A night out for a delicious, romantic, and memorable Italian dinner in Miami — is there anything better? Next time you’re on South Beach or near downtown, treat yourself to an incredible meal of pasta, veal, vino, and cappuccino. But with so many options for Italian restaurants in Miami, how do you choose? That’s where we come in.

We want to help hungry travelers by sharing our favorite 10 Italian restaurants in Miami. The service, the menu, and the reviews from previous customers put these restaurants over-the-top and onto our list. Bon appetit!

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Ristorante Fratelli Milano

From the heart of Milano to the center of Miami, twin brother Chefs Roberto & Emanuele Bearzi bring their unique talents to Ristorante Fratelli Milano, a restaurant that offers a genuine taste of home. Joined by Roberto’s charming wife Fiorella, this family-owned & operated restaurant welcomes you!

Vero Italian

VERO Italian offers light menu options for busy cosmopolitan professionals in Downtown Miami, Florida. Their rustic themed interior dining area coupled with a covered outdoor seating area, offers both formal and informal dining options. Customers can select from delicious single serve Italian pizzas to made from scratch pastas prepared by Executive Chef Paolo Gallotti. The evening is when Vero Italian truly comes alive! This restaurant transforms into a magical place where locals can experience sophisticated menu items as they are guided through foods representing the various regions of beautiful taly!

Ferraro’s Kitchen Restaurant and Wine Bar

Ferraro’s Kitchen is perfectly located in the upcoming area of “Mimo District”, in the heart of Miami, for business lunches, a la carte dining, a well-deserved shopping break or relaxing with end-of-the-day glass of wine and flavorful bites.

In addition to food and wine events (wine pairing and dinner, wine tasting), Chef Igor is offering private interactive cooking classes and team building, which fully involve participants in the preparation of recipes.

Via Verdi

Riviera Focacceria Italiana

Let the flavors of the Italian coast delight your senses when you dine at Riviera Focacceria Italiana. This restaurant focuses on the unique cuisine of the northwest Italian region of Liguria, a place with a rich culture and mouthwatering tastes. All their dishes are prepared using fresh local ingredients plus authentic Italian products imported weekly, including Stracchino cheese for their famous Focaccia con il Formaggio. Additionally, all pastas, sauces, and focaccia can be purchased for home consumption. So gather around the table, have a glass of wine, and sample all the wonders of Liguria for yourself.

Il Gabbiano

“Simply put: Il Gabbiano (Miami) is the finest Italian restaurant you will ever experience, period. Nothing else even comes close (setting, service, food taste, freshness and presentation). We were fortunate to meet and take a photo with the humble owner and master chef Gino Machi. Wow!”Google review

Palat

Palat Miami is located in the Buena Vista neighborhood of Miami, just steps from the Design District at 4702 NE 2nd Ave. Featuring Modern Italian Cuisine and sleek & modern décor, it is the first Florida location of Aldo Lamberti’s Family of Restaurants, a restaurant group from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area.

Palat’s diverse menu reflects the Chef’s & Owner’s Neapolitan roots with contemporary Italian plates, including homemade pastas, the freshest seafood dishes and delicious meat options. Some of Palat’s signature items are the Eggplant Crostini, Tagliolini Cacio e Pepe served in a Parmigiano wheel, the Frittura di Paranza and the Grilled Spanish Octopus.

Salumeria 104

Northern Italy’s rustic charm meets Miami’s vibrancy. Salumeria 104 is a rustic, trattoria-style restaurant serving signature salumi dishes, and traditional home-made italian classics. Chef & Co-Owner Angelo Masarin is intent on creating dishes inspired by his childhood, such as the ones his grandmother taught him. Chef Angelo’s passion for food comes with the desire to prepare the finest, freshest ingredients.

Soya e Pomodoro

There exists an earnest, unpretentious beauty to Soya & Pomodoro. Like some strangely seductive and rustic trattoria that you might accidentally stumble upon on an ancient cobblestone side street of Venice or Rome. “Simple food made with love” is the motto here. Where old world Italian meets new. Tucked away in the historical Shoreland Arcade built in 1925, it is filled with archways, super high ceilings, local art and tons of charm. The food is equally full of character and taste.

Toscana Divino

Toscana Divino is an Italian Restaurant and wine bar located in the central square of the Mary Brickell Village.
The restaurant, built in partnership with the consortium of leading Italian businesses Wine & Fashion Florence, brings the best of Tuscan cuisine and Tuscan products to Miami. Toscana Divino presents an expansive view of modern Tuscany, ranging from the art, crafts and fashion items of the region to the diversity of its cuisine. Something really new in Miami that combines good food and a nice modern, youthful and elegant ambience with a range of beautiful and unique items where guests can purchase for themselves or for an original gift.

doma

Recommended restaurant in the city! I’ve always taken my family to this inexpensive and amazing restaurant. I was so pleased with the service that they treated their customers in a really nice way. Food is so cool and tasty. I love the atmosphere of the place because it was so classy. Five stars for you guys, man! Cheers! Cheers!” – Google review

Sardinia Inoteca Ristorante

Secluded in the Sunset Harbor Neighborhood in Miami Beach, Sardinia Ristorante has been a local favorite since it open in 2006. Owners Antonio Gallo and Pietro Vardeu have created a mixture of amazing food and great ambiance in their restaurant. Chosen to be one of Miami’s BEST Restaurants for several years in a row by New Times Magazine, New York Times among others, you will enjoy authentic Italian food and a wide selection of wines that will make your dinner experience worth coming back.

Baiocco Osteria del Mare

Baiocco Osteria del Mare welcomes you with the passion of the host Claudio Giordano, a great restaurateur with a big knowledge of fish cuisine and over 30 years of experience in Miami. Claudio creates his dishes with sustainable wild fish, locally caught, respecting the environment and the authentic Italian cuisine. David Ranucci and his family, for over a century, have been working in the restaurant business, ensuring good food, tradition, hospitality;the perfect mix to make people feel at ease. The menu offers traditional Italian recipes with some international influences, to satisfy the different tastes of its customers. The atmosphere is romantic, with a mixture of cheerfulness and serenity. The furniture are simple and refined at the same time. In addition to a beautiful patio, Baiocco now has a new, welcoming courtyard area, with more outdoor tables.

 

Jen Robertson
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Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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