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12273 Us 98, Destin, FL 32550
(850) 650-5980
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 451
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food and Service

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Destin. We have had wonderful pizza as well as delicious Italian dinners. The veal parm is wonderful. The restaurant is small, but the service is friendly and efficient. Try their cannoli.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Mark B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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667 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Destin. We have had wonderful pizza as well as delicious Italian dinners. The veal parm is wonderful. The restaurant is small, but the service is friendly and efficient. Try their cannoli.

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Miramar Beach, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Not an inexpensive venue for dinner, 2 of the 6 dinners were very disappointed with their dinners, a calzone that was over done with a lot of dough and very little filling, another ordered the lasagna, for $18.00 served a small portion of lasagna that was overly cheesy and short on meat.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Went there for dinner and had a great dining experience; service was very good and our meal was first rate; will definitely go back there next time we are staying in Destin

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Rochester
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband and I had lunch there last week and the food and service was excellent. We plan to go back ASAP and try other menu items

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Saline, Michigan
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had a great experience at this restaurant. The server Vincent was helpful & checked on us frequently. The pizza & fresh bread was very tasty. Great service & great food too! Definitely worth a return visit.

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Kansas City, Mo.
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Ate dinner here three years ago, and was impressed. I wanted to come back and have lunch today after a golf outing Had the house salad which was very good with creamy Italian house dressing, and pasta carbonara. Everything was fine, and the service was friendly. It is still reminiscent of both Italy, and New York, in size, and decor.... More 

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Destin, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is such a fine restaurant. Cozy, agile, able to add "blackboard specials" of exquisite quality nightly, this small family style restaurant is a joyful palace dedicated to fine eating and great conversations. My wife and I had specials tonight: she a grouper picatta that was light as a feather with a caper sauce on angle hair. I had the... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I was just in Destin for a short visit, I had to take a friend to Fat Clemenza's. As always the food was over the top.Went for lunch. The soup of the day was lentil, fabulous. Had the arugula salad, to die for. Lunch special calzone, unmatched. Love this place. Thank you trip advisor for steering me here on my... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

this place has been in destin a long time and that says a lot for destin because they come and go. It's on the tiny side and I suggest a rev. The food is real Italian and served old school. The service is good. The salads are fresh and come in a hurry. The pasta is great. My only complaint... More 

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Tel Aviv
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I visited in the off season, so there was no wait and the restaurant was not crowded. The service was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable about the drinks and the menu. The food came out in the right amount of time; not too slow and but long enough to work on the drinks w/ conversation. I had the eggplant parmesan and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12273 Us 98, Destin, FL 32550
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: (850) 650-5980

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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