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Fat Tony's Italian Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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131 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3944
+1 910-343-8881
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Perth, Australia
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334 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank kissane
Greenville, South Carolina
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here the night before a half marathon to get my pasta. I wanted just pasta, olive oil and garlic and they happily made it for me. The garlic bread was ok. No wait for a table.

Thank staceyvols
Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

My buddies and I were here for the Ironman and were just looking for some basic pasta close to the host hotel. Expectations weren't high but were far exceeded! Quick and friendly service and the food was really good. Watching sports on television was an added bonus

Thank Broloveduke
San Antonio, Florida
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Great place. Inside has New Orleans appeal. Menu selections varied, everything we (4) had was great. Super bar - nice people. Do not leave w/o having the mussels.

Thank Paul V
Burke, Virginia
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313 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

My wife and I stopped in for dinner were a little disappointed. Our server Pressley was a little underwhelming. The bartender somehow sensed my displeasure took over and saved the day. I had the Veal Parmigiana, spaghetti and salad. The veal was very tender and very lightly breaded, which was nice. The sauce was nicely sauced and pleasing.

Thank kganley626
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I've never tasted such a great crust and the top was loaded with all of the requested meats and veggies. We demolished it and got another one to go. They also have an excellent wide variety of other foods, mostly Italian, but the couple next to us got burgers that that were huge and looked delicious as well. The bar... More 

Thank Jeff C
Damascus, Maryland
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We went for a late lunch and sat outside to enjoy the river view. The service was great and the food was very good. I enjoyed their meatball sub on a soft warm crusty roll. Beer was ice cold just the way I like it. You will find the inside of the pub very warm and inviting.

Thank Lucky4iron
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

They rock out the best Italian! Our go to when in town. Staff is always stellar and the food well it will not let you down!

Thank LaDonna D
Ellicott City, MD
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. Service was swift and courteous. Beverage order was taken right away, non-alcoholic beverages were refilled regularly. Food was delivered in a very reasonable time and presentation was nicely done. Servers were attentive but not overbearing. All in all, a very good lunch.

Lumberton, North Carolina
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161 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday night and it wasn't too crowded. We had the Fat Tony special and a few beers. Service was great and the pizza was delicious. Every time we eat there - the service and food brings us back. We will eat there again when we return to Wilmington.

Thank DianeB730

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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, 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, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?