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Cafe Atlantico

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Italian, Organic
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647 A1A Beach Blvd, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-7957 (3rd Street)
Public shuttle from the downtown area.
904-471-7332
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food excellent service

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Jim T
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Saint Augustine, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Quiet restaurant, tries to be upscale. I had seafood over linguine. It was watery and lacked taste. My wife had a pasta dish that was also watery and skimpy. Price points are ok but the food is not. Many other nicer choices in the area. See my review of this restaurant on google

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful time. Miguel and his staff were charming, passionate about their food and very attentive. The whole atmosphere is so quaint and comfortable it felt like we were treated extra special. Treat yourself and come see the good people and the even better food at Cafe Atlantico!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I had a disappointing dinner a few years back but decided to try Atlantico again. The Valentines menu was preset, the food was bland and tasteless. The pears in the salad tasted out of a can not fresh, the scallops seemed to be microwaved. I was expecting a nice 2 to 3 inch fillet mignon, it was tough, fatty and... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had a not-so-good experience the first time around but decided to try again for Valentine's Day. This place advertises as "up market" but they are anything but. Paper tablecloths over the linen ones? Out of the wine we ordered (same as last time), did not post on website nor tell us when we booked that it was a fixed menu... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

my favorite pasta is fettuccine bolognese, having had in many retaurants inth USA and often i Italy where i go each year,primairily to dine,,,,, Cafe Atlantico version is 5 star,,,,a nd on of the pleaures eating there is wonderful Miguel taking care of all your dining needs. Moving to St Augustine fromNYC and this will be a regular on my... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Very disappointing. Although plenty of tables available, we were seated at a very small table for two; which would have been fine if just stopping by for drinks, but not for dinner. Two waiters tended all the tables. We placed a drink order that never arrived; not until we finally asked the second waiter. The few pieces of French bread... More 

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Indianapolis
Top Contributor
625 reviews 625 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
365 helpful votes 365 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went here last year and had a great experience. This year we brought friends and over-sold the place. The food was still good but the waiter was pretentious and borderline rude. He smilingly told us "I can't understand how people can live in those places" when we told him (after he asked) what the temperatures were in our home... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Last night was our second time eating here. Miguel is once again awesome! Typically I don't take the time to write reviews like this and can't imagine why anyone would give this place a negative review quite honestly. It's cute, charming, Miguel made us laugh and the food is wonderful. My first impression of these people that give this place... More 

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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: 904-471-7332

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?