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80 E County Highway 30a, Santa Rosa Beach, FL FL/32459
+1 850-231-9167
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are a small contemporary Italian restaurant. We have a full bar and...
We are a small contemporary Italian restaurant. We have a full bar and bar area, dining room with open kitchen and a screened in porch area. We are chef owned and operated and at least one of the two owner/chefs can be found in the kitchen every night. We have a excellent staff most of whom have been with us for many years. We had our 15 year anniversary on March 1, 2015 with the same two owner/chefs for that time. We have a nice variety of food to choose from, with appetizers like calamari and pan seared sea scallops, salads like Caesar and arugula, pastas like angel hair with pan seared shrimp and three meat bolognese and entrees like grouper nicoise and roasted eggplant lasagna. Please come and give us a try!
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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just really good food and service!

My wife and I went to Borago this past Thursday. It was late and we didn't make reservations. They were really busy but they cleared a table and got us right in. We are not big fans of Italian food but both love eating here. The servers are really down to earth and helpful. We have made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Mickj12
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went to Borago this past Thursday. It was late and we didn't make reservations. They were really busy but they cleared a table and got us right in. We are not big fans of Italian food but both love eating here. The servers are really down to earth and helpful. We have made numerous requests for... More 

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Iowa
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We walked to the restaurant from our hotel and arrived at 5:45pm on Friday night (15 minutes before opening). We were able to sit at the bar and enjoy a drink and get a table without a reservation. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Like others, we wished there were more than four tiny pieces of the delicious bread... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here last fall with friends from Orlando. We all agreed that it was a fantastic dinner. When we agreed to meet again in the Santa Rosa area the first thing we wanted to do was make a date to eat here again. We were all concerned that the anticipation might overshadow the actual experience. Our dinner was better... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The staff are friendly and service was very good. The food was delicious as always. I wish they would bring more than four small pieces of bread to the table. If you ask for more it is an additional charge. The salad is also additional and I was disappointed that it was on the sparse side.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Borago is my favorite restaurant in the world! If I had to choose my last meal, it would be the grouper nicoise with the chocolate creme brûlée for dessert. I have been going here since they opened and have never been disappointed. The wait staff doesn't seem to change much either and they are fantastic! The ladies from my church... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We chose Borago based on many positive online reviews and its convenience to our Grayton Beach rental and we were not disappointed. We shared an order of some of the best calamari I have ever had, while intermittently discussing entrees and wines with our server. I ordered their three meat bolognese which was different from my Marcella Hazan based expectations,... More 

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

So happy to read you enjoyed our restaurant and the Grayton Beach area. We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review. We hope to see you again and thank you for dining with us!! Thank you, Alea Dragon More 

Canton,Ohio
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Very cozy setting with a large drink and wine list. I had the Chicken Piccata. The meal was well executed and really hit the spot. The server also did an excellent job helping us to box up the portions to go.

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Thank you for your kind review, we appreciate hearing from our customers. Thank you for dining with us! Thank you, Alea Dragon More 

Marietta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The bread, the calamares and all the other food we eat there. Highly recommandable. Cosy restaurant with seperated bar and an open kitchen.

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

Gainesville, Fl
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We started in the bar where we enjoyed a nice bottle of Zin, the bartenders were friendly and fun to be with. We ate in the dining room which is intimate and welcoming. Be sure to start with the Meatballs...Mama Mia!! I had the Filet ( wonderful ) which was served with a delicious risotto, and my husband had the... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review and thank you for dining with us! We hope to see you again sometime. Thank you!! More 

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We came here after seeing their reviews on Trip Advisor and they did not disappoint. This is now one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Rosa Beach. Here’s why. They have a very cool bar area where you can enjoy a cocktail before your reservation time. We went about 15 minutes early so we could have a drink at the... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a very nice review. We really appreciate it. Thank you for dining with us! Thank you, Alea Dragon More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 E County Highway 30a, Santa Rosa Beach, FL FL/32459
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-231-9167

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

We are a small contemporary Italian restaurant. We have a full bar and bar area, dining room with open kitchen and a screened in porch area. We are chef owned and operated and at least one of the two owner/chefs can be found in the kitchen every night. We have a excellent staff most of whom have been with us for many years. We had our 15 year anniversary on March 1, 2015 with the same two owner/chefs for that time. We have a nice variety of food to choose from, with appetizers like calamari and pan seared sea scallops, salads like Caesar and arugula, pastas like angel hair with pan seared shrimp and three meat bolognese and entrees like grouper nicoise and roasted eggplant lasagna. Please come and give us a try!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?