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Cafe Ponte

13505 Icot Blvd, Ste 214, Clearwater, FL 33760-3730
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Ranked #6 of 575 restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 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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191 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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English first
Cortlandt Manor, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Im a little embarrassed to admit that I was not expecting to find such an outstanding restaurant in Tampa. We came here as a result of the Zagat rating, since we really didnt know anything about the clearwater area. The menu is beautifully put together..with a wonderful balance of choices, flavors and fusion of different cuisines. Our server was terrific...he... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Tonight my husband and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary at Cafe Ponte! We have been to many wonderful restaurants across the country-this was the worst! The service was pathetic-we sat for awhile before anyone even came over! They sat us near the kitchen, so we could hear all the dishes banging off each other! The waitress was extremely unfriendly.... More

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
93 reviews 93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
610 reviews 610 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 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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