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Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza

1101 South Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 443-4900
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Ranked #3 of 575 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Palm Harbor, Florida
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We used TA to find a restaurant nearby and landed at Cristino's. We wanted to sit outside, but it was a tough decision after we walked into the restaurant. It smelled wonderful and the dining area was very attractive. We still chose to sit outside. The server was great, friendly and went out of her way to be helpful. We... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Perhaps we did it to ourselves, but this pizza had too much salt. We started with the four cheese pizza, which has feta, then we added black olives and a couple other toppings. We were very hungry or I don't think we could have eaten it. The service here is excellent: my cup was never empty and empty plates were... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Visiting Clearwater when we saw this restaurant ranked high on trip advisor. We decided to give it a try and were very happy we did. The service and food was fantastic! The restaurant is very small with tight spaces, but overall the atmosphere was nice. Would definitely go back next time we are in the Clearwater area.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Cristino's is good, not great, not the best in Clearwater...just good. Their Pizza is OK, but no way can it be compared to New York Pizza. The place is clean, the staff is friendly and I would recommend this place. Just don't have really high expectation for the best pizza you have ever had.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

From NY and have certainly sampled some very good pizza, including Coal Oven Pizza. This pizza was comparable to any NY pizza. Enjoyed the food and the service was great. Make sure you order their great fresh made Gelato for desert.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We got a recommendation from a friend that this was the place to go to and he was right! The food was so good! Staff was friendly and accommodating. We had pizza and our waitress recommended the carbonara. So so good! Def will be back when we go back to Clearwater.

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Treasure Island, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Real brick oven pizza and gelato. The Margherita Di Lusso - Tomato sauce, homemade mozzarella, fresh sliced tomatoes, basil, oregano was terrific. After dinner we were brought to samples of gelato. We ended up buying two "small" cups of gelato. A great experience for a couple, a family, or a group of friends. Beer and wine selections are somewhat limited.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

When moving to a new area, it is great when you find that one place that you not only enjoy but enjoy taking you out of town guests to. We love their pizza and it is our go-to place for something we know will always be great! Quattro Formaggi with tomato, spinach, and mushrooms is absolutely wonderful weather you are... More

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place is perfect in so many ways. The staff is friendly, the food is perfect. Don't miss your chance to eat here.

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Hanson, Kentucky, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Pizza was thin and tasty!!! Service was outstanding! They provided everything from plates to dessert spoons for our carry out order. We were just tired and wanted to stay in...SO glad we did!! Very pleased!

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