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Join us for a great dining experience, fantastic seafood and oysters, & much more! Located in the heart of Downtown St.Petersburg, Florida
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every thing I have eaten here is amazing! The presentation is unique, the Chef is phenomenal, but most importantly the bartender Marietta is the best bartender ever! The first time My husband and I visited we sat at the bar to eat to avoid the...wait. She was friendly, and so knowledgeable about the menu and wine!. Her enthusiasm and good mood is contagious! I have come 3 time since my first visit a 2 weeks ago and sit at the bar everytime with Marietta! Also if you want oysters this is the place!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Nicole Bolinger, Marketing at Alto Mare Fish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

WOW! Thank you so much much for such a wonderful review! We are so grateful to have Marietta! We will be sure to pass on these amazing compliments! We are so glad you enjoyed the food, as well. Thank you and we look forward to...More

Reviewed March 4, 2021 via mobile

I love this little gem. Love the way it’s decorated and the vibe in there. Good is great - get a seafood tower. The pastas are also delicious! Great wine list as well.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Nicole Bolinger, Marketing at Alto Mare Fish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2021

Seafood towers are always popular, great recommendation! Thank you for this shining review! We are thrilled you love dining with us!

Reviewed March 2, 2021 via mobile

Food is amazing, great service and nice wine list. Started with bottle of rose bubbles, incredible mussels in a Pernod broth and some west coast oysters! They kept bringing out amazing food and we kept eating! On the menu is a beef carpaccio, what it...doesn’t tell you that it has a steak tartar with quail egg in the middle, who knew you could have both on one plate! We had six meals in St Pete’s, this was our favorite.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Nicole Bolinger, Marketing at Alto Mare Fish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2021

Thank you for this amazing review! You can never go wrong with starting a meal with bubbles and our Chefs are geniuses with their creations! Glad you enjoyed everything about your visit. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 13, 2021 via mobile

2 couple with my dinner first, 2 minutes later meal 2 and 3 arrived and meal 4 arrived after meal 1,2,3 were eaten. Not impressed with quality of food, maybe will give them another try down the road

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 10, 2021

I dined last night at this amazing restaurant located in the slickest part of St Pete, food was amazing, service was top notch. I forgot the servers name but she was short in stature with cool glasses.I will always return to this restaurant when visiting...St Pete.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed September 12, 2020

This place is all around amazing.. the service and food were so incredible. Alison was the best, she was so sweet and made the experience so much fun. She also had great suggestions. We ordered 4 apps to share- the scallops, mussels, grilled octopus and...the baked oysters of the day(with crab meat, truffle and Parmesan) Alison also timed our dinner perfectly. We couldn’t believe how good the food was! We enjoyed our date night so much and can’t wait to return! We were also informed of their sister restaurant next door- Annata wine bar which we are eager to try as wellMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020

There were four adults for an early evening meal last Saturday. Three of us had excellent meals while the fourth, who ordered the Happy Haddock, felt his food was just average. The rest of us enjoyed the grilled salmon and surf and turf. Ingredients were...high quality but the petite fillets were both a bit overcooked. Our appetizers were excellent. We shared clam chowder, fresh oysters and fried artichokes our weight stand was charming and provided excellent service. Would recommend for an informal.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

This is seafood counterpoint to its sister next door: Annata. It offers small plates, the roasted octopus is perfectly done, appetizers, and main events. In 3 recent visits no one at my table had anything but high praise for their fare. The wine list commendable....Service is friendly, accommodating, generally quite knowledgeable and happy to serve at the pace you desire. This is a great place to dine outside, people and moon watch and be regaled with a great dining experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

There were three of us for dinner. We shared the Octopus (small Plate) and the Mussels (in a Pernod sauce) as starters. Both were SO delicious! The accompanying sauces with the octopus were unique and oh so flavorful. The sauce with the mussels could have...been a wonderful soup. We cleared both plates with the second plate of bread. We just couldn't let it go to waste. My husband had an outstanding dish of short ribs with a smoked gouda polenta. My friend had the Salmon dish with risotto that was amazing. I had lobster bucatini fra diablo that was loaded with chunks of lobster. It could have been a bit spicier for my taste buds but for most people, I imagine it would be just fine. All dishes were beautifully presented and so flavorful. We had an amazing waitress named Sarah who had relocated here from Long Island, NY. She was knowledgable about the dishes which helped us with the ordering. I can't wait to go back to Alto Mare and try some of there other dishes. If you go early, you will find Happy hour prices on the oysters and wine. Bon Appetite!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2019

My wife and I were thinking about dinner while walking on Beach Drive and noticed Alto Mare. We thought we would give it a try. Our server, Carly, was very attentive and told us right at the start that food is served when it is...ready--- in other words, items do not set under a heat lamp until another item for the table is ready. We appreciate this. We have been disappointed at other restaurants when our food is served and is not hot. Good house wines during happy hour are $3. We ordered salad and mussels for starters. Both were excellent. My wife liked her Shrimp Scampi entree which came with more shrimp than she could eat! I helped her out a bit. My Branzino came with fingerling potatos and string beans. Very tasty.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5