On Vacation with my family in Destin and based on Tripadvisor reviews decided to try out this family Italian restaurant. Went to the original location and was not disappointed! It was very much a great place to bring the family, and you could clearly tell this was a family run establishment. Atmosphere, food, and service were all great. Since it was Saturday night, I had called and made reservations beforehand, but didn't really need them. It was busy but there were several tables still open we we arrived around 7:30.
We were seated promptly and our drink order was taken right away. Menu offered lots of traditional choices, along with several seafood entrees. The waiter made us aware of probably a dozen specials. It wasn't but just a minute or two after our drink order was taken that the drinks arrived, along with some very fresh bread (small italian loafs) and olive oil with garlic and other spices for dipping (we had two refills by the end of dinner). I ordered the Pasta Stephenia, which has a farfalle pasta with Gorgonzola cream sauce and sausage and mushrooms - very creamy and very tasty! One of our party decided to go with their Amore di Carne (meat lover's) Pizza - probably could have feed the whole table for $18! He brought two-thirds of it back to the hotel... All fresh ingredients and very good. All our other diners were also very happy with their entrees, which were all good size. All entrees come with a small garden salad - we all chose the House Italian dressing, which was excellent.
All in all, a very pleasurable dining experience. Service was very good and prices were very reasonable for good, fresh Italian food - just slighty more than the national chains (Olive Garden, etc.). We will definitely be back when we come to Destin again!
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