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435 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767 (Formerly Forlini's Restaurant)
+1 727-441-1111
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Elkton, Maryland
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service. I always visit Forlini's when I'm in Clearwater Beach for spring training. I've never been disappointed.

Thank HolidayDiva21921
Odessa, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a native to Clearwater beach, so why i never ate here amazes me. Having said that, we just had our anniversary dinner here last weekend, and WOW!!!!! I have to say, we had a 6:00 reservation, got seated immediately, i ordered appetizers becase other. Reviews said food comes slow, and I didn't want to wait an hour to... More 

Thank prettybird13
Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Missing genuine Italian? This is your place. Relaxed and delicious. It's not a large place, but I've never experienced a wait. This is a sit-down restaurant, not fast food, so come prepared to enjoy a leisurely dinner.

Thank Clark H
Belleair Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outside of Chicago, this restaurant has the best Italian dishes & great bread! Atmosphere is always friendly & all the servers are friendly.

Thank delisesd
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

My husband and I made reservations here for Valentine's Day. Our veal dishes were pretty good in terms of quality and quantity if a little light on seasoning. The salad was OK.... fresh but a little sparse in the variety of veggies. The real problem was a very noisy all adult party of 8 right next to us. Virtually everyone... More 

Thank Year_of_Tiger
Taastrup, Denmark
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Visiter the restaurant with my 4 kids. The waiters was NOT smiling People. The Food We ordred was NOT tasty nor dilisius. Every thing came with either A bad tasting soup or A salad (very borring)- the Food was expensive.

Thank morten g
Syracuse, New York
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100 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

I the food was good. The waiter's assistant removed dishes in such a way that I had to stop eating as my fork would have gotten in their arm rather than the food. Reached right over the dish I was still eating from.

Thank Lois6201
Charlotte, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and I went to Forlini's for dinner on a Thursday night. My wife had the Corvina piccata and I had the Scallops Sinatra. The salad that comes with dinner was very plain, just lettuce and 1/4 wedge of tomato with some purple cabbage on top. The salad dressing was very good but was overshadowed by the bland salad.... More 

Thank David S
San Diego
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a standard pizza joint that wants to be a restaurant. The website and online menu pulled us in for an Italian meal but it is a pizza / sub shop with tables.

1 Thank Joe D
Fort Myers, Florida
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104 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We went to Forlini's on Christmas Eve, since it was just down the street from our hotel. It was set up to serve its regulars who had reservations, you could tell. We were in town on vacation for Christmas and had eaten there a couple years ago without a reservation, so didn't even think about making them for Christmas Eve.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767 (Formerly Forlini's Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-441-1111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?