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12273 Us 98, Destin, FL 32550
(850) 650-5980
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5:00 pm - 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Go, you'll love it

I have to say the pizza crust was the best I ever had. The pizza itself was excellent. I had had the spicy linguini with red sauce and mussels. It was very, very good. The ambiance was great with perfect lighting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bart B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to say the pizza crust was the best I ever had. The pizza itself was excellent. I had had the spicy linguini with red sauce and mussels. It was very, very good. The ambiance was great with perfect lighting.

Thank Bart B
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After searching TA, we decided to give Fat Clemenza's a try. We were not disappointed. Certainly not a large restaurant, it's located in a shopping center but once you walk inside the ambiance is just as it should be. I was longing for a brick oven pizza, my first one on our extended trip. My wife wanted something a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are always in the mood for great brick oven pizza! We are visiting this area for the first time and looked into the best in this area and FC came up. We had dinner on a Monday night and the restaurant was pretty busy. The interior is on the smaller side but quaint. We had good service with my... More 

Thank Lisa S
Cuenca, Ecuador
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Fat Clemenza's on a recommendation and it was the BEST Italian food I have eaten in a long time. The waiter recommend to my husband the Vodka Rigatoni and my sister and I ordered the Vegetarian pizza with pepperoni! The caramelized Onion ,Spinach and Red Peppers were wonderful on the pizza. While we were waiting for our... More 

Thank CLM8-27
Atlanta, Georgia
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They make pizza, and calzones....but this is an Italian Restaurant that makes pizza. I cannot comment on their Italian dishes, but I will say don't expect to feed the family on Pizza night here. We got 2 pizza's and a Calzone for my wife and I and our 3 little kids. The pizza's were smaller with not much on the... More 

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Bolivar, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Italian good. So authentic. Fresh ingredients. Creative menu and wide selection. Great service. Quaint atmosphere. Pizza is amazing. We have a very picky eater in our family and were able to get a thumbs up from everyone in our family on this visit.

Thank 417HubMom
Saline, Michigan
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124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We revisited this restaurant again this year. The lasagna was so-so. Salad wasn't included with the meal. We ordered a small salad which was fresh & plentiful. The bread on the table was very good. Staff were attentive & pleasant. The tables are placed close together & we couldn't help but overhear the talking around us. We probably won't return... More 

Thank LindafromMI
Box Elder, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a small place and 3 of us were seated at a tiny table by the bathroom and when the wait staff came by I had to get up to let them thru with the food. We had previously picked up a take out menu from here and wanted a sandwich for dinner but when our waitress arrived she... More 

1 Thank gypsylady002a
Hoover, Alabama
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten there for dinner as well but this review is for the pizza. It would be a disservice to your taste buds to leave Destin without trying Fat's pizza. We like the prosciutto pizza best. What makes it so great is the crust - they cook the pizza in a brick oven that gets as hot as 900 degrees... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Small and intimate dining area. Our family each purchased an entree and shared it 'family style'. Enjoyed the pizza, lasagna, ravioli and more!

1 Thank Keith L

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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: Business meetings, Families with children, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?