Clemenza’s at Uptown in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Clemenza's Fort Walton Beach, Florida

MAY 2019 – For ten years Destin has been one of our destinations to vacation. You can get tired of all the seafood which is abundant and expensive.

However after awhile you want your favorites again and ours is Italian. After looking on the Internet, I found a great place in Fort Walton, a short drive over the bridge. Clemenza’s at Uptown Station.

We took my mother out to celebrate her birthday at this fine Italian restaurant. I had called ahead to make reservations for our party of 6. They were more than accommodating. When we arrived our table was ready and we were promptly seated in the back dining area.

But I digress … it’s the food….and oh wow the flavors were exploding here. With a wood fired brick oven I knew the artisan style pizza was the primary draw so we decided to skip that and see if they were a one trick pony. Authentic, traditional so much so that a simple fettuccine Alfredo that my husband will only eat when I prepare it, he devoured it. Hints of fresh garlic, olive oils, a grated cheeses that didn’t overpower but enhanced the dish. My mother got the breaded steak with brick fired potatoes and whole green beans… that oven leaves a hint of whatever wood in whatever is cooked and it can’t be replicated… delicious! The steak was a monster so you more than got your money’s worth.

My dish was so incredible. Pasta was cooked to perfection. Fresh cherry tomatoes and onion/garlic with capers and the veal was so tender and not overly seasoned….wow! Our waiter who was overcome with other diners still made plenty of time for us and was friendly courteous and genuinely good at his job…. probably the most important point of any dining experience. Clemenza’s is our adopted staple and we will be back over and over again.

Dinner Menu – Entrees

Clemenza's Dinner Menu

Dinner Menu – Pizza and Calzones

Clemenza's Dinner Menu Pizzas Calzones

Dinner Menu – Soups and Salads

Clemenza's Menu Soups Salads

Dinner Menu – Desserts and Beverages

Clemenza's Dinner Menu Desserts Beverages

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