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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 - 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 483
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 42
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  • 7
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  • 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 food -- tight quarters

Wonderful calamari appetizer -- very good pizza. Indoor seating very tight with waiting up to 30 minutes. Outdoor seating available but raining and too chilly. Very noisy restaurant -- everyone trying to override their neighbor. Prices a little high but good food worth the extra cost.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Valparaiso, Florida
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Valparaiso, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful calamari appetizer -- very good pizza. Indoor seating very tight with waiting up to 30 minutes. Outdoor seating available but raining and too chilly. Very noisy restaurant -- everyone trying to override their neighbor. Prices a little high but good food worth the extra cost.

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Cortland, New York
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I just had a late lunch at this great little Italian place! LOVED the entire experience! The decor is eclectic, just my style! The seating is cozy and comfortable, with some high tops, small booths, and 2 tops that can be moved together for larger parties. Our service was wonderful! Very efficient and friendly--thanks, Katie! We had... More 

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houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel told us about this little restaurant after we asked for recommendations in the area. So glad we gave it a try! We had chicken Parmesan with pasta and fresh vegetables and it was delicious. Will definitely go back while we're here. Servers were friendly, prices reasonable and the atmosphere was like a little ristorante in Italy. Two thumbs... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having traveled to Italy, this is the closest pizza we have found to what we experienced overseas. Charming little restaurant with outdoor seating available. Other Italian dishes and delicious gelato.

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spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent Italian. The brick oven wings with carmelized Onions is crisp and delicious. Also the pizza is outstanding. Large salads and very good pastas. Do not forget the gelato. It is great. The price is right. No reservations. So expect a wait. Worth it.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cristino's is rated #1 for good reason by Trip Advisor. The food is excellent Italian and the service is outstanding.. The pizzas sizzle and you just can"t get enough. The wait to get in is worth it as it is a small ,cozy Italian neighborhood restaurant which must be family run. Don"t pass up the gelato for dessert as it... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with my wife while on vacation. The pizza and gelato compare favorably with what we had on a trip to Italy in May 2015. I highly recommend margherita pizza with prosciutto!!

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On business here and came because of the great reviews. I had the pizza and it was excellent and a true coal fired pizza. The ingredients were fresh, the dough was excellent and just a great pizza. They even brought a gelato sampler before I left. It's good that I don't live too close because I would be here too... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere. We tried the bruschetta--a build your own type, but tasty. The pizza was excellent, and the gelato samples was unexpected and delightful. The place was busy, the staff a bit harried, but I'll go back.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this place while driving around Clearwater. Pizza is fabulous!! Gelato is great too! Great little patio with heaters for cool nights.

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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: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?