Macchialina Taverna Rustica
Amazing Italian restaurant ... everything was wonderful .. !! It’s a small restaurant but nice atmosphere . The tables outside and out of umbrella I don’t recommend
Overall it’s outstanding . It’s a real Italian restaurant
Anytime I visit from Naples, this place is a must visit. From the minute you walk in, it is welcoming with terrific food. Will repeat
My favorite restaurant where I go every week with my friends the best lasagna the best pasta
This is the third time I experience a salty pasta at Macchialina. Yes, I gave them another try because I usually enjoy the food, the ambience, the people, but I believe the Pasta Thursday event is not the best day to go there, especially if you want to introduce the restaurant to someone else, which was my case who had my mom visiting.
If there were 6 stars I’d give them 7 in all categories
Best Italian food on South Beach🏖I highly recommend this restaurant 🎆
The experience was not as great as we were hoping, as we had to wait 50 minutes for an indoor table even though we had a reservation. Outside seating faces over a noisy boulevard, so not pleasant. The homemade pasta was delicious, but a bit salty. Portions could be slightly bigger.
Awesome food and service & great neighborhood small spot! Wife and I with in-laws started with some cocktails and then a bottle of Curto “La Foia” 2010 Barolo and the meat & cheese board with interesting puffed bread squares things with a "Caesar salad", which was nothing like a caesar that I have ever had...you have to try that, then pasta course of tagliatelle with abalone mushrooms and the most wonderful cheesy lasagna, then a meat course of veal scaloppine. For desert decaf espresso and flan with berries and bread pudding. Magnifico!
Charming Italian tavern on Alton Rd, good for casual or romantic nights, attentive staff, and authentic italian food. Very busy Fridays and Saturdays so make sure to do reservation. Great wine options but not cheap.
Best Italian in South Florida! The tasting menu is an absolute must.
Phenomenal is best word to describe this place. It has some of the best food I've had -- period. Also sports amazing outdoor seating that is romantic and comfortable. This is a single restaurant (not part of a group) but it runs brilliantly and efficiently. The Greek sampler, the chicken kabobs, the little dumpling dish on special -- all of it fantastic. Desserts, while traditionally Greek, are executed to perfect and a world away from typical baklava. And, best of all, it's not crazy pricey or stuffy. Come casual and get ready for an amazing experience.
I’ve been there a few times and can tell that Alexandra is by far the nicest server! Brought us 3 options of wine to taste and also helped by the hostess moved us inside as soon as a table got available! (It was freezing outside, heaters were missed)
Another spectacular dinner here. Come here on vacation every year and make a point of eating at Macchialina. It’s the best Italian in South Beach and love the intimate atmosphere. Never disappoints.
Absolutely splendid!!! Great staff as well. Reservation was great but not always needed.
Food was fantastic, server was friendly and very good. The restaurant had great energy while being cozy. Definitely would go again.
Veal was tuff. And pasta had to much tomato sauce. Not great quality
Wonderful. Food is excellent. A dining experience
The best lasagna I have ever had in my life. Awesome vibe in a smaller restaurant. Great experience!
Started great but service abandoned us at the end. Polenta and burrata with prosciutto appetizer awesome. Lasagna tasty but dish was a little cold...
The best Italian food I have eve had. Our waitress was perfect, as was all of the staff.
Unique and not to be matched menu. The best meal I ever remember, including their own liqueur made there.
However, we were seated outside for a table for two at 7 PM.
The tables on right on the sidewalk where pedestrian traffic is part of your dinner.
Seating is not under any awning or anything that separates diners from other people on the street.
Furthermore, the auto traffic was extremely heavy, stop-and-go with buses and trucks of all kinds stopping outside and looking at your food.
This was very noisy and distracting. Around 8:30 is slowed down, so that we could hear each other talking.
Mpravo guys. Excellent food Skillful staff that managed carefully and politely all these people arriving same time
Food was fantastic and our service girl was very very good
We had a great time there. Dont miss it
Amazing! Everything was wonderful. Best lasagna we’ve ever had.
FANTASTIC SERVICE AND MENU!!
We came from out of town and found this place as a very highly regarded and recommended restaurant for Italian dining in Miami Beach! I booked a reservation quite early in advance with no problem but make sure you reserve seats! Very popular, especially on Pasta Thursday’s - $10 pasta on Thursday evenings! Fantastic selection of the pasta specials, others, as well as the whole menu!
Our waitress was fantastic and the whole staff was very attentive and nice. I ordered the cheese plate to split, cacio e pepe and the zeppole for dessert! At first they thought they were out the zeppole but she asked the chef if it was possible to make it for me- so nice!
Would definitely dine here again and suggest it to others.
Very nice place and food. The service esa ok
I would go back many times and eat there, just never again on New Year’s Eve. We had a 9:45 pm reservation and waited 1 hour for our table. It was too crowded. I think they took too many reservations and kind of collapsed.
Once we were seated everything ran smoothly. The prix fixed special menu was amazing specially the creamy polenta which I wanted a bowl just for me!! It would have been a perfect evening if they had planned better the time between servings.
Fabulous NYE Tasting Menu!
I discovered Macchialina when it first opened and was not surprised to learn that it is now a “happening” scene, filled with people engaged and delighted by superb Italian fare and an outstanding wait staff.
The New Years Eve menu was excellent, small bites made to share, beginning with tuna, polenta and scallops, meatballs, pasta with truffles and a choice of Osso Bucco or branzino...each prepared to perfection. The dessert was heavenly, a panna cota with strawberries. Such meals can leave you with that “ stuffed” feeling, but not this One! Everything was “ just right.”
The one drawback in writing this review is that it will be harder to get a reservation next time.
I didn't know they had sidewalk seating, unfortunately I was stuck with that, the wait for indoors was 1 hour, I couldn't wait.. But food was good.
We visit Macchialina regularly and decided to spend New Years at our favorite Miami restaurant. I have never been disappointed with the restaurant until now. After making a reservation we were still asked to wait over 45 min for a table and ended up sitting in a less desirable area to avoid waiting more time. The portions on the chefs tasting menu were embarrassing. While we usually leave this restaurant satisfied, we had to eat at a secondary restaurant after dinner to tame our appetites. Hopefully we can forgive, but I would disingenuous if I didn’t warn people that on Set Chef Menus, you will pay money and leave this restaurant hungry.
We are here New Years Eve. They had a pre fixed menu and everything was excellent.
We were in town for New Year’s Eve from Virginia. While we enjoyed the restaurant and food, very disappointed they waited until the day before to let us know they were having a pre-set menu.
That said, we enjoyed it and would certainly return again. The staff was wonderful and the food very good.
We loved the flavor of the food, as well as the special menu for New Year's Eve. However, nowhere on the menu did it say that it was going to be served family-style. The portions were extremely underwhelming -- which is so disappointing because this is one of our favorite restaurants. Hope next year is better.
Amazing meal. The service was outrageously friendly from the moment we arrived. The food was delicious (don’t miss the cavatelli). One of the more enjoyable meals I’ve had in South Beach.
Absolutely always delicious. Sharing is best so you can try more dishes
The polenta and lasagna are a favourite. Also love the tiramisu
Best meal on miami - wonderful food and wait staff was knowledgeable and so on point with suggest!
Wonderful experience. We did eat outside, which is sidewalk seating - so be prepared for street noise. Server was wonderful and attentive. Food timing was spot on. We had baby beet salads, short rib lasagna, and mushroom pasta - all wonder and perfect portions. Also, did an infused grappa flight which was fabulous! Only build - add a non-dairy dessert option.
Would definitely go back - loved it!
Wonderful service and amazing food. Doesn’t get better than this for wonderful Italian food almost anywhere.
Best Japanese in South Beach. Cool, low key vibe, beautiful outdoor patio
$10 pasta Thursdays! What is not to love! The food was exceptional
Food is superb but the only issue is the restaurant is very small and you can wait a while even with reservations