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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Downtown Miami


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A photo of North Italia – Miami (Mary Brickell) restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Brickell
Booked 12 times today
North Italia – Miami located in the heart of Mary Brickell has often been praised for its authentic Italian cuisine. Reviewers admire not only the restaurant's ability to consistently deliver quality dishes but also its vibrant ambiance and exceptional service. The menu offers a variety of Italian classics, such as homemade pasta, Arancini, and prosciutto bruschetta, which are highly praised by diners. Additionally, the extensive selection of Italian wines, including choices from Piedmont, Tuscany, and Abruzzo, cannot be overlooked. As quoted from reviews, it is a "reliable and dependable place" with "fantastic food", making it a local favorite for Italian food lovers.
A photo of Contessa - Miami restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Design District
Booked 42 times today
Contessa, located in Miami, is hailed for its exquisite and authentic Italian cuisine. Customers' reviews emphasize the restaurant's "visually chic" ambiance and "five-star" service, with several mentions of "delicious food" and "luxury dining experiences". The spicy lobster capellini, squash carpaccio, pasta, and sauces are praised for their impeccable taste and authenticity that reflect true Italian rustic flavors. The unique and inventive Italian menu offers a culinary adventure, providing an enjoyable and unforgettable dining experience. Despite differing opinions on the service, the consistent high-quality food and ambiance make Contessa a highly recommended restaurant for anyone seeking a fantastic Italian culinary experience.
A photo of Giorgina restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Wynwood
The 4,500-square-foot, 130-seat Miami al fresco restaurant will take guests on a sensory journey to the shores of Italy's Amalfi Coast. From its modern and cozy architecture and citrus-toned color palette to its foliage-covered ceiling displaying more than 5,000 lemons on vines, Giorgina is devoted to crafting exquisite dishes that capture the flavors of Italy.
A photo of 450Gradi Miami Italian Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Coral Gables
Booked 5 times today
450Gradi Miami Italian Restaurant is emerging as a gem in the heart of Coral Gables, Miami, thanks to its impressive Italian menu, hearty dishes, and sterling customer service. This wonderful eatery offers delightful Italian cuisine with a creative twist. Customers praise the fresh flavors, particularly citing the tagliatelle prawns and zucchini, focaccia garlic bread, and Octopus Alla Luciana. The pizzas, pastas, and ravioli filled with pear and served with a gorgonzola sauce, also receive glowing reviews. The restaurant's ambiance further enhances the dining experience, as do the attentive staff. With an innovative menu, delicious food, and impeccable service, 450Gradi is lauded as a wonderful, authentic Italian culinary experience.
A photo of Elia restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Allapattah
Booked 24 times today
Elia offers an unparalleled dining experience on the river, combining stunning views with a carefully curated menu showcasing a harmonious blend of Mediterranean flavors and locally sourced ingredients. Guests can look forward to enjoying their meals surrounded by luxurious imported marbles and a stunning hand-painted mural masterpiece, all while taking in panoramic views of passing yachts and breathtaking sunsets.
A photo of Limoncello restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • South Beach
Booked 11 times today
Limoncello, located at the heart of South Beach, offers an authentic Italian dining experience. The restaurant has been praised by visitors for its excellent food, authentic Italian dishes, and warm, inviting atmosphere. The restaurant's staff earn high praise; including servers such as Ryan, Quido, and Andrea. Patrons have highlighted the feeling of being transported to Italy, with the delicious food and Italian-speaking staff. From pasta dishes that rivals those in Naples to the unbeatable Limoncello cocktail, Limoncello does not disappoint. One visitor even named it the "#1 dining experience", underlining the restaurant's commitment to bringing the best of Italy to Miami's South Beach.
A photo of Nettuno Oysters & Seafood restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • South Beach
Booked 4 times today
Nettuno Oysters & Seafood is an exceptionally fine dining destination that has been highly acclaimed for its unique and flavorful seafood cuisine. The restaurant is relatively new in town, but has been winning hearts with its excellent service, friendly staff, and top-notch food quality. The chef's personal involvement in greeting clients and explaining the menu reflects their commitment to providing an unrivalled dining experience. Patrons from out of town have particularly lauded their oyster servings, fish entrees, and unforgettable desserts. The mignonette sauce and limoncello-infused Baba cake are incomparable delights. If you find yourself in South Beach, Nettuno Oysters & Seafood definitely deserves a visit.
A photo of iL Pastaiolo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • South Beach
Booked 21 times today
Located in the heart of Miami Beach, iL Pastaiolo is an Italian culinary gem, with reviewers praising it as "much more than an Italian restaurant, it is a culinary journey towards the very roots of Italian cuisine." This intimate eatery offers an exceptional dining experience that captures the essence of traditional Italian flavors, making you feel as though you're dining in a family's home in an Italian village. The homemade pastas are a real delight, each carefully curated dish utilizing fresh, local ingredients to create authentic Italian flavors that "will delight the palate of even the most demanding connoisseurs of Italian cuisine." Their staff is not only courteous but also knowledgeable, providing expert advice on wine pairings and upholding impeccable service. As one reviewer gushes, "Everything was perfect, the Italian food that this restaurant presented to us was of perfect quality." Visit iL Pastaiolo for an unforgettable authentic Italian dining experience.
A photo of That's Amore | Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • South Beach
Booked 4 times today
Amalfi Trattoria, located in Miami, is lauded for its exceptional Italian cuisine. Praised for dishes that are a "symphony of flavors and colors", the restaurant provides an authentic Italian experience that has customers yearning to return. Many patrons commend the atmosphere, which, complemented by Italian music, allows one to feel as though they are in Italy. The team is knowledgeable with impeccable service, suggesting the perfect wine pairings and even preparing dishes like Tiramisu right at your table. From the lobster ravioli to the delectable risotto, Amalfi Trattoria is heralded as a "real gastronomic jewel". With such an immersed experience, it's no wonder that customers consider it one of the best Italian meals ever had.
A photo of Cidra restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Coral Way
Cidra Restaurant, opened in March 2024, brings a taste of contemporary Italian cuisine with a vibrant twist to Miami's 8th Street. Their menu features a fusion of Italian classics and innovative dishes, perfect for an exciting culinary adventure.

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Discover best Contemporary Italian restaurants in Downtown Miami

Experience the essence of Contemporary Italian cuisine in the vibrant heart of Downtown Miami. The area boasts a selection of dining establishments that expertly blend traditional Italian techniques with modern culinary innovations, creating a unique and sophisticated dining experience. These restaurants, situated in the bustling Downtown Miami - Dade, Downtown Areas, offer a gastronomic journey that captures the spirit of Italy with a contemporary twist. The dining scene here is dynamic, reflecting a fusion of cultural influences and a commitment to culinary excellence. Each venue promises an atmospheric setting, ideal for both romantic dinners and business gatherings. Patrons can expect dishes that are not only visually stunning but also rich in flavors, meticulously prepared by chefs who prioritize authenticity and creativity. Explore the heart of Miami's culinary sophistication with a visit to one of these Contemporary Italian culinary destinations.

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