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“Good but very expensive!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Ponte

Cafe Ponte
Ranked #1 of 686 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 58th St.
Phoenix, Arizona
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439 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Good but very expensive!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2010

This is a restaurant that serves interesting...but not Italian cuisine. it is more of a continental style restaurant. very nice accomodations, but do not go there expecting anything close to traditional Italian or even northern style. Wine selection is pretty good, but very pricey.

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Milwaukee
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“Excellent, Excellent, Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2010

Upon reccomendation of the Hotel near-by, we went to Cafe Ponte. We were dressed casual, this was not a problem. The service was excellent. The food was also excellent. Total bill for two with tip, no dessert, $108.00. The next time that we are in the area we will definitely will go back to Cafe Ponte. Thank you Chris Ponte for some of the best food that we had while on our vacation.

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1 Thank waitingtoretire57
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Tampa, Florida
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“Absolutely Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2010

Don't be fooled by the location in a small plaza... Went here for dinner with my fiance and was thoroughly impressed! The food was amazing... Everything we ordered was delicious and the server was very attentive. Highly recommend!

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1 Thank rtjtampa
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“Very good but not extraordinary”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2010

The food is very good: fresh and well-prepared. But it didn't make me swoon, which is what I had expected, or at least hoped for, after reading the reviews of others. We thought it was a reasonable "splurge" dinner. The service was excellent, and the wait staff treated my teenage boys (13 and 15) with the same courtesy as their parents. Dress code was mixed -- you could dress up or not, although t-shirts and shorts would be inappropriate.

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1 Thank WhereAreMyGlasses
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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“FIRST CLASS ,5 STAR, BEST IN PINELLAS COUNTY.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2010

My wife and i went here for the first time for my birthday , its at the end of a strip mall , which does'nt look very inpressive ,but when you get inside its excellent, the decor is very nice , white table cloths , nice cutlery , flowers , food and the service is fabulas , everything we had on the extensive menu was great , and the wine selection is excellent, and it has a full bar with great cocktails ,i would recommend it to anyone wanting fine dining.

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