We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
US$20 - US$30
CUISINES
Bar, Wine Bar, Italian, Contemporary, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
View all details
meals, features, about

Location and contact

Clearwater Beach
0.4 km from Clearwater Beach
Improve this listing
Reviews (334)
Filter reviews
311 results
Traveler rating
133
73
60
21
24
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
133
73
60
21
24
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pasta osso bucco chocolate cake italian food clearwater beach entrees
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 23 September 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
Helpful?
Reviewed 20 July 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
Helpful?
Reviewed 20 July 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
Helpful?
Reviewed 18 July 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
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 20 June 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
Helpful?
Reviewed 16 June 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
Helpful?
Reviewed 3 June 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
Helpful?
Reviewed 2 May 2021 via mobile

Excellent food and service! We enjoyed this place so much we went twice for our 3 night stay in Clearwater. The baked Brie appetizer was delicious as well as the rest of the food and drinks! It is a must when in the area!

Date of visit: May 2021
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 24 March 2021 via mobile

The staff was nice and our server was good. The food was good but not great. It is a quaint little restaurant with good vibes.

Date of visit: March 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 28 February 2021

Chose this restaurant off of tripadvisor reviews of Italian restaurants as well as a visual when we walked by their windows on a walk the night before. Service was good, staff was friendly and the food was very good. The staff gladly accommodated when my...husband chose pasta instead of potatoes when ordered the veal scallopini. The food did not disappoint. Would definitely eat there again. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the good Italian food.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Helpful?2  
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Blue Wave Motel Suites
174 reviews
.10 km away
Traveler Motel
69 reviews
.15 km away
Frenchy's Oasis Motel
463 reviews
.15 km away
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
902 reviews
.19 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
The Salty Crab Bar & Grill North Beach
765 reviews
.11 km away
Another Broken Egg Cafe
354 reviews
.19 km away
Pearly's Beach Eats
733 reviews
.05 km away
Beach Shanty Cafe
1,035 reviews
.15 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Pier 60
4,707 reviews
.30 km away
Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce
10 reviews
.08 km away
Clearwater Beach Paddleboard and Rental Co.
20 reviews
.09 km away
Free Rides USA - Clearwater Beach
102 reviews
.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
willielinder
22 April 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 318paulf | Property representative |
Yes, Casual.
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Forlini's

Yes, Forlini's offers takeout services.

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