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Il Sole
Il Sole
  • Address:
    1116 Ocean Drive
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Neighborhood:
    Miami Beach / South Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Mediterranean
    Price: $50 and over

Il Sole Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thevillabybartong.com
  • Phone: (305) 576-8003
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday 7pm - 10pm
    Friday & Saturday & Sunday 7pm - 11pm
    Closed on Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Scott Linquist
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: With private dining options for groups from 2 to 30, The Villa By Barton G. in the former Versace Mansion provides Miami's most elegant surroundings for private dining, whether a corporate gathering, a celebration or a romantic dinner for two.
  • Private Party Contact: Raymond Rosen (877) 925-2116

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available at the front gate
    Sun-Thurs $15.00 per vehicle
    Fri-Sat $20.00 per vehicle
A word from Il Sole
South Beach’s most exceptional experience awaits you at Il Sole, an event space, restaurant and boutique hotel housed in the former Versace Mansion, where elegance and unparalleled service seamlessly blend with signature Barton G. style under all-new management by renowned events impresario and restaurateur Barton G. Weiss.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "There's no point dinning inside or you miss the view. Our waitress explained our food which shows why it's that expensive. A surreal dining experience depending on the history point of view. Staff were attentive and polite and not stuffy. I would go again."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Excellent food and very nice restaurant beautiful music"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "It was a very special experience. Would highly recommend the wagyu beef tartare and the fruti del mar. Excellent!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Wow. This place is breathtaking. We dined inside of Versace's former main dining room and followed that with a tour of the grounds. The steak was cooked just right, the waiter kept our wine glasses filled and the tour of Versace's house was the perfect ending to the perfect dinner."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The hosts were literally on their toes. Before my water glass could even get empty it was filled, very knowledgeable about the menu.Amazing food & drinks as well. Loved it!!!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Told to wait outside for the hostess to show us to bar. 10 minutes of hanging around outside & we found our own way to the bar. Drinks order was incorrect and ended up confusing & embarrassing. Finally seated outside by the pool which was a lovely setting. Service very slow. One of our meals was completely forgotten so my husband had to share his meal with our friend, or wait to have his meal cooked. When it began to rain, the ceiling leaked all over us so we had to move the table. Drinks service so bad that a man on an adjacent table started pouring our wine for us! Refused to pay $80 tip & reduced it to $40 - the manager argued with me all the way to the door. Then friend's credit card blocked for extra $300! Would never go back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "All I can say is AMAZING! My bf took me for my birthday and from the moment we walking in to the moment we left, it was the best experience I have ever had at a restaurant."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Superb dining experience, fantastic environment and excellent food! Unfortunately there was a few favourite items not available on the menu and this would have been helpful to know prior to order, however we managed to reorganise ourselves and the overall experience was out of this world!!! Worth the money and the visit I promise!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant as the locale for our wedding night. From start to finish, it was everything I expected in service, presentation, and taste. We were the only ones dining inside, and as such, our dining experience was very personalized. I will definitely return when in South Beach"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Watch the bill, prices in menu versus final bill are different They were trying to overchrge 20%!!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Husband and I went here for a special occasion. Slight air of desperation and a lack of true elegance in the service. Very obviously trying to maximize revenue. We didn't want a bottle of wine, so ordered Mojitos. The charged us - get this - $25 per Mojito. I live in NYC and this joint managed to give me liquor sticker shock..ha! The food is sub-par, on it's own, and especially for the price. We went here more for the ambiance, and did not have high expectations of the food. Let's just say we were disappointed - the villa is pretty, but dinner guests are restricted to a small terrace, which overlooks the famous mosaic and pool. A rope keeps you at a safe distance, since really experiencing their beauty is reserved for hotel guests."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We loved the grilled octopus appetizer the best - it was truly exceptional. The Whole Dover Sole served in a pan was delicious and a very big portion with perfect vegetables - whole carrots, asparagus and three types of baby potatoes. The service was attentive and impeccable. An extraordinary setting. We chose it for our first wedding anniversary celebration and it was a perfect choice."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The place is excellent, but the service is so slow. The food was not of the standard expected, the sashimi was hot and the fish took more than 30 minutes was cold."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food was amazing. Phenomenal wine. The mansion is the most beautiful home."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 20 anniversary dinner at Il Sole and it was a most memorable evening. The old Versace Mansion in South Beach is home to Il Sole and it is wonderful in every way. We were escorted though the main entrance to a quaint little bar off the center courtyard for a glass of wine. We were then taken to a small, lovely out door patio overlooking the stunning pool and deck area. As the light of daylight dimmed the setting became magical. We not only savored this wonderful setting, but also the equally incredible food and attentive service. If you want to impress a date or have a very romantic evening with your lover, Il Sole is the place."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My husband and I went for dinner and couldn't have asked for a better meal. The service was wonderful, the food was excellent, and the ambiance unmatched. Truly a fantastic dinner."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "... They forgot my main so I ate 30 mins after everyone else, and alone. They brought the wrong sides twice. We served our own wine all night and waited 45 mins for a new bottle.... But what a view on the outside terrace of Medusa's Head and the stunning pool !! The staff seemed flustered and struggled to serve three tables only. We won't be going back..."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "very nice environment, friendly staff and good food, A little pricy but the environment pays for it. For summer time the tables at the terrace or by the pool are great, A tour at the rooms and the Vercace bedroom would be nice and interesting"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Excemllent food and very good service,w attention to detail.The surroundings are gorgeous and the place is a refuge from the hubbub of South Beach.It was my birthday and we enjoyed a complimentary tray of chocs.Would recommend Il Sole to anybody seeking great food and ambience."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "What a historic and amazing gem. We ate in the beautiful dining room. Most people were eating outside in the courtyard overlooking the 24 karat gold swimming pool. Both are scenic and worth experiencing. The seafood tower is one of the best that I've eaten. The crab legs were huge! Everything was prepared perfectly. Honestly, do not bring children or babies here. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The bouncer at the chain couldn't have been any more welcoming- he was very friendly and showed us to the hostess stand. The food was excellent- the service was second to none. Bar tenders very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend going here just to experience the mansion. It was a special treat that was just perfect. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Loved dinner, great level of service, food was good. I loved it my meal and my wife enjoyed hers."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We chose Il Sole because it is located in the Versace Mansion for our 30th wedding anniversary dinner. The decor is elegant, sumptuous. We were able to sit outside, simply great. Initial drinks took forever to arrive, we ordered an expensive bottle of wine so it would have time to breathe. No such luck it shows up with dinner. Very limited menue, if you do not like Kale, kitchen cannot even make a simple Ceasar salad. The Sirloin was not chewable.I guess we expected more from Barton G"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Il Sole is blessed with an idyllic location a peaceful spot amongst all the noise and bustle of Ocean Drive. The fact of being the former home of Versace adds to the ambiance which is already romantic and special. The food is good, prices on the expensive side but given the location it is quite a bargain really. The staff obviously enjoy their surroundings and are rightly proud of the set-up."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • " Food was excellent. Loved the artichoke ravioli. Had a an overall great experience. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I chose this place to eat our last night there. We always wanted to see inside the Versace Mansion, and that was our shot. The food was fantastic and the experience was wonderful! I do think however that the wait staff could have been a little more attentive based on the level of the restaurant. The food came out very slow, and there was a lot of waiting, even for the drinks. The bartender was great and fast... but while at the table the drinks came out slow. They were also behind on the reservation. We had to wait about 20 min. at the bar until our table was ready. Our reservation was at 9pm... we didn't get to eat dinner until about 11pm - took way to long. But the experience was worth it for one time! "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Not only the decor is somptuous but the food was excellent even by European standards"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The ambiance as expected was excellent; however, as a well known restaurant, I found the food to be below par. Basically it was tasteless, both appetizer and main course, (Octopus & snapper). As a foodie, I am more interested in quality of food than I am the presentation. The tables were spread out and not many of them which was nice; however, the level of attendance to our table for the amount of tables was also lacking. We waited almost 20 min to order a drink, then once we had the check, again 20 min for the waitress to take the credit Card. The mansion is worth seeing, if you don’t mind paying a lot of money to see it and are not a foodie. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great beautiful place very fancy prices not as bad as people might think, food was amazing, will be back next time I'm in miami "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Booking was difficult We had to climb over a chain to get to the steps.The lady at reception was very unfriendly and actually rude. The casa casuarino is spectacular and the terrace where we ate was beautiful. There were only six others on the terrace which can take 300 so there was no buzz. We met an American couple who had managed to get a table by pointing out that the place was practically empty. The service and food was very good so it is sad that they are scaring off the customers at the front desk. It is a pity but unless there is a seachange in attitude this restaurant can not survive."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Saturday we had a fabulous dining experience at the fabulous Versace Mansion Villa by Barton G in Miami. Amazing ambience and wonderful food. Loved it! I highly recommend it and I can't neglect to mention how awesome and helpful was our waiter José. If you are in Miami for vacation really can't miss it, you will have a blast."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This restaurant is at the Versace mansion. The doorman told us about open table and we got a booking for the same night, which was my 50th birthday. The food was fantastic and the staff were great. They clearly love working in such an opulent place and are enthused to show you around and share some history and facts. A birthday to remember, especially as my partner proposed to me there."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The dinner was fabulous and the venue is truly on another level. Loved everything about my experience and will definitely return again when back in Miami."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Wonderful service . Great. Ambience good food. Dr . Joe"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Service and ambiance were outstanding and the food was excellent. Stunning setting, especially the courtyard around the pool for outdoor dining. The area is well protected from the weather, so no worries if rain is threatening. Can tour the first floor on your own while waiting for food to come. Only issue is the chain outside the entry steps from the sidewalk. When we arrived, there is no one there so we stepped around the end of the chain to climb the steps and let the hostess know we were there. Even though it was clear to him we had reservations, we are reprimanded by the tuxedo-adorned bouncer for walking around the chain. It was not a pleasant way to start an otherwise fabulous (and fabulously expensive) evening."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "By the far the most breath taking dinner experience ever (especially if you love the versace empire) . The food and ambiance was perfect you really want to stay and enjoy a long evening dinner. Our waitress was (Kat) super attentetive and nice.(loved her). So happy I got a reservation when I did, it recently opened and hopefully everyone loves it as much as me and my friends. I'm definitly coming back & also staying in the available hotel rooms they."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Based on a few of the reviews, I was a little concerned about going to this restaurant. However, I was truly amazed by the experience. In all of the places I've dined at around the world, this is one of the top 5 places. The ambience is amazing and the food was outstanding. But the biggest surprise was the service. I was very concerned about this before I got there. But our waiter Shane, was the best server we've ever had. It is obvious, the restaurant has really worked hard to improve the service. It really is first class. I couldn't suggest a single improvement they could make. After dinner, Shane took the time to show us around the villa and suggested we take our last glass of wine and sit by the pool. It was truly a perfect dinner."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I am so glad that I was able to visit the Versace mansion at Il Sole. The food was great and the ambiance is unparalleled. On my next visit to South Beach I will definitely return to Il Sole."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Horrible experience with the waitress, no kindness on serving."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Il Sole is the best dining experience you can have in South Beach! Intimate atmosphere, great food, great service and unbelievable ambiance. This is the Versace experience at its best! You will leave looking forward to the next time you return."
    Dined on 3/18/2014