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647 A1A Beach Blvd, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-7957 (3rd Street)
Public shuttle from the downtown area.
+1 904-471-7332
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Hours:
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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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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19 reviews
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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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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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125 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Nice little cozy restaurant. Excellent food, nice staff. Good location. Owner who is the chef does special orders for costumers.

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Little River, California
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We are visiting the St. Augustine area and spotted this restaurant due to the art-deco design of the building and decided to give it a try. Glad we did! The food was very good and the service very professional but relaxed at the same time. Our waiter, Dewayne, was excellent and very knowledgably. The signature Fruits of The Sea pasta... More 

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Ocean Grove, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Best restaurant we've tried in St. Augustine Beach. The service has always been wonderful, the food delicious. In a class by itself.

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New York City, New York
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Need to retrain their waitstaff ... We live in St. augustine and understand good food and service ..... This is a small upscale restaurant , and food for the most part is good, but they should change the menu more often .. ( It never Changes ) and remove the gnocchi off the menu, .... or compliment it with a... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

decided to try this place on a slow tuesday night in the area, 3 adults and 3 kids . We have a 2 of rack of lamb and a few other items, all were excellent not over salted and cooked perfect..dessert was also a dream and took 2 extra home will be back to try again. Not sure how well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Good food and excellent service. Have been twice, both times great value . Only small thing was cold capacinno and need another server.

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Additional Information about Cafe Atlantico

Address: 647 A1A Beach Blvd, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-7957
Phone Number: +1 904-471-7332
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine  >  Saint Augustine Beach
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
Average Prices: USD $10 to $20
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pasta, Italian, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 647 A1A Beach Blvd, 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 to $20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pasta, Italian, Seafood

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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