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$$ - $$$, , Italian
435 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2037
+1 727-441-1111
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (31 reviews)
“osso bucco” (10 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, Wine Bar, Italian, Contemporary, Healthy
$$ - $$$
435 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2037
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1 - 10 of 251 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My son and I where staying nearby and wanted something different than seafood. We saw this place. We both ordered the chicken parm, worst mistake!!! It is literally chicken fingers with horrible sauce and melted mozzarella sticks melted on top of it. School lunch is...More

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Needing a change from seafood, we were happy to find Forlini’s. Elegant atmosphere , very attentive server and delicious food, from the bread and olive oil to the entrees. I enjoyed eggplant rollatini and my husband loved the lasagna. Highly recommend if you’re in Clearwater...More

Thank Suzamm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our waiter was very pleasant and professional but he had to inform me that my first 3 wine choices were not available so perhaps a wine list update is in order. This is a lovely restaurant with a nice history but all four people in...More

Thank patty j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Veal parmigiana was a frozen breaded patty with a strip of mozzarella and dried up spaghetti sauce. Shrimp cocktail served on a plate with a lemon and a spinach leaf not cold and fresh and the gulfs literally across the street! What! Soup and salad...More

Thank tuckermar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wife and I came here for dinner this pas weekend while we were in Clearwater Beach. Atmosphere was good, and the food and drinks were also pretty good but the service was awful. I am a ex-server so I understand sometimes waitstaff gets into the...More

Thank Kyle I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated my mom's 90th birthday at Forlini's this past Saturday. The food was delicious and the staff was so welcoming and attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The restaurant was packed but they managed to take the time to make us feel special...More

Thank Twin255
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We found Forlini's so good for Lunch that we went back on our last night for Dinner. It's one of those places where you have to starve yourself beforehand in order to do justice to the food on the table. Very highly recommended.

Thank Philwil69
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We have walked by this place numerous times, looked at the menu, but for some reason just never tried it; until last week. Why oh why did we wait?!? The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with white table cloths and cozy booths. Our server Verna...More

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Terrific spot for authentic Italian food and excellent service! A great spot to escape the crowds for a romantic dinner.

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Was vacationing in Clearwater and was in the mood for some good italian food. SOOOOO glad we tried it, we even went back the next night and they remembered us, nice touch. Was greeeted very warmly by a man I think his name was Lucca....More

Thank 182kathleenp
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Response from Paul F | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Bar, Wine Bar, Italian, Contemporary, Healthy
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2037 (Formerly Forlini's Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-441-1111
  • E-mail
FORLINI FAMILY owned and operated Italian restaurant on Clearwater Beach since 1981. We offer authentic Italian Cuisine, an Award Winning Wine List and Full Liquor Bar.
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