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Fat Clemenza's

12273 Us 98, Destin, FL 32550
(850) 650-5980
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Ranked #11 of 237 Restaurants in Destin
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Dallas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We had a reservation for 12 people for our 16th anniversary. We were seated on time and the food and service was once again the best during our annual trip to Destin. I just wish the owner was there to visit with us!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Based upon the reviews, my friend and I were excited about trying the food at Fat Clemenza's. We perused the menu, planned on what we would have, and to be honest, the photo of the pizza were on Trip Advisor looked so good we almost wanted to lick the screen! We tried to find the restaurant, but one problem with... More

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Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband and I visited Destin from wonderful Virginia and came upon this awesome restaurant. We love good Italian and this place has the best Italian we have ever had. The staff was awesome and super friendly. The owners were there the first night we went and were super friendly. Made us feel like we were family. We loved it... More

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Euless, Texas, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have visited Fat Clemenza's past 3 yrs on vacation. Great Food + Great Service = GREAT MEAL! Can't say enough good things about Dominic's place. You'd think you were having dinner in Little Italy in NYC or Chicago! Whether you order the Seafood Linguine in Marinara or Eggplant Parmesan, you can't go wrong! The wood-fired oven baked pizza is outstanding... More

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Tampa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Traveled to Destin this past week and managed to have dinner twice at Fat Clemenza's because the pizza was awesome! Have not had pizza this good since we left New York. The entree's were good also but the best part of the meal was the pizza. Small restaurant so you need reservations but if you like pizza this is the... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My family and I visited here on vacation in July, and enjoyed one of the best Italian dinners I've ever had. Everything down to the last rigatoni noodle was spectacular. My daughter chose the Rigatoni with fresh mozzarella and basil, while my wife indulged in the Eggplant Parmagiana. She raved about the Eggplant the rest of our vacation. Even the... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We ate here twice while vacationing in Destin. Both times the food was great. Authentic Italian and good service. I will add we did take out because they were so busy. If you plan to eat at the restaurant, make a reservation!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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116 reviews 116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you want a break from the hustle and bustle and seafood joints of Destin, this is a great choice. Decent menu and reasonably diverse wine list. I had the veal piccata, one of my favorite Italian dishes and their preparation was pretty decent. Quiet and dimly lit, calm atmosphere. Excellent service. Reasonably priced. I would go back.

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Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This may have been a great place many moons ago, but they have gotten to commercial and gimmicky now. Where did the yummy food go?? Where's the freshness?? The lasagna I'd previously raved about now tastes like Chef Boyardee. Pizza wasn't good either. The chicken picata tasted old. The whole family got sick after dinner. Not pleasant at all. The... More

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Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Had the margherita and vegetarian pizzas. The ingredients were really fresh and the crust was awesome. Will definitely stop here again on our next trip to Destin.

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