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Cesare At The Beach
Cesare At The Beach

Cesare At The Beach Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cesareatthebeach.com
  • Phone: (172) 744-98797
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Cesare and Alfonso
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can cater just about anything off our menu including lasagna and several chicken or veal dishes for up to 100 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sandkey Bridge
  • Public Transit: Jolley Trolley, PSTA pick ups in front of restaurant
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have parking available in front and additional parking in the back of restaurant.
A word from Cesare At The Beach
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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Cesare's is a wonderful Italian Restaurant on Clearwater Beach at the base of the Sand Key Bridge. We have been there for dinner on multiple occasions and have tried many of their dishes. The lasagna is excellent and a favorite. The veal saltimbocca was very good. The portions are generous and we usually leave with left overs. The wait staff although young, was very attentive and professional. We will be going back to Cesare's again and again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Dino, Nico, Brenda and Dillon always make us feel right at home. We have a lot of friends and family visit throughout the year and we always bring them to Cesare on the Beach. The best review I can give is that I would highly recommend Cesare on the Beach to anyone!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The entire experience was wonderful. The atmosphere, service, and food was all top notch."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I have been visiting this area for years and never found a really true Italian Resturant that would rival the great ones I eat at on a regular basis in New England. Well Cesare's At the Beach is a true Italian Resturant that has incredible food that is made to order and also has fantastic service. Nick was our waiter and he was tremendous in every way.....his attention to detail, explanation of specials and speed of service was excellent. My in laws who joined me for dinner said that their Fish was the best they had ever had and it was prepared just the way they asked for it. I had the Papadelle Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms and had them made it with a Spicy Mariana Sauce and it was tremendous. Don't miss this place....Bravo!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My family of six (children 7, 11, 17, 19) sat down inside and started with some appetizers. Calamari, Bruchetta , and Mussels all were very good. The server was polite, funny, attentive but not intrusive. My family quickly moved on to the main course we had lobster bisque soup, chicken parm, Fri Di'avlo, risotto pescatore, all were fantastic. Servings were just right, overall we had a great dinner and would recommend it for people from the North East who are looking for something like back home. The restaurant was kid friendly and easy to get to. Please excuse my spelling"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We received a 20% off coupon in our mail and decided to try this restaurant. We were so pleasantly surprised. Excellent Italian cuisine - highly recommend it to anybody! Dress is casual - service is excellent - and food outstanding. We are definitely going to go back again! Had we not have gotten the coupon, we would have never known about this great restaurant -"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Cesare at the beach is a wonderful Italian restaurant with an excellent menu. Whether you are in the mood for fish, beef, or just plain pasta, they have it all. It is a little pricey, dinner for two, not including drinks, would run approximately $60-$75 with tip. My husband and I both had pasta dishes and cleaned every bit of food off our plates. Our server was excellent as well. He gave suggestions and testimonials on several dishes. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Cesare's on the beach is the best. The owner knows how to treat people and the food is great."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Cesare At The Beach is a great dining experience. The food is incredible and the service is excellent. We had a wonderful evening of Dining."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We've been by this restaurant 50 times and never stopped in. Not sure why but we finally made a reservation and went and glad we did! Service and food were both great."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My favorite food on the beach. We have taken several people there and no one has had a bad meal yet. I get gluten free pasta everytime and I have yet to be disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed our visit to Cesare At The Beach. I was a bit disappointed in my entree size (crab/ricotta ravioli, $20+) as I left the restaurant hungry but my wife's plate was full with food to spare (veal marsala). Our server was outstanding and took care of our needs right away. Overall we had a great time and would recommend Cesare's as a great place for dinner."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Celebrated with my family! Wonderful food and excellent service. Thanks Paul! Dino give this guy a raise!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Excellent service and the food was wonderful. Really enjoy their dishes with homemade fresh pasta."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "good service, good food, an enjoyable meal alltogether"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My husband and I had the eggplant rollatini for an appetizer and it was spectacular...........rich with cheese and a nice tomato sauce. And we both had the lasagne verde which is a special favorite of ours. The pasta is light and you can tell it is homemade. The portion is huge and we brought some home to enjoy another night. The prices are high but the food is exceptional. The only downside is the traffic trying to reach the restaurant and for those with walking problems you need to get up a small flight of stairs to reach the restaurant. But again, it is worth the effort."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "What a pleasant surprise! My family comes to Clearwater Beach each may to watch UCONN playoff Baseball. We have yet to find a really outstanding restaurant in the beach area. My wife happened to stumble upon Cesares when she was online looking for good Italian food. Reviews were strong and it was right across the street from where we were staying so we took a shot. It was fantastic, food amazing, service friendly and timely, by two boys (20, 22) loved it as did my wife and I. We went back Saturday night for seconds!!! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We dine here often. We have never been disapointed. Service is always excellant. Food is always 100 %. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great food great service nice time dinning there with my wife will be going back very soon "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This is an expensive, overrated Italian restaurant. The early bird menu is nothing to brag about and the regular menu is very expensive for what you get. We've had much better food, service, atmosphere than this overrated tourist trap."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had some great food, especially the sea bass. I use Saltimboca as my "test meal" for Italian, and this one got a passing grade. Nik our server was attentive and agreed to switch my Wife's dish' sauce. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We found Cesare's on Open Table when searching for a new restaurant to experience in the Tampa Bay area. Wonderful food, neighborhood atmosphere, and relaxed dining. Owner Cesare stopped by each table, delightful conversation. Our server Nico reminded us of our visits to Rome and Florence. We will return!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food and service are consistently excellent.We recommend the restaurant to all our fiends in the area"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Cesare at the Beach is always our spot when we crave wonderful Italian food. Fresh pasta,great specials and splendid service! "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The menu is varied and the food is great. We both had veal. I had the osso bucco, which was excellent. We highly recommend Cesare at the Beach"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "excellent food quality and wonderful presentation- service was equally high- recommend this restaurant as the best in the area"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We live locally but this was our first visit to Cesares. Turns out parking was not a problem! We will be revisiting! Food very good, wine selection by the glass good and the service excellent. We did have to ask to view the early menu. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We found this treat through Groupon and keep going back! I love a good lasagna and found it here. Excellent service, all the time!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "we have dined at this great italian restaurant for years and once again it did not disappoint. By far the best and most consistent authentic italian food on the beach. The lamb shank was fall off the bone tender and the perpetual special sacchettini was great as usual. Our friends also shared some of their Lasagna which was also a big hit. All the plates were clean that is for sure! If your local or visiting - highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Very high quality food - will make dishes to order - service is impecable- Superb in every way"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Cesare's was among the best Italian restaurants I've been to in the Bay area. Cesare was warm & friendly. He actually sat us & made us feel at home. The food was amazing, & we went home fat & happy!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We always go to Cesare's if we are vacationing in the area & look forward to outstanding attentive service & well prepared food. This time we were disappointed by the food (but not the service; thank you, Nick). Our bruschetta was not toasted enough but had very tasty toppings. Scampi with angel hair pasta was dry with little taste. Chicken Parmesan was stingy. Highlight of meal was limoncello dessert. We will be back to see if it was just an off night in the kitchen. Definitely still recommend it. Floor manager is visible & does eventually get around to talking to guests but there is too much chit-chat between him & the servers out on the floor when the restaurant is not busy; distracting to the diners. Outdoor dining is available too."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The view was good as well."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Great menu, and food. Service was excellent. No hard liquor is served, just beer and wine. So no gin&Tonic at the beach! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Best Italian in Clearwater. Bring your own wine...they only charge cork fees."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Continued declining food quality and creativity. Bag salad, over sauced veal, stale Publix bought bread, starch/veggie side from a cafeteria, high prices and zero ambiance - $300 for three people. $8 J. Lohr cab for $40. Just won’t do it anymore. Too bad."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Remains the best Italian restaurant in the Tampa area by far! Food to drive across town for with service that makes you feel like family. We took friends from the area for their first time & they were blown away by the entire evening. Dino has taken over management from his Dad and while lacking his Dad's singing voice has improved the daily operation. A great evening. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our second visit and was impressed again. The food is wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Headed to cesare's based on recommendation. We weren't disappointed! Ask for one of the Nicks. Cuties. The mussels were out of this world. Calamari god too. I had pasta trio. The bolognese was delicious. Try the sacantini special - unusual and delicious. All the dishes are huge. The vodka sauce was wonderful with crab ravioli. Delicious all around"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Cesare's is our #1 Italian restaurant. The food is excellent. I had the Grouper Francese the other night and it was delicious! Pasta dishes are terrific. Owner mingles with guests, occasionally sings Italian favorites with compadres and gives the place a family feel. Hat's off to Cesare at the Beach!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014