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647 A1A Beach Boulevad, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-7957 (3rd Street)
Public shuttle from the downtown area.
+1 904-471-7332
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Hailing from the vibrant city of Naples, Paolo Pece is a certified master...
Hailing from the vibrant city of Naples, Paolo Pece is a certified master chef by the Italian Culinary Institute located in that ancient city. Chef Pece completed his training in his brother’s bistro during a two-year apprenticeship working under a European master chef before moving to New York City. There he worked as a sous chef in Al Bacio restaurant on the Upper East Side. Before opening his own restaurant in 1999, he served as Executive Chef for Il Ristorante in Chambersburg, Penn. At Cafe Atlantico, food and art provide a sensory feast in Chef Pece’s intimate and elegant contemporary Italian restaurant. The freshest seafood, pork, steak, pasta, poultry, and Italian specialty ingredients are prepared using classical cooking techniques and the menu changes seasonally. House made desserts include authentic tiramisu, panna cotta, and torta caprese; and the wine list features numerous Italian varietals and vintages as well as boutique wines from all over the world.
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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"Lost and Found"

We decided to try that restaurant while visiting St. Augustine. Driving there, we were lost for over 1 hour as people gave us the wrong direction. We finally contacted the restaurant and the server was courteous, knowledgeable into providing us proper direction. He greeted us at the door and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Sony Michelle P
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Jackson, New Jersey
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Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful little restaurant with delicious food. It has a nice quiet environment. Service is always good.

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were with family of 4, 2 children age 9 and 11. The dinner was very good en the service too. Not too expensive and still with a high standard. Toilet was clean too, i can recommend to anybody.

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Ossining, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had a great meal,expertly prepared,and our host Lane made the dinner even more enjoyable. It was a small restaurant with a very cool and relaxing ambiance. The food, and the wine was excellent.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We decided to try that restaurant while visiting St. Augustine. Driving there, we were lost for over 1 hour as people gave us the wrong direction. We finally contacted the restaurant and the server was courteous, knowledgeable into providing us proper direction. He greeted us at the door and inquired about our drive. The restaurant is very small with a... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Just ate for the third time at Cafe Atlantico for the third time. Every time the food is absolutely gourmet and the service is equal to the food.

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paolop85, Owner at CAFE ATLANTICO, responded to this review

We thank you very much for your nice feedback. More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Courteous waitstaff greeted us by name at the door. No fuss about bringing our own wine (there is a reasonable corking fee). Lovely, slow-paced meal, no rushing of courses and an attentive, non-intrusive server.

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paolop85, Owner at CAFE ATLANTICO, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope to see you soon! More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went with my wife. Had calamari and lasagna. The food was great. Small place with a very home style atmosphere. Good deserts. Better than I have found anywhere else.

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paolop85, Owner at CAFE ATLANTICO, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Great food last night! Loved the atmosphere, we sat outside, enjoyed wine appetizers and fantastic seafood! Can't wait to go back!

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St Augustine Beach, Florida, United States
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151 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I don't know how they stay in business. We were the only patrons in the restaurant at 7:00 pm. The menu was sparse. The air was warm and stale. White paper over linen tablecloth was cheesy and noisy. The bread was stale and lacked any flavor. Pasta dishes were watery and lacked flavor too. Atmosphere was awkward and uncomfortable. Way... More 

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paolop85, Owner at CAFE ATLANTICO, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. However we are saddened to hear about your experience, therefore we apologize. We hope you will be giving us another chance, and returning to our restaurant in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Atlantico. We have been coming to St. Augustine for years and had never tried this restaurant.....what a terrific find! Thanks to the chef, our food was prepared to perfection Our server, Laine provided us with a great description of the various food choices and was attentive to our every need. Can't wait to come... More 

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We are glad you enjoyed your experience, and wanted to thank you for your comment. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 647 A1A Beach Boulevad, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-7957
    (3rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Public shuttle from the downtown area.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine  >  Saint Augustine Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-471-7332

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Hailing from the vibrant city of Naples, Paolo Pece is a certified master chef by the Italian Culinary Institute located in that ancient city. Chef Pece completed his training in his brother’s bistro during a two-year apprenticeship working under a European master chef before moving to New York City. There he worked as a sous chef in Al Bacio restaurant on the Upper East Side. Before opening his own restaurant in 1999, he served as Executive Chef for Il Ristorante in Chambersburg, Penn. At Cafe Atlantico, food and art provide a sensory feast in Chef Pece’s intimate and elegant contemporary Italian restaurant. The freshest seafood, pork, steak, pasta, poultry, and Italian specialty ingredients are prepared using classical cooking techniques and the menu changes seasonally. House made desserts include authentic tiramisu, panna cotta, and torta caprese; and the wine list features numerous Italian varietals and vintages as well as boutique wines from all over the world.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?