Pazzo Italiano Santa Rosa Beach

4.7
406 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Pazzo Italiano SRB is the 2nd location of the highly rated and locals favorite Destin location, featuring award winning Italian dishes and wood fired Neapolitan pizza, full bar and two private rooms in a cosmopolitan Family friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
48 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This has got to be the absolute worst food I have ever had the displeasure of placing in my mouth. Please - do not go here. Save your money. Save your time. Most of all - save your stomach and yourself. When you have to push your food aside, because you feel as though you’re going to be sick from what you’re eating… enough said.
When the issue was brought to the manager’s attention, the answer was “well, no one else has complained, so I don’t know what’s wrong with you.” Ummm, Wow! Not really the expected reply when you are trying to actually help them by saying “I really wouldn’t serve that dish, because there is has got to be something wrong. It was not good at all.”…
Therefore, I write this review in the hopes to save someone else from our apparent mistake in choosing this establishment and wasting a lot of money on food that I wouldn’t serve to an enemy.
(I am not from this area, so I went on reviews from another site, but my goodness - if this is what the locals like, I’m certainly glad I’m just visiting and I pray for their health.)
I hope this was an “off” night, but I believe that’s just an excuse people like to give to avoid being rude.
The service (waitress) wasn’t the problem at all - she was very pleasant. However, not a penny was taken off the bill. This is not something that is expected these days, but another sign of the failure of customer service when everyone at the table left with most, if not all, of their plates intact. (We were a table of 5, by the way.)
You may judge for yourself, but this experience is way more than just ‘not my cup of tea’.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and service. Ambiance was nice and fresh as well.

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MaryAnn
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in Santa Rosa Beach.

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Delta
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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ClaireK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service, fast - efficient. The restaurant is very clean. I can tell the management team is doing an excellent job.

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Reneec
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, food was hot and fresh. Service was great. Love the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you have had pizza in Napoli, you will think you are there.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

We decided on an early dinner because we had our son with us.
We order lasagna and the eggplant parm. Both came out very hot, no worries.

The lasagna noodles tasted over cooked because they were very mushy and the eggplant parm consisted of more mozzarella and sauce compared to the eggplant.

Absolutely love the restaurant so I’m gonna chalk this up as only one occasion.

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Nora
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! Food is great!

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Vark
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Local Italian eatery. We eat here nearly every Saturday evening after attending Mass. The food is good, the drinks are well done (although a bit expensive), and the service is top notch. Make a reservation on the weekend.

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AGMM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb restaurant, staff and food!! Would highly recommend.

JR
JillianR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group was slightly late for our dinner reservation to celebrate my sister as the bride-to-be. Pazzo Italiano’s hosts were so kind to us, had champagne on the house at the table already, and were just overall exceptional. We had an amazing dinner together on our first night in Florida and I couldn’t recommend this restaurant more.

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BarbaraS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!!

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PeterG
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant surprise, as we've never been. Great ambiance, excellent service, and very tasty food.

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PhilB
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service at this location! Don't miss the pizza.

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MariaS
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Italian restaurant. They should consider improving the Tiramisu. Glad they are now in the Santa Rosa area.

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CarolP
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great italian restaurant one of our very favorites

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vipDude
Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good dinning experience @ Pazzo’s. Nice verity menu made with homemade sauces always served hot. Plenty of parking and easy to fine. You won’t regret it…..

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal tonight! It was pizza night and it was delicious. The wine complimented our meal and the service was top notch! 😄

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Mama
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Busy and noisy. Good soup and beverages. Make sure pizzas are served hot!

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NancyH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food is well prepared and I love the Italian wine list. Staff is wonderful. Always a nice meal here.

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DocQ2B
Memphis/West TN
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reserved table outside for 10 including high chair and everything set up perfect as well as we were the only diners in that area which was perfect. We had appetizers that included fried calamari and brucetta . Both didn’t disappoint and delicious. Next came Caesar salad’s band caprese salad and both very good but the tomato mozzarella will oil and balsamic was fantastic. There was confusion on the main course getting plates mixed up but my shrimp capellini was good and the chicken parmigiana was good as well. Also a white cheese pizza was shared that several raved about. Also bread for dipping in the olive oil tasted great.
Service was as good as can be now a days and I appreciate that they tried to stay on top of things.
Would definitely dine here again.

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Jonesy8765
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I really enjoy going to this place and their sister restaurant in Destin. Great wine selection

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Entree pizza was delivered before our drinks even arrived, and was lukewarm. Very doughy and not what I expected. Caesar salad dressing had little flavor. We were out the door in less than a half hour and won’t be back. Ambiance was nice but that was it.

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vipReneec
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, the food is always hot and fresh, and the waitstaff is awesome and very attentive.

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vipShammy
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was just ok. Service was fine but only thing worth going is for garlic rolls. R

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vanessaw
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was tasteless. Alfredo was really just cream. Lasagna had waaaaayyy too much sauce. Vodka sauce was just marinara with cream added. Very little flavor to any of it. Our waitress kept rushing us to get out. We hadn’t had food for 10 mins and she was asking if we wanted to go boxes. Um how about just let me finish eating? Never offered refills or dessert. Would not go back. We went based on other reviews but wasn’t for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation night out and was looking for pizza and good pasta. This place didn’t disappoint. From the special of the night to fettuccini and chicken parm, it was very good! Will definitely have it on our list to return on next year’s trip.

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LindaN
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Caprese salad was plentiful and delicious. Penne Diavolo was superb with shrimp added. My friend had Fettucini Alfredo and loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Chicken Marsala was so incredibly bland and just….strange. Lasagna - flavor was good due to the sauce, but the noodles were so over cooked that they turned to mush the minute you touched them with your fork. I cannot believe the reviews are as good as they are :( Will not be returning.

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vipDude
Tallahassee
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good to the last drop…

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vipTJHH
Tallahassee
82 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great meal…. Can’t miss with this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine. Kind service and chic dining spaces. Can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I love the ambiance. It’s a beautiful restaurant. The food was good but not great. The wine prices were way too expensive for this area & not that unique. The staff was friendly & attentive. I want this restaurant to succeed at this location. They would sell a lot more alcohol if they had some less expensive options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were delicious and we didn’t have to wait long!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciated the fact that this restaurant was very busy as it is Summer and they willingly (and happily) host large crowds. Our waitress was a rockstar. At one point, she was managing 2 large tables and 3 regular sized tables with grace. The food was delicious and did not take long once ordered. We will be back. Thanks for offering reservations or we wouldn’t have known about your restaurant since we are only dining in places we are able to reserve.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow. Food was good but over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Best pizza I have ever eaten.

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vipCatb
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were very pleasantly surprised!! I had the special for the evening and it was outstanding! My toddlers spaghetti and meatballs was even note worthy. Will definitely return the next time we’re in town on vacation!

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Pazzo Italiano Santa Rosa Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 406 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.