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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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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
196 Retreat Vlg, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2421
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great meal. The bartender poured a luxurious negroni without measuring. The mussels special was delicate, with a great garlic taste but not overwhelming. The sautéed spinach had a bit of a crunch and the pasta was perfect. The shrimp were snappy, the sausage...More

Thank BOW15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are in town for a local shooting competition & are staying on St. Simons. This was our last night here but it was our best meal! A true Italian restaurant with impeccable service (Thanks Gloria!). The food was absolutely scrumptious! MAKE ROOM for the...More

Thank AshleyYoung26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best meal we have had on our travels. The Redfish with risotto and mango salsa was amazing. The flavors blended so well together. Our waitress, Gloria, was very attentive and didn’t steer us wrong in her recommendations. Will definitely return on our...More

Thank Rhonda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us dined here on 2/20/18. Our "experience" started with the hostess: a warm greeting and a great personality! We arrived at 5:30 (reservation) and took advantage of the Early Bird Menu and Happy Hour. The EB menu offered 10 entrees, all priced at...More

Thank Dutch1638
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an enjoyable time! This restaurant has it all......great atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food. Our family of six went there recently to celebrate a special occasion. Each of us had different entrees. The menu has a lot to choose from. We were all very...More

Thank michelewave04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another perfect dinner at Nazzaro's. My husband, a dear friend and I had an early Valentine Dinner on Tuesday night. Our server was perfect. So sorry I don't remember his name, but he is from Jamaica. Hope to have him on every future visit. The...More

Thank mk_420142014
Reviewed 13 January 2018

It was a rare cold day on St. Simons Island, and we needed some comfort food. We found it at Nazzaro's. Now while the phrase "comfort food" might lead you think of something like Cracker Barrel, Nazzaro's is actually a very nice and classy restaurant....More

Thank gbrandolph
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Great restaurant in strip mall, nicely decorated, variety of foods,large portions great service, yummy cocktails.

Thank NJMarie2016
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We visit the restaurant about once per month. They have great staff, great food, and easy parking. There are lots of options too.

Thank pjcharles
Reviewed 20 December 2017

We have been regulars at SSI for several winters but had never been to Nazzaro's until this month. We went during Happy Hour when the wine and well drinks were $3 and the items on the Happy Hour menu were $13.95. I had shrimp parmesan...More

Thank BobUpNorth
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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
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