Clearwater, Florida is situated on the Gulf of Mexico. Its beautiful beaches and tropical climate makes it an excellent vacation destination. Clearwater’s culinary scene offers a vast selection of seafood and classic American fare along with great ocean views. Here are ten top restaurants to try in Clearwater.
Despite the name, Cristino’s Coal Oven Pizza serves a whole lot more than just pizza. You can also expect to find some top-notch seafood pasta dishes, paninis, chicken parmesan, fresh bruschetta, and even crème brûlée. Although this doesn’t take away from the quality of the pizza. Expect pies overflowing with melted mozzarella, tangy tomato sauce, ample toppings, and sprinkled with fresh basil. The outdoor patio is covered with a veranda to combat the hot Florida sun and torrential rain, making for comfortable dining outside no matter the weather.
Caretta on the Gulf makes for a perfect romantic evening. Sit on the candlelit terrace overlooking the beach and watch the magnificent Florida Gulf Coast sunset. Located in the Sandpearl Resort, Caretta on the Gulf is certainly one of the most upscale restaurants in the area. Try the flatbread with tomatoes and balsamic drizzle, fish tacos, salt and pepper fries, the superb sea bass, or one of their many inventive sushi rolls. End the meal with one the Caretta’s gorgeous gourmet cakes for dessert. You can also get a yummy brunch of crispy griddlecakes with hot chocolate, or stake and eggs. The service is notoriously phenomenal as well.