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Cafe Ponte - Clearwater

4.7
1275 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
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About

The Zagat rated Caf� Ponte in Clearwater takes its name from its chef who has created a distinct fusion cuisine based on American ingredients and an array of global influences. It is an open kitchen establishment that allows each visit to be equal parts viewing and dining pleasure.

Serving lunch and dinner, Caf� Ponte in Clearwater also offers tasting menus and a prix fixe option as well. A fabulous wine list perfectly complements the seasonally based dishes and promises a new experience with each visit. Meals can include sharing plates, appetizers, salads and main courses. Vegetarian as well as meat and seafood dishes are available, desserts are a true delight, featuring options like toffee panna cotta that show the global influences of the Caf� Ponte in Clearwater menu.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(727) 538-5768
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Ponte
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Private party facilities
Our private dining room is the perfect solution for conducting corporate business or celebrating a special event. Room accommodates up to 75 guests, and has audio/visual capability, including a 46" plasma T.V. Let our knowledgeable staff customize the perfect menu for you, along with the appropriate wine parings if you wish. From set up to service, Cafe Ponte is unmatched.
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Private party contact
Julie Henderson: (727) 538-5683
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Catering
Our full service catering division provides the same award-winning high quality food and service that our guests at Cafe Ponte are accustomed to. From preparing an intimate dinner in your home for you and your friends, to a 500-guest wedding, with the ability to set up a full-service kitchen including tents, equipment, seating, dinnerware, and staff in any setting, Cafe Ponte will exceed your expectations.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
58th St.
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Parking details
Ample single-level parking.
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Entertainment
Cafe Ponte features live jazz artists on select weekends, throughout the year. Watch for scheduled wine tastings, Chef"s cooking demonstrations, and local cooking competitions with area Chef's.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.7  based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
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4.4
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vipDoug (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2017

We always enjoy very special fine dining at Cafe Ponte. Our six-course tasting menu started with delicious, velvety cauliflower bisque. Next, a piquantly seasoned salad of shredded brussel sprouts; then savory cavatelli in tomato-lamb ragu. Our selected entrees included NY Strip steak (spouse) and Faroe Island salmon (me). Both were lovingly prepared to perfection, creatively presented alongside exciting and unique sides. 5th course was a superb selection of cheeses plated w apple butter, honey-almonds, and cherry-crostini. Dessert was heavenly flourless chocolate torte. Service (by Scott) was impeccable and attentive. Several complimentary extras were provided including an amuse-bouche of beet puree, an apricot and passionfruit palate cleanser, and the cafe's wonderful choices of breads. We purchased a lovely Riesling to accompany our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

We went here for our 10th Anniversary and it was amazing! Staff was very personal and friendly. When we told them that we were celebrating an anniversary, the hostess immediately sent over 2 glasses of champagne and a handwritten card thanking us for celebrating with them. The Chef sent over a sample of the black mushroom soup with truffle. Delicious!! Also highly recommend the asparagus appetizer. Restaurant is quiet and relaxing. Lots of people were there celebrating anniversaries and birthdays. Looking forward to going back again!

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Deuteronomy (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

Some selections were excellent (mushroom soup; bananas Foster cheesecake) while others just ok. The crab cake needed seasoning and was served with a mustard "smear" which I did not care for. When I asked for another sauce, the reply was "You have it on your plate." I reply I did not care for it and was brought ranch dressing. Ranch dressing?

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LisaH (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2016

The food is beautifully presented and you can tell that the chef and staff have great pride in their product.

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Floridachi (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2016

My son introduce us to this restaurant some years ago so for either our birthdays or anniversary we go here. The service is great and the food awesome.
It was our anniversary and we were greeted with the hostess wish us happy anniversary then shown to a booth Our waiter was the bartender he was great and always checked to see if we needed anything as he was very busy.At our table we were greeted with 2 glasses of champagne and a very nice note from the staff.You could not ask for more.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2016

It was our first visit and from recommendations and reviews our expectations were quite high. We were not disappointed. Our table was ready, the service was efficient, informative and pleasant. The food was excellent. We intend to go back often and will encourage our friends to do so as well. We have found a new favorite!

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MichaelT (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on June 4, 2016

Perfect as always! One of our favorite restaurants.

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vipDucatiboyz (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on June 1, 2016

Incredible food, the staff is a 5 starts treatment. Best wine list... Chris Ponte is one of the top chefs in the country...

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on May 31, 2016

I read good reviews, but was surprised to find the restaurant in a nondescript strip mall on busy Ulmerton Road. Hard to find when you pull in as well. But once inside, it looked promising with a pleasent contemporary vibe. The food was excellent (loved the Korean BBQ short rib sandwich), the service competent and a nice, but pricey wine list. All in all,a very positive dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

My first time at Café Ponte. The food was perfectly prepared and presented. The service was excellent. My waiter recommended an excellent wine to go with my dinner. I couldn't have had a finer dinning experience.

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