We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
12273 Us 98, Destin, FL 32550
(850) 650-5980
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 759 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 505
    Excellent
  • 156
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Absolutely Delicious

We had dinner with my parents while on vacation. It's very small inside so you want to make reservations. The complementary bread and dip were very good but order the garlic rolls. Everything we ordered was rich and amazing. If you are tired of seafood or just looking for something different then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
liberty710
,
Columbia, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

759 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had dinner with my parents while on vacation. It's very small inside so you want to make reservations. The complementary bread and dip were very good but order the garlic rolls. Everything we ordered was rich and amazing. If you are tired of seafood or just looking for something different then definitely go to Fat Clemenza. Pricing was reasonable,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Muskogee, OK
Level Contributor
70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Recommended by others who came here several times during their Destin stay. Absolute delicious wood fired pizza. Authentic Itilian. Great salads. Anxious to try some other dishes. Recommend highly. Off the usual Destin locations in a strip mall but great and worth a visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arab, Alabama, United States
Level Contributor
61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We stopped in with family. 4 people plus baby. There was a small wait. I'd suggest reservations for dinner. Wait staff was friendly and helpful. Ham and basil brick fired pizza was good. Not the best, but good. The rigatoni was excellent and my picatta was ok. It was a little bland. Spinoni and tiramisu was excellent. We would go... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ohio
Level Contributor
38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Very good food. Minimal wait. Smaller bar area, but appetizer was excellent (garlic rolls). Everyone loved their food. Located in a strip mall, but clean and nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our family of 7, 3 adults and 4 kids (3,4,7 and 9 years old) visited Fat Clemenza's for lunch. I found the restaurant on trip advisor and based on the reviews decided to check it out. Me and my husband had lobster bisque soup and lunch special - gnocchi. I have to compliment both, and especially the soup. So tasty.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Morrilton, AR
Level Contributor
39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were seated fairly quickly on a Saturday night when we first got into town. I ordered a pepperoni calzone which was pretty good, just wished it would have had more fillings in it. My wife ordered the lasagna and said it was pretty good. Service was pretty good until the end when we had to wait awhile for the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Biloxi, Mississippi
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I looked this up on trip advisor and decide to take my family here. I walked in and we were a tab bit under dress. The hostess still made us feel good and she told me not to worry because we all family in the restaurant. By far the best pizza and pasta so far. The Chef came out and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We only got pizza and it was so flavorful and worth it. Wish we would've gotten the sausage due to the picture but opted for a spinach and it was good. Kids got a cheese pizza and ate the whole thing!! It's won multiple awards and we see why. Limited seating so come early or call ahead. We had no... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Panama City this year, but drove to Destin to eat at Fat Clemenza's for lunch. The food was awesome, service excellent, and restaurant was nice and clean. I highly recommend this restaurant. The portions are huge!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our family hasn't visited Destin for 4 years but renewed our relationship this year. And Fat Clemenza's was on our list of places to re-visit. It was wonderful and has not changed at all during our absence - we were happy with the food, the ambiance, the service, everything. Again, it made us sorry they don't have a franchise in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Fat Clemenza's also viewed

Destin, Florida Panhandle
 

Been to Fat Clemenza's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: Doing business, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fat Clemenza's and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Paris, Arkansas
1 month ago
NC
1 month ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Fat Clemenza's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?