The picture on this site for the restaurant puts you off but it has turned into one of our favorites. Yes the pizza actually is good but there is so much more to this place. Fantastic food and service in a very quaint setting. I am a self confessed spaghetti bolognese freak and have had it from France to Greece to Asia and theirs was one of the best I have ever had. Kudos to the chef. This place is our hidden gem.
Tony H. – Hilton Head Island
As far as simple classic Italian on Hilton Head Island Pazzo can’t be beat. The pricing is great and the food is far better than anything else in the price point. They have a full bar and great staff. It is a must try!
CharliesAngel417 – Hilton Head Island
Fantastico!!! Just like any small cafe found in Italy. What a great find. Forget the bigger names on the island and try Pazzo’s. You won’t be disappointed.
Carifano – Hilton Head, SC
This was our first visit to Pazzo, but it certainly won’t be our last. We bought a restaurant.com certificate to try it and upon returning home from dinner, went back on the website and bought another. The food was so good! We started with their homemade Italian bread which was perfectly baked- crispy on the outside, soft and warm on the inside. My husband ordered a Pasta Fagioli soup which he reported was excellent and we both ordered the Pazzo Salad- also fantastic. Both entrees were veal dishes- his the Sorrentina (with eggplant and tomato based sauce) and mine the Valdostano (stuffed with goodies and a wine sauce). Again, not disappointed.
The restaurant is small and intimate with traditional Italian decor (although I did notice a larger room off the main dining area for larger parties).. The restrooms were spotless- always a good sign. The kitchen is open for viewing (nothing to hide). Pazzo has a good, varied menu selection and prices are very reasonable. Because Pazzo does very little advertising (is not even in the Restaurant Book), it may be a best kept secret which is unfortunate, as I highly recommend it for locals and visitors alike.
Bearsfan – Hilton Head SC
I have heard great reviews about Pazzo but this evening was my first dinning experience in this great locally owned restaurant on Hilton Head Island. The food and service is excellent. I love the homemade Italian bread. Everything is so good. Pazzo offers a nice selection of classic dishes and the prices are very reasonable. If you love Italian food you will love and appreciate Pazzo!
HHISCLady – (Hilton Head, SC)
Been to HHI several times and eaten at a lot of very nice places. Pazzo is right up there with any restaurant on the island. I had the chicken parmesan with a caesar salad and it was perfect. Some of the best food on the island. Find this place.
NCW (Paulding, Ohio)
We were searching and stumbled across this place because we were in the mood for Italian. We will be going back if we come to HH again! Everything was great from food,to staff, and to the quaint atmophere! …and they even accomodated a special request that i had! A keeper on my list of best HH restaurants!
A friend and I dined at Pazzo last Saturday night and thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and overall experience. Mary was our server and she was enthusiastic, knowledgable and provided great service to two “mom’s” enjoying a night out of the house. The eggplant parm was unbelievable…the best I’ve had on the island. I took half of it home for lunch the next day! My friend ordered the special (penne pasta with shrimp and kalamata olives, etc.) and it was also delicious. We celebrated our night with the chocolate lava cake…which was soooo good. The wine selection was perfect (not too many, not too few). I would highly recommend trying Pazzo if you haven’t already. The atmosphere is wonderful as well. Quaint, yet large enough you don’t feel crowded. I would recommed making reservations though. We plan to make this a monthly visit. I want to try more of their food!
HHI Mom (Hilton Head, SC)
I grew up in NYC and loved the out-of-the-way great Italian resaurants that treated you like family when you came in the door. I’ve tried most, if not all, of the Italian restaurants on Hilton Head looking for that same combination of great food and ambiance, including all of the “top ranked” Italian restaurants on the Island. Bottom line is that no other Italian restaurant comes close. If you want a great restaurant on the island go to Pazzo. The food at Pazzo is wonderful, the wine list comprehensive, the atmosphere is fun and the prices are more than reasonable. I travel 2-3 times/month on business and routinely enjoy fine dining with colleagues and customers across the country. Pazzo still is tops.
Brian F. (Hilton Head, SC)
We dined at Pazzo after hearing a rave review from a local business owner and were not disappointed! Excellent food and service in a very quaint setting. Mary was a fantastic server, very enthusiastic! The restaurant is tucked away from the main road which lends to its charm. We would highly recommend Pazzo and are already planning our next visit!
Dan L. (Richmond VA)