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12273 Us 98, Destin, FL 32550
(850) 650-5980
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Ranked #10 of 250 Restaurants in Destin
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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
Kansas City, Mo.
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Ate dinner here three years ago, and was impressed. I wanted to come back and have lunch today after a golf outing Had the house salad which was very good with creamy Italian house dressing, and pasta carbonara. Everything was fine, and the service was friendly. It is still reminiscent of both Italy, and New York, in size, and decor.... More 

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Destin, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is such a fine restaurant. Cozy, agile, able to add "blackboard specials" of exquisite quality nightly, this small family style restaurant is a joyful palace dedicated to fine eating and great conversations. My wife and I had specials tonight: she a grouper picatta that was light as a feather with a caper sauce on angle hair. I had the... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I was just in Destin for a short visit, I had to take a friend to Fat Clemenza's. As always the food was over the top.Went for lunch. The soup of the day was lentil, fabulous. Had the arugula salad, to die for. Lunch special calzone, unmatched. Love this place. Thank you trip advisor for steering me here on my... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

this place has been in destin a long time and that says a lot for destin because they come and go. It's on the tiny side and I suggest a rev. The food is real Italian and served old school. The service is good. The salads are fresh and come in a hurry. The pasta is great. My only complaint... More 

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Tel Aviv
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I visited in the off season, so there was no wait and the restaurant was not crowded. The service was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable about the drinks and the menu. The food came out in the right amount of time; not too slow and but long enough to work on the drinks w/ conversation. I had the eggplant parmesan and... More 

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Destin, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We love mom and pop restaurants because the food and atmosphere can not be compared to chains. This was no exception.The staff was very friendly, loved the pictures on the walls and the food was great! Ordered a second pizza just for the leftovers!

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Geneva, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have passed by this place a hundred times, and always thought as I passed how good could this place be? So, we pulled in and tried it. We were greeted and seated quickly. Our server explained the menu and the specials and had our wine selection back to the table in good time. The aroma in the place was... More 

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Wonderful small New York style restaurant with great wine and good food. The brick oven stromboli is the best!

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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142 reviews 142 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had appetizers and a lobster ravioli special along with a pizza. Bottom-line.... everything was ok except the pizza which was FANTASTIC. So if you go... go for the pizza.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The food is always great. The service is hit-or-miss, but the food makes up for it. Everything is fresh, the atmosphere is inviting and I love the pizza.

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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

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