Acqua Alta ristorante

4.6
104 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

Owners Paolo Polo and Patrizia, recent immigrants from Venice, Italy, have debuted their authentic Venetian restaurant. Paolo and Patty want to whisk you 5,000 miles away and transport their patrons to the northeastern city -- all by taste. Paolo and Patty decided to open a restaurant using Italian cooking techniques to provide a new foodie experience with the commitment to outsource as much local produce as possible to serve healthy and tasty food. Our Mantra is "Sano, buono e km 0" that in English means healthy, tasty, and ZERO MILES! At Acqua Alta you will be food transported to Venezia by tasting the famous Cicchetti (Venetian style Finger food), Tramezzini (small delicious sandwiches) and Classic and historical Venetian recipes such as Baccala ( Cod ) Mantecato or Shrimp in Saor, main courses like Homemade Pasta, Lasagne, Risotti and Fried Shrimp & Calamari...
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Jm5000
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Modern and inviting atmosphere. Food while good, was lacking flavor, specifically the Bolognese sauce, which was watery.

JM
vipJayM
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Charming place with fabulous food and service that makes you feel like they are happy to have you with them.

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vipFoodlover
Philadelphia
97 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My hubby and I had the pleasure of dining at this hidden gem thanks to recommendations by Open Table. Started with the homemade bread served warm and slightly toasted. YUM! Fresh salad and the entrees were oh so delicious. I had the gnocchi with gorgonzola cream and pistachios. Was hesitant but after a slight push from the waitress I went for it. SO happy that I did. Ate every morsel. AMAZING SIMPLY AMAZING! My husband went with the pappardelle bolognese. Scrumptious. All pastas are homemade as well. Felt just so so about the orange carrot cake but everything else was phenomenal. Kudos to the chef. Would HIGHLY recommend!!! Oh and the service THUMBS UP!!!

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vipKarenA
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good and authentic! Desserts were a bonus! The chocolate meringue was soooo good. Orange cake and pistachio tiramisu were also really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding. Unpretentious. Excellent food. Authentic Italian menu. We are in town for only two nights, and we will probably go back tomorrow. Give it a try.

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cornea1
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service. We have been there many times and.

JA
vipJeanA
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food at this hidden gem. Warm & friendly service makes your dining experience delightful. Will definitely return.

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CesareT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, real authentic Venetian food. Service was excellent! The owner was great he explained everything, super friendly and went out of his way to make your experience a great one. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a great authentic Venetian meal and a nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It’s a great place!! Our server only came by once to check on us to see how the food was and it took a little while to get the check but overall the food was amazing and I think the owner came by to see if everything came out okay. I would definitely recommend it. FYI it was Valentines day and busy. If you want authentic Italian food this is a great place to go!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent.. It’s now our favorite.

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SteveJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great dining experience with wonderful food.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding value, always fresh, nice wine pairings

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vipBarbaraG
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Some of the best pasta I’ve ever had. The owner is fantastic and the wine superb!

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vipPjpiccin
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and experience. Fresh pasta was amazing!

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vipvjdantone
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Okay food but lacking in spices (garlic,basil,oregano,for example). The seafood lasagna was scare with the seafood and almost gluey. Will try other Italian places in the area & hopefully find a true winner. I’m originally from Brooklyn & grew up eating great Italian. This restaurant would not last there, sorry to say.

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Tish
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant to all my friends. The food is authentic Italian, always fresh and so delicious! I have tried many of the dishes, homemade pasta, seafood, pizza and apps and all have been amazing. The owners, Paolo and Patty and their great team are very welcoming and service is top notch. My favorite go to place, a hidden gem in Clearwater.

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TiffInFL
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Live music. Yummy drinks. All around good experience

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TimC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a family owned resturant. Food was great with a large selction of Italian wines. We ordered the Octopus appetizer. It was very tender with great flavor. The main course was the special of the evening, lamb stuffed raviola. It was also great.

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vipmichaelr
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service

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RobertR
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service....absolutely outstanding, very homey, very Italian.

JA
vipJeanA
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful little restaurant tucked away in a strip mall that serves great homemade pastas and many other dishes. Nice Italian wine list along with several good beers. Our table enjoyed homemade spinach & ricotta ravioli, risotto with housemade Italian sausage and mushrooms and pappardelle with lamb stew...top notch tiramisu for dessert. We will definitely go back.

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RobertR
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place...returning Wed for more complete enjoyment.

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vipLueLue
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic authentic Italian meal! Can’t wait to go back! Service was genuine and top notch!

DT
vipDanT
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and the value is great. Some of the best Italian food I have ever had

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ChipW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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MonicaR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!!

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vipAdamR
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

JC
vipJahnC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

DT
vipDanT
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible
Beyond Awesome

Mutó Bono

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SharonH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipKiki
Tampa
42 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian Restaurant. Lovely place where you can taste real italian food. I can’t wait to come back soon.

DM
DavidM
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

KK
KrisK
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a wonderful experience. Everything is always fresh and the pasta is made fresh daily.

HF
vipHeatherF
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This place is a gem! Authentic, delicious cuisine at a comfortable, casual price! ❤️

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vipjosephi
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service and the food

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vipmutmut3
Tampa
54 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first visit. We enjoyed the food; everything was well prepared and the chef was very good about accommodating special requests. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wife’s Birthday

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vipPaulM
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was delicious and service was good. The room needs some professional decorating and some music would help create a better ambience.

DF
vipDisneyFan1212
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good selection. Will definitely be back!

FAQs

Acqua Alta ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Acqua Alta ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 303-3403.

Acqua Alta ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.