Cesare At The Beach

4.7
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1554 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.4
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4.4
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vipDavidS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a late reservation so social distancing was easy in the restaurant and we didn’t have to eat outdoors. Our waiter was a doll. Very nice and attentive with just enough interaction. He wore a mask the entire time and stood back a bit from our table. The food was excellent! The burrata appetizer was so good and enough for four while we enjoyed our wine. We had the shrimp scampi special, eggplant Parmesan, the crab ravioli, and seafood risotto. All were delicious and very good portions. Even though the menu says no substitutions, the very kindly added mushrooms to the seafood risotto for our mushroom lover and brought extra bread for the burrata. They brought my daughter and her friend a complimentary limoncello and we ordered the limoncello dessert to split. Oh my goodness, it was divine! Perfect light ending to our meal. I would love to know how to recreate it at home, but it looks challenging. Couldn’t be happier with our visit! Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Also safe feeling during Covid.

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Charliefl33771
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local restaurant! One of my wife and I’s favorite places.

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vipDeanS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Upon my arrival, my reservation was not found nor on their reservation bookings.

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BobbyP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food & great service. Patio is great for outside dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff and service! Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was unexpectedly wonderful!

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only con was the hostess was not really dressed appropriately for a family establishment.
The food and wait staff was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food large portions great off menu specials

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SSB1
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Execellent meal.

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JOSEM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation to got out and celebrate 25 years wearing anniversary with the limitations of the pandemic and pick this place by looking at the review we found here on OT app. The place was very quiet with very few people dinning in. "It was a Wednesday " but I guess because of the pandemic. The food was very good to great. Carlos the waiter was very helpful guiding and making recommendations. We try few samples of wine before selecting our glasses. There are two options for you to seat either inside with nice selection of music and A/C or outside with view to the traffic on Clearwater Beach. We seat inside considering that we just walked few blocks from the Hyatt hotel and were getting warm on the way. My wife picked. We had a glass of wine and entries for dinner with $20 tip was under $100. We will come back in the future.

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Babblinboo
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming here for years and
the food is always delicious! The limoncello dessert
is awesome!
Don’t worry about social distancing! They did a great job keeping the tables far apart and there are partitions separating the booths.
Anyway, we can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very authentic and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful server!! Best fettuccine Alfredo I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will definitely be back!

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misssunshine
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Sorry to say the restaurant required face masks according to the sign on the door. We did. Manager did not. Let a couple in with a little boy and no masks. I did complain. The manager told me I was rude. Will never return again. I do love that restaurant.

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TeresaM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at Cesare's At The Beach is a MUST when we visit the area.

The food is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. It is soooooo hard to choose just one dish.

James our sever was great in typical Cesare style.

You will NOT be disappointed.

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Andreab
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Florida! Love the burratta and carbonara

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vipMarshall
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience. Authentic Italian and highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of if not the best restaurant on Clearwater beach. Great food and great service! Will continue to eat here as much as I can!!

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vipRaulR
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the server outstanding, they were 5 ⭐️ plus.

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RomaW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing was adhered to, so never felt uncomfortable. Service was great as was the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as always!

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SusanneS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food! My husband, not being as adventurous as my kids and I, panicked when he didn’t see chicken Parmesan on the menu. After speaking with James, our server for the evening, he was reassured that the kitchen would make him his most favorite Italian dish. The service, food, atmosphere and even the music were amazing! We will definitely be eating there again!

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vipMarkB
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Escargot was exceptional. Great service. Entrees were great.

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MaryjoP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. I had the burrata appetizer and my husband the carpaccio. For main course I had the sea bass special and my husband the veal piccata. The restaurant was very well following COVID guidelines - the staff all wore masks and every other table inside was blocked off. They also had ample outside seating.

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vipBGallyn
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A true treasure in Clearwater Beach; my wife and I tried it on a whim and came away thrilled wit the experience. The cuisine was excellent and the service on par with the finest restaurants in any major city.

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LoriS
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner on the patio. I had salmon and it was cooked perfectly. The pasta was more than enough for one person. The waiters were a little quiet at first but we made friends quickly. I would definitely recommend this little family business. Hope to get there again soon.

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SandraNight
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to try this Itallian Restaurant when we stay at the Renaissance Sand Key resort since we are not pleased with the Italian restaurant across the street from the resort.

We are soooooo glad we did. We all enjoyed our meals.

We will make this our restaurant when we come to the hotel.

Sandy Nightlinger

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vipAlfred
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I usually don't post critical comments. However. We returned to Cesare's because we had a gift certificate. I had a prior bad experience, and decided to give it another try. The service was ok. Not good or bad. The food was average at best, below average if you consider the prices. The food is just not that flavorful. I expect more from an Italian restaurant on the ocean.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent home made pasta al dente. Fried calamari was good starter.
Wonderful meal !

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KimV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lasagne is incredible. Best I’ve ever eaten. We also shared the chocolate covered spumoni & tiramisu, both of which were delicious! Service is always amazing, tonight was no different. Thanks so much!

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vipcarolm
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

always a great meal and a nice atmosphere. they were out of my favorite cheese or they would have gotten 5 stars

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SteveS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal Italian food right across Mandalay from Clearwater Beach. You can watch the sunset as you enjoy their scrumptious fare.

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vipJimescuadra
Key West
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service was good

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ChrisB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing!!!!

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vipGeneW
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in the Tampa Bay Area. You should definitely put this restaurant on your must eat list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent homemade pasta.

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here! Food and service are the best you will find.

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vipSuzi
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend the saccottini special. My husband got the sea bass which was delicious as well.

FAQs

Cesare At The Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 449-8797.

Cesare At The Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 1554 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.