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Cafe Ponte

13505 Icot Blvd, Ste 214, Clearwater, FL 33760-3730
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Ranked #7 of 559 restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Columbus, Ohio
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208 reviews 208 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We went to Cafe Ponte with another couple, this couple has been to Cafe Ponte many times and they wanted to share the experience with us. We made reservations to have the Prix Fixe menu which is a great deal. It's $37 for 3 courses but the portions are huge. I had the crabcake appetizer which was amazing. My friend... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I and my fiancée had a tremendous dining experience at Café Pont in Clearwater on 4/3/14. We had a terrific waiter named Marc, a French Canadian who brought more to the ambiance. Marc had excellent suggestions for a meal. We did their pre-fixe menu (a bargain at $37/person for a three course meal.) My fiancée got scallops and I got... More

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Quebec City, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a friend of mine. I really like French gastronomie and this restaurant is one of the best in Florida. Chef Ponte is a Cordon Bleu Chef (was taught in France)and if you want to experience something delicious and original, Cafe Ponte is the place to be. For appetizer I had a crab cake and scallops... More

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Seminole, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Loved my experience at Cafe Ponte. We went to celebrate out Wedding Anniversary. The waiter was exceptional. I avoid gluten, so he was able to inform me about the menu and dishes I may want to avoid. I ordered the osso buco, which was pricey ($48), but I'd never had before so I was going for a new experience. The... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Cafe Ponte recently. The restaurant located in a business park had a beautifully appointed interior. The chef is very talented with impressive credentials. The menu is innovative. I particularly enjoyed the tuna tartar which was one of the best I have had. We were both delighted with this restaurant particularly after... More

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Saint Paul
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Café Ponte was an incredible find in ALL regards, from elegant atmosphere to exceptional food to service that is second to none. I googled their website after our meal (www.cafeponte.com) and found out that they are Zagat rated, received top restaurant awards in 2014, and collaborated with Emeril for a show in 2013. Just walking into the restaurant put me... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Our ladies social luncheon club meets monthly and decided on having lunch at Cafe Ponte. Due to the number of attendees, Cafe Ponte offered us a private room and a limited menu for an amazing price. We were given three entrée options (Kobe beef meatloaf, burger and fries, and grilled salmon) Each of the ladies thoroughly enjoyed their meals. We... More

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Denver, PA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We always have an excellent adventure in food at Cafe Ponte. Having dined here several times, we can tell you it is a must try! Awesome food and service!

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have lived in this area since 1978 and frequented many restaurants from Tampa to St. Petersburg. This has to be the finest restaurant, for everything is wonderful from appetizers, bread, cocktails entrees to desserts. Tonight was probably our fifth time dining and each and every meal always seems better than the last. Presentation and plating of each entree is... More

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Largo, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We had the six course tasting menu with wine pairings. The soup and salad courses were outstanding, although the soup portion had us worried this might not be tasting menu sized (but the remaining portions were reasonable). The gnocchi in the next course seemed under done and this was the weakest course. The fish, cheese and desert courses were quite... More

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