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Cafe Ponte

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13505 Icot Blvd, Ste 214, Clearwater, FL 33760-3730 (58th St.)
727-538-5768
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 234
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Experience Cafe Ponte, you'll be happy you did!

My boyfriend and I dined here for our 2 year anniversary. Although they sat us 30 minutes after our reservation (which was made a month prior), waiting in the lounge with the live pianist, made it not so bad. The service and atmosphere were top notch, and everyone there seemed to love their job... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
tradedsmiles
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Clearwater, Florida
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Presentation was beautiful, however, the staff and food left alot to be desired. I was very disappointed.

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Tampa, Florida
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My boyfriend and I dined here for our 2 year anniversary. Although they sat us 30 minutes after our reservation (which was made a month prior), waiting in the lounge with the live pianist, made it not so bad. The service and atmosphere were top notch, and everyone there seemed to love their job, especially a younger bartender running around... More 

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clearwater, fl
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

At a recent special occasion to celebrate birthdays for two of our four patrons at Cafe Ponte - one of our favorite restaurants in our home area - I ordered the tuna tartare. I have had this dish several times before at the restaurant, as it is usually light and refreshing as a main course after a starter. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great time first and not last visit . Use a groupon for the summer special 6 cource meal get ready to pay $220 more with wine paring and tip total for 4 with meal was $360. Service 5 star food 5 star atmosphere 5 star. This is a place for very special occasions. Served a complimentary glass of Champaign as... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Delightfully right ! Cafe Ponte is a high quality restaurant that " gets it all right ", and produces a dining experience whose organic gestalt resonates with gustatory pleasure. From entry til exit, everything about the establishment radiates class. The professional wait-staff are helpful and inviting, sometimes offering suggestions regarding the likely positive results of mixing certain of the food... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the second time this summer we ate at Café Ponte. We ordered the six course tasting menu. Our course started with goat cheese mouse that is very light and foamy, sprinkled with flecks of something sweet. Followed by corn and salmon chowder, excellent, creamy and not fishy. Third course was multiple colors tomatoes salad with house made burrata,... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I ate there twice on vacation with my family of 5 because it was so delicious, the service was tremendous and we had such a great experience. The cuisine is new American and is executed at a very high level. All elements were simply well done from the amuse bouche to the cheese plate to the appetizers to the entrees... More 

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I spent a weekend oh the Clearwater/Tampa area a couple of weeks ago visiting some family and they were raving about these place as soon as we arrived. We had a reservation for Friday but because of a power outage on the whole building we couldn't make it. So Saturday we went and I was impressed as soon as I... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Cannot believe I've been living in the area for years, and have not gone earlier. Fine dining, terrific service and perfectly executed dishes really do earn Cafe Ponte 5 stars. We had the mushroom bisque and the heirloom tomato salad as appetizers. The bisque is a must-order, even in August. The tomatoes were fresh with homemade cheese and a light... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Cafe Ponte has been at the pinnacle in Pinellas County for many years. The menu is quite varied and always changing; a mixture of Florida specialties, farm-to-market and creative interpretations of old standards. The chef is always in demand to cater special events.The wine list is excellent and reasonable and there is a full bar.

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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: 727-538-5768

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
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

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