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Terra & Acqua, St. Augustine, FL

Terra & Acqua

4.1
4.1
1836 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (904) 429-9647
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Simone Parisi
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining room is available for up to 40 people.
  • Neighborhood
    Saint Augustine Beach
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Entertainment
    Music on Thursday.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,836 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Augustine

    Good for business meals

  • St. Augustine

    Good for groups

  • St. Augustine

    Healthy

  • St. Augustine

    Neighborhood gem

  • St. Augustine

    Great for fine wines

  • St. Augustine

    Great for outdoor dining

1,836 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Way toooo much sauce all over the Pasta , Pizza is not good anymore , like it use to be!! Poor service!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was very nice. Food was excellent and enjoyed the total experience.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food & Ryan provided excellent service. The fish was perfectly cooked. Their bread alone is worth a return visit.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    While the food is very good, it’s best to get there early because some of the specials can run out later in the evening. 

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ryan was incredible! Friendly and professional and attentive...best service we have had in St Augustine!

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  6. JanetL

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had to send my dish back because it was overwhelmingly flavored with lemon. It had lobster and shrimp in it but also had a red sauce. Never had a spaghetti-type sauce with lemon. The replacement, without the lemon, was delicious. I had the dish a few times before and did not have that problem.

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  7. TerranM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is consistently great and the service is top notch!

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  8. AmyM

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our Server was good. It’s just that it’s not as nice as it used to be. No paper towels in either bathroom. My husband’s steak was tough. They had run out of two things that we tried to order.

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  9. RobertC

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience at Terra and Acqua is consistently exceptional. Whether it’s a simple (absolutely delicious) pizza or the whole nine yards with bread, appetizer and a fantastic, made from scratch entree, the service, food and ambience keeps us coming back time and time again. We love the place!

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  10. RichardW

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Server ruined the experience. She was forgetful and rushing us even though it wasn’t busy. Set menu which was ok but food was underwhelming.

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  11. DonnaC

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was diverse and delicious, our waiter was great, the wine list made us happy, and the dessert, Profiteroles, was fabulous.

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  12. MichaelK

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible server, and the food was magnificent where we sat was extremely too loud for the amount of money we paid for dinner

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  13. Styleme916

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Terra and Acqua.. it is consistently delicious.. service is always attentive and helpful. The Pappardelle with Wild Boar is amazing, the spicy Gnocchi .. fabulous! We had the calamari and black angus meatballs to start.. so so good! Always a 5 star!

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  14. SusanL

    New York City

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful and interesting pizzas,great focaccia! It is a large and comfortable space with outdoor tables too.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great mussels!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend. Love the food and the ambiance of the place.

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  17. KellyJ

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and the service was even better!

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  18. JeffB

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Pappardelle Cernia (grouper), the diner was excellent. The taste of the grouper was something I never experienced before, the sauce they used made the dish. I would highly recommend this dish. We finished this off with dessert which was also exceptional. You can't go wrong with any of the desserts. I would highly recommend this place for your next meal.

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  19. JSNY

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Attractive restaurant with good and friendly service. While the menu produced expectations for a high-level dining experience in both descriptions and prices, the food was not up to either. My $8 Tri Colore salad which was supposed to be Arugula, radicchio, and fennel in a blood orange dressing was delivered as a bowl of arugula with 3 small shavings of what was likely fennel but did not taste of it, and a slice of navel orange. The excellent waitress noticed I had not eaten much of it and when I mentioned the lack of radicchio, she stated they were out of it and that she would take the cost off the bill. I ordered the chef recommended pizza, but was told they were out of olives, so I changed to a mushroom and prosciutto version. Crust was nicely thin, and appropriately wood-fired blistered, good but nothing special. Friend 1 ordered lasagna which was $20, and honestly the size of about 2 decks of cards, and friend 2 ordered linguini with clams, which he ate half of, did not say much about, and didn't take the leftovers with him. Neither dish had come with a salad or anything else. This restaurant had come highly recommended by foodie friends, so perhaps we caught them on an off night, but it was an expensive disappointment.

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  20. StacyF

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    the food was not very good, veal marsala was chewy. The butternut squash gnocchi was not tasty. A big disappointment...

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  21. Franks

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very surprised how good the food i have been trying to find good Italian food in St Augustine and it has been a challenge being from New Jersey I think I finally found the place!

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  22. LuvLidiasPitt

    Jacksonville

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our go to favorites along with Palm Valley Fish camp...hard to beat if your in the mood for topnotch Italian and, especially, the best pizza on Florida's First Coast...just can't beat that wood burning stone oven and the light char available when requested. Delicious! Especially when coupled with a touch of spiciness as found in the La Diavola pizza...and get it topped with fresh arugula for a really special treat. And the pizza salad also shines for those who enjoy salad with a pizza: T&A's comes as an "all-in-one" package, excellent. Then we could talk about the octopus salad or the chicken under brick, but I'm getting hungry just writing tabout this wonderful eatery. Go and enjoy...you won't be disappointed!

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  23. BusyBeachMom

    Jacksonville

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always terrific food in this neighborhood gem! Go to place for us! Very kid & toddler friendly!!! We are regular customers! Love the servers, too! Attentive!

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  24. Drewfish

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a fantastic experience. Went for a date, had Brace as our server, and ordered an appetizer (PEI Mussels), a 1st course apiece (Grouper Pappardelle; Lobster Ravioli) a desert (Pear ricotta torte), and Nebbiolo wine bottle. All foods were outstanding and perfectly portioned. The palate for each was quite unique, and I don’t think I could find it anywhere else in FL. Some may see the menu as pricey, but I think it was very appropriate since the care and artistry that went into this meal made it a great experience. The value was definitely there. Finally, Brace provided us with the warmest, most professional representation of what I would want in my people if I was a restaurant owner. He walked us through the finer points of some of the dishes, shared other possibilities that customers have enjoyed, and ultimately made sure the choices made us happy. I loved it here, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to celebrate something special, find something unique, or even just grab a taste of real Italy.

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  25. PVBpeep

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food not what it used to be. Have eaten her for years. Time to move on. Hostess not very friendly or welcoming on a not busy week night.

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  26. KJinFLA

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner. The only negative was that they were out of a lot of items on the menu. Also we ordered bread which never came… but our server Ryan who was awesome comped 2 of our cocktails. Food was delish.

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  27. BobbyF

    Jacksonville

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. My only critique was the portion size for the lobster ravioli as a main course. Receiving a large plate with five ravioli was less than impressive. They were very good though. Probably much healthier for me than the five Big Macs I could've purchased for the same cost - LOL.

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  28. DianaR

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was the worst Italian I have ever had. Meatball appetizer was dry and hard, ciappino was over cooked seafood in tasteless broth.

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  29. katiek

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. They were packed and service took a small hit. They compensated us for the small errors and the overall experience was great! Will definitely go again. Great menus options for everyone.

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  30. LauraK

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner. Brace was an informative and attentive host/server. The food was delicious with large portions for leftovers to take home. Everything was served quickly. We appreciated the hot bread right out of the oven!

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  31. AnnD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent but I wish they had a less expensive wine choice. The food was delicious and we’ll go again.

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  32. RiaVac

    Fort Lauderdale

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance however lasagna was cold so I had to wait for a new dish as others had to eat.

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  33. Mike

    Jacksonville

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We’ve visited several times since they opened maybe 12 years ago and was always a go to spot for special occasions but this time was really bad. The major issue was quality of food that came out of the kitchen. Lamb Chops were raw, Salmon was so over cooked it was dry and could not be consumed. Major chef issue here now cannot recommend. We were not the only complaining table. The drinks from the bar and wine were great, service adequate and very apologetic and adjusted the bill. Really sorry to see this from a restaurant that has always been a go to.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. RBW14

    Treasure Coast

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Our food was pretty bland, Salmon was really over done. And the pasta was way less than aldente. The kids pizza and pasta were great. The server tried really hard, there was only 2 on the floor so probably over extended but she was sweet. They were out of our wine selection but the owner was kind enough to offer another for the same price. The server did go over and above when we asked for chocolate cake that they did not offer, she got the kids chocolate cup cakes was a really nice touch.

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  35. BonnieB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    we booked reservation on their web site where menu was displayed only table available 8:15 so we missed fireworks ( empty tables thru out) when we arrived we were handed a new menu 75 per person which was not on their web page nothing special for new years no music no hats just inflated prices and no glass champagne drinks cost extra Service was good and food but our $200 meal was-not worth iit

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  36. Foodieinstaugustine

    Jacksonville

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The prixe fixe NYE menu was extremely disappointing! The entrees did not fit the high volume, fast turnaround type of situation and the result was undercooked or overcooked ingredients such as risotto, Beef Wellington, lobster puff pastry etc. Appetizers left much to be desired as well. This is not reflective of the food served there from their regular menu, but one expects this type of event to be comparable if not superior to their regular fare. The atmosphere was loud and we felt like we were being moved along quickly to make room for the next group. Very disappointed!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was the worst meal I've ever had! Management did not appear to care.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. JILLR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were delighted with the entire experience. The service was the best, quick and all done with enthusiasm and a smile. The food was delicious especially the bruschetta and caprese salad. So glad we celebrated my husband's birthday there

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pizza and pasta were absolutely delicious. Carpaccio was good but wasn’t actual carpaccio- the meat was cured like you would get on a charcuterie board. Good casual Italian restaurant.

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  40. italianfoodie

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Wow. Terra and Aqua used to be one of our favorite everyday restaurants. No longer. I fear the owners have checked out and this restaurant will fail quickly like its sister restaurant Alta Marea did. Our dinner tonight was worse than mediocre. The waitress could not locate the wine we wanted or even figure out whether it was available. As she explained, “maybe if a manager or an owner was here” could that basic question be answered. We chose the daily special red. It was fine. The only high note was the fritto misto. That did not disappoint. Everything else did. The tri colore salad was a due colore. Zero radicchio in the salad. Hence it was just green. Certainly not 3 colors. The lobster ravioli were “ok” but lukewarm. That was a waitress fail because nothing was hotter than barely lukewarm. Clearly everything was sitting for quite some time before it was brought to the table. The cinghiale pappardelle pasta was also lukewarm and strangely contained a ton of black olives with pits and still had the bay leaves in the sauce. Who does that? The pappardelle cernia, which is a cheaper version of a dish that used to be on Alta Marea’s menu, was also lukewarm. The fish was overcooked as well. Very disappointing. Perhaps the strangest dish was the ravioli zuccha. It was in melted butter. Not brown butter as stated on the menu. Not even lukewarm, it bordered on cold, and the tops of the ravioli were hard and dry and it had to be cut with a knife, not fork, because it was so gummy. Also, there was a random almond cookie tossed on top. Thankfully the diner did not have a nut allergy. As noted, there was no manager on duty at prime time on the busiest weekend of the year in St Augustine. We learned a manager just quit. I can see why. And if the owners don’t care enough to get to their restaurant to oversee it if they don’t have a manager to do so, well, they deserve to fail. Very sad. Hopefully Terra and Aqua will turn around. But we won’t be back any time soon.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Terra & Acqua offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 429-9647.

Terra & Acqua is rated 4.1 stars by 1836 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Terra & Acqua

134 Sea Grove Main St, St. Augustine, FL 32080

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Saint Augustine Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Simone Parisi
  • Entertainment
    Music on Thursday.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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