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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 436
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  • 115
    Very good
  • 37
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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
Good Pizza

Went here for the first time and thought the pizza was very good. It is a small restaurant but does have outdoor seating. Staff was nice and friendly, we will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Newark, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Newark, Ohio
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went here for the first time and thought the pizza was very good. It is a small restaurant but does have outdoor seating. Staff was nice and friendly, we will be back.

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Oakhurst, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

From NJ and pizza in Fla is not like home so stopped looking until a friend told me about this place. It is just like home and even has a low gluten pizza which is not bad. It is now my son's favorite as he just moved down here.

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clearwater
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Probably best pizza around. Thin crust style. Very small place though you can eat outside. Reasonably priced. Decent service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Fantastic place! Chicken Parmesan was tender and flavorful. Best thing is the will let you sample the gelato. Mascarpone was very good but very sweet wife and daughter got that. I had the strawberry and mixed it with some of their mascarpone. AMAZING!!!

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Redington Shores, Florida
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If you are looking for great Italian food at a fair price this is it. Coal fired Pizza is excellent. The wife and I also shared a plate of Carbonara and it was fantastic. They also have Gelato that is absolutely delicious.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Cristino's is the best pizza in Florida. Coming from the north I had been searching for good pizza for YEARS! Cristino's is by far the best. Their crust is thin and crispy, ingredients fresh. I have brought people here from all over the country and they all agree on the great pizza. Don't eat too much pizza because the homemade... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

There was a long wait but the servers were nice and tried to get us a table as quickly as they could. The crust was thin, but crunchy, just how the family liked it. It was child friendly, and they had leftover boxes if we couldn't finish. Overall it was very good and we plan on going at Christmas

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Laurys Station, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stopped by during vacation at the end of July. Sitting is available inside or in a covered area outside. It was raining and we opted for the inside seating. Nice and clean, nothing fancy. We were waited on quickly and ordered Pizza and Caesar salads. The pizza was outstanding, sauce homemade and fresh salads - excellent!! Waitress very efficient and... More 

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Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

First of all, when you drive up to a restaurant and cannot find a parking space, you know you are at a restaurant that is going to be worth the wait. We were immediately seated and enjoyed a fantastic coal fired pizza. Extremely fresh ingredients, a crisp yet chewy crust; only a true Neopolitan style artisan could create such a... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Chicken parmigiana and pepperoni pizza with homemade mozzarella and fresh basil. Delicious! A highlight of our trip to Clearwater.

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?