Randazzo's Little Italy
Randazzo's Little Italy

Randazzo's Little Italy

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.randazzoslittleitaly.com/
  • Phone: 3054487002
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 12 pm - 10 pm. Friday: 12 pm - 11 pm. Saturday: 6 pm - 11 pm. Sunday: 5 pm - 10 pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Marc Randazzo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Randazzo's Little Italy is the PERFECT place to host your special event. Our upstairs dining area with a private bar and view of our kitchen is the ultimate dinner party area. Let us shake up your event Chicago style!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: LeJeune Rd
  • Public Transit: Bus
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: On Street and Valet Service
A word from Randazzo's Little Italy
Serving “Chicago style” Italian soul food made from our family’s recipes. We want to treat you the way family and friends are treated in our home. Everything made from scratch the moment you order. So sit back, relax, and allow us to take you back to the old neighborhood “Chicago style” !
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Randazzo's Little Italy reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)good for groups (12)special occasion (11)romantic (8)fit for foodies (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • "Home Cooking"
    Joelle
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food,service and ambience all combine to make you feel like you've come "home to Sunday dinner with the family" The owner and staff make you feel welcome and as if they've been waiting for you all day . Great ,great place ,I highly recommend it !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A mistake.
    jlodommar
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A big mistake. I wrote a message before. The restaurant is closed when we arrived. I went with my family (7 persons, including with a person with wheelchair) I looking another place... near... my people ask me for, how I do the reservation... finally we came to Cibo. Please take notice.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have been going to Randazzo's for several years and have never been disappointed in the food or service. Its great to see Mark there, he always has time to stop by the table, say he, inquire about your meal, and have a friendly chat. The portions are outrageously large, great for another meal the next day!!! I would most highly recommend Randazzo's and anything on the menu. Well worth the price!!! Truly a MUST for AUTHENTIC Italian cuisine in Miami!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A definite return again location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Evening started off slow, no hostess, bartender not engaged, table not ready even after waiting 15 minutes. Host then honored our request for an up stairs table- an excellent location. Decor, the menu and its descriptions of the food, the food and overall ambience transports you from Coral Gables to where you feel you are in Little Italy. The menu descriptions start the process of turning the evening into a 'fun' evening....and the food does not disappoint. And with one of the owners upstairs on the evening our group was there, we noted his visiting every table to say hello and to check on the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lost its luster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is the third or fourth time I have dined at this restaurant. It has lost the luster and the outstanding food it use to have. Not to mention the outstanding service it once had. I did appreciate the owner coming around the tables. I guess I loved the location it used to be.
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  • True excellent Italian in Miami
    Brandon5tewart
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As an Italian guy from NY it's hard to find some true, great Italian food down here in South Florida... But Randazzos nails it. The owner is always there, making sure everyone is happy and the food is incredible. Great atmosphere, fun staff and NYC quality food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved it!
    Outstanding
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went for dinner. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ran out of special dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I'm a big fan of Randazzo's but have to say that this time around they disappointed. I specifically went for the lasagna and the sausage and peppers and after ordering was told they didn't have either. It was a Friday night at 8:30 pm, there is no reason why two of their specialty dishes were not available....they need to do a better job in having the dishes available that people want to order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you want Italian food...
    MiamiCarGuy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I'm originally from NJ and have struggled to find good Italian food in Dade County. I just want to tell you I had the traditional spaghetti and gravy and it did not disappoint. The sauce was great and the meatballs were giant but tasty.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian Restaurant in Miami
    AJS1974VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is not a fancy restaurant, but it's my favorite Italian food in all of Miami. Highly recommend the Chicago calamari (tomato sauce and blue cheese), chicken parmesan, pasta with Sunday gravy, and cannolis. Even the sauce that comes with the pre-meal bread is awesome. They've got some really good Italian meals, too. Our server Nick, couldn't have been nicer and more attentive. The owner walked around saying hi to all the guests and checking on their meal. And nothing beats the ambiance -- The Godfather, Goodfellas, and photos that remind you who owns the place and where they're from. Definitely one of my top three restaurants in Miami.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ideal Italian restaurant.
    Amateurfoodspecialist
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Everything was very good from the hostess to our table location and our food was perfect.The only slight downfall was the service. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and professional but was very slow and forgetful or it appeared that way. The drinks took very long to come out but they were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was good as this was my fourth time at Randazzo's, service was the worst as it appears very young staff at tables and bar area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was incredible and the environment was so cozy and warm. The owner came over to our table to introduce himself which was a very nice touch. Food came out rather fast but I did not feel too rushed. I like to take my time so I thought the turnaround was a little quick but I sat and enjoyed my wine after and did not feel rushed to get up. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FrnkVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Way too expensive. Average size portion of pasta and two giant mushy meatballs for $28 just doesn't cut it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 239 reviews are from the Randazzo's Little Italy reviews archive.
  • The food was good but not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    The food was good but not spectacular for the price. Huge portions and they charge a sharing fee $7.00 a little ridiculous when you are paying $23.00 for pasta with sause not even any meat in it. I think this place is more about the ambiance... cute place , but overpriced for what you get.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Spaghetti with Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/25/2012
    The Spaghetti with Sunday gravy was outstanding. The Fettuccine with Shrimp had a beautiful cream after taste. The bread was spot on along with the custom made dipping olive oil. If we could have only had the bread and drinks in 5 minutes instead of 15 for bread and 20 for drinks. We were not served drinks until we received our food and I asked again for the drinks I ordered. Having a police incident down stairs while we were eating caused a total lack of service. The manager was nice enough to comp the cannoli's for dessert.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I took my dad for Father's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    I took my dad for Father's day lunch and we left very disappointed. Both my parents are elderly, and the 1st strike was the elevator was not working (I had to walk my 87 year old mother up and down the stairs). we sat down, bus boy came with bread and water, and we did not see anyone else for another 10 min. I then asked for the wine list-another 10 min. I ordered wine & at least 15 min went by. The food arrived & the wine was still not there. The waiter - I saw 1 for the entire section, the whole time we were there) checked on us only once throughout the meal. The ACunit was not working properly so it was very warm. tables are too close together, patrons & waiters couldn't get by. We left without dessert because we just wanted to get out
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  • Nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2012
    We took our adult daughter to dinner on a weeknight for her birthday. It was early evening and not crowded, and we were seated on the first level in the bar area. The steady flow of patrons were primarily being seated on the second level,so we were mostly alone with the exception of a few bar patrons. The bartender doubled as our server, and was extremely attentive. He was friendly and accommodating, and gave us personal service. The food was very good, however, there was no soup that day. Every Italian restaurant I've ever been to in Chicago has homemade ministrone every day, and this purports to be a Chicago-style Italian restaurant. The calamari was killer, and the ravioli was perfect. The vodka sauce pasta was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another fine dinner!
    wilyangel
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    Our server, Palomino, was gracious and attentive...offering up a great dining experience with suggestions for items we would enjoy on the menu. Our server from prior occasions, came by to say hi and chat...the owner also stopped by to welcome us and talked amiably with us for awhile. This served to make us feel as though we were dining with friends...which in a sense, we were. The food is always good, and again, our dining experience was memorable. A taste of being in an Italian home...highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great with very large
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Food was great with very large portions. Service was very slow at lunch and it was not that busy. Took one hour to receive appetizer.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2012
    The lasagna, risotto, and meatballs were incredible. The chicken parmigian was very bland and tasted re-heated. The hostess was very nice. The waiter was a little spacey, took our drink order wrong, and forgot to pack all of our leftovers. We didn't notice until the next day. Although it was probably an honest mistake, we felt a little ripped-off. The restaurant was empty so it was just neglect. Overall, I enjoyed my meal at Randazzo's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • what a great dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    what a great dining experience. the portions are HUGE, service is beyond amazing, the owner actually walks around and greats his guests, and just great food! a must go for a great evening of great food and impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A really nice evening!
    wilyangel
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    We diner here frequently. On my birthday, the service had been disappointing, warranting a less-than-stellar review. This visit, we had the same server, and were afraid it would be a repeat performance...NOT! Giussepe was extremely attentive and charming, recommending a very nice wine...and doing his utmost to make certain we enjoyed every aspect of our dinner - which we did. The bread and food are always excellent, and the service we received was top-notch. Proof that one less-than-perfect experience warrants a re-visit...we all have "off" days. We were so happy to have our faith in this establishment renewed because since it is in our neighborhood, we plan to frequent it often! Thank you for a really nice evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but inattentive staff!
    wilyangel
    Dined on 5/23/2012
    Not our first visit & not our last - food is always really good. Great bread. Hostess did not smile at us and acted bored to be there...more interested in her reflection in the mirror. We asked for butter-waiter never brought it. I caught his eye, asked again-he told someone else to get it. The young man who brought water & bread was more attentive than our actual waiter who seemed bored to be there. Although we said it was a birthday celebration in our reservation, no one said happy birthday (or smiled or offered tip-worthy service for that matter). The waiter neglected to give the 30% Open Table discount & had to redo the bill. Thank heaven the food and atmosphere and prior experiences were good!!! Too bad the staff doesn't seem to care!
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  • Place is great, everyone was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    Place is great, everyone was friendly and the owner took the time to say hello to all his tables. An experience to often felt.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Radazzo's offers qualityfood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2012
    Radazzo's offers qualityfood and experience in all aspects and backs it up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was ok. Seemed to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Food was ok. Seemed to be understaff and service suffered. I get the decoration and theme, but please get rid of the plastic plants.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was really delicious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2012
    Food was really delicious. The calamari was superb,
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been here several
    mentzie
    Dined on 4/26/2012
    We have been here several times and enjoyed it.So we brought out of town friend and WOW the calamari was overbreaded and tough,Rigatoni Vodka very good,but the Chicken Parm. was just very poor thin as a razor blade ,small portion and no flavor! What happened?
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  • We go to Randazzo's at least
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/15/2012
    We go to Randazzo's at least once a month and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great italian food!!! Outstanding
    Ammlopez
    Dined on 4/15/2012
    Great italian food!!! Outstanding meatballs. Great service!!! Really enjoy this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dish portions are made for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/10/2012
    Dish portions are made for 2-3 people if sharing. We had 4 adults, ordered 2 main dishes, one appetizer and a salad and all shared the dishes. We still had food left over. Food was good.Service was very attentive and polite.Only down size is that you will be charged a $7 sharing meal charge if you only order one dish to share between 2 people. So if you have 4 people you have to order 4 dishes, appetizers or salads or pay $7 for the person sharing the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu is great and a lot of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    Menu is great and a lot of fun to read! Puts in a good mood!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Randazzo's food will knock you out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    This is one of the best restaurants in the Miami area! Marc the owner has a passion for food that you can taste in every bite. He is a former boxer who now knocks out customers with his amazing food and not his gloves. If you are ever craving family Italian style food then you must come here for amazing food. I highly recommend the meatballs...you will not find a better meatball anywhere not even Italy. Plus his Chicago style calamari is a unique spin on traditional calamari. The chicken Parm is so good and big you will be eating leftovers for days!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quantity, Entertaining menu,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Quantity, Entertaining menu, Movies not fit for the kids, regretfully the old venue had more character and foot traffic. All that said, still a favorite.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was outstanding
    Ammlopez
    Dined on 4/1/2012
    The service was outstanding from the moment we walked in. The food was delicious from the soups to the appetizers, to the meatballs to the desserts. Oh, yes and the drinks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An abundance of excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/27/2012
    An abundance of excellent food with that home style and flavor. Great service always looking over your table. Can say I have had a bad experience at Randazzo would highly recommend it to my friends and family. Randazzo's its just the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant is not kid-friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    This restaurant is not kid-friendly. We took our five year old and throughout the restaurant on multiple tvs was the Godfather playing. I know that Martorrano's does this but last time I was at Randazzos in the old location they did not. The fifties style music seemed at odd with the theme. Food was good, if not a bit overpriced. I would come again but not with kids.
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  • Yummy Italian on Miracle Mile
    TravelopVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    THe portions are large and can easily be shared. We split one dinner as an appetizer and it was excellent and just the right amount. The Eggplant parmesan is excellent as is the rigatoni. The red wine the waiter suggested was a perfect pairing for our food selections. The waiter seemed to magically appear and fill our glasses and serve our plates without being noticed despite the VERY bust night and full tables. We were told there were no seats upstairs but when one of our guests asked if they would check- two tables suddenly became open- My point: ask again ask to sit upstairs. You will love the atmosphere. THe food is very very good and served hot. It is a favorite among the locals also. THe owner came by and shook our hands.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went for my 40th birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    I went for my 40th birthday and was not disappointed...the food was outstanding and the service excellent!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic