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Caretta on the Gulf

500 Mandalay Avenue, Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-441-2425
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Ranked #18 of 575 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Baymont Street
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English first
Midwest
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Had lunch here just a few days ago with a large group of ladies. The place is simply drop dead gorgeous! The food and service was outstanding. It's by all means a 5* dining experience. It was amazing how the wait staff handled the delivery of meals with promptness and with such ease. They certainly have been trained to provide... More

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FL
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

LOVED the sushi, flatbread pizzas, salads, drinks, lunches…. great great staff. Ate there several times during the week I stayed at Sandpearl Resort for conference. The food is high end and service extremely professional. Views from all rooms are beautiful.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Sit outside on the deck for a fabulous sunset dinner. Keep in mind that they will not seat you out there if you are only having cocktails, regardless of how many empty tables there are. However, you can simply walk to the railing and watch the sunset.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Truly a memorable dining experience. We used to travel to Dunedin or Tampa when we were looking for intimate fine dining. We don't have to anymore, Carretta on the Gulf is right here in our own back yard. Love their Sunday brunch too...it's over the top!

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

"JHBtravel"- travel internationally both on pleasure and business and stay in a range of hotels from good quality budget hotels to 5* boutique hotels and have experienced all types of restaurants from chain to celebrity chef inspired gourmet establishments but always look for good service and quality which should not be dependant on price Location - rating ***** I have... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The staff, the service, the food were excellent. We had a filet and snapper with the crab cake apps. Every plate was presented beautifully as well as a delicious party for the palette. Dress for dinner was resort or business casual, which made it even better we did not have to suit up.

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Minneola, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very posh restaurant. Gorgeous view of the beach and sunset. Love the pretzel bread rolls and herb butter. Had the sea bass over tuscan white beans and kale. Was delicious. Others had the filet mignon, the pad thai, and the black grouper. The caesar salad was simple but very delicious. A little pricey, but wonderful food. Service was impeccable.

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Tampa, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I held a dinner here for a group of 20 clients in August 2014. They have a very nice private dining room (I have brought clients here in the past). The food is a little pricey but excellent as was the service. This would be a wonderful special occasion place for a couple.

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Essex
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

With ate at this restaurant five times during our stay at the Sandpearl resort and absolutely loved it. The bar is lovely for a pre dinner drinks and the food in the restaurant is wonderful, great sushi, and the most amazing steaks. The view is amazing and the service exceptional particularly from Lindsey and Michelle who were outstanding. I would... More

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palm harbor
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

my wife and I celebrated our anniversary by having dinner last night at the CARETTA. all I can say is WOW. originally from PHILLY and now residing in PALM HARBOR we have dined at many five star restaurants up north and would put the CARETTA right up there with the best of them. the menu is a little small, just... More

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