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“Good food but pricey”

Nazzaro's Italian Cuisine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Since 2000, we've been serving traditional and innovative Italian-American cuisine with the integrity and warm hospitality only a neighborhood restaurant can offer. We have since become an Island institution and we are proud of the fantastic following we've had all of these years. If you are new to Nazzaro’s Italian, welcome! We look forward to having you at our restaurant.Want to escape to Tuscany but can’t? Then run over and enjoy our sights, smells, and tastes for a mini escape.When does a restaurant become more than just a great meal? When does eating out become a great experience? From the beginning, our passion for food and wine has guided our mission - conserving traditions and modernizing concepts with quality being our top priority. The waiters and bartenders, whom you will know by name, are always affable and ready to please. The ambiance in our Bar is lively and trendy, as we have always considered social interaction and fun to be an integral part of the dining experience. Come enjoy the warm, comfortable environment that our Main Dining Room provides which invites friends and family to relax and enjoy each other over a great meal, it's a little celebration of the good things in life, every day. Taste the excitement of St. Simons' authentic Italian restaurant. We'll pleasure your palate with a dozen types of pasta dishes as well as sumptuous chicken, veal, steak and seafood. Our tantalizing desserts complete a meal made notable by superb service. Enjoy nightly fresh seafood specials such as Hazelnut Encrusted Snapper, Blackened Mahi Mahi and local Georgia sweet Shrimp.Enjoy our new full service bar with an extensive wine list. Bar Hours have been extended....we will stay open as long as we have bar mates!!!! In addition to a new bar, we now offer an outside seating area. Take out, and children's menus also available. Reservations suggested. We offer a private dining room that provides the perfect setting for your wedding rehearsal dinner, group meeting, family reunion, or other event. Your group of up to 30 can have privacy, and comfort while dining at Nazzaro's.Join us for an unforgettable evening and let your taste buds dance! We welcome you to come and enjoy your next meal with us. We love what we do and so will you!Rich Nazzaro, Co-Owner & SommelierJohn Wirtz, Co-Owner & Chef
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Enjoyed dinner here with my book club before Christmas. The food was good, although I thought the fish was a little bland, could have had some more spice added.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Nazarro's cuisine and classic restaurant experience is superb. Patrick is a fine waiter who is very knowledgeable about the food he is serving. My husband had the grouper special of the evening and it was perfectly prepared - delicious!! I ordered the local shrimp on linguini with an insanely rich white sauce with gorgonzola bleu and buttery mushrooms. The wine was a new one for me - Italian, robust, smooth, red - and was so good I'll find more soon. We live here and Nazarro's is a go to place when we're in the mood for a classic dinner and fine food and service.

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4  Thank lnois
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We have had many great vacations in St. Simons and don't know why we have not tried Nazzaro's before. Nice atmosphere, very friendly staff. Our waiter, Patrick, was wonderful with recommendations and very professional service. The food was excellently prepared and plated from the appetizer to the dessert. The best risotto I've eaten paired with delicious grouper and a fabulous sauce. My husband had fresh Island Shrimp Provencale and it was magnificent also. We enjoyed the meal so much, we went back a second time during our stay. Equally as good as the first visit. Highly recommend!!

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3  Thank Sandy_GL
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

For the best authentic italian food I always go to Nazzaro's! Nazzaro's on St Simons Island has a fabulous menu along with an extensive & exotic wine list. I have also attended events in Nazzaro's private dining room and enjoyed a true italian coastal dining experience. Classic elegance = 5 stars for Nazzaro's! Magnifico!!

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4  Thank steph_realtor
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

After dining at Nazarro's, we have found a little slice of Italy in South Georgia. We originally planned to eat at a corporate restaurant next door but when the wait was ridiculous we looked next door and saw a sign with fresh specials and stepped in. What we found was none the less amazing. We had fresh traditional italian prepared seafood dishes. My wife had the pan seared grouper with a tomato risotto and tomato provencale sauce. The grouper was so light and flaky, that there was no doubt it was fresh. I had the cioppino which was out of this world, and the portions sizes were more than enough. Not only was the food great but the staff and owner made the experience complete. Never once did we feel rushed, our waiter Patrick was very attentive and helped us in making our food and drink selections. Mr. Nazzaro came around and made sure everything was to our liking. We never knew that such a treasure was right here by our house. We look forward to our next trip to Nazzaro's.

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2  Thank lee b
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