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Thu, 10/6
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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.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Beach, BYOB, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed August 26, 2022 via mobile

Food & service was excellent. Our server, James, took excellent care of us and his recommendations did not disappoint.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022 via mobile

Had a great experience here! Everyone loved their food and the waitstaff was amazing. Shout out to Anthony, our waiter, who was helpful, professional, and always had a smile!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022

We live in NY , which is supposed to be the foodie capital of the world . However , we can not find a really good Italian restaurant since the one we used to go to closed right before Covid . We have been to...many restaurants and this has the best food . We are so tempted to just come back here for this food . I loved the fettuccini Alfredo , mushroom risotto , and the chicken parm with spaghetti we all had . The waiter was very nice . Food is fresh and delicious .More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022 via mobile

We had a great waiter! We did the Eggplant Rollatini appetizer. For our main course my wife got the Lasagna Verdi. I love Chicken Parm and the waiter said it’s not on the menu BUT they would make it for me. So many Italian restaurants...don’t make a great sauce BUT Cesare’s was the BEST I have ever had!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022 via mobile

Best service on the island. Authentic Italian food, all homemade pastas and sauces. They will customize most meals and the servers will also suggest wine pairings as well. Our server James was wonderful, truly a great dining experience. All of our food was fantastic and...portions were huge.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 10, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic family dinner! The service was excellent, second only to the food! Everything came out of the kitchen hot! I would definitely return again!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022 via mobile

The condo my family and I are renting for the week had a brochure for this restaurant so we wanted to try it out last night (6/2/22). Soooo glad we did! We had a party of ten and had James as our waiter. James was,...quite possibly, the best server I have ever had. He was so kind and attentive and really made everyone feel special. He made sure we knew we could change anything on the menu to get whatever we wanted and made sure we always had full glasses of water. The food was EXCELLENT. I had spaghetti with pesto and it was some of the best I’ve ever had. Everyone was blown away by the food! Would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022 via mobile

Cesare’s was recommended to us by my cousin who has lived in the Tampa area and grew up with Cesare’s sons. We reserved a week night 7:45 party of 6. The hostess greeted us warmly, that is ALWAYS a big deal to me. We were...seated soon after, and our waiter also greeted us kindly. Some of our party ordered the house wine by the glass which looked like a nice sized pour. Our waiter also made some recommendations based on popularity, and then some of his personal favorites. We started with some escargot, calamari, and a Burrata. Everything is made from scratch so enjoy the process. The appetizers came out piping hot and delicious. Super crunchy calamari, burrata was creamy and had some fresh chopped tomato with balsamic glaze served with it, and the creamy buttery sauce the escargot was in is made for dipping your bread in! Omg, love. Around the table we ordered Pollo Augusto, Chicken Parmesan and lasagna. Our server Niko was on it. He took care of everything! I’m serious! Water, bread, extra Parmesan cheese, cracked pepper…he was there, with a smile! It was a wonderful experience. We highly recommend. You will need a to-go box as the meals are generous! Bring your friends, bring your family, bring a date. The food here is love itself! We look forward to coming back to this gem.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 17, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful food! Mediocre service. The lady that greeted us was very welcoming and I was excited to dine here. The waiter did a half @$$ed job. Calamari, lobster ravioli and shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo and one glass of wine was spot on! Real quaint restaurant on...the inside. Seating available outside. Located next to a bar/restaurant that seemed fun! I would eat here again as long as we have another server. Spent $98 (before tip) to give you an idea on price.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

sat for 20 min b4 soneone acknowledged us.. had to ask waiter for specials.. never came around to ask about our drinks… never asked about dessert.. in fact Anthony was a very bad waiter

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

We enjoy the restaurant, visiting at least two or three times a month. If we did not travel so much, we would most likely visit weekly. Last night, three couples, started with the CALAMARI, Lightly fried and very tender. Served with a side of house-made...marinara sauce, very good. We also ordered the burrata, Fresh, soft cheese made from mozzarella and cream served with fresh tomatoes and toasted garlic bread, yum! We also ordered the EGGPLANT ROLLATINI, sliced eggplant, lightly breaded and filled with cheese and tomato sauce which is delightful. I ordered the INSALATA ALLA CESARE, a classic Caesar salad, with romaine lettuce, croutons, and our delicious creamy dressing, splitting it with my wife as the portion was a little bigger than I want prior to dinner. I ordered my favorite, which is not on the menu but is almost always available, Sacchettini. Pasta with as a little sack filled with cheese served in a pink vodka sauce with prosciutto, mushrooms, peas, and a touch of cream - SOOOO GOOD! My wife ate her favorite, the SALMONE Norvegese. Salmon filet, seared and simmered in a scampi sauce with two jumbo shrimp, scallops, capers, olives, and freshly diced tomatoes. It's her favorite and what she always orders. The only negative about Cesare's is the wine by the glass is just average table wine, they need to upgrade their "by the glass" wine list.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 13, 2022 via mobile

Very nice, quaint place for Italian. We had reservations so no wait time. I have noticed at all area restaurants here in Clearwater do not have any stouts or porter's in their beer selections. This one included but dont let that stop you from going....One word of advice. If you have 2 kids that want the spaghetti & meatballs, only order 1 !! The portions are huge. My dinner portion was ample and my wife could not eat all of her lobster ravioli.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 27, 2022

Had couples dinner and had mozzarella sticks and salad for appetizer very good. The dipping sauce for the bread was great and garlicky. Dinners are ala carte. I had chicken parm $30 which seems high for one breast. My boyfriend has pasta pockets which he...enjoyed. We sat outside and it was freezing and they did not turn on the space heaters until we were almost done. Tables outside were too close the table next to us had 2 toddlers that were loud and disruptive. I wish we had dessert but bu that time i was frozen and tired of the toddlers screamingMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 26, 2022

I was tired and super hungry after a long days work so I ordered to go on my way home. My orders were Pasta Trio and Capellini Con Gamberi Fradiavolo. When I got home I received pasta without any shrimp or scallops for the Capellini...Con Gamberi Fradiavolo and the Pasta Trio had 2 pastas instead of 3. I called to let them know and the person at the restaurant wanted me to bring the food back to the restaurant. I was so hungry, tired and frustrated, not to mention disappointed, I told her that I cannot drive from Seminole to Clearwater Beach again. So she said that she can’t do any about it unless I bring the food back to the restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Jordan S, General Manager at Cesare's, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2022

Good evening, We've refunded your order for the Capellini Gamberi. We apologize for inconvenience! Thanks, Cesare at the Beach

Reviewed February 22, 2022 via mobile

Hostess was pleasant and seated us right away. Our server, Niko, was pleasant and made sure numerous times that everything was satisfactory. The food was delicious! Would definitely e.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Cesare's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4