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Clearwater Beach
0.4 km from Clearwater Beach
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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.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Wine Bar, Italian, Contemporary, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great dinner on 9/16/2022 with my friend. The owner Shannon is amazing, food was amazing and our server Bobbie was amazing! The house dressing is to die for and wish that I had the recipe. We loved it there and I hope to visit this...place again someday. The lamb chops and chicken piccata were amazing. Thank you for your service. Cathie and KarenMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the food to the service to the ambiance, it hits on ALL cylinders! Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a great Italian food experience! We had veal piccata that you could cut with your fork, spaghetti with huge meatballs that was delicious, to...seafood pasta and lamb shank, everything was seasoned and cooked perfectly! Would go back anytime we are in Clearwater Beach.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022 via mobile

I paid $70 for a horrible meal I could have ordered from Costco and the ravioli would have been better. The bread was the only thing good So disappointing

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 10, 2022

Walking along Mandalay Ave...we stumbled upon Forlini's. Didn't have a reservation but they were able to work us in. SOOOOO good! Glad we had a drink at the bar and waitied. It was worth it! Started with the Mussels ... delish and had the Scallops...Sinatra for dinner. Great waiter. Just delicious food!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022

I love Italian food! We had the Penne Bolognese and Scallops Sinatra. The food was good, but I have had better. The service was very good. The food was good, but there are so many choices in the area that we won't be back.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 2, 2022 via mobile

We were looking for some authentic Italian food while on vacation, and we found it. The restaurant was nicely decorated. We were greeted by a friendly face. We got a nice quiet table. Our waiter took his time to explain the menu and detail portion...sizes. They had an extensive wine selection. They brought out fresh baked rolls with an oil infused with herbs and Parmesan. Delicious! We got the Caprese Salad, Caesar Salad, Lasagna, Penne Alfredo, Baked Ravioli, and Gnocchi. It was all delicious. Rich flavors and quality ingredients. We highly recommend this place next time you are in Clearwater! Good for families, or a romantic night out.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 27, 2022

We recently had a group dinner at Forlini's and it was some of the best Italian food I have had in ages!. The antipasto was a perfect combination of cheese, meat and veg. The chicken parmesan was tender and tasted "homemade" - fantastic and fresh...The bread was very tasty and is freshly made on site. Finally, there are few words to describe how amazingly delicious the tiramisu was, simply the best I have ever had. The service was friendly, efficient and very accommodating to special requests. I am still remembering how good this meal was days later. Well done!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 18, 2022

Great spaghetti carbonara, lasagna, bolognese, and scallops. Bread was amazing. Friendly waiter. We all enjoyed our meal here. I was happy they had Coca Cola. Most restaurants in this area only serve Pepsi.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed September 23, 2021 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere. Just drinks; but what a great place. Good place to go before dinner or even during! Little Italy vibe

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 20, 2021

Unfortunately, my full story to “why this place was the worst experience ever”does not fit in the box. But to shorten things up. The waiter spilled sauce over my mother, said did not apologize, which burned her head. A friend of ours found hair on...her food, the owners wife corrected her saying that it was not hair, but it was residue from cleaning brush. The owners were completely rude to my entire family, charged us for the hairy plate even though they took it away to the kitchen and never came back. We Spoke to the owner he told my mother to go see a doctor because her burnt head is not his problem and that we can just pay the bill and leave. We have no issues paying good money for good food and good service but after their disgusting, rude behavior toward my entire family, I was absolutely disgusted with everything from this place and their attitude. Don’t waste your time. For the full story you can check the review on Google:More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 20, 2021

By far our best meal in Clearwater Beach! My husband and I both had chicken parmigiana dinners, and it was fantastic! I would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 18, 2021

Unfortunately I have to leave this review to explain why we'll never come back to this restaurant. We had a group of 6 people eating there, that was an anniversary of ours friends, and my parents in law. At first look the restaurant looked nice...We ordered the plates and when they brought them the waiter dropped a hot sauce from one of the plates on the head of my mother in law (which burned her head) , the waiter didn't say sorry very well and only after we tried to talk with him about it, he basically tried giving my mother an law a awkward hug and saying something like "it's ok, we'll bring a chocolate cake to her, a very weird and disrespectful attitude. After that she went to the restroom to try to wash her hairs and she noticed she was a little bit burned, but she as a very nice person said it was ok, and we started to eat. Coincidentally a friend that was with us found TWO hairs on her plate, we called the service again to explain the new situation. This time was the owner's wife. We explained both situation, she took the plate away and never came back. Who was still eating, finished and they brought the check... The plate with the hair was included on the check. We called the owner's wife again, she just told us there wasn't any hairs on her plate, and it was just bristles came from the brush they clean the grill and the plate was half eaten. We replied that it was unacceptable, and she called her husband, the owner. He came already angry, and me and my wife tried to explain the situation, so he didn't even let us finish explaining, then he said something like, "we have an email, you can send me any text, but you need to pay the check now". We were absolutely shocked after this reply. This situation was unacceptable.. I've never seen that before in my life.. the worse service of my life. I hope this can alert you and prevent you from future headaches. The food was very good, and I'm not used to saying anything bad about the places, but after that I needed to leave this review.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 20, 2021 via mobile

Excellent Italian food on Clearwater Beach. The food was absolutely amazing. We highly recommend this restaurant. The wait staff was exceptional. Wine selection was exceptional.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 16, 2021 via mobile

Historically good food is provided and it was tonight. Amateur servers who don’t tell you any specials, are AWOL for extended periods of time.....simply clueless. If you visit in near future and you have Paula as your server.....just leave. It’s not worth it in spite...of good goodMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 3, 2021

We were hoping for a great Italian meal in Clearwater, and this place was in a good location and had decent reviews. We found it to be overpriced, and the food was not very good. The soup was odd (egg and spinach) in flavor and...texture. The ravioli seemed to be about the same as I can cook at home from the grocery store. Six pieces for $25?? I might have been happier if it was half that. See if you can find something else in town...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Forlini's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4