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$12 - $30
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Soups
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed June 9, 2021 via mobile

I like how you can go to Fat Tomato and have a low key pizza and salad night or get a Philly quality entree depending on your mood and your budget. It’s so much more than the typical Italian places in the area, with an...evolving menu that always delivers. Some current faves are the raging rooster (spicy chicken sandwich), pear and prosciutto pizza, and the ahi tuna “nachos” on wonton crisps. We order or visit 1-2 x’s a month. As others have stated, it’s BYO. Service is great, lots of nice touches. Quality is top notch and you can tell the owners really care about what they put out.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Eric A, Owner at The Fat Tomato Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2021

This means so much to us especially where you say we really care about what we put out, you have no idea how much goes into everything we choose to do. Thank you so much for this kind hearted review it has made our month....More

Reviewed March 21, 2021

My wife, I, and a "local" ate here for lunch earlier this month. What a treasure in these times of covid. The restaurant as is normal these days was sparsely attended but they seemed to have a decent take-out/pick-up business. But dining here was glorious....My seatmates had salads and the greens were incredibly fresh and sparkling. One, a vegetarian had no problem substituting an animal protein for cheese instead For me, I was lost in the who made the very best chicken sandwich? Was it Popeyes or another? I found the answer here at The Fat Tomato and their thin fries with balsamic vinegar, I still relive weeks later. This is a treasure, if you can support it, please do, you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Eric A, Owner at The Fat Tomato Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2021

Thank you so much, glad you liked everything and shared this kind review. We sincerely appreciate it very much. Thanks for supporting us and we look forward to serving you again soon :)

Reviewed May 4, 2020

I am local patron and we decided to get take out from you. I should have known considering the last time I was in there, I had a steak sandwich that was almost as bad as this one. I ordered eggplant Parmesan sandwich on a...hoagie roll. it was a joke ... there was literally 3 pieces of thinly sliced breaded eggplant that were about 2" and 3" in size with a bit of sauce and a bit of cheese. OMG and it was $10. I feel ripped off. The taste was ok, but couldn't possibly make up for the lack of substance. But you would think an 11" hoagie roll would have at least been covered by the contents. I can't imagine why you would serve such a stingy sandwich and charge so much for it. Honestly? It was worth $5.00.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

We stopped for dinner on the way back from the shore, and were not disappointed. Dylan or Dillon was our server, and was very knowledgable, attentive, and professional. He quickly brought us drinks - the ice tea was exceptional- and then explained the specials. We...each tried one of the two soups. Each was tasty; the chicken orzo was flavorful with out being too salty. My wife had the Ceaser salad with grilled shrimp. I had the pecan-crusted mahi nahi over rice. Both were perfectly seasoned, well presented, and delicious. Unfortunately we were too full to.try the desserts, which looked very interesting on the other patrons' tables. We.look forward to stopping in there again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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TFTBISTRO, Owner at The Fat Tomato Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2020

Thank you so much for the beaming review. We love when people tell us exactly what they loved so that we can practice doing more of that. We look forward to serving you again in the future.

Reviewed October 4, 2019 via mobile

We hadn't been to the Fat Tomato for years, but we decided to stop for lunch because our Chinese restaurant was closed on a Monday. Service was friendly and efficient. My ahi tuna salad was both beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. My...husband enjoyed his pork sandwich, and the accompanying fries were crisp and tasty. We thought about going back for dinner, but we don't do pizza or pasta. The mussels looked like a good appetizer choice. My entree choices would be ahi tina again, $26.95, or crab cakes at a very pricey $34.95, especially for Berlin. Time will tell if we try them for dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

A friend of mine took me to this place and I was extremely surprised with the amazing food! I had passed it so many times and thought it was just a pizza place but to my surprise it has a full Italian menu and the...food is beyond delicious. Now I have to go back with everyone I knowMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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TFTBISTRO, Owner at The Fat Tomato Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2019

That is such a kind review I and everyone here sincerely appreciate that. We are sure glad you liked everything and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

Reviewed September 23, 2019

This restaurant is turning out to be a real favorite. I named this review after one of our favorite waitresses. They are all very good and they make sure that you are happy with your choices. Prior to this visit we had a larger group...and were seated in the back dining room. This area is larger and can seat 10-12 people.It was very nice.Great food;friendly staff. Plenty of parking for this comfortable place.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Awesome food and great service it was recommended to us by another friend . It is BYOB. Restuarant is small but cozy.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

My family ordered for the first time from here last Friday. All though the food was good I was kind of disappointed as we received one of their menus in the mail and there was coupons in there. We went to use a coupon for...$10 off if you spend over $50. Our bill came to $83.00 and the girl at the register wouldn't accept the coupon cause in real small print it said not good on Fridays and Sat. The writing was so small you need reading glasses to read it. Just the other day we received another coupon for your place for $10 off $60 worth of food and there was no restrictions on the coupon. So I don't see why they could have accepted it. Any way we will continue to go to our favorite Place Scotto's in Berlin. They accept coupons any day of the week and their food is also awesome.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

From gourmet pizzas, to fabulous appetizers, to full dinners, this bistro has a menu that will please anyone looking for a great meal. We started with a stuffed portobello, prosciutto, avocado, and cheeses - a great creation! Then continued with a couple of gourmet thin...crust pizzas - a pear and prosciutto, and an Italian red with some sausage and mushrooms. Of course, plenty to take home! Definitely recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Eric A, Owner at The Fat Tomato Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind review, we’re so happy you enjoyed your experience dining with us. Look forward to serving you again in the future!

Reviewed June 20, 2018

We've been looking forward to going to this place for some time. We were not disappointed. It's a comparatively small restaurant but it is well appointed. We had plenty of room and were very comfortable.We were greeted as soon as we entered by a very...nice young lady with a huge smile. Erica, our waitress, was very friendly and did an excellent job.If you've read any of our reviews, you can see that we rate most of these places with five stars. There's a reason for that . We check places out ahead of time on line and through recommendations and found most of them truly worthy of five stars.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Eric A, Owner at The Fat Tomato Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind review we are so happy you liked us.

Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

The place has an annoying odor poor service food quality was poor! Prices expensive for quality of food! I hate writing bad reviews but since the restaurant does not mind charging the prices they do I don’t feel too bad writing this review! SorryMore

Date of visit: June 2018
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Eric A, Owner at The Fat Tomato Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

We are sad to hear you didn’t have a good experience at our restaurant. The quality of our food may have been a bit sub par being that our main chef was out this weekend due to him having a baby. As for the odor...More

Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Was very basic food with chips out of a lays chip bag. Would never go back. The bathroom stunk horribly!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Eric A, Owner at The Fat Tomato Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Tiffany your experience sounds terrible but I don’t believe it was at our place, being that we don’t serve chips and our bathroom is cleaned hourly.

Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Went for the first time on Friday night, liked it so much went back Saturday! Staff was very friendly and attentive. You might like I did, think this is just another pizzeria, couldn’t be more wrong. It is a casual Italian restaurant with excellent dishes....Seafood was fresh and cooked perfectly. Got to love that it is BYOB! Try and leave room for desert, everything tasted fresh and homemade.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

I have been going to the Fat Tomato for over 10 years! High quality food, family atmosphere and always great service. The eggplant rollatini is my favorite app. The soups are always great and my son in law loves the Margarita pizza.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Yes, The Fat Tomato Italian Bistro offers takeout services.

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The Fat Tomato Italian Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5