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Fat Tony's Italian Pub

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131 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
19103438881
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 19
    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
Yummy Italian! Tiramisu is not to be missed!

Had dinner with my work colleagues, this is easy walking distance from the Hilton Riverfront. I had the pineapple and ham calzone, a friend got the pizza. The crust was fluffy and delicious, the salads were a good size without allowing a guest to fill up too fast. The desert was incredible, they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kim K
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durham, nc
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner on New year's day. Waitress was bored but nice, bruschetta was plenty and decent. Veal saltimbocca was quite nice. Fork was basically pliable, couldn't hold itself in the food. Wine list is nothing to ride home about, but fair. Right in downtown, siting space OK

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Thank Herve_8
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner with my work colleagues, this is easy walking distance from the Hilton Riverfront. I had the pineapple and ham calzone, a friend got the pizza. The crust was fluffy and delicious, the salads were a good size without allowing a guest to fill up too fast. The desert was incredible, they make in house, tiramisu which was light,... More 

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Thank Kim K
Durham, North Carolina
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Somebody has an Italian grandma cooking in the kitchen...no lie...I swear there is a grandma cooking in the kitchen...starting with bruschetta with balsamic and buttered bread...the best....now for the real food... Chicken Marsala no bad gravy here just a smooth flavorful wine sauce to bath the linguine and chicken....the way it should be! The veal saltimbacco was soft moist and... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Our first stop in Wilmington. We stopped for a quick bite to eat and were not disappointed. My husband had the 4 cheese grilled cheese sandwich and he loved it. I had the soup and sandwich special. The Italian Club was chocked full of meat and the New England Clam chowder was very good. Great choice.

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Thank Kathleen I
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My husband, who hates making decisions, picked this place -- and what a joy it was! we sat in back and it was relatively quiet, with just a couple people at the bar and 2 other tables occupied. Our server, Tina, was just as sweet as could be! My husband got the caesar salad, Penne a la Vodka (kind of... More 

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Thank nillabop
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Great staff, great prices, great location, and delicious pizza makes up Fat Tony's. I have been to so many pizza restuarants and none compares to this place as far as the quality of their pizza. The location is near the cape fear river, and right in the mix od downtown Wilmington. Every time I have been there the food was... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Somebody in our group ordered a salad. It was over $11.98 and it was the size of a side salad. Grilled pizza was ok but expensive for size. We found the same with the sandwich. Lots of beer available but we had come in for food and we were disappointed.

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Thank S A
metro Atlanta
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125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

After wandering around for awhile, we finally settled on this restaurant. Our waitress was super friendly and helpful. They have a nice selection of wines. The eggplant appetizer is really nice (and I don't usually like eggplant)! We were both really satisfied with our entree choices. I had the balsamic salmon - beautifully cooked, big portion of food! Several people... More 

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Thank ladytez
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

One thing about Pizza is it needs to be done. Asked for it well and crispy and was far from it. I also like when the cheese and sauce meet the top of the crust. Having 2 inches of bread at the top of the slice is dissatisfying. Caesar Salad was so-so.

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Thank Bob C
New Bern, North Carolina
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128 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Great quick place to eat. We ate outside because of our dog being with us. They offer pet friendly outside tables. Waitress was very accommodating giving our dog a water bowl. Food was very good. My wife had the lunch special pizza and I had the lunch portion spaghetti. Everything was good; service and the food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 19103438881

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?