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“authentic italian food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Milano Italian Restaurant and Pizzaria

Cafe Milano Italian Restaurant and Pizzaria
105 N Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755-4020
727-444-4504
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Ranked #187 of 591 Restaurants in Clearwater
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
Description: Authentic Italian Pizza & Cuisine! Cafe Milano invites you and your family to experience the best pizza in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area! Cafe Milano Pizzeria follows the tried and true tradition of using only a brick oven to bake its pizza. Brick ovens intensify the flavor of properly cooked quality ingredients that are imported directly from Italy and combined for an authentic a€œOld Worlda€ dining experience. Cafe Milano has a charming European style ambiance complimented with an arrangement of authentic Italian cuisine. It provides a casual, warm, relaxed family atmosphere whose friendly and efficient staff will certainly add to your dining pleasure. The establishment boasts classic appetizers, magnificent salad creations, hearty homemade soups, delicious pasta selections, panini made with bread baked for your order, gnocchi, calzone and an array of 27 pizzas guaranteed to delight any palate. Beer or imported house wine is available to enhance your meal. Cafe Milano also proudly offers a wonderful selection of imported Italian desserts and pastries as well as their irresistible 100% artisan made gelato. Coffee, espresso or cappuccino, will further add to your Mediterranean getaway!
Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“authentic italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We were in Rome last September and Café Milano brought back all the good memories. The staff made suggestions but the food is cooked to your specifications. Found the prices FAIR FOR THE QUALITY OF FOOD YOU WILL RECEIVE. The day we visited the owners wife was out sick so the cook was also our server. No problem. It just reminded us to just slow down and enjoy....just like they do in Italy.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

One of my favorite place to visit in Clearwater. The food is made to order. Pasta is fresh and homemade sauce is awesome. The service is very nice and feels just like you are family. Also lots of pizzas to try. Worthwhile visit.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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st louis mo
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42 restaurant reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Average Pizza poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

this restaurant was recommended to us. We found the food just OK and the service terrible. the house Chanti was fair but overpriced as was the gelato. they also charged $3.95 per person for water. guess it was a mistake but typical of the service. In talking to another customer , they said that there were new owners. Maybe that's the problem

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My family visited Clearwater Marine Aquarium before heading to Orlando when we stopped for dinner based off of what our maps told us was around. We went for it and were really happy with the food at Cafe Milano. Very authentic, having been to Italy three times now. Small, but friendly.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clearwater, FL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good food but that was about it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I found this restaurant on Groupon last summer and have been going to lunch there regularly for several months. Recently I purchased a coupon on Amazon Local that would have been best used for dinner. Upon arriving, we noticed that there was a "Under New Ownership" banner posted. We then went in and were seated. From the looks of things, the new owner is doing everything in the front of the house, taking orders/working cash register, etc. As they were busy when we got there, we waited quite a while before they took our drink order. We only wanted water, which was served out of a bottle. He then asked us if we wanted olives and bread and we said yes. The meal followed and was very good.

When we asked for a check, the owner went back to the register and told us the total, without ever giving us a check. I thought it was high and questioned it, only to find that we were charged for the water and the olives (the olives cost almost as much as the entree). I've been to Europe a few times and understand that water is not free there, by the same token tipping isn't customary in Europe so I didn't do that either.

Had the service been good and not deceptive about their charges, I would certainly return, now I will not

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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