Terra & Acqua

4.4
598 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Bringing modern, northern Italian cuisine to sunny Florida – Terra & Acqua’s chef/owner, Simone Parisi, is creating something to experience. Terra & Acqua is a restaurant inspired by the beautiful Atlantic ocean and the freshest of locally-farmed ingredients.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This visit was our second & we brought some friends from Ormond Beach - from the moment we stepped in from the time we left, we were treated professionally by the friendly knowledgeable staff and the food was delicious - the menu is wide ranging as are the wine selections and we will definitely be returning - and so will our friends!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Our waiter, Chad, provided excellent service! First time dining here, there were so many dishes we wanted to try, we will certainly be coming back to try the octopus, pizza, the chicken, pork chops, and other great dishes!

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M
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a casual yet upscale Italian restaurant with friendly service, an excellent menu and tasty food. My bib lettuce salad was probably the best salad I ever had (really) and my double pork chop was delicious and more than I could eat. Definitely a spot to enjpy and recommend to your friends.

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KP
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is with out a doubt one of the best restaurants in North Florida. Have never had anything on the menu that wasn't outstanding. And leave room for the desserts. If I could give them 6 stars I would...

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J
Naples
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We found Terra & Acqua to be a nice surprise after reading some of the less flattering reviews. The food was very good, service excellent. We will be back!

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AR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food and atmosphere. Inside is extremely loud, outside needs work.

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H
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Booked a table for my wife’s birthday and put that in the remarks to the restaurant and mentioned it to the hostess. While seating us my wife asked to sit in a booth since several were open and the hostess said that they were all reserved so we sat at table. Next The waiter asked if we would like to order drinks and I told him the exact name on the board he was looking at, well he brought a bottle over and did not show it to us but poured it for us to taste. It tasted fine so we drank it wth our meal. Nearing the end of the meal my wife pointed out that the wine was a different one than I ordered and cheaper. Okay it tasted fine. The waiter brings the bill and asks my wife if she wants something else. My wife asks for Copachino and he says that will take a while because he has a lot to do so she declines. I look at the bill and don’t you know he tried to charge us for the more expensive wine so I pointed it out to him and he changed it. No mention of my wife’s birthday at all by anyone. Lack of courtesy attention and by the way there were still booths open when we left. Horrible experience!!!

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PH
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was out six visit to Terra & Acqua, and it was as good as all our previous visits.

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w
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

we have dined at TA many times and make a point of visiting a few times whenever we are in st. augustine. in the past we were always extremely pleased with everything. first i do want to stress that the food is always delicious; fresh and extremely flavorful. this overall evening just missed the mark, with the exception of the food. the gals at the hostess stand were both very pleasant!! after that, things didn't go all that well. for starters, there was a large party on the patio and they left the bar door open which caused the entire restaurant to become overwhelmingly warm. service was very slow - it took forever to receive a cocktail. i am not blaming our waiter at all, as he was very nice, however, the bartender apparently was focusing on the large party! i think they need more than 1 bartender. we were here for happy hour about a week ago and table service, from the bartender, was also VERY slow. this evening i ordered a martini and it arrived in an odd glass/dish that looked like it was for fruit?!?! also, it was not cold - like it had not been shaken - not good. the water was not cold either. we had to ask for glasses of ice on the side. i love their fiochetti pera robiola and order it most of the time, as i did again this evening. my husband ordered the tagliatelle aragosta. both were very good!!! it is a nice, casual, pub/restaurant with delicious, quality food choices. we will dine here again, when we are in st. augustine; we just were not pleased this evening, as in the past.

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LH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terra Acqua is always a sure thing for a great meal. They ensure their servers are so well trained and understand the menu. Their specials are always great. I look forward to the complexity of the dishes on the specials board. The food was amazing. My friend and I split two plates. The special, a crabmeat and Lobster Lasagna, and the Scallops and Risotto. Both were delicious. I would very much recommend this place to anyone.

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B
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service
We both had a dish off the specials menu and we very pleased with our choices.
Delicious Meal.

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M
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for a birthday in the family. Delicious items and wide variety of options. Service was great!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Always great

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BA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Visiting the area - from the reviews we were expecting an elegant Italian restaurant. Reality; large barn-like space, very casual, food while plentiful was totally forgettable. Server was very attentive.

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C
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you like Northern Italian this is a restaurant for your next St Augustine beach visit.
Terra & Acqua makes their own pasta with a great red sauce. 
Their Salmon is excellent.
Next trip I’m trying their pizza. 

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K
Jacksonville
39 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Have been many times and will frequent in the future. Not the best experience we've had. The place was hot and humid, which was odd. The food was decent. but nothing spectacular as it has been. the service was excellent. Ashland was very attentive and personable. The place was busy and we were put in a corner booth. the space was super tight, and we are four slender people. But, I booked late so that's sort of on me. Next time I will be explicit in my preferences.

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MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I can't believe I am not giving 5 stars. We have been going to TA since they opened and have always rated this 5 stars but something has changed. this is the 2nd time we have been since coming down. L
We were there last week on a Wed for 5: 30 seating with a reservation. Something was off. Our waiter was brusk and under stress. He would drop the food as he scurried to another table. It was very rushed and not enjoyable but the worst was my meal, Fettucini with broccoli. It had obviously waited in the kitchen and the butter and oil were congealed. The fettucini was soggy. The worst was it was so salty it was nearly inedible. Was this the same T and A we love?

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good. The exterior of the building does not reflect that the interior experience will be as good as it was. The service was not very good. We were assigned a first night waiter that tried hard but was obviously put in the position without a lot of guidance from management.

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MK
Savannah
44 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server Dina was outstanding. We did have to sit very close to another couple and split a table and a half my wife wasStaring at the special chalkboard but overall the food was excellent we always enjoyed their great food wonderful service

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JJ
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very good but disappointed in our server. When we asked if she could change the loud thumping music to something Italian or easy listening, she advised us she and the other workers were tired of listening to Frank Sinatra on the weekends and preferred the current music playing. I guess we didn't realize we were there to accomodate them.

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a
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting menu options and reasonable prices. Very good service and value.

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T
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a wonderful surprise. The location didn't foreshadow the experience very well. We were slightly confused upon arrival, but upon walking in...absolutely blown away. The ambiance, the service, the FOOD...unbelievable. Sucha wonderful experience.

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CH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent & so was the mixed drinks. Our server was attentive. Would definitely go again!!

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DR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Reservation was not ready so we sat in the bar section of the restaurant.

Service was very poor but the food was excellent. I suspect it was an off night service wise and going back again to give it another shot.

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is always good and inventive but the noise level makes conversation difficult. They have tried to improve it over the years but our table for six couldn't hear each other from one end to the other. We would visit much more often if the sound quality was better.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food I ordered was not hot, just lukewarm.

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! We’ll definitely be back. Liked making reservations on open table

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JB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have frequent led this place and would end up this place a few times and we love it Don Coleone makes it excellent we laugh we have a good time three hours later we leave,
Are awesome appetizers, entrées, desserts, and wines, and great service

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N
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants and a must every time we come to Florida. When we move away from here this is the only restaurant we'll miss. We had once again most delicious appetizer and meal served by Farid our server, who made the experience more delicious by his impeccable service. Before leaving we look forward to visiting again and will hope to have Farid as our server.
Put this as a must on your list to eat at.

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TL
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Second visit, this time with non-obtrusive server. The food quality really shone through! Great value, too.

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AG
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good slightly upscale restaurant in a beach town. An unexpected pleasant surprise. Food and service was great!

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NW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was wxcellent, as was service. So good that we went back again the next night.

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S
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Well we waited for more than an hour for our food. Have been at the restaurant before and never waited that long- even on a Friday night!!

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OT
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our second time to Terra Acqua and it was just as great as the 1st time

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RO
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I lived here I would go to this restaurant at least once a month. The food tastes fresh and delicious, the service is helpful and polite, and the daily specials provide diverse options. I highly recommend Terra & Acqua, it is not to be passed by.

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TL
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food, good value, marred only by an overly and intrusively talkative server. Would return, and hope for someone different.

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w
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we dine at terra Acqua a few times every time we are in St. Augustine - it is always very good !!! I adore the fiocchetti pear pasta purses-they are so flavorful-so delicious!!!! they are my favorite here, so it is tough for me to order other items! yes, I had them again this visit 😊!! hubby had the filet and shrimp special, with a touch of yummy blue cheese!! very good also. tri color and Caesar salads both were fresh, flavorful and large! love the exposed brick walls and the booths. the hostess and our waitress, zenia, were both very nice!!! we will certainly be back again during our stay. thank you !

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KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Italians fare, food and service is excellent

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BB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hand crafted cocktails, delicious specials and regular entrees, great service. Very authentic Italian, will definitely go again.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were promptly greeted and seated in a very nice area. Melanie, our waitress took very good care of our needs. Food couldn’t be beat, can’t wait to come back!

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