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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

5
4
3
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (21)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Casual (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Romantic (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Business Meals (5)
Scenic View (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Waterfront (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We have been going here for 13 years and never had anything but a great experience. Food is fresh and most of the pasta is made in house

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food,if you get the salmon dish get it blackened

Tags: Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always a pleasure to enjoy a meal at Cesares. Excellent service, excellent food. Comfortable setting for the best Italian on the beach.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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 :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Cesare's food is always solid--great quality Italian fare served with a side of hot bread and amazing garic oil dip. Service is always top-notch. Seafood extremely fresh. Buon appetite!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I had read that Cesare's provided excellent food and service in a wonderful atmosphere. We were not disappointed. The veal dishes were well prepared with very tender meat. The wine selection was very good. Would eat there again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 7, 2017

prime quality food- will cook to individual desires- best restaurant in the area by far- highly recommend

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was good. Not my first time here been here a few times and will be back again.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent as always...in every way! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was fabulous - everyone at the table was very pleased with their appetizers and meal.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

my fav Italian place in all of Florida! The food is delicious and the service is phenomenal.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Lobster bisque, and Grouper Francese were incredible and food was served piping hot on a hot plate. Vegetables were full of flavor and lemon sauce was superb. Service was uniformly excellent,

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always a great place for a good Italian dinner

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had a delicious meal. Salads were good, mushroom pappradell was delicious. Shrimp scampi, grouper franchaise excellent. Definitely will go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

This was our first time at Cesare's, and we were very impressed. The food was delicious, the service outstanding, and the view and ambience was very nice. We will return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 27, 2017

great food, great service. very good wine list. The amount of food for the price was impressive. The waiter could not have been better. We were not rushed. very good dinner experience

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food & service were excellent. Food was delicious!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food is sooo good & fresh. Really
authentic. Service was top-notch!
We will return

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

It was great except for bad timing they were having AC issues at a very hot time of year.

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