The Love Chef

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Address: 1702 Clearwater Largo Road
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33756
Phone Number: (727) 584-2125
Type of Food: Classic Italian Cuisine

Monday-Friday 11:30 AM-2:30 PM

Monday-Saturday 5:00 PM

Closed Sunday

Dress: Adult
Reservations: Suggested

Piano – Friday and Saturday Nights

Jazz Combo – Wednesday Night

Description of Restaurant:

Now, we have celeb chef Buzz, faces on TV and people run to their restaurant in search of an extraordinary meal, well many great meals are right in your own backyard; prepared by talented people who opt to put all their labor of love into their cooking. They are your neighbors, often a family endeavor growing up with you all. Alfano’s is one of those gems. Humbly doing what they do best day after day, meal after meal.

If you are not greeted at the door by a family member that means they are all in the kitchen, a loyal staff member makes you comfortable.

The large and well decorated rooms are filled with treasures that the owners Linda and Frank collect on their ITALIAN JOURNEYS.

The lounge is warm and attractive.

The drinks are generous and the wine list well chosen.

The food will satiate you and leave you with a dining experience that will make you want to hurry back.

Here are some of Alfano’s dishes...

The Food:

Sausage and Cheese Bread @ $9. Fresh yeast dough rolled with spicy Italian sausage and mozzarella cheese, serves two or more.

Carpaccio @ $10. Paper thin beef tenderloin dressed with capers, minced purple onion, parmesan cheese and extra virgin olive oil.

Mussels Marinara @ $10. Steamed mussels with marinara, red wine and a touch of hot red pepper.


Chicken Daronzio @ $19. Boneless breast of chicken sauteed with spicy Italian sausage, marinara, a touch of garlic butter and penne.

Veal & Ricotta Meatballs or Grilled Italian Sausage @ $17. House made meatballs or hot Italian link sausage over linguini marinara. You must try the meatballs.

Osso Bucco Ravioli @ $20. A Love Chef favorite. Large ravioli filled with slowly braised veal, finished with hand chopped veal, sweet peas and demi glace.


Veal Fredo @ $22. Lightly breaded and baked veal served with fettuccini Alfredo.

Osso Bucco @ $28, Slowly braised veal shank with vegetables over risotto Milanese.

Braised Pork Shank @ $24. Slowly cooked 16 oz. pork shank with au jus served over risotto.

Shrimp Francese @ $21. Large shrimp dipped in egg and Romano cheese, pan sauteed and finished with lemon, butter and white wine.

Lobster Ravioli @ $18. Large ravioli filled with cold water lobster and ricotta cheese, finished with a tomato cream Rosa sauce.


Chocolate Baby Bundt Cake @ $6.75. Dense chocolate cake with chocolate glaze, served with vanilla or peppermint ice cream.

Panna Cotta @ $6.50. Traditional Tuscan almond and vanilla custard with fresh raspberries, toasted almonds and a honey drizzle.

Veronese Bread Pudding @ $6.50. Citron and raisin panetone, lightly grilled finished with butterscotch, whipped cream and berries.

This is truly a ‘destination’ restaurant, a Love Chef favorite within a short distance of beach hotels/ocean condos, and if you live here then enjoy often and check their schedule for special wine dinners.

“The Love Chef” (Francis Anthony) is the author of several cookbooks and appears on local and national TV. You can find his cookbooks at and/or visit his website “Cooking With Love” and “The Love Chef” are registered trademarks.


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