Terra & Acqua

4.3
385 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Authentic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(904) 429-9647
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Simone Parisi
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Private party facilities
Private Dining room is available for up to 100 people.
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Neighborhood
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Entertainment
Music on Thursday.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 385 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal, and the service was great.

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MW
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal. Our service was excellent. This was the first time there for my sister in-law and she loved it. Thanks again for a great evening.

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DA
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional! Can't wait to try the wood-fired pizza next.

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c
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dine at Terra & Acqua Monthly. It is consistently excellent and we always enjoy it. We had friends visiting from NY and they were not disappointed. The bread is very good (don't fill-up). The octopus appetizer is a must- every time. The regular menu has many great entrees but you may patronize this restaurant often. They have varied and delicious specials and the desserts great.

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RW
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food (would have rated "Outstanding"); however, there was an issue with the octopus salad for one person in our group that the waiter quickly corrected. Service very good. A bit noisy but overall a nice place. Enjoyed the bottle of wine we ordered from the nice selection.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nano’s buon compleanno

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C
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have had several dishes at the restaurant. They have always been delicious.

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K
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We have had such good experiences with Terra & Acqua, but unfortunately, this time we were very disappointed in the Octopus Salad. There were only 4 small pieces of Octopus and usually loaded with pieces. We brought this to the attention of our server and nothing was done. For a $14 salad, I expect more!!! We did not stay for an entree....

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m
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife has a soy allergy, and this is one of VERY few restaurants where almost everything on the menu was soy free. The food was excellent. We would definitely go back again. Unfortunately, it is a 2 hour drive from our house, but when staying in St. Augustine, we will be regular diners.

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F
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Perfect. Food and service was great.

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m
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful food. Had the chance to introduce my sister-in-law to their food and we will be taking her AND her husband here the next time they visit!!!!!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably some of the best Italian food in North Florida. I’m glad we discovered this hidden gem! We’ll definitely be back soon.

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CT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

The one item on the menu I wanted was out. It was 5:15pm on a Friday night. Seriously? I had trouble selecting something else and the waiter was not helpful. He was also too slow to attend us. I won’t go back. My daughter had pizza. It was good.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Party of six enjoyed creative, delicious entrees, a few apps, bottles of wine, cocktails and after dinner martinis. Overall, T&A continues to offer and deliver food and service satisfactorily at a good price...$333 for 6 people.

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DE
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the service and food, especially the bread!!

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NF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The night we went the air conditioning broke. It was so hot. Austin, our waiter, made the whole experience fun despite the heat. The restaurant is lucky to have him on staff

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SH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love having this restaurant nearby. Food and service have always been very good.

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M
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service outstanding. But I couldn't advise people to go there during the summertime. There was an issue with the AC and it way too hot.

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JA
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The AC wasn’t working which made dinner very uncomfortable very quickly. The heat apparently made the waiter grumpy.
Food very good!

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VM
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic menu. With many delicious healthy options. The staff was super nice.

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k
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

as always a wonderful meal... can't write too many excellent reviews

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, have driven past it for awhile and finally talked the family into going! The service was great, very attentive and knowledgeable on each dish. The food was excellent, being from an Italian family, I have high expectations of any place that says “handcrafted” anything. Those in my party that ordered pasta dishes loved them, those of us who ordered other items enjoyed them as well! We ordered three specials also, they were great! I can’t speak highly enough about this place! Truly a gem and worth going back! My only minor issue is the volume, if you go during peak hours it will be a bit noisy, but nothing that would keep me from going back.

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Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having recently been to Florence, Italy, we’ve been looking for a similar food experience - and we found it here! The pappardelle with wild boar was wonderful! And the lasagna made from scratch was our son’s favorite! Will definitely be back!

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r
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The variety of dishes was very good, both for appetizers and entrees. The food was hot and well presented in a timely manner. Our drinks were well prepared and the portions were proper. Everyone we encounterd was friendly and added to the dining experience. This was approximately the 10th time we have eaten at Terra & Aqua either as a couple or with friends.
Each visit has been consistent and we will continue to recommend ta his restaurant to visitors looking for an excellent dining experience.

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DH
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I go to this restaurant a lot. It’s close to my home and consistently pretty good food and service, although service can be slow if they are not busy. They have real issue in the summer keeping the dining room cool. It was so hot at my last visit everyone at the table was sweating and miserable. So I’ll come back, but not until fall. This is the same summer issue year after year.

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MJ
London
79 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

We love this place but tonight the ribeye was off. It was doused in some kind of oil and spices that masked the potentially and previously ordered great cut of meat. My husband was so disappointed because he loves their food and especially the ribeye!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terra & Acqua is one of the best restaurants on Anastasia Island - exceptional food paired with great presentation.

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DB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Great Food! Hostess was good. Waiter was a bit rough and sometimes overbearing.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I had high hopes for this place after seeing reviews and articles of this restaurant. The menu is broad with a variety of options. The space is beautiful but was underwhelmed by the paper placemats for such a styled space. The wine and cocktails were great but that’s where it really ended. The server was not very knowledgeable about the wine on the menu and tried to steer us away from White even though everyone planned to eat seafood. We were provided oil and toasted pizza crust to dip and that was the highlight of the meal. We started with the bruschetta from both the terra and aqua sides of the menu. Very basic and really only the traditional tomato was decent. The rest were topped with a sweet creamy spread that masked the flavors of the actual bruschetta on top. I ordered a grouper special and it was terrible. Fish was poorly cooked and sides were barely edible. My date had the spaghetti and clams, which was very tasty but far from traditional. My father in law had the ribs and said they were delicious. My mother in law and sister in law both had salmon and enjoyed it. It was the prettiest plate of them all. We ordered dessert, shared tiramisu and the lavender honey panna cotta. The tiramisu was delicious but the panna cotta had such a strong and thick lavender sauce it felt like hand soap. All in all, a forgettable experience. However, I would go back to try the pizza because that crust was delicious.

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BB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner with friends. Great service! Very accommodating to our requests.

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k
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

as always the food and service were terrific, had a nice chat with Melanie the manager, and expressed our delight with the food we had chosen that evening... so glad to have this restaurant here

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BE
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The complimentary focaccia was so fresh & hot. Do not miss the carpaccio de bresola appetizer. Unique, fresh & delicious. Service was attentive. Our server was very knowledgeable and made good recommendations. One of our favorite restaurants in st Augustine.

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RL
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual great food and service! Great atmosphere! We had out of town guests. They loved it and will be talking about it for a long time! Leftover pizza heats up perfectly!

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LA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for my son’s 21st birthday. The waitress was VERY good. She was attentive without being overbearing. We have been to this restaurant before several times and always enjoy it. Food was good but not outstanding . The menu has some nice and different dishes. Not your typical Italian fare which I really like. The prices are fair and I will probably be back again.

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My experience was less than I expected. Looking over the menu before making reservations, it appeared to be authentic Italian food, which is what I was interested in. First impression was not good, brown paper placemats on the tables and laminated menus. We ordered an aperol spritz which tasted just like ones that we have had in Italy. Meatballs as an appetizer, which were dry and hardly any sauce, didn’t appear to be fresh. While the food was not awful, it just was not what I was expecting. The wild boar was overly seasoned with possibly nutmeg, and there was not much meat in the dish. I was just disappointed in all, I was really hoping to find an excellent Italian restaurant.

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LI
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always fantastic and the service is the same. We love this place. I will say that I wish the outdoor patio was more inviting. Please remodel. We’ll always come back.

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AD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant with excellent specials and a fabulous menu. The salmon salad is great light dinner, the pizza salad is great to share. The bread and oil is delish!

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great please to get together with friends. Seating accommodates large groups. Delicious pizzas!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Three out of four of us has specials and all were disappointed - one person had to send theirs back because the beef tips were so overdone he couldn’t even pierce them with a fork. They brought out a new dish of it but still wasn’t good. Another person had dick breast with a “potato pancake” which turned out to be mashed potatoes lumped together and were stone cold

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Absolutely loved it and coming back.

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