Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
1801 Purdy avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139Neighborhood:
Miami Beach / South Beach
ItalianPrice: $31 to $50
Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.sardinia-ristorante.com/
- Phone: 3055312228
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 12:00am
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Italian
- Executive Chef: Pietro Vardeu
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine Bar
- Catering: We offer catering services from small to large events. Please contact us for more information.
- Entertainment: Wine Seminars take place once a month. Please contact us to be added in our mailing list.
A word from Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
One of the most authentic and exciting restaurants to open in Miami Beach in ages, this ultra-friendly restaurant has made fast friends of the neighborhood around Sunset Harbor. The young, mostly Italian staff is exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful. Highlights on the lengthy menu of rustic dishes include spaghetti bottarga, orecchiette with wild boar sausage and nearly melted broccoli di rabe pesto. Salt-crusted branzino, prepared in the wood-burning ovendeboned table-side, is a masterpiece. The fantastic, value-priced wine list is always a winner. Best to go with a crowd and share a platter of thinly sliced meats and cheeses with vegetables roasted in the wood-burning oven. Order a plate of crackly rosemary carasatu bread, too. Deserts, like the millefoglie with nutella and pastry cream, are as addictive as this new hot spot. Source: New Times: Best of Miami 2007Continued
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Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 4, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (27)notable wine list (25)special occasion (23)romantic (21)late-night find (14)great for outdoor dining (13)hot spot (13)great for lunch (12)good for groups (11)vibrant bar scene (10)scenic view (9)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (1)Show More
- DisappointingLeszVIPDined on 8/30/2014This is our second time here. Really enjoyed diner first time not so much this time. Maybe it was our diner choices but food wasn't that inspiring. We had a number of appetizers including the vegetables and cheese. Vegetable we're boring tho cheese was very good. Waiter kept disappearing for long periods of time which didn't help. First time may have been our fault because we were not ready to order but even after we all closed our menus and asked for him it still took ten minutes to finally show up. Probably will not return. They also have a weird corkage policy-$30 when many wines on their list sell for $50. Doesn't make sense.
- A Miami's classicPacoVIPDined on 8/24/2014I go very often to this restaurant since it is a "real" italian restaurant in Miami. All the dishes are delicious and besides of that they have adapted their portions to the american standards so my wife and I shared the salad and the pasta since they were very generous portions. I would definitely go again to this placeSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good place good foodJCBHIDined on 8/23/2014We will come back here again. The food and service were very good and parking at 6pm on a Saturday night was not an issue for us . The location of the restaurant i s close enough to South Beach but yet still far enough away that you don't need to deal with all the traffic and people.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice place, but not that specialpickyfoodieDined on 8/20/2014I went with my wife and a couple for Miami Spice. I was impressed with the place. Service was great. However, the choices for the Miami Spice menu were disappointing. Nothing in particular I would go back for. My wife, which is vegetarian, ordered form the regular menu, did not find the options to be tasteful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent find in South Beach!Loribob67Dined on 8/16/2014My husband and I enjoyed an excellent dinner here. The menu is fantastic and just the antipasti is more than enough to fill you up. I would love to go back and have the pizza- only served after 10 pm and made in the wood fired oven.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food and service.JAD648Dined on 8/16/2014Restaurant honored our reservation on time. We were served by a very nice waiter named Milan who was very knowledgeable about dish preparations. We tried the octopus, veal meat balls and tuna tartare as appetizers and were very pleased. The lamb shanks and the veal chop entrees came out hot, tasty and with a delicious side of herbed mushroom risotto. I tried both and liked the lamb much better, but can't go wrong with neither. We ordered the specialty dessert of the house Sebasta (or something similar, the first one listed on the menu) and were pleasantly surprised. It's like a pastry filled with cheese, lemon zest and honey. Different and very good. Definitely recommend this restaurant.Special Features:
- A good find!KatieDined on 8/10/2014Sardinia is a casual Italian spot with great food. The wines were excellent and the food was delicious.Special Features:
- food and servicelizelaVIPDined on 8/10/2014nice food and service great family place , NICE LOCATION ALWAYS ATTENTIVE TO THEIR CUSTOMERSSpecial Features:
- food and SERVICElizelaVIPDined on 8/9/2014nice, but very noisy yesterday to talk, but overall wonderful food !! and serviceSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- food and servicelizelaVIPDined on 7/20/2014always a memorable experience, good food and great hosts!!! alwaysSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- bad experienceDineonthebeachVIPDined on 7/11/2014Went there on a friday night. Place was empty, food very very bad. No taste, poor cooking. Not going back there.
- Try the Regional Italian DinnersOpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 7/10/2014Sardinia is always great for lunch, has a very good happy hour and also known for its pastas and wood-roasted foods, but we went for the fixed price Regional Italian dinner last night. What a great deal....$60 includes multiple courses (we had six or seven) and wine pairings (7 half glasses). They are doing these dinners every other Thursday through the summer and focusing on one region's wines and foods each time. Ours was Campania, but we will go back whenever we are in town for any one they offer. Our server, Milan, was excellent and added to our enjoyment this visit.Special Features:
- The next best thing to being thereRinraterVIPDined on 7/6/2014We spent our honeymoon in Sardinia and loved the food. This restaurant captured the feel with the mood and the food. Great wines and loved our serverSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good Italian choiceHCDVVIPDined on 7/4/2014Great antipasti and Burrata. Osso Bucco was great, the the veal scallopinni good also. Wine list not so great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- GreatPabloDined on 6/19/2014Excellent place with fantastic food and service. Definitely a restaurant for any occasion.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Never Disappoints!MAC111Dined on 6/18/2014Dining at Sardinia never disappoints. Even after six or seven visits, the food always seems innovative and the service is flawless. One should take the time to explore and enjoy this unique menu. From the appetizers to main courses, one will find dishes that are seldom experienced in broad-based Italian restaurants. And if you're going to enjoy a bottle of wine, don't overlook the vintages from the Sardinia region!Special Features:
- WHEN YOU CAN'T GET TO THE ISLANDflavorsofromeDined on 6/14/2014...of Sardinia, that is. The food here is probably not all typically Sardinian, but it is very much like eating in Italy. My paccheri with tiny baby octopus and the corvina in cartoccio (in parchment paper) were superb. Our waiter Donato was professional, friendly, and completely knowledgeable about the menu.(As all waiters in Italy are!) He guided us to every selection, including the wine and dessert, to our complete satisfaction. Next time in Miami will mean another dinner at SardiniaSpecial Features:
- Great real italian foodPietroADined on 6/10/2014Reviewed and recommended by Italians! Great wines, which on Tuesdays are 40% off! One of the best Italian restaurants in MiamiSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- food aND SERVICElizelaVIPDined on 6/7/2014always great food and service , the host always welcomes everyone!!Special Features:
- Very nice placeOlivenDined on 6/7/2014Very good food. Authentic Italian food. Good location if you want something more quiet than Ocean Drive. Good service and well worth the money.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Many repeatsbeachdocVIPDined on 6/7/2014Have been here many times. Great collection of Italian wines, all price points. Especially enjoy opportunity to taste good wine by the glass -- they have a dispenser for the more expensive bottles that preserves the wine. Rare to be able to sample Barolos and Brunellos like that. Food is superb. Especially anything from the wood burning oven. Also a good choice for a simple snack -- good cheese selection and cured meats. Only negative is that it tends to have a high noise level - busy place, wood floors, tables closely packed -- not too crowded, but loud.Special Features:
- AdrianVIPDined on 5/30/2014I have dinner at Sardinia for more than six times during the last year but in the last two ones the food was nos so good when compared with the previous ones. Also the service was declining every time. Waiters appear and dissapear suddenly and you need to claim every single minor things that you need ( i.e. spoons, salt, pepper, etc) they need to put more attention to improve their kind of service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- sallieDined on 5/26/2014We are frequent diners at sardina. The service & food are always consistent ly good which is unfortunately difficult to find these days. It's a great neighborhood spot as well as a nice pla e for out of towners.Special Features:
- the real deal!NYFrankDined on 5/19/2014Authentic Sardinian / italian cuisine. Probably the best souithern Italian outside of Italy! Outstanding service and friendly staff.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Italian GemluvfrenchfoodVIPDined on 5/14/2014Both the food and service are way above average here. First there are the appetizers - the octopus is wonderful - tender and flavorful. Carciofini (artichoke) is also very good. The Gamberoni consists of four colossal shrimp with the heads on. The presentation is gorgeous, and the flavor is consistent with the appearance. They even have a happy hour with plenty of appetizers and some good wines to choose from. Thumbs way up.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DisappointedJeffDined on 5/13/2014I've been to this restaurant several times and my prior experiences were much better. My companion's meal was over cooked and dried out and the service was subpar. The bus boys kept insisting on clearing plates that clearly were not finished and the waiter was nowhere to be found.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 5/11/2014Looking for a mother's day lunch at a place not overwhelmed with the typical buffet etc. truly excellent food (it was a regular menu), inventive and interesting menu, very friendly service. terrific pizza (only at lunch or after 10pm ). Server was very good without being intrusive.Special Features:
- Disappointing ExperienceScottVIPDined on 5/10/2014We were looking for an upscale restaurant and expected the quality and taste of the food to be in line with the higher prices, but were very disappointed in the food. Everything was excessively salty, and lacked any special taste, or flavor. We all felt the food quality was very average, at best. The bread was cold, did not taste fresh, and the assortment was uninspiring. The seafood lacked that fresh taste and texture, either overshadowed by too much salt, or perhaps not fresh and masked by the salt. The pasta was just ok, but unremarkable. Same held true for the appetizers. Overall, a forgettable experience, except for that salty aftertaste that stayed with all of us of a few hours after the meal.
- mikemike2707Dined on 5/9/2014top wines - the best list in miami food excellent and quality like in italySpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- MIAMI'S BESTShellyS38VIPDined on 5/5/2014Outstanding service and the best Italian food in the Miami area hands down. Verimente Italiani. Never had a bad dinner there. A foodies delight.Special Features:
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- 50% just can't be good enoughMilomiaVIPDined on 5/3/2014Food was very good. ancillary waitstaff was nice. Our waiter checked in with us far too infrequently and therefore we were left many times within the restaurant wondering when our waiter would come back. For a fine restaurant and inexpensive restaurant I find this unacceptable. Also a caution for those who are going and a party of two, everyone is seated right next to each other when people are getting in and out of their seats theater she is in your face. Because of the closeness also makes it very hard to hear the person on the other side of the table.Special Features:
- MAGICJOSEDined on 5/2/2014ITS MY SECOND TIME IN 1 YEAR. ITS A GREAT PLACE. THE SERVICE PERFECT. WE WENT IN A FRIDAY NIGHT, WE HAD RESERVATION AND NO PROBLEM. THE CHECK ITS NOT AS HIGH. TASTE THE OSSO BUCCO.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Grocery store quality foodcallemasiseeemDined on 5/2/2014When we asked for balsamic vinegar to accompany the provided olive oil, the waiter brought a bottle one finds on the shelves at the local grocery store! To start, we ordered a couple of appetizers - the baby octopus and the beet salad. The baby octopus was served in a tomato based sauce that must have been intended as Gerber's baby food. The beet salad, however, was a complete disaster. The vegetables tasted exactly as the ones from a supermarket, and not the organic kind. The balsamic vinaigrette tasted as if it had been prepared by Kraft, and the beets could have come out of a can, they were so flat and watered down. We chose not to go on with the rest of the menu.Special Features:
- ReliableIsabelDined on 4/27/2014I have been to the restaurant with 4 very different groups on 4 very different occasions and it is a total hit with everyone of all ages. The food is consistently excellent and there are always excellent specials. I will keep returning.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- NiceOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 4/25/2014Linguine and clams was good. Prosciutto very good. Wait staff great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Class A all the wayrdp44VIPDined on 4/19/2014We live in this neighborhood. Waiting to dine at this restaurant when friends who are "foodies" visited us in Miami Beach. Sardinia is truly a unique restaurant. We found the staff pleasant, and nowledgeable about the menu, and the preparation, and the specials. Sardinia did not disappoint. The food appeared to be prepared fresh for every order, the ingredients were remarkably fresh and delicious. The wine list was appropriate and we found a Sardinian wine that pleased us 2 times. May I recommend the Ossobuco? The salads are big enough to share, and the fact they you may purchase a half order of pasta is a plus for me, because I enjoy three courses in a restaurant of such quality. Highly recommend Sardinia.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A restaurant worth frequentingOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 4/15/2014This was about the sixth time I have had Lunch at Sardinia. Food and service are always great ...always consistent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- if the food was great we wouldOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 4/14/2014if the food was great we would have been happy. the artichoke appetizer was over cooked and dry and burned, the salads were great, but the flounder cooked in parchment was bland, the potatoes and asparagus mushy, and there was not much flounder to even speak of. in fact, there was like 2 bites of fish. we would not go back!Special Features:
- Good food great serviceRamziVIPDined on 4/4/2014Good food great service. Good size portions, non-traditional appetizers. Octopus was delicious, Steak tartar could be better kinda tasteless. Meat selection is not enough. Service is great & professional. Good wine list but bottles are very pricey for n'hood place.Special Features:
- Great food, service and locationGYMCVIPDined on 4/2/2014Nothing but compliments. The seafood and pasta were very good, the service and personal attention of waiters and the manager give a special touch, and the place is spacious and comfortable. All together a great place for groups, couples or families. For a fair price you will get it all: great food, service and location.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.