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Fat Clemenza’s Brick-Oven Pizzeria

They grew up in a very ethnic Italian neighborhood with great, local Italian restaurants. They were missing that here, so they decided to build our own. They don’t compromise on food quality whatsoever. They go to great lengths to find the best food products they can all over the world. A lot of the products come from Italy—olive oils, plum tomatoes, sheet pasta, flour from Naples by the pallet, and their sausage comes from Chicago twice a week.
All of their foods are prepared under strict guidelines. Maintaining recipe quality and consistency is a very important thing with them. They grew up eating linguini and clams at a restaurant in Chicago that they thought was the best anywhere – and it was! Because you knew you could come back to that same restaurant five years later and order the linguini and clams and it would taste exactly the same as it did when you last had it. That’s the way they are! That’s what they love! So that’s why they try to maintain that quality and consistency.
Their grandparents are from New Orleans and we have incorporated some of those influences into the cuisine by using some very mild spices and different kinds of cooking techniques – blending, grated orange zest on Veal Marsala – things we include in their recipes. They’re proud of what they do and they set a high standard for classical Italian food in a neighborhood environment. But what they enjoy the most is that everyone thinks this is just a pizza place until they get here…

Website: http://www.fatclemenzas.com/
Phone: (850) 650-5980

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