Mare Mio Restaurant

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Seafood
Our extensive menu showcases Giordano’s renowned specialties including locally caught, pristine seafood, organic meats and house made pastas.

Along with Giordano’s infamous homemade pasta (several favorites from Alta Mare can be found), “From the Farm” features bison tenderloin carpaccio, an 3-hour braised sirloin, grilled lamb chops and an 16-ounce, certified Angus prime Ribeye steak. For celebrations and large parties, e rabbit, a 7 to 8 pound suckling pig and a full rack of lamb can be ordered 24 hours in advance.

Giordano’s wine expertise shines through the wine list with boutique vineyards, bold blends and classic varietals. A full bar is available including apéritifs and digestifs and champagnes.

Daily Oyster Special: 12 Oysters and House Bottle of Wine $39.00.
Happy Hour: Children under 12 FREE Pasta (max. 2 children, pomodoro or Alfredo, with the purchase of M.C)
What 266 People Are Saying
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

g
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Maybe the worst restaurant in Mimi. My seafood grilled plate was not edible and another person in our party got sick on her plate. One good thing was the waiter was more than willing to take my plate off the bill.

LV
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Experience over all the best part was the oysters they are so fresh we could not believe! Definitely coming back when we visit Miami again

H
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent seafood

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service from Pedro!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply perfect!

F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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CP
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best. Great happy hour. Recent appetizers.
Seafood and pasta were excellent.

OT
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the wait staff very helpful

JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful meal here. The service was great and we were not rushed. We slowly ordered appetizers and this was not a problem. The food was great and very fresh. We had the mussels and clams, grouper cake, tuna and Wasabi. We had salsa dancing lessons after and this was a perfect meal. We did not feel stuffed but perfectly satisfied. I would eat here over one of the other tourist restaurants on the street.

AS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful time at Mare Mio. First - it's a great place for larger groups. They were extremely accommodating with our party of 8 (i.e. they were okay with changing our time in our reservation, adding a couple people, etc.). Second - the server was charming and efficient! Third - the food was delicious. Homemade ravioli? I think so!

M
London
30 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fish restaurant in Miami so far

NP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food. Not outstanding

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Asked for recommendations on everything we ordered, and was spot on.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Bad food, the octopus make me sick and the special occasion wasn’t special. To slow

ER
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made the reservation after reading reviews on OpenTable. They were accurate and did not disappoint! We started with a couple of drinks, that came out quickly and were well poured. We shared the Pompano (Salt Baked) as recommended and were so pleasantly surprised. We had never had that fish previously, and it was cooked wonderfully, prepared at table-side, and was light and flakey. As they are on the corner, you have your choice of sitting along the noisy side, or the quiet side depending on your preference. The service was super attentive and the owner came by a couple of times (between cooking meals) to make sure everything was to our liking... note, he checked in at each table.
Whomever had bad reviews, I can only say our experience was completely the opposite. They *do* cook whole fish as well as other preparations, and have a wide selection of other options including pastas and meats.
We will definitely go back again.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

The waiter was so kind!!!

AB
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It's great to sit on the festive street in the warm evening and eat great food. Service was very friendly and fast. From variety of dishes we ordered we likes seviche and wild mushroom ravioli the most. Planning to return to Mare Mio.

PS
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was friendly, the food was excellent and the people watching was fun.

M
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Its too pricy, its not that I wouldn't spend 70 dollars on a plate and an appetizer, it just wasn't good enough for the price and the portion. The coke syrup was 3 dollars and that just screams "tourist trap". Its not bad, its even kinda nice, but it heavily relied in its location so its just not what its worth it.

OT
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Went for lunch on sat afternoon. Only one table outside. Server was too casual. No uniform. Tennis shoes. Screaming to the kitchen that the reservation was there like if this should make a change. Dont get it.
We had tuna tartar. Taste ok but easy to see that the fish was not fresh. Also a nice salad. A grouper cake not good. Too dry.
Waiter busy on the phone. Watching videos. Not professional.
See yall soon.

A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Really great atmosphere sitting outside, if you are there for the people watching and general fun.

m
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go here every year when I bring my son. It is. great food. Very simple and fresh. Wait staff is very friendly

D
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to South Beach for over five years and this was the best meal we have had! Our waiter was great and everyone was accommodating, even when we showed up with three kids. The Lobster Fra Diavolo was great and the stone crab was also great. We will be coming back during every visit for years to come!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious Italian seafood! Fresh fish (we literally saw them carrying fish into the restaurant when we arrived) and amazing food all around. Española Way is such a cute area with several restaurants with outdoor seating on the cobblestones under string lights. My group’s favorite meal of our Miami trip!

KP
Berlin
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner in Miami South Beach during vacation week

NR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Went to the seafood place to get a whole fish and they didn’t have any... wanted to get a combo seafood and when we asked if they could replace the grilled calamari to fried they said they couldn’t. Least they could do was to accommodate this given that they didn’t have a whole fish (and this is a seafood restaurant!)

A
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The freshest fish, the nicest people!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, Great, Great!!!

Great food, great service, great ambiance...what more can you ask for?
We sat outside and enjoyed watching people as the restaurant is situated on the corner of Española Way, which is a small, cozy pedestrian mall. The food was well prepared and any New York gourmet would be quite pleased. The portions were generous and the mojitoes among the best.
Looking forward to return soon!

JS
Jackson Hole
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my husband’s birthday celebration. The service was outstanding. They made us feel special. We got the stone crab claws and they were delicious! Highly recommend!!

NR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very nice staff. The food was decent but way overpriced.

LG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Fun location but food is not very good

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Service was impeccable, however the food quality was worsened by each plate. An oyster was spoiled from a dish. The $12.00 Ceasar Salad was not fresh and the sauce was diatant from tasting as it should. The Grilled Seafood entree jumbo prawns were still with the vein, which must be removed - they were terrible. The water and the wine were served on glasses that were dried up with a smelly cloth, thus the glasses carried an unpleasant odour. The jalapeno creme brulee was 7/10. It was a Valentine's dinner and the food quality was 2/5. I will not return and will recommend there are better quality restaurants nearby. Many thanks!

d
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice place to eat, especially outdoors, in an otherwise noisy Española Way. Try to be seated around the corner, away from the hubbub. The food is very good, the service was excellent and the wine list is okay. Certainly one of the better eateries in this area of South Beach.

JE
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mare Mio is top notch 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼. I have dinner there at least once a week when in Miami and it is always seamlessly perfect. Food, service, ambiance, all is Five Stars, and you pay a very reasonable price for such deliciousness. Try the deconstructed Tiramisu, and you willbe hooked !

JW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, there was a dancing show in the aisle that was fun to watch. The food was delightful, I loved the cucumber and tomato salad!!! Would definitely go back when I’m in the area again!

D
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful meal, and the owner makes an awesome Irish Coffee!

AP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dinner with excellent service!

OT
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pretty good, fresh Italian quisine. Not too expensive overall

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The ribeye was $42 and you could have gotten it at ponderosa. Wahoo was good. Grouper so so. We don’t mind spending a lot on a meal IF IT IS GOOD. this wasn’t worth the trip.

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