Macchialina Taverna Rustica
We had to wait 35 minutes for our table which we had booked in advance; hostess claimed that as a policy they could not ask guests to leave a table (but they appeared to be friends). Hostess offered one free dessert as a result. The food was above average. It was busy so the service was scattered. Ambience was great and mixed young crowd.
Food was amazing! Service was lacking in that we felt very rushed and waitress working at a frantic pace. The restaurant was almost too loud and would have preferred to be sitting outside for some quiet.
The food is delicious! The portions are on the small side.
Excellent food! Best Italian I’ve ever had!!!
Amazing pastas, great cocktails and wines and very nice interior design. A great place & great atmosphere !
Best past I've ever had (I'm 60). Very loud inside. Outside is not the best view either. But, the food is worth it.
The restaurant is comfortable and attractive. Our server was friendly, efficient and offered great suggestions since it was our first visit. The food was absolutely outstanding using unusual ingredient and flavor combinations.
Excellent food. Entree serving sizes were fairly disappointing for the price of the dish.
Warm hospitality and awesome cooking. Fantastic server. Superb wine list.
Solid, just solid menu. Really unique options. Well prepared. Service exceptional. A little expensive for off Collins ave but the food delivers
The service was outstanding! We did the tasting menu and it was absolutely worth it! Not a dish we didn’t like!
Talented chef and food that really shines. Perfectly seasoned,perfectly cooked there was nothing that was less than very very good. Great spot if you want to get aware from the touristy crowd but stay in south beach.
Everything was exceptional except that it was Friday night and we felt rushed and pressure to hurry through dinner because restaurant is very small and they needed to turn tables! :(
Great staff and consistently good food. A real high quality eating establishment in a sea of Miami/Sobe pretenders.
Excellent food, ambiance and service
Great restaurant with good selection of appetizer, pasta and entrees. Good wine and great cocktails. Lovely cosy atmosphere and loved the food.
Beet salad, Burrata salad and the homemade puffy bread warm and delicious. Highly recommend the homemade pasta dishes, which were great but a little salty and pricey but well worth it.
Best italian restaurant, the food is delicious. Only one thing, we booked at 8:30pm we where on time but we had a table at 9:10pm...
One of the best Italian dinners ever
Great food and wait staff. Very knowledgeable. A very good selection of Italian wines.
An exciting menu nicely prepared. Portions are sensible and a varied wine list. Our server was very attentive without being intrusive. Nice night out.
Amazing food! Homemade pasta dishes were delicious! The broccolini appetizer was very different and tasted so good! Our best meal in south beach!
I did not think this restaurant deserved it’s high recommendation on Open Table. I ordered veal Milanese a classic Italian dish that was very over cooked . They offered to replace but my companion was finished so I declined. They did comp that dish. The tiramisu was excellent. The pasta was so do. Very loud and crowded.d
Amazing experience! Great food and ambiance!!!
This was hands down one if the best food experiences I've had, definitely the best I've had since I moved to Florida. The food was absolutely incredible! I can eat the creamy polenta for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The staff was very friendly, but it was busy so it did take a few minutes for them to get to our table. Because of the amount of people in such a small space it was also rather loud. That aside, I would travel to Miami Beach again specifically so that I can have another dinner at Macchialina! Thank you for such an excellent dinner!
If you like Italian cuisine, go here. It is located on a not particularly nice street not really near the beach. Decor is renovated storefront. But, who cares. The food is outstanding (Cavatelli Ragu, Short Rib Lasagna especially). Quite casual, despite the patrons arriving in everything from shorts to couture. Service is knowledgable and friendly. Value is excellent given the food quality.
Really enjoyed this small restaurant. It seems to be more of a local place with a nice welcoming atmosphere. The food was excellent but portions are a little large. We ordered the meet and cheese platter which is very nice and served with outstanding and addictive puffy bread, and really couldn’t finish much of our second course (pasta and absolutely delicious broccolini in a Caesar style dressing with a runny egg). The wine by the glass selection is small and mainly Italian selections that are quite good and not typical. I really loved this place and will definitely be back the next time I’m in the area.
pasta it's ok , not that bad, not that good, nothing out of this world !
bread is so bad!
If you are looking for authentic Italian food where perfect dishes come along with outstanding service then you should absolutely visit this restaurant! It’s always a pleasure to come to Macchialina.
We've been now 3 times and tried most of the menu. Everything was equally delicious and the service is excellent.
It's our favorite place in Miami.
Awesome as always
The food was excellent. We started with the ensalada mista, followed by the cavatelli with meatballs. Finished with the tiramisu. Portions we're good. Service was great. The tables are close together, so, depending on who is next to you, it can be loud.
An absolute gem. Authentic owned by folks with Italian heritage. Very welcoming and outstanding service and food. I thought the flights of Amari was an excellent idea that I have not seen before allowed me to try something new. Also excellent wine list with plenty of half bottles available. I am telling everyone I know about this place it’s a must when in South Beach.
Really tastey meal full of locals, ootion to eat outside or inside. Great wine list too. We will definitely go back.
Awesome meal and experience. Highly recommend!!! Polenta is a must. Everything is insanely delicious.
Restaurant is a bit too small, music was a little too loud. Other than that, awesome food, great service, great restaurant
Thought it was overpriced, especially later when I realised they had charged me $40 too much for my wine.
Had the specialty of the house the short rib lasagna and neither my wife or I bothered to finish it, perhaps it was a bad night, I hope so!
Great pasta - but on pasta Thursday the service is incredibly slow. The $10 pasta plates are small so you need more than one a person, and have to wait around 45 mins for the plate of pasta. Probably better on a normal night with Normal service.
Great food, great service - pastatuesday appears to be famous in south beach
Quite noisy, like any restaurant anywhere in the world that is full of Americans ... :)
Everything was amazing. From the hostess greeting to the dessert we were treated impecable. You totally should order the brocolini a la ceasar, the lasagna, the truffle pasta and the vanilla Pana Cotta among other things. I'll definitely go back!