We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Atlantico

$$
Italian, Organic
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
647 A1A Beach Blvd, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-7957 (3rd Street)
Public shuttle from the downtown area.
904-471-7332
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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.
read more
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dinner
Reservations
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 129 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Valentine dinner disappointment

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Jim W
,
Saint Augustine, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis
Top Contributor
596 reviews 596 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
339 helpful votes 339 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We wanted to dine at a restaurant near the Beach Blast-off so we booked a table here for New Year's Eve. We knew it was prix fixe ($50 per person) but we were disappointed that an Italian restaurant did not offer any choices that were traditional Italian. Only two options: fish or beef Wellington. We both had the latter. Food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cullman, Alabama
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is NOT an olive garden type restaurant. It is a small, white tablecloth, 1-2employee setting. The menu is limited, but genuin. It is a little pricey, and I wouldn't bring children. We used a restaurant.com coupon which made the meal more affordable. It is a lovely place to enjoy an Italian dinner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great, authentic Italian food. Nice atmosphere. I highly recommend this place to anyone in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exeter, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I dined at this beautiful restaurant while vacationing in St. Augustine Beach. Excellent food and service, A little pricey for the area but worth the cost.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe Atlantico also viewed

 
Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine
 

Been to Cafe Atlantico? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Atlantico staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?