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Cafe Ponte

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13505 Icot Blvd, Ste 214, Clearwater, FL 33760-3730 (58th St.)
727-538-5768
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 212
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not #1 ????

Cafe Ponte is "Fine Dining" in Clearwater. Why it is not number 1 on trip advisor is beyond me. The four restaurants rated above Cafe Ponte do not compare. First you must order the mushroom soup. It is the best ever. A bowl would be enough of a meal for me. Everything on the menu is prepared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
travlife
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travlife
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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travlife
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Cafe Ponte is "Fine Dining" in Clearwater. Why it is not number 1 on trip advisor is beyond me. The four restaurants rated above Cafe Ponte do not compare. First you must order the mushroom soup. It is the best ever. A bowl would be enough of a meal for me. Everything on the menu is prepared beautifully and delicious.... More 

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Don't be decided by the outward appearance of this restaurant's digs. Turning into a business park, then a strip mall is deceiving in this case! This was one of if not the BEST meal of our recent trip to St. Petersburg Beach. Locals in the know obviously consider this spot to be a

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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Café has a nice comfortable atmosphere, your greeted right away. Friendly staff and very knowledgeable and attentive servers. Food was outstanding and they have an extensive wine list. Very impressed overall, recommend reservations.

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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

For every trip to this restaurant with friends or colleagues the service and food is excellent. Lunch selections are modern, fresh and always interesting with daily specials added. Cafe Pont is a comfortable restaurant with a really nice atmosphere. Very busy at lunch with the business crowd.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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151 reviews 151 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went here for lunch with business associates. Service was good and food outstanding. Everyone raved about their wood. I had the Tuna that was seated and served with stir fried vegetables. (Stir-fry vegetables, beech mushrooms, wasabi, pickled ginger, crispy coconut rice cake, citrus ponzu). One of the best Tuna I have ever had. Will definitely go back and I highly... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The food was excellent! The wait staff were wonderful! I will go back for dinner more often. The menu had many interesting choices. I recommend Cafe Pont for any celebrations or a nice dinner for two! Our waiter was Tyler, he was great!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Thank you Chef Ponte for a wonderful culinary experience. We were greeted by an incredible server John who not only walked us through the menu but offered great suggestions with the wine. We were only going to get a glass but opted for the bottle instead. My friends opted for the filet mignon of the menu which was cooked perfectly... More 

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Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We have said it before time and time again. Cafe Ponte is clearly the Number One fine dining and service experience in Pinellas/Clearwater. Ali at the bar started us with a Groth Sav Blanc while we waited for one of Jeffrey's tables to open up for our party of four. We started at 8 PM and were the last ones... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Whenever we need a fabulous night of gorging and culinary delight, we always come to Cafe Ponte. This review is long over due, as we have had many, many wonderful meals here over the years both by ourselves and with groups of friends. We’ve always received kind and knowledgable service, and when by ourselves, we have been lucky enough to... More 

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florida
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Calamari appetizer was a generous portion but not fried properly -- more greasy than crispy. A more successful appetizer was the crab and lobster cake. My salmon a la plancha entree was prepared rare, as requested, but it, like the wife's sea bass, was forgettable, with equally blah sides. The bottle I ordered ($90 Meursault) from the Wine List was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13505 Icot Blvd, Ste 214, Clearwater, FL 33760-3730
    (58th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: 727-538-5768

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?