Cesare At The Beach

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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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KM
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent except they sent home the wrong leftovers for my wife. Disappointing

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. The bread is so good, it's hard to stop eating it! Can't wait to go back.

TM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, James was an outstanding, professional waiter. Osso Buco was fantasic.

F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Cesare's was great, including the service. Only glitch was a very noisy table next to us but I guess one shouldn't complain about a group having a great time. Can't say we weren't happy when they left, though, because we do like the quiet ambiance at this restaurant.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Apps were the best.... Grouper dinners were excellent. Nice bottle of wine with dinners. We will definitely go back. Best Italian on the beach.

EH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food. Good service.

LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate was outstanding. My husband commented that his lobster bisque was the best he's ever had in his life. When we return to the area for another vacation, we will certainly be returning.

TS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service are always outstanding. The portions are enormous. Each dish we have tried was a true pleasure.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good Italian, but not outstanding. On the pricy side, but that’s to be expected on the beach.

a
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been eating at Cesare for years....excellent cuisine, good quality ingredients !

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not worth the hype. Great server but food was nothing spectacular as I was hoping for. No special touches for occasion either, i.e., anniversary dessert on the house or even acknowledgement.

w
Tampa
57 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This is a pretty mixed review. We had a Groupon deal do I showed this to the waiter when we were seated. Good bottle of wine at a fair price. Had the lobster bisque. The only thing missing was at least one piece of lobster you could identify and any taste. Completely bland. The entrees were good and ok portions. The veal Sinatra had one slice of veal cut into 3 pieces. The scallop dish had a nice portion of real sea scallops. The teramisu desert was extremely small and mostly a merange topping. I show the waiter the Groupon, he copies down the number and returns with the adjusted bill. Give him the credit card and he returns my CC slip for signing with the original higher amount on it. I had to go find him to get it adjusted back down. Only to find out the next day that they never ran the corrected amount. So that made by Groupon worthless. I will not go back ever.

k
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is great and they have a lot to choose from. You can sit inside or out depending on the weather. My only real gripe is that the service is somewhat uneven. The main waiter was great but when I had someone else it seems like nothing got done. I had to ask for butter for the bread three times. Asked for water twice. It is expensive but as it is in a beach community that is expected.

R
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

"Real" Italian served well, veal excellent albeit a little pricy. Well worth a try!

TT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service
Table area a little crowded
Overall great

MC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very attentive service, friendly but not intrusive. Scallop dinner was delicious, beautifully plated with a generous portion. A delightful overall experience which means we will definitely be back.

E
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and some of the best veal piccata we have ever had. We’ll definitely be back when we visit Clearwater Beach.

JF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Nick our server was attentive and extremely knowledgeable We will definitely return soon.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time! Sebastian was an amazing server. The carpaccio is a must. Of course the Caesar salad rocked. We went with the Bolognese was as fine as ever!

CP
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

DM
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food ! Always have enjoyed our dining experience

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and awesome service best waiter ever!!

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The fish is the way to go , very close to home not much to look at inside or out very dated .

DS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was flat out terrible. Caesar was undressed. Kitchen "ran out" of caesar dressing and continued to serve it to the table. Fresh mozzarella salad was mediocre. Filet mignon was horribly unseasoned and slathered in a mess of equally unseasoned brown sauce. The chicken and the other steak entrees appeared to have the same unacceptable excuse for a sauce.
Only slight positive was the standard service and the copious amount of wine in the glasses.
At close to $200 for a family of 4 there are much better options in the area. Avoid.

LA
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just another wonderful dinner here for 2. Service very good. Food fresh & delicious. I always feel happy here upon departing. This place hits all the right notes!

JM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

In Clearwater generally 2 times in the summer months. We always make sure to have dinner at Cesare's. Have never been disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from James, the best host we’ve had in the US, and very very tasty food. Every dish we had was delicious!

TC
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful(as always!).

Food:Spectacular!

Wine: Delightful

Ambiance: Cesare’s!!

We’ll be back, even though it’s a 90 minute drive for us.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on vacation and had dinner twice in a week at Cesare’s!! Amazing food and amazing service! Sebastian was so attentive and we wanted to nothing!!! Thank you Sebastian!! Can’t wait to go back to Clearwater to have dinner there again!!

J
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best veal marsala in Tampa Bay.
Pasta trio is a winner

JB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was very good. The decor is very cool- very artsy. Our server and all of the other staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was very fresh and tasty. Great experience.

CW
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great service! Well recommended to anyone who's considering an Italian evening

B
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been eating at Cesare for years and the food
is always delicious!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always!

LH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cesare’s at the Beach is our family’s favorite restaurant in Clearwater. The food is the absolute best and the service is unsurpassed! Highly recommend!

CP
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and good service

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. The food was delicious!!! James was a great server. Our family truly enjoyed the evening.

DH
Las Vegas
126 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a very nice dinner @ Cesare’s on the Beach ( it really isn’t, but that’s okay). Our server, Johan, was pleasant and professional. This is a nice spot to have a great Italian dinner in Clearwater Beach. Dress is very casual.
We started with Carpaccio of Beef and a Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail. Both were presented beautifully and were delicious.
We then enjoyed the Pasta I Fagioli and an Insalata Mista. Soup was piping hot and salad was delicious
Main courses were Fettuccine alla Bolognese and Spaghetti Carbonara. Again, both were very hot from the kitchen and perfectly seasoned.
The portions here are huge, and we struggled to finish. Probably would not order more than two courses here.
The wine pour, a house Montelpuciano, was very good, but also a hefty pour.
We thought the pricing very reasonable as portions were so big.
Would definitely recommend this establishment for dinner while in Clearwater Beach.

BK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent and the service is impeccable.

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