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About Oltremare - Amara Cay Resort

Oltremare Ristorante is setting the standard for Italian cuisine in the Florida Keys. The menu features house made pastas, locally-inspired main plates, and delectable starters, sides and sweets. With upscale, but laid back service that perfectly complements the sublime menu offerings, Oltremare offers a dining experience unlike any other. Explore our highly curated wine list and find a new favorite, or start or finish your meal with a craft cocktail prepared by our expert bartenders, or hand rolled cigars from Key West. Each night is special at Oltremare and our team can't wait to amaze you. Reservations strongly suggested.

80001 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 10:30 am; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30a-3:00p.

Cross Street:
Overseas Highway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 664-0073

Website:
http://www.oltremareristorante.com/

Catering:
For information about private dining, catering and banquets, or special events, please contact the Amara Cay Resort Sales Department at 305-664-0073 or sales@amaracayresort.com.

Executive Chef:
Rafael Rodriguez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For information about private dining, catering and banquets, or special events, please contact the Amara Cay Resort Sales Department at 305-664-0073 or sales@amaracayresort.com.

Oltremare - Amara Cay Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (30)
Special Occasion (19)
Scenic View (18)
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Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Romantic (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good for a Date (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2017

I had the best food at the restaurant than I had in a whole week in Islamorado BUT our waiter was rude (tall blonde man with a pony tail) and they sat us in an area that was the lobby of the hotel not a table in the restaurant section. I would go back for the food if I could be sure not to get the same waiter and that I had a reservation in the dining area. Fab food. Amazing meatball
appetiser and terrific pasta dishes.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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service1
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The food was a complete and total disappointment. I do not recommend this restaurant at all.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Wow what a fabulous restaurant to find on The Keys (Islamorada). The setting, decor, ambience, service and food was great. For New Year's Eve they offered both a la carte and three choices of 'set menu'. I chose the Extravaganza which for $58 including a glass of Prosecco, was fantastic value. If you're looking for a smart/casual restaurant where you can dress up and not feel out of place then this is a perfect find. Loved it.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The menu was misleading. Ordered the pasta with Parmesan tomato broth and when our dish came out there was no tomato. When asking the server they said "there was tomato when it cooks it turns white." Would never go back again

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2016

You're basically eating in a glorified lobby. Service was slow and inattentive. No music. They forgot the kids' food and it wasn't served until the adults were served. Food was pretty unremarkable and overpriced. We never mind paying for good food (we are from NYC). But we had a better meal for a third of the price at a local fish shack last night. We ventured up from Marathon because of great reviews but it was not at all worth it. We will not be returning and do not recommend eating here.

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 (Berlin)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Totaler Reinfall. Sollte ein festliches, weihnachtliches Abendessen mit meinem Mann werden. Doch die Atmosphäre im "Restaurant" war unzumutbar. Ein Kinderspielplatz, ungewöhnlich laut, schreckliche Beleuchtung etc. etc.! Im Prinzip ist es der Essbereich der Resortgäste. Familien mit vielen kleinen Kindern. Aber auch der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich....ich bin durch die Webseite hereingefallen. Doch ich denke, man kann diesen Ort nicht ein Restaurant nennen.
Service VÖLLIG Überfordert. Auch nicht wirklich freundlich und sehr langsam und vergesslich.
Der Caprese Salad war sehr gut. Der Hauptgang nicht erwähnenswert. Einige Vorspeisen schon um 19:00 Uhr nicht mehr verfügbar. Speisekarte dürftig.
Ersparen Sie sich diese Erfahrung. Wirklich!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2016

The food was spectacular. The restaurant is basically located in the lobby of the Amara Cay Hotel, so it is not unlikely that people walking to and from the pool (which is a beautiful pool!) will walk by your table. The service was lacking, which I think is a lack of management at the restaurant. For example, the woman who seated us failed to leave the wine and cocktail menus, the server never took away the preset wine glasses, the entrees arrived just a few minutes after our salads, bread was delivered 10 minutes after the entrees arrived, and the server was slow in clearing the table. All of this with only three tables occupied.

The food was very good, I'm sure in time the service will catch up to make this a great dining experience.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Tasty meal and good service but the place was dead. We were one of only 2 tables. Made it kind of boring. Maybe the word will get out.

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 (Key West)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Was somewhat disappointed. Prices were a bit much for amount and quality of food. When booking, was made to feel like this was a difficult place to get a reservation and few tables remained. We were only 2 in there and no one came in during our meal. 100 dollars no beverages, alcohol, appetizers or desserts. No soup or salad included. No veggie with one meal.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Great fresh seafood in Islamorado in an upscale atmosphere.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Simple but high quality menu options at a fair price.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2016

GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE , THEY ALL MADE OUR SPECIAL OCCASIONS EXCELLENT

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 21, 2016

The place is nice and the food is delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Although the service was great, both from the bartender, waitress and assistant, the food was OK. We live local and have had breakfast there. We wanted to be seated by the window but were told there were reservations so we were seated in the lobby where you feel you are on display. The reservations never showed and we were there for almost 2 hrs 20 minutes with a 7:00 res.
Two of us ordered the fettucini which was like ramen noodle soup with pork belly strips. Homemade noodles were great but we were expecting something creamier like a true fettucini. Two of us ordered the catch of the day which was good and one the ribeye which came pre sliced. We will try it again and order other items because we are always looking for good restaurants, hopefully next time will be better.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Love the food, atmosphere and wine. I felt comfortable and relaxed with our family. Tried a new dish also😊

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 20, 2016

The homemade pasta is amazing! Another fabulous dining experience.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 19, 2016

Service and food were exceptional! Grilled octopus appetizer is a must and the braised short rib dinner as well.

Kelsey & Iseida were AMAZING! Thank you so much for a wonderful evening.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 16, 2016

We recently dined at Oltremare. The food and service was outstanding. I do agree, though, with other reviewers that the atmosphere of the dining area could use some tweaking. It has a 'resort' feel to it, in that the dining area is essentially in the lobby area, and as there are no shades/drapes, there is a full view of the pool area. While this is fine for a daytime meal, in the evening time, some shades/dividers in the lobby could elevate the ambiance & the atmosphere to match the stellar food and service!

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 (Key West)·Dined on July 15, 2016

The short rib was the best I've ever tasted The ambiance was excellent and service exceptional

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 3, 2016

We have been to Oltremare on several occasions and have always enjoyed wonderful meals. The service is friendly and attentive. We will continue to frequent the restaurant and introduce friends to the place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 3, 2016

We come most Sundays for brunch, it's our local spot. Probably the nicest smaller resort with a beautifully updated interior and upgraded rooms. Not to be remotely confused with the previous chain that owned it before. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to take a break in Islamorada, or experince a smaller, but very well chosen Italian dinner menu. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Horrible experience. Went for Father's day brunch and was greatly disappointed. Limited menu availability, limited selection, the fish was not fresh. Went based on dinner reviews, might be better for dinner but definitely' not a place to go for Brunch.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 14, 2016

Food was excellent! So was service! Table with a nice view!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 19, 2016

Great wine list by the glass or bottle there is something for everyone on their wine menu
As you sit down your greeted with friendly smile and warm bread for the table
we shared a classic carbonara with fresh made pasta then had the whole rack of lamb cooked perfectly that came with mushrooms and a pea pruree

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Dining in the hotel lobby is a little unusual, and having large, bare-chested men walk by while your eating is a little disconcerting. But the food was outstanding, the service excellent, the martinis cold and the wine list quite rewarding. Would love to see them use planters or sculptures to reroute lobby traffic on their way to the pool and divert them from the dining area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 11, 2016

Food outstanding, service fabulous and very nice ambiance

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 27, 2016

This restaurant sits right in the lobby of the hotel yet the atmosphere is intimate and upscale. The food is quite good light Italian and the pasta is to die for. The desert was incredible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 16, 2016

Excellent food, most creative menu in the area and well executed. Only complaint is dining room with too bright light, open to hotel lobby and a few too many families with children who can be loud and intrusive. Bar area is better with softer lighting and quieter atmosphere.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2016

Surprising great food. Among the tops in the area, including Pierre's. Lighting too high. Needs work on ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 4, 2016

Food, atmosphere and service are fabulous! Easy to get in! I know this secret will get out soon. Its hard to believe this quality exists in the Keys!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2015

We celebrated New Years Eve and had a lovely meal. The service was great. We had a question on the oyster's topping (they were delish) and the waiter went to ask and the chef personally came out and spoke with us. The Bartenders were very friendly and helpful with recommending a wine. It is a great place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 23, 2015

Wonderful food, pasta made in-house and small serving sizes. Beautiful decor with well-spaced seating. The service is exceptional. The dishes are not typical U.S. Italian fare and all are served ala carte. The flavors are amazing and are a pleasant surprise. Excellent wine list too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 26, 2015

We had a mid afternoon Thanksgiving Day meal at Oltremare. It was an excellent meal with excellent service. Our meal was a delicious and creative take on Thanksgiving favorites. Our group of 4 would highly recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2015

Hotel lobby/bar is clearly visible from the restaurant and is loud. Scallop app was delicious. Wife had ravioli and she said mediocre, I tasted one and it was overcooked.

Main course took forever to come. I had the pork chop which was so overcooked it was inedible. They comped that entree.

Maybe it was bad because it was the night before thanksgiving. I would not go back. Chef Michael or Ziggy would be better choices I think.

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 (Key West)·Dined on November 19, 2015

Loved everything about this place other than bright lighting and hotel lobby too close I prefer more romantic atmosphere

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 5, 2015

Now that we have dined at this wonderful restaurant four times, we know we will never be disappointed! Innovative selections, fine service and knowledgeable staff make it a delightful experience! The fine Italian preparation of varied foods is a pleasure to enjoy along with the correct beverage.
How wonderful to live nearby and be able to go frequently!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 2, 2015

We went to Ottremare for our anniversary. The food was over priced and the service was lacking. The lighting was harsh. The dining area is very open, loud, and unromantic. Bottom line it is a was an very poor value.

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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on November 2, 2015

Sophisticated setting for delicious food. Well-curated wine list.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 8, 2015

Great food, attractive setting, excellent service. We were impressed with everything from cocktails to dessert. It was comparable to many of the restaurants on my New Orleans rotation, if that tells you anything.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2015

Surprising gem tucked away in a newly remodeled resort. Beautiful ambience, attentive service, interesting wine selection. The grilled octopus melts in your mouth. The braised short rib with polenta was tender and flavorful. The fried key lime pie stole the show. Went there for my birthday dinner, not expecting much and left very pleased. We will definitely return.

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