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“Gluten Free Beware”
Review of Cafe Ponte

Cafe Ponte
Ranked #1 of 717 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 58th St.
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Busy place for lunch. I see why.
Good food, menu choices from Pad Thai to Hamburgers.

Gluten Free beware: Their Gluten free chocolate cake dessert is served, (or was served until I got sick) with a wheat wafer covering the entire top! What? Good thing my tongue knew right away and stopped after the first bite.
And this was after an entire meal of talk with the server about my allergy, not sensitivity.

Still would return.

Love the Open Table points too. Which is hard to find during lunch in this area.

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Thank G G
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Excellent Service and excellent food. Very quaint and elegant restaurant. White glove service with a great menu.

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Thank Louis K
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Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

Great cocktails, variety of entrees, nice wine list & attentive service. What more could you ask for?

A favorite when I'm in the area!

Thank PamelaOlive
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

we returned to Café Ponte for the 4th or 5th time with guests from NYC (both of which are known foodies) the experience could not have been better. We are lucky to have this restaurant in the Bay area. We are looking forward to tasting Chef Ponte's specialties at the E.A.T. St Pete Food & Wine Festival this weekend.

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Thank Joseph J
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Discovered this wonderful restaurant by chance this past February and have been back four times since, twice for lunch, twice for dinner and every time the experience left us wanting for more. We live in New Jersey and come down to our condo in Sarasota a couple of time a year. We travel 2 hours (one hour each way) to enjoy Cafe Ponte and have never been disappointed. Our favorite dishes...too many to mention, however the buttermilk panna cotta with tangerine sorbet and mandarin pearls is an absolute must have. Service is friendly and knowledgeable. Bravo to Chef/owner Chris Ponte, a perfectionist.

Thank Imelda M
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