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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.
Clearwater, FL 33767
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We can cater just about anything off our menu including lasagna and several chicken or veal dishes for up to 100 people.
We have parking available in front and additional parking in the back of restaurant.
Jolley Trolley, PSTA pick ups in front of restaurant
Cesare and Alfonso
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cesare At The Beach Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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!
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.
I participate in an annual Gal Pal reunion in our total group of 10. We've been arranging these visits over the last 12 years. Our friendships started in grade school and continued through college. Thank goodness for for email as that was the start of our reconnection. After most of our kids became older and less dependent on us, we become Mature Traveling Gals so as to rekindle our childhood memories and create new ones! We've never looked back. So, onto Cesare's On the Beach....Our latest visit was at a fabulous Indian Rocks Beach House over a long weekend in October. I live local so I was able to go to Cesare's with my mom and husband a few weeks before hand to check out: ambiance--lovely, service (ours was with John) attentive & engaging, food-specatular, fresh and wonderfully presented. Second time in attendance with our group of 7 was consistent with my first visit. Food choices from the 2 visits: Warm Fresh crusty bread with the most flavorful pesto started us off along with our choice of wine cocktails, antipasto--Delicious & generous, Lobster Bisque--heavenly, Spinach and house salad--FRESH, Lasagna--melt in your mouth gorgeous, LINGUINE AI FRUTTI DI MARE--with both red and white sauce choices-- to die for, VEAL FRANK SINATRA entree--spot on, ravioli--velvety,POLLO CESARE AUGUSTO--divine. We were celebrating a BD that night with one in our group. John, our server, brought over a tiramisu with a lit candle so we could all sing to the BD girl. We did not have "room" for dessert so we shared hers. There is a lot of attention to detail at this restaurant without it being stuffy or uninviting. You feel like family and treated very specially. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place! Well done :)
We ordered Burrata and Egplant Rolatinni, both appetizers which were delicious. I also ordered a seafood pasta and they changed the type of pasta to angel hair because I preferred that. The service was excellent. we had many questions about the sauces which the waiter explained.
The food is above average but the prices are relatively high. One of my guests asked for a salad with chicken and he said that it was the best salad he ever had and only charged $11. I think that my scallops at a lower price would have seemed very good but it was not tasty enough to justify the price.
Remains with out doubt, the finest Italian restaurant in the tri city area. Dino, Caesars son, is now manager and the food and service remains five star. Caution - make a reservation as even on an out season Saturday night was packed. No such thing as less than five star food in what is a real gem in Italian food.
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