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 WinnerMediterranean
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Il Sole reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (38)romantic (37)scenic view (18)fit for foodies (16)great for outdoor dining (13)notable wine list (12)hot spot (8)neighborhood gem (7)good for groups (5)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Fun Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
  • recommended
    couple
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Versace's mansion!
    JoannaFoodie
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very accommodating
    JennVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    zasn01VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Loved dinner, great level of service, food was good. I loved it my meal and my wife enjoyed hers.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance5
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 141 reviews are from the Il Sole reviews archive.
  • Dinner at the Versace Mansion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Location, location, location
    alpinepass
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!!!
    pilar913
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Food was excellent. Loved the artichoke ravioli. Had a an overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful and Romantic
    volleydancer
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Not only the decor is somptuous but the food was excellent even by European standards
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Yariv87
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.