Alto Mare Fish Bar To Open With a Splash On Beach Drive

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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.

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The bar back splash

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.

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Close up of the post back splash behind the bar

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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.

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Tile below the bar top.

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Beautiful upscale industrial ceiling

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.

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Allison Harris, Rene Hernandez & Chef Joshua Breen (taken 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.

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Booth seating ready for installation on the right side of the restaurant

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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Mermaid mural on the ladies room door

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  • Alto Mare Fish Bar
  • 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.

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DISCLAIMER: Kevin, Lori, Abby, & Haley do not dine anonymously (this would be impossible) and we sometimes get free food (though never expected). However, we dine with the locals and we support our own. You will always get honesty in a respectful manner.
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4 Responses

  1. This looks amazing God bless you and may you have many, many years of success on your endeavors.
  2. Restaurant openings are coming fast and furious. I just can’t keep up. If you ever have a chance, just a list of openings over the last 6 months or so would be helpful so I could try them all! With it getting close to snowbird time of year, a list might help them discover new places too. Thanks for all you do. Enjoy the posts, articles, podcast etc.
    • Kevin Godbee Kevin Godbee
      Here’s your list. https://stpetersburgfoodies.com/tag/new-restaurants-st-petersburg-2018/

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