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13505 Icot Blvd, Ste 214, Clearwater, FL 33760-3730
727-538-5768
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Ranked #4 of 573 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 58th St.
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Every birthday we celebrate lunch at Cafe Ponte as two high school friends from way back; so we know that at least twice a year we will be at this fabulous restaurant, but thankfully we dine here way more than that with our families and/or significant others. This visit was exceptional and worth raving about thanks to our server Ken... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Visiting Cafe Ponte is always a delightful treat. The service is warm, friendly and professional. Executive Chef Chris Ponte along with Chef de Cuisine Tony Bonanno put out arguably the best food in the region. And Tampa Bay has a LOT of great dining options. Whenever anyone asks you to go to Cafe Ponte, scream YES! Thanks Chris for your... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went here Saturday night to celebrate my husbands 50th Birthday with his parents and they did not disappoint. We started with two appetizers for the table and split the Brussels sprouts and Asparagus each very different but delicious. We all had something different for an entrée, Chilean Sea Bass, Boulibase, Rib eye and Osso Buco, each was raved about!... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

we are regulars , ie. for special occasions. Café Ponte never disappoints. great food, great service. we usually go there for dinner, but this time we were there for lunch, unbelievable. I wish they were open for lunch on weekends, recommend highly

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Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We can not count the number of times we have dined at Cafe Ponte. Always an occasion, always a hit. For our 10th anniversary we took another couple (again) and chose the booth near the bar. Jeffrey was server and he is always a star. "Ask him what one snake said to another…" We paired the appetizers with Martini's and... More

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tampa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Because we were a 'group' of 22 with reservations... We had a 'limited menu'. Regardless the food was great! Had the butternut squash soup and ribeye sandwich. Both were wonderful! Wish we'd had more of a selection though. Highly recommend for lunch.

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Beijing
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed an exceptional dinner here my last night in the area. From the amuse bouche to the desserts our party couldn't find one thing to fault. The flat bread appetizer was a beautiful blend of cheeses, whiskey bacon and brussel sprouts. The entrees were extremely well presented and had a nice mix of flavors on the plate. We had the... More

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Largo, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was a guest of a friend tonight and 2 others for a lovely evening at Café Ponte. I have been there on several other occasions, mostly for lunch and a corporate dinner. The wine menu and pairings is vey extensive and found the waiting staff very knowledgeable and helpful. From the moment we walked in, the staff had excellent... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This restaurant is sensational, innovative and consistent. Always in the top three in Tampa Bay. Beautiful, romantic and definitely a special event venue. Owner/chef Chris Ponte is a well trained perfectionist as evidenced by the superb eye appeal and amazing tastes/flavors of his imaginative offerings. A single visit is not enough to sufficiently sample the extent of his ingenuity. Most... More

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Edina, Minnesota, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Deep wine list, limited entree choices but something for every taste. Very high quality food, especially appetizers. Attentive and professional services. I dine here monthly, always reliable when making an impression is important.

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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 - 50
Cuisine: American

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