Il Bolognese on Ocean

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$31 to $50
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known throughout Europe as a capitol of culture and fine living, the wealth of good taste from Italy"s Bologna region now makes its home on Ocean Dr. in Miami Beach- at Il Bolognese
Inspired by the authentic recipes and fresh regional ingredients of Northern Italy, this exceptional Italian eatery offers contemporary interpretations os classic favorites by chef Manuel Mattei.
Everything we do at Il Bolognese is focus around creating a hearty, European sense of welcome. From our delectable lunch and dinner selections to our playful list of hand-crafted cocktails to our extensive regional wine list to our intimate lounge for private events, we invite you to savor our unique culinary experience for yourself.
Our approach is simple only the best ingredients and only the best preparations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok.

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JoniJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for relaxed evening Overlooks the park. Food is amazing! If you like cheese try the gnocchi. Pasta dishes are to die for. Breakfast is really good too. The service is outstanding. They let you sit until you ask for the check, like European restaurants. Not a place to be in a hurry.

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JanetP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken parm was delicious and a generous amount of food. We had a party of 8 people, and every person was very happy with their meal. The server was excellent and attentive. We sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I would definitely recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rainy windy night so staff moved some other diners so our party of 12 could sit inside. They comped the other diners dessert. Classy move by staff.

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OubayA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Champagne was not very cold, it took the waiter too long to bring ice, till they took the bucket/bottle inside to fill with ice. Worst calamari I ever had ! My steak was warm, not hot ! ....and then they charged a "service charge" claiming it was not the tip !! The waitress became an instant lawyer trying to explain and justify the $29 service charge !! Not going back there again !! DO NOT RECOMMEND IT !!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an early dinner on a layover. We had dined here 5 years ago and enjoyed it so much we made time to go back. The gnocchi did not disappoint! As good as I remembered. My husband had the filet and mushroom truffle risotto which was also excellent. Our server Andy was attentive and pleasant. We will go back if in the area again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night in south beach ! Great service and food. Very nice ambiance and vibe.

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SolangeO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

They charge you a 15-20% "service fee" which is NOT including the tip. Wish I had known this BEFORE booking a reservation. Food isn't worth it... average food. Rush you out as soon as they see you finished eating. Do not go here.

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PhilipS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Worst service I had in a long time, don’t be fooled by the food pictures on the website or google results

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Viajera
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Buena ubicación , la comida buena sin ser espectacular , buen servicio

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Mboro5
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian dining, we come here every time we’re in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience3

The fact that you have to pay $9 for water is a little absurd compared to its outdoor seating.

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vipRodrigoMolina
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rafael was amazing, he was our sever and bartender, we highly recommend him to be your se ever, the food was really good.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. We ordered two specials which were overpriced compared to the rest of the menu but they were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

JM
JenniferM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic dinner! Our server Iris was great! She was super attentive, friendly, gladly took photos of us, alerted us to happy hour deal. Food was amazing (their truffle mushroom ravioli was to die for!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not bad. Not great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

とても美味しい料理でした。

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vipMinn
London
32 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good but I felt the service was rushing us maybe this is now Americans like it.

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SarahR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Stated I had a food allergy and they served me what I was allergic to. To make it “better” we were given free shots. Sorry- shots are the last thing you want when you have to make a trip to the ER

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Tedw
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I think by Miami Beach standards it is pretty goood, by San Francisco standards it is average. The primo ravioli was good, the fish was floating in a sauce - weak.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent, food was excellent, view was excellent.

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vipmaureenm
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Excellent pizza. Fun people watching.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. Service great. Our waiter Carlos was excellent and so accommodating. We will return again.

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vipJeffF
Miami
142 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setting for dinner

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vipJeffF
Miami
142 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor spot, super large portions at reasonable prices

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My wife loved the gnocchi!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta was amazing and great service. The prices were not not too bad

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vipJeffF
Miami
142 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for breakfast, lunch and dinner

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vipJeffF
Miami
142 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great value

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vipTiti
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate there 4 times in 5 days. Twice for dinner and twice for lunch. Loved sitting outdoors and enjoying the sunshine and people watching. The homemade pasta and and wine list kept us coming back. Their Caesar and Cobb salads were outstanding. Thomas was very personable and gave us great service. We will be back the next time we are in Miami Beach.

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vipJeffF
Miami
142 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast spot and even better for dinner.

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ArlynA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian in South Beach and possibly the best pasta in the US.

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vipAJ219
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from beginning to end. Waiter went out of his way a couple times for our special requests. Seafood was fresh, and ample serving sizes...

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vipStephanieG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great, however we made the mistake of going New Years Eve for dinner and with the limited menu selections they didn’t have gluten free pasta. But the meal I had, my waiter made sure it was gluten free and it was fabulous!!

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JeanO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5