We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Ponte

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
13505 Icot Blvd, Ste 214, Clearwater, FL 33760-3730 (58th St.)
727-538-5768
Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 243 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 189
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Delicious!

Of all the restaurants we have been to in Florida - this one stands heads above the others. The food is prepared well, the staff is friendly and efficient. We have friends visiting from Michigan and we went last year for dinner. Hopefully we will be enjoying another great meal there in a couple... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Sandy34698
,
Dunedin, Florida
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Dunedin, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Of all the restaurants we have been to in Florida - this one stands heads above the others. The food is prepared well, the staff is friendly and efficient. We have friends visiting from Michigan and we went last year for dinner. Hopefully we will be enjoying another great meal there in a couple of days. Love this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clearwater, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Over the many years that we have dined at Café Ponte, we have always been pleased with the service and food. Recently, we had dinner with four other couples. And again, we surely were not disappointed. For dinner, I had the best bouillabaisse that was the best that I have tasted. The broth was nicely seasoned to compliment a nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere, wait staff & food all top notch. Two had a wonderful bouillabaisse chocked full of perfectly cooked shrimp, squid, white fish, etc., i.e. not undercooked & raw nor overcooked & rubbery, but "Goldilocks just right". Another had the sea bass, which again was perfectly prepared over an interesting purple potato & veggie mix. And finally, do NOT miss the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boise, Idaho
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Visited with my business colleagues. Excellent atmosphere, wonderful food quality and presentation. We were impressed by great food introduction by Ken. He knows how to make your evening special. A little "shot" of mushroom soup is great. The appetizers were good, especially ahi tuna. The sea bass was fantastic, my friend enjoyed their steaks. Although it is pricey, but it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
orlando
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The restaurant had a lovely selection. I had the beet salad which had wonderful tasting croutons... Almost like a nutmeg bread of sorts. The carbanera... I was looking forward to although the noodles were so thick... Twice the size of normal fetaccini noodles so I took it to go. The bread is a bit spicy but the butter is excellent.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Wayne, IN
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Do not miss the restaurant. Everything was marvelous. The staff, the food, the atmosphere!!!! If you want to sit inside you will need to call ahead for reservations at all hours of the day. We sat outside. It was pleasant but a bit chilly in mid-February. Never the less this a must visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The mushroom soup appetizer was phenomenal, the lamb chops were in a coating that I didn't like. They were cooked well and the sides were a la cart so it seemed overpriced for the quality. The flatbread pizza was burnt. It was nice but over priced.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Largo, Florida
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We decided to go there Friday 13th for valentines dinner. OMG incredible. My wife had the Sea-bass and I the short ribs ( cooked a full 24 hours), wild mushroom soup, beet salad, flour-less chocolate torte. While Cafe Ponte is not inexpensive you always get an incredible meal. I have paid more and gotten so much less at other restaurants,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My husband took me here for my birthday. Monday night and the place was packed (I'm glad we had reservations!) No wonder why: the place is amazing. Great decor and ambience, with nice jazz playing on the background. Service is impeccable. We started with some martinis that were off the charts. The bread options (wow! so yummy). We had 2... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
illinois
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I recently visited the Clearwater area to attend a meeting. I was searching for a more upscale dining experience and settled on Café Ponte. Complete with my reservation and business casual attire, I headed off for dinner. Upon arrival I was immediately impressed with the front of the house staff. The host was very professional and courteous. The wait staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Cafe Ponte also viewed

 

Been to Cafe Ponte? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe Ponte and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Lake Wales,FL
2 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Ponte staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?