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“Ok..” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Rocco's Italian Bistro

Rocco's Italian Bistro
8649 Gulf Blvd, Navarre, FL 32566
+1 850-936-6365
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Ranked #14 of 67 Restaurants in Navarre
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: Pizza & Pasta, Italian
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Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Upscale dining in a beach setting.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Ok..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Food is decent but not the best Italian I've ever had by any means. It's ok for a small local joint I just had so much higher hopes!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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columbia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Funny Smell and Complete Lack of Service!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We recently visited Navarre and decided to try Rocco's. We called since we had a party of 5 and were told they don't accept reservations. We arrived about 7:30 and asked for a table and was told it would be about 30 minutes. There were several open tables but we thought that they might be short staffed so decided to wait. Within minutes another group of 6 arrived and were greeted and quickly escorted to their table. So either you have to be local to get service or they just didn't like the way our group looked. While waiting we also noticed a funny smell that was not appetizing so we decided it was best to leave.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Pensacola, Florida
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Roccos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I have been several Times mainly for lunch..,...the food is good, my various companions and myself all enjoyed it..I was surprised they don't have a lunch menu however ...every other restaurant does...they do give you a side salad for lunch..and the bread is tasty...the servers are friendly but not very knowledgable or attentive to be honest..it is also VERY warm in there...,I wish the ambience and decor were nicer ...it is very cafeteria like...but we do enjoy the food...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Navarre, Florida
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Something old and something new”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was my first visit to Rocco's. I've been to the location several times when it was operated under a different name. I have to say, I'm pleased with the direction they are going, but they haven't arrived at the level of service and atmosphere I think they will eventually achieve. However the food quality is very good. Sometimes it's difficult to find food that isn't over processed, over seasoned, and over priced but the offerings at Rocco's are none of these. The fresh tomato sauce was delicately seasoned which allowed the flavor of the tomatoes to take center stage. The chicken in the Chicken Parmesan was cooked perfectly. There is both inside dining and outside dining with live entertainment on the weekends outside. Service was good and the beer was icy cold. If your looking for some good Italian food in Navarre this is the place.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hilliard, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great pizza, terrible service at bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stopped at Rocco's for dinner on our annual trip to Navarre Beach. There was a wait but we knew we wanted to order the pizza so we asked if we could place our order at the bar while waiting so it would be ready when our table was available in about 10 minutes. The hostess said yes, no problem but when we tried to do so, the girl at the bar said we could not order the pizza because then we would have two different servers. I'm assuming this meant she was worried about her tip. We were going to tip her for our drinks but because she was not willing to work with us, we did not end up ordering anything at the bar. When our table became available, we ordered our pizza and it was delicious. Our waitress was wonderful and we ended up having a great time but someone needs to let the bartenders know that good customer service goes a long way to retaining repeat customers.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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