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Cafe Ponte

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13505 Icot Blvd, Ste 214, Clearwater, FL 33760-3730 (58th St.)
17275385768
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 279
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Excellent Dinner

Just spent a delightful evening with friends at Cafe Ponte. Service was very good even though the restaurant was packed. The crab cakes were equal to anything we've had in the bay area & the short rib was perfectly prepared. Restaurant was a bit on the noisy side, but definitely will return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mac5601
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just spent a delightful evening with friends at Cafe Ponte. Service was very good even though the restaurant was packed. The crab cakes were equal to anything we've had in the bay area & the short rib was perfectly prepared. Restaurant was a bit on the noisy side, but definitely will return.

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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for a special occasion. Everything from the food atmosphere the service all excellent . I would recommend any couple looking to celebrate a special occasion to consider it. Yes it's pricey but you get what you pay for. We had the chef's tasting .

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Thank Alex P
Madeira Beach, Florida
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304 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic experience. Prices are high but not for the quality that you receive. The Chilean Sea Bass was remarkable along with the short ribs. Service was impeccable and everything was as fresh as possible. My wife never eats her whole meal but she loved hers so much that we walked out without a doggie bag. Will return again.

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Thank ernierad
Tampa, Florida, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently celebrated my birthday over dinner at Café Ponte. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was excellent. Although the food was pricey, it was well worth what we paid.

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Thank Marshall D
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Cafe Ponte after a friend purchased two Groupon dinners; each couple paid $60 for a dinner for two. Not a bad deal. I had seen the restaurant's marquee from Ulmerton Rd. but had no idea what this restaurant was all about. We made reservations and when we(husband and I) got there we were pleasantly surprised. It was clearly... More 

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Florida
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322 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed some great appetizers, great entrees and great service. Our table had a variety of steak, fish, chicken and vegetarian entrees and everyone really enjoyed their food.

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Thank TJC22
Florida
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are still a lot of good things about Cafe Ponte, but the some of the food seems to have slipped a bit. We always loved Cafe Ponte's layers of flavors that enhanced the main ingredient and it was our 'go to' restaurant for special occasions. Our last meal still had the layers of flavors but the main ingredient was... More 

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Thank CandidReviews
Clearwater, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A birthday celebration started with complimentary amuse bouche of their mushroom soup, appetizer of beet salad and everyone wanted their wonderful steak which was cooked as requested. Found an excellent wine at a fair price on a list which in some cases is a bit overpriced (the only negative). The desert of home made donuts was off the chart. Service... More 

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Thank Barry D. E
Breckenridge, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch and sat at the bar, per usual. Perused. the menu and had tough time narrowing our choices down. I had the flat iron steak salad and their mushroom soup. Both were fabulous. I looked over their dinner menu and there were some tempting choices as well. I think that we now have a go to... More 

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Thank coreygrubb
Largo, Florida
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281 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say. Everything is amazing. The food, ambiance, service. One of the best if not the best restaurant in Tampa Bay. It is worth the drive. They are open for lunch and dinner. We were most recently there for dinner. Chilean Sea Bass is amazing, Mushroom soup is incredible. Everything I have ever had here is worth every... 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: 17275385768

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?