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Il Bolognese on Ocean

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82 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • People Watching
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am;

Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm;

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:30am;
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:30am
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Phone number
(305) 455-0399
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Manuel Mattei
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Cross street
14th Street And Ocean Drive
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 82 People Are Saying
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3.9
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We loved everything food was excellent service impeccable!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Four of us dined at Il Bolognese about a week ago. We also had with us my son's 7 month old in a stroller. They couldn't have been nicer about accommodating the little one. We flew in to Miami that evening and our flight made us late for our reservation. A quick call to the restaurant confirmed that there was no problem due to the late arrival. The atmosphere on the porch was lovely. Groups included all adults, adults with young children, and as we were leaving, a large table of young women was being seated. Bread, oil & vinegar were served. I had the chicken parmesan and it was wonderful. The pasta accompanying the dish was a bit heavily doused in their red sauce, but the flavor was good. I would not hesitate to eat here again.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Lasagna was great!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Very good food!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great meal. Super service.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Carlo our server was amazing! I wish we could take him everywhere we dine out.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This place is located in the lobby and porch of a hotel. It's a vibrant place with lots of traffic going in and out of the hotel. The menu is eclectic There was a bit too much sauce in the Salmon Capaccio, which included an odd addition of orange chunks. The Greek salad was dressed just right. The crust on the pizza is a cross between thick and thin.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Lobster was fabulous. They actually know how to serve vegetables-- just a little crisp, lightly spiced and still warm! Nice wine by glass available
Overall top notch.

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Todo muy lindo

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Service was outstanding. Nestor took great care of us throughout the meal.

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2.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Terrible place and food. Cuban not Italian.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Very good pasta dish at dinner and excellent service. Breakfast was great, with many options. Happy hour on the patio was fun.

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1.0Dined on November 19, 2017

I can’t believe this place was recommended by anyone. Really bad food, the service is really a disaster and is really expensive for the offered quality. Bad experience!

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was excellent, the wait staff and manager were wonderful made us feel like we were their only customer!!! Wonderful atmosphere and exceptional service!!!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food, service, and ambiance!

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3.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Enjoyed the quiet ambiance of the restaurant and service was very good. The dinner entrees however were only fair. The lobster tortellini first came out cold, and the light tomato cream sauce was not light but heavy in crushed tomato. The lobster in the surf and turf was over cooked.

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Very good service, location and food! Would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2017

Great meal exceptional service from Noberto

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2017

Fantastic location right on Ocean drive with large spacious dining area. The grilled lobster was fantastic; try it! Also had the calamari, caesar salad and the salmon, all which were good indeed.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2017

Casual mediterranean ambiance with great italian food.

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1.0Dined on April 9, 2017

Server looked like they didn't know how to multi-task, wasn't wearing a name tag but had a european maybe russian accent ? she was a brunette - Server would bring 1 thing out at a time rather than several. Table besides us (4 top) got their food at the same time we got ours and we were there (also a table of 4) 25 minutes prior. They did mention the kitchen was behind but they didn't say anything about the servers. I understand it was a busy lunch but she was just not attentive to any of her tables. It seemed like it didn't matter since dining down there gets them an auto grat therefore they don't "have" to give good service. The food was incredibly bland, it took 15 minutes to get the worst bloody marys we had ever had. We tried to doctor them at the table by adding pepper, hot sauce, worcestershire sauce but they were just cheap tomato juice and no saving them. We tried to drink them and when she asked if they were ok, we were unsure, but when we asked to changed, she had the audacity to say "i asked you if they were ok" - completely uncalled for. If anything we were trying to give her less work - We all settled for Stellas instead and thankfully they took those drinks away. The food arrived and it was ok, appearance was better, but the taste was very bland, ask another server to please bring some parm cheese and they must have forgotten, we had to ask twice. Food just wasn't worth it. When it came to pay, we told the server to split it by dish, apparently that was to be mentioned at the beginning of the meal. Just wasn't very accommodating especially considering the lack of taking care. I would watch her run into the kitchen and come out with 1 drink, then she would go back and come back with 1 spoon. It was mind baffling, the hostess hardly helped, just standing their taking selfies and videos of the parade rather than keeping an eye on the tables and assisting the servers. Two words to describe this dining experience "hot mess". Would not recommend AT ALL.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2017

Best breakfast I've ever had! Will definitely be going back before the end of my trip!!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2017

All the dishes our group ordered were delicious. I think the fettuccini and gnocchi were the best I've had, both very rich and creamy. Multiple options if you are gluten free.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2017

Took a group of 16 there for dinner on 3/1. Everything from the food, service to seating was great. One area to improve on would be the wine list.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2017

Good service good food okay price but not thrilled with automatic 20% service charge

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2017

Average Italian food. Ordered the antipasto special. It was good, but certainly NOT worth $56.

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3.0Dined on January 31, 2017

Booked a last minute reservation. We were accommodated quickly and the service was very good. Since we were in South Beach the prices were high and value only good. In particular we ordered an antipasto appetizer special and we got surprised that the price was $32, a little too high for the value. Limited amount of steak on the steak/salad combo but my Grouper was very good just not very hot.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2017

Whenever we are in town we find an opportunity to eat here, be it lunch or dinner. Although it is street side, the terrace is a great place to dine. The noise is buffered from the street. The food is always incredible with superb waitstaff.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Delicious Italian food right on Ocean so loud music and a fun scene.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

We had dinner here for New Year's Eve.
The food quality as excellent. The service outstanding and it filled our expectations.
The waiter was a gentleman from Venezuela and he went out of his way to make us feel good.
Thank you

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Lovely setting for New Year Eve. Service was top notch and food was great. Make sure to ask the price of specials. We had a wee surprise at the price of the special we ordered. It was was good but we sure wouldn't have ordered it if we had known it was $75.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Here for New Year's Eve - previous reviews mentioned to sit on the second floor and I requested the second floor when I booked the reservation. However, it was a great night and A LOT of great energy outside so when we arrived, we requested - and were granted - an outside table. Great place to people watch, food was amazing and Roberto - our waiter - very attentive for such a busy night. We were with three teenagers and it was a hit. The seating was tight, but we made some friends with the table next door. Fun night!

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2016

The positive is that the outdoor atmosphere is inviting and great. Unfortunately, that is our only positive. The service was subpar and the food was not good at all. The lasagna was burnt and didn't even taste like lasagna. The bolognese dish was bland and also not really edible. The spaghetti special was greasy and unappetizing. No one in our party enjoyed their meal. We won't be returning.

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2016

Great atmosphere on Ocean Drive. Hostess was accommodating and our food was served promptly.

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2016

Food was phenomenal . We had the filet with mushroom risotto along with fettucine and seafood. Management and Wait staff were so attentive . Enjoyed the night !

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2016

great & busy location (on Ocean Drive), good Italian food (as expected) and attentive waiter

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2016

Our waiter was top. Cared for our every request and futfilled them willingliy. Food was outstanding, we orderd 3 apps, 5 entres, and 4 deserts, spaced out so we werent constantly being fed and were able to converse and enjoy each course.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2016

Very impromptu decision to have a quick dinner early and close to the hotel and was not disappointed. Fillet over risotto was superb and a very generous proportion. Service was excellent; attentive but did not feel rushed at all.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2016

Option to eat inside or outside was nice. It was clean and the atmosphere was pleasant. There was no trashy rowdy people. The food was vey good and the waiter was attentive. I'm all about excellent customer service. I would recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2016

Organized for a business dinner. Received periodic texts from restaurant point of contact.

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