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Fat Tony's Italian Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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131 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3944
+1 910-343-8881
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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200 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for a late supper our first night in Wilmington. The food was amazing & our server Nick very helpful. We shared a small pizza and the pizza poutine. Oh my goodness, both were wonderful. I would definitely come here again the next time we are in Wilmington.

Thank dranke
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stumbled in because I was starving and there wasn't a wait here. I had actually heard some bad reviews previously, but my need for food overcame me. I am SO happy we stopped. Nice and quiet for a Friday night. No wait. Sadly, more people should be here. Our server, Lia, was very attentive and so sweet. I ordered... More 

Thank Nicole M
Leland, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Worst dining experience in the city of Wilmington. My wife and I arrived at 1 PM with my daughter, aside from one other couple in the restaurant we were the only ones. The waitress took our child's order and put the order in. She came back and took our order and put it in. We sat and watched other patrons... More 

Thank janbaby1212
Clayton, North Carolina
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Located in the heart of the Wilmington riverside area, Fat Tony's is partly about atmosphere (located in a narrow, older building with no real natural light), and partly about good italian/pub food. My teenager daughter and I had dinner here on a day trip from Raleigh. First off, our server was very attentive and very friendly. I wish I could... More 

Thank Scot J
Atlanta, GA
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Had dinner here on a Sunday night (which happened to be New Year's Day). Place didn't look like much from the outside but we were impressed with the menu. "The Loretta" is a cheddar and brie panini with fig spread and rosemary. Sounds strange but tastes amazing. Menu also includes standard pub fare and pizza. HUGE beer list and full... More 

Thank Momvold
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

This is first choice for when I get to visit North Carolina again. Server, I think was called Tyler? may be wrong on the name, young guy very polite, friendly and attentive. no hesitation in leaving $20 tip.

Thank Bev K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and awesome crab dip. Every time we come to Wilmington we stop here. It's one of our go to spots.

Thank James W
Lumberton, North Carolina
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167 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

The food is good - many choices of pizza. They have a lot of choices in beer also. There is outside seating upstairs but view is of condos. A few tables in front but inside seating is good also. We have had pizza from there and each time a different kind all have been good!

Thank DianeB730
Palm Harbor, Florida
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

It was a fun place. The beer is good and cold with good specials. The food was decent. I had thin crust pizza and ravioli. We'd go there again.

Thank jeanne p
Perth, Australia
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346 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Staff were pleasant at this restaurant/bar in downtown Wilmington. Our food was good (including an excellent New England clam chowder) and a good assortment of draft and bottled beers were available. The place had few customers in it when we dined, so lacked a bit of atmosphere. we were a bit surprised to find that the sauce for many dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3944
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-343-8881

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?