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Alta Marea, Saint Augustine, FL

Alta Marea

4.6
4.6
626 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 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 626 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Fit for Foodies

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Notable Wine List

  • St. Augustine

    Best Food

  • St. Augustine

    Fit for Foodies

  • St. Augustine

    Notable Wine List

  • St. Augustine

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. K

    Ksfoodies

    Jacksonville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went out last night for dinner and drinks in St. Augustine. Our neighbor had mentioned the delicious meal they had enjoyed a few weeks back at Alta Marea, so we decided to try it out and we are so glad we did. We were greeted and seated quickly. We had a phenomenal service experience the entire evening. The burrata was great and executed beautifully! My husband and I shared the mushroom lasagna and the scallop meal. Both were delicious! We didn't have any room left for dessert, but I'm sure that would have also been a highlight. We are looking forward to returning again!
  2. MS

    MarkS

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are very big foodies and are particular about everything from the service, atmosphere, presentation and food itself and this place is wonderful. We ate a lot of different things and they know how to cook and the quality was outstanding. I saw this restaurant in a magazine and drove 45 minutes to try it and we couldn’t stop talking about it to people. Take my word for it, this is a great place. I don’t work there nor do I know anyone who works there. Me and my family simply love very good food and they have it.
  3. JS

    JohnS

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter visit to Florida! Heard great things so decided to book! Our dinner was incredible for all dishes! Staff was great and the old fashion I had was the best! We had lamb, fish and lobster dishes that were amazing! Bread plate was wonderful!
  4. VT

    VickiT

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very happy with our dinner at Alta Marea Loved the food and service by Ryan was exceptional
  5. TD

    ThiD

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, service was attentive. Great place for seafood and fresh pasta.
  6. b

    brittany

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful space with great food! The lasagna was the best we’ve had!
  7. SH

    SeamusH

    Jacksonville

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great visit. Still easily the top Italian restaurants in St Augustine.
  8. RO

    ROSAA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely wonderful the waiter was wonderful and experienced the wine the entrées the appetizers the octopus was to die for the Frito Misto was so good and so was the lamb chops and the fish Grouper dish It was definitely the best restaurant we have tried here in Saint Augustine and will definitely go back and bring my guests and families We didn’t get to try the fresh pasta nor dessert but we will next time also very clean!
  9. RF

    RayF

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a great dining experience! The staff is incredible! I can’t say enough about Stacy, Bryan, Ryan & Brace! Everyone is so welcoming! I always request Ryan as our server. He’s the best! The food is delicious as is the atmosphere and location.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, nice atmosphere. Will be back again!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best staff and food in saint Augustine
  12. BY

    BrianY

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Brian was great. Very nice evening. Would recommend to couples for a nice date night.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful, octopus appetizer was amazing, followed by a the beautiful pasta dish Paccheri Coda Giola and to top it off, Nutella cheesecake. Absolutely wonderful experience and can’t wait to go back!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great ambiance and our waiter, Ryan, was impeccable!!!
  15. MM

    MaryM

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is amazing with so many unique choices. We were a party of 4 and everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was excellent. This is a very beautiful restaurant.
  16. JB

    JimB

    Jacksonville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I hate writing really positive reviews of places I like, because I fear it will make it harder for me to find a table. I am making an exception here because our evening out at Alta Marea was truly superb! We would call it comparable to the finest restaurants at which we have dined in New York, Paris, Rome, Geneva or Bangkok. The cocktails were creative and satisfying; the wine recommendation excellent. The appetizers were almost enough for a meal --- especially the best frito misto we've ever had (and over nearly 50 years of dining out together, we've had a lot!) Both entrees were excellent and very generous. All food was elegantly presented. Our service by Brian, the general manager, was in the style of European professional, multi-generation waiters; in a word: impeccable. From the outside, the place doesn't look like much, so it's a real surprise to see the expansive dining room and imposing bar upon entry. It is a bit plain, almost austere, but that only serves to keep your focus on the food and your companions. No sports screens! And tasteful music selections played at an unintrusive volume. Superb!
  17. L

    Larryn

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great ambiance, great food, and super attentive service by our server, RYAN. Going back with out of town guests this weekend
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lasagna was excellent! The service was fantastic! The restaurant is terrific, great ambience. This was the second time we have been there and will definitely be going again! Highly recommend!!
  19. MM

    MitosM

    Jacksonville

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent. The reason I couldn’t give them a 5 star is because the wine was $15 a glass. Wine bottles were also unreasonably expensive. There are many other restaurants we can go and linger while enjoying the wine.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance, but food was just ok. Highlight of everyone’s dishes (apps included) was the pasta with clams. Delicious! Everyone else’s dishes had great seafood but bland attributes (sides, pestos, etc.) Not sure it was worth the $100 per person it equaled out to be
  21. LL

    LinaLina22

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing! Everything was so fresh. The flavors were out of this world. We truly felt like we were in Europe eating delicious seafood dishes. The staff was amazing. Can’t wait to come back!
  22. MS

    MarkS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. A little noisy but not unbearable. Menu could have a few more choices.
  23. DP

    DoreenP

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad we found Alta Marea while visiting St. Augustine. Wonderful dining experience!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, fantastic service and lovely atmosphere. The server was exceptional- we went for dinner but had eaten a late lunch so just ordered a bottle of wine, bread service and appetizers. He understood what we were looking for and made great suggestions. Loved the Fritto Misto (very lightly batter dipped fried mix of seafood and vegetables) and the Octopus Salad! Would love to return and try some of the entrees!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was very good and we enjoyed our time. The service was great!
  26. SS

    SarahS

    Jacksonville

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great wine and first course. Fabulous server.
  27. KR

    KellyR

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. The staff was awesome and the food was spectacular. We will make this a regular date night place for us.
  28. SL

    SLCFoodie

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It wasn’t super busy for a Saturday night, and yet we were seated right next to the server station. Perplexing and disappointing. Our server was polite, but he didn’t make an effort to make us feel cared for. He was not rude, but there was a distinct undercurrent running through the staff. The Ripasso we ordered was $60 and tasted like a $10 bottle. Oh well, not every experience is going to be amazing, but for the $$$ this one should be a winner.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    My wife got horribly sick within 1 hour of eating. This is not a normal occurrence for her and we are the same good except for the meals at this establishment. The food not quality and I would not recommend again as the menu flavors make no sense
  30. PJ

    PJDK

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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.
  31. CB

    ChuckB

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and service!
  32. DH

    DrHollow

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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!
  35. CS

    CalebS

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Amazing food
  36. 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!
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. 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
  40. 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.

FAQs

Alta Marea is rated 4.6 stars by 626 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 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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