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“Favorite Pizza”

Fratello's Family Italian Restaurant
Ranked #75 of 221 Restaurants in San Clemente
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We found this place by accident. We were going to the Rubio's across the street, when we saw this place and decided to give it a try. The service and atmosphere was good, but what really stood out was the pizza. Only one of us got Pizza that first time, but pretty soon everyone was asking to try it, and every single one of us were really impressed. Pretty soon eveyone was sharing the one small pizza, and we wished we ordered that too. Even though it is pretty far from our house, we have still made an effort to come back, because it's worth it.

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Thank Julia P
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

The food at Fratello's may seem pricey for the location and ambience but it has incredible flavor, portions are large, bread is piping hot, crisp and lovely. The challenge is the service and the decor. Service is well-meaning but not very efficient. Maitre'd (Owner?) is dressed like he is headed to the beach. He hovers in and out of the open kitchen and is scurrying around a lot but not a lot of results. Take-out is a great option (however they lost my order once which resulted in an hour late dinner for my guests and ooops, they forgot the bread!) They advertise delivery. Decor is dated. ALL THAT BEING SAID: the food itself is great hearty Italian. Salads are good. Pizza is good. Pastas are amazing. Even the soup: Pasta Fasul is very good. My favorite memory: Maitre'd asked large party if they all wanted menus. Response: Well, we all want to eat.

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Thank CapistranoBeach
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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Located on the corner of a strip mall. Not crowded and was told to sit where I like. Had some TVs placed around the bar.
The atmosphere was a little on the loud side - difficult to hear the wait staff.
Food was ok, bread wasn't really special but nice crunch on the outside and softer in the inside. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the table for dipping.
Has minestrone soup, very good, large chunks of veggies. Large bowl full.
Gnocchi was tasty but red cream sauce was a little bland.

Thank lhwashere
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We try to support our local businesses - but it's really hard to when we keep having bad service or so so food . Wish a new and better restaurant replaced this one. We have given you too many chances.

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Thank Marilyn H
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Fratello's is an excellent Italian Restaurant. Not only is the food delicious, but the staff, including the husband and wife owners (and chef) are super friendly. We've been going here for years and are never disappointed. The Pasta Fazul soup is to die for, the lasagna excellent, eggplant parmesan so tasty and the list just goes on and on. The focaccia bread they give you before your order comes out is warm and soft. They have a huge menu selection too! I just can't say enough good things about Fratello's!

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