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Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza

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1101 South Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 443-4900
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 380
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Great PIZZA!!

The pizza was delicious. It has a nice crisp to the crust. Great food!! Reasonably priced! Small parking lot. Welcoming service. Gelato was delicious! Will return!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
TJHammond
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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513 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The pizza was delicious. It has a nice crisp to the crust. Great food!! Reasonably priced! Small parking lot. Welcoming service. Gelato was delicious! Will return!

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Plainfield, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Both my husband and I immediately likened the outdoor dining area to a wonderful restaurant we visited in Florence, Italy. The pizza was amazingly flavorful on a light, crispy crust. My son loved the steak sandwich and we all enjoyed our mussels appetizer as well.

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

You can easily tell it is the best when you look at the parking lot. Always packed, and there is almost always a wait, especially at dinner time. The seating capacity is very limited, despite a covered outdoor patio. But the food is absolutely worth the wait, the pizza is delicious with fresh toppings and coal oven baked for that... More 

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

OK foodies,, if you want atmosphere, elegant outdoor seating, and pizza to literally die for you gotta come here!!!! We came here with friends for for dinner after they raved about and they were so right!!! Firdtvtime we tried gelato and now I'm hooked!!! Great food and staff.

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Tampa Bay Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Took our daughter to lunch at her suggestion. Found this restaurant to be wonderful. We sampled the lentil soup - hot and rich with flavor, The ravioli was home made and full of crab meat. The pasta tasted home made The gelato sampler was fun and we split a cannoli. Service was quick and unhurried. Pizza looked great - next... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great pizza and pasta. Cool little place with wonderful service. Only downside is the need for more parking. try to Gelato - its very good

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Selected restaurant because it was rated 3/555 restaurants in Clearwater FL area by Trip Advisor and had a broad menu. The ambiance was poor, service was better than adequate, and food was ordinary. The fried calamari was good but sauce served was skimpy. The bruchetta was less than average and the tomato pieces were too large for the small cuts... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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101 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Finding good dining as part of a spring training trip is just about as important as seeing baseball. We've been frequenting Cristinos for a few years now and the pizza is always tasty and well prepared. We did try some of the pasta on a second visit and it was frankly just ok. So stick with the pizza and everyone... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Drove from Sand Keys on the recommendations of the hotel. They called ahead and put us on the list. The pizza was amazing better then any in the UK and the home made Gelato was the best ice cream we have eaten. hopefully will go back before we leave. P.s there can be a wait to be seated but definitely... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We've been to Cristino's for several years. Its staff and owner are always welcoming and try to make sure you are being served well and your food is good and what you want. People mostly eat the marvellous pizza. Its thin crust with your choice fresh toppings. We had a large pizza with two toppings and two sodas for $28,... 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?