About Fat Ptarmigan
Artisianal, wood-fired, hand-made pizza, set in an inviting, rustic environment with an emphasis on fresh ingredients, local draft beers and excellent service
Hours of Operation:
Monday- Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 11:00am- 10:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm- 9:00pm
5th Avenue and E Street
$30 and under
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Beer, Takeout, Wine
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Fat Ptarmigan Ratings and Reviews
Fat Ptarmigan is a cute little place in ...
Fat Ptarmigan is a cute little place in DT Anchorage with a lot to offer. My husband and I recently dined there for the second time and were very pleased with our experience.
We were greeted with a smile at the door, shown to our table, and greeted by our server in short order. The ambiance is classy but casual, and it is usually busy (so the ability to make a reservation with Open Table is much appreciated!). We started with the Guy's Meatballs appetizer: tender meatballs smothered in marinara sauce and sprinkled with cheese. It did not disappoint! The meatballs were full of flavor and the sauce was excellent. However, I would not recommend adding the flatbread as it was lackluster. For dinner, we built our own pizza to share. The toppings were fresh, the spicy marinara sauce was delicious, and the wood-fired crust was perfect (the best crust in Anchorage). Our choice for dessert was the "gelato;" it was flavorful, but somewhat disappointing because the texture was more like ice cream than true gelato. It was good for ice cream, but not if you're looking for a true gelato. That said, our meal was very good overall and our server was excellent. We will definitely come here again the next time we're craving pizza.
Fun, child friendly
A friend and I took our 11-year-old daughters to see Peter Pan (Sunday matinee) and we had lunch at Fat Ptarmigan beforehand. I had the chop salad, my friend had a gyro, and the girls split a pepperoni pizza. We had scoops of chocolate and pistachio gelato to finish the meal. Everything was great although the pizza crust was a little burnt, but you should probably expect that from a wood fire oven. Server was very nice, attentive, and knowledgeable. The girls loved the coloring crayons and butcher paper. Ambiance was casual and not overly loud considering it is a large room with high ceilings. We'll be back.
Good but spendy
We found F. T. by typing "gluten free pizza anchorage" in our phone. First to pop up in Google. Loved the online reservation!! Location is fun but be sure to park in the JC penny mall parking garage. $1 for 2 hrs! Similar feel of Mooses tooth without the crowd. Hubby enjoyed the beer choices and both pizzas (gf and non-gf) were very good. Down side was with tip, one glass of beer and two 10" pizzas was $55. Pretty high-priced imo. It's definitely for us a go-once-in-a-great-while due to cost.
Great service, but...
Our server was great, even when she had to tell us our table was reserved for another couple in 30 minutes. She knew it was ridiculous and handled it well for us. We didn't leave in the 30 minute time frame. Obviously, the host/hostess didn't know what they were doing when taking reservations. Food was ok, except for dessert which was excellent. Wine was not really acceptable, beer list was decent. I would be fine never eating here again, except maybe for a late night dessert.
First time turned out to be the right choice.
The spinach salad was fresh, simple and adequate. The mushroom pizza was scrumptious. I would definitely make an effort to visit again to try one of the other specialty pizzas. The staff is very attentive. A wonderful experience.
Missed my expectation. Decent wait time for only 2
Our table had no less than 10 drink coasters under one leg and still it was not level. We sat by the front window, nice view but cold. For an oven that cooks at 700+ degrees, my thin crust pizza was very doughy throughout the middle and took over 30 mins to arrive. I've had a lot better and cheaper around town.
Best atmosphere. Cozy and classy. The fo ...
Best atmosphere. Cozy and classy. The food is outstanding and amazing! We can't say enough great things about this place. Great for date nights and even after work. Kids welcome and pizza Delish!
Will be taking both sets of parents when they visit!
I took my wife out to go have some alone time. I thought the atmosphere was nice with the brick stove. The service did take a bit longer than i would of liked. The food to me was good. We really enjoyed the "spicy red sauce" in the reindeer pizza. I would recommend reserving a spot ahead of time because the place is busy. The only other con 2as the noise level. I found that i had to raise my voice a couple of times to talk to my wife. All-in-all, i would recommend this place to others.
Place was hot, food was not
We stopped in for a quick bite before a Saturday concert at the PAC. The restaurant was really busy, but we had reservations, so we were immediately ushered past those waiting for tables. The wait staff was friendly and responsive to having our meal to us in time for us to make the show. I've eaten at Fat Ptarmigan before, so I was expecting some good food. We got a meatball appetizer that was lacking flavor, a Caesar's salad that I think they forgot to add the garlic and a BTA pizza that was bland. I will give this place another chance, but very many meals like this will turn me away.
The location is great, the ambiance is not special, and although the food and service were good the noise level was horrible.
On Open Table we can rate from "quiet" to "energetic," but there is no option for disturbingly noisy. It makes conversation too challenging to be a pleasurable dining experience.
Arrived at 11:30 for lunch. Very quiet. The lunch crown came in shortly afterwards. Still not overly loud. Highlights:
*Spinach dip appetizer was best I've ever had, REALLY!
*Prices are very affordable
*Food is fresh and delicious
*Bread is soft and tasty
*Atmosphere is charming
*Parking is not bad
Will definitely be back!
It was very loud and the food was not as good as I was expecting. Perhaps my expectations were set to high but this was supposed to be the home of the best meatball sandwich in Anchorage. This was not the best meatball sandwich that I've had in Anchorage by far. First it was on a Pita Bread. Second the meatballs, all three of them, were cold and there was hardly any sauce on the entire thing.
did not have our reservation on the book ...
did not have our reservation on the book at the hostess station when we arrived and had to wail 25 min. placed a cheese pizza order for our 6yo right when we sat down and he did not get the pizza untill we were done with app and entrees. the dinning area was very loud.the waitress was trying hard but overworked with to many tables and a slow kitchen. overall kind of a bummer meal and will not be celebrating any more birthdays there or using online reservation systems.
Good location for combining with downtow ...
Good location for combining with downtown entertain, busy, a bit noisy, good food, engaging menu, but dropped the ball on timing. Brought appetizers late, with salads, both excellent, and entre' pizza too late to make our entertainment. They redeemed themselves thru good customer service policy (coupon), and wait staff! In fairness, this was at their peak demand...but that is why we made reservations.
Good choice for pre-theater
This was our second visit in two weeks and the big draws were it's convenient downtown location and good pizza. Waitstaff is friendly and efficiency. Food and wine were great too. The only downside is the noise level. Very difficult to talk which is part of the "eating out" experience. This might move them down the list of future options a bit.
First time but definitely not the last!!!
Fat Ptarmigan is a great place with great food and great service. We've wanted to try it for several months and finally got the chance and my only regret was that I didn't try it sooner! The ambience is great, however during the peak hours it can get a little loud, so be prepared for that. The food is amazing and priced just right.
An 'ok' experience. Many better choices in ANC.
Went here a couple nights ago before heading to a show at the PAC (3 adults, 1 child).
Ordered a couple different pizzas and a gyro sandwich.
Good quality was good ( not great) and service was on the slow side and forgetful.
There are lots of better choices in ANC. I might consider here again, but it would only be because of its convenience for the PAC.
New Years Eve (Not So) Special
Guy and the crew really dropped the ball tonight. We never got our appetizer. Server tip: if you don't write down the order you better get it in correctly. One of our two pizzas, that evening's special, arrived with the wrong ingredients. Seriously? I'm chalking that up to the kitchen crew. To cap it off the server forgot my after meal coffee. I've had good experiences here in the past and I expected something better than I got tonight.
The only positive from this whole experience was our table busser, a middle aged woman I didn't get her nam, who was on top of her game. We tried to tip her directly but she wouldn't accept. We gave the money directly to Guy so hopefully it made it to her.
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