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.
MACCHIALINA TAVERNA RUSTICA | 820 Alton Road
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 email@example.com.