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12273 Us 98, Destin, FL 32550
(850) 650-5980
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Experience

A wonderful dinner on Friday night with my Mom! Great service...excellent food. We shared a couple of appetizers, an entree and finished off with a cannoli! I live a few miles away and always enjoy Fat Clemenza's!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeanne Marie M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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165 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my pasta with clams, but my husband didn't really care for his lasagna because of the marinara sauce. The other couple ordered caprese pasta (which he loved) and his wife ordered veal marsala. The veal marsala had a different sauce too. She liked it but we thought it was odd and that they made a mistake. The sauce... More 

Thank Barbara J
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful dinner on Friday night with my Mom! Great service...excellent food. We shared a couple of appetizers, an entree and finished off with a cannoli! I live a few miles away and always enjoy Fat Clemenza's!!

Thank Jeanne Marie M
Atlantic Beach, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time visiting the emerald coast. My husband and I always try to find "local favorite's." This sleepy restaurant in a strip mall hit a home run. My husband is second generation from Italy and I used to own a catering company. If your looking for true authentic Italian go here. You will not be disappointed. I had the Veal... More 

Thank MKHerlehySapia
Destin, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Service was very good good menu. Need a white fish on the menu . Veal piccata was good would have liked the veal to be be cooked to a brown finish.

Thank Don H
Northlake, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Went here for lunch we ordered garlic knots, a margherita pizza and a ham pizza. Knots are breadsticks with a knot in the middle that come on a plate floating in melted butter. Pizzas were ok, Lunch size pizza are about 12".

Thank Sadice
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Read a lot of reviews on this place and decide to go and have Pizza there. Very disappointed with their pizza and their service was the slowest of any restaurant that we went to during our 2 week stay. Some of the pasta dishes that we seen at other tables looked good but the pizza was nothing special and we... More 

Thank amillls
Pearl, Mississippi
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We were at the San Destin Beach Resort for 7 days and we ate out every day. We tried this place because of the reviews and we are so glad we did, it was the best meal we had the entire trip. We had the bread sticks, pizza, lasagna and tiramisu. It is a small place and the staff is... More 

Thank Dorothy M
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We've been searching for good pizza since we moved to the area, and really haven't found a place that we liked...until now. We tried Fat Clemenza's on the recommendation of a friend who's from Long Island, and boy was she right. It's located just off Hwy 98 in a shopping area. Its very small inside, maybe a dozen or so... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Ordered carryout from here. Very quick, very good. They only have one size pizza, it's like a medium. So get two and have leftovers!

Thank jamaicanmix
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My husband and I ate here based on a recommendation of a local person. We didn't have reservations and were seated immediately, perhaps because it was a Wednesday evening around 5:30. I had the Marsala Chicken and my husband had the Chicken Parmigiana, both dishes were extraordinary and fresh. Portions are large, so go hungry. Don't expect it to be... 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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?