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Cafe Ponte

13505 Icot Blvd, Ste 214, Clearwater, FL 33760-3730
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Ranked #6 of 574 restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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90% Recommend
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English first
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I would have never expected the elegance, excellence that I found at this strip mall location. We celebrated a retirement/birthday here. I notified them of this when I made the reservation. They added to our celebration with a round of champagne on the house. My friend had the cream of mushroom soup while I enjoyed the Ahi tuna tartar appetizer.... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is my second visit to Cafe Ponte. Both times I've ordered the Tasting Menu and both times I was impressed. The meals are prepared with great skill and care, and you'll realize that at first taste. The portion sizes, presentation and flavor are all top-notch. The service is very good, with professional wait staff bringing you food at the... More

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Largo, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Cafe Ponte, to me, is for special occasions. This occasion was dinner out with a friend, and we did have a lovely meal.

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Tampa Bay
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Cafe Ponte is not just one of the best restaurants but one of the best dining experiences you will have in all of Tampa Bay. Chef Ponte & his staff really know how to make their guests feel spoiled. To start with you will be treated to a complimentary amuse bouche of creamy mushroom bisque which only gets the party... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Recently spent a few days in Clearwater for our anniversary and found Cafe Ponte on Tripadvisor. Easy to make reservations thru their website then found a six course tasting menu on Groupon!! Great deal for a luxurious and very romantic meal. We also chose the wine tasting to complement our dinner. Steven was our server and treated us like we... More

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Oak Hill,Virginia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you like good, should say great food you need to come to Cafe Ponte. Wish I could have tried many of their dishes. To our suprise we were presented with a small cup of mushroom bisque as a starter right after we ordered which was a gift. We then enjoyed some cocktails and a tricolor beet appetizer. Unfortunately I... More

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I have been to Cafe Ponte several times over many years. It never fails to impress me as the best restaurant in the area. The assortment and bread types are difficult to stop eating. Portions are generous, plates inventive, and service very good. On a recent visit the burrrata cheese plate was soft , rich, and creamy. The wild mushroom... More

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Top Contributor
607 reviews 607 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My husband and I were seeking a special restaurant to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We heard of Café Ponte when they sponsored an event at our country club (Drive for a Cure at East Lake Woodlands Country Club). Checking out their website, we decided this was definitely the place to go for our anniversary dinner. Initially, my husband made... More

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Largo, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I've visited many times, mostly at lunch time while entertaining out-of-town business guests. The food and service both have always been excellent. Some favorites are the pad thai, gnocchi, salads, meatloaf. Soup is always excellent as well. The atmosphere is elegant but comfortable, not too stuffy.

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Houston, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We chose to eat here while we were visiting from Houston as our guests have come several times for their "Tasting Menu" and were wild about trying their dinner menu. When we entered this restaurant we were taken by its lovely simplicity. Our only negative for the entire evening was being greeted by two young hostesses at the door lacking... More

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