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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
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 394
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    Very good
  • 35
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  • 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
Wonderful, friendly service

We had dinner here this evening. The service was excellent and we felt very welcomed. The gluten free pizza was very thin and crispy. A very good gluten free pizza is difficult to find. My husband enjoyed the regular crust, as well. The salads looked quite good as well. But the excellent service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
MKD-40
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Chesterfield, Missouri
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here this evening. The service was excellent and we felt very welcomed. The gluten free pizza was very thin and crispy. A very good gluten free pizza is difficult to find. My husband enjoyed the regular crust, as well. The salads looked quite good as well. But the excellent service was what made the place so enjoyable.... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best old style Italian meals around. Great thin crust authentic pizza, Gelato and the end of the meal is pleasing to the palate!! Great place!

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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We have been to Cristino's several times and are never disappointed. We especially enjoy the coal oven pizza and homemade gelato. It's very reasonably priced and has a comfortable atmosphere. The service has always been responsive and pleasant.

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Was trying to get to Clearwater Brach but decided against it when we got stuck in traffic. Started heading south and saw this restaurant and decided to give it a try. The pizza was awesome. For those who have had pizza from the "hill" in St Louis it is the closest I have ever had to those. Great surprise plus... More 

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Holy Cow!! Yes, this is the real deal people. If you like authentic (NYC Style) brick oven pizza ... this is your place! Per my posted pictures, this pizza is classic brick-oven, with a bit of burn on the crust, REAL mozzarella cheese and homemade pepperoni like no other--thick and spicy, just like pepperoni should be! The inside dining room... More 

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CLearwater FL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I just needed to write a short review here, this is my local go to restaurant that my wife and I visit over and over. I want to say that if you want a real Italian pizza get the Margarita di Lusso (speeding?) order extra chopped basil on the Sid rand only add one more tipping if you must. The... More 

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015

Of course, the pizza is delicious at this well kept secret. Locals don't want to lose their seat. In the cozy outdoor seating area. I had Rigatoni with a light red sauce with ground beef. My companion enjoyed a seafood dish. We tasted a delicious few bites of a caramel gelato and brought home homemade cannoli's for the next night's... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have tried most everything on the menu. The ingredients are very fresh. I love the thin crust pizza with fresh tomato, cheese and fresh cilantro. The chicken and veal dishes are very flavorful with a homemade taste, as are the pasta dishes. There is seating indoor and outdoor. It is a favorite of locals.

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Clearwater, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love the pizza and service is always friendly and upbeat. Nice cold beer. They also serve wine. The restaurant is small and a little loud. Parking is not the greatest. Good place to bring the entire family. Prices are fair. Gelato is excellent. Would recommend.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The pizza here is very fresh and delicious. Expect a wait on weekends, the place is small and well known by the locals for their excellent food. Friendly, attentive staff.

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?