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Cafe Atlantico

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Italian, Organic, Seafood
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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: Dessert, Dinner, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 31
    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, Pretentious service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
brunello0549
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Little River, California
2 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?