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Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge

90 reviews
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$50 and over
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Top Tags:
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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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
What 90 People Are SayingWrite a review
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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!!!!