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Fat Clemenza's

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12273 US Highway 98 W, Destin, FL 32550-6963
(850) 650-5980
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Read a bunch of reviews and figured we try this place. We are pizza junkies and were curious to try out the Italian food. Even in the off-season this place was crowded… Because it is very small. I tables were so close together that you could not help but feel like you were dining with people next to you. We... More 

Thank SherriCharlotte
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Destin for a week and decided to eat something other than seafood for one night, and we were not disappointed. Our dinner was incredible...we shared a dish of spaghetti with meat sauce and split a pizza. Both were so good. We will definitely go back. Make sure you make reservations, as the restaurant is small.

Thank Jami G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was absolutely awesome! My husband and I had pizza which was out of this world and our daughter had pasta and she said it was delicious! Highly recommend the garlic rolls! Impeccable service! If you go past 5 o'clock a reservation is strongly recommended it's not a real big place.

Thank hannant01
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We wouldn't think of coming to Destin without visiting Fat Clemenzas. Yes the lasagna is. Little different but still excellent. I had the linguini Corleone & it was wonderful. Atmosphere was great. Loved the decor and listening to Italian opera. Wish their staff was Italian and more mature tho...

Thank Jo H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrible service tonight. It took them 15 mi ute to notice we were sitting at a table. I had to ask for table bread and olive oil after ordering a $100 worth of food. Our server took our order and disappeared. My sons salad never made it to the table. I won't be back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Atlanta, GA
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376 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,272 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came here after reading glowing reviews but left shaking our heads and wondering why. The service was fine but the food was very bland, average at best. I started with the crab soup. You would need tweezers and a magnifying glass to find any crab, and even with more crabmeat the soup would still have been almost tasteless. We... More 

1 Thank GuyFromAtlanta_GA
Youngsville, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My birthday tradition includes a week in Destin accentuated by a lovely meal at Fat Clemenzas's for my special day. For authentic Italian cuisine, this is the place. The ambiance exudes the Italian culture. Plus it doesn't hurt when the waiter sings Happy Birthday. Also, try out Mama Clemenzas.

Thank Renee C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Friday evening in August for dinner. We had the caprese salad, which was excellent, then we ordered a couple of pizza's...simply fantastic, dough, sauce, etc, out of this world. Best pizza around....Nice Italian atmosphere to go along with the evening....good, attentive staff. Can't wait to go back. Need to also try Mama Clemenza's next door for breakfast....also... More 

Thank Michael P
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this restaurant by a fluke. Originally my plan was to eat at Vinny Mcguires. I walked in to that establishment and was in close contact to 3 employees and not one of them bothered to greet me or utter a word. So I went to this restaurant and I'm glad I did. Having grown up in New York... More 

Thank nsfishncat
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not my favorite Italian place in the area but over in miramar beach, this is the place. The food is good. The pizza is average. The prices are good. You leave full and happy. I recommend it.

Thank Scooter H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12273 US Highway 98 W, Destin, FL 32550-6963
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: (850) 650-5980

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?