Caliza Restaurant

4.6
339 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had the best dining experience beginning to end! Thank you to hostesses Liz and Bailey for letting us move to a different table by the pool so we could fully experience the majestic atmosphere! And our server/bartender Douglas was just the best! So attentive, fun, and personable and even started the night out with taking our picture in various spots around the restaurant! Food & drinks were outstanding and we will most certainly be back when we return to 30A! Thanks for a wonderful date night!

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StaceyG
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service - the best we experienced in this area. We'd absolutely recommend and look forward to enjoying again the next time we are on 30A!

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vipNY2ATL
Atlanta
61 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat. We are sad that it is closing in November.

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Cashjames
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was mostly highs but a couple one low. The service was incredible and will come back again. Loved our server and the whole vibe. Felt Covid safe. The only low was pasta dish that I thought was going to be pesto burrata and breadcrumbs and came out tasting like milk and mint. So much mint. But the server noticed that I didn’t really eat it and brought us a complementary dessert. I don’t fault them. Just wasn’t my favorite dish. Everything else, the dip trip + tuna tartare were amazing and we will definitely dine here again.

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vipBeetleH
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We were adult couple and wished we would have been sat in the more adult orange room instead of by a family with 3 kids by the pool.

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Tiffany
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food were amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Caliza. It was a beautiful evening. It was very calming and relaxing experience. The food was excellent and the service was great too. Casual fine dining at its best!!!

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BillL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. The food was really wonderful, our waiter was very personable, and the ambience was beautiful.

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JenniferE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly staff!

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vipDavid
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
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 on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKimberlyR
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
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 on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipdiners
Charlotte
65 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Meal was rushed - food was average. I had the short rib - it was extremely dry. The lobster lettuce wrap - the taste of the mayo(?) based sauce overpowered the lobster. Wine was nice and the cheesecake tasty. While there were very few tables there was a private event - with guest speaker was extremely loud and distracting. Pool is always beautiful in the evening.

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JohnC
Atlanta
3 reviews
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
334 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
5 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
72 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. We loved it!

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vipmsfoodie
Louisville
27 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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vipApril
Richmond
46 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
10 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
5 reviews
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
46 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
21 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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vipKarenL
Nashville
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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None
Las Vegas
2 reviews
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
3 reviews
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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vipVYA53
Atlanta
13 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
41 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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