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About Cara Mia Trattoria Italiana

Cara Mia an Italian Trattoria serving locals in and around South Beach is the latest creation of famed Milanese restaurateur Luigi Coppolino. His unique ability to tap into local neighborhood scenes, understand its needs, its culinary trends and brings things together is amazing. Come see for yourself, you wont be disappointed! Mangia....

1040 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Wine Bar, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm Saturday & Sunday
Dinner: 5pm - 11pm Sun-Thurs. Till midnight Fri - Sat

Cross Street:
10th & 11th Street - Public Parking Garage on 10th street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 397-8624

Website:
http://www.caramiatrattoriasobe.com/

Catering:
Our restaurant is capable of providing off-site catering for large groups, special events, and private functions for any occasion. In addition to our standard menu selections we can create custom menus to suit individual needs. For further information contact: Tim Traub at (305)397-8624 or email: TimTraub@CaraMiaSobe.com

Parking Details:
Hourly Covered Public Parking Garage located around the corner on 10th Street between Alton Road & West Ave. across from Whole Foods Market or Metered Street Parking available throughout.

Executive Chef:
Chef Alessandro DiMaggio

Private Party Facilities:
Our restaurant is available for large groups, special events, and private functions for any occasion. In addition to our standard menu selections we can create custom menus to suit individual needs and budgets in either our private patio, main dining room/bar or entire space.

Private Party Contact:
Tim Traub: (305) 397-8624

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cara Mia Trattoria Italiana Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (213)
Fit for Foodies (112)
Great for Outdoor Dining (106)
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Good for Groups (104)
Romantic (101)
Special Occasion (85)
Notable Wine List (44)
Kid-friendly (31)
Great for Lunch (29)
Great for Brunch (26)
Late-night Find (22)
Hot Spot (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Authentic (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Casual (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Well done, authentic Italian cooking served by a friendly and accommodating wait staff. We dined on the patio, which is quiet and very cosy.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2017

The food was just ok and the service not very good. For example, they asked us if we wanted coffee but no dessert. Never took another drink order. I think it was just a language barrier but we were paying customers. Need to get it together.

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food3
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service2
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great neighborhood location for Italian. Have gone several times and have never had a bad experience. They run specials most of the time I think and they are always wonderful. Don't hesitate!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Everyone is very gracious food delicious

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Lovely little restaurant! We dined early so it was not busy and we got incredible service. Outdoor patio is great and the food is wonderful rustic Italian. Generous portions for the price. The host (owner?) and waiter made us feel very welcome from the moment we walked in. Perfect spot for a date and great value.

Tags: Romantic, Outstanding Value, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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food5
ambience4
service5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Made the reservation looking for an inexpensive restaurant. Got there and saw the place was relatively empty. They asked if we wanted to sit on the patio. It was a beautiful area off of the street. Ended up being not only pretty, but quiet. Everyone we came in contact with spoke Italian (positive sign in an Italian restaurant). The restaurant got more crowded as the evening wore on. The food was very good, and made fresh to order.
We were happy!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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food4
ambience5
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Great local spot if you're in the neighborhood. Not a destination to travel miles for if you're not.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Clearly one of the best Italian dinners we have ever had. Great atmosphere, the staff were tremendous and the food incredible. Best meal of our vacation to Miami Beach.

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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2016

The food was excellent. Very good, fresh pasta dishes. Good service. Nice outdoor dining space.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 10, 2016

The food was amazing and so was the staff!! We will be BACK!!

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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Nice local restaurant good food moderate
lyrics priced easy walk for us no cab from hotel

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2016

This was our second time to Cara Mia , the food and the service was outstanding. Beautiful restaurant more on the quiet side which we really like.
This is defiantly becoming one of our favorite restaurants in South Beach.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2016

We had a great dinner Saturday evening. The food was delicious and the service was great. They even gave us a little lemon cello for desert. The prices are great and good value for your money. Just wish the restaurant was a little busier on a Saturday night, but I guess it's summer in south florida😀

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2016

A very good dinner in a place where you could actually talk to each other.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service4
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Little gem in South Beach. Don't pass it up. Best linguini vongole I've had on SoBe really. Reasonable prices, great service.

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Great food, waiter very nice! Accommodated vegan diet.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Great neighborhood location for Italian. Quiet, very friendly, awesome food. They carry my favorite vino!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 23, 2016

Fantastic food. Looked like a little hole-in-the-wall but was good sized inside with a courtyard along the side. Wife had bolognese with pasta and said it was probably best sauce she's had. I had a seafood dish with pasta and a red sauce: loved it. Lot of food. Really enjoyed it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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food4
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service4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2016

Always enjoy this reliable restaurant - outdoor area especially lovely - the food very good

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2016

Very friendly and efficient service. Great execution of some standard pasta dishes. Bigger portions than expected - good value. I'm a fan.

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food4
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service5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Great Italian for Italians! Neighborhood location Awesome food and service Ask for Max!

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food5
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service5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 24, 2016

Great food with awesome service. Thanks

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2016

Very authentic italianos food. Service was very relaxed without rushing.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Absolutely grate Italian restaurant with nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Very tasty. Will be recommend for all my friends.

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food5
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service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 14, 2016

We were a party of 3, Service was very good. Now for the not so, Bland under seasoned chicken parm, overcooked pasta with a heavy tomato sauce that made a blob of mush next to the entrée served on the same plate. The slight saving grace was the pasta sauce was flavorful. My chicken picata had a sauce made with to much flour/and or cornstarch and was served with a great mixed vege combo but they ruined this also because it was cooked to death and probably the day before yesterday.

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food2
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service4
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 9, 2016

This was my fourth visit to Cara Mia and I will say probably my last. The drop off in service and quality of food has dropped off significantly over the past few years. The food lacked the preparation I was used to from previous visits, it just seemed more bland. What was really the worst was the service. We were there on a Wednesday night at 8pm and the place was empty except for maybe two or three other tables. The service was horrible and inattentive. They made us wait and wait, did not offer dessert or coffee and were generally disinterested and unknowledgeable about the menu or the wine. Sad to say it but I have crossed Cara Mia off my list and my recommendation list. Too bad, it used to be outstanding.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Went for dinner on a special day. Waiters repeatedly rude to my wife the lady at the table whom the dinner was for. Extremely limited menu offered. Food more like what one would get at a diner. Not what we expected from a restaurant with a good rating on open table. One of few times open table has disappointed us having used this both in the US and abroad.

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food2
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2016

With the prices they charged I would had liked cloth napkins . How much that cost ?
Then they were not happy because we got
only dinner . No respect for the customer

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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Excellent and simple Italian food. Service was absolutely wonderful!

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service5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Great neighborhood spot with great food and service. I could eat here every night! Very friendly staff. Ask for Max! Always looking forward to going back . They speak Italian here!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2016

Great food. The cotoletta do manzo and the burratta are glorious. Price were very razonably with Rosario and red wine $ 60 per person. Easy parking

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2016

Se destaca sobre todo , la atención . Muy buena cocina italiana. Buena relacion calidad- precio.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 9, 2016

We sat down and it took almost 15 min for the waiter to take our order. It's a good thing we called him over because it would have taken longer. Mind you the restaurant was not very busy. Our Ceasar salde came 15 min after we ordered. It was over dressed and dripping with dressing. Waited another 20 min after the salde for dinner and need to go to speak with manager to find out what was taking so long. This aragant, foreign was so insulting to tell me that I have relax because the good was worth waiting for and this wasn't fast food. The meal cam 30 min later. Not worth waiting for. I wouldn't go back nor recommend this restaurant to anyone. Spend your money else wear

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food1
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2016

Great for outdoor dining. It is also well located. The pasta with shrimp is delicious. It has a good wine list and great service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2016

Petsonnel is friendly, attentive and make you feel at home
Food is always good

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 3, 2016

Nice comfortable place amidst the craziness of South Beach for a quiet dinner after you've dropped the big bucks and worn your Pradas at the noted haunts and need to get back to real life. Great lamb shank, very traditional linguine with clams, solid tomato/mozzarella with warm service and basic decor.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 2, 2016

We are vacation in Miami Beach and so glad we found Casa Mia. The food was delicious and the prices were reasonable compared to other restaurants. We would defintely go back when in town again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Nice Place. Nice food. Great experience. I will recommend this restaurant .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2015

We came with two toddlers and everyone there was so accomodating and attentive. Food was fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2015

Bread had little texture or flavor, Clams too salty to eat, mixed seafood was ordinary and we felt ignored by the wait staff. Too many good places to eat in Miami to waste time and money going here.

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