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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, Reservations

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  • 228
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Yes, 5 stars

Cannot believe I've been living in the area for years, and have not gone earlier. Fine dining, terrific service and perfectly executed dishes really do earn Cafe Ponte 5 stars. We had the mushroom bisque and the heirloom tomato salad as appetizers. The bisque is a must-order, even in August... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
kristinnc76
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Palm Harbor, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Cannot believe I've been living in the area for years, and have not gone earlier. Fine dining, terrific service and perfectly executed dishes really do earn Cafe Ponte 5 stars. We had the mushroom bisque and the heirloom tomato salad as appetizers. The bisque is a must-order, even in August. The tomatoes were fresh with homemade cheese and a light... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Cafe Ponte has been at the pinnacle in Pinellas County for many years. The menu is quite varied and always changing; a mixture of Florida specialties, farm-to-market and creative interpretations of old standards. The chef is always in demand to cater special events.The wine list is excellent and reasonable and there is a full bar.

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Dallas
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Let me start with the service. I'm really tired of people suggesting I keep my fork or ask me if I don't want to reuse the knife or even worse simply remove it from my plate and stick it on the table. Cafe Ponte is the polar opposite. Every piece of silverware was removed with every course with new silverware... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have lived here my whole life and have never been to Cafe Ponte. I finally went tonight to celebrate my husbands birthday and we were blown away! The food was exceptional and I'm a big foodie so that's saying a lot. The mushroom bisque and that Sea Bass was too good to be true! Aside from the amazing food,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We have been to CP several times before. I think they have lost their edge. The charcuterie board was plain and the cheese appetizer tiny for $17. The short ribs were outstanding but the scallops just ok and not plentiful. The price is high for what was delivered. They would do be to reinvent themselves. Not see what's going on... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Atmosphere is quite nice. Chefs are top-notch, and menu offers a variety of meals. My wife loves this restaurant. Great variety of fine wines. Excellent for business meals in the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Loved everything we ordered from Mushroom soup and pizza to steal! Took leftovers with us and still enjoyed much the next day :)

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Dunedin, Florida
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This place is consistently good of the years and isn't outrageously priced considering the quality of the food and service. I always figure when I see golden spoon awards hanging on the wall of a restaurant that I'm going to pay a premium price but Cafe Ponte has very fair prices and always has a nice special too. The interior... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Cafe' Ponte is one of the best restaurants in the bay area. The food and service are definitely worth a visit. Their signature mushroom bisque is a must. The charcuterie platter doesn't disappoint.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was hands-down the best, most fancy restaurant that I have ever eaten at in a shopping center- it was basically a strip mall, which I found bizarre. However, the food was truly fantastic. I went when I was on vacation, and I'd definitely come here again, next time I find myself in Clearwater again.

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Additional Information about Cafe Ponte

Address: 13505 Icot Blvd, Ste 214, Clearwater, FL 33760-3730
Phone Number: 727-538-5768
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
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
Average Prices: USD $31 to $50
Cuisine: American

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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 to $50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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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