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“Great Italian food!”
Review of Fat Clemenza's

Fat Clemenza's
Ranked #16 of 308 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Intimate dining and good food....can't ask for more!! The wood-fired pizza was excellent as was the salad with house Italian dressing. Cheesecake was also some of the best we have had. Friendly staff and no wait added to the experience. And if you want to leave with a souvenir, they have some great Soprano-themed t-shirts!

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Went in for a dinner with our family. The place was very quaint and clean. The staff was super sweet and the manager was a delight. I ordered a pizza which was amazing and the wine was good. The manager greeted us and helped us to decide which food to order. I am impressed at how the whole staff was. The garlic rolls were something I could eat for the rest of my life. VERY GOOD! Will go again!

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Overrated! The food was subpar. I've had better Italian at Carrabbas. Our sever was okay. Manager was very rude.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

An outstanding, small, boutique-like restaurant! It probably can hold 40 customers tops and with no waiting area, reservations are a necessity. "Fat" makes his way around and greets everyone. he is originally from Chicago and has called this Italian eatery his home for 15 years or so. They have a wood fired brick oven great for pizza's and calzones. So, if you have kids or teens that can be picky, they have something to make them happy. The traditional Italian fare is the part of the menu I go for and the diner has 4-5 sauces to choose from. Salads and soups are ala carte, but reasonably priced. My wife had dessert and shared with one of our kids. Good size, taste, and price. A full bar is available, though we just had wine. It's not an extensive wine list, but how could it be since the storage area cannot be that large. Fat Clemenza's is a hit with my family and it is the only restaurant my wife insists on returning to every time we're in the Panhandle of Florida. If Italian is your thing, you will not fine any better from Panama City to Fort Walton Beach.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Fat Clemenza's was recommended to us by one of our local chefs as the place to have pizza. We ventured into Fat Clemenza's on a busy "spring break" Wednesday. The dining room accommodates approximately 70 patrons, and there were no less than 3 groups of more than 8 people while we were there. The service was above average, the speed and pace of the meal was extraordinary considering how busy they were.

The pizza was only average at best. The sauce lacked seasoning, the crust was on the verge of being burnt, the toppings lacked flavor. We were very let down as to the pizza meeting our expectations. Mellow Mushroom is a better alternative for pizza in Destin.

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