Cesare At The Beach
Cesare At The Beach

Cesare At The Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cesareatthebeach.com/
  • Phone: (727) 449-8797
  • 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
75 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (57)special occasion (38)fit for foodies (34)great for outdoor dining (34)romantic (23)good for groups (20)notable wine list (14)scenic view (11)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • PurpleDazeVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Always excellent food and service. Cesare's welcoming presence adds to the warm, family feel. This timed tried the Sea Bass and the tuna appetizer. Delicious! Continues to be our "go to" Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Italian
    FlaPatVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    As always, the food and service were both superb at Cesare's. The prices are very reasonable and they have an excellent wine list, with a nice selection of Italian and American wines. Make Cesare at the Beach your first choice for fine Italian dining in the Tampa Bay area!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently outstanding
    KDLD
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We visit Cesares upon each visit. Friendly, professional staff, fantastic food and Cesare is often among the tables assuring you are satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always look forward to eating here!
    Suzieq4u
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We first found Ceasar's At The Beach several years ago through a coupon offer. It was such a fantastic evening with delicious food that we have gone back many times...even without a coupon! We love the atmosphere in the restaurant and the service is top notch. No glasses waiting to be filled here. There is only one problem. We have such a hard time deciding on which entree to order! That is because it is all so good. It has become a special place for us now where we take family and friends. Or just a quiet evening for the two of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My wife and I had a great dinner. Service was a little slow but food made up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • With Friends
    TheDonVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Remains by far the best Italian food in the Tampa Bay area. Comprehensive menu featuring Northern pasta, veal, chicken, fish & steak. The Ceaser Augusto chicken with pink vodka sauce on the pasta is a personal favorite. Caesar's son, Dino, retains the small family neighborhood atmosphere, but has modernized the operation. Don't miss!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Find
    HelloAileenVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    If you're looking for authentic, no-frills Italian food freshly prepared and promptly served, this is your spot. Visiting from the Northeast where we have an abundance of good Italian restaurants, I was pleasantly surprise. Worth a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Lobster bisque fantastic. Had two veal dishes which were outstanding. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    SKdiner
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We went to Cesare's for my son's birthday because it's one of his favorite restaurants. We both had Pollo Cesare Augusto--that's really all that I have ever had there because I love it so much. I feel bad that I haven't tried anything else, but I always crave the same thing. It was not disappointing! We both loved our meal, the service (we always get the same waiter) was supurb as usual. He even surprised us with a little birthday treat. I can't think of anything that would make this a better place to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for occasions!!
    Yumyumlili
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We went for my buff birthday and the staff as well as the food was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all the way around
    Jackson5
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food was excellent and so was Paul, our server. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Food
    EdmilVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were a party of 4. The food and service were exceptional. It was the best italian food can ever recall eating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The service was amazing ....very friendly and attentive. The food was spectacular. Started with the lobster bisque and then had the Frank Sinatra. My boyfriend had the pollo cesare augusto which he thoroughly enjpyed as well. Only downfall was that there was a limited bar selection just wine and I believe domestic beer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great dinner at Cesare's
    GearoidinVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great home-made pasta, tasty sauces, fresh and delicious fish, great service, Cesare keeping an eye on everything. Cesare's is always top-notch. Unpretentious friendly excellence. Thanks as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food was excellent! I had the lasagna and my friend had the spinach stuffed pasta. Delicious and light.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • italian gem
    gidget
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    the food is excellent and fresh. far superior to anything you will find on the beach and for many miles around. clearly the best italian. i had the special homemade pasta with a la vodka sauce. (peas, mushroom and proscuitto). absolute heaven. other guest had a trio, all delicious, the ravioli are homemade and melt in your mouth. caprese salad was fair-good. a great tomato is not really found much in florida. house wine by the glass was quite good, and they have a solid selection of bottled wines. not really a romantic place, as there were young children at dinner hour; it is not an adult only atmosphere, and we were there at 8pm. go for the food! its a treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was outstanding, the atmosphere and ambiance not so much. Very noisy when sitting to the back of the ice machine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We enjoyed our evening...the food was excellent...our server Nick was wonderful...friendly and attentive without being a pain in the butt! The Sinatra music in the background made it even better...and Caesar held the door and thanked us when we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Best Italian food on the beach without doubt perhaps in Clearwater too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    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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  • Not a Big Deal Kinda Place
    BostonLadyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Seemed everyone we talked to thought Cesare's was a big night out. Maybe we just eat more high-end than most, but this placed seemed like just another italian restaruant, except they act like they are a big deal. I don't get it and would not go back when next in Clearwater.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some amazing Italian cuisine
    AlyceVIP
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 187 reviews are from the Cesare At The Beach reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet