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Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza

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Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza
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1101 South Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33756
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1101 South Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 443-4900
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Visitor rating
  • 329
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Highly recommended!

Extensive menu choices in a friendly, casual place--perfect for lunch, and it was near my hotel. I had the penne pasta pomodoro with shrimp, and I loved it. And when the bill came, the waitstaff brought complimentary tastes of two flavors of gelato. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
TaleofTwoCities
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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442 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Extensive menu choices in a friendly, casual place--perfect for lunch, and it was near my hotel. I had the penne pasta pomodoro with shrimp, and I loved it. And when the bill came, the waitstaff brought complimentary tastes of two flavors of gelato. Highly recommended!

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

the coal oven pizza margarita is delicious. the place is cozy and comfortable. the only problem is finding parking space in and around the parking lot of the restaurant.

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Manitoba, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Enjoyed the pizza but considering the #2 rating we were a bit disappointed. Inside is very busy and noisy. Next time we would eat on their covered terrace which might be quieter. Wine by the glass is over priced. Service was very friendly and efficient.

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Orlando
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Overall Cristino's was great. Sat on the outdoor patio and the servers helped each other out and seemed to get along well. Had the margherita pizza with prosciutto and they covered the pizza in it! It was great. Will be back soon!

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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236 reviews 236 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Highly rated on TA, so we thought we try it, despite being a "pizza place". Thought of a risotto was inviting to my wife, and I was ready for some pasta. Fairly basic and very crowded inside, but good welcome and nice atmosphere. Short wait for a table. I ate carbonara, which was just fine, but the risotto fan was... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We were headed out to the aquarium and saw the great reviews on Tripadvisor for Cristino's so we thought we would give it a try. We were not disappointed! Upon entering the staff was inviting, warm and friendly. Our waitress Stephanie was extremely helpful when trying to make a decision, it wasn't easy as everything sounded so good! We ended... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I must commend the staff and owner of this little gem. Food is always fresh, hot and delicious. Took the wife out for a mini date night and the service and food was great. Looking forward to having many future visits.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I visited this restaurant for lunch in a hurry during a visit to Clearwater. I thought to grab a quick slice of pizza... Was very surprised by the quality and freshnes of the ingredients as well as their good service. The personal pizza is enough for two people... Ordered one and had extra for a hotel snack later that day.... More 

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Ottawa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We are Canadian tourists and found out about the place on Trip Advisor. This place is not big and it is busy and that is a good sign. The is most competent and this is evident as they are busy waiting on tables and ensuring clients are well looked after. The place was packed at 5:00PM on a Saturday and... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Made a stop here after seeing the TA reviews and wanting some brick oven pizza which our family loves. Got a large Margherita de lasso and it was essentially devoured within minutes. So good that we got another large to go two days later and promptly finished it off before getting back to the hotel. We didn't add any toppings... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1101 South Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33756
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: (727) 443-4900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?