Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante

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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18 st.
  • Public Transit: South Beach Local Bus makes a stop one block away in front of PUBLIX and cabs are always available around the area.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter Parking Valet Parking
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 2007
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Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (20)notable wine list (19)romantic (16)special occasion (15)great for outdoor dining (11)late-night find (10)hot spot (9)good for groups (8)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (7)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Not reccomend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The place was noisy and food was bland! I would not go back or recommend it!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good local rest good food
    Drhands1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We arrived on time and did not have to wait We had a good dinner the mozzarella buratta needed more taste the branzino whole fish was excellent the desserts were great tiramusu and the chocolate and vanilla mouse was amazing highly recommend. The wine was very good and the prices are reasonable highly recommend this lovely neighborhood gem that had been around as long time in a tough town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    LeszVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sardinian food
    Miamifoodie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Some of the items truly reminded me of being in Sardinia, while others were ok. The Sardinian cracker bread and pecorino are truly authentic and good. The Vitello Tonatto was really good, but the salmon was just ok. The desserts were exceptional. Both the tiramisu and the profiteroles with chocolate sauce were great and the portions were huge. The wait staff were friendly. Service was a bit slow, especially considering it was lunchtime and there were very few people there that day. Overall, it was a great lunch and I will go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Miami's classic
    PacoVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I 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 place
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place good food
    JCBHI
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, but not that special
    pickyfoodie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I 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:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent find in South Beach!
    Loribob67
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    JAD648
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Restaurant 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good find!
    Katie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Sardinia is a casual Italian spot with great food. The wines were excellent and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food and service
    lizelaVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    nice food and service great family place , NICE LOCATION ALWAYS ATTENTIVE TO THEIR CUSTOMERS
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food and SERVICE
    lizelaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    nice, but very noisy yesterday to talk, but overall wonderful food !! and service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food and service
    lizelaVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    always a memorable experience, good food and great hosts!!! always
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad experience
    DineonthebeachVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Went there on a friday night. Place was empty, food very very bad. No taste, poor cooking. Not going back there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Try the Regional Italian Dinners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Sardinia 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:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The next best thing to being there
    RinraterVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We 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 server
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian choice
    HCDVVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great antipasti and Burrata. Osso Bucco was great, the the veal scallopinni good also. Wine list not so great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Pablo
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Excellent place with fantastic food and service. Definitely a restaurant for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    MAC111
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Dining 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WHEN YOU CAN'T GET TO THE ISLAND
    flavorsofrome
    Dined 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 Sardinia
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great real italian food
    PietroA
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Reviewed and recommended by Italians! Great wines, which on Tuesdays are 40% off! One of the best Italian restaurants in Miami
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food aND SERVICE
    lizelaVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    always great food and service , the host always welcomes everyone!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice place
    Oliven
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Very 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:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Many repeats
    beachdocVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Have 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:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AdrianVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I 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:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sallie
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 496 reviews are from the Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante reviews archive.
  • the real deal!
    NYFrank
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Authentic Sardinian / italian cuisine. Probably the best souithern Italian outside of Italy! Outstanding service and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Gem
    luvfrenchfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Both 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Jeff
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I'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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Looking 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing Experience
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We 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.
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  • mike
    mike2707
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    top wines - the best list in miami food excellent and quality like in italy
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    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MIAMI'S BEST
    ShellyS38VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Outstanding 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:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 50% just can't be good enough
    MilomiaVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food 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:
    Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MAGIC
    JOSE
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    ITS 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:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grocery store quality food
    callemasiseeem
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    When 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:
    Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable
    Isabel
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I 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:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Linguine and clams was good. Prosciutto very good. Wait staff great.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Class A all the way
    rdp44VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We 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:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A restaurant worth frequenting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    This was about the sixth time I have had Lunch at Sardinia. Food and service are always great ...always consistent.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.