Acqua Alta ristorante
Food is amazing and the value is great. Some of the best Italian food I have ever had
The food was fresh and very good. A really wonderful menu full of selections not normally found in Italian restaurants around here. From the photos we thought it was a little more upscale but found it delightfully casual. We will be back as there were several menu items we want to try.
Amazing, freshly prepared food at a reasonable price. Can’t ask for more than that. This was my first visit and I can’t wait to go back again!!
Great food and service as always.
The food was excellent, as always! The staff was exceptional. My friend enjoyed his first dining experience and was pleased that it lived up to his expectations.
Acqua Alta continues to be one of our favorite Italian restaurants in the Clearwater and Safety Harbor area. It is an authentic Italian dining experience. The owners are from Venice Italy and they offer a varied menu and interesting wines from that region. It's like visiting Venice again in a small way. Do not expect it to be like a typical American or New York Italian type of cuisine. That's good too but this is the real deal. It's a very special place to go.
Authentic Italian Restaurant. Lovely place where you can taste real italian food. I can’t wait to come back soon.
We really enjoyed ourselves. The food and service was perfect. One note, I had soup which I didn't care for. They noticed I didn't eat it and insisted to take it off the check. I told them it wasn't the soup, it was
my taste, but they insisted. Very nice gesture.
Always a wonderful experience. Everything is always fresh and the pasta is made fresh daily.
Wow! This place is a gem! Authentic, delicious cuisine at a comfortable, casual price! ❤️
Love the service and the food
Our first visit. We enjoyed the food; everything was well prepared and the chef was very good about accommodating special requests. Service was excellent.
Food was delicious and service was good. The room needs some professional decorating and some music would help create a better ambience.
Great food and good selection. Will definitely be back!
Visited there for early dinner. Close to Ruth Eckerd Hall. Absolutely dlish dinner... filet of beef with potatoes and ravioli stuffed with salmon and shrimp. Both were excellent, the sauces divine. Our server was very attentive and gave good advice on menu. Will def return for another meal and will save room for the tiramisu!
Food was delicious! Reasonably priced. Traditional Venetian food. Had the sbriocciolata ricotta tarte for dessert - best dessert I’ve ever had!
Authentic Italian food, a selection of Italian wine. They made fresh Pasta and desserts.
Everything was perfect. The owners Paolo and Patrizia come from Venice, Italy.
Great food. Great local place for nothern italian food.
Small restaurant with big flavors.
We had 5 people in our party. Everyone loved the food and the service. There was a large group in there at the same time and we didn't feel neglected at all. The food is very tasty.
We enjoyed the restaurant. We found the food and service very good.
This is a neighborhood gem. Food is really homemade and authentic. Grilled octopus was amazing as was the fondente meringue desert. Front of the house is a bit shaky would benefit from some improved decor (paint walls ceiling etc) and professionally trained servers. But very nice and friendly- just a bit awkward. Wine selection was good as well, naturally heavy Italian representation but nicely priced. We will definitely go back- extensive menu and looking forward to trying it all!
A gem. One of my favorites. Authentic food. Lovely staff.
We enjoyed a lovely evening. Each of us enjoyed our meals.
Great service, quality food.quait place. Server was superb. He was Scottish, but very knowledgable.
This is a neighborhood gem. Tasty Italian dishes with a definite Venetian touch, reasonably priced, attractively presented and large in portion size. Service is fast, efficient and attentive. Try it, you'll like it!
Great place and lots of gluten free options. Service is solid.
Nice, quaint restaurant-great service and delicious food
The service was impeccable, the food was delicious and well prepared, and the place is lovely. I will bring friends there again.
Acqua Alta is our restaurant of choice for a very special dining experience. The food is always excellent - it is not a "spaghetti and meatballs" menu but rather offers choices reflect the owners Venetian Italian heritage. The specials are truly unique and variable - I've yet to see the same special twice. The staff is very polite and efficient and the overall ambiance is that of a fine bistro. The reason that I rated the ambiance a bit lower for this most recent experience is that there was a large party of a lot of children sitting right next to us and the noise level was much higher than we have experienced at Acqua Alta in the past. However, when the large party left, the noise level dropped back to the usual moderate level.
There are two compliments that I need to make - the first is that the restaurant's owner, who is also the chef, has that rare talent to cook a gluten free meal for my wife (who must eat gluten free) without compromising taste (I have tried her meals). She also has a number of choices for her meal because each meal is individuall orepared at time of ordeer. For those who must be gluten free, this is your chance to eat Italian without compromising your dietary requirements and still satisfy your taste buds.
Saving the best for last, I also highly compliment the dessert selection. The two meringue dishes are fantastict and they are gluten free! Do not miss the opportunity to try them if you can manage to save some room after the generously portioned meals.
Absolutely wonderful! Every time I eat here I am beyond impressed. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is small but energetic (depending on the night/time of day) and the staff is so kind. I have Celiac, gluten free, and they are more than accommodating every time. This last visit we had 4 dinning and each with different food allergies - they were able to make something delicious for everyone!
We brought guests to the restaurant for their first visit. They both enjoyed their meals very much and anticipate coming back again. Likewise, my wife and I enjoyed our meals as well.
As we have come to expect, the service was exemplary - courteous and efficient.
Food was outstanding. SO many choices and not the usual run-of-the-mill Italian, either.
Only disappointment was the side salad. Perhaps a little more flavourful dressing would do the trick?
But the entrees were delicious!
We were very disappointed, the bruschetta was excellent anticipated good entrees, the lasagne had minced chicken in it, awful color, the pizza had zero seasoning and when brought home was completely soggy next day unusable, nice ambience good service food very disappointing.
It was OK. The food was well above average but not outstanding
This place is an authentic hidden gem! It doesn't miss a beat when it comes to fine fresh food.
Traditional Italian, authentic just as you you receive in Italia.
Selection on the menu was varied, fresh and delicious. Service was slow, part of a northern Italian food experience.
Creative northern Italian inspired dishes are offered. Be prepared for a wonderfully unique dining experience.