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Pazzo Italiano Destin, Destin, FL

Pazzo Italiano Destin

4.7
4.7
1628 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 34 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 1,628 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Best Food

  • Northwest Florida

    Best Value

  • Northwest Florida

    Kid-friendly

  • Northwest Florida

    Good for groups

  • Northwest Florida

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northwest Florida

    Most Booked

  • Destin

    Best Overall

  • Destin

    Best Food

  • Destin

    Best Service

  • Destin

    Best Ambiance

  • Destin

    Best Value

  • Destin

    Good for business meals

  • Destin

    Good for groups

  • Destin

    Healthy

  • Destin

    Neighborhood gem

  • Destin

    Great for fine wines

  • Destin

    Lively

  • Destin

    Most Booked

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  1. buzz

    Mississippi

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Made reservation 2 weeks ahead, but still had to wait for party of 6 to clear off of our table. I had the canalonie and , though it was very good, there were only two pieces.

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  2. CharlesK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come to Destin annually and eating here is always a highlight. The bruschetta, omg. Every dish is divine but I dream about the bruschetta all year. I have never been to Italy but I imagine it tastes and smells like this place. Every server that we have had has been amazing. Thanks to all for a wonderful dining experience.

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  3. DawnC

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is 5 star here. Just a great experience. Quality food. Amazing . Manager present and what a team.. Not a detail missed . If you don’t visit this place you will be missing out.

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  4. MichelleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian food. Nice that reservations could be made and the atmosphere was nice!!

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  5. AKMTS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We have been here once before a few years ago and had a good experience so decided to come back with the family . Food was good, but our server was not friendly towards the kids and did not seem to have much patience. Would recommend for a date night but not a welcoming environment for kids.

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  6. TravisW

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pazzo Italiano: Pazzo Italiano is located in an outdoor mall near a Barnes and Noble, but don’t let that fool you. The inside of the restaurant is very inviting and the food and service are exceptional. The staff are very efficient and reservations are also taken. We only frequent the restaurant while on vacation, yet our server recognized us immediately and remembered where we sat the prior year-now that is a memory!   For starters, I would recommend the Garlic bread rolls which come dipped in butter, the Pizza dough that is pepperoni filled, the Focaccia with olive oil, and the Bruschetta. You can order the salads, but they are large so you might want to share them. Our favorite is the house salad-Della Casa.   One of our favorite main dishes is the Penne Alla Vodka-you can add a protein which makes it a complete meal, but remember, this too is a very large portion which can be shared. The calzones and brick oven pizzas are also quite delicious. The side portions of the pastas are also another option if you want something smaller and want to save room for the delicious Cannolis

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  7. Havepilewilltravel

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thanks to the open table search feature, we stumbled on this gem…that took reservations. Food was hot, quick, authentic and delish. Rosemary lemon drop martini…also delish. We enjoyed Italian at the beach!

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  8. Mary

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Very, very good food. Wonderful service. Only thing missing is the gulf view. We will dine here again on our next trip to Destin.

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  9. JenniferL

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. We’ll definitely be back!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here every year we come to Florida. We love it, great food, it’s a small place so make a reservation!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, delicious food great atmosphere highly recommended

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  12. NancyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Everyone at our table had the same response!!

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  13. KayM

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined there twice during our recent trip to Destin. The ravioli is outstanding. The arugula salad is awesome! The salmon and pasta dish is excellent. Drinks perfect. Think they can expand on desserts but food is excellent. Service is top notch. Plus they take reservations!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance. Good food, nice waitress! Pleasantly surprised!

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  15. Seastar

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite Destin restaurants, and we go often! Always delicious food, always wonderful service with exceptionally courteous staff. These people do it right! Thank you!

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  16. Wendy

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and fun drinks. Can be a little loud and it’s cold so bring a sweater

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  17. ChristianScott

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and a variety of workers from around the world who speak many languages! Fun place

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  18. AnnemarieS

    Indiana

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner!!! I enjoyed the Pappardelle Dello Chef, it was absolutely wonderful!!! Every bite was better than the last, enjoy a dry red to really cleanse the palate between bites. My dining companion enjoyed the pepperoni wood fired pizza and oh wow! Everything was excellent, we will absolutely be back!

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  19. SteveB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent, well prepared Italian food, Excellent wine, good value Service prompt and efficient

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  20. JeffreyS

    Fayetteville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an great destination for authentic Italian cuisine. Food was wonderful and the service was spotless. You will not be disappointed.

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  21. JudyM

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location. Great staff. Great ambiance. Great food. Enjoyed dining there multiple times during our Destin visit.

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  22. oinick

    E. Tennessee

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server is well known to us from several previous visits and did a great job as usual - very personable, efficient, accurate, timed the food to come out of the kitchen as we prefer it to. Pre-dinner cocktails were prepared as we asked, and we found a nice wine to go with our entrees. The food is good, the portions adequate, but it seems a little overpriced as compared to other Italian style restaurants in the area. We chose Pazzo because we could get a last minute reservation and did not want to wait one of its competitors, which were all booked up. It was surprisingly loud considering that the place was only about half full.

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  23. Tank

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t like to give 5 star reviews but restaurant deserves a stop. Got the pepperoni filled garlic knots for app amazing. It is Covered in a garlic Parmesan butter. For entrees we had spaghetti and meatballs and chicken parm. Both amazing, large portions, and food came out quick after ordering. We were skeptical trying some place new on our vacation but glad we did. We will be back to try more! Ambiance of the restaurant is beautiful and they have a wood fire grill so I can imagine the pizza is great which we will try next time.

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  24. DawnH

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about dining at Pazzo was five star. Julian, our waiter was excellent. Food was delicious. Can't wait to go again.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met friends for dinner while vacationing in Destin , Florida. We will come back the next time we are in town

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  26. VickiT

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband had dinner tonight at Pazzo, we had the garlic knots to start with delicious glasses of white and red wine. My husband had the manicotti and I had the Angel hair with a pomodoro sauce, both were great Dessert was a special Sicilian Ricotta pie & I had a cannoli all was delicious We both enjoyed our dinner very much

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business luncheon — few people from out of town so I knew they would appreciate it there — and it was amazing as always. Our waitress (who is always phenomenal) was phenomenal again!!!

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  28. KDlkm

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The food was delicious and the service was er

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary !

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  30. JOHNL

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always with food, service, and staff. Thank you

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  31. Anita

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here frequently, bringing almost all of our visitors here to enjoy! They always want to come back each and every visit! Great food and great service, always!

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  32. DonnaA

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is fabulous! If you have a tiny appetite as I do, I suggest splitting a meal.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    REAL ITALIAN FOOD! ABSOLUTE SLAY. SOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD.

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  34. PeterH

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great date night dinner at Pazzo. Ambience is perfect and food was delicious. Julian is always a wonder waiter.

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  35. DwightP

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places in town. Never disappoints. Stuffed veil chop special was perfection. Highly recommended.

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  36. PaulS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, usually great service. Main dining room better atmosphere. Love they take reservations, we go every time we are in Destin which is 6-9 times a year. We enjoy it & so glad they take reservation. Food is really good, we’ve had many good waiter/waitresses which is nice in today’s world. I’d recommend to anyone in the area, yes there is seafood choices if you want seafood.

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  37. ArnaldoF

    Tallahassee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent dining experience. Reservations are a must because it is a very popular place. Our server remembered us and made the experience even more enjoyable.

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  38. Benlily

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed great service, delicious food and pleasant surroundings. It was a little pricey but doable.

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  39. SusanP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pazzo is one of our local favorites. The staff is always professional and the food is always excellent! Their pizza is our favorite in the Destin area. The menu has a good variety as well as a kids menu. You won't be disappointed!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing from appetizers to the desserts. Our waitress was awesome and knowledgeable about the wines.

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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 1628 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 34 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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