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About Macchialina Taverna Rustica

Opened late June 2012, Macchialina Taverna, located at 820 Alton Road in the heart of South Beach's residential west side, has quickly become a favorite among critics, locals and in-the-know tourists who flock to the casual neighborhood eatery to indulge in chef/owner MichaelPirolo's rustic Italian fare. From the start, Macchialina has been racking up accolades such as a 3.5 star Excellent rating from The Miami Herald, Best Restaurant 2013 from the Miami New Times "Best Of" Edition as well as a stellar review from the same paper, Pirolo and his team at Macchialina are taking the city by storm.

820 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 6pm-11pm
Friday & Saturday 6pm-12am

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 534-2124

Website:
http://www.macchialina.com/

Parking Details:
Valet available in front of restaurant.
Metered parking on Alton & West Avenues
Self Park Garage located at 9th Street & West Avenue

Executive Chef:
Michael Pirolo

Additional:
Full Bar, Takeout

Macchialina Taverna Rustica Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
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Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Casual (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Fun (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
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Kid-friendly (2)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Hands down the best Italian restaurant in Miami Beach. The only negative is the noise level. It’s so loud it’s hard to have conversation. Quite honestly we would dine there much more often if they could bring the noise level down.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

De très bons produits, un accueil souriant et efficace, une jolie carte de vins italiens! Je recommande !

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Macchialina was amazing! We were in Miami for 5 days and it was hands down the best meal we had there. We had the tasting menu and it was the best. They weren't fazed by the fact that I'm vegetarian and made all the courses without meat. Each course was so delicious! Particular standouts were the amuse bouche (grilled bread with burrata etc.), the polenta, the beet ravioli and the branzino! Also, our waiter was great. We were there on a Monday night and the place was packed, for good reason. Deliciously memorable meal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food delicious but MUCH TO SALTY

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was amazing but ... we waited 1h45 for our table while we booked it in advance ... we were four people stuck at the bar...
The waiters though apologize after all and offer us an appetizer.

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have been wanting to go to this restaurant for a long time and I can't believe that I haven't gone before! The food is exquisite - all pastas are made in-house and are fresh and delicious. I had the tagliatelle with mushrooms, which was a simple, four-ingredient dish but the taste was not simple at all - it was complex and beautiful. I would highly recommend it to anyone. We also got the pear, rutabega and gorgonzola salad, cheese plate and fresh burrata. I would say skip the cheese plate because it is probably not worth the price - the cheeses were good but nothing to write home about! The restaurant itself is small and quaint, but definitely lively. I will definitely be going again!

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. Worthwhile price.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our first visit will not be our last. We were a bit unsure what to expect when we walked in as we thought we were going to a more "refined" restaurant. Perhaps the atmosphere was not what we expected but the food surpassed our expectations. The flavors, textures and composition were quite refined. We were surprised to see a "chef's choice" tasting menu as an option. We thought our dining experience was going to be a one time thing so we figured we might as well give it a try since we did not think we would be going back. What a magnificent surprise we had. Every item that was served was delectable, prepared perfectly and lots of it.
We can't wait to go back to try the dining experience again.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellently prepared and reasonably priced selections from owner and chef of non traditional menu items as well as great selection of cocktails. Will definitely be back when I return to Miami.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Visiting SoBe on a weekend trip with kids...very comfortable Taverna (better indoor seating than outdoor due to busy street)
Service and food were incredible, Burrata, Polenta, and Short Rib Lasagna all TDF! I'm still full 2 days later! Thank you!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Best Italian meal I've had in years. Competent and attentive staff. The homemade pasta and appetizers were mouth watering. Will return again.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is amazing. The beet mezzaluna was scrumptious, as was the cavatelli. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A really awesome dinner, truly one of the best restaurants in Miami. The atmosphere and service were great and the food is the best Italians in the city

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great little restaurant. I had picked this place because my
Gf is vegetarian and I like steaks. We were in from out of town. They had a NY Strip on the menu online, but it was not on their menu the night we went. Fairly disappointed in that but the other food was good. Just need to update online menu.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fantastic Italian food! I think you would be hard pressed to find a better dining experience if you like Italian food. We did the tasting menu and everything was delicious! Be warned though, you get a ton of food! 10/10!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent experience. Some of the best pasta I’ve ever had.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Best pasta in MIAMI- no question! Amazing food and so consistent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This place is fabulous and one that you must eat at if you haven't already been there and love authentic Italian! Great Wine Great Food and the challenge of parking is well worth it. Pay for extra parking time...... its cheap, or take an Uber. Take an Uber anyway and enjoy the wine and bar.....

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and great service!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It was the best meal I’ve EVER had!! Authentic Italian with freshly made pasta and out-of-this-world meatballs. Insanely delicious!!! 👌🏼⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

A wonderful gem of a restaurant. Pastas were delicious, great service. I would definitely recommend this comfy local spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant on Miami Beach. Everything taste fresh and taste great! Highly recommend this to anyone. Thursday night for $10 pasta night and Sunday for Pizza night!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We love this place! From Thursday night $10 pastas to Sunday pizzas (prereserve and they are Sicilian, so not a thin crust) and all everyday dining. Truly great Italian. Don't come here if you are looking for an "olive garden" type restaurant. This is much better and authentic. We live nearby and are so glad we can walk over whenever we are in town. Oh, and try their house made lemoncello and chocolate liquor... all I can say is wow!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Everything we got was amazing. Went on Thursday for $10 pasta night. Insanely great deal. Will def be back, maybe every week!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food. A NY dining experience in Miami!

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Always have a wonderful time and the food and wine is amazing. I always leave feeling more then full and amassed how much I love it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The food took about 45 minutes to arrive to the table. After that a server broke glassware on our feet. The worst part was that when the waitress brought the check it was for a certain amount and when our cards were swiped and brought back, she changes the amount. When we asked to see the original check she said she couldn't find the original one. Really bad experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great experience

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

A review of the menu offerings suggests that there is nothing exceptional about Macchialina. Nothing could be further from the truth! "Exceptional" is far too anemic an adjective to describe this rare gem. Chef Michael does not cook; rather, he creates inspired Italian food that makes you question if you have every had great Italian before!! In Chef Michael's hands ubiquitous dishes like lasagna or spaghetti pomodoro are anything but commonplace. Indeed, these creations capture your attention upon the 1st taste making you and your guests focus on how incredible the food is.

Notwithstanding, Macchialina accolades do not end with Chef Michael's inspired creations because the staff provides excellent service and creates a welcoming atmosphere where you feel at home even on your 1st visit. Further, the bartender (taking a cue from Chef Michael) creates inspired libations that simultaneously demand your attention and bring a smile to your face.

Clearly, Macchialina is an "All-Pro" veteran of the industry exhibiting a level of skill and sophistication that is 2nd to none. While a foundation of exceptional skill and sophistication often manifests into pretentious exclusivity, Macchialina's foundation supports an unassuming and welcoming environment equally suited for the most demanding foodie or the casual dinner looking for an outstanding dining experience.

In sum, Macchialina provides a transformative dining experience by creating a refuge from life's trials and tribulations allowing you (if only for a few hours) to enjoy a great meal with the ones you love.

Devand Sukhdeo

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The pasta is made in house therefore any dish you are you will live. Service is fantastic

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic! After reading up on other diners' positive reviews and seeing that the chef was a James Beard finalist we decided to try this restaurant during our girls trip to Miami. What a great find! Seemed like more of a locals place than a tourist hangout. The food and service was EXCELLENT! The shortrib lasagna may be the best pasta dish I've ever had! The pasta is all homemade and melted in your mouth. Everything we ordered was delicious and fresh. We even got to meet and snap a photo with Chef Pirolo who happened to pop out for a minute. He was very kind and gracious to us. Our waitress was a lovely woman from the Czech Republic who was attentive and helpful. The ONLY negative thing I could say about this place was that the lighting is way too dark and you cannot read the menus at all--maybe add a little more light in the place and it's perfect!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Hands down best italian in miami!!
Please chef bring back the razor clams spaghetti!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Poor service, long waits for everything and no assigned server. Plus they ran out of food items since they took so long to seat us.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excelent service and amazing food!

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Everything was delicious! We had the snap pea salad, chanterelle mushroom salad, sausage and polenta, cavatelli pasta, and fungi pasta- all were amazing! Dessert was zeppoles and panda cotta. Highly recommend this place!

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Everything is good but It is not possible to enjoy the food as the tables are very close from each other and the level of noise incredible high It hurts your ears and unless yealing to each other you cannot have a conversation
No pleasure for sure

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My FAVORITE restaurant on Miami Beach. Skip the flamboyant places on South Beach and go to this neighborhood place that's small enough to feel cozy but has an exquisite menu that makes every bite fill you with awe.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The service was pleasant and friendly. The food was excellent. We live out of town but will definitely dine here again on our future visits to Miami.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 29, 2017

One of the best spots in Miami. Nuff said

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 (London)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Very friendly service. Dined with my children who loved the meatballs, which are a family recipe. Food was delicious, would highly recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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