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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (25)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Casual (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Cozy (12)
Romantic (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Notable Wine List (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Business Meals (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Scenic View (5)
Waterfront (5)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·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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·Dined on January 15, 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We felt welcome from the moment of our arrival. Friendly and quick service, even with a full house. Our foursome had the escargot and salad apps; delicious and a great start to our meal. The lasagna, grouper, veal saltimbocca, and veal Marsala were all outstanding. The wines selected for pairings, including a house Chianti, met our palate preferences. A tri selection of desserts (limoncello, chocolate ice cream & tiramisu) shared among our table....oh my! Thanks to Michael at the Marriott for confirming this nearby gem. Do not pass this “owner present” by; be sure to make a reservation.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very pleasant... welcoming good service... good menu. Will come again

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent service. Good dependable food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food is pricey. But it is made to order and if you don’t see it on the menu will try to accommodate you rather than hearing no sorry we can’t do that. Great service very attentive.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Cesare's is usually the first restaurant that my snowbird mom wants to visit upon her arrival, and was once again this year. This restaurant is a small local place, and our waiter Philip has taken care of us several times now. It is nice seeing the same faces, and the owner always stops by to chat and make sure everything is satisfactory. The menu (plus daily specials) is quite extensive, but everything comes out from the kitchen fresh, hot and delicious. I like that the courses are spaced out so that we never feel rushed and have the opportunity to enjoy the good authentic Italian dishes. There are still a number of items on the menu that I am dying to try but haven't gotten around to yet (Veal Frank Sinatra! ) but those we have tried are consistently excellent. It is almost an hour drive from my home in St. Pete, but Cesare's is ALWAYS worth the trip!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Dinner and customer service is always exceptional.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent ! Glad we came, we will
Be back

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went here for New Years Eve!! I have lived in Florida for the last 20 years and this is the best Italian food by far I have had here. They make their own pasta their Lasagna and eggplant rollatini out of this world!!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Authentic Italian food at Clearwater Beach. Try the fettuccine bolognese!!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding food and service. A wide variety of menu selections to meet your appetite. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fabulous food, great service. Nice to sit outside. Love the Eggplant Parmigiana; not on the menu, but they make it for me every time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Caesars is a five star experience as was advertised by other comments. Excellent Service and great wine list with the "best" Italian fare...I live in Naples and my daughter in Ft Lauderdale..this restaurant is a gem and there is no competition in Naples or Ft Lauderdale to compare!! A must when you visit Clearwater Beach! Caesars was the highlight of our XMAS eve and XMAS day first time visit to Clearwater Beach.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious Italian food, great service and great location. Tables are a bit crowded though. Not sure how it is on nights that aren’t busy but, when you go to leave and feel like you’re in a maze with no way out, maybe you should cut a table or two out.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Sebastian provided excellent service and food was delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food and great service! Luv the food here. Always great quality. We will be back soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Cesare 's proved to be an excellent spot to celebrate a birthday on a chilly evening. It is a cozy space and surprisingly quiet. The staff certainly made us feel at home, and the risotto came out hot and scrumptious, the shellfish fresh and nowhere near overcooked. We would certainly return on a subsequent trip to Clearwater.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was our second visit to Cesare, and it was excellent. We had friends visiting from Finland and from Ft. Myers, and all six of us were very pleased with our meals. The special entree of the day that I ordered--little stuffed pasta purses filled with cheese, a yummy sauce, peas, fresh mushrooms, and prosciutto--was one of the best pastas that I have ever eaten. Three in the party ordered the pasta with a pesto sauce, and all raved about it. Service was excellent, and the ambience really nice without the touristy, loud music so common on Clearwater Beach. We were very happy, and the dinner was a huge success for quite a varied group of folks. Highly recommended!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We love this restaurant and always plan to eat there when in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 30, 2017

food-outstanding. wine list- pricey. service was very good

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We enjoy Cesare's because it is conveniently located on South Clearwater Beach and has plenty of parking. The service is always great. The food is very good but priced for the beach location. I would recommend it if you're on Clearwater Beach or Sand Key.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. Will return often. Traditional Italian food. Nice outdoor seating.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We arrived just as the sun was setting the sky was beautifully decorated with color. We did outdoor sitting the weather was wonderful. Our waiter was amazing and food was very fresh

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A great menu and service. Average looking restaurant. Food was quite good, but not as good as reviews had led me to believe.
All in all I would certainly go back.
Sebastian our server was excellent and answered our many questions with a smile and grace. Well done, sir!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and great service.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We were both very pleased with our entrees. It was also very pleasant sitting outside. The selection of wines by the glass could have been greater but the house wine was just ok.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 20, 2017

A hidden gem on Clearwater Beach. Everything was extremely good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food-exceptional
Prices-worth every penny
Service-superb
Ambiance-Casual yet upscale
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

outside seating was excellent. great Italian food . excellent attentive service. one of our favorite places in Clearwater beach

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had the best escargot I’ve ever had, the bread and dipping sauce was delicious
Very good service.
Food was delicious as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Fun
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Lovely scenery and great food........................................................................................…

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good. Service was odd. Waiter just stopped coming by and stayed inside. Weirdest part was when he picked up the check and card, and brought it back with a pen, but no signature copy. Later discovered he never swiped the card. Very odd.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was 3+ stars. Service 5 star. Sat outside on a beautiful evening. The view left a lot to be desired but noise level was not bad considering the patio is so near the street.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 5, 2017

All of the dishes were wonderful. The five of us left extremely happy and full. True traditional Italian food. I will return every time I'm in town.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I was somewhat disappointed by our dining experience at Cesare's at the Beach. My wife and I went there because we were staying up the street in Clearwater and Cesare's had a 4 star rating on Open Table and Yelp. We arrived early for our reservation and the host who was extremely cordial seated us immediately, and our server followed up quickly. The burrata was excellent, the chianti they had by the glass was so-so, and the lobster bisque was outstanding. My wife also enjoyed her entree, but mine was where things went south. I ordered the medallions of beef with gorgonzola sauce. When it arrived I saw mushrooms (expected), a brown gravy sauce (not expected, but not a problem) but no gorgonzola sauce. Rather than medallions of beef there was a solid filet. I asked the server where the gorgonzola was and he assured me it was in the sauce, "...under the steak...", and I assumed that that I had misunderstood how they did their medallions of beef. I went ahead and ate it...if there was any gorgonzola, it was totally masked by the beef stock in the mushroom sauce. The filet was tender and just a little more done than the rare I ordered, but it was also a bit gamey in flavor. That is not surprising when getting a choice rather than prime cut, but one of the reasons I thought I was ordering the medallions rather than a filet was to avoid the gameyness of the solid filet. It became clear that I was given the standard filet rather than what I thought I was getting and the server did not want to return it. As a final problem, and not acceptable for a better Italian restaurant, the dessert cannoli was tough, not crispy, and the stuffing was way too heavy; and my wife's creme brulee had a crust that was way too thick on it (and was overly charred). All in all, not a horrible experience, but more disappointments than I would have expected at a better place in Clearwater.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Key West)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The service is always first class and the food is delicious

Tags: Cozy
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