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 WinnerRomantic
Il Sole reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (43)special occasion (37)scenic view (24)neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (15)great for outdoor dining (15)notable wine list (11)hot spot (9)great for lunch (6)good for groups (5)late-night find (4)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Fancy on Ocean Drive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very expensive, but Worth it for a special occasion...
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely exquisite in every sense
    Versace
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Il Sole is the perfect restaurant for a romantic dinner. Or it can also be great place for having an excellent dinner experience with friends. The taste, presentation, and of the food is amazing. My favorite Lamb Tagine is to die for. The servic is very prompt and high quality from the second you are greeted at the entrance, all the way to end of your visit. They have also started a new lounge venue on the roof level that offers hookah and bottle service while DJ is playing lounge music.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • armin1
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    outstanding place ex house of gianni versace. Restaurant staff pleasant but not the security near fountain. upset us very much wanted to stay in their Hotel next time in south beach but probably not after this experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply beautiful
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We decided to have lunch at il sole simply by accident while visiting south beach. Saw the menu and made reservations not knowing that this was the famous Versace villa. The food was excellent, the ambiance was breath taking and our waiter was just the best. He attended to our every need and gave us a complimentary glass of champagne. He also gave us a mini tour of the villa. He was just the best. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cutting too many corners
    adanVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The property is beautiful and deserves better. Where else in Miami can you be transported to Italian luxury? Service needs improvement, for once when you order a bottle of water you should expect well a bottle of water and not one pour. The waitress completely forgot our wine. I ordered the branzino special and they were out, then ordered another item and they were also out. I specified and confirmed it was a special ocassion and there was not mention of it throughout dinner. And to cap it off, the bill includes 20% and then it asks for a tip and recommends another 15/18/20/25% on top of the already included 20%. Overkill, I think so. Hopefully things change fast or I'm going to have to avoid this place despite the breathtaking decor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    LuxDiningVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Love the place. Great food. I don't recommend it for budget travel or groups.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinner in iconic venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Wonderful staff, beautiful decor, interesting history and impressive food. Something original and upscale in the chaotic Ocean Drive mob scene. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    First waiter asked if we would like sparking water or spring water or regular water and another guy walks up and said only sparkling water was available. So we said that was fine. Then they sit another couple next to us and their water offered them regular water. When we got the bill they charged us $12 the sparkling water for 2 people. Did not appreciate their dishonesty.
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  • Incredible
    Dane
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Beautiful, iconic venue. Attentive staff and great food, what more could you want?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what we expected
    Fefy
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Unfortunately we didnt receive the service quality we expected and the dining process wasn't memorable.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Sept SOBE dining reviews
    Scottishfoodie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    1. Pied a Terre 2. Cafe Prima Pasta 3. The Restaurant by Barton G 4.Il Sole by Barton G. Very disappointed by Il Sole, service haphazard -wrong wine, conflicting menu info, pre-drinks not served, snobby hosts and staff. NOT RECOMMENDED! The Restaurant was a fun experience. The service & food good. Pied a Terre, excellent. Food exquisite, wine list exceptional and service attentive and efficient. Love French food and rate there dishes highly. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and showed us around which was a lovely and unexpected treat. Cafe Prima Pasta was also impressive good menu, service, food and beautiful interior. Thanks to Giuseppe for a complimentary drink and interest in us as customers.Very personal service, delicious food.
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  • 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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  • 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
    • Food
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    • Service
    • 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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  • 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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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