AltaMare
AltaMare

AltaMare

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.altamarerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3055323061x
  • 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
44 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)special occasion (17)fit for foodies (16)romantic (10)great for outdoor dining (9)notable wine list (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)good for groups (4)hot spot (3)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    polo66
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food , great service ... Reasonable prices for south beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fish Appetizers
    sobepsychVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Excellent appetizers and salads. Main dishes variable. New interior.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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  • Recommended, but why?
    D1A3VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We were optimistic based on recomendations from hotel and service from bar, but it was not what we expected from there... Food was average and dessert was not "fresh." I would definitely recommend taking your chances down on Lincoln if you're alreAdy in the area.
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  • World Cup dining
    FoodUeat
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great wait staff - area for improvement hostess - given a table then asked to move as it was reserved for other patron who did not arrive until we were leaving. Food was excellent and head waiter very attentive recommendations spot on. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite
    nativeVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Fun, friendly,foodie, and comfortable....I always leave happy and hoping to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We returned to AltaMare after being away for a couple months but were warmly greeted as regulars and we given two tables pushed together for a two top so we could sit side by side on the bench and watch the room. The food was wonderful again from the appetizer ceviche grouper to the chocolate filled chocolate cake. Our server was outstanding allowing us to pace our course deliveries to our liking.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truely excellent seafood
    FrequentTravelertoDFWVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We keep coming back to AltaMare for the quality of their seafood. The seafood terracotta is wonderful and we enjoy the constant variety of their ever-changing menu reflecting what is fresh each day.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jackVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    A slow Friday night so service was very good as well as food preparation. The trend is for smaller portions at higher prices at Alta Mare, except the "fish of the day" is he bargain!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite so beach restaurant.
    VillageGoerVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    It's always am enjoyable experience. Wine, food and service are exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome quiet place with seafood!
    RedPJ
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    My friend and I had an awesome dinner here last Thursday. It was my first visit despite living here for 12 years. We had the mussel starter and we devoured it! And we both had different pasta dishes for our main course. We loved it! Only downside was that the table for two is very small. Once you have the wine glass, starters, bread and main course, it's full and it's very close to the next table. A large family group was seated next to us and we had to tone down our conversation. On the night we dined, there were fruit flies or flies buzzing around our table. Was very annoying. Overall, I highly recommend it for the food. :-D
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 427 reviews are from the AltaMare reviews archive.
  • Altamare
    Tuty
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great food! The octopus appetizer was delicious, as everything else we ordered. A bit overpriced, and very hot inside the restaurant. The dining room was full, great atmosphere, but need to repair AC!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gr8 sidewalk dining in South Beach
    winemaker
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Here, the outside, sidewalk dining is terrific, because it's located away from the most congested sections of Lincoln plaza. There are plenty of beautiful and interesting people to watch, while you enjoy the flavorful seafood and mediterranean delicacies.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant in miami beach
    VillageGoerVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Locals know what a treasure Alta Mare is. The owner and staff are always welcoming and attentive. The food is consistently very good. I always sit at the bar and it is very easy to have a conversation, as the noise level is moderate. Kobe and wahoo fish are excellent.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • as well as at home
    stefanovalca
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great food,gr great cusine as well as at my home in Italy!!! Highly reccomend!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good meal
    Tesa
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    this is one of my favorite restaurant, however the selection I had just wasn't one of my favorites, it was good. It was just fish, yellow fin I believe that was in a light butter sauce, it was good and healthy. I guess I was in the mood for a more sinful dish.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inattentive service
    tuttiatavola
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We were constantly flagging down inattentive waiters. Brought out wrong main for me even though an alternative "set up" was offered by the server using the same fish, which I chose. I didn't appreciate seeing him gesturing towards me while scolding the cook, nor did I like it when he threw the cook under the bus while he apologized to me. Wrong dessert brought out. Had to flag down servers THREE separate times, one to order dessert, another to take back wrong dessert and then to get the bill. Everyone was too busy running around and manic to give us proper service even though the three of us ordered three courses plus multiple drinks. Food was excellent but not good service for the price.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seafood prepared and served well
    FrequentTravelertoDFWVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We find ourselves back at AltaMare on a regular basis. More often than not, one of us gets the seafood terracotta. But, I really enjoy the wahoo -- not easy to find, but a wonderful alternative to Tuna, similar texture but white with a lighter taste.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This is a great find on Lincoln Road. The food is great and if you eat indoors it is a quiet oasis amid the craziness on Lincoln Road. Plus the menu is varied and the meat is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Shocked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Shocked they were known for seafood. The mussels, oysters and clams didn't taste fresh. I had the terra cotta seafood pot and the broth was absolutely flavorless. Would never go there for food again. The service was very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic