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12273 Us 98, Destin, FL 32550
(850) 650-5980
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 61
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  • 14
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  • 12
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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
Great little Italian place!

I've been to this restaurant MANY times. It is always on my list every time I visit Destin. On this trip, I had late reservations at 9pm. Upon entering, it took a long time for someone to assist us in seating. Once seated, we placed our order and then about 40 minutes later we were told that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
spunkster
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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683 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I've been to this restaurant MANY times. It is always on my list every time I visit Destin. On this trip, I had late reservations at 9pm. Upon entering, it took a long time for someone to assist us in seating. Once seated, we placed our order and then about 40 minutes later we were told that somehow or waiter... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We went their with friends. The food was very good. We were lucky to get in because they are always crowded. Good service, good atmosphere, good family place.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

One of our favorite restaurants in Destin, never have been dissapointed with a meal there. My wife had a Salmon topped Spring Salad and I had the Pasta Bolognese. The Salmon was prepared perfectly and th ebolognese sauce was delicious. the wait ime for our meal was a little slower than are accustomed to but overal a good meal at... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We went to this place based on reviews. We arrived around 5:45 and the hostess said "can I help you?" Very snobby to say the least. She asked if we had a reservation, if not an inside table would be after 7:30. We got a table out side about 25 mins later. This is a strip mall with no ambiance... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The place is a must go. Family of six absolutely loved their white pizza, calzones, and the vodka sauce rigatoni was to die for! Beyond thrilled with the atmosphere and even better wait staff. They are extremely attentive and gave us a great meal! You can't go without trying the pizzas, they are really out of this world.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We are locals and I have to say the food is great. However, they are not family friendly. I had a couple of incidences where I have called to make a reservation and the unfriendly lady who picked up the phone right away told me that their was only outside seating available and said that I can come in with... More 

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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44 reviews 44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

If you desire some authentic Italian breakfast, check this place out. Think it was called Mama Clemeza's. Very different type of breakfast. Not really my style, but everything was good. Mama was sweet. Will go back to try the pizza. Oh, and the waiter was very engaging.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Wow!!!! Everyone left full, happy and satisfied from age 6-44! The food was fresh and carefully prepared. Vincent was a very attentive and kind server. Our kids even commented on how nice he was. After our experiences in the more touristy restaurants in Destin this was a welcome change. Bruschetta had a great balance of flavor. The brick oven pizza... More 

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Hinsdale, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The food here is so great! We went back after our first experience and it was even better! The wood fired pizzas are perfection! The vodka sauce is so delicious and the eggplant parm is the bomb! The staff is great as well.

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Greenville, SC
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Top Notch authentic Italian! The pasta, the pizza, all of it! Loved it. Great wine selection and super wait staff. It's small and cozy which makes for a great atmosphere. I'd highly recommend. I felt like we were eating at some great place in NYC. Go early because there will be a wait!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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