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$$ - $$$, , Italian
435 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2037
+1 727-441-1111
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, Wine Bar, Italian, Contemporary, Healthy
$$ - $$$
435 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2037
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We made reservations and were sat immediately. That's the only good thing that happened at pour meal. We had a family of 8 eating for a birthday and when the food came out I was embarrassed for the restaurant. I ordered an 8 oz filet...More

2  Thank eriecomm
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Good atmosphere with white table cloths. Spaghetti with meatballs and eggplant parmigiana are excellent. The server was polite, prompt and professional. We enjoyed a great Italian meal with fresh bread and tremendous bottle of wine !

Thank dalt61
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Restaurant was recommended by a Consierge in our hotel. We made reservations so were seated immediately. We ordered veal parmigiana and lasagne. A man appeared at our table (who we found out later after asking that he was the owner) to say there was no...More

Thank auntieLaLa01
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Restaurant itself is clean and tastefully decorated. Our waiter was fine, but inexperienced. My guess was that he was a newbie. My big complaint - the food. For the cost I expected more. I would describe it as just a touch above what you would...More

Thank sunburn71
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

My son and I where staying nearby and wanted something different than seafood. We saw this place. We both ordered the chicken parm, worst mistake!!! It is literally chicken fingers with horrible sauce and melted mozzarella sticks melted on top of it. School lunch is...More

Thank Tim O
Paul F, Owner at Forlini's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

I'm sorry you were not happy with your meal. We are a family owned and operated business for nearly 40 years and pride ourselves in serving high quality meals that our customers demand. We do our best to provide our best and are thankful that...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018

Needing a change from seafood, we were happy to find Forlini’s. Elegant atmosphere , very attentive server and delicious food, from the bread and olive oil to the entrees. I enjoyed eggplant rollatini and my husband loved the lasagna. Highly recommend if you’re in Clearwater...More

Thank Suzamm
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Our waiter was very pleasant and professional but he had to inform me that my first 3 wine choices were not available so perhaps a wine list update is in order. This is a lovely restaurant with a nice history but all four people in...More

Thank patty j
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Veal parmigiana was a frozen breaded patty with a strip of mozzarella and dried up spaghetti sauce. Shrimp cocktail served on a plate with a lemon and a spinach leaf not cold and fresh and the gulfs literally across the street! What! Soup and salad...More

Thank tuckermar
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Wife and I came here for dinner this pas weekend while we were in Clearwater Beach. Atmosphere was good, and the food and drinks were also pretty good but the service was awful. I am a ex-server so I understand sometimes waitstaff gets into the...More

Thank Kyle I
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We celebrated my mom's 90th birthday at Forlini's this past Saturday. The food was delicious and the staff was so welcoming and attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The restaurant was packed but they managed to take the time to make us feel special...More

Thank Twin255
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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 Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2037 (Formerly Forlini's Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-441-1111
  • E-mail
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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