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Miami Beach Nightlife is plentiful. Whether you are into clubbing or are looking for a quiet, intimate dinner and the symphony, Miami Beach offers up a cornucopia of entertainment venues sure to appeal to all tastes. The Shelborne concierge will be happy to assist you further with all of your special needs.

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Restaurants


Guide - Restaurants - Italian

AltaMare

About:
1233 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-532-3061

Description: SOUTH BEACH. Fresh, premium seafood and European preparation techniques distinguish this Lincoln Road restaurant. Situated in a discrete location west of the neighborhood's tourist hoopla, AltaMar features a quaint interior accented with black and white photographs and an adjoining patio. Specialties such as softshell crab, prepared with olive oil, lemon and herb or ravioli stuffed with salmon draw diners to this unpretentious spot. If you're planning to catch a movie after dinner, the economical pre-theater menu includes a salad, soup, main dish and dessert for $33.

Hours:
Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Bella Luna

About:
19575 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura Mall, Aventura, FL 33180 305-792-9330

Description: AVENTURA. Housed in Aventura mall, this Italian dining room provides a convenient break for shoppers, but is also worthy of an evening out. Dinner specials might include lobster Fradiavlo (mussels, clams, and shrimp) with pasta and marinara sauce, or grilled lamb chops with porcini and Barolo wine sauce. You may also choose among several pizzas, baked in a wood-burning oven, and over 15 tempting pastas. If the weather allows, enjoy your meal on the patio.

Hours:
Daily 11:30am-11pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,Discover,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Cafe Prima Pasta

About:
414 71st St, Miami, FL 33141 305-867-0106

Description: MIAMI BEACH. A relaxing departure from the oft-times overwhelming SoBe restaurant circuit, this comfortable restaurant is ideal for those looking to enjoy a quiet evening, friendly service, and superb homestyle Italian cuisine. Chef Arturo Cea's innovative menu boasts such fabulous dishes as Linguine Putanesca Bianca with black olives, capers, and anchovies; Gnocchi Formaggio with a selection of different cheeses; sautéed Vitello Chef Arturo with mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, and arugula; and Corvina Capesante sautéed with shrimp and scallops. For dessert ­ and missing dessert at this Italian gem would be a mistake of the highest order ­ make sure to save room for Papa Arturo's tiramisu, flan with dulce de leche, and strawberry-stuffed profiteroles. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Hours:
Mon-Sat 5pm-Midnight; Sun 4pm-11pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,Discover,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Café Ragazzi

About:
9500 Harding Ave, Surfside, FL 33154 305-866-4495

Description: SURFSIDE. Friendly confines and first-rate service are the trademarks of this unpretentious Italian eatery, located north of Miami Beach. Start off your meal with one of their irresistible appetizers: from steamed mussels to carpaccio, you can't choose unwisely. Then titillate your taste buds with the likes of breaded veal scallopine, grilled salmon with radicchio and rosemary, garlicky penne putanesca, and what many regard as the area's top osso bucco. Of course, you'd be remiss not to save room for one of their homemade desserts ... besides, is it really ever a good idea to pass on tiramisu? Since the secret is out on this family-owned restaurant, you can expect to wait for a table, especially on weekends. Reservations suggested for a party of 3 or more.

Hours:
Daily 11:30am-11:30pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Caffe Abbracci

About:
318 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-441-0700

Description: CORAL GABLES. Be pampered at this fine Italian eatery, where the attentive staff treats each guest like family. The name of the restaurant is Italian for "hugs," and you'll feel the care that goes into each dish. High-profile locals and visiting celebrities can often be found here, and people watching is always fascinating in the colorful, upscale dining room. Start with a wine from the lengthy list, followed by antipasti of the highest quality. Then choose among simple grilled seafood dishes, creamy risotto and fresh pastas accented with Italian herbs. Fun, flavor, and friendliness combine here to great effect.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm, 6pm-Midnight; Sat-Sun 6pm-Midnight

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,Discover,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Casa Tua

About:
1700 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-673-1010

Description: SOUTH BEACH. Located in an Italian-style villa, this restaurant's distinguishable only by an open gate and diners seated at elegant outdoor tables. Start off with bay scallops with fresh herbs and olive oil or red wine-marinated beef carpaccio before progressing to an adventurous selection of pastas such as pumpkin and hazelnut ravioli or lobster and artichoke lasagna. Tantalizing main dish offerings include veal marinated in lime juice, seared beef tenderloin with foie gras, and scaloppine with wild mushrooms. After dinner, cleanse your palate with frozen champagne soup and fresh fruit salad.

Hours:
Sun-Thu 7pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 7pm-11pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,Discover,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Escopazzo

About:
1311 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-674-9450

Description: SOUTH BEACH. This Italian restaurant, whose name translates as "a little crazy," is a popular dinner spot. They are just a little bit different in a lot of ways. The place is small, but leaves a large impression with its bold, sophisticated decor. The menu features some of the finest Italian cuisine in South Beach: homemade pastas, authentic Old World style risottos and wonderful seafood dishes. An indulgent dessert menu, great wines and plenty of authentic Italian ambience make this a romantic place for two or a fun place for a group. Reservations recommended. A parking valet is available.

Hours:
Daily 6pm-Noon Hours May Vary Seasonally

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,Discover,American Express

Website:
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Fontana

About:
1200 Anastasia Ave, Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-913-3200

Description: CORAL GABLES. This restaurant is known for having the area's best breakfast, but its vast champagne brunch buffet on Sundays (10am-2pm) presents some tough decisions. Everything is presented so elegantly, you'll want a little bit of it all. How about an omelet made any way you like? Pastas? Sushi? Or even caviar? Afterwards, there's a chocolate fountain and no shortage of sinful dessert offerings. Indeed, no one walks away hungry! Live music complements the meal perfectly, and al fresco seating is available in the tropical courtyard.

Hours:
Mon-Sat 7am-3pm, 5pm-10:30pm; Sun 7am-4pm, 6pm-10:30pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,Discover,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Grazie

About:
701 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-673-1312

Description: SOUTH BEACH. This intimate, elegant establishment, formerly of Pinecrest, now boasts more high-profile digs in South Beach. Unassuming in its gracious welcome and accomplished in cuisine, Grazie takes great pride in its service, ambience, and menu. Start with exquisitely prepared tuna or beef carpaccio before venturing to black fettuccine with shrimp, seafood-stuffed ravioli, sauteed chicken with porcinis, or any of the variations of veal scallopine. A full bar is available; reservations recommended.

Hours:
Mon-Thu Noon-3:30pm, 6pm-11pm; Fri Noon-3:30pm, 6pm-Midnight; Sat 6pm-Midnight; Sun 6pm-11pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,Discover,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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La Loggia

About:
68 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130 305-373-4800

Description: DOWNTOWN. Located in the heart of downtown, this Italian gem is popular with those who do business at the main courthouse as well as those who have business there. La Loggia draws favor for its terrific, homestyle pasta dishes and its oft-packed happy hour (one of the only ones on Flagler Street). The beautiful waitstaff darts to and fro, making sure that each table is enjoying its hearty Northern Italian fare.

Hours:
Mon-Thu 11:15am-9pm; Fri 11:15am-10pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Mario the Baker

About:
14691 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181 305-891-7641

Description: NORTH MIAMI. Mario's has been around for a while, and it has the kind of ambience that can only result from years of steady business ­ worn booths, simple decor, old-fashioned posters and a friendly staff that knows the regular patrons by name. The pizza here is also made the old-fashioned way, with hand-tossed thin crusts and plenty of great toppings that add up to an incredibly tasty New York-style pie. Other menu options include Italian classics like lasagna and baked ziti. While you wait for your pizza to emerge from the oven, you'll be distracted by a basket full of Miami's best garlic rolls. Popular among people of all ages and all walks of life.

Hours:
Sun-Thu 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Osteria del Teatro

About:
1443 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-538-7850

Description: SOUTH BEACH. Everything is homemade at this award-winner tucked inside the stylish Art Deco District of South Beach. The tiny, intimate dining room is comfortable and elegant in a rustic sort of way, and the small size makes you feel like you have made a special secret discovery ­ even though there is always a wait thanks to a loyal roster of regulars. But the excellent staff will never make you feel rushed, as you enjoy succulent seafood, fresh al dente pasta, tongue-tingling sauces and hearty just-baked bread. Superb Italian wines, rich cappuccino and stellar desserts complete the picture. Reservations recommended. Business casual attire.

Hours:
Mon-Thu 6pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 6pm-Midnight

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,Discover,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Pelican Cafe

About:
826 Ocean Dr, Pelican Hotel, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-673-3373

Description: SOUTH BEACH. If you're halfway through the day and still have a taste for breakfast, it's available here until late afternoon. The extensive breakfast menu runs the gamut from toast and pastries to elaborate omelets and fruit-topped waffles. The cafe is also a great place to kick back and do some serious people-watching ­ especially at one of the outdoor tables ­ with a Bloody Mary in hand. The funky industrial decor is reflected throughout the hotel, which is owned by the Diesel clothing company. Lunch and dinner menus feature tasty Italian-Mediterranean cuisine in ample portions.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:30am-Midnight; Sat-Sun 7:30am-1am

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Perricone's Marketplace & Cafe

About:
15 SE 10th St, Miami, FL 33131 305-374-9449

Description: DOWNTOWN. This popular gathering place is a favorite among local professionals, who flock here for quick lunches and upscale dinners. The deli selection is particularly popular at midday, when tasty sandwiches composed of the finest meats and cheeses from around the world are offered. At dinnertime, it's a pleasure to linger in the screened-in dining room, which was constructed with parts of an old barn. The rustic, lived-in decor creates a pleasant atmosphere for enjoying Italian and American favorites like Caesar salad, ravioli, mahi mahi on a bed of fresh greens or eggplant Parmesan. Creamy gelato is a decadent finish. The menu features an impressive assortment of upscale Italian fare, including linguini with sautéed jumbo shrimp and fresh asparagus.

Hours:
Mon-Thu 7am-11pm; Fri 7am-11:30pm; Sat 8am-11:30pm; Sun 9am-11pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Piola

About:
1625 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-674-1660

Description: SOUTH BEACH. The Miami branch of this international chain, hailing from Italy, lures diners with its signature thin-crust pizzas and casually hip atmosphere.

Hours:
Daily Noon-1am

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,Discover,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Quattro Gastronomia Italiana

About:
1014 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-531-4833

Description: SOUTH BEACH. You never know who you might run into at Quattro ­ beautiful folks like Jessica Alba and Paris Hilton have visited this stylish dining room. Artful creations, inspired by the cuisine of Northern Italy, include delish numbers like house-made Fontina ravioli drizzled with white truffle oil. Patrons may choose from 300 varieties of Italian wine to enjoy with their meal, or they may choose to indulge in conversation and cocktails at the striking marble-topped bar.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 12:30pm-3:15pm, 6:30pm-Noon; Sat Noon-Midnight; Sun 11am-11pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,Discover,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Romeo's Cafe

About:
2257 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33145 305-859-2228

Description: CORAL GABLES. Romeo Majano's forte is homestyle Northern Italian cuisine, and it's a solemn truth that he never fails to impress. After being seated in the cozy dining room, patrons are greeted in Old Country style by Chef Majano. He converses with them, gets to know their tastes and needs, and then creatively fashions a three-course lunch or six-course dinner tailored to each diner's tastes. The result is terrific, personalized food and a relationship with the chef that regulars find endearing. Prix fixe menu is $45 for lunch and $90 for dinner.

Hours:
Tue-Thu Noon-5pm, 6pm-10pm; Fri Noon-5pm, 6pm-11pm; Sat 6pm-11pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,Discover,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Rosinella

About:
1040 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130 305-372-5756

Description: DOWNTOWN. Rosinella is a stylish downtown Italian eatery that attracts a steady crowd of Italian transplants ­ a sure compliment to the authenticity of the cuisine. Of course it's authentic ­ Mamma Rosinella makes sure of that, and she is from Italy herself. Her homemade pastas melt in the mouth and are satisfying bases for her sauces, which can be delicate and light or spicy and hearty. The pizzas feature thin, light crusts and the highest-quality toppings. Dine outdoors on the sunny patio.

Hours:
Daily 11:30am-Midnight

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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Spris

About:
721 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-673-2020

Description: SOUTH BEACH. Bask in the sun and scope out the foot traffic as you lounge al fresco at casual, affordable Spris. Impossibly thin-crusted pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven are the draw, topped with broccoli, capers, marinated eggplant, calamari, artichoke hearts, prosciutto, mozzarella and sausage. Calzones and panini are reliably hearty as well. Although creative salads appeal to vigilant figure-watchers, the tiramisu is worthy of a little diet digression.

Hours:
Sun-Thu Noon-1am; Fri-Sat Noon-2am

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,Discover,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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The Palm

About:
9650 E Bay Harbor Dr, Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154 305-868-7256

Description: BAY HARBOR ISLANDS. Everything is BIG here, so make sure you show up with a hearty appetite. This New York-style chophouse has fashioned itself after the famous steakhouse in Manhattan. The fun, nostalgic decor includes clubby dark woods, comfortable booths and caricatures adorning the walls. Steak is the focus here, but the jumbo-sized Maine lobster tail is also one of the more popular menu options. They don't boast of being fancy, everything is plain and simple. But rest assured ­ the reputation has created legions of loyal followers who care more about savoring strip steak than spotting supermodels.

Hours:
Daily 5pm-11pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,Discover,American Express,Diner's Club

Website:
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