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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
  • Email: cesare.794@hotmail.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 Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We found Cesare through a google search when we were visiting Clearwater. After checking out the reviews, we decided to make a reservation. We went with our 6 year old and they were so welcoming to him (of course, he's very well-behaved). My husband and I both loved everything, including the handmade pasta and the fantastic desserts. We would go back again in a minute. If there was one thing I would say they could change, it would be to add a full bar. My husband isn't much of a wine drinker and was a little disappointed that he couldn't have a cocktail. However, the food and the service made up for it!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "What a wonderful restaurant hidden on Clearwater Beach. The entire experience was great... Great food and very knowledgeable staff. They took care of all your needs in an efficient manner."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food with 'melt in your mouth' veal and great pastas."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We come to Clearwater every year to watch the Phillies get ready for the season. It's a sign that spring is here. We always manage to come to Cesar's at least once during our visit. It never disappoints!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Outstanding ristorante, food and service were exceptional. Have gone three times in two weeks."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Easily was the best Italian food I have eaten in about 10 years! SO GOOD!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was overpriced and just ok. Service was fair. Not what you would expect at those prices."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "If you love Italian food, this is the real deal. It is small and located in a little mall , but they have an outdoor seating area and the inside is very nice. You could miss this little place, but don't, it is great! The selections are wonderful and you won't leave hungry. It has an upscale yet comfortable atmosphere and the staff is excellent. We were there twice in a two week period, bringing two groups of guests and everyone enjoyed the food they ordered. They also make everything fresh, so if you ask to change up a dish and add shrimp, or leave something out , no problem. We love this place and will make it a favorite every time we come to Clearwater Beach! Prices are on the high side, but worth your dining dollars."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We had such a wonderful evening, the service was fantastic, and the food was incredible. We loved being there and will be heading back there next time we are in town!! It was like we were back in Italy!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "excellent food, interior a bit dated noise level moderate."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The raves over the pasta are warranted, but oh how disappointed we were with the overall experience. We waited 30 minutes past our reserved table time before being seated, then another 45 minutes before our meals arrived. We got no apologies, nor did anyone make any effort to make the situation better. Even an offer of a cheap glass of house swill would have demonstrated that someone cared while we waited, but instead they blamed the customers seated at "our" table for taking too long to finish their wine. That's not the diner's fault, it's the restaurant's for failing to manage their table flow. We'd give them a second chance based on the caliber of the food, but wouldn't again wait if we weren't seated right away."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Have been to Cesare's at least 5 times now. On each visit, have tried a different dish. All have been absolutely superb."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "THE best menu and meal coupled with excellent service make this a must go to restaurant...awesome food in a happy place...GO!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We have been going for years and the food remains very good.Mr Cesare was very hospitable and mad"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Greeted warmly by the owner immediately upon arriving. All 4 of us love our meals and the experience. Highly recommend. The owner and our server made a special occasion very special"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were a large party of 10 people. We were proptly seated at a beautiful outside table. We ordered a variety of entrees including CERNIA MEDITERRANEA, POLLO CESARE AUGUSTO, Sea Scallops, and Pizza. Everything including the pizza was delicious. Service was incredible. It is a bit on the pricey side but worth it!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We had an amazing experience! The service, food, and atmosphere were fantastic, an all-around excellent experience. If you like pasta, this is the place to go on Clearwater Beach!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Very enjoyable dining experience. We did have to wait past our reservation time but it was worth it."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We took guests of ours there for a nice meal and wine. We were seated right away and received immediate attention. The menu and wine list met our needs and complemented the menu choices. Service was great and wait staff responsive. We will be back and would certainly bring guests as well. Thanks to Cesare for a wonderful might!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The owner was sweet and hands on. My fetticini bolonaise left little to be desired. My husbands steak with gorganzola was excellent.It took about 30 min. to get our food once the order was placed. There are too many other restaurants closer to home that have 5 star meals, less driving traffic and ambiance with a flair."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Caeser sat us, was very gracious and welcoming. Food was very well prepared, wine was excellent. We had a great time!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We have been to Clearwater Beach numerous times and thus was the first time to Cesare! What a great find! We both thought it was the best meal we have ever had in Clearwater Beach! It's also nice there because you Can take the Jollly Trolley everywhere you need to go!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "First visit was 3 years ago. Could not wait yo return infact I made a reservation weeks before arriving. Table for 2 outside, service Gould not have been better. Even better the second time around! Hope I don't have yo waif another 2 years to visit the area."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Starting with the positives, the food was very good and the server was attentive and worked hard at making our dining experience a great one. However, the host and the owner made the experience less than enjoyable. We arrived for our reservation to be told that they were 10-15 minutes behind. That is OK, but then we waited 45 min.s in the very cramped area between the door and the bar, and watched as the host seated people in an apparently random order. After realizing the situation we spoke to the host and he seated us almost right away, next to the kitchen entrance where there is a lot of traffic and noise. The owner wandered the floor shouting across the room at his staff, and then cussed out one the waiters right by our table. Not cool."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We always enjoy going to Cesares. The food is always good but very pricey compared to other Italian Restaurants that we frequent. We never order wine because their wine prices are way too high. Service is always good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Two service areas front many of the tables and they can be annoying . We had such a table, beware! This , though could not ruin some if the best pasta we have had anywhere. Service staff seemed shirt handed and attentiveness was lacking but they were trying. Worth another visit."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Since this area has a lack of good Italian food, this owner is taking advantage of its patrons. We had a groupon to go which gave us a $20 discount. It is a la carte Italian. We had bruschetta that was served warm?????? Tasty but weird. We did not have salad since it was $7 to add to have one. My husband had veal parm for $27. It was good quality but very expensive. I had chicken with eggplant and mushrooms for $21 but since I wanted a side of pasta it Cost $5 extra. However, the place was packed. In New York, this restaurant would last 10 minutes but it does take advantage of the tourists."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Cesare's is a steady favorite with us. Italian food is not generally our favorite cuisine but Cesare's is always great. Food is tasty and we feel good afterwards; service is excellent, and it's a very friendly place. And Cesare himself wanders around keeping an eye on things :-) We've brought visiting friends and family here on several occasions."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Been eating @ Caesars since they opened 13 years ago. Remains the best restaurant in Clearwater Beach. If you love Italian food be prepared for the best in the business. Great choice of entrees tastefully prepared & served with professionalism & courtesy. Guaranteed that you will not leave hungry!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The fetucini alfredo and the veal were spectacular. Service was awesome. Even when our waiter could not get to us, someone always made sure to take care of us. Great place."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We absolutely loved, loved, loved everything at Cesare's! Our entire experience there was top notch! The eggplant appetizer was fabulous! I will 100% definitely come back to Cesares! It was perfect!!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The night was Valentine's night and the place was busy. The food was excellent so was the service but the noise level was high. Maybe in an ordinary night it would not be so bad but that night it was hard to talk over the noise. Would go back and would definitely suggest their lasagna."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is one of our favorites at Clearwater Beach. Whenever we make it back into town this is one of our first stops. They also have gluten free pasta that is delicious! Still have yet to take anyone there who has had a bad meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was one of the only restaurants in the area but it got good reviews so I had relatively high expectations. I found a hair in my entree and although they replaced my meal, the owner implied it was my hair and we were not comped anything. My mothers vegetables came late and were cold. Although all the servers were nice, they just don't have their act together. The food was good but nothing special."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, the owner and our service were great. My only complaint was that my side of pasta with my veal parm was on the bland side. The veal was great."
    Dined on 2/13/2014