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“Don't go here to eat!”

Nazzaro's Italian Cuisine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, 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 31 July 2014

I went to this restaurant on 7/23 at 7:30 pm (that was a Wednesday). The restaurant was not overly busy and we were seated promptly. Everything went down hill from there! It took the waitress about 15 minutes before she came over to ask for our drink order. Then it took another 15 minutes for her to return to ask for our order. She disappeared again (although we saw her occasionally flitting around the restaurant). We ordered stuffed mushrooms and got 4 of them and they weren't very good (and very pricey). They weren't served by the waitress. I have no idea where she was. We sat for about 45 minutes before we asked the hostess to find the waitress so we could get our food. The hostess hailed down the waitress who then brought out our food with no comment whatsoever. She never came back to ask if things were ok. I guess she was mad because we had to ASK her to bring our food out. While all this was going on, I could see people coming into the restaurant, being seated, being served, and LEAVING before we even had our entrees (at least 3 other tables)! The food was AWFUL. I had spaghetti and meatballs. How can an Italian restaurant mess that up? The sauce was bland and tasted like smashed tomatoes (no thickness, no seasoning whatsoever). The cappellini was overcooked and sticky. The meatballs had no seasoning, no taste, and were hard as rocks. We had to go out to the hostess again to get our check because the waitress never came back to the table. It took us over 2 hours to get out of that place. I stopped to tell the hostess how horrible it was, and she defended the restaurant stating that "the kitchen must have gotten backed up" (no, because others came in 30 min after us and left 30 min before us) and that "the sauce was home made" (anyone can smash up tomatoes and serve it on mushy angel hair pasta). It was a horrible and disappointing beginning to our St Simon's vacation. So AVOID THIS PLACE or if you go there, DO NOT ACCEPT RECEIVING SERVICE FROM THE WOMEN WITH THE BIG EARRINGS WHO HAS POOR SPEACH AND DON'T ORDER SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS!

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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We went for the early bird special and it was fantastic food at a fantastic price! Haven't had really good Italian food in quite a while. Definately found it here!

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

My husband and I enjoyed another casual evening at our favorite table! Wonderful wine list, scrumptious food, friendly waiter, fun time!

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Nice atmosphere. Food was terrific. Great staff. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed their dinner selections.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Had reservations and were seated immediately. Service was great and have lots of information on different menu items! One of our favorites!

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