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Cesare At The Beach

4.7
4.7
2441 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

  • Phone number

    (727) 449-8797

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cesare and Alfonso

  • Catering

    We can cater just about anything off our menu including lasagna and several chicken or veal dishes for up to 100 people.

  • Private party facilities

    Call us for details

  • Private party contact

    Dino Tini (Manager) : (813) 382-1054

  • Neighborhood

    Clearwater

  • Cross street

    Sandkey Bridge

  • Parking details

    We have parking available in front and additional parking in the back of restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Jolley Trolley, PSTA pick ups in front of restaurant

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,441 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Italian

  • Clearwater

    Best Overall

  • Clearwater

    Best Food

  • Clearwater

    Best Service

  • Clearwater

    Best Value

  • Clearwater

    Neighborhood gem

  • Clearwater

    Great for fine wines

  • Clearwater

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. BF

    BillF

    Naples

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A little pricey for pasta but all in all a great place to eat.
  2. JD

    JimD

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from James! The food was fabulous!
  3. M

    Marty20

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Very good service. Definite go back again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food & service, Tyra is simply awesome. We highly recommend, 5 stars!!
  5. MS

    MargaretS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful spot with delicious food and great service. Glad we had a reservation, can tell this is a popular place! We had pasta and risotto, both great and we’d go again if we had more time in the area to try some of the other items!
  6. c

    cookiequeen

    West Palm Beach

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Restaurant was good & accomodating. Food was quite good & plentiful. Ambiance was average-with the ratings online we expected white tablecloths, etc., but was definitely not. It was an anniversary dinner & we anticipated a higher level but maybe that was our fault.
  7. l

    larryw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Very nice inside. Prices are reasonable.
  8. DC

    DonaldC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    James, our server was very knowledgable and helpful. He gave some recommendations of dishes based on our likes. The food was fantastic. I will return every time we return to Clearwater.
  9. MW

    MaggieW

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and our waiter James were great!
  10. JR

    JRed

    Atlanta

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    No full service bar. Very good antipasti plate.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not a thing bad to say about our experience. Waitstaff, atmosphere and food was amazing. Thank you Cesare!
  12. AC

    AngelaC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anthony our server was AMAZING! Food was exquisite. Restaurant was clean but could use some updates.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous… eggplant parmigiana was delicious.. portions huge. All 3 of us loved our meals
  14. JI

    JIMandALISHA

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t miss dining here while in Clearwater. Alisha and I love this place. A few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the the Clearwater beach bar and restaurant scene but close enough to make it easy to get to. Our server Josh is always top notch. He is one of main reason we go there, well that and the great food. Highly recommended.
  15. M

    Michw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening at Cesare’s. The service was excellent. They were very attentive and responsive to my menu questions. The food was great - we both had a pasta dish. Are outside which really added to a nice ambiance.
  16. RP

    RobertP

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    James is a great server serving great entree’s.
  17. LB

    LarryB

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nico our server was great!
  18. RM

    RebeccaM

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another great dinner! We started with the Eggplant Rollatini and Burrata which was excellent. My friend had the special which was delicious. My husband had the eggplant and I had shrimp scampi. Delicious!
  19. EJ

    ErikJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food quality was average and the service was very slow. It took 45 minutes from the time we sat down until the appetizer arrived (chilled shrimp cocktail) and then another 45 minutes for the entrees to arrive. It was a later reservation (8PM) and there were open seats. Front of the house was well staffed but I can’t help but wonder if they were short staffed in the kitchen. The place has lots of good reviews and I’d try it again with different expectations.
  20. l

    lfleazar

    Raleigh

    79 reviews

    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have eaten here several times before, but the January 1 evening meal was totally outstanding!!! EVERYTHING from the appetizers to the wine and food, and the service was totally excellent. We will be back many times in the future.
  21. RW

    RogerW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Italian food in a nice place with really good service! We will return to Cesare‘s!
  22. RB

    RogerB

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    All was GREAT as always. Food very, very, good as well as was the outstanding service.Service
  23. RO

    RileyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buon cibo! Era come in Italia. Bravo Cesare e tutti! Good food! It was like in Italy. Great job Cesare and everyone!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely time and our server was wonderful.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For first time in long time, our service was over the top and James actually seemed to care and was engaged. Generally speaking I see more servers just expecting their tip. Fine, I get it, but James truly earned it. He was great!!
  26. S

    Seasonsman

    Tampa

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Introduced Cesare's to another couple who thoroughly enjoyed it as much as we always do. The pasta special was similar to cheese filled tortellini or ravioli and just melted in your mouth. The salmone norgevese was huge accompanied with scallops and shrimp served with a side of linguine (I chose the scampi sauce-yummy!). My wife loved the Veal-Frank Sinatra and the fish special was Branzino (Mediterranean sea bass) which was also delish! No room for dessert!
  27. U

    Uncinmi

    Naples

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 50th at Cesare it was wonderful. The best meal we have had outside of Europe. Everything from the hostess Josh our server and the food was exceptional
  28. T

    Thomas

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Service was attentive and pleasant.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service excellent but it was sooo loud and speaker was above us so everyone had to talk louder than the music
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Christmas Eve dinner
  31. JB

    JoBoy

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and good food - just as always. Well done
  32. n

    nmr152

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT food! Service was spot on. It was night so we didn’t see anything much outside
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far the best meal we had while staying in Clearwater!! The lasagna was amazing!
  34. d

    diner

    Tampa

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We ordered the Eggplant Parmesan special, which was from a family recipe. It was the best ever experienced. Thinly sliced on a meat cutter, the layers of eggplant distributed the flavor throughout each bite. Should be a regular menu item.
  35. DL

    DianeL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was spectacular as usual. Wouldn’t mind some more padding on the chairs and they need to up their game on the bread basket, to go along with the fabulous olive oil dip.
  36. SM

    StevenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with amazing service!! I will definitely be recommending.
  37. K

    Kimberly

    Tampa

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Service was very slow but the waiters were very nice. Food was not as good as normal although it did come out very hot but took very long.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here every visit to Clearwater. Amazing food, prepared fresh to order.
  39. f

    fredf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience great food and great service we will be back
  40. S

    Spaghetti

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everyone’s food was very good. Special of the night, sea bass bronzini, was excellent. Service was fantastic! All along with great wine and Crème Brûlée. Can’t beat it!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Cesare At The Beach does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cesare At The Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 449-8797.

Cesare At The Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 2441 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Cesare At The Beach

794 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sandkey Bridge

  • Neighborhood

    Clearwater

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have parking available in front and additional parking in the back of restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Jolley Trolley, PSTA pick ups in front of restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cesare and Alfonso

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (727) 449-8797

  • Catering

    We can cater just about anything off our menu including lasagna and several chicken or veal dishes for up to 100 people.

  • Private party facilities

    Call us for details

  • Private party contact

    Dino Tini (Manager) : (813) 382-1054

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