Cesare At The Beach
Cesare At The Beach

Cesare At The Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cesareatthebeach.com/
  • Phone: 17274498797
  • 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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Cesare At The Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)special occasion (28)fit for foodies (27)great for outdoor dining (26)good for groups (18)romantic (17)notable wine list (14)scenic view (13)kid-friendly (13)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Best Italian food on the beach without doubt perhaps in Clearwater too.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Good food, but overpriced.
    nancyc
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I both thought the food was very good. Everything is ala carte. We both had caesar salad. He had the pasta special and I had the chicken with eggplant.I found the pink sauce that was over the chicken very bland. He enjoyed the pasta, freshly made pockets filled with cheese. The menu, however, is way overpriced. We have eaten in a lot of Italian restaurants all over the world and these prices were exceptionally high. Perhaps you are paying for the location, as it is across from the beach. The location however, in a strip center, to me, does not warrant the price. Probably would not return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Great Service
    JerseyGiant
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    All I can really say is the good was excellent and the service was on point. If you are a fan of authentic Italian Food this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Dinner Delight
    Piechow20NY
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food is excellent and portions are perfect! The Mahi special was delicious.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best on the Beach
    JillRMVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is mine and my husbands favorite restaurant on the beach. We have taken several friends and family members here and they all have loved their meals along with their service. Dillion is almost always our waiter and greats us every time. When the owner is there (which is most of the time we go) he also comes around to the tables to ensure we are enjoying our experience. Gluten free options are also available and they actually know how to cook the g-free pasta unlike many other places we have been. You will not be disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sweltering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The airconditioning was out when we arrived and we were seated by a window in the west sun. It was sweltering hot. The food was mediocre at best. And to top it all off, the Uber car wreaked of cigarette smoke and body odor. Not a great night.
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  • You must dine here, it's the best!
    Amylikestriathlons
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Nick our server was the nicest and most knowledgeable/professional waiter for food choice and service. Everything was made to our liking and the food is delicious. Nick helped us surprise our friends by not telling them we were buying their dinner. After we left, Nick told them their bill was paid for as a birthday present from us. When asked if he received gratuity for it, he said yes...what an honest person! Thank you for an incredible dinner and surprise for our friends birthday! All the best to you and your establishment!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended by hotel; not great
    HopAlong1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    When we got to a mostly empty restaurant, while the staff was nice, it took them time to set up for seven even though we had a reservation. The food was hit and miss. I ordered a seafood risotto which was comprised of over cooked long grain rice with a thin sauce poured over it. Not the quality of risotto I would have expected from an authentic Italian restaurant. Seafood was rubbery and lacked flavor. I used the dipping oil to add flavor to the dish.
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  • Some amazing Italian cuisine
    Alyce
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Do NOT miss dessert! Every single one (we tried four) gave new meaning to the adage "life is short, eat dessert first". Actually each entre, plus appetizer we ordered were very, very good. Service was very good. Everyone was friendly and attentive. We had a delightful experience overall.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Wowed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Having visited previously we were not disappointed. Our servier was simply world class, attentive, knowledgable yet discreet. The food as always was delicious and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Restaurant
    Lovediningout
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Incredibly delicious Italian food - just like grandma's home cooking. Gnocchi were delicious. Penne Amatriciana also delicious. Eggplant appetizer - Awesome! I'll definitely be back. If you love good Italian cooking - you will love this place. I highly recommend it!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Italian Restaurant
    hard2please
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We found this restaurant in a magazine and decided to give it a try. We are Italian and are always a little unsure about eating Italian out...but this place was amazing. The service was outstanding. My son spilled his glass of water and three servers were there before the water left the table. They were attentive but not in the way at all. Then the food arrived everything was really good..from the pasta to the steak to the desserts. We did not have one complaint in a group of 10. It is a little expensive but it is well worth it. We wanted to go back every night! Would highly recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Cesare's
    GearoidinVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Another great dinner at Cesare's. Not brilliant on the service this time, we have to ask for our favorite waiter next time. But the food, location, ambiance, Cesare going around greeting everyone... all good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pasta106
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We usually eat at Cesares once a month with friends. Very disappointed this time. They keep raising their prices and we have eaten at other Italian Restaurants and their prices are so much more affordable. The price of their glasses of wine is way out of line, also. Not sure when we will be going back. I think they need to make some adjustments in their pricing before we take friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Caesar At The Beach
    Jay1026
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    One of the best meals I have ever had in my life. I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary, she loved it! Friendly servers, nice open feeling, and a wonderful menu. Amazing place to visit and have a great meal. If you're in Clearwater and want to have a great meal, visit Caesar's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place to dine
    Barb
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Cesarean at the Beach is a gem. Somewhat of a drive for us( a hour), but well worth it. Try to make it once a month because the food is delicious, the waiters friendly and know their food. Have taken out of town guests and always rave reviews. We make reservations for special occasions and always enjoy the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cesare At The Beach
    ZZTOPVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a fantastic experience!
    AbbeyHVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The entire experience was wonderful. The atmosphere, service, and food was all top notch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • What a find for great Italian Food!
    MozziVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jersey in Clearwater
    JEEF
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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
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    scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great Food
    2NativeResidents
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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 -
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Cesare at the beach...great find!
    Clearwater
    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.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the best
    ERROL
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Cesare's on the beach is the best. The owner knows how to treat people and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    ready4fun
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thought it was a pizza joint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian
    JillRMVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    KRPhil13
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
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    special occasion
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  • Best Ever
    Giffo
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Celebrated with my family! Wonderful food and excellent service. Thanks Paul! Dino give this guy a raise!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GerryVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Excellent service and the food was wonderful. Really enjoy their dishes with homemade fresh pasta.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ceseres
    robo
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    good service, good food, an enjoyable meal alltogether
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Great as always
    lfs34
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Two Nights in Row
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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!!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Lambert58
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We dine here often. We have never been disapointed. Service is always excellant. Food is always 100 %.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    MrGold
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great food great service nice time dinning there with my wife will be going back very soon
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    gatorbeachrayVIP
    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.
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  • RairoadVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 162 reviews are from the Cesare At The Beach reviews archive.
  • Excellent food, ambiance & service
    DMVP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Meal
    Fredy
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Food and service are consistently excellent.We recommend the restaurant to all our fiends in the area
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  • Authentic Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Cesare at the Beach is always our spot when we crave wonderful Italian food. Fresh pasta,great specials and splendid service!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic