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Forlini's Restaurant

₱₱ - ₱₱₱, , Italian
435 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767
+1 727-441-1111
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, Wine Bar, Italian, Contemporary, Healthy
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
435 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

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

Thank emeyer2017
Reviewed July 30, 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 July 22, 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 July 10, 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 July 8, 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 July 10, 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 July 1, 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 June 26, 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 June 17, 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 June 5, 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
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Maybe we missed something here but this place is average at best, salads were basically plates of lettuce with sauce and food is expensive for what you get. 25 dollars for 2 meatballs and a plate of spaghetti! Also our waitress was terrible she barely...More

Thank Chris W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Bar, Wine Bar, Italian, Contemporary, Healthy
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
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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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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