This place is a legit steak and seafood establishment in Clearwater Beach. Service was friendly and attentive. Food prepared perfectly. Drinks made as called for. Caretta brought its A-game on a Sunday night no less. The only downside was a choice made by the hostess to seat our group of 7 men 1 table away from a table of two couples and their babies. One of the couple's had a soothing machine turned on that blared a "Shhhh" sound once every 4-5 seconds. It made it hard to concentrate on conversation at our table. With 10 other possible tables open in the restaurant including some at the opposite end of the dining room I'm puzzled as to why we needed to be right next to the other table. Again, COTG still gets an A rating...just a little disappointing in our dining room location.
Caretta's is my favorite restaurant in Pinellas County! Great ambience, food quality, and service.
Had the Sunday brunch, very nice, good selection, good service, beautiful view of the gulf. Was a little disappointed in the slim selection of sushi & desserts.
Sunset Dinner at Caretta's on the Gulf.....! Tasty food, view of a sunset over the Gulf, wonderful server...Russell......! We had a wonderful dinner with friends and we will be back!
Excellent food, service and ambiance. Definitely will return.
We all had a very enjoyable experience overall. We were greeted on arrival and offered drinks which was very pleasant. The lady was very nice, helpful and knowledgeable about the local area. There was an excellent choice at the buffet stations and very high quality. Nothing was too much trouble for the chefs. Our server was very pleasant and friendly however she did seem to want to hurry us along after about an hour and actually brought us water to go. It would have been a nice touch had we been ready to leave. Our only disappointment was that the advertised champagne turned out to be proseco.
Excellent food and service!! Definitely would go there again !!!
Amazing brunch, lot's of delicious options! Amazing food, ambiance, and views!
Our meal was fabulous! This was our third time dining at Carettas and the food and service have also been consistent. Nate made our dining experience even more enjoyable. The Chilean Sea bass and the filet mignon were great. We highly recommend this restaurant.
Great creative fall menu prepared to perfection
Our Favorite Restaurant. We have made it our Special Occasion destination because the food and ambiance is second to none.
Beautiful location on the gulf, great views. Excellent service and food. Menu has a lot of choices plus a sushi bar menu.
Highly recommend! A surprise birthday dessert was just a bonus!
Caretta's at the Sandpearl was magnificent. The room is warm and airy. You can either sit outside to enjoy the beautiful Gulf view or inside on those hot summer Clearwater days.
The food was excellent with a wonderful blend of breakfast, lunch, dinner, seafood, and more. Fresh sushi is one of my favorites. The carving bar and omelette bar round it all out. Wonderful mini-desserts tops off the meal. Every part of the meal was great.
My only complaint is that there were endless mimosas for those who want champagne but I had to pay for my Bloody Mary.
Everything was very good and our server Caitlin was outstanding.
Top notch service by Russell Rinchiuso.
Very knowledgeable about the menu & very attentive. Good food & nice atmosphere.
My partner proposed to me with the most amazing setting and view. Dane, our survey was excellent. I couldn't of asked for a more perfect night.
Thank you Dane and the staff at Caretta
Shrimp and grits were not special. Service was superb!!
We were very happy with the food quality. We would have liked more choices for appetizers. Overall very good experience, we'll be back!
We are locals who have heard good reviews from friends, so we thought we'd treat ourselves for our anniversary & looked forward to getting dressed up for a rare night out without the kids. Unfortunately, other than our few very expensive cocktails, we were very disappointed. My husband got the filet and I got the snapper, but to be honest they were not good. We make much better steak & fish at home. Next time, we'll send kids to the grandparents, make our own dinner & save $200! 😒👎
Always enjoy my dinner here. Excellent filet dish. Always perfect. We had a beautiful table outside with amazing views. Michelle was our waitress and she was absolutely amazing. It was here birthday and we were honored to have her serve us. Always 5 star experience here.
Exceptional food, great service, excellent view, delightful experience. Very courteous staff, sensitive to the mood desired when enjoying fine dining. Highly recommended.
This is now my most favorite restaurant in the world! I cannot believe how fresh the ingredients were and how creative the dishes were. DO NOT skip dessert it is 100% worth the full belly at the end. The wine and cocktails are also excellent!
the shrimp and grits did not have much flavor and were over cooked making them tough.
Modern, clean lines decor, the restaurant offered a spectacular sunset on the Gulf of Mexico. That ambiance sky rocketed at the first sip of a Paso Robles cabernet sauvignon. I ordered a plate of a delightful carpaccio well suited with other condiments. Then came the main course which was two pieces of pork with an exquisite sauce that was just the best combination for it! That was absolutely revealing. I had the courage to order something I usually don't order: a strawberry cake, with other layer of fruit jelly. With a zesty sauce that accompanied that, I could feel the flavor jumping in my mouth.
I absolutely recommend that place for myself to go back to Clearwater and to SandPearl, but also for whoever has the chance to go there.
Excellent food, friendly and prompt service, beautiful view
We were celebrating our 18th anniversary, and we wanted to celebrate in style. Caretta did not disappoint.
Get the lobster- smallish portions so get an appetizer and dessert. Super delicious
The service was spot-on, well timed and very friendly, atmosphere was upscale and romantic. We were seated next to a window for sunset view. The food was excellent. Would definitely do it again!
Not what it use to be, I have great memories of this place. Amuse bouche and bread arrived after the starters. Waiter seemed half hearted. My fillet steak was tasteless, lacked seasoning. The only people happy with their food were the children.
The decor was dated and the restaurant was too dark.
Most expensive meal in Clearwater and the worse one. I will remember it this time for the wrong reasons. Come on Sandpearl management, your restaurant is letting the hotel down.
Had a wonderful dinner. Everything was super yummy
Einfach ein gelungener Abend, bei dem alles stimmte. Wir werden sehr gerne wiederkommen. Das Restaurant wird seinem hohen Anspruch mehr als gerecht.
Gekrönt wurde es noch durch den beeindruckenden Sonnenuntergang, welchen wir bei hervorragenden Essen von der Terrasse beobachten konnten.
Sehr aufmerksames und geschultes Personal.
I've been spending my summers in Clearwater, Florida since I was a baby with my family. Now in my late twenties, I've seen the main strip grow and have always wanted to try a higher end restaurant with someone special. This year I got to bring my fiance along and we wanted to have a really special date night. Caretta on the Gulf was the perfect getaway. The location was stunning (we had reservations at sunset), the food was amazing and our server Dane was so genuine when discussing what our menu options were. This is will definitely be one of our go-to date nights the next time we are back in town.
We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with dinner here. It was wonderful and we were treated exceptionally. Thank you for putting a wonderful cap on a special day.
Excellent service, food and ambiance... highly recommend for Sunday Brunch
We were in Clearwater for our 35th Wedding Anniversary Weekend and Caretta's made our dinner celebration fantastic. Mike, our waiter suggested the Chilean Sea Bass and it was melt in your mouth good. Everything from appetizers to dessert was simply outstanding. Thanks for an awesome evening Caretta's. We will return for sure next time we are on the West Coast again. Regards......Erik H.
Wonderful. Very nice restaurant. Great ambiance.
Dinner was great, steak was perfect, I recommend the ribeye, flavor was incredible and cooked perfectly. Our service was excellent as well. Ambiance was one of my favorite parts of the evening , can't beat the sunset view enjoying a fabulous dinner !
Amazing food and great service. Will come back for sure.
Caretta's was the perfect dining experience to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. The service and food was outstanding along with the setting sun as the perfect back drop.