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12273 Us 98, Destin, FL 32550
(850) 650-5980
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11:00 am - 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, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 486
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  • 148
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Don't let the name Pizzeria fool you. A nicer casual dining experience.

Don't let the name "Pizzeria" fool you. This is a very good Italian/Pizza restaurant. I rarely reward a restaurant with 5 stars. I didn't even hesitate with this restaurant. The food was absolutely divine. It started with us showing up without a reservation. We didn't realize we needed one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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League City, Texas
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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League City, Texas
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136 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Don't let the name "Pizzeria" fool you. This is a very good Italian/Pizza restaurant. I rarely reward a restaurant with 5 stars. I didn't even hesitate with this restaurant. The food was absolutely divine. It started with us showing up without a reservation. We didn't realize we needed one (they are recommended). However, most of the parties outside were almost... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My friend told me about this place and I had to try it. It's a hole in the wall and thankfully we went early because it gets busy. Some of my family went back another night because it was that good! I wanted to try their pizza but their pasta dishes was something I had to try. I had the... More 

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for the pizza only, but wished I had more time to explore the whole menu. Pizza was the best I've had in Florida, ever. No issues. Great service. Kind of hard to find and traffic in the late afternoon, early evening can be a bear so take that into account, but it is well worth the effort.

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Spring City, Tennessee
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Having our fill of seafood we decided to try this place which seemed to have a great menu, brick oven pizza and a variety of pasta dishes. So glad we found it! They start off by bringing a small basket of sliced bread and olive oil for dipping. The three of us devoured it! Great pizza which my husband and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We turned in by accident and decided to just give it a try. What a great surprise. The dijon grouper I dijon sauce was fantastic as was everything we ordered. Service was superb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining at Fat Clamenza's again last week. They never disappoint! I would highly recommend making reservations!!! Very popular place to eat. The pizzas are brick oven pizzas with wonderful fresh toppings. Full Italian menu with deserts available as well. Food comes to your table quickly and very friendly staff. A must for your next visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stopped in on a whim during our honeymoon six years ago, and made sure to visit again this year. There will be a wait at peak hours but it is worth it. Food is excellent and service is first class. Come beach casual or dressed up, doesn't matter. Lots of bread and fast with it. Caprese starter is excellent.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I love Eggplant Parmesan but it can be hit or miss. I just had the best Eggplant Parmesan I've ever had at Fat Clemenza's. I had it as a sandwich but took off the top bun. The ciabatta bun was very good but I wanted to taste every savory bite of the Eggplant. The sauce was perfect and obviously made... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Fabulous food. I think this was the best eggplant parm & bruschetta I've ever had. It's a small place so reservations are recommended. People were waiting for seating as we were leaving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We pretty much planned our trip to Destin just to eat once again at Fat Clemenza's. It is a small place, so you may want to make a reservation. The food is great! Pizza and calzones are amazing. I wish we lived closer. I had the chicken piccata this time and it was good, but I like the pizza better.

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Additional Information about Fat Clemenza's

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

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?