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AltaMare Details

  • 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: Seafood, Contemporary Italian
  • 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 (305) 532-3061

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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I was already in your restaurant, but this time the food was very poor for the price i paid"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Fantastic restaurant. ..great food, great service and great wine list."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The restaurant is small and the tables are close together. Food was very good."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "good food, the service was efficient and kind. If you ware looking for seafood and fish, it is a good place to go"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "A little pricy but the service and food was great."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I love Miami Spice Menu. The food was fantastic. Great Service. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great food , great service ... Reasonable prices for south beach."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Excellent appetizers and salads. Main dishes variable. New interior."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Fun, friendly,foodie, and comfortable....I always leave happy and hoping to return soon."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "It's always am enjoyable experience. Wine, food and service are exceptional. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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. "
    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. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great food,gr great cusine as well as at my home in Italy!!! Highly reccomend!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014