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!

Miami’s Best Italian Restaurants: 2021 Winners

Ristorante Fratelli Milano

This restaurant makes you feel like you are in Milan, while sitting in sunny Miami.  It has a comfortable laid back atmosphere, like you are in someone’s Italian kitchen.  The food is delicious, some have said like a work of art.  Fratelli’s is family run with recipes that have been passed down for generations and only the freshest ingredients.  

Vero Italian

Vero offers indoor and outdoor dining options and is conveniently located right downtown. This restaurant attracts a diverse clientele from business professionals to families, locals and tourists.  They have amazing homemade pizzas and pastas, which can be paired with one of their many wine selections or cocktails.   

Ferraro’s Kitchen Restaurant and Wine Bar

Ferraro’s offers accessible fine dining with a relaxed yet sophisticated ambiance. It has a great location in an up and coming part of Miami that is centrally located with lots of shops nearby.  The food is next level with homemade Italian, even some small plates are offered to sample with wine. The executive Chef Igor also offers cooking classes – if you want to find out how to make some of these delicious dishes at home!

Via Verdi

Via Verdi combines old world Italian with a more modern flair.  The owners both have cooked in restaurants in Northern Italy and brought that experience to Miami.  You can tell their love of food just by tasting some of these incredible dishes.  They take Italian up a notch with presentation and creativity.  This is a place not to be missed!   

Riviera Focacceria Italiana

What makes Riviera Focacceria Italiana special is they only use local fresh ingredients and genuine products directly from Italy.  They are well known for their special focaccia – it is something you have to try to really understand the depth of how amazing, original and flavorful it is. This special dish uses cheese directly imported weekly from Italy.  All the cuisine here has a base in cooking from the region of Liguria.  This restaurant is a special experience for all your senses.  

Il Gabbiano

Il Gabbiano serves up high end italian cuisine with a waterfront view – can’t beat that combination! This beautiful restaurant focuses on presentation as well as incredible flavors.  Every dish is made fresh and is unique in its flavors.  This is a definite one not to miss! 

Palat

Palat is located within walking distance from great shopping.  So shop and then come enjoy a delicious meal at this modern eatery. They serve up handmade pastas and all sorts of incredible authentic Italian fare. They are family owned and have many signature dishes that are worth the visit!   

Salumeria 104

This restaurant focuses on classic Northern Italy inspired dishes with a twist. They keep it simple and use only the freshest ingredients.  The restaurant has a picturesque rustic feel to it and the food will please even the most refined palette.  This restaurant is family run and some of the dishes are inspired by recipes the owners enjoyed in their childhood.   

Soya e Pomodoro

This restaurant mixes history and delicious Italian food. The building it is in is a historical landmark (Shoreland Arcade) and everything on the inside tells a story from the high ceilings to the beautiful artwork.  This is a unique place with tons of character and an even more unique and delicious menu.   

Toscana Divino

Toscana Divino focuses on cuisine from the Tuscany region.  They pride themselves on having fresh local and imported ingredients to create a true Italian experience in Miami.  They have a young hip ambiance to go with the old school delicious recipes they serve also with a modern twist. The location can’t be beat and this restaurant considers themselves a mix of food, wine and fashion and I tend to agree!   

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

Sardinia has an unique location in Miami Beach and has been open since 2006 serving up delicious authentic Italian food.  This restaurant has won many awards for it’s incredible food.  It has an upscale, yet inviting ambiance. It is truly a special place that everyone should visit while in Miami. 

Baiocco Osteria del Mare

Baiocco Osteria has a focus on sustainable locally caught seafood, especially fish.  They are more than just an amazing restaurant, they also have a cause and feel strongly about it and the environment.  The food is a mix of traditional Italian and other ethnic influences mixed in.  It is truly a unique experience for your tastebuds and a welcoming place to visit over and over. 

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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!