Osteria Del Teatro

4.5
545 reviews
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Italian
Osteria Del Teatro is a fine dining Northern Italian restaurant with lots of Seafood influence. We have been in business for almost 30 years. We are the oldest Italian restaurant in South Beach. We offer a very extensive menu with Homemade Pastas, Breads and Deserts. One of the reasons we have been so successful is that we only use the freshest and best products available. The other is that we provide excellent service. It is important that our customers feel at home when they enter our restaurant, Hence all our "Regulars". Look forward to you joining us and becoming one too.
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Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Not the same as before when they were at old location. I probably will not return

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Berlin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Jefe de sala muy simpático, servicio eficiente aunque olvidaron el pan. Las ensaladas son ridículamente pequeñas y poco elaboradas para su precio. La pasta muy buena, pero a precio desorbitado. Tal vez sea la tónica en la zona Southbeach...
Buenos postres muy tradicionales y trato agradable. La cuenta elevada, probablemente al nivel de los restaurantes de la zona. En general, la experiencia fue agradable, el servicio ayuda a que así sea

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p
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting accompanied by excellent food!

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JL
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a pleasure to dine at Osteria Del Teatro! The food was delicious and the service excellent. We were a table of 4- each ordered different main courses and all were outstanding. We all plan to return....

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AJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always best quality and originality.
Been visiting this great restaurant over twenty years and never a less than outstanding experience.

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DG
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommended this restaurant. The food was delicious, authentic Italian. The service was exceptional!

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely! From the food to the service, we had a great meal and experience here.

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C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.
We always come here when in Miami. Ask for abalcony table.

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JH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible service. Waited 45 min at least for food that never came out. Left it was that bad.

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KL
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Second time at this restaurant in a week. Such a difference! Oh, not in the food, which was very good. However, we waited an hour, at least, for our dinner. Water glasses not refilled. Waiter came by once after about 1/2 hour to say food would be soon. We spoke to manager. He said he could not refuse long time customer who wanted table for 15-20. We were seated after them, causing delay. Also, noise level was extremely high. Hard to have conversation. We were going to sit outside until customer asked waitress for ashtray, so smoking would be problem.

Manager kindly comped us desserts and after dinner drink.

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AA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely OUTSTANDING service and food! Felt like royalty while dining and we will be returning next time we go to Miami. Just WOW!!!

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KL
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food tasted excellent. Wonderful experience. Enjoyed so much we are bringing friends back tomorrow night!

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RF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite Miami Beach restaurant!

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k
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have dined here several times over the last few years and the atmosphere is always great in a good setting. The food is well prepared and the portion sizes are on the larger size which many appreciate. Our last visit came on a rainy night so the restaurant was jam packed as everyone was eating local. Despite the crowd it didn't take too long for our reserved table to be ready. The wait staff were incredibly busy but did well to serve each table patiently and professionally.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great meal with my wife on vacation. It was raining so we ate inside. I had pasta with lobster, wife had pasta with crab... both were outstanding! We also had a couple great apps. The bread was average but everything else about meal was outstanding. The staff hustles, probably could use another server or two but you could tell they all hustled. The owner (I am assuming) checked on all the patrons to make sure they enjoyed meal, which is always a good touch. I look forward to coming back the next time I am in South Beach!

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London
85 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our second time at Osteria Del Teatro, a very good Italian restaurant just one block away from South Beach's Ocean Drive. Last time we sat outside on the raised terrace at the front of the restaurant. This time, the weather was not so good, so it was inside. Again loved the great Italian food - perfectly cooked pastas and sauces. Just a little odd that for a restaurant that is relatively up-market, there were two TV screens - one with pets and people doing the oddest things, and one with Guys & Dolls. Both on silent, but with sub-titles, so not really that intrusive, but still odd for a restaurant where the service, food and vibe is otherwise so good. Of course, we'll go again - but fingers crossed for better weather to enjoy that outside terrace again!

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SS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I must stop when you’re in South Beach. All very fresh ingredients with an excellent menu and very knowledgeable staff. Come back to Miami every year and it’s a must stop on my trip.

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m
New York Area
212 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

we love this restaurant for service ambiance, etc...

We think they should should throw their old menu out. Serve only specials to the highest quality & maybe a few classics but with all the choices they have nothing is prepared that great. Less choices forces chef & staff to focus on flavor & excellence.

our meal was just ok, for foodies this was disappointing

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s
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has been in Miami Beach for many years for good reasons - excellent food and excellent service. Although a bit on the expensive side, they offer a significant number of pastas and specials. The eggplant appetizer was excellent as were the Osso bucco and porcini mushroom truffle pasta specials. The salmon was grilled nicely and the black squid ink pasta with curry sauce is a nice change from the standard dishes. Our server was experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Overall we had an enjoyable and not rushed dinner. Would highly recommend.

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RM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos was our server and he was outstanding, we are coming again, the food was delicious the ambiance, highly recommended.

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RS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Third time dinning but this was first time at this location as previous two experiences at former location.

The former location was small quaint and felt more special.

Food was good. Wife got a pasta dish that she said was tasty and serving looked filling. I ordered shrimp scampi style and was 3 shrimp that lacked is scampi seasonings, sides portions ex. green beans were very small. I left hungry.

Taste was good. I'll order a spaghetti or pasta dish next time.

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BF
Philadelphia
158 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent cuisine — pasta, veal dishes (parm, Ossip bucco) were very good. Ambience a little tight, might be in need of an upgrade, as do the bread offerings. Good experience overall.

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricy, but outstanding! We will return.

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s
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently great food with perfect service, not too much and not too little
Order specials of the day for "wow" effect

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J
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & great staff!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Muy buen servicio y la comida muy buena como siempre. Solo una recomendación, cuando el plato es grande de noche avisar porque puede ser mucho y caer pesado y no disfrutarlo

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GA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Outstanding pasta and the owner is a gem. Staff was a bit curt sometimes. We were surprised at the interior, looks like it needs updating from the 1980's. This is not a restaurant where there is much of a 'scene' - clientele appeared to be older. Starters were expensive for what they were and disappointing. If I am in Miami and go to this restaurant again would stick to some of the basic pastas to keep the price down. The restaurant has been around for 30+ years and the pasta is the reason why.

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B
Raleigh
47 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Italian restaurant in south beach was again exceptional. The new location is impressive. Our waiter was very attentive making fabulous recommendations. Appetizers of foie gras and lobster stack salad were perfect. Entrees of veal chop, snapper, sea bass, and pasta carbonara were all perfect. Highly recommended.

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FB
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

We were a party of four; no one was impressed with the dishes we ordered.
I had, at the enthusiastic recommendation of our waiter, the osso buco. It was the worst version of this Italian specialty I’ve ever had: the meat was chewy and not tender; the sauce was heavily tomatoed, lacking delicacy or nuance.
The bread plate was worse than medicre.
Another diner was disappointed with her Chilean sea bass.
We will not return.

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M
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was bad, the bread was dry and not fresh. The wine options were mediocre. The pasta and dessert was good.

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KD
London
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly excellent food. Unexpected in such a tourist hot spot. Will go again.

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous welcome, food outstanding, great restaurant, staff were excellent, interested in talking with us about menu choices. Definitely worth a visit

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j
New England
543 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You can join the regulars for the great consistent food preparation.
The tiger shrimp are HUGE!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve

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FM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The ticket si too expensive so the manager could bring to the clients a free botlle of water and glass of champagne

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CO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating New Year’s eve. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and Gilbert is an amazing host! We go every time we are in Miami!

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service - great night! Loved everything

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r
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, but watch for the built in 20% service charge. The staff earned it but be careful not to tip twice!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Italian food, excellent service, attentive management and excellent food with a variety of choices. Highly recommend this place!

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CH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Away from the craziness of South Beach's Ocean Blvd. High quality food and the best Osso Buco I ever had!
Owner was a great guy, we felt very welcome and the staff is A+++++!

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