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Macchialina Taverna Rustica

4.6
742 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Cozy
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
Valet available in front of restaurant.
Metered parking on Alton & West Avenues
Self Park Garage located at 9th Street & West Avenue
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Outdoor dining
What 742 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 hours ago

Great Food! Takes over everything

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The tasting menu was great and our server was so sweet

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

One of the best meals I’ve ever had!!! Outstanding!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Had a fantastic meal. Serve was spot on and waitress was highly knowledgeable about food and wine . Did the tasting menu which was served family style. This was perfect for allowed each of us at the table to try everything but also allowed picky eater not be stuck with something she did not eat. ( she actually ate everything) . Portion size was perfect. The meal included classic dishes ( pomodoro) done extremely well and more innovative dishes that were great to discover (beet mezzaluna). The atmosphere was relaxed with neighborhood feel. You will have to remind yourself you are in south beach.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Macchialina is phenomenal. Excellent good in an unpretentious environment. The value is there, as is the service. This is a Miami gem.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excelente comida! Todo muy rico y agradable!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Second visit to this little gem. Being Australian this Italian restaurant really reminds my of some of our best Italian at home.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent as usual!!. Thank you.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

First off food is outstanding, no denying that. Our service was simply awful. We had a two and half hour dinner and had made a reservation, this seems reasonable but the server couldn’t get us out of there fast enough and his rushing us really detracted from the meal. We were catching up with friends we hadn’t seen in a long time, ordered cocktails, appetizers, entrees, a nice wine, and coffees. The bill was substantial and we shouldn’t have been rushed, it’s not like we came in and ordered waters and split a couple entrees. A meal of this length seemed perfectly reasonable to all of us. We were enjoying our cocktails and appetizers when the server insisted we order our mains as the kitchen would get busy later, so we ordered. The mains took forever which considerably slowed our meal but the food was all outstanding. We enjoyed our coffees and the bill was dropped off without us asking but we still promptly paid it. While we were still visiting and the plates had all been cleared the hostess then came and removed all our napkins, actually pulling mine out from under my arm. The server then came and removed the bill while staring at us and actually had cutlery on his tray to start setting the table for the next guests. At least simply tell us you need the table, we are reasonable people, but to basically start cleaning and setting the table around us was simply ridiculous. I wouldn’t return based on the service and how they rushed our meal.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was out of the world. Perfectly cooked handmade pasta and simple, but flavorfully complex sauces. The burrata is melt in your mouth wonderful. We'd definitely go back again and again if we lived in Miami!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food is fabulous. Home made pasta. Great lasagna. Loved the chicken and Branzino.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Consistently great food, service, and ambience!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

There is good Italian and there is great Italian. This was great. We had the chef five plate special. Worth every penny. Your soul will be restless for all eternity if you do not dine at this place.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The entire staff is fully engaged and worked as a team. Excellent Negroni at the bar authentic- excellent italian food, excellent service and prices were much lower than expected for the experience. This is a real find!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The best pasta I’ve ever had. The atmosphere amazing. It was perfect. We’re from New Orleans, visiting Miami, and made a point to visit my favorite Miami restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Absolutely the best food wine and service. Love just doesn’t do justice to the wonderful dining experience.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Recommended by a friend while visiting Miami. Made reservations on a Thursday, which was lucky for us because it was $10 pasta day! All pastas for $10, originally around $27. All pasta is homemade, and each individual plate delivered to your table immediately after preparation. I ordered the pasta with a mushroom sauce (forgot the name)- very tasty. My husband wanted the clam, crab and shrimp pasta, but because of $10 pasta, they only offered pasta with clams on that day, but it was really tasty! Full of fresh clams and seasoned well. I ordered a drink, amaretto sour, that was just "OK", was served in a "tiny" glass and cost $16- not worth the cost. Also, the cost of bread for your meal was $2.00.- why not offer bread without a charge? All in all, a very nice dining experience!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great restaurant, don’t let the outside fool you.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding, best italian anywhere, not just miami

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Warm and cozy atmosphere with outstanding cuisine and excellent staff. Love this neighborhood spot! Everything is prepared with high quality ingredients and care. The food is delish and the environment is welcoming and familiar. We had not been in a while, the new menu (it rotates) is fantastic as always and our favorite is still the polenta dish, its a must! Fish was great and the fresh greens sauce was amazing. Great wine selection. This is a place where you want to linger and enjoy the night. :-) Thank you for an excellent meal and welcoming & friendly service!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Amazing food, great service.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We live in the NE but visit South FL at least once a year. We always have a meal at Machialena. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere relaxed and the service is reliably good. We also enjoy the wine selection.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Had a reservation and got the LAST table outside. No overhead coverage, practically in the parking lot. Felt isolated but we tried to make the best of it.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

A+ as always. Macchialina serves up the freshest, most decadent homemade pasta in all of Miami. Everything is always made with love and care and of course, absolutely delicious . Cocktails and wine list are also out-of-this-world superb.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food, but we felt rushed

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We Did Chef’s Choice. All courses were EXCELLENT!!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food was delicious. Homemade puff bread was so tasty. Organize chicken was very flavorful. Homemade pastas were amazing. They were great with our food allergies.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Husband and I went for a dinner date while in Miami. Service was awesome and ambiance was sort of like a speak easy. We had prosecco, creamy polenta with bread, lamb shank pasta and macchialina entree with meatballs. Soooooo good from start to finish!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent local restaurant with sophisticated cuisine. We usually sit outside because the music is too loud inside which is a pet peeve about Miami Beach restaurants. Adults like to talk, not yell over the music.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Overpriced and small portions. The lasagne was very salty.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My birthday it’s was great

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

delicious green salad, lasagna, spaghetti pomodoro and tirmisu, dolcetta red wine.
can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Fantastic! We will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

First time dining here. The reviews are right. It is a “local place” with a relaxed and casual atmosphere. The food was excellent—fresh pastas, each dish perfectly prepared. The service was friendly and excellent. I will return when next in South Beach. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This restaurant is ridiculously good! Great staff, sick music, delicious food!! A must if you’re in Miami.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The best Italian in Miami hands down! Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The rustic ambiance created a comfortable, warm environment. We ordered the tasting menu and each course was better than the next and the serving sizes were perfect. The only negative was that because it's a fairly small place, it got a little loud once the tables filled out.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent food, a little pricey for such a casual place, but still worth it. Try the polenta . Its one of the best I've ever tried. The Branzino was superb too. The staff was great too. I will keep in my favorites list.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Birthday celebration

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