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Forlini's

$$ - $$$, , Italian
435 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2037
+1 727-441-1111
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (30 reviews)
“osso bucco” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Wine Bar, Italian, Contemporary, Healthy
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
435 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2037
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1 - 10 of 240 reviews

Reviewed 29 October 2017

I love osso bucco and I ordered it. The osso bucco itself was good. However, it was served with spaghetti and red sauce. The two tastes clashed. I was supposed to have cream of mushroom soup. Soup was brought to me that didn't look like...More

Thank corriewrinkle
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Wonderful food, wonderful waitress! Great customer service experience with a seasoned, friendly waitress!

Thank emeyer2017
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Great wine list. Friendly staff. Comfortable atmosphere. Really fabulous food. Really great place. Great menu. Sauce is really good, everything was fresh. Appeared to draw a lot of locals because they must be consistent. I had veal parm, so tender and just enough to be...More

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Saw this place walking to another restaurant the night before and decided to make this place our next stop. A little bit of a nicer atmosphere. Kind of quite inside. Food was solid, service was ok. I had the cheese ravioli, my husband had the...More

Thank KelBelle827
Reviewed 10 July 2017

After a few days at Clearwater, we were ready for something that wasn't seafood or fast food. Forlini's was just the answer. Forlini's has a varied menu, great atmosphere and superb service. Located on the main commercial street of Clearwater Beach, it is convenient to...More

Thank pilotpaul70
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Extremly disgusted with this establishment. My sister had been in constant contact with this restaurant as we were due to have a wedding breakfast with 15 guests. The menu and table decorations were discussed and we assumed everything was going well. On the day of...More

Thank munster79
Paul F, Owner at Forlini's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

We do not agree with this review and believe your comments are not accurate. Your sister called Forlini’s the night before her dinner reservation where we discussed and agreed on delivery of a cake and place cards to the restaurant after 3PM for July 6th....More

Reviewed 1 July 2017

The Scungili Marinara is fabulous. The chefs were very accommodating and created a modified dish based on the fish of the day and the Sinatra style dinner. The wine list is extensive. Just a great dinner!!

Thank Marjorie B
Reviewed 26 June 2017

An excellent Italian meal and not overly expensive. The veal dishes were particularly good, and the wine was the usual restaurant price.

Thank John G
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Forlini's is one of my favorites on Clearwater Beach. It is quiet, cool, has linens on the table, and very well-trained waitstaff. I have never had a bad meal there. They bring out bread hot from the oven, with a nice oil dipping sauce. The...More

Thank 651annie
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I wanted Italian so chose this restaurant as we were staying at the Hilton down the block. We had shrimp cocktail for an appetizer and the tomato mazzarella caprese. I had lasagna and my hubby had veal parm. My food was very good but the...More

Thank Frank O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, Wine Bar, Italian, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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Description
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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