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Cesare's At The Beach

794 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-449-8797
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Ranked #20 of 573 restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sandkey Bridge
Transit: Jolley Trolley, PSTA pick ups in front of restaurant
Description: Both born and raised in Italy, our founders Cesare and Carlo, know what an authentic Italian meal means. Family and friends gathering around to enjoy each others company with a good glass of wine and the perfect dish. Savor Italy's finest flavors including our award winning lasagna and pastas. Real and hard to find Italian specialities such as pappardelle with imported porcini and wild mushrooms, veal ossobuco, filet mignon in a Brandy sauce, fresh fish and seafood, veal classics and homemade desserts. You can dine in or "al fresco" overlooking the water and Sand Key Bridge while being pampered by our professional staff.
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Apollo Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, preparation and presentation always consistent. My favorite dish is the Frank Sinatra, veal podcast topped with shrimp, scallops and crab.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I both thought this was one of the best meals we've had in a long time. We will definitely go back. It was conveniently located close to Pier 60, where we took a sunset cruise.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went twice in a week's time. Very competent cooking and service. A nice selection of pastas and meat dishes. Do not overlook the specials. Portions could be a bit larger and wines can be priced a bit more delicately. But the fact that we went two times within a 6 day period of time should serve as a ringing endorsement.

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Clearwater, FL
Top Contributor
445 reviews 445 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Somehow this restaurant just never "came up" but we all decided we wanted Italian. We split two appetizers, the Mozzarella Caprese and Escargot. I knew it was going to be a great dinner after they arrived. The Veal Frank Sinatra was absolutely delicious. My wife had the veal Piccata. Our server was a young man named Nick, he was fantastic.... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

First, the restaurant is not at the beach, it's in a strip mall just before the bridge. Second, when I ask a wait staff person to recommend a wine, I expect a recommendation, especially when the prices aren't cheap. So when I get an "I don't know they're all the same to me" response that's not a good start. Then,... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were looking for a place to get a decent dinner after having gone on one of the dolphin excursions in Clearwater. The menu at the seafood place next to the dock did not look appetizing so we got in the car and headed south, maybe a mile or two, when I saw the sign for Cesare's. We agreed that... More

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Gahanna, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stay far away from this place! The manager is rude and overbearing and kept staring at us for no reason. He then came over and tried to fight the people in my party asking to "talk outside" to the point we got up and left. They need to learn customer service 101 and respect your paying customers. Very bad business... More

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DMT922, Manager at Cesare's At The Beach, responded to this review

Way more to this story than this short inaccurate review. Combative couple in party of 12 that originally had reservations for 17 people was not pleased with table accommodations. After changing the arrangement of the table twice per their request still were not satisfied. After 15 minutes the situation escalated when the gentleman decided to direct profanity and gestures at... More

Largo, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had no idea this place was here, but wow. The food was awesome and the service was very attentive. Dessert was to die for, and the view was incredible...

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Wentzvill, MO
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Lobster Bisque, veal Frank Sinatra & a tiramisu and latte to finish. I cannot complain about a single thing. Service, food /and atmosphere all were wonderful. We will be back!

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san mateo, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Cesare's is one of the best Italian Restaurants. We went two nights in a row due to the fresh, flavorful and fine service. The staff is fantastic especially Brenda and Niko. The portions are perfect and I strongly recommend the Bruschetta, Lasagna and Chicken Marsala. To be honest, everything is good. I highly recommend Cesare's and suggest to make a... More

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