The Best Italian Restaurants in Miami

The OpenTable Team

Miami is one of the nation's great cultural melting pots, which makes for a dining scene that excels in all kinds of international cuisines — and Italian food is no exception. Whether they're newcomers to the scene or long-established favorites, the best Italian restaurants in Miami present authentic, artistically plated dishes prepared with the finest local ingredients. But where do Italian cuisine connoisseurs eat out in Miami? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We used data from thousands of restaurants and OpenTable's most expert diners to determine the top spots. Some are chic spaces along world-famous Ocean Drive, others are historic venues in the Art Deco district, and many more are neighborhood spots ready to welcome hungry visitors and locals alike. We suggest booking a table at one of these Italian eateries, pronto!

Restaurants:Forte dei Marmi, Fiola Miami, Palat
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Miami Beach / South Beach, Coral Gables / Coral Way / Little Havana, Design District / Buena Vista

Forte dei Marmi

$$$$·Italian·
Miami Beach / South Beach
576 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Forte dei Marmi, which occupies a stunning circa-1938 Mediterranean revival building on Ocean Drive, takes its name from a seaside resort in Tuscany. The inspiration for its fine IRead more
89% recommended

Fiola Miami

$$$$·Italian·
Coral Gables / Coral Way / Little Havana
807 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List
Fabio Trabocchi, a chef and restaurateur from Italy's Adriatic Coast who has won the highest praise from critics throughout his international career, opened Fiola in Coral Gables iRead more
95% recommended

Palat

$$$$·Italian·
Design District / Buena Vista
315 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Palat, located steps from the Design District in Miami's Buena Vista neighborhood, specializes in seafood but presents a range of Italian classics and contemporary creations for luRead more
96% recommended

dōma

$$$$·Italian·
Wynwood / Edgewater
349 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
In a modern, light-filled space in the Wynwood art district, dōma presents a range of southern Italian classics alongside contemporary dishes with Mediterranean flavors. Certain itRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Miami / Southeast Florida

MC Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Design District / Buena Vista
540 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
At MC Kitchen, a staple of Miami's Design District since 2013, acclaimed founding chef Dena Marino creates sophisticated, modern versions of Italian classics. This includes making Read more
94% recommended
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CALL ME GABY

$$$$·Italian·
Miami Beach / South Beach
390 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Call Me Gaby, a Miami restaurant owned, operated, and inspired by women, brings a cozy and welcoming aesthetic to its rustic dining room and colorfully decorated garden space full Read more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Miami - Dade County

Macchialina Taverna Rustica

$$$$·Italian·
Miami Beach / South Beach
1,410 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
In 2013, the year Macchialina Taverna Rustica opened, Miami New Times named it the best restaurant of the year. It has since gained a solid reputation as one of the best Italian reRead more
97% recommended
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SPIGA Ristorante Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Miami Beach / South Beach
653 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
With white tablecloths, candlelight, and an inviting outdoor space, Spiga Ristorante Italiano has a romantic, special-occasion-worthy vibe. The dinner menu perfectly fits this old-Read more
97% recommended

Casa Tua

$$$$·Italian·
Miami Beach / South Beach
889 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Casa Tua, a hotel and restaurant inside a Mediterranean villa in South Beach, offers seating inside its art-filled dining room or out in the leafy garden under lantern light. A 20-Read more
84% recommended

Osteria Baiocco

$$$$·Italian·
MiMo / Upper East Side
225 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
Osteria Baiocco, part of the Milan-based Ranucci family of restaurants, opened in 2018 to immediate acclaim from critics and patrons alike. Its menu features bold and flavorful preRead more
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Cecconi's Miami Beach

$$$$·Italian·
Miami Beach / South Beach
2,483 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Cecconi's Miami Beach, one in an international chain modeled after the London original, presents fine Venetian cuisine in a glorious Soho Beach House courtyard. The space comprisesRead more
88% recommended

Via Emilia 9

$$$$·Italian·
Miami Beach / South Beach
203 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
A South Beach haven for pasta lovers, Via Emilia 9 invites diners to sit at its pasta-making station to watch chef-owner Wendy Cacciatori expertly turning out pasta by hand every dRead more
94% recommended
Italian in Miami - Dade County

Cipriani Downtown Miami

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown Miami / Miami River District
1,454 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Cipriani Downtown Miami is part of a popular international chain, yet its waterfront venue is truly unrivaled, boasting panoramic views of Biscayne Bay from its light-filled diningRead more

Sette Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Wynwood / Edgewater
181 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Sette Osteria in artsy Wynwood offers diners an enticing balance between casual and sophisticated, with an unpretentious vibe and focus on house-made pizzas and pastas. The restaurRead more
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Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Miami Beach / South Beach
1,182 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
At Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante, which is open until midnight seven days a week, chef and co-owner Pietro Vardeum presents the rustic, authentic cuisine of his Sardinian homeland. TRead more
100% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Miami / Southeast Florida

Alloy Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Downtown Miami / Miami River District
228 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Fit for Foodies
Alloy Bistro Gourmet departs from the typical cuisine of the best Italian restaurants in Miami, presenting instead a pan-Mediterranean array of Italian, French, and Tunisian dishesRead more
96% recommended
Romantic in Miami / Southeast Florida

Mercato Della Pescheria - Miami Beach

$$$$·Italian·
Miami Beach / South Beach
371 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • People Watching
An upscale and intimate spot on Espanola Way, Mercato Della Pescheria is ideal for date nights and special occasions, even if the occasion is just being in the mood for some top-noRead more
89% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Miami / Southeast Florida

Zucca

$$$$·Italian·
Coral Gables / Coral Way / Little Havana
603 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
In a chic space with showstopping living walls inside Coral Gables' historic Hotel St. Michel, Zucca Miami presents contemporary Italian cuisine. Highlights include handmade charcuRead more
96% recommended

Le Sirenuse Miami Restaurant - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Surfside
610 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
La Sirenuse at the Surf Club Miami is an homage to the luxurious Amalfi Coast hotel Le Sirenuse. The restaurant's authentic Southern Italian cuisine reflects this source of inspiraRead more
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