Il Sole
Il Sole

Il Sole

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thevillabybartong.com/
  • Phone: 3055768003x
  • 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 8779252116

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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Il Sole reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (38)special occasion (38)scenic view (19)great for outdoor dining (16)fit for foodies (14)notable wine list (11)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (7)good for groups (5)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was mediocre at best. The service was poor. I asked if the bill was correct at the restaurant and was ensured it was. Upon reviewing the online menu I'm quite sure we were significantly over charged. A 20% gratuity was automatically added in, and service was nothing special. It was interesting to see Versace's mansion but the area to lounge, dine and use the restrooms in was "tired". Upon arriving they have you sitting outside alone on the front patio, zero ambiance, no cocktails, I finally asked to be seated at the bar until our table was ready. We had a 7pm reservation and they were already out of several items in the menu. They are attempting to be luxury, and failing miserably. I would not recommend.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Versace mansion
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Hidden charges 3.50 for ice in drink,switched fish w/o telling ,resevation for 7 pm ,guests not allowed in til 7:15 poor MNGT for overpriced food an drinks ,poor experience ,never go back
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too Bad....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I each had an entree and one glass of wine. I only had two pieces of fish and one piece of bread (its like they were hoarding the bread...what happened to a nice warm bread basket. Obviously I will never be back to give it a second chance...but maybe you can fix it so that others can enjoy the Versace Mansion.....Thinking back how easy it was to get reservations there I should have known the service was probably not that great..that space/venue it should be nearly impossible to get a table for a month or so, I don't care what season it i Joe 561-809-8928 this website did not allow me to writ in my full review...there is a character limit...you
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable
    Memorable
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The setting inside the Versace mansion was just spectacular, one of a kind. I particularly enjoyed the cchocolate cake desert. Staff were superb.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Great
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food is amazing, place is beautiful but the service needs attention
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Jeffro
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The entire experience was outstanding. The property was breathtaking and exceeded expectations, the service staff was very pleasant and accommodating. The meal was excellent, from the presentation to the flavor. We highly recommend making this a must on your places to visit/dine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but extensives
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Nice dinner but we only went There for seeing the mansion and the part you will see of it is very small and the dinner too expensive. The suit còde Washington followed by us but we were very surprised when we saw a customer with sneakers, sweetshirt and a baseball cap!!! And no problem! Why???
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rude Staff
    Nicolethetraveller
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I loved Il Sole. Beautiful restaurant in Gianni's old home. Only problem I had was that Gratuities are added ( 20%) to the bill. Our bill came out to 154$ with gratuities so we paid 160$ cash. The waitress never came back with our change. Although it is only 6$ I found that was very rude and disrespectful especially since we paid the 20% which was 24$ in tips. Because of this, I found the service to be very uptight and snobbish. Besides the staff, everything else was excellent and it was a night to remember!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice.
    AlphaGamma
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food is incredible, but be aware that the entire restaurant gives off an aura of pomposity. I was informed specifically of their more formal dress code via phone. I fretted, but they're not as strict as they say. I saw a man wearing a short-sleeve button-up, and they let my friend in with nice sneakers. I saw no jackets. Expect no tap water here. We were furnished with endless Evian refills (which showed up on our bill). Finally, make sure you request the poolside veranda. It offers a beautiful view of the mansion's mosaic pool and surrounding area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • alixan18
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a lovely evening and it was great to get to see the setting of the versace mansion. But we asked if we could have a table inside the dining room and they couldn't confirm anything so we had a table on the balcony facing the pool.... sounds great but in 30 degree heat made the dining experience quite uncomfortable we finished our main courses and had to leave shortly after. We poked our heads in the dining room after and it was very opulent and air conditioned. .. It's an interesting menu and we all enjoyed it but probably wouldn't return, it was a one off, more so just to check out the setting.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERSACE MANSION
    gordo
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE GREAT FOOD IN SERVICE WOW PLACE LIKE NO OTHER
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thank you
    Artist
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Villa by Barton G the world famous verserce mansion in Miami.we were there for my friend 50th Birth days cerebratin. I was expecting to get the Birthday cake that I had ordered previoudly with my friends name on it .When server returned with a cake it had no name on it .Disapointed.But I did not said anything to server,its not her fault.I did not ruin the mood either.....overall Service was slow and my water glasses was empty for long time.no attention to empty glasses......the meal was fair.When I voiced my concern the night manager Mr Freddy ,tried to make amends.For that reasons,we shall be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Time
    GlamorousAdventures
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was a lovely lunch and very fresh tasty food, if there were tours around the villa, it would be even better. As a visitor you find the overall Miami service a bit slow and less attentive than lets say in NYC or Boston, but nevertheless very polite staff and enjoyable time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular but pretentious
    G4LJ
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    As we're were on vacation we thought this would be a must see as to the history and the strong legacy behind the Versace name!!!!! While the views and building were spectacular, the food was some what a let down... Not overpriced as a one off but lacked the personal touch. The servers found it very hard to understand us and made this a little awkward for us . The tables are set very close to each other so if your thinking romance forget it!!! As for the dress code we took this as a must yet only to be next to a family with children all dressed in jeans and A&F tshirts??? Would we recommend it well no not really.... It's a shame because the opportunities could be out of this world leaving you with an experience one would never forget !!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disaster!
    BillyinMiamiVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Ice Tea is 6! They make you feel like a second class citizen by not letting you permission to view the completely empty pool area " reserved for hotel guests". The entire " experience" is sold to you by being in the Versace Mansion. There is better food everywhere and the arrogance of the manager, Max, was enough to keep me away forever. I'm sure it will be bankrupt again and probably should be with their holier than holy attitude! Arriverderci!
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  • Hot Food?
    Hello
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Would have liked hot food other then hamburger. Thousand times better then anything on Ocean Drive regardless.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful castle with average food
    L2RnSF
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The reception and the place were what we expected, the food presentation not at level of an international restaurant. The service was average. We will keep for ourselves the view of the pool and the walls decoration. The temperature in the VIP room was too high, so it was not comfortable. The dessert was delucious, chef did a great job.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mejor de lo esperado
    Luj69giac
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Sinceramente era más la inquietud de conocer la Mansión , pero haber cenado en Il Sole realmente mereció la pena. No sólo el ambiente es Exelente , si no, la comida también, todo bien Italiano, muy buen pan, los platos acordes al precio.. Que pueden verse un tanto caros ... Pero relación precio calidad de todo ....bien vale la pena ir.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated and pretentious
    ParisianfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Long service, average food, high price, pretentious place and overpriced. To be avoided!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Versace styling !!
    Bbudhrani
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Went out for my wife's birthday. Was great. The food was good but not great but the service and ambience was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I went here for brunch. The lunch menu is nothing to rave about. I had a club sandwich and it was good. Nothing out of the ordinary. You pay for the ambience and that is it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Such a gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Wonderful! Service was excellent!! Food was delicious !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous venue
    Palatepleasing
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The venue dining at the Versace Mansion is spectacular. We decided to go given the unique location and we could dine poolside not expecting fabulous food (given a friend's experience a year or two prior.) This night in Aug 2014 the food quality was very poor: the Florida snapper fish was dry and tasted fishy, it came with two hearts of palm, one was edible and other was hard as a rock, the side we ordered of creamy broccoli rabe was too tough to be eaten. They did bring us french fries (not much better) when we returned the other food as inedible. They add a 20% gratuity and some other percentage (city tax/sales tax). This explains why we could get a last minute reservation.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • V mansion experience
    Salsaking1
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super
    Lucy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent food and very nice restaurant beautiful music
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    rebeccaVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It was a very special experience. Would highly recommend the wagyu beef tartare and the fruti del mar. Excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Il Sole
    CLEtoMIA
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing service.
    sobe14
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Disaster
    Tabs
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must Try!!!!
    Erica
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gillybean
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wedding night dinner
    ChasNAmy
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Watch the bill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Watch the bill, prices in menu versus final bill are different They were trying to overchrge 20%!!!
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  • Food and Ambience Underwhelming
    BonVivant
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ritz
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    Diner
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food was amazing. Phenomenal wine. The mansion is the most beautiful home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Il Sole is magnificent
    lovinglife
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful evening
    Rmlack
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nostalgia vs Food and Service
    TheRobinsons
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    ... 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...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet