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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 574 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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English first
Tampa Bay area, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My friend was craving pizza, and we had heard good things about Cristino's so we headed to Clearwater. Wow - we are still talking about the pizza 3 days later! I'm vegan, so I brought my own plant based cheese, which they very kindly used to make my delicious mushroom, sun dried tomato and spinach pizza. I was delighted that... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Small place but good food. Charge extra for bread which I thought should be free. Didnt try the pizza but will next time. Seemed to be the most popular item.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Best pizza I've had outside Italy, and I'm not joking. The Quattro Formaggio just melts in your mouth. The Pasta Carbonara is to die for as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Pizza crust was one of the best I've had--even better than the pizza we had in NYC. Ingredients were high quality and fresh. Atmosphere was quaint--small but manageable. Outside seating was available but it was really hot on the afternoon we visited so we opted for inside. Salad was fresh and mozzarella sticks were excellent. Service was spectacular!!

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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The restaurant is really good, the pizzas are awesome, the place is really clean and tidy, excellent service, and the ice creams are fabulous.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great prices, nice atmosphere. Authentic pizza!! My husband is very picky and wouldn't endorse a pizza that wasn't perfect.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a great find. One of the best pizzas I've had. It's small cozy atmosphere makes it an excellent choice if you want great pizza at a reasonable price. You won't be disappointed. And you can't forget the gelato.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We found this place on TripAdvisor. We wanted something away from the tourist area of the beach. It is a quaint building with indoor and outdoor dining. We were seated immediately despite the place being busy. The staff were attentive and always moving. The food was great. We had pizza and pasta. We will definitely return.

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atlanta ga
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Location: Restaurant is located very close to downtown Clearwater, but not not in a commercial zone. Easy to find. Outside Venue: Landscaped beautifully with flowing greenery and flowering blooms. A beautiful garden. Inside Venue: Small, charming and cozy. The inside is nice for couples or (2) couples; however, not for groups. There is outside seating for larger groups. The outside... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great food, outstanding service, and great dessert.prices could easily be doubled, but then it would lose its special effect.

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