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About Cesare At The Beach

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.

794 S Gulfview Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33767
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

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

Cross Street:
Sandkey Bridge

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(727) 449-8797

Website:
http://www.cesareatthebeach.com/

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

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

Executive Chef:
Cesare and Alfonso

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cesare At The Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (28)
Special Occasion (28)
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Good for a Date (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Casual (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for Groups (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Business Meals (11)
Romantic (11)
Notable Wine List (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Scenic View (7)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Waterfront (5)
Healthy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

One of the best dining expierences in my adult lifetime. Nick was exceptional. We were visiting from Pennsylvania and it was the highlight of our 4 day stay in Clearwater

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved this place - service was great, food was fabulous and prices were reasonable. Everything we ordered was terrific: pasta trio, lasagna. Fettuccine. Ravioli bruschetta. All fresh and delicious.
We are discerning and picky - we eat at the best Italian restaurants in the northeast - but we loved this place.

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food5
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 4 days ago

Five veal dishes, Marsala, Parmesan, and three Piccatta ~ every one agreed fork tender melt in your mouth delicious! Lasagna best ever, eggplant Parmesan biggest ever, lobster bisque and burratta. Eight complete 100% satisfaction. Dessert three cannoli, and a terimisu! Again 100% delicious. Wish we were close enough to dine here often. Glad we got the chance this time! Highly recommend trying this great little gem!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

Was a fantastic evening. I cannot say enough, food was terrific and service was top notch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Cesare continues to be an excellent choice for fine Italian dining with a varied wine list

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Always Delish! Fairly priced. We love coming to this restaurant.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

We had great food and a good time; will be back again and again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food and service always excellent. The chef always accommodates special requests.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent Italian food from someone who is very critical of a good Italian meal. We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was above normal, attentive but not intrusive. Food was outstanding. It was a pleasure to take a very good friend there for dinner.

Tags: Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Saturday night in Clearwater Beach. Convenient location. Set up for our table was slow. Had waited until 9 pm hoping to avoid large family with kids environment. But table for 7 with 3 kids under 5 years old was being set up next to table set for us. We did get an alternate table set when I requested to be moved. Caesar salad was less than expected... almost "canned" in taste. But Grandma's recipe Lasagna was delicious. Beer and wine only, but wine list is pretty extensive. Service was good, not exceptional.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I took her extremely picky, ancient parents. They hate noise above a whisper and food prepared by an angel would likely be ridiculed. What a break! It was a great dinner without the usual complaints. They loved the food and though a little noisy for them the food made up for it. My old goat father-in-law had a veal dish and raved about it. The portion of eggplant parm was so big even Jumbo mo-in-law couldn't pack it all in. The place isn't cheap and remember, for the most part it's just noodles so they must be making a killing. But I would go back without the baggage even. Most of the places in Sand Key stink to high heaven. If Ceasar's is expensive but has good eats, so be it. Go.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This was first time to this restaurant and we were not dissapointed. Great service and all 4 of us really enjoyed our meals. Would highly recommend and will certainly go back again.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Waterfront, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 7, 2018

First time visit and I will definitely be back. I had one of the specials, Mahi Mahi and it was just delicious. My husband had the seafood pasta and he loved it. We are locals and I cannot believe that we never tried this restaurant. It's my new favorite place

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We very much enjoyed our dinner at Cesare at the Beach. It was a nice evening, so we were able to sit outside. Our waiter was very good! He was knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his Pasta Trio dinner. He's Italian and a good cook, so he knows good pasta and he thought Cesare's was terrific. I also enjoyed my linguini with seafood. The seafood was nice and fresh, and the red sauce was very good. This is a great restaurant for a casual Italian dinner. We will go again!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Fabulous restaurant. Food and service is always outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Large portions of excellent Italian food. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Good food and service. Wish they had a full bar, not just beer and wine!

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Poor parking and poor handicap access.
Overpriced across the board; they have to make up for the rent.
$31 minumum for any veal entree and the veal medallions were the size of a vanilla snap cookie; deplorable. If this restaurant was in the northeast they would be closed within a week.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wow - what a hidden gem! We are staying at the Marriott and the pool bartender recommended Cesare. The food was outstanding, from fresh fish to perfectly cooked pasta. The service was amazing - friendly, helpful, and efficient - and the other diners were delightful too! (We had our 4-yr-old with us - he chats with neighboring tables!) We'll be back before we head home, and will remember Cesare for our next trip!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A very good dining experience. The food was excellent and the service was good without being intrusive. A very pleasant evening with an out-of-town friend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always wonderful food, and service. The hostess had not notified the waiter that it was a birthday (on our open table reservation), but he brought a dessert for our friend when we asked him about it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Had a great time. This is one of our favorite places. The food and service are always wonderful.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food and service were outstanding, as always! This was our first time to Cesare's for the early menu. Because we were dining around sunset, and since the large restaurant windows face west, we found the sun was uncomfortably in the eyes of 3 out of 4 of the diners at our table. Looking around, we noticed it was similar for many of the tables in the room. We chose not to request a different table, and we enjoyed our meal all the same. But we wondered if the management would consider roll-down blinds to improve the sunset dining experience?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Cesare's is our go-to Italian restaurant, whether for a weeknight family dinner or to treat guests or visiting family to a special meal. Everything we have tried on their extensive menu, including the nightly specials, has been well-prepared, served at the proper pace, and TASTY! The owner is usually in the restaurant and comes by every table to chat and to make sure everything is satisfactory. For the last few times we've been to Cesare's Philip has been our server, and the service is always excellent; He remembers our preferences and favorites from previous visits, and things appear without needing to be asked for.
Not many places in the area remind me of the good, authentic Italian restaurants I grew up going to in New Jersey/New York, but Cesare's definitely does. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was delicious. They had a good variety of Italian meals. It was a wonderful date night for us. Glass of wine prices were high.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was our 2nd time there and we already have reservations for a 3rd time. Exceptionally good preparation and presentation of Italian food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

If you love Italian food, this is a great neighborhood gem. There are tables inside and on the porch. It is just over the Sand Key Bridge and you can sit and watch the bridge.
The food was very good. If you sit outside as we did, it can get a bit noisy.
I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great Food, menu, service, all was impressed with the menus,service
Thank you

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was good. The service was appropriate, not pushy. The food was excellent, although the portions were too large for over age 75 seniors. The biggest drawback was the price which in my opinion was exorbitant. The cost included only the entree, not even a salad. We would not return as we are not in the very high income bracket.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food as always.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Wine was over priced and sauces weren't anything special for what you pay.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 22, 2018

2nd time at Cesare's. First time was two of us and it was awesome with what we thought was some of the best Italian in the area. Very timely and friendly service. This time it was 4 of us and the service was still awesome. One had seafood risotto, another had shrimp/mushroom risotto, one had chicken parm and I had linguine and clams. The first three were excellent per our party while the L/C was somewhat salty. Needless to say, the chianti helped and I didn't leave any but I would probably get something else next time. Regardless, we will be back! Ciao!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 21, 2018

excellent service & food was amazing. We dine there each time we’re in town.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 20, 2018

If you like Italian don’t miss this one. Best lasagna I ever had.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Every time we visit the Clearwater area dining at Cesare's is a must. The food is delicious and the waiters are experienced and friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Very expensive compared to other Italian restaurants in the area. Menu has a good selection. No draft beer available - bottles only. Some parking available near the building. Veal plates were tasty and nice looking with fresh spinach. Marinara sauce was very salty.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Sigh. We live way up in Lutz, and keep looking for a good Italian restaurant closer to us. And then, after we tried yet more spots, we keep coming back to Cesare's. Great, fresh, Italian food. Authentic. Their 'basic' wines are fine; my only (minor--see below) complaint is their wine list: Too short. Needs more Italian. The good news is that they also allow corkage, and I usually try and bring one of my own Brunellos or Barolos.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The location is good, the service was fine, the price to be as expected. However, the food was only so so. The oil for the bread had no seasoning, the dressing on the salad had too much oil, the bisque was bland and the marina was way too sweet. Not at all what I would expect for a good Italian restaurant.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 14, 2018

great place to go and eat, the owner is around to greet the customer. the price is reasonable for the location of the restaurant. reservation is a must. I recommend the place to the locals and tourist.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for Groups
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