Macchialina Taverna Rustica
Macchialina Taverna Rustica

Macchialina Taverna Rustica

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.macchialina.com/
  • Phone: 3055342124x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Saturday 6pm-12am
    Sunday Brunch 12pm-4pm
    Sunday Supper 6pm-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Pirolo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available in front of restaurant.
    Metered parking on Alton & West Avenues
    Self Park Garage located at 9th Street & West Avenue
A word from Macchialina Taverna Rustica
Opened late June 2012, Macchialina Taverna, located at 820 Alton Road in the heart of South Beach's residential west side, has quickly become a favorite among critics, locals and in-the-know tourists who flock to the casual neighborhood eatery to indulge in chef/owner MichaelPirolo's rustic Italian fare. From the start, Macchialina has been racking up accolades such as a 3.5 star Excellent rating from The Miami Herald, Best Restaurant 2013 from the Miami New Times "Best Of" Edition as well as a stellar review from the same paper, Pirolo and his team at Macchialina are taking the city by storm.
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Macchialina Taverna Rustica reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)neighborhood gem (29)romantic (23)special occasion (20)good for groups (12)notable wine list (9)hot spot (9)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Amazing Food
    Sobestarfish
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The most amazing Italian food in Miami Beach... possibly in all of Miami! Get the burrata and heirloom tomatoes. I've had burrata at other Italian restaurants but none compare to Macchialina's. The pasta with truffle and mushrooms is also incomparable. A bite of nirvana in every slurp of noodle and mushroom. Love the quirky tiramisu with coffee ice granita and whipped cream and cake in a jar. And love the handsome attentive waiters!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent Italian
    FoodLover
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    great food, great service, highly recommended--minor issue (for us anyway) is somewhat major construction on the road the restaurant is on, so getting into the restaurant (sidewalk and street were a bit chewed up/choppy), and the "view" outside, were not the easiest/greatest--was not a big deal though, as the food and wine was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A true gem
    NsgeeVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We shared the tasting menu. Very generous portions and everything was extremely delicious. The pasta with the beets was unexpectedly fabulous, and the tagliolini with the abalone mushrooms too! Everything was super delicious. Stellar drinks at the bar too! Tried the Rosemary's Baby and loved it, my daughter had a Negroni and said it was a good one. Amazingly we had room for the dessert; a silky and luscious tiramisu. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always amazing.
    ODB25
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Macchialina never disappoints. If you want Italian, this is Miami's finest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food good service
    Eabarco
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This spot is one of my favorite , very consistent in their food and service , I tried the Miami spice menu which was deliciouse and had to have some from the regular menu , truly enjoy this place , you must try the fungi pasta ... Out of this world..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Addicted2Food
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent food, but it took over an hour to get seated after our designated reservation. Unfortunately, they ran out of grilled octopus. Total bummer! I still highly recommend their Miami Spice menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic meal
    Orioles08
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Outstanding food. A bit expensive but worth the $$$. Typical for a great restaurant when busy... Eat up move out...bartender needs to learn how to make an Arnold Palmer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food but service....
    Maisonduvin
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Overall okay but I felt we were rushed during the service...if I am going to go out to dinner and spend $200 plus I would like to sit and enjoy, not have the waiter push me out the door and drop the check when I did not ask....(Sorry maybe they should not add 18% for service on the check as waiters always takes advantage of this). When its like this I am not sure if I went to a restaurant or a Cafeteria... Food was good and would like to try again but the waiter killed my experience so I need to give it some time to reconsider.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Serious foodies, a must visit!
    SharpJewelsNY
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were a party of 7 on my 3rd visit to this eatery. And it engaged all our gastronomic senses. Wine program is perfectly suited for this robust menu! No nonsense, unpretentious environment and kitchen. I'm a fan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Miami Spice
    sergiomunozdelete
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food is really delicious but the Miami spice portions are too small and very expensive for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bebop
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We've been there many times. Food is terrific. This time we took three little kids and the staff was wonderful with them, too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refreshing.
    Miramarjamaicans
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food, but most importantly amazing service. Holly was the name of our waitress and she was so amazing. She made recommendations and she was extremely patient with us. The assistant General Manager was excellent as well as I was dining with a very picky eater and he and holly made sure that she left the restaurant satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally not worth it !
    NoodlesVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went to try Miami Spice Menu, the food was family style and definately not enough for 5 people, good excuse to charge you a lot with the fixed price menu and serve little food, by the way, if you wanted steak which was on the spice menu you had to pay extra, if you want bread you have to pay extra. So a total rip off !! Food quality was very average, i was looking forward to try this because of the reviews, I am Italian and I know what food should taste like, nothing special nor nothing to go back to ! For the restarurant: don't partecipate to the Miami Spice if you don't want to promote your restaurant, you certainly are not doing it in this way, you just take advantage of consumers !
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • conflicted
    luvfood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    One guest was running late so they wouldn't seat us & asked us to to go to the bar which was completely full. There was no way we could order a drink. We had to stand behind the bar in the way, where the servers come through from the kitchen. Our table was only 2 feet away from us so we asked whether we could enjoy a drink at our table. They said NO. They were being rigid but we complied. After 10 minutes of everyone bumping into us, they sat us down. We did the Miami Spice menu. It's family style where you order the same thing for the whole table. The main dish was not a normal sized portion for one person, let alone two. Imagine a 3" by 3" piece of fish for 2 people. It was tiny. The food was delicious & definitely good quality.
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  • Absolutely Delicious!!
    PasadenaBunch
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We went based on several Chowhound recommendations and were not disappointed! Everything was excellent -- the creamy polenta with sausage, bread with salsa verde, tagliolini with mushrooms, spaghetti vongole and two delicious desserts. Our server was friendly and attentive. If we lived in Miami, Macchialina would be a "go-to" place for us, no doubt. Just a terrific meal and experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not enough foos for price
    spicedout
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Portions were "family size" = one person Went with 4 friends to celebrate my bday and used miami spice. We had to share food that was enough for one person and they said it would be enough for 5 people. Left hungry from there. Service at first was horrible then it got a bit better but not worth $40 of gratuity. Dont think I will go back or recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Brunch on Sunday
    nicolas
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a great Brunch sunday at 2pm, fantastic eggs with delicious sauces, incredible muffins/scones. We will go back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    we went from Miami spice. The octopus set the mood for a phenomenal dinner. Everything was good but the octopus was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the tasting menu
    Great
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    You can't go wrong with the tasting menu, the quality and variety is amazing! By far the best pasta in Miami!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh.....
    Frank
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Thought it was good, but not overly excited about it. Food is rustic, pasta is good - the veal milanesa I had was just ok. Food is good, but price value relationship could be a bit better. Setting inside is quite nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great brunch,even better service
    grayyakVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    all the flavors were very good. the Italian Dim Sum,wasnt as smooth as expected ,but none he less enjoyable our server was da bomb Halle is a 50,000 megawatt gem
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Italian Dishes
    Daniel
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great Italian Food! Our first visit but not our last. We had the Miami Spice menu with odd choices for a couple... Not sure how it works for a single dinner. The service as very good and they really try to have enjoy your experience. Unfortunately it is very noise inside and to hot to eat outside in August... Especially noisy & dusty with road construction on Alton Road. Aside from that, I would not let these few problems stand in the way of delicious Italian cooking! Look forward to trying the Chefs tasting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great restaurant
    JJJJ
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It was our first time there and we loved it. our waiter and the assistant gm were so nice. They really went above and beyond to ensure an amazing dining experience for us. We tried the miami spice special menu and loved it. It was $39 each. They have a nice beer and wine selection. We had one of each. For the miami spice dinner, we had meatballs, creamy polenta with sausage, brocolini with parmesean, a burrata salad and a mushroom pasta with truffle infused. For dessert we had the bread pudding. Everything was amazing. It's smaller portions, but since you're getting to sample so many things, it's plenty of food and we were quite full. I would definitely recommend this place. We loved it and plan on going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best in south florida
    jfnycmiami
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My wife and I go here regularly and have brought many friends, it's the best restaurant in South Florida. Jennifer (manages up front) and her husband Mike (the chef) run a terrific place and she and the staff make you for welcome always. The food is consistently excellent and they have hired a cocktail specialist, too. To start, very good Negronis. Best escarole salad ever. Also good the heirloom tomatoes and burratta. The octopus is tender and delicious. Our group of 6 shared the appetizers and ordered entrees of pasta vongole, snapper, pasta pomadoro and a new offering of pasts pesto, all perfectly prepared. Prices are reasonable for this wonderful food. Happy hour on Wednesdays, closed Mondays and brunch on Sundays.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING!
    tankat13
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was my second visit to Macchialina. The food is superb. Especially anything based in one of their homemade tomato sauces. Each dish is so unique and unlike anything you have ever had before. I am not a big dessert fan, much less a tiramisu fan, but they have the best tiramisu I have ever had in my life.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific, but...
    DisgustedVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I love all things in the PubBelly constellation. There is a great balance of quality and creativity in what they do. The main problem with Macchialina is not in either of those categories as the food is terrific. The big issue here is that rapid fire pace that they serve you. It's almost as though they are more interested in maximizing seatings than they are in my dining experience. At those prices it's really off-putting to have your food jammed on you like that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't believe the Hype!
    PmharryVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Based on the reviews, I was expecting an amazing meal. Sadly, not the case. Food was ok- nothing to write home about. My husband order shrimp cocktail- nice they used frozen shrimp. Service was akin to a diner. For a bar that had a mixologist, drinks were lame.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    You must go here but not too often as I still want to be able to get a table!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded expectations
    PatMVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is a great experience. Our server, unfortunately I don't remember her name was awesome. She was attended give, knew her menu, and gave some great suggestions. Try the tasting menu, it was fabulous. The maître d, was also very attentive, and over all I highly recommend. The one thing is the decor is rather dark, and does not suit the food, but that's our taste. Everything else is excellent. Well done.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    MarleyB
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Check it out. Everything our table ordered was delicious. Well worth the drive from Ft Laud! Definitely will be back!!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Best in Miami
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Truly one of the best restaurants in Miami. I love the people the food the ambiance the wine. It is my second home here. Everything you want with no pressure at all.. Truly love it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cannot wait to go back!
    MariMPBVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Dinner at Macchialina is always delightful. From their grilled country bread to unique homemade pastas, chef Michael Pirolo totally redefines the concept of comfort food through fresh and seasonal ingredients, giving us the best in flavor and texture in each course. Their tasting menu is definitely a must! Besides, we were served by very friendly and attentive staff, which just added up to our dining experience. However, due to its limited size, it may become a little noisy and difficult to get a spot (especially on weekend and special occasions), but it is well worth the effort!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful neighborhood spot
    msg43
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The service is great, the food is always well made, and the ambiance is great. Just what Miami needs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
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