About Terra & Acqua

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.

134 Sea Grove Main St
St. Augustine, FL 32060
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 429-9647

Website:
http://www.terraacquarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Music on Thursday.

Executive Chef:
Simone Parisi

Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining room is available for up to 100 people.

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

Terra & Acqua Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (10)
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Good for a Date (10)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Authentic (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Romantic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Quaint restaurant were the food was wonderful and service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service, food excellent

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Really great experience, our server was knowledgeable and helped us pick some wonderful wines. The food was excellent.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food is excellent. So is the wine. But, we have never felt that the atmosphere was really welcoming, as pertains to the "greeting" staff or the wait staff. And, facing the parking lot means facing several floor to ceiling glass panels, which are really dirty and have large sheets of paper sloppily taped on them. I guess this is some sort of notice to those on the outside. So, good food, but the ambiance is lacking, and that's a shame. But, they can fix this, if they want to.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Rare miss. We come here quite often and I have never had a poor experience until tonight. Food took forever to come out. When I got it I had a huge bone in the chicken (pizza salad) mind you it’s supposed to be chicken breast. I nearly choked on it. Needless to say I was done eating at that point. I showed the waitress, who brought it to the kitchens attention. Everyone seemed pretty apathetic to the situation. No apologies no manager nothing. I assumed they would at minimum take my meal off the check as I was unable to finish it for obvious reasons, boy was I wrong. Nothing. Simply horrible.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The restaurant was very nice and modern. The food was good, salmon and homemade pasta was excellent. Service was much less than desirable. Only one waitress who was very rude. We had seven in our party and she brought six dinners. The seventh was brought when the rest of us had finished eating, telling us the salmon was very thick and must have taken longer to cook on the grill. If this was the case, the cook must prepare for this and serve all the dinners together. Very disappointed with such a nice ambiance.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Another wonderful meal! My wife had the mahi which was perfect! But I had the zupa de pesch (sp?) was FANTASTIC! The broth was SO tasty that I asked for extra bread so I could lap it all up! Plus, Paul our server, recommended the blueberry tart which was scrumptious.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My wife and I went here for our anniversary. The service was outstanding; our cups were never empty. The food was phenomenal! It was very busy and somewhat noisy inside, but not too much to take away ambiance. I do not regret having made this the place to celebrate our anniversary, and will probably come here again next time we are in town.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

House made pasta can’t be beaten. Very fresh ingredients. Great find!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We dine here at least once a month. The offerings are always good.At times they are exceptional. The service is always good- sometimes it is exceptional (home made pasta is always great). The wine by-the-glass is an area for improvement and the desserts are very good.
Terra & Aqua is an very good restaurant. I enjoy it for lunch more than I do dinner.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We have eaten here a couple of times now and each time the service and meal were excellent. Highly recommend this place for special occasions. Or just a great dinner experience. The server.s are excellent and the food was wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I've been to Terra Aqua 3 times in the past month. Every time I go I'm that much more enamored with it! This last round featured Butternut Squash Ravioli (swoon) and the salted caramel gelato (drool!)

Service is always friendly & the price point is amazing. Love it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Another wonderful meal! We both had the scallops over butternut cheese risotto with asparagus. Might have liked one or maybe 2 more scallops for the price though. Paul, our server did an excellent job of keeping everything flowing at a nice, steady pace!!!! Going back tonight for the Community Table!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Enjoyed the food and wine the service was excellent

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We love Terra and Aqua for get-togethers with our friends and/or family. The food is great and service is excellent. You can sit and have a relaxing evening without feeling rushed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food at Terra and Acqua is consistently good. Service was good even though they were short staffed because of the upcoming evacuation for the hurricane. Really appreciated them being open so we could get a good meal after a long day. Portions are so good that I had some lasagne leftovers for breakfast.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This was our second visit. This visit was as good as the first. Great food! great wine! everyone in our dinner group really enjoyed it here.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Firstly, Niko was the best server we have ever had. That is saying a lot as we dine out frequently and have had many fine servers. He has personality plus, attentive without being intrusive, and excellent knowledge of the menu and wine. The food: bread was to die for. Wood fired with a fabulous EVOO and balsamic. The romaine, pear, Gorgonzola, and balsamic salad was excellent. Lasagna with quality ingredients, fresh, and obviously made the same day just not used to béchamel in this dish. Overall very tasty! We had a special of the day taglialini with shrimp and an avocado and lemon sauce. Excellent flavor. Shrimp perfectly cooked. The only thing that I would have done differently is to add some pasta water to the sauce as it was a bit gloppy. Also, needed a bit more lemon. Otherwise great dish. Love this restaurant. Will definitely be back!

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Awesome food with explosive flavors! Tiramisu is on the top three ever tried.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food and service was outstanding. This may have been the best italian cuisine I've eaten in the state of Florida and I've lived here since 1994.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great Food & Service. Amazing Cocktails.
Flavor incredible.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Our experience here was outstanding. I love seafood and thought the chopping was excellent. My husband is a meat lover and enjoyed the lasagne. We would definitely dine here again.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Wonderful server and delicious meal. Our second visit. Not overly fancy but a fun though noisy environment. We will certainly be back.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food and service were great. Nice setup, just a little too noisy for my taste. But we will come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Even though I made a reservation almost a week in advance they sat us in the NOISY bar area. Our waiter Geoffrey was literally running around like a crazy person...taking shots at tables with other guest, laughing and partying behind the bar. Their homemade pastas are great but I chose the special...risotto with scallops. The risotto was tasteless, lukewarm, and only had 3 rubbery scallops all for $26...didn't even come with a side salad. It took forever to get our food and an eternity to get the bill. Because my dinner companions , former restaurant owners, had the same experience with the same waiter two weeks earlier they said something to the manager at the bar about our waiter being a mess his response was...he's a good guy. What?? If You dine there be specific....1) don't sit in the bar 2) request not to be in Geoffrey's section

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommended to anyone in the area.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 12, 2017

ALWAYS a GREAT meal. WE both had the lasagna this time and woke up the following morning saying, "Let's go back!" (Well, we didn't that night but we will go back soon.) lol

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Unfortunately we found the happy hour was for only the bar that's after they seated us elsewhere...the ambience is fine for a family pizza night...food overpriced for the taste...but probably in line with being the only close restaurant in a neighborhood...we had a waiter at the next table talking with a single woman for over 20 minutes...very annoying like hit on her after you get off work!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

This was an outstanding find outside busy downtown St Augustine. Right off Route A1A - worth the short drive. The menu is excellent with wonderful choices. Not your typical run of the mill Italian restaurant - the offerings are well thought out, artfully prepared and generous in portion. Prices are amazingly reasonable and chefs use locally raised and caught menu items. Service is outstanding - we loved Paul! Aesthetically pleasing interior and open kitchen is always fun. Wish we had this in Port St. Lucie! Loved Terra & Acqua.......ps: wine list is lovely and reasonable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We enjoyed our food. However service was terrible. "JJ" our waitstaff was terrible. We were served our appetizer which we were sharing. No side plates. I had to get up from table and ask for two. Our water glasses were filled when we first arrived but were not refilled. We then ordered a 2nd plate and had again ask for plates. We then wanted to order our final meal and JJ was outside with no tables that he was taking care of. He then came in and we ordered. We were neglected throughout our meal. Noise was at a high level. While we enjoyed our meal we will not return

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 24, 2017

We had the best meal we've had in Anestatia Beach. Paul our waiter was very attentive and helpful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 22, 2017

My husband and I stopped for an early dinner at Terra and Aqua, on the way home to Jacksonville from Palm Coast. To start, we split the avocado bruschetta -- delicious but a little pricey at $11 for 2 pieces and 3 shrimp. Our entrees, Cioppino and the short ribs, were also delicious and generous portions for the price. The bread is wonderful and our server gladly brought us additional for the Cioppino. We ordered a bottle of the house Chianti for $31. The Vivino app shows approximate retail in the $11 - $12 range. We generally prefer to eat in restaurants whose wine markup is 2x retail or less. So next time, we will probably check out the wines by the bottle section, knowing that the cheaper house wines sold by the glass or bottle are usually marked up more than the wines by the bottle. Or, we will go Monday through Friday during Happy Hour which ends at 6 PM. All in all, another excellent experience at Terra and Aqua. We will continue to eat there when we are in the St. Augustine area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Terrific meal, waitress provided great suggestions, yum!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great food , good wine and reasonable prices

More of a beachie ambience rather than Italian

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Outstanding meal. Had group of 8, we tried most of the varied specials menu and all were delicious.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Excellent and authentic. Wife loves the seafood and the pasta and pizzas are top notch.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Very good food and atmosphere. We always enjoy eating there and I am sure we will go again soon!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We have heard wonderful reviews from others on Terra & Acqua and wish we would have given it a try before now! OUTSTANDING! Everything was so fresh and delicious and the presentation was spot on! We were very impressed and Terra & Acqua is now high on our list of local faves! I had a fantastic fresh and beautiful beet salad and added grilled shrimp. Husband had the chicken grilled under a brick that was so tasty and tender with yummy truffle mashed potatoes. Our friends had the wahoo fish which she said was one of the best fish dishes she has ever had. The other had a rib eye cooked perfectly. The service was very personal and all were extremely friendly. Can't wait to go back soon....and again and again! I want to try everything on their menu - every meal being served looked delicious!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Good was wonderful, Service very good and informative. Definitely recommend

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We frequent this restaurant on occasion...food is always good. Service is top notch. They were busy as it was 4th of July weekend did not hamper us from having a delightful evening. Celebrated my husbands Birthday.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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