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Cafe Ponte

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13505 Icot Blvd, Ste 214, Clearwater, FL 33760-3730 (58th St.)
+1 727-538-5768
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Fenton, Michigan
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This place is absolutely amazing. First off the serving staff was wonderful. Our main server and bartender, Steve, was so knowledgeable about the menu-both the food and drinks. He shared so much about the food and even showed us the type of cherries served in our delicious Manhattans. The fact that he was truly excited about everything was delightful! Robin,... More 

1 Thank The2ofUStogether
Clearwater, Florida
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Exquisite dining experience. An elegant and very delicious meal every single time. To date, this is my favorite restaurant in the Tampa Bay area. I have been to Cafe Ponte many, many times with my husband and various friends, and still recommend it to everyone I know. And you must try the Chef's Tasting! Absolutely incredible!

Thank Rachel P
Clearwater, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The food at this restaurant is the best! The freshest ingredients seasonal produce wonderful fish and their specials are Awesome! The service was impeccable where the servers are so knowledgeable about the food preparation and the presentation is top notch. I was there one night and had the Veal Chop special that was the best I have ever had. The... More 

Thank Judy W
Clearwater, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Café Ponte has accommodated us at numerous special occasions. Their entire staff goes above and beyond great service to true personal attention. The creativity and taste of everything we have tried on the menu is exceptional. Thanks much to the Cafe Ponte management and staff for providing such a great (and local to us!) fine dining experience

Thank Brian C
Clearwater, Florida
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Very nice atmosphere, great food. Nice for a lunch meeting or just to have a very nice lunch with friends. The food was fantastic.

Thank KCMurphy65
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Loved the entire experience. Pleasant environment, classy staff and wonderful food experience. Chris Ponte and his team gave us an amazing evening.

Thank rvdp123
Clearwater, Florida
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This place is a Gem! The service is impeccable and tge food is beyond great!. Call ahead for reservations due to high demand. Hope all enjoy i do! One of the best places in Tampa bay!

Thank jhodge99
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Cafe Ponte NEVER disappoints us! There is no equal to this fine dining experience in all of the Tampa/Clearwater area. The culinary taste and presentation is well worth repeated visits. The service is incredible...highly professional, mixed with great knowledge, delivered in a warm and personal manner. We had the pleasure of being served by Tyler James W. This young man... More 

1 Thank Patricia W
St. Petersburg, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We made reservations for 5 at 1:30 p.m. never informed that they clean at 2:00 p.m. for the dinner crowd. We had appetizers, entrees and wine. Before we were finished we asked to move from our table to the bar so they could clean. Not to mention the food was very poor quality. I had the wild board and was... More 

1 Thank Douglas F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We thought this was going to be a good restaurant and to our great surprise this was exceptional. We tried numerous dishes and all were off the charts. The mushroom soup amuse bouche was beyond belief. If you can have the waiter just pick out q menu and go with it. Try to talk to Robin the manager for an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13505 Icot Blvd, Ste 214, Clearwater, FL 33760-3730
    (58th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-538-5768

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