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Bel Mare, Key West, FL

Bel Mare

4.7
4.7
1005 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
"Bel Mare means 'beautiful ocean' in Italian. We specialize in coastal Italian food served with an emphasis on traditional fine dining. Not only does our food come from that beautiful ocean, but our dining room overlooks it. The gorgeous yachts docked in the foreground of the A&B Marina make for stunning views and sunsets over that beautiful ocean!"

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Modern Tuscan, Sicilian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 396-4040
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Shane Wilkerson
  • Neighbourhood
    Key West
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,005 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Best Service

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Best Ambience

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Good for business meals

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Great for fine wines

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Service

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Ambience

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Good for business meals

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Great for fine wines

1,005 Reviews
  1. Natalie

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2
    Seafood was a bit disappointing! The ceviche was good and everything else was mediocre !

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  2. Miamidiner

    Miami - Dade

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5
    From the entrees;Veal marsala & the pasta dish with zucchini & seafood were not the best. Appetizers the prince Edward’s mussels & burrata were good but prosciutto/melon was only ok. Waiter was hurried.

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  3. SharonS

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    One of our favorite local restaurants for fine dining.

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  4. JohnT

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Excellent all around experience…attentive wait staff, large portion (for a half order)

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    We had family in town for Thanksgiving and the six of us enjoyed a cocktail at the bar. The bartender, Michael was fantastic! We enjoyed appetizers including the ceviche - delish, octopus - very tasty and mussels - to die for! Great wine and topped off with dessert - it was a great experience all around! Not to mention the service was superb!

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  6. KWfoodie

    Key West

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Lovely dining outside. Staff were knowledgeable and available as needed.

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  7. Sydney

    Baltimore

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Unexpected and delicious discovery! Not looking for Italian in key west but so glad we tried it. Chef's civiche and veal agnolotti were to die for. Octopus app was tender and lemony. Great service and lovely water view. We have it on our list for next time.

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  8. Neil

    Key West

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Our server was very attentive without being intrusive. Food was prepared perfectly. The deserts were decadent but not too heavy.

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  9. MonBLee

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5
    Lovely restaurant on the water. Service was very good. Food was very inconsistent unfortunately. Expected more based on reviews.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Best pasta dish of my life!

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  11. LisaAM

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    One of our best meals EVER in Key West! Perfectly cooked octopus appetizer. Lobster scampi over zucchini noodles was amazing. Linguini with white clam sauce was big even at 1/2 portion. Perfect Manhattans we’re just that, so you know the bartender knew her stuff. Jarrod, our server, was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We’d splurge again in a heartbeat for a place like this!

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  12. RachelJ

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4
    The food was marginal at best. The server was passionate about the food and provided good service.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    everything from the food to the service was great! the scallops and pork belly were delicious as well as the shrimp orecchiette. even the bread and herbed butter were delicious😋

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    We had a great dinner. Service was excellent, setting was lovely. Food was great, I loved the Lobster scampi and my husband loved the Osso Buco.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5
    Excellent crusty Italian Bread Had to ask for olive oil for dipping as they only put butter on table. Procuitte and melon was very good. Mussels appetizer was excellent as was the osso bucco. Chicken dish was a little dry but tasted good. Drinks very good Service was outstanding Atmosphere was very nice and outside of the restaurant was a small smoking lounge. Very nice

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  16. Jimm

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3
    Nice venue but better places to be had in the area. You know it’s bad when the waiter has a hard time recommending dishes. My wife got a chicken dish that was rubbery and terrible.

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  17. DocD

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    Overall3Food1Service5Ambience2
    Cesear salad was great but our main entries were not. Grouper piccata was tasteless. The veal Marsala did not taste good either. Service was excellent. Our waiter was professional and attentive. We can not recommend solely on the food!

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  18. MareI

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4
    The food was sub par for the price Linguine and clams too much lemon Pasta too soft Lobster scampi was another disaster Service good Drinks good!!!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Overall excellent experience! Veal Agnolotti was amazing

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  20. ROBIN

    New York Area

    921 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    921 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5
    Our server Jarrod did an excellent job. Food was wonderful, only glitch was appetizer, burrata with heirloom tomatoes, was served and it was plain mozzarella with beef steak tomatoes, not burrata and heirlooms. Jarrod brought out the correct cheese without hesitation and the beef steak tomatoes were just as good. Other appetizers were very enjoyable and the entree I had was super. Lobster with zucchini linguini, al dente, seasoned fra diavolo, really hit the mark. A great night with good friends.

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  21. Foodie

    Key West

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Excellent experience from start to finish. I love the upscale dinning experience with outstanding food and service. The modern nautical flare of the dinning room situated close to the pier is very appealing! Dinning room has white tablecloths, nice seating throughout the room. Dress nicely and be prepared to be “wowed”. The opening number is the bread served in a garlic butter oil combo - warm and yummy. Next appetizers were butternut squash ravioli , kale salad and Arancini rice balls. The rice balls with sauce were to die for. Savory and delicious. Kale salad is healthy and yummy. We have ordered the butternut squash ravioli multiple times and always love it. Wine was great! Entrees were bolognese tagliatelle, pork Ossa buco and special was wide Parpadelle noodles with jumbo scallops and shrimp in a cheese sauce. Everything we had was too rare! Super tasty food and everybody loved it. Service was spot on too. Highly recommended! A++++++

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  22. williamm

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    We had a great time! Delicious meals with great friends

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing. If you don’t try the mussels your missing out on an incredible experience for the palate. The black grouper piccata was just delicious. Highly recommend Bel Mare.

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  24. STAN

    Key West

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4
    Excellent. Good food, good service, nice views of Key West Harbor. Perfect special-occasion restaurant.

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  25. SandraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Our Anniversary / Birthday celebration was Fantastic at Bel Mare.

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  26. Neci

    Jacksonville

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4
    First time here. Sat st the bar and got excellent service. Love that they offer some of the entrees as small plates.

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  27. DavidG

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Really delicious food with good portions and service very attentive!! Great restaurant!

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  28. DebS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Always delivers for our special occasions as Key West locals! You will not be disappointed.

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  29. Mommason

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    The food and service was excellent as usual! We visit every time we’re in key west and they never disappoint.

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  30. Paul

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service set in a elegant but warm atmosphere. We will definitely return.

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  31. Connie2

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    The most enjoyable time ever...great service, friendly staff to greet you, and excellent food!

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  32. Juju

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Everything was perfect from our server Steve, the martinis, and every food we had. A must have when visiting key west. Can't wait to go back!

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  33. Anna

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food and beautiful ambience. Also, it was nice and cool inside because they had windows closed and AC was working on a very humid (and honestly gross) 90 degree day which made it a better experience. Key West doesn't have many restaurants as nice as this one. Great job, guys! We will be back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Food was delicious! Our server was attentive and gave excellent recommendations. It was our first time here and it was well worth the wait. Nice to find another really nice upscale restaurant here in Key West!

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  35. JB33

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4
    Very happy with our experience at Bel Mare - Food was fantastic and our service was even better. We enjoyed this meal on our trip down from NY and would definitely visit again.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Great atmosphere! Sexy,clean, elegant. Every seat in the house is amazing.

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  37. SugarLoafer

    Key West

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    We were promptly greeted and shown to our table, a lovely spot with fabulous views of the boats and harbor. Our server Darren gave us some info about the menu and set about getting our drinks. The mussels appetizer was delicious; I could’ve drunk the broth, but I didn’t. The Lobster scampi and veal Bolognese were both delicious choices, and half servings were more than enough.

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  38. DennisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Last minute dining reservation. It was just delicious and the staff was great. Arancini was fabulous and was thrilled it was on the menu since it usually isn't. Proscuitto e melone was a treat for my husband and he loved it. Lobster was most expensive but delish and shrimp with vegetable spirals was a treat for me. EXPENSIVE meal but it added to our wonderful last night in Key West.

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  39. TracyA

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    The food and service are always superb! The noise level was high as there was two families there with small children screaming constantly. We were not able to sit by the window that we had requested as it would have been next to the families. They had no regard to others that were dining. At times I had trouble hearing my husband talk. It is not a place for small children and loud talking families.

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  40. Court

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    The food and service were excellent! Highly recommend if you are looking for a nicer place to eat in Key West!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bel Mare offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 396-4040.

Bel Mare is rated 4.7 stars by 1005 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bel Mare

700 Front St, Key West, FL 33040

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Key West
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Modern Tuscan, Sicilian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Shane Wilkerson
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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