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“A 4.5, Cristino's is full of flavour!”

Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza
Ranked #3 of 713 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed March 4, 2014

There is something about coal oven pizza that always brings me back. Cristino's provided me with the reason why, the flavour! That toasty crust with a tangy red sauce that danced with the saltiness of the prosciutto and the earthiness of the mushrooms was awesome! The crazy thing is that I loved the chicken wings with caramelized onions and garlic sauce and the mozzarella sticks even more than the pizza. I know it sounds different, onions with wings. But it really works and with the creamy garlic sauce it makes for quite a treat. I sat outside on a cruddy day in Clearwater, but the server could not have been nicer and was willing to get refills. The prices are decent enough and are reasonable for the quantity and quality of the food. The lighting outside was unique and gave a little flare to the outside patio. I would highly recommend a visit to Cristino's while in Clearwater. You will not be disappointed!

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Had dinner here with some buddies after a day of golf. Selected it after reading the Trip Advisor review. It didn't disappoint. Knockout waitresses, nice environment and terrific food. My spaghetti carbonara was very good and the guys all liked their dishes. Save room for the home made gelato. The almond and mascarpone flavors were best. Get there early or be prepared to wait up to 30 minutes. All good and well worth it.

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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Excellent menu, well trained and pleasant staff and easy to find. Pizza like we grew up with in NY. Quaint and simple. It is small so be aware that you might have to wait or use carry out. We stayed in Clearwater Beach and it was a quick drive.

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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Every year we visit clearwater for Spring training we visit Cristino's. Never disappoints. Despite a large Thursday night crowd the wait was pleasant thanks to the fantastic staff which provided folks waiting with a complimentary glass of wine or other beverage of choice while waiting. Pizza always on point, comparable or better than anywhere in the Northeast. Only minor complaint was pizza came too quickly not allowing us to enjoy our appetizers and salad but after tasting the pizza it didn't matter. Samples of Gelato at the end of the meal always a hit. Too bad we were all full and didn't have room for a full portion.

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is my kind of place. We sat out in their garden area and had a wonderful evening. The pizza is great, thin crust with the added flavor of the brick oven. The service is very attentive & friendly. Next to us was a family speaking Italian...so you know it's authentic! This is a must place to visit.

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