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Fat Clemenza's

12273 Us 98, Destin, FL 32550
(850) 650-5980
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Ranked #11 of 238 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
Birmingham, Alabama
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Dislikes: smaller restaurant - so get there early. The hostess was not pleasant at all. She acted like she wanted to be anywhere but there. It worried me at first. However, are server was wonderful. Likes: We ate here twice during our week long vacation. The first time was for dinner. We got a couple of pizzas for the table... More

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Washington DC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Pizza and pasta were simple and delicious and reasonably priced. It was nice to eat at a locally-owned restaurant in an area dominated by chains. Decor was very cool-looking for a strip mall location. The name of the place is also awesome. We'd definitely recommend.

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Cumming, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place has amazing food and service. They will take a reservation and make sure you have one, as the place is small. The service is outstanding and it is truly authentic Italian. Well worth the wait and drive to experience this place. A must while in Destin.

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Fairfield, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The food was amazing. Warm atmosphere. Great service. The pizza was divine. Cheesy, saucy, and perfectly cooked. The server we had was great. Very attentive. Highly recommend!!

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The pasta is super. The Alfredo sauces is the best I have ever eaten. The service is great and they take reservations. Very small setting so call first or go early during peak seasons. Best Italian food in the area.

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Dallas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Our group of 8 came here due to all the great reviews! Glad we did...food was fresh (great salads), good pizza, and fantastic Tiramisu!! We made a reservation and got there at 5 when opened - highly recommend! When we left at 6 if you didn't have a reservation it was a 2 hour wait - was yummy but not... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place is a little gem at the end of a unassuming shopping strip. Upon our arrival the chef was picking fresh herbs from the planters in front of the restaurant. That was enough to let us know we wanted to go in and try the food. The hostess asked if we had reservations (we didn't know they took reservations),... More

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Ocala, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We decided to give this place a try, and I'm so glad we did. More choices than a typical Italian place, husband had the braised lamb shank, which was excellent. I had a cheese ravioli with a porcini mushroom sauce which was really good. you can choose different sauces for different pasta dishes. Tiramisu was very good as well. Ended... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

While in Miramar Beach FL had dinner at Fat Clemenza's again and the food was just as delicious as the first time we ate there. 6 of us had a variety of items from appetizers, pasta, pizza and dessert and all great. Service, atmosphere very nice...one of my favorite places to eat while at the beach and it is not... More

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Indiana
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110 reviews 110 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Decided we wanted pizza while on vacation. Scouted out various places and after a fee drive bys, decided this looked the best. Was somewhat fancy, but accommodating for our casually beach worn clothes and 3 kids. Sort of a hole-in-the-wall place. Brick oven pizza was really good. We got Quattro - recommend.

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