The Best Italian Restaurants in Miami

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!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Forte dei Marmi, Fiola Miami, Palat
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:South Beach, Coral Gables, Buena Vista
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Forte dei Marmi

$$$$·Italian·
South Beach
901 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 Italian cuisine comes...

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Italian in Miami Beach
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Fiola Miami

$$$$·Italian·
Coral Gables
1,360 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 in 2018. The pricey, ...

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Best Ambiance in Miami
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Palat

$$$$·Italian·
Buena Vista
556 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

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 lunch, brunch, and din...

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Romantic in Downtown Areas

dōma

$$$$·Italian·
Wynwood
723 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

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 items are a showcase o...

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Italian in Miami - Dade
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MC Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Buena Vista
684 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Business Meals

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 fresh pastas, cheese...

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Great for Lunch in Downtown Areas
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CALL ME GABY

$$$$·Italian·
South Beach
741 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

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 of flowers. The rest...

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Macchialina

$$$$·Italian·
South Beach
1,412 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

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 restaurants in Miami. ...

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SPIGA Ristorante Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
South Beach
736 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries

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-school atmosphere, s...

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Notable Wine List in Miami - Dade

Casa Tua

$$$$·Italian·
South Beach
1,192 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-seat chef's table ad...

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Best Ambiance in Miami - Dade
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Osteria del Mare

$$$$·Italian·
MiMo / Upper East Side
284 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 preparations by chef Ma...

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Best Food in Downtown Areas
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Cecconi's Miami Beach

$$$$·Italian·
South Beach
2,951 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 comprises a glossy indoor din...

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Most Booked in Miami Beach
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Via Emilia 9

$$$$·Italian·
South Beach
324 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic

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 day. In addition to a...

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Cipriani Downtown Miami

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown Miami
1,650 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront

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 dining room. The restauran...

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Scenic View in Downtown Areas
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Sette Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Wynwood
189 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 restaurant presents weekend...

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Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
South Beach
1,336 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

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. This includes house-m...

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Fit for Foodies in Miami Beach
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Alloy Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Downtown Miami
304 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

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 dishes. Notable items incl...

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Mercato Della Pescheria - Miami Beach

$$$$·Italian·
South Beach
637 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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-notch pasta and seafoo...

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Zucca

$$$$·Italian·
Coral Gables
1,048 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

In a chic space with showstopping living walls inside Coral Gables' historic Hotel St. Michel, Zucca Miami presents contemporary Italian cuisine. Highlights include handmade charcuterie, pastas, and f...

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Best Ambiance in Miami
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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 inspiration, as does its st...

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