Lori Brown · Oct 9, 2018 · 1 min read
Mazzaro's owners, Kurt and Mary Cuccaro, are set to open a new restaurant named Alto Mare Fish Bar, mid-November/early December right next door to Annata. (Alto Mare means deep sea in Italian.) It will be located where the Hooker Tea Co. used to be. The restaurant is a seafood concept with a Hamptons seaside coastal airy feel featuring outdoor seating and about 40 seats inside. We got a sneak peek of the interior and will tease you with a few photos.
Annata's Executive Chef, Joshua Breen, will apply his talents to both restaurants. The menu will feature local seafood along with options that they will be flying in from other regions of the country such as the northeast and the northwest.
The menu will feature crudos, oysters (both raw and cooked), clams, mussels, vegetarian and meat options with a European flair. One menu item chef teased us with is a seafood tower which will consist of, depending on season: lobster tails, jumbo prawns, snow crab or Alaskan king crab, tuna belly, salmon belly, uni.
Sommelier and GM, Rene Hernandez, of Annata is developing the wine and beer menu. The bar will be more focused on refreshing beer, flavorful and refreshing white wines and champagnes, drinks that are better paired with the type of seafood that they will be serving. They will have some red wine options, just not as expansive as they have at Annata.
All of the kitchen equipment, bar coolers, bar tops, cabinets, lighting and furniture (custom made but are at the warehouse) have arrived and are waiting for installation.
Cuccaro said, "In general if you like seafood, you're going to like the menu that will be available and if you like the smaller, cozier type of atmosphere, then you'll like the space."
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- Fresh Seafood, Oysters, Fish
- 300 Beach Dr NE #124, St Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Fresh oysters, seafood and seaside fare served in downtown St Pete in an upscale beachside feel setting.