Very reasonably priced for
Very reasonably priced for the very high-end food and service. Everything we tried was delicious!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a very well run restaurant
This is a very well run restaurant with some of the best Italian food in Miami and at reasonable prices especially for South Beach
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great casual dining!! Excellent
Great casual dining!! Excellent prices, yummy salads, pasta, risottos and meats! Extraordinary chocolate mousse!! We went with our 10 year old daughter and she was happy with her pasta dish and dessert! Maybe not appropriate for children who expect to run around! Too nice of a place for that! :) we will be back!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place is a true gem! We have traveled througout the US and Europe and this place was authentic. There is no pretentiousness here. As a party of 6, we each ordered something different and were all very pleased. The San Marzano pasta dish was excellent, simply done right. Our 17 year old son is not a fan of Italian food and ordered the ribeye steak, which was of very good quaity and cooked exactly as he wanted it, without the pricey steakhouse cost. The lasagna was savory, and the seafood was fresh. Last but not least, the staff was friendly and attentive.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Local and reasonable Italian Dinner
Care Mia is an excellent local place for reasonable Italian fare. They should offer more fish specials. There were a few errors due to language so order clearly and carefully.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must when in Miami
Small, tastefully decorated. We has great service and the food was outstanding. The calamari frita was especially.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
awesome all around
Overall amazing experience. Food was delicious. Service amazing. Prices awesome. We were fortunate to enjoy their early bird menu due to we had a show to follow dinner. But not was the price awesome but the choices given were delicious. Really looking forward to eating here again soon.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian in SOBE
As we walked up we were a bit apprehensive as the restaurant looked very small from the outside. We were pleasantly surprised when we entered. Greeted by a hostess and immediately guided to our table. We did not drink as my husband does not drink wine. That was fine as they brought us a carafe of ice water and great bread. Ordered the calamari which came out hot and delicious. For our entrees I had the seafood over pasta special which was cooked in parchment paper. Delicious! My husband the lamb shank which he said was falling off the bone. If you are in the neighborhood, it is a South Beach treasure as it is very reasonably priced.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great and very reasonably
Food was great and very reasonably priced especially for Miami. Would recommend to others and will definitely be going back!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Italian Restaurant!
The restaurant is quaint, with fantastic service, food, and ambiance. We were a party of 6 with some of us late due Miiami traffic; we were not rushed, staff very accommodating and friendly! Food is authentic Italian Great choice! Will definitely be back!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a Gem!
Went for Mother's Day...chose Casa Mia based on other reviews, and boy were we NOT disappointed! The service was exceptional, and the food was outstanding. You can't beat the $15 bottomless Mimosa's for brunch!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Off the Beaten Path Winner
I used two sites to find a moderately priced but well rated place for our family dinner of six people. Cara Mia was as good as all the other ratings had claimed. We were given a nice round table in the back corner. A specialty of scallop risotto was totally enjoyed by two of our members. My husband and I chose to split an entree and salad and that was plenty of food for the two of us. Everyone could talk easily that night, but the rain storm probably did keep the crowds away.
The two waiters were very pleasant and informed about their menu. We had to flag them down a time or two when things were busy, but then they came by quickly to see to our needs. If I lived in South Beach, I could see myself coming back here quite often.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Diamond in the Rough
Cara Mia is located on 1040 Alton Road. It looks unassuming from the street where road works are being done but entering the restaurant is a surprise. The place is narrow and long but beautifully designed. We went there twice within one week during our stay in South Beach and left thinking we've found a gem. The food was excellent (and reasonably-priced) ; the portions pretty generous; and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. It is a shame Cara Mia is not as crowded as it should be. Its location is perfect for neighborhood residents but not so good for visitors on the ocean side. But it is a trip worth taking.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid reliable cooking, efficient friendly service and fair prices make Cara Mia a winner. Only complaint was the red wine served warm but that was easily remedied by a bucket of ice.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I both enjoyed our meals. Service was also great. Definitely recommend!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I have dined
My husband and I have dined at Cara Mia twice this summer. We are locals and dine out every weekend. Both times the food was very good. Carpaccios are excellent. I had the nightly special which was snapper livornese and it was fresh and perfectly cooked. My husband had the lamb shank with risotto and he also thought it was excellent . Our server was knowledgable and no attitude. Prices are reasonable. A neighborhood gem.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was spectacular!!
The food was spectacular!! Pasta al dente!!! Prices very affordable. I recommend this restaurant
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still my favorite Miami brunch spot
I went to brunch with a group of friends and we had an amazing time (as I always do at Cara Mia)! Of course, with Cara Mia being one of the few spots left with bottomless mimosas and bellinis for $15, you can't go wrong with this place! Our glasses were never left empty so the bottomless is truly bottomless. Everyone enjoyed their food--between the 9 of us we ordered most of the brunch menu and they were all delicious. The servers and owner are the most attentive I've seen in Miami and it keeps me coming back to this place. We have designated this as our new regular brunch spot and you should too! I definitely recommend Cara Mia to anyone and everyone local or visiting wanting a delicious, affordable and enjoyable Sunday brunch!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I loved this restaurant. Very authentic Italian from the staff to the wine to the food. We did the Prix Fixe menu which included wine or beer, salad, entree & dessert for $35. Quite the bargain especially for the quality of the food. It was outstanding. My mushroom risotto was luscious and delicious. My husband had the lasagna which he also enjoyed. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a true gem in South Beach.
True trattoria ambience. Great vibe. Attentive waiters. Delectable pasta . Fab prices.
La Dolce Vita!
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love this place. First time we had brunch here. It was amazing, fabulous frittata, great service, bottomless mimosa.
9/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to eat
Nice quite place with great food, great service and fair pricing
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic brunch as always!
Cara Mia has a new brunch menu which I love! They kept 3 brunch menu items off of the old menu and added quite a few new items. I had the Eggs Benedict which was delicious! My friends tried some of the other menu items and also enjoyed their meals. I'll definitely be back to try the rest of the new items as Cara Mia has become our regular brunch spot. They're opening the patio in 2 weeks which we are really excited about! Definitely try this place if you love good quality food and amazing service :)
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, staff were very friendly and courteous. We really enjoyed our dinner and will go back next time we're in Miami. To top everything off the prices were very reasonable. All around a great restaurant.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely place, with very good food
This place has excellent food, and reasonable prices for South Beach. Great ambiance if you want to chat. NOT your typical South Beach spot (its better)
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
an awesome evening
This is a real neighboorhood gem. I chose it because all the internet reviews were positive and deservedably so. Gigi, the new owner is wonderful and engaging. Can't miss here!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM