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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.fratellilabufala.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, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fratelli La Bufala Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

3.8

value

4.1

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 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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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Absolutely fantastic service and food! Authentic Italian pizza!

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·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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·Dined on September 2, 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 13, 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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·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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·Dined on August 10, 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 6, 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 6, 2017

We arrived early but the manager seated us on time.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 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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·Dined on July 29, 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 27, 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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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 6, 2017

La mozzarella de bufala está bien, pero no es tan rica como para pagar lo que la cobran. La pizza es lo mejor de este lugar.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Used a Groupon coupon, so it was a good value for South Beach. Bruschetta was good. Pizza was only OK. Pasta looked better. Servers attentive. Restaurant claimed I didn't show up for my reservation, so had to clear that up with OpenTable later on. (Advice: keep your receipt to confirm you were there!)

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Good food, pity they were in such a hurry to get us finished.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 30, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed Fratelli La Buffala. Our server, Nancy, made us feel at home as if we were back in Acri. My wife enjoyed her pizza selection, and I enjoyed the sirloin steak. The steak was moist, tender, and flavorful. My wife enjoyed her Nutella crepe dessert and my cannoli were delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The best was our waiter Roberto. He made is feel very special. He sold us on the Burrata appetizer with a side of prosciutto di Parma , which was very good but overpriced. $23 for the Burrata plus $9 for 6 slices of the prosciutto. Also the Burrata is so rich that you can share this appetizer (2 people) and don't need anything else anymore.
As a main course we had the Tagliatelle with baby octopus and shrimp, and the Pizza with buffalo mozzarella and Prosciutto di Parma. The pasta dish was good but not great. The baby octopus tasted like it was canned, though the shrimp had a good taste and size. The tagliatelle could have been more al dente. Overall ok but nothing special. The pizza tasted great but the crust was a little bit too soft and the center was way too soggy. We only go there when they have a Groupon offer. You get 2 pizza or pasta dishes for $17 which makes up for the not so great quality ;-)

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great classic Italian food! Awesome mozarella cheese imported from Italy! Best authentic Italian food in Miami and great service! Had a great time!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Loved it! Looking forward to coming back. I just wish the space was bigger to accommodate wheelchair bound visitors. Either way, we'll be back

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Scenic View, Quick Bite
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 16, 2017

La burrata is so amazing that I have to come back for sure.
The ladies who attends makes a perfect jon

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Always great fresh ingredients - this time good pizza. . but also good pasta here. Best of all - best price in Miami for a bottle of Tignanello! Go for it

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Always true to the Napoli tradition. Great pizza, great ingredients, great service Italian style. A placed operated by Italians with Italian ingredients, you feel like you escaped to Naples. One of the top pizzas in Miami.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 29, 2017

My boyfriend and I went here for lunch off of the reccomendation from our hotel and the rating found online. Our meal was awful, we got fried mozerella which appeared to be fried in the same oil as fish, I do not eat fish so this was very unappealing to me. After our appetizer I was not in the mood to eat anything else from this place so I ordered a bowl of soup which was alright. My boyfriend ordered a burger. The French fries tasted like fish and the burger itself was over cooked. Immediately after eating neither of us felt good. My boyfriend was sick the rest of our trip and I can honestly say that this is the fault of the restaurant, food was not handled properly and he got sick. $50 poorly spent. Don't waste your money!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Outstanding = as always! Love the contorni! Tutta bene !!!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Our new favorite restaurant. Vicki and the whole staff was great

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Pizza and pasta were excellent. Would love to go again soon.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

My husband and I love to come to Fratelli La Bufala every time we are in Miami. We have recommended the restaurant to friends and everyone has been really pleased with their experience. My meals have always been amazing and the service is wonderful. The food is the same here as it is in some of my favorite restaurants in Italy. I can't say enough good things about Fratelli La Bufala... just experience it yourself if you haven't already! You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food was very good. Environment definitely like Italy. Lots of Italian being spoken!! Pizza was great and so was the pasta. We ate outside and was very enjoyable. Good, friendly service.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Really good homemade pasta. The pizza is fantastic. Neapolitan Style
Great wine list reasonably priced

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 18, 2017

La verdad que me recomendaron mucho este lugar y manejamos 55 minutos para ir. El servicio muy bueno. El ambiente también pero la pizza estaba aguada y el precio muy caro por lo que es.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Best pizza I have ever had. Plain and simple!

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