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Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge

90 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Hot Spot (109)
  • Special Occasion (101)
  • Romantic (77)

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Dine in style at Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge. Inspired by the iconic fashion designer, this upscale restaurant serves innovative Italian cuisine in a striking, expansive bi-level space that features a flash lounge, multicolored ceiling and animal-print chairs. Helmed by executive chef, Stefano Mazzi, the dining menu is built around light, appealing Italian dishes prepared using the freshest ingredients and spices for enhanced flavor and character.

A popular pick for tourists, couples and high-end clientele, Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge is a nice choice for a fun night out. The restaurant also boasts an upstairs club and lounge. Visit with friends or colleagues after work and catch up on the local gossip while enjoying drinks. Flip through the menu and choose from a fine selection of wine, vodka-based cocktails and spirits. Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge is open Mondays through Sunday.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Italian, Seafood, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tues. Wed. Thurs. Sun. : 7:00pm - 12:00am,
Fri. Sat. Mon. : 7:00pm - 1:00am

Cavalli Lounge is open Monday & Friday-Saturday at 9:30pm-3:00am.
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Phone number
(305) 695-4191
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Stefano Mazzi
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Private party facilities
Cavalli Miami is perfect for hosting exclusive, fashionable parties and events where guests sip on Roberto Cavalli Vodka-based cocktails and dine on the finest Italian cuisine. Business or elite events, private parties and happy hours: whatever the event is, it will be an unforgettable night.
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (888) 653-8985
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Please contact - Amy Noel Oman at
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Cross street
2nd Street & Ocean Drive
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Parking details
Valet is $20 per car Sunday-Thursday, and $25 per car Friday & Saturday.
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Live music in the lounge Monday, Friday and Saturday.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact - Amy Noel Oman at
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2015

This place closed and went out of business the night that we are there

Yulia (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2015

Best Italian in Miami. Great atmosphere and amazing design. Try Amalfi coast pasta!

5.0  Dined on August 10, 2015

Lo mejor en pastas de Miami

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 1, 2015

As a restaurant, Cavalli is not as good as it thinks it is. Don't get me wrong, this is a fine dining experience worth enjoying, but the food quality falls short of the top tier it aspires to and the pretentious service was inconsistent. At this price point, we expected more.
Perhaps Cavalli's most compelling aspect is its people-watching. This is a place to go to be seen and to be part of the scene. Watching patrons travel through the restaurant to the upstairs club on a Saturday night was a spectacle to behold.

CelebrationDon (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on July 9, 2015

My wife and I were visiting South Beach and decided to try Cavalli based on name and appearance.

We loved the ambiance and decor of Cavalli. The service was fantastic also.
But, unfortunately the food lagged well behind and the cost made it worse.

The manager treated us so well - constantly stopping by to explain our dishes, as well as engaging in conversation and making recommendations.

The bathrooms were upstairs and we walked past what looked like a closed bar lounge.
Decor was definitely Cavalli and we sat up there for a few minutes looking around.

vipCydeck (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 4, 2015

Decor and service were good. The food not so much, especially compared to other options in the area. Even if it were priced fairly, which it isn't, it would still not taste good. The wine list brings it up a notch but not enough for us to come back...

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on June 26, 2015

good food. I just wish the pasta was made in house at that price.

Edmar (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 5, 2015

The wine list is excellent, the atmosphere is wonderful and the nightclub upstairs is awesome

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on June 5, 2015

The reservation didn't work well, so they constantly asked and that wasn't cool. Everything else was great.

OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2015

Every dish we ordered was delicious. Service was great. Will definitely return.

vipfoodie27 (Miami)
3.0  Dined on April 25, 2015

Pretty restaurant and good food however prices were ridiculously high and portions were small. Wouldn't go back.

lkn15 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 18, 2015

Felt that the food was overpriced for what it was. The upstairs bar area is supposed to be a hot spot and it had a cool vibe. I would go back for that

vipFoodie56 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on March 29, 2015

We were a little concerned about the poor reviews but decided to try it out anyway. Left a message to make the reservation because the online system was out of order. I was able to get online couple hours later to make a reservation. Never did get a call back that day from the restaurant. Went there at 8pm and the place was completely empty. Grant you it was a Sunday. It is a very chic place with great decor and ambiance. The place slowly filled in with a very attractive crowd as the evening rolled on. We did finally get a call to make a reservation the next day.

About the food and service. Mo, our waiter was quite engaging and attentive. He made some great recommendations for dinner. Even though the food is quite expensive ( as compared to other towns but seemed in line with other places on south beach ), the portions are very shareable, with 4 of us sharing 2 starters, 2 pastas and 2 entrees with food left over. The beet salad and the burrata was fantastic. The risotto and ravioli very good. The bisteca was perfectly done, ( order it med rare) and melted in your mouth. Wine list was very reasonable with some great selections.

Overall, it was a great place for food, wine, service and setting. It did not disappoint, despite the mixed reviews.

loveMIAMIBEACH (Miami)
4.0  Dined on March 2, 2015

Small and very good food in this place !

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 27, 2015

From the moment we walked in to the moment we walked out the experience far exceeded our expectations. Everyone was so attentive, the food was absolutely delicious and the service impeccable. Definetly by far the best restauarnt in South Beach.

vipGismonda (Miami)
4.0  Dined on February 21, 2015

Beautiful restaurant with excellent food and service. Our waiter was very attentive, but did not hassle us. He suggested a very good wine to accompany the main course, and was very well trained.

ReKalile (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2015

Best italian restaurant that I've been in Miami. Great service, wine and dessert. I chose for black truffle risoto with mushrooms and it was fantastic.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 9, 2015

What a sham of a place. It is only good if you are rich enough to support a Russian/Brazilian model. Don't go otherwise!!!

vipFoodieextraordinaire (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2014

We had a wonderful experience. Host was acommedating, Restaraunt has lovely decor with unique place settings. Food was terrific!! Anti pasta was delicious, one person on steak and edos it was amazing, another had a pasta that was stellar and my fish was Devine. Highly recommend! Better than anything that begins with Prime. Enjoy!

MONI (Miami)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2014

Thanks for a beautiful Birthday experience and my creative birthday cake was amazing .The service was phenomenal I would recommend for a Romantic or any celebration was a night to remember!!!!

vipTODiner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2014

This was my second time at Cavalli since it opened earlier this year. Was with a large group and was seated at a great table on the patio. The food is good but expensive. Odd but there are some very good and very reasonably priced wines to be had. The issue was the service. The server was very friendly but through three courses they could not deliver the right meal to the right person if their life depended on it. Two bombolini orders were placed for dessert and one comes but not the other. The other arrives 10 minutes later. Unacceptable. Irish coffee was ordered and also comes well after the first dessert arrives. Also smallest Irish coffee ever served. The waiter, who was a nice guy, comped the late dessert and the Irish coffee. It is a fun place with an amusing "look at me" kind of crowd but it could be better and should be better. With the absolutely gorgeous and far more reasonably priced Cibo opening up a block or two away, they should try to up their game.

vipLoveLabels18 (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on December 5, 2014

Great decor! Food is trying for quality not bad little quality!!

Iris (Munich)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2014

We were there for dinner and the food was amazing. Also the decoration is cavali like and the staff very friendly. Its my new recommandtion for miami beach

Enrique (Miami)
1.0  Dined on November 1, 2014

Fuimos a cenar 2 matrimonios el Sabado 01 de Noviembre y todo fue un desastre : Primero trajeron las bebidas ( 2 Cocas y 2 Aguas ) en 2 tandas , se habian olvidado una Coca. Al leer el Menu nos dimos cuenta que eran distintos , el mio tenia platos que en el de mis amigos no estaban , segundo error de la noche. Nos trajeron aceite con hierbas para acompañar el pan que trajeron media hora despues. Pedimos mas pan y queso parmeggiano para acompañar las pastas : el queso tardo 10 minutos y el pan llego cuando no tenia mas comida en el plato. Pedimos cafe y fue imposible tomarlo con mis amigos : fueron llegando en distintas tandas y faltaba Splenda en la mesa , cuando lo trajeron el cafe estaba frio.

Vinny (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on October 23, 2014

I was very upset that they closed the main dinning area and moved us to the front patio without letting me know. It was very windy and we left after drinks for Scarpetta. I was looking forward for this dinner for months and was tossed aside for a private party. The day of the reso I was called to confirm and get my credit card and they "forgot" to mention it.

BigBob (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on October 13, 2014

But tasteless food. No sauce or reduction to add flavor to grilled octopus appetizer. Bronzino and spinach entree drowned in olive oil, all you could taste. Spaghetti de La mer - sauce disappointing, only flavor was the bits of lobster and pasta overcooked. Dessert however was amazing. Would go back for dessert only.

vipGlobetrottingfoodie (Miami)
4.0  Dined on September 26, 2014

You would think the name Cavalli says it all. This is not a vibrant scene place. Appetizers are very well made, specially the grilled octopus.

Limited dinner menu, so didn't even go for main dish. Try it and make your own opinion

vipBuba (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2014

its a good place to hang out , very nice crowd there and service is excellent.

vipAlexa (Miami)
4.0  Dined on September 25, 2014

The service was great. I tried the Miami Spice menu and everything my delicious! the burrata, the branzino and the tiramisu, even though I am not a tiramisu-fan. The gorgonza gnochis had a great flavor bur not a good texture. Still, I would recommend Cavalli Restaurant to a friend. The lounge upstair was closed, I will come back when they re-open!

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on September 20, 2014

It was a pleasant night. The service was outstanding.