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12273 US Highway 98 W, Destin, FL 32550-6963
+1 850-650-5980
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Marco Island, Florida
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very small but excellent Italian restaurant in a small shopping center. Outstanding wine list and wait staff will recommend wines for your meal. Owner will usually stop by each table to make sure every thing is running smoothly and that you are enjoying your dining experience. Authentic delicious Italian food. They also provides carry out service.

Thank williammZ222ZR
Grove City, Ohio
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love pizza. This place was pretty darn good. You can tell that the people who work there are actually Italian, which is cool. They really care about it. The restaurant itself is a pretty nice place as well!

Thank ejj96
New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Garlic knots and pizza was amazing. The tiramisu was really good. Very friendly and accommodating staff.

Thank JellyEats504
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great service, very reasonable. Vegetarian pizza was delicious. A fine place to dine quietly with friends. Very pleasant dining experience, and you never feel 'processed'.

Thank rgmonk
Austin, Texas
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy restaurant on weekday. Good dark beer, pizza crust thin and crisp, OK for dinner. Reasonable prices.

Thank ronaustx
Level Contributor
34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was unknown to us on our previous trips to the area. I saw the advertisement and insisted that we try it. Boy, I was glad that I did. It is quaint and "homey" small seating area but the outside seating is available also. Call ahead for reservations anything you order is worth it.

Thank IthacaMan
Mableton, Georgia
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 8 pm and the place had a waiting list. Some of the best Italian food I've ever eaten, including the garlic rolls. We had the pizza and pasta. The menu is pretty cool as it tells you the customers' favorites, the house specialties and the chef's recommendations. Everything was fantastic. Will go there whenever I visit Destin!

Thank Diane W
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here later in our trip because everyone was getting tires of eating seafood for every meal. This turned out to be the best food we had the whole trip (and we really enjoyed the seafood restaurants we went to). We each got different pasta dishes and one of us got pizza. Their pizza is fantastic! Their stuffed shells... More 

Thank chrisbob421
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled to Destin for our twins 13th Birthday. It was raining and we wanted to stay in, so my husband picked up pizza. Based on Trip Advisor reviews we tried Fat Clemenza's. I am 50 years old and it is truly the best pizza I have ever eaten in my life!!! Considering I have traveled to Italy and eaten... More 

Thank Hollee H
New York City, New York
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329 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again, traveling with a large group 12-18, requires reservations, but we always eat here on our final night, every 6 months when we come to the area for our Emotional Polarity Technique (EPTworks) seminars on the beach!! We are wholly welcomed and recognized, and catered to by the great, friendly staff, and the food and specials are always incredibly... More 

Thank Steven O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12273 US Highway 98 W, Destin, FL 32550-6963
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-650-5980

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?