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Forlini's

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435 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767 (Formerly Forlini's Restaurant)
+1 727-441-1111
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Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Florida
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I made reservations here for Valentine's Day. Our veal dishes were pretty good in terms of quality and quantity if a little light on seasoning. The salad was OK.... fresh but a little sparse in the variety of veggies. The real problem was a very noisy all adult party of 8 right next to us. Virtually everyone... More 

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Taastrup, Denmark
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiter the restaurant with my 4 kids. The waiters was NOT smiling People. The Food We ordred was NOT tasty nor dilisius. Every thing came with either A bad tasting soup or A salad (very borring)- the Food was expensive.

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Syracuse, New York
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100 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I the food was good. The waiter's assistant removed dishes in such a way that I had to stop eating as my fork would have gotten in their arm rather than the food. Reached right over the dish I was still eating from.

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Charlotte, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

My wife and I went to Forlini's for dinner on a Thursday night. My wife had the Corvina piccata and I had the Scallops Sinatra. The salad that comes with dinner was very plain, just lettuce and 1/4 wedge of tomato with some purple cabbage on top. The salad dressing was very good but was overshadowed by the bland salad.... More 

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San Diego
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a standard pizza joint that wants to be a restaurant. The website and online menu pulled us in for an Italian meal but it is a pizza / sub shop with tables.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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104 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We went to Forlini's on Christmas Eve, since it was just down the street from our hotel. It was set up to serve its regulars who had reservations, you could tell. We were in town on vacation for Christmas and had eaten there a couple years ago without a reservation, so didn't even think about making them for Christmas Eve.... More 

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Wincham, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Use to come here each year in the 90's and early 00's and this year is the first we've been back since 2004. We were seated to our table and was pleased and surprised that both Lou & Paul came over and remembered us. The standard of food had not slipped, we both had lobster ravioli and this was as... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Our server while well intentioned was very slow. A colleague helped her out to speed things up. Took a long time to get our drink order taken and then delivered.

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BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Met another couple there who live in the area and had a fun time.A little more than we wanted to spend coming from a beach day,but the service was excellent as was the food.We were hungry and the pasta filled us up quickly with one of the best sauces I have tasted in awhile.

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Olive Branch
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Best food and best service on the beach!!! Ask for Mary Ellen. Great bartender too!!! The lamb shanks are amazing. The pasta is delicious!! Give it a try. You won't regret it.

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Thank Cheryl S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767 (Formerly Forlini's Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-441-1111

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