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Nazzaro's Italian Cuisine

196 Retreat Vlg, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2421
+1 912-634-6161
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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196 Retreat Vlg, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2421
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Thank you for making this special day more memorable for Carol and Richard. As always the staff and food were excellent.

Thank SassyIslandGirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made the trip from Savannah for an outstanding dinner. The grouper special was one of the best I have ever had. Knowledgeable waitstaff knew the menu and offered great suggestions. Creative and extensive wine list. Absolutely loved our meal and completely worth the trip. Can't...More

1  Thank DKF827
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Nazzaro's in late April and sat outside in their patio area for dinner. The weather was perfect to enjoy dinner outside. We had the Red fish special and the Georgia Shrimp sautéed with spinach and sundried tomatoes in a creamy garlic sauce. Both...More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Variety of seafood pasta's along with other favorite Italian cuisine. Great martini's, margarita's, wine and other fine drinks. Tiramisu is wonderful!

1  Thank bebe317
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Nazzaro's made my daughters 16th birthday party a huge success. The private room was tucked away and a great space for the girls to chat and have fun! Food was great as always! Server did an amazing job and made sure everyone was well taken...More

1  Thank Carly O
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite place to eat on the island. I had the grouper special with orzo and it was the best meal ever! So light but very tasty! Then to end the night we had my favorite Banana Zango which is like having a...More

1  Thank ddbowers
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Shopping center restaurant with surprising gracious interior, broad menu, excellent food and service.

1  Thank DC-3Nut
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Having a cocktail among fellow sophisticates while awaiting a dining-room table is my customary approach to an enjoyable evening in this excellent Italian restaurant. In both lounge and dining-room, the service is good. Perfectly dimmed lighting enhances the ambiance, and the wine list and dinner...More

1  Thank RBL4U
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Located in a strip shopping center, you might dismiss this gem. Don't. They give you a great meal and great service with comfortable atmosphere. I had the special with seared grouper over cheesy risotto. It was amazing. Bonus: we arrived 10 minutes before happy hour...More

1  Thank Johnna C
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We have not been to this restaurant for quite awhile and I don't know why! First and foremost. I love restaurants that have a nice atmosphere and this one truly does. And there is a touch of class as well because they have real table...More

1  Thank michelewave04
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 Retreat Vlg, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2421
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-634-6161
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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