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80 E County Highway 30a, Santa Rosa Beach, FL FL/32459
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: Reservations
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Most recent review
Cool bar area, good food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
G8tors5
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Gainesville, Fl
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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Gainesville, Fl
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
151 reviews 151 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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 

East Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here many, many times due to the great food but after my latest visit I won't be back. We had a 6:30 reservation but arrived at 6:10. There were five tables and they said they wanted us to wait until our reservation as they didn't want their kitchen to be overloaded. The owner/manager came out and when... More 

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

I am really sorry about your experience. I hope you will give us another chance sometime. More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Borago is delicious Italian fare and is a very popular spot with the locals. Every time I think about going out to eat on 30A (where I live), Borago is usually where I want to go. I'm like a lot of people, I think, and order the same 2-3 entrees every time - alternating them. I love the chicken piccata,... More 

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

Thank you for your review and thank you for writing such a great one! We are thrilled to see we are your favorite restaurant on 30A! Great compliment! Thank you! More 

Davenport, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife is still recovering from stem cell trasplant, so taste buds and digestive tract are a battle. But the waiter and staff bent over backwards to make sure she enjoyed her meal. Her grouper was perfect! My chicken was a little dry -over cooked- and I mentioned it to the owner who immediately comped our desert. We will be... More 

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

Thank you for your nice review and taking the time to write it. So happy to hear it was a good birthday dinner for your wife. Thank you for dining with us!! More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants on 30A. Great Italian food while at the beach. The pasta dishes are all excellent. The three meat Bolognese is a must have. . I prefer the chicken piccata, which I had earlier tonight, and it was awesome. They also make an amazing Caesar salad. I always go yo Borago's when down on 30A. 👍

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

Thank you for your review. So happy to hear we are one of your favorites! Thank you!! More 

Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Have not been to Borago in about 4 years. I am sitting at the bar....waiting, waiting, waiting. ...I am sure that our order will eventually arrive.

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

I apologize for your wait. I hope you will give us chance again sometime. Again, so sorry. More 

Orlando
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My husband is Italian, so his standards are high. His dinner at Borago literally brought tears to his eyes. ("Just like Grandma used to make.") We were in heaven after the appetizers, including arroncini (honestly, the best I've ever had), veal meatballs, scallops with polenta, and fresh-baked bread. We took advantage of our waiter's suggestion to order half-portions of entrees... More 

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

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

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We've been dining here for over 10 years. Every trip to the beach includes dinner at Borago. We usually dine here on our first night. We always have the veal meatballs and the sea scallops appetizers which are both served over soft cheese polenta. They are outstanding as well as the entrees. one of my favorite dishes is the Angel... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. You mentioned two of my favorites...scallop app and angel hair red chilies! Thank you for dining with us every time you are in town, we really appreciate it! Thank you, Alea Dragon More 

Point Clear, Alabama
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Entrees were excellent. I would say the chicken piccata was divine. Service was spot on ! Nice selection of entrees and varied.

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

Thank you for your review and 5 star rating, we really appreciate it! Thanks 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: 850 231-9167

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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