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“Affordable family restaurant right on the beach”
Review of Pazzi's - CLOSED

Pazzi's
Cuisines: Italian
Restaurant details
Essex Fells, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Affordable family restaurant right on the beach”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Very affordable family friendly restaurant right on the beach. The $40 family package (2 salads, 1 pizza, 2 pastas) was the best deal. You picked any salads, pizza, and pastas from the menu. Not one of those basic house salads, plain pizza, and plain tomato sauce type pastas.

Visited September 2013
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Thank jeruk85
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English first
New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
489 reviews
452 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Living La Vida Pazzi!”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We are staying here at the Marriott this week and thought we would give this place a try for lunch today. We stopped by the other night to look around and chatted with one of the staff members (Tolya) who was more than happy to chat about the pizza dough, and fresh made meatballs and pastas.

We ordered a Margarita pizza ($16 - San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil) and a BLT Caesar salad ($10.50) with grilled chicken (Add $3.95). The pizza dough was light and the pizza overall was very good except that I asked for it well done and it was not. The sauce was quite tasty and more on the sweet side. I found it interesting that when I asked for oregano you get a look of "what is that" ... lol! They did try to accommodate me with a small container of Italian seasoning. The salad contained romaine hearts, charred tomatoes, pancetta, grana padana, garlic croutons. The tomatoes were sliced plum tomatoes and were grilled just right. For those wondering about grana padana, it is Italy's most popular and most consumed hard cheese.

While they have some seating inside most of the tables are outside and offer a view of the white sand beach and the Gulf. With a view like that the food does not have to be perfect. This is a low key, very casual dining experience which is frequented by the pool crowd throughout the day.

The staff at this restaurant has a very international presence based on their name tags … Egypt, India, Moldova and Zimbabwe, to name a few. They are all very pleasant and always smiling so they must enjoy what they are doing. We plan to go back later in the week for meatballs and pasta so I will plan to write a seperate review.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank MrOcho
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Level 6 Contributor
630 reviews
457 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

They have a good atmosphere at Pazzi's and the food is also good. We liked everything that we got. I prefer this to Quinn's.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank FamTimeFL
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Marco Island, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worst of the worst”
Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

We live on Marco. I came here off season and pizza was good. Came back in august during season for soggy pizza. If you want draft beer you must go accross to another bar with no pitchers and nobody to serve you. Over priced pizza served on paper plates and plastic forks. Marriot is epic fail. Im local - don't eat here!! Order out pizza !

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Canyontravel123
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Surprisingly delicious”
Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

We were staying at the Marriott Resort on Marco Island. Most restaurants within walking distance were typical hotel eateries- overpriced mediocrity. In fact, we walked by Pazzi's twice deciding not to eat there. Thank goodness we gave it a try! Delicious pizza and the pasta was amazing. Not to mention- we didn't have to leave the resort! Beautiful view of the ocean. We highly recommend.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Wkugal
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