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Ali's Bistro

171 Brooks St SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-3717
850-226-4708
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- Sep 1, 2014
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English first
Shalimar, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stopped by for drinks and appetizers and were extremely surprised. Great remodeled as we have not been here since Ali has remodeled and made this an amaze diamond in the ruff. Small bar bur extremely friendly, Service was great, The menu looks like we will be back Soon!

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alexandria, VA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to find such a "feel good" restaurant in this touristy town. From the moment we arrived until we left, the staff made us feel special. It appeared that most of the patrons were locals in dressy casuals enjoying a classy meal and each other. Our Greek salad was so fresh and plentiful, followed by an especially... More

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Niceville, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I love this place! Can't say it enough. My husband and I go fairly regularly and always try to squeak it in when we have visitors from out of town. We love the food so much we both had our birthday party dinners there. The service is outstanding, the food is delicious and the owner is usually on site. The... More

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Destin, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had dinner Friday night at Ali's. Tried out the special $9.99 12inch pizzas, had tiramisu for dessert, and of course ordered the olive oil dip for our bread. Have been loyal customers for years (even when Ali ran Ciao Bella in Destin). Never a disappointing time. The combination of consistency, good customer service, and great food is hard to... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our group of 7 was seated immediately. Service good. Food was good (pizza a little salty for our taste). Our group had one check and noticed a 20% gratuity added to our bill, which was mandatory. We question the 20% and was told it was mandatory. So keep that in mind.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If there is a large party being served the kitchen will back up. We waited 50 min for our food. However it is an excellent restaurant and if you are with friends and can take the time, do. The bar is always full and the staff are service oriented. We had the grouper special cooked in butter served with capers,... More

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love this place. A local scene and charming bistro. The pizza here is excellent. Service impeccable and the owner genuinely happy to see you. A little pricey but worth every cent.

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Mary Esther, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I went for lunch last week as an alternative to the choices available near my place of employment. While parking is a bit of a challenge on Brooks Street, I found a spot within a two minute walk. Upon entering Ali's, one will certainly discover, as I did, that this is a more up-scale dining experience than one would expect... More

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Navarre, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Tried this place for the first time yesterday and had an okay experience. Our server was spot on and did a great job. The food was just mediocre, not amazing but not bad. The dipping oil was very good, but it's kind of strange that it is an additional cost. We tried the bruschetta which was again just okay. I... More

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Manicotti, chicken florentine and spaghetti and meatballs all very good. Nice atmosphere, pleasant service! Would definitely come back.

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