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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Macchialina is offering a special 4 course Chef's Tasting Menu for Valentines day. Our ala carte menu will not be available on Feb. 14th.

Macchialina Taverna Rustica Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (35)
Good for a Date (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
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Cozy (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Casual (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Fun (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Romantic (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Business Meals (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 5 days ago

Tasting menu was fantastic
Our server was very good also

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

With a reservation we were told we would have to wait for at least 45 minutes for a table inside. We had to sit outside on the sidewalk....very chilly windy night. When we questioned why our reservation was not honored, we were told with attitude that our reservation gave us a table but didn’t specify inside!! Very rude and unacceptable!!

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food is good but very, very pricey ($200 for dinner for 3 with their cheapest bottle of wine, no dessert or coffee). Service is not great. They clearly need more servers. Worst of all the noise level is through the roof. No sound proofing making it a shoutfest to have a conversation with your dining companions. Won’t go back.

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Innovative and delicious food. Wonderful combinations that surprise. Terrific attentive and pleasant servers. Lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful meal. Best Italian food outside of Italy. We will certainly look forward to coming back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Have been here several times. A midscale price authentic Italian restaurant on busy Alton Blvd. Even though it is owned by the Pub Belly group, it maintains its own italian feel. The cheeses are excellent. I don't think there is any better burrata anywhere. The homemade bread is great and recently had the Veal Parmesan which was perfect, great sauce and great but not overwhelmed with cheese

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun
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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Outstanding food. Good service. Altogether creative and authentic. Please put sound absorbing ceiling treatment/tiles ... way too loud...this is the only criticism I have.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a great time there. Crowded and noisy but fun. Food was great.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was amazing, just plain amazing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Make reservations and just go! Pasta dishes are superb.... and last time we went shared dessert.... swoon worthy bread pudding and panna cotta.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great find in South Beach. Loved this place. Amazing pasta dishes and be sure to have their polenta appetizer. As our server said “ it will change your life.” Pasta dishes perfectly prepared and the fish special was fantastic. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food is amazing. Best pasta in town. Random to recommend chicken but highly recommend the chicken. Truthfully everything is great

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Fun
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

The food was beautiful and the staff so welcoming and generous. Restaurant has a lovely lively but not loud vibe. Really well crafted tasting menu and the branzino was probably the best fish preparation I have ever had!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Unfortunately Macchialina didn't nearly live up to expectations. While the pasta dishes were well prepared, the accompaniments were not up to par. In fact, the shrimp in one of our dishes was inedible.

This was a fair, but hardly outstanding, dining experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy
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food3
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food is very good here, my only complaint was we ordered cocktails and never to my visits to this restaurant did they charge Rocks, Neat , and additions. Usually cocktails are straight charge up for premium vodka!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Terrific experience. We have wanted to try Macchialina for awhile and certainly not disappointed. The food was superb, ambiance and service were great. A bit pricey but overall worth it. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Amazing pasta, transported me to Tuscany! Thursday late dinner 10-dollar pasta special, unbeatable.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 4, 2018

One of the best places in Miami with some of the best Pasta in the world. Can't go wrong!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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food5
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 3, 2018

second time here. food was memorable. at first we felt a bit rushed, but once staff got the clue the pace was perfect. every dish was unique and delicious. The venue is small, so I strongly recommend reservations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This is as good as it gets. The food is outstanding and the staff including the owners (the chef and his sister) are exceptional.

I highly recommend this restaurant as an alternative to the typical Miami food experience.

Enjoy!

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 (London)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Amazing service and the most delicious food.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food here is unbelievable. One of the best Italian meals I’ve ever had.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Best pasta ever and a favorite meal while in Miami. Very loud, yet still a cozy atmosphere. Service was good, but it’s a very drawn out meal so plan on making it an experience or event.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Such a cool place, it’s small and cozy. The food is fresh and the polenta is the best I have ever had and I am Italian. It melts in your mouth, we had seconds after we finished our whole meal because it was so good. The waitress was great and the service was very good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and excellent service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

AMAZING! I would strongly recommend this restaurant to everyone! YUM!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious handmade pastas! Fantastic deal on Thursdays - most of their pastas are $10. Gnocco Fritto and Buratta were excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Romantic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great fresh pasta! Great place

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food at Macchialina is good but we felt rushed to the point that it made the entire experience extremely disappointing. Trying to turn tables in an hour is not conducive to a gracious Italian dinner. Perhaps allowing more time between reservations would solve the problem.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food, a bit expensive. Nice atmosphere inside. Nor so nice outside...

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food is good and hardy.. The pastas are excellent. Cannot beat a $10 pasta special on Thursdays. The service is very friendly and efficient. There is a lot of vibe going on here. The place is small and cozy, so if a mom shows up with small kids, be prepared to enjoy the happy or not so happy shouts of her entourage. The sound is sure to carry and everyone must participate

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Fantastic meal! Burrata starter and Lasgna (not over- portioned) we amazing. Also great staff service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food is absolutely amazing!!! I would definitely come back and recommend to everyone who loves Italian food!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Delicious food, everything tastes so good. Everyone at the restaurant is very proffesional and nice. Jennifer, the owner is a very special person. She always welcomes you like you were family.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Highly recommended and definitely lived up to the hype.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Pasta is homemade with great flavor. $10 pasta dishes in Thursday. Recommend reservations to limit wait time. Service is fantastic

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

As always, the best food and best staff.!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Impressed......every time I go.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The pasta at Machialina is so good and comforting!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 9, 2017

absolutely fabulous

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