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Cara Mia Trattoria Italiana

4.3
206 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Casual
  • Cozy
Authentic Italian restaurant, located in Alton Rd, where our Italian Chef Luciano Maddii will introduce you in a real Italian cuisine experience and where you could like try “al dente” pasta and delicious appetizer and succulent dessert
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Continental, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(305) 397-8624
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Luciano Maddii
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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.
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Private party contact
Tim Traub: (305) 397-8624
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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: Gigi at (305)397-8624 or email: CaraMiaSobe@gmail.com
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Cross street
10th & 11th Street - Public Parking Garage on 10th street
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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.
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Entertainment
Italian staff and music
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 206 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellent place for seafood. Real Italian cuisine. Fantastic place : food decoration, service!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Bad service. No refills of empty beer asked, no table water refill, empty plates not removed, no desert menu presented, no one asked if food was good. 18% service charge added to bill was not earned!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Fantastic! A nice variety of FRESH, authentic Italian food. More creative as it doesn't have the same dishes one finds on every Italian menu in the US. Garden seating is intimate, cozy. Service is attentive, kind. Wonderful dinner- we'll return soon!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was good. The place is really nice and cozy.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Everything was great - the service, the food, the price. We will be back!!!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Had family in town for a visit, decided to go to Cara Mia. As usual the service and the food were great. We had a party of 10 and did not wait to anything. Our waiter was great on top of everything. Thank you for a memorable evening.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our second time at Cara Mia Trattoria and at both times we had a good experience. The food is authentic italian and delicious. The service is Excellent. Restaurant is small, but nicely decorated with a pleasant atmosphere. It is located away from the touristic areas of Miami Beach, so it doesn't get too crowded and noisy. We'll recommend this little part of Italy to all our friends and family.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We went to this restaurant on a recommendation and it was fantastic. Food was wonderful, tasty and served HOT! There is not much ambiance but if you are looking for a great meal - do not miss out. Our waiter Max was great!

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

The salads and pasta were delicious. Pasta cooked perfectly and the salads were fresh and dressing was outstanding. Portions are generous. Genuine Italian. We will return!

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Delicious food and attentive service...a lovely dining experience!

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Really good Italian food from real Italian chef ( I am Italian and this is a good restaurant also for the Italian standard)

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2016

Everyone is very gracious food delicious

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!!!

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 11, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on August 24, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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😀

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on June 17, 2016

Great food, waiter very nice! Accommodated vegan diet.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2016

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on April 29, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2016

Great food with awesome service. Thanks

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Excellent and simple Italian food. Service was absolutely wonderful!

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