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Cara Mia Trattoria Italiana
Cara Mia Trattoria Italiana
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Cara Mia Trattoria Italiana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.CaraMiaSobe.com/
  • Email: TimTraub@CaraMiaSobe.com
  • Phone: (305) 397-8624
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm Saturday & Sunday
    Dinner: 5pm - 11pm Sun-Thurs. Till midnight Fri - Sat
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar, Contemporary Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Alessandro DiMaggio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our restaurant is capable of providing off-site catering for large groups, special events, and private functions for any occasion. In addition to our standard menu selections we can create custom menus to suit individual needs. For further information contact: Tim Traub at (305)397-8624 or email: TimTraub@CaraMiaSobe.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Our restaurant is available for large groups, special events, and private functions for any occasion. In addition to our standard menu selections we can create custom menus to suit individual needs and budgets in either our private patio, main dining room/bar or entire space.
  • Private Party Contact: Tim Traub (305) 397-8624

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th & 11th Street - Public Parking Garage on 10th street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Hourly Covered Public Parking Garage located around the corner on 10th Street between Alton Road & West Ave. across from Whole Foods Market or Metered Street Parking available throughout.
A word from Cara Mia Trattoria Italiana
Cara Mia an Italian Trattoria serving locals in and around South Beach is the latest creation of famed Milanese restaurateur Luigi Coppolino. His unique ability to tap into local neighborhood scenes, understand its needs, its culinary trends and brings things together is amazing. Come see for yourself, you wont be disappointed! Mangia....
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Diner Reviews
  • "Calamari fritti is an excellent appetizer. Tasty, not too chewy, with an excellent sauce. I tried the penne bolognese because this sauce isn't easy to do well . Very good here! Zesty & sapporoso. My wife had shrimp on greens (a special) & was pleased. All in all a good experience."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Nice to get away from the busy-ness of South Beach by going over to this neighborhood spot on Alton Ave.! Good classic Italian dishes."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We went this on Saturday April 5 - 6 people - the brunch starts at 11:30AM and runs till 3PM. I believe we were there until 4 and still getting Mimosas!. Awesome food, delicious, and tasty. Very professional and friendly service. Manager on floor making sure you have all you need and take care of all. It was our first trip there for a brunch, if you are local you must try it. if you are visiting it's a stop that you will remember for long time. Dinner is very good too, not long time ago we had great pastas there, so if you are not a brunch person, try to stop for the dinner. You will not regret it."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was very good, however service was poor at best. Waiter removed forks and knifes after we finished our appetizer and he didn’t bring a clean set when the main course arrived. Even after I asked, he said sorry and quicky left our table which I thought he would come back immediately, but he forgot yet again. I walked over to a table next to us and took a set. At the end of the evening while clearing our table the waiter spilled a glass of wine. The almost a full glass of wine was spilled all over my daughter's pants. The waiter apologized and brought napkins to soak up the wine, but didn’t replace the glass of wine, nor did he offer to pay for the dry cleaning. Very disappointing experience."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Food was unexpectedly good. Service very friendly. We ate outside and it was very comfortable. Definitely recommend great for a neighborhood spot ."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Stumbled upon this after extreme hyped Miami food scene that can be inconsistent though the prices stay high. Fresh food prepared with love. Simple but fresh Italian. Kind staff! Get the spaghetti with basil and tomato. Chicken piccata a little dry and salty, but could be just me. DH enjoyed veal Marsala. Wine fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is wonderful! The service could not have been better and we were so happy to have found it while on vacation. The nice walk is not far from the main strip of restaurants. The food was delicious and the menu was large enough without being overwhelming. We even got to try the limoncello for free! I definitely recommend it and we will be back :)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Dined outside. Very good ceasar salad and excellent eggplant dish . The waiters were very attentive. I would highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We had a great meal with a great atmosphere. The pasta, salads and wine were fantastic. We would recommend to anyone wanting to enjoy great Italian!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The restaurant has so much potential but fell short in both the food and service areas."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "A charming little restaurant where the food is authentic, the service attentive and the dining experience is exceptional. From the moment I was greeted in Italian to the complimentary limoncello, everything was perfect. Ask Gabriele for a table in the garden, have a glass of prosecco and imagine you are in a trattoria in toscana. Best of all you do not have to pay in euros for a great dinner. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Great brunch experience. Fantastic food and service. I will definitely visit again"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "After dining in several hyped South Beach restaurants, it was a joy to come here. The food is very good. The garden is delightful. The servers go out of their way to make sure you are happy. A real neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Upon arrival the hosted greated us and we were taken to a very nice table. The service was great and the food portiins generous. The past was very good."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I were in Miami Beach for business, and wouldn't be able to go to a local favourite for valentines day. I needed to find something romantic, with great food. The location is convenient to get to, the place is nice, especially the terrace where we ate. The staff was friendly, but not overly attentive, and the kitched messed up so we waited over an hour for our food. Generally the meal was quite tasty, although the seafood in my risotto tasted a little old (fishy) and there were chunks of shell throughout. Very off putting. The manager when we spoke to him upon leaving ( had to go find him) was appologetic, and offered us a free bottle of wine for our next visit. I'd definitely give them a second chance."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a 6:45 reservation, that I was able to get the night before (thankfully). I reviewed the restaurant on Yelp first. I do not recall the exact name of the dishes we had, but I had the steak, medium rare, and my lady had the seafood pasta. Both were excellent. We ordered a $50 bottle of Pinot with the meal, recommended by our server- it paired nicely. The service was on par with the food. The one thing I noticed most was attention to detail. Servers were quick to take plates and replace napkins, keeping everything almost the same as when you first sat down. Lastly, when the bill arrived, the Maître d (I believe) brought it over himself- little touches that make a big difference in the overall experience. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fun Italian restaurant with excellent, authentic/original dishes. Ambience is fun with photos of famous Italian show biz stars on the walls and a bar TV quietly playing "Roman Holiday" nonstop."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Thanks - pasta was perfect, salad superb and the chicken first rate."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Surprisingly good hidden gem in Miami beach that won't break the bank. I took some folks there for a business dinner and everyone said it was the best dinner they'd had all week. Given that appetizers, dinner, wine, dessert, and coffees came to just over $50 pp it's hard to beat!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "My husband and I were in Miami Beach and looked for a different restaurant than the usual high-priced, high profile feeding venues, most of whom we had tried. We had heard there was an excellent small Italian restaurant on Alton Road. And, indeed, what a great place in turned out to be. The service could not have been better. The pasta and the caprese were likewise superb. Will be back."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "If you're looking for an Italian in Miami, you've found it. Authentic meals, amazing service, and the feeling that you're sitting outside in Firenze when you close your eyes. Try it."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "On recommendation of a friend, I tried Cara Mia and was very pleasantly surprised by the trendy interior, very good food, friendly wait staff and reasonable prices. One of the owners seated me and encouraged me to take a look at their outdoor space, even though it was too cool to sit there that night. The ambiance inside is modern but with a nod to mid-last century Italy, with terrific photos on the wall from famous Italian films. They even had La Dolce Vita playing on the TV over the bar! The music was also period, and a refreshing change from the trend of most restaurants now to play loud electronic music. The regular menu prices are also some of the lowest on the beach for quality food. I will definitely be a regular at this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Once again, we really enjoyed a lovely Sunday afternoon brunch on the patio! It's so gorgeous and a wonderful time when the weather is beautiful. I went with the Eggs Benedict again and it was fantastic (as always)! And of course, bottomless mimosas! Still our favorite brunch spot and as every other comment I've left before, definitely worth eating here (all the time)."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Went hear based on looking through open table. I had pasta with Bolognese sauce. All the pasta dishes were fresh and we thought very good. Friendly attentive service. This is a very nice, fairly unassuming place with good food and staff."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "My sisters and I visited this restaurant on a Saturday night. We were seated in the middle of a long table which could seat 12 (nice if you like conversation). There were also other more private tables. The food was delicious and the staff was fantastic. I have had cacio e pepe in Rome and this one reminded me of the original - creamy, buttery and delicious. They served limoncello on the house at the end. The prices were reasonable. I would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had dinner and lunch here. The waiters Johnny and Al were great, especially Johnny. He was from Bari, Italy. a lot of fun and on the ball with serving. They do not serve alcohol which was a little disappointment, but because the food was so great, we went back for lunch and had a nice conversation with the manager and owner. We had linguini with clams first which was cooked perfectly. I had the lamb shank because of reading a review and it was mouth watering, also the lasagna for lunch which was really, really good. My husband had the veal and rigatoni Bolognese. I actually brought some advertising cards to the concierge. It is one block away and the prices are RIGHT. They have a lunch special for $10 and early dinner $17.95."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "On a Tuesday it night it was pretty quiet, only six other tables booked while we were there. Food was fabulous, wine list is very good, we drank a reserve Chianti which was at "special price" and it was extremely inexpensive for this wine in a restaurant. After a tenderloin carpacccio starter, I had the lamb shank, it it was falling off the bone and tender, exquisite. My date had the sea-bass (not chilean) and it was delicious. Only down note is that the street outside is under major reconstruction so parking is a challenge and noise up to 7PM was a pain, but after that it calmed down. I would def. recommend and go again."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "We went as a family, 2 adults, 2 children (7yr and 5yr). Very good food, for a very reasonable price. The staff was very friendky, The restaurant was very authentic."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Magnificent! Well prepared Authentic Italian a Dishes and the service/staff were a delight!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "First time there. Food was suburb. We will be back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was delicious, the service could not have been better, and the ambiance was great!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Always fun. . .food and service always good. AND, reasonable prices! NOT your typical Miami Beach restaurant!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Ever since we discovered this restaurant we have had Predictably excellent food, attentive personnel That go an extra mile for you and extremely Reasonable prices True gem"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Great service, attentive staff. Perfect pasta. Outside courtyard. First time to the restaurant, but they made us feel like we were old family friends."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "A rare local gem that serves authentic Italian food. Pasta is served al dente with a delicious pommodore sauce. The chicken, veal and clam sauce are all well prepared. Bread is baked on premise. Staff is attentive and friendly. Will return again"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Tucked in a quiet corner of Lincoln Road this restaurant was a great find. We went for Brunch with an out of town guest and it was wonderful. We will be back."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "After having a bit of difficulty finding the restaurant due to construction, it looked like a hole in the wall and we were a bit wary. But we were greeted by a wonderful Italian gentleman. He was friendly and helpful. We shared bruschetta, salad and carpaccio for appetizers. Fabulous. I had a lamb shank and got a side is mushroom risotto which was amazing. Meat fell off the bone. My husband had linguine with clams. Cappacino topped off the meal. I speaking with the gentleman who was was Rome we shared a few stories. When we were leaving he invited us back, and said now "we were family". That is how we were treated."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Very authentic Italian food at this Miami Beach restaurant. Food was delicious with options for everyone!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "This is a real neighboorhood gem. I chose it because all the internet reviews were positive and deservedably so. Gigi, the new owner is wonderful and engaging. Can't miss here!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This place has excellent food, and reasonable prices for South Beach. Great ambiance if you want to chat. NOT your typical South Beach spot (its better)"
    Dined on 11/14/2013