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About Fratelli La Bufala

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 …

437 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Daily Housr: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
5th and Washington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 532-0700

Website:
http://www.flbmiami.com/

Catering:
We have our own mobile wood brick oven. Ask our manager for more info on catering....

Parking Details:
We Offer valet parking Friday, Saturday and Sunday for only $5.00.

Executive Chef:
Antonio Biglietto, Fernando Mato

Private Party Contact:
Larry Mele: (305) 532-0700

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fratelli La Bufala Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
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Tasting Menu (3)
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Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (Costa Rica)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fun, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (Miami)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (Tampa)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Real Italian pizza! Love it

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Birthday dinner for my sister who was visiting.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Veloci, simpatici e con piatti ottimi. Avanti Napoli🔝

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Casual, Tasting Menu, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal
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 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Friends anniversary

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 (Orlando)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fantastic place, you will not be disappointed!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Absolutely fantastic service and food! Authentic Italian pizza!

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 (Miami)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very Good food, but you charge 38 dollars for ONE mozzarella and I think is too much!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Dinner for 5. Table was a bit cramped for 5. The service was perfect and the food was authentic Italian and Excellent. Will be back.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great homestyle delishes from Napoli with authentic staff to match. A little disappointed in the service but the food was delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Made reservations for a group of family members celebrating a 21st birthday. The staff went above and beyond to make the evening memorable. Food was amazing!!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 9, 2017

If you want to try real Italian Pizza this is the right place. Everything was amazing, The food and the service, the only thing I could say about it is that the servers were anxiously waiting for us to leave because they had full house.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food is good. Waiters do their best to tent to so many people in such a small space.
We made reservations for 9:00pm. They did not have our table ready. We had to wait 15 minutes, and then 20 minutes more to be seated inside.
I do not tolerate lies! When they told me they called my name 4 times and I did not answer is when I stood my ground very strongly. That cost me to be called the "Rabbiatta" person..., but finally they gave us a comfortable table.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We arrived early but the manager seated us on time.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This rest is a small corner of Italy in Miami. Strongly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The food (we had grilled octopus and shrimp pasta and La Contadina pizza) was excellent. Would highly recommend. The service and ambience are fine, a bit slow the night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food is great. Service is great. But boys please stop trying to rotate the tables every 45 minutes. I spent 200$ with tip for me and my wife and felt pressured to be out by the host almost 30 minutes in. Telling the other people who are waiting for a table that we would be leaving within 10 minutes. How do you know that?? I ordered 6 drinks,,,2 appetizers,,,,a plate of pasta and a pizza and 2 coffees. Not everyone that goes there eats and drinks like that for 2 people. My point is I understand if 2 people order water and 2 pizzas and that's it,,you can make them feel like it's time to leave but treating people this way is not right. I see eveything and hear everything. The restaurant is extremely small therefore being italian I understand what's happening. Words of advice. Have the people who are waiting for a table wait outside instead of having them hovering over our table. It's absolutely not a place for intimate dinner place. Again stop forcing people to leave,,,even though you don't tell us to our face. Overall the food and waiters are incredible. That is why I gave it a very high rating. If you want to run a business properly and have people give you 5 stars you can't make them feel uncomfortable and forcing the waiters to send us the bill,,,we are Italians and seeing how small the place it is easy to see and hear eveything. In closing. See how much a couple spend first before forcing them out on the street. And trust me the host or manager was smart enough to know what we ate and drank that night as he was right up against our backs. Thank god the food is good. Won't be going back at night. Too me it's a lunch time place. In and out. Next time I will come in eat,,,if someone forces me out I won't pay. Call the cops and then when they come I will pay them. I'll create a scene just to make it hard on them. Grazie.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 26, 2017

La Bufala is for those of us who'd like to be living in Italy all year long and eating outstanding southern Italian food. Of course, service is excellent too, as you'd expect of Italian southern hospitality.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I'm a big fan of the chain in general, this is the fourth or fifth Fratelli La Bufala I've been to. I love their beginnings, the fact it is owned by brothers who came back to join forces after years of living in separate countries, that they are using part of their family heritage to go a different direction with the original family business.

So I have to temper this with the fact that I *really* love the other locations, this one is hampered by the fact it is in the U.S. and can't get the same ingredients (if you are ever at one of the European ones, you *have* to try the Buffalo Feta cheesecake).

If you want to go somewhere that has authentic Italian food with actual Italians working there, this is probably the most authentic you'll find in Miami (probably in FL). The menu isn't gigantic, and neither is the restaurant. It is in a good location, not far from the beach, and has indoor and outdoor seating. The people-watching from the windows (or outdoor seating if it isn't too hot) is great. The pasta is good, and their different buffalo (water buffalo, not bison) dishes are really great. The best thing there (IMHO) is the buffalo mozzarella. The sliced meats and other cheeses are also really great, the pasta is good, and they have a big wood-fired pizza oven for authentic Italian-style pizza.

I'd recommend Fratelli for pretty much any occasion, just follow the directions on Google and park in the pay lot right behind the restaurant. Easy in and easy out. :)

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Authentic, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 15, 2017

A little pricey for a pizza place but the quaint atmosphere and attentive service provide good value

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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