Cesare At The Beach

4.7
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1606 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.
What 1606 people are saying
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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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IshyC
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server JAMES was amazing. So courteous and professional. It was our first time here and it was so good.

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SeanB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food. Will more than happy to recommend to friends and family.

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vipkatgirl
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the food was fresh and flavorful. The pesto dipping oil that is brought to the table with the bread, is amazing. We ordered the burrata and the escargot for appetizers. Both were perfect. The burrata was creamy and fresh. The escargot arrived in a garlic butter sauce and was out of this world.
My companions ordered the carbonera and the seafood pasta. Both loved their dishes, but if you're squeamish be prepared for the little octopus tentacles that come with the seafood pasta. I ordered the pappardelle with wild mushrooms. It was really flavorful and a nice vegetarian option. All of us loved our meals. They were large portions and seemed to be a good value for the money. Also, if you go with the cannoli for dessert, be prepared for one of the largest cannoli's you'll ever see. If you're a fan of Italian food, you'll enjoy everything they offer. The ambiance is not really romantic, but it's tastefully decorated and clean. They've also put up plexi shields between booths.

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1foodqueen
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s a place we enjoy. The bread was stale tonight and the salad dressing had absolutely zero taste. It’s an expensive salad to be so bland. Pesto pasta was good though. I will stick with bruschetta next time around.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Here at Belleair Beach on a vacation. Johan was our waiter and did an awesome job accommodating our dining experience even with our infant guest. Food was large portions and would return on our next visit to this area.

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vipSandraD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nest italian in Tampa

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience!

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Andy
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Food was very pricey and not worth the high price
Service was ridiculousl didn’t even know who my waiter was
It was my husband Birthday we were very disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and excellent food

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vipStephanieH
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal 😊

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Alsivad
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going since 2011, and enjoy the food and experience each time. Excellent!

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vipmike
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James, our server, was excellent, good timing, friendly, and thoughtful. Veal Parm was excellent, tender, recommended.

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DawnP
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was great! Food was great. Social distancing and masks were excellent! Love going there every time we come to Florida!

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vipRobertB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There is no better Italian restaurant in the area. And, its always fun going to the beach so their location is really nice.

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vipAmyL
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! The food is always outstanding. My daughter and I went. She got a mushroom pasta dish, that she loved, and I got fettuccine alfredo with shrimp. Their fettuccine is homemade. So delicious and not at all a heavy dish! I should have taken pictures but didn’t. I highly recommend Cesare’s if you love Italian food! Service is always outstanding, as well. James, our server, was the best ... so friendly and attentive!

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JohnL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was OK but the service was average. The atmosphere was no existent. Would not go there again.

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dougatcfi
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and our server, Nick, was great. Will go back.

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debk
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! And, huge servings. Our server was so pleasant!

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Frances
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They’re doing the best they can during Covid. Great service.

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MrGold
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place no matter the occasion. All around great service, food and Ambience!!

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BrendaL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was our server. He was top notch and made our dining experience so enjoyable! Food was very delicious! We will return!

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vipSeabee
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ! We come every year when we visit the area. Homemade pasta & delicious meals. Enjoyed veal marsala & sacchettoni for our entries.

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vipPanchoTorres
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is amazing!!

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vipgoodgreatfun
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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CarolS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice to find a Clearwater restaurant that has both excellent seafood and non seafood dishes. My husband had risotto de picatori. The best seafood meal he’s had. I had chicken Alfredo that was awesome. Went back the next day for excellent veal parmesan

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were six of us in our party. Everyone thought the food was excellent and the service impeccable !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual!! Loved our waiter.

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Manny
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in this area. The Lasagna was the best we have had outside of Italy. The service by Niko was excellent. Highly recommend for a nice meal.

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MichaelG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing italian food and great service! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and excellent food! I would highly recommend this place for a wonderful dinner.

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ChrisF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing Italian restaurant in Tampa Bay and just so happens to be in our backyard. Give Cesare At The Beach a try, you won’t regret it!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first visit to Sand Key Beach and Cesare’s was recommended by the hotel bartender. We weren’t disappointed as our server (James) took very good care of us. Husband had the Osso Buco (fantastic) and I had the fettuccine bolognese (perfecto). The homemade pasta made all the difference.

The menu looks so good, there will be a lot to try next time.

Wine selection was also very good.

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DorisR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service wasn’t great

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PascalC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Delicious! We will definetly go back

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vipTomD
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and value as always

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vipTampaBay
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Our waiter James was the best waiter ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Great food great service

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LoriM
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Server was very nice and attentive. Staff was great. Portion size was generous. Bread was not great a bit dry. Scallops were delicious. I expected the atmosphere to be a bit more interesting and warm, was a bit basic .
By food and service were wonderful.

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TaylorJ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service was on point. Server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good services, excellent food

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 1606 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.