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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 204
    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
Our favorite "Fancy Pants" place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
hollymatic
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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
145 reviews 145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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Chicago
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Café Ponte is always a good place to eat whether the occasion is business or pleasure. The bread basket is amazing and the mushroom bisque one of the best I have ever had. Although not part of this visit, lunch there is even better.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We read many excellent reviews of Cafe Ponte so felt we had to try it. The restaurant was a hike from our hotel, and we were a little apprehensive as we approached, as it is located in a shopping mall. However, we were pleased when we walked into a well decorated spacious large room with banquettes on the side and... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The restaurant was excellent. The bread options were fantastic. We received the mushroom soup as a sample and it was full of flavor. The short ribs were so tender, I highly recommend them! In fact we had a hard time making a selection. Our server was helpful and explained all the meals and made excellent suggestions. This is one of... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

service was very good, the food was average. The sharing charcuterie starter was nice. The main course was just ok. I had the fish of the day, i can't quite recall what it actually was, sea bass, I think - the waiter had originally said grouper and then corrected himself when he came to take the order. I wasn't told... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I love this restaurant. Creative and exquisite food. Wonderful staff. Romantic setting or business dinner whatever you prefer. Mine was romantic and I loved every second of it. I will keep going back to this place. Romantic or business whatever the reason.

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Wow! Wow! Wow! This restaurant has been a golden spoon award winner for years but we had never tried it! We tried it las night and were super impressed. Our attentive server, Marcela, was helpful without being pushy. She was very well informed on the menu items. The mushroom bisque was THE hit...we have had this soup in Paris and... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

TripAdvisor has never let us down! Found this restaurant based on reviews only. We drove there through road construction and neighborhoods that looked a little questionable to find a strip mall with several restaurants. We walked in and were wowed! The services and food were the very best. Our server (Jeffrey) was great. I wish we could have thanked the... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Exquisite you cannot and will not be disappointed... creative dishes a compiled by excellent service make for the perfect dining experience.

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?