Pazzo Italiano Santa Rosa Beach

4.7
436 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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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food and large portion size makes for a perfect date night!

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vipbobbybrat
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food in Santa Rosa Beach Florida. Not real heavy but not light either. the Eggplant parmesan and the Lasagna were both excellent. good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food is excellent as well as service.

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vipSamD
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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DebbieS
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s hard to believe such a quaint, beautiful restaurant like this is hidden in a strip mall! The food was wonderful and the service was great! When one entree came out incorrect it was fixed immediately. We will definitely return!

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DanyB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything perfect, the lighting could be better led or make the menu letters a little bigger.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food!

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AlanP
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My family and I ate at Pazzo Italiano last year and loved it. We came back during Fall Break this year and it did not disappoint. We brought our friends and had a great time. Great food and a great atmosphere. Just really good Italian food.

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RobertY
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and friendly service

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vipMark
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the ceasar salad and ordered the special entree grouper over angel hair pasta. The dirty martini's were very good as well as the service. This was our third visit this year and not the last.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, extensive menu, exceptional chicken parmigiana …only wish I had room to try the pizza/ looked amazing! Excellent service too!

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DianeandRich
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great Italian restaurant close to where we’re vacationing! Wonderful service and excellent meals. I had the grouper special, which was pricey but delicious! Definitely will be back at least one more time before we fly back home to Texas.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was fantastic. We ordered a margarita pizza for the kids which rivaled our favorite pizza in Atlanta (Antico) we also shared the calamari(which was super light and crispy) and we had two pasta dishes with shrimp. All was excellent! Looking forward to going back the next time we’re in town. Highly recommend this gem!

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LovePazzoinSantaRosa
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place for date night with husband! We enjoyed perfect service, delicious food and wine. Love this place (even more than the one in Destin), the staff here is super friendly, very attentive and accommodating.

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vipDude
Tallahassee
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always give this restaurant top reviews. Food, drinks, service always very consistent. They will keep you coming back….

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vipFirsttimer
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time - exceeded our expectations. Everyone enjoyed their meals and drinks.

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MichaelR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great time. Third visit and it does not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!!!

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vipDelareeM
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent, really good Italian food. Wonderful service and ambiance.

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was incredible for our 30th wedding anniversary. Our server couldn’t have been any better. We will definitely be back. Thank you and God bless!!

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cinrob
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We just arrived at the beach, but had made a reservation a few days in advance because we were looking for good pizza. Also, it appeared that the tables at Pazzo were socially-distanced on their website. When we got there, the tables were socially-distanced, so that was a good thing. However, the restaurant had several groups of teenagers who were eating there when we arrived at 7:30. They were extremely loud; some were obnoxious. One young man at a nearby table was coughing and sniffing loudly, in what seemed like a fake way, maybe to scare those of us who were taking precautions. Another young man came and stood right behind my husband while making a phone call--probably to escape the noise-level at his table. Yes, I know kids will be kids; but it was difficult to enjoy the meal with so much going on around us. Also, our server was also the server of the large table holding about 14+ kids. She kept us waiting for our to-go box and for our check because she had such a large group to try to get their individual checks to them and take their cards and then get the cards back to them. I recognize she was dealing with a lot. Just not a good experience for us on our first visit!

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vipJoeB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. As a local, my go-to restaurant!

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Greg
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service, bar, and food were excellent. Unfortunately we had a table on an aisle that most customers were brought down to get to the other parts of the restaurant. Next time I'll as for a table in the interior or their side room with windows. Definitely looking forward to returning.

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vipCaitD
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elena was an amazing server! Food was outstanding, we had pasta she pizza, all good!

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KenW25
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live this place favorite place to eat

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JamieV
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was some of the best Italian I’ve ever had and getting a reservation was a huge bonus!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
48 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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MaryAnn
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in Santa Rosa Beach.

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Delta
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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ClaireK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
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.

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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!!

FAQs

Pazzo Italiano Santa Rosa Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 436 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.