AltaMare
AltaMare

AltaMare

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.altamarerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (305) 532-3061
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Claudio Giordano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our re-designed private dining room can accommodate up to 24 guests. The room has moveable furniture, allowing us to create lounge space for pre-post parties – very Italy, where dancing precedes any great dinner party. For more information on private events please contact the restaurant via phone or email.
  • Private Party Contact: Claudio 3055323061x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: on Lincoln between Alton Rd @ West Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: You can park Valet or use any parking available close to the restaurant on the street. Also, there is a public parking lot right behind us, and a large parking garage at the end of the block.
A word from AltaMare

Altamare - a hidden “locals only” secret in Sobe - is a fusion between owner Claudio Giordano’s two passions: Italian cuisine and fishing. These aspects come together in a menu that showcases the best catches from local fishing boats intermingled with classic Italian dishes.

Our décor reflects South Beach style however, the food is anything but pretentious. The likes of wahoo crudo; fresh oysters; short rib lasagnette; and beautifully presented fresh fish are just a few items that keep locals coming back.

We are located on the Western end of Lincoln road mall, just off the beaten path. Stray from the overly-commercial glamorized retail stores and tourist trap eateries, with a short hop across Alton Road to discover this local favorite.
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AltaMare reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (32)fit for foodies (28)special occasion (21)great for outdoor dining (19)romantic (18)good for groups (11)hot spot (9)notable wine list (6)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great service
    Speedy03
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The good was excellent and the service was even better. Everything on the menu looked great. I had the boneless short ribs and it was melt in my mouth good. My friends ordered the steak frites and the fish of the day wish was tiger fish and we all loved our dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Our third time to Altamare and we'll keep coming back. Food is excellent, nice portions and well presented. Service is impeccable one never have to ask for water. Service in Miami Beach is not that great so if you like good service and fine dining go to Altamare
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints, consistently good, a delight
    Maggie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The freshest local fish in great combinations. Very elegant presentation. The black grouper in white wine truffle sauce, divine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FABULOSO
    ILEANAVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    ALTAMARE, ahora remodelado, sigue siendo un restaurant que siempre provoca volver. La comida es exquisita, el ambiente maravilloso y la atención perfecta. Tiene un nuevo Menu, que me encanto y como siempre, el postre: TIRAMISU... lo máximo. THE BEST IN SOUTH BEACH
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Save room for dessert!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Squid ink featuring with Calamari in a puttanesca sauce a big hit. Go to the end of Lincoln Road for a not to be missed dining experience. NYC style cheesecake with a mango sauce brought it all together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downhill fast
    DW42reviews
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were there last year. This past Saturday we went again. My wifes "cobia" was two dried out slabs of I do not know what. My snapper, overcooked and drowned in a tasteless tomato sauce. Servers rushed about, untrained, clearing plates before we finished. Sorry to see.
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  • Excellent Food & Excellent Service
    akadick
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had an excellent time, food was great and service too. Selections were varied and delicious. Seemed like a fun neighborhood gem...though could be a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor customer service
    MikeTN
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Upon being seated we were told that oysters were half price from 5-7. Not being huge oyster fans we decided to pass and instead get the calamari. Upon ordering we were told that they didn't have the calamari, so we proceeded to look for another option. We decided to give the half price oysters a shot, and when the waiter returned we placed our order. Upon receiving our bill we noticed that the oysters were at full price and we mentioned this to the waiter. His response was that the order went in at a few minutes past 7:00 so they were full price.Considering that they didn't have what we wanted, and we had to wait on the waiter to replace the order, I think this is poor customer service at best.
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  • spfishing
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Outstanding food. The fish was great. Wine was also good. Appetizers also outstanding(tuna, octopus)..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Confusing Service
    KellyK
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went to enjoy Miami Spice and the food & wine list did not disappoint. The ambiance is quite pleasant & serene. The only issue we had was the service. We started with Daniel, who was friendly & accommodating to us chatting before we ordered. Another gentleman came up, never sharing his name, to repeat the specials & menu that Daniel had shared a moment ago. During dinner, the 2nd man kept returning to our table, still never explaining who he was. For dessert, Daniel offered us a complimentary upgrade, but the 2nd man came over & said we had the wrong menu & removed them. We felt incredibly awkward & after schooling us on the how Miami Spice works, he finally honored the upgrade. I will return in hopes to have Daniel, & only Daniel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Excellent menu
    ovdbrand
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We dined at Altamare on Friday, September 26th and chose the menu which was excellent and everything was very well presented on the plate. This is very fine cuisine and we will recommend this restaurant to others. Olivia and friends, Luxembourg (Europe)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed Miami Spice
    GracieD
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I usually try restaurants I haven't been and order from their Miami Spice menu, the dinner one was great and the food choices were good. Also the portions were just right. My friend and I had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • courtboyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent Miami Spice Menu! The selection and service were the best.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful but be attentive
    NgminYel
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great find thanks to our hotel concierge's recommendation. Really enjoyed their Miami Spice menu, the grilled octopus and half price oysters before 7pm! BEWARE if you ask for just water they will try and sneak in an $8 bottle on you. I am sure this is management pushing this and not the waiters. Disappointing they didn't ask first.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    NOFATFOODIE
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Alta Mare was our BEST Miami Spice dinner yet! Even better than the Forge!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • altamare
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    very nice.very good food.very nice menu for fish lovers. great miami spice menu.. enjoyed it very much. would love to go back to eat outside.nice space for outside dining. very friendly service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood favorite
    EDDY
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Alta Mare is a gem...so lucky to have a restaurant of this calibur within walking distance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food with amazing service
    Stephram
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Altamare was most definetly a great choice on our Saturday might. The food was spectacular and the service never missed a beat. I would although pricey, I would recommend this place to just about anyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    gbfs
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I went for the miami spice menu. Even though they were out of most of the fish, the food was great. If you are in a seafood place and most of the seafood is out, that means that it is fresh and that it is good! Try the Mahi Mahi.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    Honestly1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This place is nothing special despite some glowing reviews. I can't recommend it. If you want a quaint dinner off of the main Collins/Lincoln Road strips and you're not so concerned about a stunningly nice decor, then try Otentic. I'd also recommend Ice Box for brunch and Oolite for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zabra
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I was already in your restaurant, but this time the food was very poor for the price i paid
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  • neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Fantastic restaurant. ..great food, great service and great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    Sarah
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service was great and the food was amazing! It was new and fresh cuisine that I could eat everyday! Very creative and amazingly cooked. I had the pan seared Wahoo, by far one of the best fish dishes I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed
    Jimmie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The restaurant is small and the tables are close together. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    Edgardo
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    good food, the service was efficient and kind. If you ware looking for seafood and fish, it is a good place to go
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super Miami Spice Meal!
    Love2TravelVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We ate at Altamare last week-end and decided to try the Miami Spice Menu. The appetizers were both beyond delicious--I chose the smoked salmon with cucumber & arugula in a what seemed like a soy-based dressing. For his entree, my husband chose steak frites which was expertly prepared and I chose the Snapper Livornese which was plentiful and satisfying. We couldn't decide which entree was better. We both chose mango cheesecake and it was very good but a minor, unfortunate flaw, was the crust seemed to be made out of nuts that had an off taste which spoiled the delicious mango-cheese filling a bit. However, service was excellent--attentive without being obnoxious. Overall an excellent meal. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful experience
    Rsb22
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A little pricy but the service and food was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Altamare for seafood is great
    ghernandezlfw
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went to Altamare because many of our friends who live in MB like it. Their menu is a bit limited however there seafood was outstanding. Very fresh and flavorful. Service was mediocre and place was very small and loud. If you want quiet do not go there If you want fresh delicious seafood and amazing desserts go visit Alta Mare!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unpleasant experience
    miamispicedining
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service was extremely slow, the kitchen ran out of the yellowtail appetizer, the fish main course and almost all of the desserts (the waiter ended up serving us soupy ice cream), the black lighting in the back room made the food look unappealing. Otherwise, the available food was excellent and the crowd was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    Luvmiaspice
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I love Miami Spice Menu. The food was fantastic. Great Service. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful dining
    SoFLFoodlover
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The seafood was deliciously prepared, and the dining room is beautiful. The Miami Spice menu was very much a good example of their best dishes (not like other restaurants that sometimes ust offer their "cheapest" dishes for this prix fix promotion.) They offer a $6 up-charge for being able select from the entire menu which is a great idea. The one area where the restaurant's handling of this promotion seemed lacking was them obligating everyone at the table to select the Miami Spice (regular or the upcharged version.) I don't know what the rationale behind that is, as perhaps one of us would eat more (or maybe less) but we'd all be happy. This all-or nothing at all approach felt a little intrusive. Nonetheless the meal was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood place on Lincoln Rd.
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent options for the Miami Spice menu, including a $6 upgrade that allows you to select anything on the menu. The Altamare seafood soup with clams and rock shrimp was excellent, as was the grilled seafood platter. Arrive before 7PM and grab a glass of wine at happy hour prices at the bar before sitting down. Service was attentive and accomodating. Becomes a bit noisy when full, but tolerable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    polo66VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great seafood, great services, excellent location, nice décor, fresh, balanced lighting, great choice, should have try it much earlier !!!! A MUST repeat and very soon...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food , great service ... Reasonable prices for south beach.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 441 reviews are from the AltaMare reviews archive.
  • Very good choice...
    Foodie2nightVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I am in Miami often. Many restaurants are over rated. Fortunately, this is not. The food is prepared very well. Fresh fish and oysters. We will be back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service.
    condedeolivares
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very lovely experience. The quality of the food was great and the service was outstanding. The only thing that I'd improve is that I ordered the truffle sea bass and the portion was super small for a $38 plate. I left the restaurant a little bit hungry.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fish Appetizers
    sobepsychVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Excellent appetizers and salads. Main dishes variable. New interior.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I regret not going more often to AltaMare...the food is great, the service is great, the ambiance is great...i only wish that they kept the open kitchen after the renovations but otherwise, top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Variety of seafood
    FrequentTravelertoDFWVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I must admit, we are partial to Altamare, as we enjoy seafood and it is so convenient (on Lincoln Road) in South Beach. But, more than anything else, they bring an endless supply of interesting varieties of fresh fish prepared in innovative ways.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My wife & I have eaten at Altamare several times over the past year and always enjoyed excellent food in more-than-pleasant surroundings. A recent remodeling has made the restaurant look and feel like a chain seafood joint--mistake! Also, our dinner was WAY below par, with dry, tasteless salmon and burned asparagus.
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