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Alta Marea, Saint Augustine, FL

Alta Marea

4.5
4.5
596 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

At AltaMarea, we use a combination of local and Mediterranean seafood to bring the fresh, clean, and unforgettable flavors of the Tuscan Coast to every plate.

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Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (904) 615-1667

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 596 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Augustine

    Fit for Foodies

  • St. Augustine

    Healthy

  • St. Augustine

    Notable Wine List

  • St. Augustine

    Romantic

  • St. Augustine

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. PJ

    PJDK

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonder dinner and great time. Ryan, our server, was most helpful in advising us in our meal selections. The location was great--right near the marina in beautiful and historic St Augustine. We couldn't have had a better time.

  2. CB

    ChuckB

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal and service!

  3. DH

    DrHollow

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I happened upon this place some months ago by complete accident. I was in town for the night just looking for a local place that took reservations, and they were available. A meal at Alta Marea is one of the most magical experiences you will ever have at a restaurant. I've now been to Alta Marea three times: once alone at the bar, once with my daughter, and once with my parents. The experience, while different each time, was consistently amazing. To begin with the atmosphere, the space feels open and airy as though one might be enjoying a meal under the stars, overlooking the ocean. While the space is intimate and elegant, it lacks some of the pretentiousness fine restaurants sometimes exude. The decoration is simple, but well constructed and maintained to fit any experience you are seeking, from a fancy dinner with family to a casual meal at the bar. The service is second to none. I've never felt so welcomed anywhere in my life beyond a family event. From the moment you greeted upon entry until the moment you leave you feel as though no one in the world is as important to you are. Anything you ask for (within reason) is delivered with a smile, and you truly feel a deep sense of gratitude that you came in to share your time with the team. When it comes to the food and drinks, I could ramble for days describing all of the wondrous nuances that make it so delicious, but in the interest of brevity... the wine selection is extensive and curated to please, the cocktails are masterfully crafted, the appetizers and entrees elevate food to the level of art, and the Tiramisu is an indescribable transcendental experience that will leave you speechless. My recommendations from the menu: Tiramisu, Tuna Cannavacciulo, Pappardelle Cinghiale Bolgheri, Bella Vita, and Tiramisu. A capuccino also pairs wonderfully with the Tiramisu. If you have the opportunity, you will absolutely love this place. Be sure to stop in and try it soon.

  4. JL

    JohnL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was sensational. Our server Bryce(not sure if that was his name), was awesome.

  5. SW

    ScottW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and ambience. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. It was a perfect evening for our anniversary dinner. Fairly priced. Loved everything about it!

  6. CS

    CalebS

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Amazing food

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service and delicious food!! Can’t say enough great things about Alta Marea! A definite highlight of our trip to St. Augustine!

  8. SL

    StacyL

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible ! What a gem. Owned and operated by a lovely family. This is a do not miss restaurant. The wine selection was paired perfectly with our apps and entrees. Our kids loved their food and were treated with such grace and respect. Loved it! Meal was spectacular northern Italian faire with a perfect balance of flavor. Not salty at all! Flavorful, elegant.

  9. SC

    SopasChris

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had another wonderful meal at our favorite local spot. Best bar in town- the martinis and smokey (Bellas) old fashioneds are very special and crafted with love. Great wine selection also. Chef does a great job with fresh and local ingredients- homemade Burrata salad, grilled branzino, filet done right and like buttah. Our favorite waiter, Ryan, always treats us like royalty. Such an awesome spot.... Ok that lemoncello cake was the best part. Thanks guys!

  10. DC

    DeniseC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Extremely loud….. needs art and icicle lighting to go away…. In my humble opinion

  11. KP

    KimberlyP

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The cocktails were very good. The Rack of Lamb was very good. The special (Filet tips over pasta) was disappointing. The acoustics were poor, and it got very loud inside. So not an intimate dining experience.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Food took too long. They did not have any octopus by 8pm. Specially y in a seafood restaurant

  13. S

    Stuckfoodies

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Nice service and ambiance. Hard part is St. Augustine has so many great restaurants these days it’s hard to pick a favorite. We had the burrata appetizer and it was deconstructed and unique. Fresh and worth a try since very different. My husband had the paccherri pasta dish and it was outstanding. Not like any Italian dish we have had before. Pasta definitely homemade so have an appreciation for the effort found in all the pasta dishes. Coffee post meal also very good.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always delicious! Thank you!

  15. i

    italianfoodie

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alta Marea NEVER disappoints. The menu is just large enough to offer something for every taste. The food is expertly prepared and the service impeccable. Excellent and creative cocktails and an extensive and varied wine list.

  16. T

    Taylor

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food was fanstastic and the service was attentive. Although the decor is lovely, the rows of tables distracts from that. Just a bit too open. Some separation into more intimate dining areas would be lovely. It would also be nice to have a few ala carte items and maybe a few things for younger tastes.

  17. KS

    KenS

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Food was barely ok and overpriced for the portions

  18. BG

    BGDOC

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    the place is clean, with upscale food. well prepared and presented. i got the rosotto fruti de mare. rice very soft, buttery and large portion, wife got a clam, pasta dish, appetizer was warm burattta caprese . with tips. spent $118. a nice place to go to when looking to celebrate an ocassion or finish with a classy touch a st augustine vacation.

  19. A

    Andi

    West Palm Beach

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Cocktails made by bar was excellent. Wine additionally not expensive. We had to tell our waitress not to rush as she was running back and forth - it made us feel anxious as we were trying to relax for the evening. Ceviche was different but good. Had better grilled Caesar’s before ; pasta dish was good. Liked the lights but expected tablecloths for what was presented on line as more upscale

  20. RF

    RayF

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always consistent! Ryan is the best server ever! Love it there!

  21. CR

    CharlieR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    Service was very good. Unfortunately everyone found the food very bland. The room was very bright for dinner

  22. GS

    GerardS

    Key West

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was very good and tasty. The service was excellent.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    20th wedding anniversary

  24. P

    Peach

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our 48th Anniversary and it was a perfect choice. My husband had the veal chop and I had the Vongole pasta. Delicious!

  25. CL

    CandLFoodies

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was impeccable, the menu divine, the food was fantastic. We highly recommend the octopus salad, charred to perfection. The homemade pasta was delicious. Their grouper special was cooked special for husband's allergies. So thoughtful. Lovely place to dine.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    Our local grouper mean was overcooked and dry. The server did offer to get me something else but it was getting late so I didn't get anything else. Even though the fish remained on my plate no change was made on the bill.

  27. RM

    RobinM

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The restaurant is sleek and chic. They offered gluten free pasta and pizza. The ingredients were fresh. In our party ordered lobster cannelloni which did not come with a bib and made a bit of a mess. Pointed this out to manager who was not very interested. Located in the historic district.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very convenient. Excellent food!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve been coming here since they opened. We usually have Ryan as our server. Incredibly he always remembers us by name and our preferences. We’d been away a bit and were pleased to be welcomed as if we’d been there the day before. We always order Stacy’s creation the Venetian. A delicious cocktail and a great beginning to our dinner. We’ve actually gone there just to have a cocktail. We shared the beet salad which was great. I ordered the lamb chops which were very good and my wife ordered clams worth pasta which she enjoyed. Ryan paired the dishes with wines by the glass and nailed both. We typically order from their wine list which is good but had already consumed some wine earlier in the evening. I have always enjoyed this place. The food is consistently good. The service is probably the best in town and the staff generally welcoming. Parking is always tough because of the location but I’ve never thought the experience was not worth the effort.

  30. RJ

    RJLJR

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were both excellent. Particularly good were the octopus appetizer, the Caesar salad, and the seafood risotto. I've had better veal chops, but it was still very good. Of note was our waiter Ryan, who was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food and the wines on the wine list, which was extensive.

  31. k

    klfrohlich

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and excellent food. The Paccheri Coda Giola housemade pasta tossed with yellowtail snapper and fresh heirloom tomatoes was delicate and flavorful and the Porcini & Fontina Lasagne was a favorite. Exquisite! You may want to go there more than once! Buon Appetito!

  32. AV

    AnnaV

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Food too pricey for its quality

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food and service was great! Only reason for 4 starts on food was we order lamb chops medium rare and they came out borderline well-done but still good!

  34. F

    Foodhack

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent and the food was outstanding.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    if I lived locally I would frequent this restaurant

  36. g

    garys

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu, food, service and ambiance

  37. R

    Rick

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. Great food, great service. This has become our “go to” place when we have friends and family come to visit us in SA.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Out for a Birthday dinner. Food was mostly good. The cold seafood salad entree was just ok. Would be enter without all the feta and probably better if served as a warm dish. The veal chop and grouper were excellent. Overall expert was great. I’d still recommend!

  39. e

    erickas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    We ordered 2 entrees and 4 main dishes and none of them was good. shrimps came uncooked and into their shelves, food had no taste at all. I am sorry because manager was great but the chef needs to make some changes.

  40. CS

    CeciliaS

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful, central location, fun ambiance, very good food, great service, but quite expensive for the quality, portions and overall value.

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Alta Marea is rated 4.5 stars by 596 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Alta Marea

17 King St Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4450

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    St. Augustine

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Full Bar

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