Macchialina Taverna Rustica

4.7
940 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Opened in 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 James Beard Semi-finalist chef MichaelPirolo's soulful 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday 6pm-11pm
Friday & Saturday 6pm-11:30pm
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Phone number
(305) 534-2124
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Pirolo
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Parking details
Metered parking on Alton & West Avenues
Self Park Garage located at 9th Street & West Avenue
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Special events & promotions
Join us for Pasta Thursday when award winning chef Michael Pirolo's handmade pasta's are $10 all night long.
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Outdoor dining

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

In addition to our regular menu there will also be a special chef's tasting menu offered.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Macchialina will be offering a special Chef's Tasting Menu only this evening. The price is $79 per person.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 940 People Are Saying
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Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience.. Great food and drinks.. Probably had the best lasagna I've ever tried

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Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real Italian food

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MG
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience for my birthday. Our server was Kelly and she was exceptional. We did the wine pairing with the tasting menu and the food was just the right amount and delicious. Wine went well with each course. Best meal I have had in a long time and I will definitely be returning.

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VC
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Best Italian food I’ve had since Rome last year. Each one of our party of four was blown away by our different menu selections...my choice of the lasagna with short ribs and taleggoo was incredibly delicious. And, the experience was made all the better thanks to a warm and friendly staff and ambiance.

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious every bite was better than the next.

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Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Music unnecessary! Food & service excellent

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EN
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Branzino was outstanding. Burrata was very fresh and substantial. Panna Cotta was average at best. Very nice selection of wines and friendly informed staff were also high points. It is tight and very loud so it was hard to have a conversation.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food takes a lot of time to be ready, even for a cold appetizer. Overpriced and plates are small.

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IM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Good cocktail and wine list. Pastas are very authentic. We had Lasagna and Spaghetti Vongole, both excellent.

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New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food. Wonderful service. Large wine selection. Only thing I'd say is that it's a bit too loud inside. Could use fabric in the decor to soak up some of the sound.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

hands down, one of the best meals we have ever had in our lives. we make it a point to come to macchialina every time we are in miami, and we urge all of our friends who visit Miami to do the same. we had the gnocco frito, polenta, beet salad, short rib lasagna, shrimp raviolini, and bread pudding, and i would recommend the same to ANYONE.

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New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!! I love that you added natural wines to the wine list. The orange Prarurar was delicious with my roast chicken and vegetables.

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Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the tasting menu and it was delicious. There is more than enough food for two people.

The difficulty with this restaurant is the noise level. One can’t carry on a conversation without shouting. It is very noisy.

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CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Italian restaurant in Miami Beach. The food and service are impeccable. Highly recommend.

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DG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Amazing Pasta Dishes ask for Martina she the best.

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KB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy environment and the food is amazing. Fantastic cocktails, wine list and homemade pasta.

Simple but elegant flavors. Wonderful desserts too...must try!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance, not your typical Italian restaurant

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

The service was poor, waited 20 minutes after we sat to order a drink! The food was very good

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Miami
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The $10 pasta is always a great deal.
The food is just right for the price.
Always enjoy this neighborhood gem.

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RS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting menu with wine pairing, the al fungi was delicious! Service was outstanding too.

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MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Supposed to be authentic italian pasta. Both pasta we had were bad, lasagna was really terrible.

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DO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great everyday dining with wonderful food - a beautiful matching wine list and staff which makes you feel right at home

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Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We had to choose between sitting outside, literally curbside on a narrow sidewalk, with heavy traffic going by on Alton Rd, or sitting inside with brutal air conditioning and unbearable noise level which prevented any kind of conversation. Not an easy choice to make. The food was very good, but unfortunately the set-up was not conducive to its enjoyment.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place was amazing. Server provided great advice on choices to pick and all of the food and drinks were delicious.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great but to noisy

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good. Service outstanding. All return for sure

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time at Macchialina. Superb food, ambiance and a lengthy variety of wines!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing spot, 10/10

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M
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

The food tasted good the service was very good however the portions are really small and it was extremely overpriced, they also charge for bread and once again extremely small portions. The portions are so small that we left and my daughter was still hungry, that’s not feeling you like to have after spending $200+ for four people not including alcohol.

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Miami
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food continues to be excellent yet a bit pricey. The noise in the dining room is unbearable if you want to have a decent conversation. Since nobody hears anybody , everybody screams all the time what makes you fee like in a noisy hang out bar.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food is nothing special. Not sure why all the buzz

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Macchialina was beyond anything I could’ve imagined. The food tasted like it was being made by Nonna. We had the polpettine, spaghetti pomodoro, spaghetti con vongole and the veal parmigiana, everything exceeded expectation. I couldn’t recommend this restaurant more! It’s a must while in Miami Beach.

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London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Amazing and authentic Italian food. We were given amazing recommendations as to what food to order and the ambience was beautiful. If you have have the privilege to get Amata as your waiter, you are in excellent hands!

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HR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, staff wonderful the best meal we had in Miami.

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1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatttttttttttttttttt

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was fabulous. We did have a 9pm reservation but we were not seated until 9:45

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best fares in Miami. Great food, great ambience, and Michael Pirolo is one of the best Italian chefs we have come across.

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1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is outstanding. Only negative is when you sit outside it smells like sewage.

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JG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great place, and neighborhood favorite. I am so happy to have found it and eaten there.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Amazing food and a romantic feel. So loud you simply can’t have a conversation though.

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