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Borago

80 E County Highway 30a, Santa Rosa Beach, FL FL/32459
850 231-9167
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This Italian restaurant is easy to drive by without stopping in- big mistake! This is a fantastic restaurant with real Italian cuisine and superb service. If you're staying in Destin, Watercolor, or Santa Rosa, this restaurant will not disappoint. It is very affordable, clean, and the ambience is great for families or couples romance.

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AleaDragon, Wife of owner at Borago, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us and taking the time to write a review. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed everything! Thank you!! Alea Dragon More

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Unfriendly hostess. Friendly and knowledgeable server, but took 10 minutes to be greeted and another 10 to get drinks. Food was delicious but entrees took 45 minutes to arrive after delivery of appetizers. Our table only had appetizer and entrees. Scallops and pork tenderloin were perfectly prepared.

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AleaDragon, Wife of owner at Borago, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear about your experience. I have forwarded your email to our manager so that he is also aware. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your food but disappointed about your experience. Again, I apologize and I hope you will give us a try another day. Thank you, Alea Dragon More

Southlake, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food here is excellent and they have a pretty good wine selection as well. The exterior of the building has a beautiful garden like setting, the bar inside is the typical, but the dining room is not that cool to be honest so we usually sit at the bar. Their meatball appetizer is awesome and it is served with... More

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AleaDragon, Alea Dragon, wife of owner at Borago, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us 5 stars and taking the time to write a kind review. I am sorry the dining room is not to you liking but thankfully the bar suits you as it does many others. We've debated over the years about changing things...maybe one day. Thank you for dining with us! Thank you, Alea Dragon More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Last night was our third time at Borago. It's a tiny, unassuming place that my husband & I discovered quite by chance one morning while out biking. Each time we've gone, it's been delightful. Yes, it's a bit pricey, but not out of line with most restaurants in the area. With three kids in the family, one being a Pescetarianism,... More

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AleaDragon, Wife of Owner at Borago, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for dining with us!! More

Dothan, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My wife & I decided to try this restaurant recently. We both love Italian food & had a great experience here. The food and service was excellent. For a nicer meal in this area, the price is about what you would expect. I think our total tab was around $130, but we had an appetizer, 2 entrees, 2 desserts &... More

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AleaDragon, wife of owner and bookkeeper at Borago, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review on Trip Advisor. We really do appreciate it and we get very excited to see the good ones!! Thank you so much for dining with us. Thank you, Alea Dragon More

atlbride09
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My husband and I recently returned from a trip to Seaside and Watercolor and had the opportunity to dine here one night. The food is exceptional, but I will preface by saying that Italian is my all-time favorite cuisine. The atmosphere was very low lit with a very nice screened outdoor patio area. My husband had the bolognese and only... More

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AleaDragon, wife of owner and bookkeeper at Borago, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a very nice review for us. We get excited about seeing the good reviews and we make sure all the staff know about each of our reviews. Thank you so much for dining with us! Thank you, Alea Dragon More

Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Haven't been in years and wasn't expecting much. Boy was I surprised! The hostess was on the ball and seated us at a great table on the porch.the service was so outstanding that never during the meal did you look up and look for a server. They were always there with whatever you wanted. The food was great. We started... More

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AleaDragon, wife of owner and bookkeeper at Borago, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your super nice review of Borago. We get so excited to read the good ones!! Our manager reads all reviews to the staff so I think it keeps them motivated. Thank you so much for dining with us! Thank you, Alea Dragon More

Campbell Hall, New York
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Twenty plus celebrating my nieces special Birthday after just finishing chemo treatments for breast cancer. The restaurant could not have handled such a large crowd any better. Appetizers, drinks, and so many different entrees not sure how they kept up without even a small glitch. We were seated in private porch and rest of restaurant was at capacity. More than... More

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AleaDragon, wife of owner and bookkeeper at Borago, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review of Borago. We really do appreciate it and we get super excited to read the good ones!! Thank you for dining with us. Thank you, Alea Dragon More

Tupelo, Mississippi
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We ordered chicken fettuccine (good but I could have added some salt & pepper) meat bolognese (very good, a little kick of spice) calamari (decent) pork tenderloin w/ fingerling potatoes and asparagus ( all very good. Huge asparagus cooked excellently) the service was wonderful and it was not too loud bc the restaurant wasnt busy (wed 7pm) the prices are... More

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AleaDragon, wife of owner and bookkeeper at Borago, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Borago. We certainly love to read the good ones!! We hope you will try us again sometime. Thank you for dining with us. Thank you, Alea Dragon More

Easley, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Without a doubt from the wine and appetizers to entrees and dessert the meal was exceptional. The chef/owner knows how to create a dining experience to remember. The fresh seafood fricassee with shrimp, scallops, and lump crab with cheese polenta was fabulous. Our cocktail was prepared by a bartender who said she enjoys creating her own unique drinks...the pink cello... More

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AleaDragon, wife of owner at Borago, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! So happy to hear you had a great experience. More

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