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Alta Marea, Saint Augustine, FL

Alta Marea

4.5
4.5
582 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 21 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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Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 582 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Notable Wine List

  • St. Augustine

    Fit for Foodies

  • St. Augustine

    Healthy

  • St. Augustine

    Notable Wine List

  • St. Augustine

    Special Occasion

  • St. Augustine

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. i

    italianfoodie

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

  2. T

    Taylor

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  3. KS

    KenS

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Food was barely ok and overpriced for the portions

  4. 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.

  5. A

    Andi

    West Palm Beach

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. GS

    GerardS

    Key West

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    20th wedding anniversary

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very convenient. Excellent food!

  15. 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.

  16. RJ

    RJLJR

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 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.

  17. 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!

  18. AV

    AnnaV

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Food too pricey for its quality

  19. 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!

  20. F

    Foodhack

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent and the food was outstanding.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    if I lived locally I would frequent this restaurant

  22. g

    garys

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu, food, service and ambiance

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Food was not as good as once before! Warm burrata was ice cold. Service was amazing.

  28. JL

    JanieLucy

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The freshly made pasta drew me in. I’ve been to restaurants that serve some fresh pasta, but was intrigued by this menu that features the fresh pasta. But don’t overlook the seafood. We had the seafood carpaccio appetizer because we had to try the octopus. That was the first clue that this would be an experience. Husband had the cheese mushroom lasagne which was mouthwatering. I had the wild boar pasta. Completely out of my comfort zone and well worth the risk. Wine list was not overwhelming and included wines that I knew and some that I wanted to try.

  29. MM

    MarkM

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Randy The Waiter was fantastic- so was all the food and atmosphere- special night was fantastic

  30. KB

    KathyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The Burrata appetizer was excellent. So was the beet salad. Highly recommend both. You have to buy a bread basket if you want bread with your meal, but the selection of breads was great...worth the $8. Unfortunately we had a fussy baby so we were unable to partake of any entrees. Excellent service-attentive but not pushy. If we are ever back in this area, we will check out the entrees.

  31. MO

    MatthewO

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Have dined at AM monthly for over the past few years and have loved the food, service and location as part of our couples outings. The past 3 visits have been a subpar experience with cold food, inattentive staff and “amateur” practices including charging for an extra cherry on an old fashioned. When you spend a ton of money at a restaurant over the years, you’ll lose a customer when you treat them like it’s a fast food chain. Do better.

  32. l

    lisad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Last minute decision and it was a great place, food and service was on point. Nice atmosphere

  33. HG

    HannaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    the service was amazing, our waiter was extremely kind and patience with our questions about menu. the food was quick to come out and it was delicious!

  34. D

    Debra

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The atmosphere and service was outstanding. I found the menu to be limiting. Attention to food temperature should be taken. My pasta was cold when it was delivered. The staff made a quick adjustment.

  35. N

    Nitrousorca2

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful setting. Food was superb. Booths were very comfortable. Wait staff was attentive and efficient. Definitely going to go back.

  36. k

    kristenb

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Restaurant got a bit noisy (there was a birthday party near our table) and became hard to hold a conversation. One of our guests was vegetarian and allergic to seafood - she didn’t want a salad. The chef made her some pasta w/vegetables but a chicken option would have been appreciated.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite restaurant in St. Augustine! The food is exquisite. The staff is wonderful. I absolutely love this place!!

  38. J

    Joanne

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was an outstanding dining experience. The menu was creative and the preparation and presentation excelled. The grilled Caesar Salad appetizer was unique and tasty. This is not your mundane Italian Restaurant experience.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and drinks!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service from beginning to end, the ambiance was quiet and relaxing. The food was well prepared and had so many depths of flavor. Would highly recommend

FAQs

Alta Marea is rated 4.5 stars by 582 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 21 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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