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Alfano's Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Menu

ZUPPA
Cup 4
Bowl 6
Pasta e Fagiole
Italian sausage, white beans, ditalini pasta
Cup 4
Bowl 6
Italian Wedding Soup
Chicken, spinach, tiny meatballs, and egg in broth
INSALATA
11
Insalata Caprese
Sliced tomatoes topped with fresh mozzarella and homegrown basil, over mixed greens, finished with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
18
Crab & Romaine Salad
A bed of bleu cheese dressing topped with a wedge of romaine, lump blue crab, green onions and sundried tomatoes, finished with our house Chianti Vinaigrette
14
Spinach Salad
Baby spinach with roasted portabella mushrooms, purple onion, hard cooked egg, crisp bacon & warm bacon dressing
18
Duck Salad
Chopped duck breast over spring mix tossed with gorgonzola cheese, dried cranberries, walnuts and sesame vinaigrette dressing
18
Grilled Pork Loin Salad
Grilled pork loin over spring mix tossed with gorgonzola cheese, dried cranberries, walnuts and sesame vinaigrette dressing
16
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Grilled chicken breast served over romaine lettuce, tossed with our house Caesar dressing, Romano cheese, and homemade croutons
19
Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad
Grilled filet of salmon served over romaine lettuce, tossed with our house Caesar dressing, Romano cheese, and homemade croutons
12
Caesar Salad-Prepared Tableside for two*
A tradition here at Alfano's, prepared at the table with fresh ingredients. Please allow 15-20 minutes for preparation
ANTIPASTI
Serves 2 or More 16
Prosciutto & Mozzarella
Thinly sliced Prosciutto di Parma served with fresh Buffalo Mozzarella drizzled with a fig infused balsamic vinegar
9
Eggplant Rollatini
Fresh baked eggplant rolled with ricotta, mozzarella, & Romano cheeses, then sauced with marinara
8.5
Bruschetta Pomodoro
Grilled Italian bread topped with extra virgin olive oil, diced tomatoes, roasted garlic, & basil
9
Spinach Pie
Fresh spinach, Italian cheeses, eggs and cream baked in a pastry finished with a lemon butter sauce
10
Sacchetti
Pasta purses with a truffle ricotta filling, baked with chopped Asparagus, Alfredo sauce, mozzarella, & gorgonzola cheeses
10
Escargot
French Helix snails sautéed with mushrooms, garlic butter, and Marsala wine, served with Romano cheese crisps
Serves 2 or More 12
Sausage and Cheese Bread
Fresh yeast dough rolled with spicy Italian sausage and mozzarella cheese, served with marinara dipping sauce
10
Calamari Friti
Lightly floured & fried calamari rings and tentacles. Served with marinara & fresh lemon
12
Scallops Rockefeller
Scallops on the half shell topped with spinach, crisp bacon and parmesan cream sauce
12
Shrimp Cocktail
Chilled large shrimp with cocktail sauce and fresh lemon
PASTA
Entrees served with choice of soup, house or Caesar salad
22
Chicken Tetrazzini
Grilled chicken breast over fettuccini Alfredo with crisp bacon
22
Chicken Daronzio
Sliced chicken breast & spicy Italian sausage sautéed with garlic butter, marinara and penne pasta
19
Penne Alla Vodka
Lightly spiced tomato cream sauce with prosciutto, mushrooms & green onion sautéed with penne pasta
19
Penne Bolognese
Ground beef and spicy Italian sausage simmered with our house marinara over penne pasta
19
Veal and Ricotta Meatballs
Hand rolled meatballs over linguine pasta with marinara sauce
19
Grilled Italian Sausage
Spicy Italian sausages over linguine pasta with marinara sauce
18
Fettuccini Alfredo
Traditional blend of cream, eggs, cheese, and a touch of nutmeg
21
Veal Tortellacci
Jumbo tortelloni filled with slowly braised veal, finished with hand chopped veal, sweet peas and demi-glace
19
Penne Pomodoro Florentine
Sauteed roasted garlic, chopped tomatoes, spinach, & gorgonzola cheese tossed with penne pasta
IL FORNO
24
Veal Parmesan
Lightly breaded scallopini of veal baked with mozzarella cheese, sauced with marinara, served with pasta
21
Chicken Parmesan
Lightly breaded chicken breast baked with provolone cheese, sauced with marinara, served with pasta
20
Eggplant Parmesan
Fresh eggplant in a light egg wash, baked with provolone cheese, sauced with marinara, served with pasta
20
Lasagna
Traditional layers of pasta, Italian cheeses, and meat sauce
19
Manicotti
Homemade crepes filled with Italian cheeses, sauced with marinara
20
Cannelloni Florentine
Homemade crepes filled with ground veal, béchamel, and spinach sauced with Marinara and Alfredo
CARNE
Entrees served with choice of soup, house or Caesar salad
24
Chicken Valle de Aosta
Panko breaded Chicken breast filled with Ementhaler Swiss cheese, and Culatello Ham, pan sautéed, topped with lemon garlic butter
21
Chicken Marsala
Chicken breast sautéed with mushrooms, Marsala wine, a touch of tomato and demi-glace
28
Roast Duckling
Crisp, partially boned half duckling, flambéed tableside with rum, finished with orange amaretto sauce
25
Braised Pork Shank
Slowly braised 16oz pork shank with au jus served over risotto
38
Lamb Porterhouse
Two 8oz grilled domestic lamb chops, served with mint jelly
38
Filet Mignon
Grilled house cut 8oz filet mignon garnished with confetti onion
38
New York Strip
Grilled house cut 14oz New York Strip garnished with confetti onion
24
Veal Piccata
Scallopini of veal sautéed with lemon butter, white wine, and capers
25
Veal Sacco
Scallopini of veal dipped in egg and Romano cheese, topped with asparagus, Fontina cheese and Marsala wine, baked in parchment and finished with veal demi-glace
24
Veal Marsala
Scallopini of veal sautéed with mushrooms, Marsala wine, a touch of tomato, served with a veal demi-glace
SEAFOOD
Entrees served with choice of soup, house or Caesar salad
36
Lobster Francese
8oz cold water lobster tail dipped in a light egg wash, pan sautéed, finished with lemon butter
25
Shrimp Francese
Gulf Shrimp dipped in egg and Romano cheese, pan sautéed, finished with lemon butter
23
Salmon Piccata
Atlantic salmon filet baked with lemon, butter, white wine, capers
26
Grouper Milano
Blackened filet of Grouper over pappardelle pasta sautéed with bell, cubanelle & crushed hot red pepper, finished with Romano cheese, and garlic butter
26
Linguine al a John
Chopped Gulf shrimp, baby clams, & green onion sautéed with garlic, butter, white wine, over linguine pasta
25
Shrimp Scampi
Sautéed Gulf shrimp with garlic, butter, white wine, peas, and crisp bacon, over linguine pasta
23
Venetian Clams & Sausage
Whole shell clams, spicy Italian sausage, tomato and green onion sautéed with garlic, butter, white wine, over linguine pasta
20
Linguine with White Clam Sauce
Baby clams, sautéed in garlic, butter, white wine, and green onion over linguine pasta
22
Scallops Rockefeller
Scallops on the half shell topped with spinach, and crisp bacon served with fettuccine Alfredo
20
Lobster Ravioli
Large ravioli filled with cold water lobster and ricotta cheese, served with a light tomato cream Rosa sauce
AL A CARTE
6.5
Italian Sausages (2)
6.5
Veal & Ricotta Meatballs (3)
6
Risotto
6
Sautéed Spinach with oil & garlic
6
Asparagus with lemon butter
CENA INCLUSI
Orders must be placed & dinner service started by 6:00, Orders cannot be held
5
La Terre Wines
Chardonnay, Cabernet, White Zin
3 COURSES
one from each category
About
We are a family owned & operated restaurant, specializing in Italian/Continental Cuisine. We have been the proud recipient of Tampa Bay Magazine's award for 'Best Italian' for over twenty five years, as well as Wine Spectators Best of Award of Excellence for our extensive wine list. Reservations are highly recommended for weekends and holidays.
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, International
FEATURES
Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Early bird SPECIAL where ok value for 18.00 ! Food was very good. We had the Salomon picatta and eggplant parmesan PLEASE get pasta on the side To much water from the pasta on the plate. Dessert and coffee great! Service like EVER review we...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank rshermanski
Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

We had dinner with friends that here often. We sat in a private alcove near the piano player, could close doors, so not too loud. The Caesar salad was very good. The fettuccine Alfredo and veal piccata were delicious. The hostess was very nice, and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ann2122
Reviewed May 10, 2019

Menu said LARGE scallops in alfredo sauce with side of alfredo. The scallops were put in a clam shell and covered with sauce but after peeling back the sauce, the scallops were the size of a pea---extremely small. The whole six did not give me...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank nonelyish
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Nice and comforting atmosphere for great Italian food Mussels appetizer was terrific. Italian sausage and pasta plentiful and good . Veal chop was huge and very good. Would definitely go back

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank marx p
Reviewed April 6, 2019

Since my hubby is always looking for the best (by his standards) Veal Marsala, Alfano's was recommended to us by a woman who herself is an excellent cook. We were not disappointed, in fact, at this moment (and we've tried many, many Italian restaurants,) Alfano's...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

I was in Clearwater visiting my brother and dad and their newly bought 'snowbird' house. I asked my brother and his wife what restaurant they would recommend for my thank you dinner. They recommended Alfano's. The service was terrible. We had to wait and ask...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Timothy C
Reviewed March 21, 2019

I’m not in the habit of writing reviews but this was so bad I felt obligated to. Whoever says Alfano’s is great obviously isn’t familiar with good or authentic Italian cuisine! This was neither northern nor southern Italian. A friend and I ate lunch there...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Mary S
Reviewed March 20, 2019

Will keep going....we love it. So super nice inside. We had a couple of banquets here and they were wonderful.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Connie E
Reviewed March 18, 2019

We celebrated our father’s 93rd birthday at Alfonos and we couldn’t have had a better time. The food, service at atmosphere made for a very special night. Ask for one of their private rooms for a small group.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JoAnn V
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

We took three other couples to Alfanos that only come to sand key for their beach condo get away and first time at Alfanos. We had a blast! We dined in the wine room and such a nice and new experience for our new friends....More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Devineone2013
January 1, 2019|
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Response from kurtzmark | Reviewed this property |
They do have a separate room to accommodate that many but I am not sure if they will allow you to bring in your own wine You would have to check with the restaurant,
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Larry R S
February 13, 2017|
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Response from Nicolette S | Property representative |
Yes, we offer gift certificates. You may purchase one in person or over the phone.
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September 15, 2016|
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Response from j0ettaf | Reviewed this property |
Yes call to reserve one of 3 rooms depending on your group size.
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