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Permanently Closed - scoozi

4.3
90 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Creative Italian American cuisine specializing in Sicilian seafood, classic pastas and antipasti. Offering a full bar, specialty cocktails, an Italian and American wine list.
Enjoy cocktails or wine at our cozy bar or on our beautiful covered porch which is available nightly for dining.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(772) 226-5254
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chuck Arnold
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
19th street
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Historic Downtown Vero Beach
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Food was excellent and hot. Our waitress was very attentive but not overboard.
Full bar was a plus

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2017

The food was good, the prices are excellent, the service was good. All in all, a very good dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2017

We very much enjoyed our meal at Scoozi. The service was great, friendly yet professional. We dined in the dining room area, but they have a great outdoor area and the bar was pretty busy too with diners at tables and at the bar. So there are lots of options!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2017

As usual good service good food. My fave is the Calamari n lemon chicken. A varied menu n the restaurant is very cozy.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2017

Cheryl and I went to Scoozi with and old high school friend and his wife. The wives both had the lasagna. It was large enough that two could easily split it. Ken had the pork chop which he enjoyed. I had my favorite the grouper cheeks on pasta, always great

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Went to Scoozi on a Friday night that coincided with the downtown art walk so there were lots of walk ins trying to get a table. The efficient and friendly hostess managed to juggle the extra demand and got all the reservations properly cared for and as many as the walk ins as they could handle. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive and made up for an extended time between appetizers and entrees. The menu is Italian primarily, but there are plenty of specials that are the result of local availability. The food is great.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2017

Need to add a little spice to the main courses. Outside setting is great. Service very good.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

We are regular customers and have always been pleased with the menu, meal and service. There are several items that are always on the menu as well as new items and specials. Servers are knowledgeable about the selections and provide good insight on choices.
We happily recommend this restaurant

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2017

Appetizers were promising (roast brussel sprout salad and beef vegetable soup), but entrees were disappointing--spaghetti and meatballs was short on the spaghetti; angry shrimp were drowning in sauce. If it's possible for service to be too attentive, our waiter felt interrupting. I guess it was a slow night.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Dinner was enjoyable; waitress less so. We have dined here many times and have had attentive waitstaff. Tonite was an exception. She all but disappeared at the beginning of the evening. She also forgot several things that we requested, small but still.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

In a crowded world of northern Italian restaurants, it is so nice to find a southern Italian gem. Indoor and outdoor seating, charming great food, wonderful service.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Service and wine list were fine. The menu was great but the execution lacked. I realize it was Valenines Day but to forget or short the lemon in picata is just not acceptable. You end up with a butter overkill. My wife had the Grouper cheeks picata. Not very good. I had Shrimp with bread crumbs topping......one word bland. The final judgement is that I will not go back. There are better dining experience to be had in Vero

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

We dine here often and have never been disappointed with the food quality or variety. Service is good and selection has many new items. The chef likes to change the menu often but does keep some standard fare so your favorites are available.

The Chef is always open to modifying your meal to suit your desire.

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3.0Dined on February 7, 2017

Scoozi was nice, food was interesting, and tasty. Our dishes were done well. Like so much of a "Resort" town, prices are high, portions are fair. Our server was new but did an excellent job. It is difficult to get excited about many places in Vero. Scoozi along with thier sister resturants do a good job.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2017

One of our go-to places for reasonably-priced, yummy Italian food.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2017

Three of us dined there and thought the experience was quite good. It's basically a downtown Italian restaurant. The portions are good size and the prices fair. The noise level is QUITE loud. But the overall evening was very peasant and tasty.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Very good food and very accommodating

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2017

The chef's recipes are outstanding and the kitchen prep is closely monitored. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and generously attentive. If time is available, I would recommend stopping by the bar and engaging John in conversation. John is the second "most interesting man in the world".

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2017

This was my first time dining at this restaurant. I had been wanting to try it for some time. I made a reservation assuming that it would be packed at 7:00 p.m. during "season." It was 3/4 empty. The food was good, but I was expecting great. The portion of my meal was large. There was enough food for 2-3 meals. My partner's meal was not as large, probably because it was a special. He said it was excellent and had the veal meatballs with pasta. I had eggplant parmesan. The sauce was plentiful which was great, but it was a little bitter. The eggplant was a bit tough and I thought it should've been cooked more; seemed chewy. I wasn't a huge fan of the dip they put out with the bread. It seemed like a salsa to me that didn't really go with bread. The fact that the restaurant was not busy was a sign that perhaps my meal was an indication that other meals are good, but not great.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2017

Brussels sprouts salad, Italian wedding soup & grouper cheeks piccata were all outstanding and priced right.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is wonderful and so are the staff.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2016

We chose this because it came recommended when we were looking for a date at their sister restaurant. This popped up and we are sorry it did. I was never asked how I wanted my steak cooked and it came rare and the waitress didn't ask me to cut into it. My wife's shrimp dish was way too garlicky and not edible. The appetizer was okay, but the shrimp were not deveined. We are from New Orleans so I know our expectation of seafood and good dining are higher than most. However, we will not be back.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Great dining experience!!!

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Very traditional Italian. For an appetizer, we had the calamari steak and it was done perfectly. Last time I had that was in Milan. Service and food both stood out.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2016

What a great find! Phenomenal food...meatballs are delish! Great chopped antipasto salad. Angry shrimp was full of flavor.
Service was great...absolutely heading back soon!

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2016

We had a lovely Christmas Dinner at Scoozi. The food was excellent and the wait staff attentive.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2016

John's Martinis are the very best. Wonderful atmosphere, outstanding service. Wee were made to feel special. Happy New Year to all. Stafford and Jennifer

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2016

Love the food. They even made something not on the menu for me.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2016

We loved it! Annemarie took care of us. The food was delicious and the service was perfect!

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2.0Dined on December 9, 2016

Food was ok but very small portions if you get the smaller size. Ceasar salad served on a small cup plate & pasta served in a very small bowl. Get full sized portion if you go. Bread was just frozen rolls & they served it without butter but with some Italian salsa that was not good. Go for the pasta & if you have a lot of time. Slow service.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2016

The lemon chicken was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2016

Were in and out in an hour and they were busy. Is a great addition to downtown with an authentic iItalian cuisine. Wine list is great. Atmosphere is quiet inside and live music outside(also low key for noise). Staff was super friendly and informative.

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2016

The food was good, the service was adequate. The evening was unpleasant as we were uncomfortably warm . They made excuses about a broken chain on a ceiling fan (someone could have climbed up and freed it) and air conditioning issues but never offered to move our table or move us outside!

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2016

Two friends and I recently enjoyed a delicious meal at Scoozi. The arancini were better than my homemade ones! Had the oricchietti and it was great. The server was accommodating and professional. This place is a little gem in Vero.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

Delicious food, great service and reasonable prices!

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2016

Love this place. It was my birthday and they made it very special for me. Highly recommend this restaurant. Food is awesome!!

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2016

We have been going to Scooze since it opened and have always enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. From the Hostess' welcome, the bartender's charm and the professionalism of the wait staff to the excellent food. Always a hit.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2016

Thank you for a wonderful meal and dining experience!

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2016

Excellent food at moderate prices. Good value. Attractive setting, with comfortable el fresco dining options. Early bird specials are especially well done with a good selection of regional Italian dishes. Service is always very good, and the wine list is very adequate. This is one of your best values in the Vero Beach area.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2016

My husband took me to Scoozies for my birthday upon my request. We were vacationing and went by the reviews we saw. I couldn't have picked any better for the atmosphere, service, food and wine. A perfect birthday by all means😊

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