Great Food! Takes over everything
The tasting menu was great and our server was so sweet
One of the best meals I’ve ever had!!! Outstanding!
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.
Macchialina is phenomenal. Excellent good in an unpretentious environment. The value is there, as is the service. This is a Miami gem.
Excelente comida! Todo muy rico y agradable!
Second visit to this little gem. Being Australian this Italian restaurant really reminds my of some of our best Italian at home.
Excellent as usual!!. Thank you.
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.
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!
Food is fabulous. Home made pasta. Great lasagna. Loved the chicken and Branzino.
Consistently great food, service, and ambience!
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.
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!
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.
Absolutely the best food wine and service. Love just doesn’t do justice to the wonderful dining experience.
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!
Great restaurant, don’t let the outside fool you.
Outstanding, best italian anywhere, not just miami
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!
Amazing food, great service.
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.
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.
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.
Great food, but we felt rushed
We Did Chef’s Choice. All courses were EXCELLENT!!
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.
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!
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.
Overpriced and small portions. The lasagne was very salty.
My birthday it’s was great
delicious green salad, lasagna, spaghetti pomodoro and tirmisu, dolcetta red wine.
can't wait to go back.
Fantastic! We will definitely be back
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.
This restaurant is ridiculously good! Great staff, sick music, delicious food!! A must if you’re in Miami.
The best Italian in Miami hands down! Will definitely be back.
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.
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.