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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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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quite pleasant dinning

Short but diverse selections on menu, very reasonable prices, excellent house Chanti they grow their own vegetables on the property

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Sheldon C
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Saint Augustine
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Dined here last night for NYE, prix fixe menu, which I'm actually OK with usually, but last night was not good. This used to be our favorite special occasion restaurant with great food. We got 1 tuna and 1 steak off the menu and is was subpar to say the least. The steak was small and over cooked and the... More 

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Thank Courtney C
Flossmoor
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Everything I have ever ordered from the menu is delicious and beautiful. And the customer service is out of this world. The owner of Atlantico goes out of his way to add the extra touches to make sure your experience is the very best.

Helpful?
Thank Cmille13
paolop85, Owner at CAFE ATLANTICO, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comment. We look forward seeing you again! More 

Saint Augustine
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Short but diverse selections on menu, very reasonable prices, excellent house Chanti they grow their own vegetables on the property

Helpful?
Thank Sheldon C
paolop85, Owner at CAFE ATLANTICO, responded to this review

We're glad that you've enjoyed your experience. Thank you very much for coming, we appreciate your business. More 

Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

restaurant was a total rip off. We got hungry on Thanksgiving night, and stopped in as most of the other facilities were closed. When we entered the restaurant the staff was okay. However it went downhill from there. The waitress who served us, was inefficient to say the least. Forgot our drinks, our salads and our silverware. I also noted... More 

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Thank Richard M
paolop85, General Manager at CAFE ATLANTICO, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your very important feedback regarding your recent Thanksgiving dining experience. Café Atlántico has been proudly servicing the community of St. Augustine for over 16-years and prides itself on providing our guests with the best possible service, experience, cuisine and atmosphere. Being that Café Atlántico was closed for business on Thanksgiving,... More 

Essex, UK
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169 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Cafe Atlantico describes itself as "Casual Italian dining". It's an honest claim for this small restaurant. The menu has a number of seafood dishes but enough alternatives to satisfy those of us who have an allergy to shellfish. The "salmon filet" was chosen by two of us and was fine as was the accompanying red wine. The service was good... More 

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Thank JohnScott48
St augustine, fl
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

As always, a perfect meal at our favorite restaurant in St. Augustine. Love the cod in parchment paper! My husband had the T-bone steak cooked perfectly. Lightly sautéed calamari and homemade bread. Homemade Tiramisu for dessert w/ an exquisite bottle of Pinot Noir. Wonderful and perfect meal!

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Thank Mconlon1
paolop85, Owner at CAFE ATLANTICO, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Café Atlantico for your anniversary! Café Atlántico will use this helpful information as a tool to continue to strive for excellence in all areas of our restaurant operations. Regards, More 

Saint Augustine Beach
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for fresh homemade real itlalian this is the perfect place, quiet, laid back service is wonderful and the food is amazing everytime never disappointed!! The homemade lasagna is out of this world!!😊

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Thank Brittany P
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The building is quaint but does not match the food they serve. It is not upscale. The server/owner was very friendly. My husband had filet mignon and he said it was one of the best he ever had. He ordered a caeser salad which was huge and had their own homemade dressing. It was excellent as well. I had chicken... More 

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Thank WilBAR5
Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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

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Thank BeverlandFlorida
paolop85, Owner at CAFE ATLANTICO, responded to this review

We always appreciate great reviews!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Jochen v
paolop85, Owner at CAFE ATLANTICO, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review!! 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?