We walked away never going back.
  22. DE

    DEBBIEO

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd year coming here and once again we were not disappointed! Great food and wonderful service. Thank you again Pazzo for another great visit
  23. SD

    SimonaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Dopo lunghe ricerche abbiamo trovato questo ristorante e... sorpresa...zuppa di cozze ,fritto di calamari ,pizza napoletana veramente buona e tiramisù, tutto ottimo.ci torneremo sicuramente. Un po' caro ,ma la qualità si paga
  24. JL

    JoeyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pazzo has excellent food and service. Always take family there to dine when they are in town.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Went for dinner. Went well. Prices and Portions were great.
  26. JB

    JennaB

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Real, authentic Italian food. It’s delicious! Highly recommend! They also offer gluten free pasta for those who may need it.
  27. BN

    BrandonN

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Quick and friendly service. Food was really good.
  28. r

    rickys

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Get a reservation. Seated quickly. Food arrived quickly. Very good.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great experience! Even remembered it was a birthday celebration with a dessert and a lite candle!
  30. AH

    AmberH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Great food and friendly people but would not recommend going her for the ambiance. The restaurant is in a strip mall and is very open and bright, noisy. The servers are also clearly trained to rush you through your dining experience. Our food was out in less than 10 minutes from order time so not much time to enjoy our wine or apps/salads. The food was delicious though! Would definitely go back with different expectations on ambiance.
  31. j

    judih

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though this restaurant is located in a strip mall, don't be fooled. The food and ambiance was excellent. Would recommend and we had a large group with 7 young children!
  32. DB

    DineintheBurghCJ

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our dining experience at Pazzo. Food came quickly and was delicious! Service was excellent. Will definitely visit again when vacationing in Destin.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was phenomenal. Our waitress was spot on. She read the table very well, we had a large group of 13. She made great wine suggestions, and dish suggestions. Everyone, young and old, enjoyed their food. It was all we could have asked for and more. If we are back in Destin we will for sure be back to this restaurant!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Ordered a pre-dinner cocktail-peartini and it was delicious. Waitress took order upon drink delivery and we ordered a glass of wine and stated that it was to have with our dinner. It came out literally one sip into the cocktail. Not a huge deal, just set it aside until dinner came. I ordered eggplant parmesan and asked if it can with pasta, no, but waitress said very filling. Indeed it was and absolutely delicious, but needs the pasta to cut it just a bit. Asked for a side of angel hair and waitress obliged. I know it was stupid to pay $8 for a plain side of pasta, but it did make the dish much more enjoyable and bonus…two more meals out of what I took home. Someone (not waitress) came and asked to take plates (I had just gotten pasta) and we asked for a box for the over 1/2 pizza that our little girl had. She took it and must not have heard. We shared our disappointment with waitress who was kind enough to have another remade for us and told us it had happened before. Addition to the restaurant is great, but please remove the televisions-watching wrestling while enjoying a nice dinner is just not the vibe most would want. Also not a fan of surcharge for using credit card, but seeing this more often now and understand times are tough. Overall great dinner and yes, we will return.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was great. Service was great. The food was average.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fast service. Food was delicious. Great time with the family
  37. S

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a good and fast restaurant with an amazing price point for the quality of the food, go here! My Fiancé and I visit Destin every year and make sure to come 2 to 3 times in the week we are here for the food! It’s absolutely amazing. All the servers are top tier. Highly recommend!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and delicious food. It’s a great place for date night, dinner with friends, or a family dinner for special occasion! Highly recommend for anyone looking for great Italian in Destin.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner for my mom the food was great the service was amazing nobody’s fault but it does get pretty loud in there
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went three times times this week on vacation. Awesome food!

FAQs

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

Pazzo Italiano Destin is rated 4.7 stars by 1406 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Pazzo Italiano Destin

34904 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Ste 114, Destin, FL 32541

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Destin

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch & Dinner Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    In the heart of the Emerald Coast we are located catty corner from the Destin Commons, in the SW corner of 293 (Mid Bay Bridge) and US Highway 98, in the Crystal Beach Plaza next to Barnes & Noble.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (850) 974-5484

  • Catering

    We'd love to cater your special event, business or personal lunch or dinner of any size, at our location or yours. Contact us for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Levi Tischler: (850) 974-5484

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