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Cesare At The Beach

4.6
891 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(727) 449-8797
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Cesare and Alfonso
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Catering
We can cater just about anything off our menu including lasagna and several chicken or veal dishes for up to 100 people.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sandkey Bridge
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Parking details
We have parking available in front and additional parking in the back of restaurant.
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Public transit
Jolley Trolley, PSTA pick ups in front of restaurant
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 891 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 21 hours ago

50th anniversary

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food! Waiter was terrific! A little bit of a wait for the food to arrive but worth the wait.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful meal and josh was our server. Children’s selection was a bit limited, but he allowed us to order an adult entree and split it between the two. The open table pictures and description were a bit deceiving. It was a very small location, within a strip mall. We were expecting something waterfront.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always a quality experience. The service was a great pace. You never have to wait long for a waiter, for bread or plates to be cleared. The Chicken Augstino was amazing. The calamari was tender and not over cooked. My nephew loves their spaghetti n meatballs and the risotto was to die for! Thank you Cesare for being consistently fantastic! If you haven’t been you simply must go!
CC Veltre Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce Member, named 2017 Volunteer 💁of the Year , Concierge at Sandpearl Resort 🙋and Your Clearwater Beach Ambassador 😎

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Father’s Day, my first time but my dad favorite Italian and now I know why. Large portions, split with mom veal parmigiana, delicious sauce and tender veal. Small place, highly recommended to book reservations
Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our family of 6 ate dinner at Cesare's while on vacation at Clearwater Beach. The location in a strip type mall is odd for this level of quality, but not a big deal. The service (Sebastian) and the food were spectacular. We tried 6 different dishes, and everyone was very pleased. We are a "foodie" family, and 5 stars from all 6 of us are rare. Personally, I had the lasagna, which I rank in the top three lasagnas I have ever eaten. I am 51 and Italian cuisine is my favorite, so I have eaten a lot of lasagna. Cesare's is a bit pricey, but it is worth the price if you appreciate excellent food. We averaged about $40 per person with drinks and a good tip. We highly recommend Cesare's.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Sat on patio overlooking cars. That was ok but patrons smoking beyond limits of restaurant made for unpleasant experience. Suggest private smoking area down wind of patio. Food was great otherwise.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

30th anniversary. We were very spontaneous and decided around 5:00 to go to dinner. It was s wonderful delicious meal with leftovers for 2 nights!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

We liked it so much, ordered take out the next day!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Food was delicious; menu extensive and service impeccable.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Outstanding and one of the best meals I have enjoyed! Nick was our server, and he was so attentive and helpful with dinner recommendations. We had the Pollo Cesare Augusto and a purse filled pasta with ricotta in an alla vodka pink cream sauce with prosciutto, mushrooms and peas. Both meals were so flavorful and delicious. Also recommended was the lasagna which I will try during my next visit.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Got there as it opened so was quiet time. Specials were excellent - pasta

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Delishious food! Awesome service! Will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Loud but the food is fantastic! A couple of tables had parties at them so it was loud in the small space, but the food was really incredible. The barata cheese is to die for. Also much less expensive than I was expecting.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This is a family favorite and coming from an Italian Family it is authentic.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Superb food, beautifully done. NY prices and NY quality.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We have been going to Cesares for years. Dino and his wonderful staff have always taken good care of us and the food is tremendous. Delicious desserts!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food was outstanding. Service was good. This was our first time making a reservation using Open Table and we were seated upon arriving.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Cesare at the beach was a real treat. Clearwater has a bunch of restaurants but few that are very good. This one is very good and fresh. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Our server was very attentive. He took care of each table and I noticed that he made sure each table’s needs were met. Great place to have a nice dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

One of the best restaurants we’ve been to. From our server, Wylie, who was phenomenal, to the appetizers and our main entree’s everything was GREAT!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Everything was great!!

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great food and service!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Nico was our server. He was so nice and attentive. The food was so good. I have recommended for friends to go there. Cant wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We haven't been in a while--not because we didn't want to go; rather, it's a bit of a long drive (90 minutes) for us. But it was worth very bit of it! I had the lamb shank special, and my wife had the lasagna. Service was superb; food was impeccable: Everything we've grown accustomed to when we come here. And this may sound weird, but they have the best bread/dipping oil we've had anywhere. I'd come here just to do that and sip some wine!

Can't wait until we can come back!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Just an average restaurant. Nothing remarkable about it.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Best Italian place in the entire state!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This is an outstanding restaurant with exceptional food and a good wine list.
Service is always memorable. One of the better Italian menu restaurants I dine in.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Sat outside on patio. Food was fantastic. Great service. Very attentive but didn’t feel rushed.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Excellent Italian food. The veal is always tender. The pasta special with "pockets" of ricotta cheese in a cream tomato sauce including mushrooms, peas and prosciutto was wonderful. The Caesar salad is large enough for two. The portion size of the lasagna is also quite large.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

As always, had an excellent time and meal at Cesare's. Love he veal and pasta. Our server was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Both of us had a type of ravioli. One was stuffed with crab meat and cheese. The other was
stuffed with spinach and cheese with Alfredo Sauce. They were superb. Our waiter was very
attentive. We visit Caesars at the Beach as often as we can. We love it.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Outstanding food and service.Watiers very attentive but not overbearing.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Delich food, excellent service! To us the the price was fair for the quality food that they make and serve. Well worth going to.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Always delicious & great service!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

we come here every year on vacation; we love the place and the ambience;

the first week our waiter brought out wrong entree and then brought out other plates so the two of us sharing one entree had to wait and it was uncomfortable as others did not want to eat theirs without us; i would have preferred they just bring out all the entree at the same time all our food got cold; also we were sharing entrees


we often split entree; i have a suggestion that when people split portions you bring a second plate right under the first plate; this avoids asking for the second plate; waiter gets busy and then food gets cold while u are waiting to share the food;

also the bread is delicious; it might be idea to put butter inside the bread bin as well; and also if its a big party its better to have more of the olive oil drip; as its hard to pass that one all the way down table

the second week we went again; and we had an awesome waiter and it was very effecient;

food is delcious ; so is setting; and service great
thanks and see u next year

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The Food was exceptional starting from the Appetizer. Best lasagna we’ve ever had. The ricotta pockets with sauce was delicious! Good service. Friendly atmosphere. The owner was present. Overall great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great food, appetizer we had were Maine mussels in a superb red sauce, capresse salad was delicious, I had a combo of eggplant and chicken breast, outstanding, my wife had a shrimp scampi, 6 big shrimp with linguine noodles in a white wine sauce. Outstanding restaurant, great food and service. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Everything was excellent!

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