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Fratelli La Bufala

4.5
382 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
FLB invites you to discover sensations and flavors linked to biological agriculture such as Buffalo meat and Buffalo mozzarella, the traditional Neapolitan pizza and other dishes based on health and quality.

Our products come from small south Italian farms. Their naturalness and quality are preserved through a strict control of the raw materials.

Our offer is unique and wants to suggest feelings and tastes linked to Buffalo pasture and nature.

At ‘Fratelli La Bufala’ we follow the Mediterranean tradition, you will taste pizzas with 100% buffalo mozzarella, dishes with buffalo meat, cheese, salami, hand-made pasta, buffalo ricotta cakes …
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Daily Housr: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(305) 532-0700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Antonio Biglietto, Fernando Mato
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Private party contact
Larry Mele: (305) 532-0700
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Catering
We have our own mobile wood brick oven. Ask our manager for more info on catering....
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Cross street
5th and Washington
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Parking details
We Offer valet parking Friday, Saturday and Sunday for only $5.00.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 382 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

der empfang war herzlich und der service zuvorkommend. wir haben pasta al dente und pizza wie im echten italien genossen. p.s. die frische burrata war exquisit.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Just imagine a simple and tasty Italian place in the middle of Miami Beach ... no, do not imagine any longer, go to Fratelli La Bufala, where you can taste authentic Neapolitan pizza at fair prices - a place that is keeping its Italian standards for more than 10 years now, just GREAT!!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food is always very consistent and very good. Service is always very friendly great waitstaff.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This is very authentic even the staff spoke fluent Italian. The food was fresh and very tasty. We went on the recommendation of Scott Conant noted chef in South Beach. He said that their calzones were top notch on "The Best Things I Ever Ate". This is must try.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was incredible, we ordered the Grande La Bufalata, it was so fresh and delicious. We ordered two pizzas after that and again so good. They were even great the next day for breakfast! Would definitely recommend!

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My experience at Fratelli la Bufala was certainly memorable, but not really for the reasons you'd WANT a restaurant to be memorable. It received decent reviews, so I opted to give it a shot.

The atmosphere was not what I expected – very kitschy and very cramped, not in a quaint European way, but in a "let's cram in as many people as we can" way. This also made it incredibly noisy, so much so that my dinner companion and I had to shout across the table to hear each other.

The waitstaff were attentive enough, but were less than impressive. They present as overblown caricatures of Italians, complete with accent, which would be charming if it weren't so exaggerated. (I kept having flashbacks to the old Alka Seltzer commercial: "Mama Mia, that's a spicy meat-a-ball-ah.") The servers may, in fact, be Italian, but they seemed to be more intent on putting on an Italian-themed spectacle than providing quality service – it felt more like cheap theater than a restaurant, which would be fine if it didn't feel so disingenuous. It was like visiting a Chuck E. Cheese, but with creepier characters.

Then the bill came. While the prices looked reasonable on the menu, there was an $18 service charge slapped onto the tab, which seemed gratuitous for a party of 2. Based on other reviews, this is apparently common practice for the chain, but it brought the price from reasonable to outrageous. Neither the food nor the experience were nearly good enough to warrant the price paid.

Overall, this was a disappointing experience. But to be fair, while the atmosphere was loud, cramped, and uncomfortable and the service was intrusive and annoying, the food was actually pretty good – not entirely authentic, but a step up from Olive Garden.

Bottom Line: I will personally avoid Fratelli la Bufala in the future, but this truly is the perfect spot for couples with obnoxious, uncontrollable children and a great place to take relatives you hate!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Delicious food great service and a fun crowd. Going back on sunday for dinner

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food is always superb and the service is outstanding. Looking forward to the next visit.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

My boyfriend and I sat outside. It was a beautiful Miami evening. After checking in on the Yelp app we both received a complimentary glass of prosecco. My boyfriend had the Monachina pizza and I had the Bucatini alla Carbonara. They were both very delicious! I would definitely go back to try their other pizzas. Service and staff were excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Our server Antonio was excellent. His friendly and attentive service made our dinner very enjoyable. We will definitely ask for Antonio the next time we dine.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Excellent food and great service - will be returning for sure!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My husband planned a birthday trip for the weekend in Miami. I was watching the food channel and saw an episode for food in Miami, this was one restaurant that I had to try!!! Amazing!!! So glad I did!’ The place is very authentic Italian from the men to the food!!! Imported mozzarella, fired pizza, cappuccino...,, mmmmm!!! Will be back!!!

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2.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Very nice waitress, I have had her before. Food took a very long time to come out. First entree was wrong but she corrected it right away. After initial order and when the bill arrived is the only time the waitress came to check in on us.

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Absolutely the worst Italian food I have ever eaten. The only thing that tastes good was the bread that I dipped in olive oil. Disgusting Presentation and disgusting taste. Will never return.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

incredible burrata. sizes more than considerable. Neapolitan authentic pizza. attention ok, I would go back many times more.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Delicious, tastes just like the pizza I had in Italy! This place is a gem!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The manager is always cordial and friendly. The pizza is the best in South Beach. Our server Pasquale was the greatest! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This is a great Italian restaurant in Miami Beach. However it's so loud that you can barely hear your own conversation. The restaurant is very small and they pack everyone inside. We were next to a family who's child was crying through out dinner. It wasn't exactly an ideal place to have a decent conversation. I also felt rushed to eat from the server. She asked us 2x if we were done with our meal when clearly I was still eating. The food was great. I loved the pizza! Maybe next time I'll get something to go but I don't think I'll be returning to dine in.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious food and terrific service. The Pacchieri pasta is an absolute must-have!

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Felt rushed by wait staff. Did t ask if done with bread when still drinking wine. They wanted our table for the next person. Appetizers drinks and pizzas we were out the door in 55 minutes. Not going back

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

The food here is out of this world. I have eaten pizza all over the world and this is by far the best I have ever enjoyed. I chose the White pizza with black truffle sauce, extra cheese, extra truffle sauce, my husband chose the fruit de mare pizza with equally good result.
If you have never enjoyed a truly italian pizza , here is your chance.

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2.0Dined on January 18, 2018

the prosciutto ham was very good! But the main course was terrible, I don’t understand how an italian restaurant can do such a terrible carbonara! The people at the restaurant we’re very nice but i dont think i will be back.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Real Italian pizza! Love it

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Birthday dinner for my sister who was visiting.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Veloci, simpatici e con piatti ottimi. Avanti Napoli🔝

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

I had made a reservation and had to wait 40 minutes for the table. Somehow disappointing as that never happened before.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Buen restaurante. La pasta es la típica Italiana. Muy buena. Lo recomiendo

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I loved!!! The italian people are so friendly! I will be back!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The best autentic neapolitan pizza with good products like real mozzarella and red tomatos.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was delicious and staff was friendly and hospitable. Would definitely go back!

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3.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Restaurant très fréquenté du matin au soir .... promesse d’un bon repas? Pour moi ça n’a pas vraiment été le cas, déçu de la cuisine et du service.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Everyrhing was delicious. The ingredients all fresh and savory.
Great place for any ocassion

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Nice small restaurant serving authentic Italian. The food was outstanding and so was the service.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

This is a great restaurant. My husband and I eat here each time we are in Miami and that is practically every 2 months. The only thing is that I always book with Open Table and they NEVER give me my points. They always have an excuse. Either they forgot to check me in when I arrived or their computer did not work. There is always something. If they do not want to honour the points they should just not register with Open Table.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Friends anniversary

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was so authentic. Best fried mozzarella cheese I’ve ever had. Everything was good. Will definitely eat there again

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Really good pizza.... Dough is amazing! Sitting outside can be noisy with all the traffic. Prices are high for appetizers. Their bufala mozzarella is really good and creamy.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Fantastic place, you will not be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Absolutely fantastic service and food! Authentic Italian pizza!

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was amazing !! It's like eating in southern Italie, the service is so fast it's unbelievable . We drove one hour from Fort Lauderdale to Miami just to enjoy this wonderful Italian restaurant. Really worth the drive!!

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