The Best Pizza in Destin FL: Top 5 Restaurants
If we can promise you one thing about your vacation at the Henderson Park Inn, it’s this: you definitely won’t go hungry! Each morning, our guests are treated to a complimentary gourmet breakfast buffet, and for lunch, we provide a homemade boxed lunch so you can even take the meal to eat while you relax on the beach. When dinner rolls around, you can visit our onsite restaurant, Beach Walk Cafe, which has been named one of the top 100 romantic restaurants in the U.S.
In addition to all of the wonderful dining opportunities right at the Henderson Park Inn, the Destin area boasts a number of superb eateries. When you’re looking for a break from seafood, pizza is always a great option. To help you make the most of your next getaway, we have put together a guide to five restaurants that serve the best pizza in Destin FL.
1. Fat Clemenza’s
Over the years, Fat Clemenza’s has frequently won Emerald Coast Magazine’s award for Best Pizza, and it’s easy to see why! This restaurant makes all of its pies with homemade dough (using flour from Naples) and homemade tomato sauce. Hand-tossed by a master pizza chef from Italy and baked in a wood-fired brick oven that reaches 900 degrees, Fat Clemenza’s pizzas are the real deal. Fat Clemenza’s is great for takeout or a sit-down meal, but delivery is not offered.
2. Merlin’s Pizza
Merlin’s is another strong contender for “best pizza in Destin FL.” Popular with locals and visitors alike, this excellent pizzeria is a great choice for delivery, takeout, or dining in. One of the most-buzzed-about pies at Merlin’s is the Polla Bella Pizza, which features grilled chicken, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, roasted garlic, and feta cheese.
3. Landshark’s Pizza
Landshark’s Pizza never disappoints! Guests at this beloved restaurant can order mouthwatering brick oven-fired pizzas that come in a number of unique varieties, such as Chicken Cordon Bleu, Philly Cheese Steak, and Award-Winning BBQ Pork. Pizza delivery is offered from 5 – 9 p.m. daily, except for Wing Wednesdays, when the restaurant offers special deals on its superb chicken wings.
4. Vinny McGuire’s Pizza
Situated next door to McGuire’s Irish Pub, Vinny McGuire’s is a quaint pizzeria known for its cozy atmosphere, candle-lit tables, and Italian music. Vinny McGuire’s is famous for its Create Your Own Pizza, where guests can build their perfect New York-style pizza with tomato sauce or Alfredo sauce. The first three toppings are free! Vinny McGuire’s is great for dining in or take out.
5. Pazzo Italiano
Pazzo Italiano brings an authentic taste of Italy to Destin. Both the restaurant’s wood-fired brick oven and chef are from Naples, so it’s no surprise that the pizza tastes like a pie you might find on the Amalfi Coast. Guests will love Pazzo Italiano’s traditional pizzas, which include a classic Margherita and the Sostanziosa (featuring pepperoni, sausage, ham, and porchetta). Pazzo Italiano is perfect for a romantic sit down meal.
Guests at the Henderson Park Inn will love being near the very best pizza in Destin FL. Located adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park, our adults only hotel has been voted the most romantic hotel in America by the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com. We are also proud to hold the Conde Nast Johansens Award for Excellence. To start planning your escape, browse our selection of Destin hotel rooms!