Fratelli La Bufala
Fratelli La Bufala

Fratelli La Bufala

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fratellilabufala.com/
  • Phone: 305-532-0700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily Housr: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Antonio Biglietto, Fernando Mato
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have our own mobile wood brick oven. Ask our manager for more info on catering....
  • Private Party Contact: Larry Mele 3055320700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th and Washington
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We Offer valet parking Friday, Saturday and Sunday for only $5.00.
A word from Fratelli La Bufala
FLB invites you to discover sensations and flavors linked to biological agriculture such as Buffalo meat and Buffalo mozzarella, the traditional Neapolitan pizza and other dishes based on health and quality. Our products come from small south Italian farms. Their naturalness and quality are preserved through a strict control of the raw materials. Our offer is unique and wants to suggest feelings and tastes linked to Buffalo pasture and nature. At ‘Fratelli La Bufala’ we follow the Mediterranean tradition, you will taste pizzas with 100% buffalo mozzarella, dishes with buffalo meat, cheese, salami, hand-made pasta, buffalo ricotta cakes …
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Fratelli La Bufala reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (15)kid-friendly (15)great for outdoor dining (12)good for groups (11)great for lunch (10)late-night find (8)special occasion (7)hot spot (5)romantic (4)notable wine list (4)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was so delicious! The burrata appetizer was to die for. Great service!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A piece of Italy in Miami Beach
    joserVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our first visit Fratelli La Bufala and the experience was fabulous. We were greeted by friendly staff as soon as we entered the restaurant. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The pizza was awesome! True Napolitano pizza! The real deal! We enjoyed all dishes we tried that evening. The restaurant is very reminiscent of restaurants we visited in Italy. We were made to feel like we were enjoying Napolitano Pizza in Naples, Italy. We are definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • recommended by friends and family
    peppstor
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    first time there at the restaurant, i was not expecting that at all, but was astounded by the overall experience! WOW! Starting from the minute they receive you up to the end having an espresso. It's under-rated in my books! Everything just amazing. Can't wait to go back! Buon Appetito!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustic Italian Cuisine
    Nick
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Pizzas are excellent, nice selection of reasonably priced wines. Quality and freshness of the ingredients stood out. Bustling atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pizza!
    PaulBVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Closest to a Napolitane pizza you can get outside of Naples.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun slice of Italy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We've enjoyed our our dinners at fratelli la bufala each time we come. It is a fun, casual place to get authentic napolitano pizza and pasta right on south beach. Everyone is very warm and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ango631VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Great as always. Amazing pasta and pizza and very good and friendly service. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Dolce Vita
    FoodMaven
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The authentic Italian dining experience without having to travel to Italy. Bellissimo!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Happy Dining
    GoodEats
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We very much enjoyed coming here and our server and the food were all A+. We were a bit disappointed with the hostess as she greeted us not too warmly and then left us at the door for a good few minutes. We noticed throughout the evening that her demeanor overall was a bit rough; might have been just a rough nite.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    BruceVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Love, love, love! I ate there twice within a 24 hour period. Absolutely the best and most authentic pizza outside of Napoli!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Naples Italy on south beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Loved the authentic napolitano pizza and pasta. I had the smoked mozzarella, eggplant, and cherry tomato sauce pasta which was delicious and my husband had a vegetarian pizza. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italy Lands in MIA
    Comelon
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food is the most authentic you will find outside of Italy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy spaghetti
    JulesVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Our family went as a large group of 8 people on a saturday night. We all ordered different things and everything was delicious. I had the spaghetti pomodoro and I finished the whole plate. Very yummy resto.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 172 reviews are from the Fratelli La Bufala reviews archive.
  • Overrated
    FoodIsGoodVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    For the first time, I feel misled by Open Table. This restaurant should not be included and certainly did not deserve the universally high ratings listed. My thin crust margarita pizza was soggy not crisp and relatively flavorless. There were no chicken or fish dishes on the menu. My wife ordered a shrimp salad that was nothing but a large plate of lettuce, five small shrimp and five olives. I suspect the ownership of this chain has stacked the reviews. We will never go back.
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  • Great pizza and friendly staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We ate here on a recent trip to Miami based n prior Open Table reviews. They were right to recommend this pizza and the friendly Italian staff. A fun break from the formal seafood meals we had other places. The cheese and other toppings in the pizza were fresh and delicious. We were also please with the Italian wine selection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mediocre at best
    derami
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    The Pizza dough was excellent. The rest of the pizza, restaurant, service... was just OK.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing, staff was knowledgeable and super nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth repeating
    Srqchristine
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    This was our second trip and they did not disappoint. The antipasti tray was phemonimal. I could have eaten a whole tray of the roasted eggplant! We finished with an awesome simple speaghetti carbonara & the tagatelli with buffalo bolognese. Perfect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ango631VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    One of my favorite Italian restaurants in South Beach. Great food and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Italian Restaurant!
    MsGary
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    This is just like being at a real Italian restaurant, not surprising as it is a chain of about 10 restaurants (worldwide) started in Italy and run/staffed by Italians!! The carpaccio was typical (though served on a lump of greens), and the other 2 diners enjoyed the Parmigiana (eggplant) appetizer. The pizza is like what you find in Italy, no Domino's here. And the Garganelli in Cialdi is great (it is served in a "bowl" made of fried cheese)! The server was helpful & attentive (but not too much so!). A very enjoyable meal!! BTW, they automatically add 17% gratuity!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant experience
    SouthBeachGem
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Apart from the bottle of wine and the great tasting pizza, the service was outstanding. Everyone was friendly and helpful and I never had to wait long for anything. The wait staff there are great and make the overall experience simply outstanding.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    It is supposed to be an authentic Italian restaurant chain but the food is a little disappointing. Portions are very big.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best pizza
    Danny
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    If you to eat authentic Italian pizza, the you need to eat here. Simply amazing
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    we ordered 2 pizzas and 2 pasta dishes. Each were very good and seemed to be more authentic than what we are used to seeing as regular Italian cuisine. Service was prompt. The only negative was that the restaurant was too hot on a fairly mild day in Miami.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pizza
    Amaral
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The restaurant has a vibrant mood. Very familiar. The pizza is great and big! Good wine list. Good cost-benefit.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    LadmantVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    FLB is one of my go-to favorites. I was craving wood-fired pizza, especially their white pizza with smoked mozzarella, prosciutto, and arugula. I ate almost the entire pie alone, and two days later, I'm still savoring it. Add a house salad, and a glass of wine, and it's a perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay
    JM8991VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The white pizza was a little dry, and the cream sauce a little heavy, but overall this no-frills Italian satisfied. With a Four Square deal for a free bottle of wine, it hit the spot. While there are certainly higher quality Italian choices on South Beach, the prices was right at Fratelli La Bufala. Sitting outside in the late evening made it extra-nice.
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  • Food, service and experience
    LeoneVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Food, service and experience was very good! Definitely we will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love that mozzerella buffalo
    shankiVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    love that mozzerella buffalo on the pizza...so fresh
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    It was a really good night out. The table for our group of 8 was available 30 minutes later than booked but they offered a glass of prosecco to us which was very nice. Service was really good just the Calzone was not as fantastic as the rest of the food. We will go again soon for the prosciutto pizza and tiramisu.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place,nice neighborhood
    Ango631VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Love this place,nice neighborhood restaurant. Good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The eggplant appertizer superb.
    italianfoodie
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The eggplant appertizer superb. Other dishes terrific. Pizza should have been baked a little more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Real Deal
    mauijanVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    This restaurant is a close to real Italian food as you can get in the US. We started off with a Margarita Pizza which is made in a wood fired oven brought over from Naples. Absolutely perfect! If you get the pizza right the rest of the food will follow. Not only was the antipasto selections amazing and delicious, the main dishes we equally appetizing. The topping of a fantastic meal was the "La Pasteria" dessret which is a specialty grain cake made with buffalo ricotta and citron and other spices. My mother use to make this at Easter time and we all scrambled to get our share of this specialty dessert. La Bufala has this and other incredible desserts every day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Mgtg
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was terrific
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place And Food
    Renato12345678910
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I've been there last valentine's day with my girlfriend and all I have to say to describe this place is: Great! the food was great, they bring wine or beer fast! their dessert was amazing, their environment was great I really recomend to a romantic dinner
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went there mainly to see if the pizza was anything like the pizza my boyfriend and I ate in Naples, Italy (which was pretty amazing). Well it was pretty darn close. We shared a pizza and a lasagna. Both were sooooooo good. My boyfriend even declared bufalo mozzarella as his new favorite cheese. Reasonably priced and did I mentions delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    hunkytoe
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    By far the best Italian food outside of my Nonna's kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    GladfreeVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    This is my favorite place when I visit Miami. Very accommodating for my puppy as well. Great meal and service!
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  • Affordable South Beach
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Service : average at best. Waiter had a bit of attitude...owner manager knew there were issues at our table and never came around to make sure things were resolved Menu: mostly pasta and pizza with several salad and side dish options. Only. 4 or 5 choices for main dish other than pizza or pasta We ordered a bottle of wine and the waiter brought out a different lesser quality of wine, opened the bottle and never told us about the switch out until I questioned him Food: above average quality. Certainly nothing memorable and you can do better on Lincoln road
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Thing I Ever Ate
    DivaKaren
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    I had heard of this place on the Food Network Show "Best Thing I Ever Ate. Scott Conant talked about the Ripienone Calzone. I went to Fratelli La Bufala for lunch. I had the Repienone Calzone. It was not as flavourful as I expected and was very large. However, as I continued to eat I realized it was very fresh tasting and authentic. The pizza dough was very light as was the cheese and I didn't feel stuffed like I would have thought juding by the size of it. The San marzano tomatoes that you could buy for $2.50 complimented it very nicely. The service was very good and the restaurant clean. May not have been the best thing I ever ate but it was very good!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet