Crafting experiences is what drives us, and each of our restaurants strives for consistency and excellence at all levels. Each restaurant has a convivial core and an element of fun. We built the Altamarea Group brand and its foundation from the client lens as a basis for everything we do. It is this exceptional client loyalty and our talented employees that form our bedrock.
Our restaurants have consistently received top recognition and acclaim by the James Beard Foundation, Zagat, The New York Times, and Michelin Guide.
Founded by Ahmass Fakahany and chef/partner Michael White, the group currently owns and operates 17 restaurants worldwide.
New York City restaurants: Marea (2009), Osteria Morini (2010), Ai Fiori (2010), Nicoletta (2012), Ristorante Morini (2013), Vaucluse (2015), Nicoletta at Citi Field (2017), Omar at Vaucluse (2018); New Jersey restaurants: Due Mari (2008), Osteria Morini (2012), and Nicoletta (2014); Washington, D.C.: Osteria Morini (2013), Nicoletta Italian Kitchen (2019), Nicoletta Pizzeria (2019) and Brew'd (2019). International ventures include Ristorante Morini (2013) in Istanbul, Turkey and Marea (2019) in Dubai, UAE.
Altamarea Group also operates two delivery operations in New York City: the Italian steakhouse Costata Delivered on Caviar and Pasta on Demand by Chef Michael White on UberEATS.