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“Bolognese magnifico”
Review of Pazzo Italiano

Pazzo Italiano
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Ranked #4 of 404 Restaurants in Destin
Description: Trendy local eatery featuring indulgent Italian traditional cuisine, wood-fired pizza and full bar in a cosmopolitan yet family-friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
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Description: Trendy local eatery featuring indulgent Italian traditional cuisine, wood-fired pizza and full bar in a cosmopolitan yet family-friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Started coming here right after it opened. The service is over-the-top good and is only out done by the wonderful flavors of every dish I've tried. I recommend The Bolognese or whatever fish special they have on the board. The wood fire oven makes for extraordinary pizza. Absolutely love this place and will keep coming back.

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pazzo d, Owner at Pazzo Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

We truly appreciate your wonderful review Jed and your continuous support! Thank you!

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We went to dinner with a couple of friends to try out this restaurant. Loved the decor and atmosphere. We ordered the Bianca pizza and it was delicious. The staff was friendly and very helpful.

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pazzo d, Owner at Pazzo Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

We are glad you had a good experience! The Bianca pizza is definitely one of the favorites.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

The space is beautiful but I wasn't impressed with a number of things: The service was slow, pop music too loud, food was mediocre, no bread served with the meal. We left feeling like our $30 lunch was priced right but we wouldn't go back.
My husband had fettucini Bolognese. It was just ok. I had the pizza and it was tasty but the bottom crust was soggy and didn't seem done to me.
Go to Mimmos for an exceptional Italian meal.

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pazzo d, Owner at Pazzo Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review! We are sad to hear you didn't enjoy your lunch with us. We do not serve bread at lunch, because we bake our bread fresh every morning to serve it for dinner. The music could have been adjusted if you had mentioned it to us. Give us another try and come see us for dinner next time!

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Had been hearing so much good about this restaurant so wanted to give it a try. We LOVE good Italian food but this would not be in this category.
The bread, oil and dessert were good, but the Caesar salad was tasteless and the red sauce was so full of fennel and strong tomato paste flavor that it was not enjoyable.
I ordered the eggplant parma and it was medium temperature at best, very mushy eggplant and strong sauce. My husband ordered the Bolognese fettuccine and that was a very strong flavor also...unlike any we have every had.
Others at the table ordered the cannelloni which was just ok, but a more favorable report came with the alfredo sauced pasta.
The atmosphere was a big open room with wood table and chairs...service was good.
With Tuscany Café and Bella Serra available...don't know why we would ever return. Sorry!

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Thank emerald307
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pazzo d, Owner at Pazzo Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

We are sorry you didn't enjoy dining with us, but we appreciate you giving us a try!

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Destin is well know for great restaurants. Among them are several great Italian restaurants. We have eaten at several of these Italian restaurants and had a wonderful experience at each one. A server at a nearby family restaurant told us he also works at Pazzo Italiano on different nights and he invited us to give it a try. We went last week and were way beyond happy. The atmosphere is bright and lively, the service is exceptional and the food was as good as any I have had anyplace. There were three of us and we all said it was an extraordinary. We all said we can't wait to go back. Don't let the fact that it is in a shopping strip keep you away. This place is wonderful. Our server, Tibor, did his usual outstanding job. The other place he works at is Callahan's which is my favorite restaurant in Destin and is a completely different type of restaurant, so Tibor wasn't taking business away from Callahan's. I strongly recommend both place.

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Thank popsicleVillaHillsKy
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pazzo d, Owner at Pazzo Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

It was so great to read your review! Thank you!
We are happy that you enjoyed dining with us, and yes, we agree, Tibor is a wonderful employee!
Come see us again soon!

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