Living where we are, we get spoiled. Between the beautiful weather, the stunning scenery, and the abundance of restaurants serving delightful meals, it’s easy to feel like we’ve hit the jackpot! Clemenza’s at Uptown is one of these great restaurants, serving high quality Italian food at reasonable prices. Authentic and delicious, Clemenza’s is destined to be one of many highlights of your Fort Walton Beach getaway!
Located at 75 Eglin Parkway NE #126
Built of brick and stucco, the outdoor patio of Clemenza’s in Fort Walton Beach is covered by a painted tin roof is a popular spot during the cooler days of the year. Inside, all resemblance to Florida décor disappears as the warm and colorful design instantly transports you to an Italian villa, with rustic walls decorated with the lids of oak wine barrels, brick archways that lead the way to small rooms filled with comfortable seating areas, the chatter of happy guests, and the aroma of the classic dishes prepared with precision and love on the premises. Friendly and personable serving staff know how to anticipate your every need without hovering, and separate dining areas for large parties allow groups of all sizes to enjoy a meal out on the town.
The Menu at Clemenza’s in Fort Walton Beach
Offering an extensive lunch, dinner, and wine menu (our personal favorite!), there is no way of making a wrong move with the dishes you choose! From bruschetta to crepes to pasta and pizza, every bite shows the chefs at Clemenza’s know their way around an Italian kitchen! Try fresh seafood crepes at lunch, veal picatta when you come back for dinner, or a handmade cannoli stuffed with chocolate chips and pistachios any time of the day! The wine menu doesn’t just list your favorite white and red wines; it also features a delicious martini list we’re currently working our way through! The Chocolate Martini is the one we love most at this moment, but we’re eagerly awaiting a sip of their Italian Margarita created with tequila, amaretto, and orange juice; we’ll let you know how it goes! Also serving craft beers that blend wonderfully with their wood-fired pizzas and wood-fired calzones that are large enough to last through two or more meals, Clemenza’s at Uptown can’t help but become your new obsession!
If you happen to be at Clemenza’s at Uptown as part of the lunch crowd, your tastebuds are in for a treat. The Sicilian Arancini is a true fan favorite. This rice ball stuffed with cheese is served up deep-fried alongside a healthy portion of marinara to turn every lunch experience into a true culinary treat. Just as delicious to enjoy with marinara is the lunchtime toasted ravioli that’s served up in style at Clemenza’s at Uptown. When you’re craving a bit of culinary luxury, be sure to opt for the mussels in garlic and wine sauteed with olive oil and prime for dunking!
While all of the main dish options for the dinner crowd are sure to delight, be sure not to overlook the savory side dishes that top off a meal at Clemenza’s at Uptown. From sage brown butter and parmesan gnocchi to homemade meatballs and sweet Italian sausage, it’s hard to go wrong with any of it!
An Award-Winning Eatery in Fort Walton Beach
For the discerning traveler that’s excited to make the most of an amazing and palate-pleasing meal but is also looking for a stop that’s earned its reputation for greatness, a lunch or dinner enjoyed at Clemenza’s at Uptown promises to check every box on the list. Clemenza’s at Uptown continues to impress guests from near and far with its approach to European-inspired dining right in the heart of sunny Florida. The efforts haven’t been lost on the critics! Diners who set their culinary sights on Clemenza’s at Uptown are often thrilled to learn that this restaurant has earned a multitude of awards for its fare. The restaurant was voted Best Italian by Best of the Emerald Coast from 2011 through 2018. They also earned awards those years for Best Restaurant Okaloosa County. In 2017, they earned Best Locally Owned and 2015 saw them receive Best in Service and Beverage.
Look into the Emerald Fork Awards this restaurant has earned over the last decade and the list is just as long and impressive! From Best Pizza and Best Service to Best Place for a First Date, it seems Clemenza’s at Uptown is continually destined for culinary greatness.
Restaurant Apparel Readily Available to Customers
If the food is made to impress at Clemenza’s at Uptown, then you won’t want to leave without taking time to invest in a few apparel souvenirs that you can wear and enjoy long after you’ve returned home from Fort Walton Beach. From short and long-sleeve t-shirts to baby bibs that provide the coverage and cuteness every infant deserves, you’ll find everything you’re looking for and more to commemorate your meal!
Hearty Meals Make for Plenty of Leftovers
The world is divided into two types of people: Those who live for leftovers and those who don’t. Whether you bring your leftovers back to one of our cozy condos or not, coming home to the warmth and welcoming that is an integral part of all our properties will be the highlight of your evening. Contact us today to reserve your condo with us today!