We have been going to Altamare since it opened on Miami Beach. We always have an amazing meal and it is a wonderful ambience. The owner obviously takes great pride and joy in his restaurant. He is always there and always trying to make our dinner the most pleasurable experience.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food, what a find!
We stumbled on AltaMare through some reviews online, and decided to take a chance on a restaurant nobody had recommended to us directly. The food was fantastic, the service was amazingly attentive without being stifling, and the whole experience was wonderful. We sat inside, only because it seemed a bit noisy on the street with cars buzzing by, but most of the people dining that night seemed to be outside and enjoying it. We will definitely come here again when we are back in town.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was recommended to us by the lady in the Information Centre. The food was amazing, the service was brilliant, the waiter was very informative and made suggestions of what he favoured on the menu.
I would definitely go back when I am necxt in Miami.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always very good
They really know how to cook their fish. The deconstructed Tiramisu is great- you can order it with decaf coffeee.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great cocktails & seafood! I love that there were 4 different local fish on the menu! Best food of our week in Miami Beach!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
had the specialty soup which was really good. the seafood risotto was amazing
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, good service
We had a group of 8 and they were very accommodating for all of us.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious. Still thinking
Delicious. Still thinking about the Lobster Pasta Special.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
No nauseating displays of food under plastic. No barkers handing out slicks as they attempt to herd you in to their mess hall. Skip the tourist trap spots with fish you can smell from a block away. This is the place to dine like a local on impeccable seafood in South Beach.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent as well
Food was excellent as well asthe service. Our Waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable.
We sat by the Kitchen and saw how very well organized it was.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last year, around this same time, a local merchant recommended that we try out Alta Mare for outstanding food. For a whole year after out first dining experience at Alta Mare, we have discussed our excitement of returning again this summer. We were so pleased to have a repeat experience of excellent food that we will be dining at Alta Mara two more times before returning home.
In discussing food options with vendors across SOBE, we have been suggesting that they, as locals, should try Alta Mare if they have not already found this exquisite gem of a restaurant!!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK
WHAT CAN I SAY!!!! THIS RESTAURANT WAS FANTASTIC....THE SERVICE THE FOOD AND THE DECOR WERE THE VERY BEST.... WE HAD ONE OF THE SALADS AND IT WAS FRESH AND DELISH...WE ALSO ORDERED THE OCTOPUS APPETISER WHICH WAS UNUSUAL AND SO TASTY THAT I WANTED A SECOND ONE... THEN WE HAD THE SHRIMP AND LINGUINI MAIN DISH AND ALL OF US LOVED IT... AND FOR THE ENDING WE ORDERED THE MANGO CHEESECAKE WHICH WAS FINE!!!! SO YUMMY... I CANT WAIT TO GO BACK...
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Life's work
The culmination of Claudio Giordano's many years as master restaurateur serving up some of the finest italian seafood specialties. Your only dilemma will be choosing between the fantastic regular menu items or the many daily appetizer and entree specials. All the trendy, wanna be Miami restaurants should spend some time studying this model of restaurant perfection!
The deconstructed Tiramisu is not to be missed.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been here several times and each time we have enjoyed it to no end. The drinks are great along with the friendly and interesting servers.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A taste of s beach for friends
We have taken out of town guests to Altamare several times now.
The food is delicious & consistent, the waiter was able to help me find a wine in my price range that i actually liked, and we were welcomed with happy people with smiling faces (not like those that act as if they are doing you a favor to allow you in their restaurant!) We look forward to our next evening at Altamare!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is great and so is
The food is great and so is the service. I definitely recommend the place, especially to locals!
A noisy group was sat beside our table, and this affected our ability to speak with one other. We had to raise our voices to be heard by the people we were sitting directly beside. This took away from our overall experience.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was great, awesome service waiter was very knowledgable, and the food my goodness the flavors are just soo good, I can't wait to go back.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our favorite place for seafood. We love the terracotta seafood, but are often enjoy the unusual varieties of fish that they bring onto their menu. Always very fresh and pleasantly prepared. ONE word of caution -- their valet is slow. There is city and private parking to the North of the building. It is a much better option.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious seafood. Chilean Sea bass expertly prepared. Great service and pleasant ambiance. For dessert- Deconstructed Tiramisu is unique and wonderful.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's too bad that the quality
It's too bad that the quality food is so expensive here as it use to be more reasonably priced.
Needless to say empty tables ay 8 PM on a weekend is a reflection of this.
7/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best house salad and consistent,
Best house salad and consistent, fresh, interesting fish.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was excellent, food delicious, ambiance ideal for night out with friend. We enjoyed the evening!
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Besides having amazing seafood Altamare has a delightful menu....A very good one to try now that is Miami Spice...
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was one of the best meals
This was one of the best meals my husband
And I have ever eaten. The food is absolutely
Delicious. Everything from the appetizers to
The desserts are amazing.
This is a must go to restaurant. You wont be
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took a discernible chef who was impressed!
Altamare always out-does itself - even for lunch!
Consistently excellent food, service, atmosphere (and w/out outrageous prices!)
A WINNER EVERY TIME!
Thank you Altamare for being a GEM!
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had excellent meal here. The
Had excellent meal here. The staff was very friendly.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous seafood in South Beach
I eat at this place regularly and love the Italian inspired seafood. It is an outstanding restaurant in a city that has many restaurants. We love the scallops and grouper. Their homemade pasta is sensational. I have never had a mediocre meal at this place and highly recommend it to anyone who wants a great meal in South Beach. The service is outstanding with 2 servers assigned to your table. The best part is that the food is reasonably priced as well. Do yourself a favor and go!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere ,fine dining,food
Great atmosphere ,fine dining,food was oustanding and our waiter service very profeccional he's from Argentina real tall and great personallity.Mgr is in top of his team and thats the kind of service I was lloking to enjoy.Will recomend to my friends.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
ONE WORD: FABULOUS
Although we came for Miami Spice we opted for the menu for a small extra charge and the food was outstanding, so was the service by our waiter Christian.
A place to return to.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, our server (6 month pregnant) was super nice. I can't believe we never been there before! Our new favorite spot!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant atmosphere !
My friend and I went there to have lunch , we used Miami spice promotion for 23$ per person witch includes an appetizer , entree and desert . The menu for Miami spice it's different , less seafood :( . We both had fried calamari , shrimp and fish , was kind of dry . Desert was small but yummy , I had chocolate cherry cake with vanilla bean ice cream . Service was very good ! I loved the ambiance .
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find on Lincoln Road
Luisa, our waitress, made recommendations for the entire meal and she knew exactly what she was talking about. Great suggestions!! Grilled octopus was fantastic. Exceptional service!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Seafood we've found in SOBE
Living in the neighborhood, and preferring seafood, we have tried a wide variety of restaurants. This is the best we've found.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
When people ask me my favorite restaurant in Miami, I typically ask for what food? This is definitely one of our favorites for a nice enjoyable sea food meal. Service excellent. Tastes, all great. Easy valet parking and neighborhood walk after dinner. All a great night with friends and or family THANK YOU
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
AltaMare does it right.
Raul and the entire staff at AltaMare made our recent visit wonderful. The Miami Spice menu here is tops with tons of choices. So many other restaurants have chosen to scale down their portions if you order Miami Spice, but not AltaMare! They seem to be using this month to make sure anyone who dines here has an incredible experience so they will come back during the rest of the year. By making regular items from their menu (most of them) available, I know am addicted to their octopus confit and will be hanging out by their door like a puppy hoping for a scrap of this incredible dish. Seriously, I've always loved AltaMare, but I think they've taken it to an even higher level. Go!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I only have one issue. We
I only have one issue. We were having drinks at the bar and waiting for the rest of our party to arrive. When the rest of the group arrived the hostess brought them over to the bar and suggested that we move to a table a they enjoy their drinks their. The hostess said don't worry about the bar tab we will transfer it to the table bill. Ok, fine I walk with the other 3 people to the table, but the bartender grabbed the 4 guest and told him he had to settle the bill and that he would not transfer it. Very troubling to me, since I was taking the group out.
Other than that it was a great.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Seafood- great wine list. Always consistent , never a disappointment. One of the few restaurants in town where Miami Spice is offered & they promote it nicely and bring the menu to you with options where you can choose from the regular menu for only $6 extra or you can stay with the choices of the Miami Spice Menu. Most of the Miami restaurants let you know that they don't like the Miami Spice clientele , here they invite you to it and & you don't feel bad about ordering from the Miami Spice Menu.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food very well prepared and
Food very well prepared and presented. Pleasant place and service curtious and dililgent.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great seafood on South Beach
We've tried many of their seafood dishes, and have never been disappointed. This has become our favorite seafood restaurant on Sobe -- where I live.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Neighborhood Gem
This neighborhood restaurant has bee a local favorite for years. After moving (up the street a few doors) the local charm, service, and quality of food has not changed. A great menu and terrific service. My wife and I always bring out-of-town guests and they have never been dissapointed.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
What can we say - consistency
What can we say - consistency is the key to a lasting restaurant, and Claudio nails it, ensuring that his staff (many of whom have been with him for YEARS) cater to each and every guest. Bartender Tomas remembers our drinks from months ago! Food is always fresh, flavorful and spot on. This is what Miami Beach restaurants aspire to - take note!
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Seafood for Thought
Best kept secret in the area. Away from the hustle and bustle of the other side of Lincoln Road. Fabulously fresh seafood with innovative preparation. Great oysters. Prepared a traditional mignonette for us. Always responsive to requests and tastes. Highly recommended.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our favorite seafood restaurant in SOBE (where I live). We enjoy the variety of different fishes as they find fish that I've never heard of from time-to-time -- always prepared deliciously.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visiting the Miami area and wanted to spend an evening that didn't include tourism. This restaurant was the perfect venue. The entire staff was professional and the food was fabulous. We are from New England and love fish and sea food. While we were dining, my husband said he thought that he had just had the best fish dinner that he had ever had. Congratulations to Alta Mare!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very attentive and responsive service, delicious food offerings, good-sized portions. I highly recommend and will come back.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our meal and service was very
Our meal and service was very good. I just wish servers would not try and push additional items besides entrees like appetizers, salads, sides etc….
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceptional Seafood in MB
Right on Lincoln Road (just west of Alton), this is our favorite place for seafood in South Beach, and we often combine it with a visit to the Regal Cinema, which is an easy walk. One thing that I like, is that AltaMare often offers types of fish that we don't find at Whole Foods or Fresh Market in Miami Beach. My companion loves the seafood terracotta -- it is wonderful.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every time we visit South beach, we make a point to visit Altamaere
The seafood is excellent , great service . You can't go wrong.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
As SOBE residents.....
We consider AltaMare our local favorite for Seafood. They often have varieties of fish that we've never before tasted, but we come back to the terra-cotta seafood pot as our favorite seafood dish.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best seafood restaurants in South Florida serving fresh local fish. Where else can you order roasted grouper throats or grilled cobia collars as an appetizer,,,both of which are unusual and delicious. If in the Lincoln Road Sobe area; do not miss.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM