Cesare At The Beach

4.6
1232 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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P
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ceasar's is amaziong! Food, Services, Wine. Best restaurant on the island.

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j
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian restaurant! I must visit when in Clearwater.

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NT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Great service, but a bit pricey for setting. We will return, however.

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TL
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice location… Service was great… Lasagna/food was delicious and I’ve eaten a lot of lasagna !!!!!

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FS
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favorite Italian restaurant in the Southeast. Food and service are outstanding - consistently
Always look forward to the Cesare experience

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MP
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I brought my wife in for a nice Mothers Day meal on Mother’s Day. The food was fantastic, service was top notch but some of the people eating there appeared to be intoxicated and extremely loud and boisterous (more than 1 table). We quite frankly expect a little better ambience in a restaurant such as yours. It really made the experience less enjoyable!!!

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HE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cesare’s At The Beach 🏖 is the BEST Restaurant in the area....DELICIOUS!

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DD
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for years and the food and service has always been excellent

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d
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has the best Italian food I've ever had, and I've been to Italy. The carbonara was life changing.

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JH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and quiet place. Clean and well run. Service was really good!

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KH
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real authentic Italian food. So good... wish we had discovered it at the beginning of our vacation instead of the end. Left satisfied, yet had leftovers for lunch the next day ..highly recommend Cesare At The Beach.

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s
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food and service was great! The chicken parm was to die for. Fell apart- didn’t even need a knife to cut it!

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DO
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, wonderful wait staff, and a great experience all around.

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D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was mediocre at best. Lasagna was runny and noodles were overcooked. The spaghetti carbonara was prepared with what appeared to be pieces of cheap deli ham, rather than pancetta. I would not recommend. .he service was not good.

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DL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is sooo good and it’s nice to sit outside and eat a great meal!!

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IR
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Lets start this off positive. Cesars on the beach is probably the most Authentic Italian food i've had since visiting Italy 3 years ago. Their food is fantastic. Taste's that bring back great memories of eating in small family own restaurants in Montecatini and Venice streets. With hand made pasta that is served fresh daily this is by far the best italian experience i've had in florida in the past 16 years. That being said my experience on Saturday was awful. Over shadowed by my servers friendly demeanor and readiness ability to listen and predict what was needed for the table. First issue was a reused napkin and silverware set i received. Still wet and smelling like used dishwasher water i quickly had it replaced. Next was the second napkin i received which had tomato sauce on it, Also used. I shrugged it off as we got our bread. When I noticed the bread was rather cold and stale, this could have been for many reasons but I know this was bad as we got more and it was fresh and warm. All in all the experience started looking more positive when the food came out and it was delicious. But While eating my lagsania i noticed one of the waiters clear a dirty table then take the table cloth that was a mess and flip it over on the table. I don't know if this is customary but it was disgusting. Starting noticing the chairs and tables were not well cleaned and other things that put me off to my meal. Needless to say we love the food but will not be going back due to our awful experience.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lasagne is out of this world. It melts in your mouth.

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SR
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was courteous and friendly. Ambiance was ok. The food was great for both kids and adults. It was so good, we ate dinner there twice on our 7 day vacation.

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m
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have been coming to Cesares for years. It is part of our vacation when ever we visit Clearwater. The food is excellent and authentic. As a New Yorker who frequently visits Arthur Ave. and Little Italy, Cesare At The Beach is right up there, neck and neck for GREAT food. Don't miss it!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Food seemed like it was frozen catering food. Meatballs were not freshly made and tasted like school cafeteria meatballs. For the prices on the menu, the food should be higher quality. Salad was wilted. Service was the only thing that seemed decent, but it wasn’t busy either.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent. Wine arrived after appetizer about 8 min. Would recommend drinks first then food. Ambience too bright inside. Lower wattage light bulbs over tables . We had to squint gave me a headache recommend dimmers for lights. Overall I will be back and tell others food really good.

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JG
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the best Italian we've had in the area. It was recommended by a friend so our Wednesday night dinner group gave it a try. We're just sorry we hadn't found it sooner!! Warm bread with pesto yum!! My husbands veal parm special of the night was the best he's had anywhere. Our table of 6 all enjoyed their dinners. The service was spot on and it was great to be able to have a conversation at our table and to hear each other. In too many restaurants the sound is just too way over the top. The manager came up to us all as we left to inquire about our dinners. First class all around. Can't wait to return!!

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DT
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We would highly recommend Cesare At The Beach. My entire family agreed it was the best Italian food they have ever had and the portions were generous at a reasonable price. The service and the staff were all exceptional as well.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

If you are looking for an average meal at a decent price this is your place. However, be ready for some of the worse service you will ever have. During my 2.5 hour visit to this restaurant my waiter came by only 2 times.. If we needed more water, wine, etc.. we had to go through the hostess each time she sat another table.. it is safe to say I will never return to this Mediocre restaurant.

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TM
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

1. Food is overpriced , as tsste was substandard.
2. No ginger ale was available, I WAS thinking of leaving.
3. Wecame because Cesare had received good reviews.
4. We dine out alot. Pleasedrop your prices or you will realize negative attendance.
5. There was excess sauce in my wifes entree - The waiter suggested eating with bread.?!.

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VS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Amazing service! We were only in Clearwater for 1 week and loved it here so much we came 3 times. Go it’s amazing!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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d
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing Easter brunch at Cesare. Fabulous variety of food (sushi, lamp, tenderloin, smoked salmon Benedict and so many to die for desserts). The view and ambiance were also both amazing and the great service made it feel like an extra special occasion. I hope we can visit again next time we're in the area.

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FN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food has never disappointed us at Caesar’s. We frequent the place since we moved to the area last year and have tried many items on the menu. Staff greet you well and service is awesome just like the food quality.

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J
Las Vegas
87 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The meal was very god Nd the portions were just right. As a vacation destination this restaurant is a bit pricey. We ate here due to us being able to get a reservation on open table for eight.

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G
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were seated immediately and we did have reservations. Our server was very good as was the young man that was helping him. Our food was served piping hot and it was good. There was plenty of it. Our waiter checked on us throughout our dinner, but he didn't hover. While our meal did not disappoint, I think the prices were a bit high. The ambiance leaves a little to be desired as it is a small restaurant with one or two tables too many. It was over crowded because of too many tables. Will we go back, probably but not too soon or very often.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food- the antipasta plate was incredible

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KK
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The veal was excellent as was the service. The Ceasar salad was average as it only came with romaine and croutons. It was saved by their house-made dressing.

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SG
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A awesome go to for great Italian.

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JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food. Only comment is too much sauce, overloaded the dish.
Nice surprise to receive a full glass of wine. Would definitely recommend.

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P
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant on the Beach! Homemade fresh pasta, great seafood, and amazing Italian wines!

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OT
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good especially the pasta with scallops and shrimp. The bruschetta was also very good. We sat outside, not many people were there on a Thursday night. The waiter was not very familiar with the wines or the food.

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OT
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The French onion soup is incredible

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JG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a great meal at Cesare, surprising they had so much availability for last minute booking for 5 given how good the food is. Lobster bisque was outstanding as was the calamari and chicken parm. They catered to our small kids, the staff was awesome. We had a great meal and a great experience. Highly recommend!

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C
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, a quick walk away from most hotels on the beach. Small restaurant with limited seating so make sure you have a reservation. Prices are a tad high but it was worth it. Overall, great food.

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