Grab Some Italian in South Beach

When you come to South Beach, you can experience basically any type of cuisine you’re in the mood for. Have a craving for eggplant parmesan? Meatballs? Pasta? No worries! Although there are lots of Latin-inspired restaurants in the area, South Beach is also home to many great Italian restaurants. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best places in the area for you to experience a nice Italian dinner or dessert! Mangia!

SYLVANO | 1925 Liberty Avenue  
Sylvano is an Italian restaurant loved by the locals. It serves up authentic Italian food at reasonable prices. It also has a sports bar feel with TVs. Menu standouts: Octopus carpaccio, spinach salad with goat cheese and pine nuts, risottos with truffle oil and Parmigiano cheese, pappardelle with lamb ragu, porcini risotto, branzino, chicken Milanese, paninis, salads, pizza, and more! Prices range from $10.95 to $23.95. Open daily, 11 a.m. to midnight.

DOLCE |1690 Collins Avenue
Dolce is a modern, elegant Italian restaurant. The décor is mid-century modern inspired and tries to replicate the feel of Fellini’s Rome of the 1960s. This restaurant was featured on Best New Restaurant ( Bravo TV’s show and it was named America’s Best New Restaurant on the first season) for having some of the best pizza around. It is also known for its delicious red sauces and homemade pasta. The chef, Paolo Dorigato, comes straight from Italy cooking all across the country. Menu items: broccoli e salsiccia pizza, scaloppini al limone, pea tortelli, beef carpaccio, tuna crudo, tiramisu, budino alla Nutella, and more. Breakfast and lunch are also served here. Prices range from $8 to $38.

The small (70 seats) Italian eatery is known for its red sauces, fresh pasta, and a great cocktail menu. This restaurant features bold and seasonally inspired menu items from chef Michael Pirolo. He uses simple and fresh ingredients with rustic accents. The dining room décor has brick walls, turfed leather banquettes, and wooden tables. The bar is a great spot for their tasty drinks, snacks, and meals. Some menu items include: Beet mezzaluna, spaghetti vongole, veal Milanese, creamy polenta, a meat board, cavatelli macchialina, lasagna, and porchetta. Prices range from $5 to $50.

Other Italian Eateries:
Via Emilia 9
Pane E Vino
Café Prima Pasta
Osteria del Teatro
Stay in South Beach
Licked the pasta bowl clean? Stuffed to the brim? We don’t blame you for having a food coma after experience some of the amazing Italian dishes from one of the places above. Lay down on one of the Cavalier bed’s and spend the night. The Cavalier Hotel is in the Art Deco District and right in the heart of South Beach. To book your stay, click here, call 305-673-1199 or email

Check Out the South Beach Food Tour

South Beach isn’t just a place to go to lay on the beach or party all night, it’s also a place to go with a big appetite. Over the years, this hot Florida city has become a culinary destination. With many different cultures and renowned chefs living in the area, the food down here is phenomenal. No matter your budget or how picky an eater you or your loved ones are, you’ll be able to find something you love to eat here in South Beach. The food is so great down here that there’s actually a South Beach Food Tour to enjoy all the flavors South Beach has to offer.

The South Beach Food Tour has been voted the number one food tour in Miami for the last seven years by visitors on TripAdvisor. The tour costs $59 for an adult and $49 for a child age 8 to 13. Tours happen twice daily (noon and 5 p.m.) On the tour, there are five restaurant stops, and the tour lasts around 2.5 hours. The total walking distance of the tour is one mile, and there are plenty of places for people to stop and rest if needed. The tour is always held, rain or shine. The tour begins two blocks away from Ocean Drive, but the exact location is not given out until a ticket is purchased.

On the South Beach Food Tour, a person gets to experience culture, history, and of course, great cuisine. The tour also gives people a chance to learn some history and experience the architecture of the Art Deco District. In this tour, people will also get a chance to see past movie sets, important landmarks, and other well-known locations.

The food people get to taste comes from Latin, American, and European cuisines. The restaurants range from local favorites to hidden spots. Restaurants include: Bolivar, Cuban Larios on the Beach, Manolo on the Beach, Blocks Deli, Top Chef Ralph Pagnano’s at the Tudor House, and Milani Gelateria.

These tours are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free (not Celiac) friendly. Some foods items for tasting include: empanadas, ceviche, homemade mojo, beef ropa vieja, gelato, and more.

Dishes are served within minutes of the tour arriving. Tours are small. Private tours are also conducted (minimum of six people). Click here for more info and to book your tour.

After you stuck yourself silly with the city’s finest cuisine, you might want to take a breather at your nearby hotel room. Not sure where to stay? Book a night at the Cavalier Hotel, which is right in the heart of South Beach. To book your stay, click here or call (305) 673-1199.

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