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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Il Sole reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)romantic (36)scenic view (19)great for outdoor dining (16)fit for foodies (14)notable wine list (11)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (7)good for groups (5)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Excellent job converting a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Excellent job converting a mansion into a high-end restaurant Preserve the charm of the building but exceptionally decorated dining rooms. Food was well above average but the experience, atmosphere and exceptional service are the main attractions
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth just for seeing the villa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Sub-par food in a great setting. Worth only to check out the villa, that is truly a gem.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • in Versace mansion which was
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    in Versace mansion which was kept the same while her was alive. Beautiful pool area to look at while dining , food was good as was service and we would definatly go back. No for the faint of heart when that bill comes to pay be aware.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food and incredible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    Amazing food and incredible service. Expensive but worth it,especially if looking for a memorable experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem ruined by the service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    The food is very good, the location is marvelous ... sorry that the services are pathetic! All starts with the Valet Parking ... when you step out of the car on arrival he ask for 25 dollars (in advance) for parking. Than with the waiter ... was a lady that told us that the Tasting Menu is only a privilege and is not offered for every table - first class clients vs. second class clients ... !!! Not very nice feeling for you as a client! After this moment was coming the head waiter and excuse about the situation ... to late unfortunately! The Executive Chef called Bogdan was very attentive and make our wedding anniversary very nice with a "surprise desert" ... yummy! Only because of location and food quality I will not recommend to go ther
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrated my wedding anniversary,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    Celebrated my wedding anniversary, it was definatelly an excellent choice. Very quiet, private and intimate.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food and the location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Amazing food and the location is unbelievable. Will return again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    Incredible food and incredible service. Must go to in South Beach!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Waste of time and $$$$
    Smokey58VIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    What a waste. We don't mind spending $$$$ for good food, and yes I wanted to see inside the mansion. The whole Dover Sole was overcooked, the truffle pasta nothing unique, like pasta in cream sauce, and the vegetable salad could have blanched cauliflower and broccoli for flavor. Even the bread was stale! The dining in garden overlooking the pool was nice, but the rest of the interior nothing fantastic. Hotel guests ate in a separate dining room and lounge behind closed doors. The dining service was good, although we had to flag down the doorman to let us in. Really a waste.
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  • Very expensive. Ambiance is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Very expensive. Ambiance is outstanding. Food is good, but not good enough for the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dont go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    this was a terrible shame - poor food, poor service, jammed seating area.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had a great experience at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    I had a great experience at The Villa. I was celebrating my Anniversary with my wife and it was memorable. The service was top notch, as it should be. The beef Rossini was excellent. My wife loved the Hog Fish. We had the Beignets for dessert and enjoyed them. It was a quiet and intimate experience. I would not hesitate to return to The Villa.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Exceptional setting with food
    DineVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Exceptional setting with food that tries but doesn't live up to the setting
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent, amazing, impeccable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Excellent, amazing, impeccable service, view and food. Perfect for one on one special occasions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Villa itself is beautifull!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    The Villa itself is beautifull! Absolutely gorgious! That was definetly worth the visit! Unfortunately the food isn't good enough. The wines are not worth their price and the service is a little bit arrogant when making a less positive remark. And they don't pay enough attention in general. Love the house but will NOT go there again ever.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful location to have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Beautiful location to have a meal, or spend a weekend. I love the Versace Mansion (hope to live there someday). My overall experience here can be summed up in the following: 1. Private - from gate to guard to small dining room, all was so lovely and private 2. Decadant - they offer you $75 glasses of champage, which we declined, but everything oozed luxury. 3. Stuffy - we felt the manager and some staff were a bit stuffy, but oh well. We had fun still 4. Beautiful - the food and the mansion were lovely. The food was not standout in any way, but the experience made all the difference!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • A True Culinary Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    This place is absolutely incredible. The best dining experience by far. Service is incredible, the food is amazing, and the ambiance is magnificent. I would recommend to anyone who wants to truly enjoy what it is like to have a culinary experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just an amazing experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2012
    Just an amazing experience. Food, service, space, so truly unique and so wonderful. I recommend that everyone visit Villa!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Setting BUT that's it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Place is located in the old Versace mansion,which is absolutely beautiful and grand and ornate.Very romantic and historical setting BUT that was it. To be fair,we did have high expectations because of the location but the restaurant fell far short.Both food and service were marginal at best. Servers were uptight and bumbling and the food - The chef's special at $75 was a roasted halibut was bland yet fishy.For a chef to put any chicken dish on a menu of this caliper is balsy, so we assumed it would blow us away. Roasted chicken was OK a little dry but had some flavor..but not any better than the same dish for 14 bucks at any decent diner. You want history? Go visit Vizcaya and then out to one of SOBEs many awesome restaurants - C
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The staff was very courteous,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    The staff was very courteous, right from the time we gave our car to the valet till we finished our dining experience. The waiters were quite knowledgeable and offered us a very elaborated escription on the dishes and ingredients. Good wine selection. A bit expensive, but expected from such a nice place and ambient.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2012
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  • Great service, great food.
    Frequentdiner
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Great service, great food. Not fit for group of 10. Table was tight and when we asked for a change, there was no option. Will go back, just not with a large group. The halibut was delicious, served over a bed of "forbidden rice" topped with foie gras. Key Lime dessert is memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Anyway good:)
    Nataly3108VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    Well. Really beautiful place. Nice menu, dress to impress, delicious, gorgeous everything. Expensive. What I didn't like? 1. I asked for outside terrace seat in the moment of booking, but that day the terrace was closed and they put us inside. I think they could call and warn about it, because that night was a beautiful weather and I didn't want to have inside dinner at all. I was thinking to celebrate my birthday party there, but now I am afraid that any moment they can close the terrace, what Is really fantastic with light and small pool, and will give us a table inside, what I def don't want :(. 2 And don't forget, if you book through opentable this restaurant, you MUST give your credit card.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great! Food, Service, Ambiance.....
    del33
    Dined on 7/31/2012
    Great! Food, Service, Ambiance..... all top notch. Great place for a special celebration! If your down here in Miami and looking for someplace special put this on the top of your list. Don't pass up the desserts. Key lime mousse/ outstanding. The chmpaign sauce on the Dover Soul was magnificant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It is amazing to be able to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    It is amazing to be able to sit in the same family dinning room that Versace took his meals. The decor we were told was designed by Gianni himself. River rocks were brought from Italy to create gorgeous mosaics on the walls. The wine list is expensive and it has very good selections that pair well with the meal. I had the Dover Sole which was cooked to perfection. It was moist pan seared with Vichy Carrots and Butter potatoes cooked in a lemon sauce. The veggies were so fresh and cooked to perfections too. I was here on a business dinner but we got to enjoy the ambiance too. For dessert, I had the Golden Beignet dusted with 24 Karat gold leaf. YUM! You can walk around if you would like, dress is business attire. Enjoy the experience
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • A Number One from Barton G.
    OTREVIEWERVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    A Number One from Barton G. The staff are at the top of their game in service, quality and product
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was top notch, the
    MountainFisher
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    The food was top notch, the service was friendly and ample. Dining in the Versace mansion is a treat. It's beautiful inside. Highly recommended, particularly for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/20/2012
    Excellent service, we sat facing the pool so we had a beautiful view and fresh air, food is great and has a beautiful presentation, very attentive staff, dinner with candlelights, very romantic and great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Why was I charged 9$ for a
    CAC120VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Why was I charged 9$ for a bottle if Evian I did not order. Service not nearly as attentive as the price suggests. Overpriced mediocrity ...don't waste your money.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a client dinner and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2012
    We had a client dinner and we all enjoyed the evening. Great food and the Versace mansion was amazing. Looking foreword to our next visit.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • They advertise dinner by the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    They advertise dinner by the pool, and Instead we ended up in a very small dining room. The food was not up to par for what was expected and paid for. The prices were very high, yet the fish was dry, and the garnish tasteless. It was a huge disappointment, and definately not worth it. This could be a good place for private parties, but we were very disappointed with the dining experience overall.
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    special occasion
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  • Pricey, but fantastic foor
    CaveavinVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Pricey, but fantastic foor and service. Every bite was cooked to perfection. Over the top ambiance. The barramundi appetizer was spectacular as was the poached lobster entree. The wine list is extensive, but 4-5 times market prices at a minimum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • whilst expensive, I have to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/1/2012
    whilst expensive, I have to say that this is one of the best value for money meals I experinced in the US. A very well compiled menu supported by a wide wine list suited to all budgets. The presentation of the food and surroundings were only eclipsed by the exceptional service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't order the champagne!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/1/2012
    Don't order the champagne! They don't give you the wine list until later, but offer you a glass of champagne right away. When the bill came the two glasses of champagne was $150. This was for Perrier champagne, not something rare. If that had not happened, I would have told you that it was an amazing and beautiful dining experience. The setting was very romantic and the food was delicious and unusual. We were prepared to spend money and new this was an expensive restaurant, it was the rediculous price of the champagne combined with the cost being hidden that left us with a very bitter taste.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • 75.00 for the special (halibut)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/24/2012
    75.00 for the special (halibut) on a bed of lentils is crazy pricing. Waiter should advise of such a spend when the normal menu varies between 25-40.00 Disappointed, since the meal itself was ok.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Its setting in the former
    DouganandaVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2012
    Its setting in the former Versace South Beach mansion makes it a special occasion all by itself. Famed Miami Beach restaurateur Barton G is at the helm of this architectural gem, and as usual, there's creativity galore. The prices however are at the highest end of SoBe eateries, and at such prices, one expects Michelin 3 star culinary excellence. Despite efforts, the kitchen didn't rise to that rarified level this second (nor first) time we visited. On this most recent visit, there also were some glaring service/hospitality glitches, for which the general manager offered a personal note of apology and assurances that these glitches would be remedied in future. The decor is so special, most people will find the night happily memorable.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent in every way.
    Riley007VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2012
    We had an excellent dinner at The Villa. The setting, service and food were all amazing. We enjoyed cigars on the patio after dinner to cap a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • All is said in the first section
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/15/2012
    All is said in the first section of this review. I would definitely return to try other dishes.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Guys i enjoy every minute
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    Guys i enjoy every minute spending at this restaurant! Just Love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2012
    Overall the service and the food were outstanding. Plus the experience of being in the former Versace residence was a plus. The Maple Glazed Barramundi and the Pan Roasted Hogfish were fantastic, as well as the Sea Diver Scallops and the Rack of Lamb. Try to get seated at the tables located by the pool.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet