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Caliza Restaurant

4.7
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328 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Located in Alys Beach, Florida, Caliza Restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine in a relaxed, al fresco setting overlooking the town’s zero-entry pool, complemented by candles, soft lighting and Bermudan architecture. Retreat here after a day at the beach for quality food and drink paired with polished, friendly service. The menu centers on artisan, seasonal ingredients sourced from regional purveyors, showcasing the restaurant’s Gulf Coast locale. Expect an equal mix of healthy and indulgent sharable plates presented simply with bright, bold flavors that let the ingredients shine. The open-air bar is the perfect spot for happy hour, offering artisanal cocktails designed for poolside sipping and a thoughtfully curated list of craft beers and wines by-the-glass.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 328 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.9
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDavid
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we are locals and have been to Caliza before. I enjoyed my other visits but I have never felt like it was anything more than ok food and a beautiful setting..... until now. everything was perfect.. crab cake wrap, salad, and scallops were perfect. This was a phenomenal experience. WOW

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Emgb
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time and amazing food. Our server was outstanding. Even the hostess was awesome.

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vipKimberlyR
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best on 30A!
Adam and his entire team provided outstanding service, in an elegant beach atmosphere, with the most deliciously exquisite food south of Atlanta.

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vipMichelleC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting and wait staff was very knowledgable and excited to service us. The food was delicious!!

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JohnC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful! We felt like we were in a different country. The food and service was outstanding.

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TPAK
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the greatest atmosphere. From walking up to it, to the Covid precautions they have, to the food. You won’t be disappointed. The nicest staff at the beach is working there. The food no matter what you pick is incredible. Great portions, and the flavor I will dream about until we come back next year. So glad we had this restaurant recommended to us!

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viprtpiv
Atlanta
327 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strictly outdoor dining around a beautiful swimming pool. Food and service cannot be beat along 30A or most any other place.

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vip2Foodies
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Unfortunately our experience was a disappointment.. I was so excited about this date. We made the reservation a month in advance since it stays so booked. The ambiance was beautiful.. our server, Khonger was wonderful. The Grilled Octopus and the Frisée salad were delicious. I had the Bee Sting martini and loved it. John and I both decided to get the Grilled Beef Tenderloin.. mine Medium and his Medium Rare as Always. Our server went over what that means and we all agreed. When they came out we both cut into each of our steaks to make sure it's done properly, as is customary in fine dining establishments. Mine was grayish brown, his was light pink. We shined our phone lights on them to get a better look and our server quickly picked them up as he too saw that they were both over done. He was very polite about it. Not a big deal.. it happens. We carried on with our conversation enjoying our drinks and the atmosphere. A little while later a young man came up to our table and introduced himself as the general manager, Gray was his name. He said, "I don't mean to be confrontational here, but this steak IS cooked properly.. maybe you just can't see." I wasn't sure which of us he was even addressing. So I asked him. He didn't know whose steak it was. We politely told him that the steaks that we were served were both over done. We were both stunned that he been so rude and arrogant. I am surprised that such a fine establishment has a manager that has no couth. He acted as though we bruised his ego by simply wanting our food prepared properly. I shared with Gray that he really might want to try a different approach in the future. I really wanted to Love this place and have an amazing evening. When I choose to spend $300 on dinner, I expect better manners than this, so disrespectful.

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vipjons
Tallahassee
59 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. We loved it!

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vipmsfoodie
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Creative menu, wonderful ingredients, and always a little twist that makes each dish superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

While the overall ambiance of the restaurant in Alys Beach is simply stunning, and the service was good, the food felt overpriced compared to other exceptional restaurants in the area. Nothing we ordered (from appetizers through dessert) was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic meal. Loved every bit of it.

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AprilT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants!!! So sad to hear it is closing for good at the end of the year.

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vipTiffanyM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is all outdoor and absolutely gorgeous! The food, service and atmosphere made our meal a memorable one!

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vipTwoshoes
Charleston
43 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food and service was exceptional!

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chrisa
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dining experience in a beautiful setting- wine list very reasonable. We started with an octopus appetizer and delicately flavored hummus as appetizers. The skin snapper and scallops are excellent choices for entrees. The chocolate mousse had an interesting touch of sea salt. Caliza’s bread pudding wasn’t the best ever but certainly had a fabulous whiskey sauce! Service impeccable and all staff considerately wore masks during the pandemic. Make this your special 30-A go to place!

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vipTheNewMikeW
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was part of our anniversary celebration and the food was exquisite! The service was fantastic. The setting was unmatched. Heading to 30A? This elegant restaurant is a must!

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KarenL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. And amazing food. It’s a wonderful place to go for a romantic fun evening.

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Demetra
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for our anniversary dinner! Felt very private and chic and food was excellent. Highly recommend for date night.

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FranceskaS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caliza was absolutely amazing! Best restaurant we dined at during our Seaside stay. The food was impeccable. Best pork chop I’ve ever had and the scallops and snapper were delicious. Service was also great. Our waitress was very informative and knowledgeable of the items on the menu. She did advise that the chef changes the menu often, so will love to go back again in the future. It’s also a in a beautiful location in Alys Beach, can’t go wrong!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful location at Caliza Pool. The food and service was great, but it was So very hot. I would recommend spring or fall when the weather is cooler The worst part was the crazy loud noise of the frogs, you could hardly talk above the noise.

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Peachyeffie
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caliza is one on the most unique gems of a restaurant you will ever eat at. The whole experience is like no other. Beautiful atmosphere, exceptional dishes/drinks and the staff is so respectful and consistent. Thanks Caliza!!

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vipRandyH
Tallahassee
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

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RobinH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Young man up front handled a situation very aggressively and poorly! Will not go back

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StanJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful setting and ambiance. Our meal was terrific!

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drdray2007
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Beautiful setting. Food was very good, although pricey. Wine list was good and surprisingly affordable. Caliza is a great restaurant for a romantic dinner!

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VYA53
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a treat! One of a kind experience while on vacation. Service was amazing as was the food. Beautiful setting right out of a magazine.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sensational seafood in a beautiful setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there right after I proposed, it was an excellent night out. Drinks weren’t too expensive when you consider the ambiance and location of the restaurant. Beautiful grounds, it feels like you stepped into another world

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vipBTMemphis
Memphis/West TN
37 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The setting for Caliza is nearly unrivaled in the States. An exceptionally well thought out Monaco style pool with the outdoor restaurant of Caliza. Food is thoughtfully prepared and service is fantastic. We always enjoy dining here

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found Caliza when looking for outdoor dining options that took reservations on 30-A, and so glad we did. The ambiance is lovely and the food was outstanding, will definitely be back.

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URG8RB8
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience at Caliza. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. I look forward to visiting again soon.

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AlisonF
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening with excellent food, service, & ambiance. Had the seared tuna & hubby had the scallops & risotto- both were out of this world. We can’t wait to go back!

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CullenM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

While the menu sounds great, the food is only okay, especially considering the cost. The atmosphere at some tables is great, but if you’re stuck in one of the booths that’s carved into a side wall, with no air circulation - as we were - it’s decidedly less enjoyable. And if you asked to be moved to another table, they’ll tell you no even though the restaurant is half empty and none of the other tables were filled. Our sever was very nice and attentive, but overall, I would not go back and would not recommend to others.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipRichardC
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Setting at Caliza is very nice around the pool at Alys Beach. Tables were well spaced and all staff was masked. Bugs became a serious problem at dusk. Food was superb. Service was attentive and professional. Prices were high- even for thirty a so not a value meal but great for a special night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Warning. If you will be dining at sunset. Make sure you are underneath where the fans are. Biting flies came out and ruined our meal. We were seated by the pool and when we asked for fan we were told that they only had one that they brought out for someone else. He said this happened each evening. If you are paying $500 for a meal, you would think they would have made some accommodations for these critters.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambience! Will be going back!

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CaryC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday at Caliza, and wow! We have not stopped raving about this gem. Everything was exquisite. You cannot beat the atmosphere or aesthetics, we had the best service he was such a pleasure to be with throughout the night, and the food was a work of art! This will be our new go to when we are in town! Thank you for such a wonderful time!

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KaitlinJ
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best atmosphere and food out there in Alys beach! Can’t wait to be back

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Caliza Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 328 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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