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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 558 restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Restaurant details
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
Crystal Beach, FL
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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for freshly made pasta, pasta sauce and pizza, this is your restaurant. Oh and don't forget the homemade gelato in too many delicious flavors to count. There were 6 in our party and we all enjoyed our meals. For appetizers we ordered mozzarella sticks and calamari. Delicious! I had homemade 3 cheese ravioli. My brother had... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We love this Italian restaurant near our condo. The best coal oven baked pizza ever. We love the Bianca. Service was attentive even though the restaurant is quite busy. We ended dinner with outstanding gelato. Very reasonable prices. Expect a wait--it is that good

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

small place, was too busy couldn't get a seat so we ordered takeout , got 2 huge pizzas full of flavour ! great sauce toppings and crust. highly recommend this

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had a quick service in the outside canapi. Had the margharita pizza and house salad which were both good. For dessert we had the gelato which was exquisite! The flavours we ordered were pistachios (yum!), bacio ( even more yum) and peanut butter ( just yum). Highly recommend :)

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Terrific service,with well trained young staff most eager to please. The garlic shrimp was exceptional and the Manicotti as good as Mamas back in Palermo.However the Calzone style pocket that we ordered,left a lot to be desired.Sara our server was incredibly friendly helpful and very good at selling us their home made Gelato for dessert.We went back the next evening... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We visited for lunch last year and had to go back. This time our group of 8 enjoyed dinner there. We had several pizzas, salad and wine. Everything was delicious and then came the samples of gelato. How could we resist ordering more? We had great service inside. The outdoor area is very pleasant and next year we will call... More

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Rutland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

wonderful food, wine and chocolate gelato, what more can you ask for oh yeah good service! looks small from the front but plenty of seating

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Santa Fe,NM
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I guess I am a real pizza snub but this was ok but not great like they are saying. I also had sausage peppers and onions which I loved..sauce on the side I think that's what I'm not liking so much. I'll go again to try something else. Try it many choices on the menu.

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Toronto, Canada
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414 reviews 414 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

There is something about coal oven pizza that always brings me back. Cristino's provided me with the reason why, the flavour! That toasty crust with a tangy red sauce that danced with the saltiness of the prosciutto and the earthiness of the mushrooms was awesome! The crazy thing is that I loved the chicken wings with caramelized onions and garlic... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here with some buddies after a day of golf. Selected it after reading the Trip Advisor review. It didn't disappoint. Knockout waitresses, nice environment and terrific food. My spaghetti carbonara was very good and the guys all liked their dishes. Save room for the home made gelato. The almond and mascarpone flavors were best. Get there early or... More

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