Casa Isola

4.7
34 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Created by James Beard Award-nominated chef, Jose Mendin and chef, Santo Agnello, Casa Isola is an Italian American restaurant in Miami Beach inspired by the simple pleasures of life – food, family and vacation.

The menu is a blend of contemporary and traditional and includes homemade dishes like Rigatoni Alla Vodka and Veal Chop Parmigiana, to an elevated Pappardelle Alla Bolognese with a braised rabbit.

Nestled in the prestigious Sunset Harbour just minutes from Lincoln Road, Casa Isola is a quaint osteria that offers indoor and outdoor dining. A selection of Italian wines, beers and low-proof cocktails are available. As Nonna would want it, a Sunday Sauce is available daily until it runs out, because at Casa Isola we are all family.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 34 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious for a little brunch with our kiddo! 10/10 ok everything and the service was spectacular!

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vipLuvit
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Casa Isola. The food was amazing and place charming. Very attentive staff too. Their Sunday Sauce pasta is just what you need on a Sunday ! Rigatoni with meatball, sausage and rib ... delicious! The Ravioli is also a home run. Everything we had was soooooo good. 5 stars

Casa Isola
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thanks for your review and feedback!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Underwhelming. Service-meh. Ambiance-meh. Food- super lackluster...was excepting SO much more from a Jose Mendin collab

Casa Isola
Responded on April 5, 2021

We sorry to hear this, we will work to meet your expectations on your next visit

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vipslcking
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food although suboptimal service. Small place with tables too close to each other - especially with the pandemic. I could reach out and touch the table next to me. The servers, however, were wearing masks.
Seated immediately. Limited menu. The Casa Isola wedge salad was actually chopped and not served as a wedge, but the dressing was very flavorful. The creamy polenta al fungi was excellent - very smooth consistency. The rigatoni alla vodka that reviewers raved about was ok- my wife liked it but I thought it needed more sauce and tasted more like a spicy tomato sauce than a vodka sauce. The rigatoni with short rib was very good. We had to ask for a water refill, for parmigian cheese, and for sweetener, and the people bringing the dishes to the table didn’t know who order which dish. However, the quality of the food made up for the service and space issues.
Overall, this is a very nice, small restaurant with excellent Italian food.

Casa Isola
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thanks for your review and feedback we will work to make your next visit great!

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vipjsmiami
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Small restaurant but food is very good.

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vipDomenicaD
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Good food

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vipJLandis
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

FOOD WAS AMAZING!!! service was REALLY slow... it took over 2.5 hours for dinner. ambiance was less then desired - planter beds were filled with littered with trash.

Casa Isola
Responded on March 31, 2021

JLandis thanks for taking the time of giving us your feedback, we will do our best to improve our time of service and we will take care of the planter beds immediately.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 will be going back. Best Italian restaurant I’ve gone to in a while, coming from an Italian American New Yorker. Will be returning soon.

Casa Isola
Responded on March 30, 2021

Our pleasure to be there for you!

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vipDipeshH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’m vegetarian so I had one of the two entrees which is their house speciality apparently. The Rigatoni Alka Vodka was everything I had heard. It’s very good. Also a wonderful surprise is the Polenta Al Funghi .

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DaisyV
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome quality of food. Chef Santos really knows his stuff!
Highly recommend the mushroom ravioli. Great service also to add to an excellent experience.

Casa Isola
Responded on March 27, 2021

Chef Santos Rocks!! Thanks Daisy

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vipJoeNYCMiami
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite miami spot. It’s like gourmet Brooklyn Italian food.

Casa Isola
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thanks Joe, you are our new favorite guest!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! The service is wonderful and friendly, the food is very delicious, and our bottle of rose was perfect. If I lived in Miami, this would be a place I would regular almost every week. The pasta is SO GOOD!!

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vipBeak
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Certainly a welcome addition to the neighborhood .
Food is fresh & delicious . The staff is very welcoming. Can’t wait to return !

Casa Isola
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thanks Beak, can´t wait to see you!

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vipMargoH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. Food is quite tasty and enjoyable. Pretty good wine list.

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Jules
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried Casa Isola for the first time and I'm really glad I choose the restaurant for a very special night. The food is amazing! I've tried several italian restaurants in Miami and in Europe and can confirm that the quality of the ingredients, the plating and the taste are really outstanding! Truly recommend it! The outside terrace is beautiful!

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vipRusoP
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Living in Sunset Harbour, I am always looking for good neighborhood restaurants. Casa Isola is a great new addition to SH. I had the Polenta Al Funghi for starters. A very good dish, but for me a large portion and rich enough for a main course. My friends had Bucatini Alla Gricia as good as any I have had in Roma. Two of us split the "Sunday Sauce" which was as good and equal to any I have had elsewhere. Somehow we managed to split the Cartocci Siciliani which was light and nicely presented. The wine list, quite acceptable. Yes, I will return soon to try other offerings on the menu.

Casa Isola
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thanks for your review, we looking to see you soon

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vipRoyaJ
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect little neighborhood gem. Real Italian food. I will definitely be back

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vipDestinationInvest
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great find. A small Italian kitchen delivering authentic delicious food with friendly service. Fun date night or getting together with friends. Everything we had was exceptional.

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vipSunset
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic little hidden gem in Sunset harbor! Veal Parm and Spicy rigatoni are a must!

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SilvanaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables a little too close to each other but everything else was perfect!

Casa Isola
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thanks for your feedback, we will put attention to it

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vipLindsey
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!! Hands down the new restaurant in Miami. Chef Mendin and Chef Santo’s food is a match made in heaven. Everything is beautifully presented and the flavors are some of the best you’ll ever have. Can’t wait to go back for more!

Casa Isola
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thanks for your comments, we hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service is kind and prompt. Food came out quickly, and they even moved us to an outside table once one became available.
I had the Sunday Sauce, which was a great dinner... and also a great lunch for the next couple days lol
She had the basil pesto and loved it even more.
I had the ginger spritz, too, and have thought about it more than once since

Casa Isola
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thanks! every day is Sunday at Casa Isola!

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vipAlyssa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is adorable, everything we ate was amazing and everyone who worked there was extremely friendly. Can’t wait to go back.

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JorgeJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

They have very small space outside, even with our reservation and an open seat they would like to seat us on a particular table for 4.
The place is not worth to go.

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MarielaB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is really delicious. Sitting outdoor is pleasant. Indoor is kind of noisy.
Great service, but most of all great food.

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vipGioMolina
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. You guys really know what you are doing. Great place for authentic Italian cuisine!

Casa Isola
Responded on March 1, 2021

Thanks!! WE e hope to see you soon

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vipSoBe270
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great new Italian in Sunset Harbor neighborhood. We had the mushroom raviolini and the seafood pasta-both good. The servce good, the Manager Carlos was great and attentive. Only wine and champagne while they work on their liquor license, so no martini's for now..

We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food!!! 10/10

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GiuseppeF
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with Casa Isola. They won me over as soon as they placed the bread plate down. It came with a serving of caponata that I couldn’t resist. I almost asked for more, but then the burrata came. I don’t have a picture of it, because my friend and I were too excited to dig in. The cheese melted as soon as we cut into it. It was fresh and perfect. The bucatini was al dente and loved the level of spice of the cacio e pepe. So good! The main event I would say came the the dish called The Sunday Sauce. As soon as it hit my lips it brought back memories from my parents and grandparents home cooking. I know it’s cliché to say, but it really did. Being first generation Sicilian American from New York, so I know the Sunday Sauce here is the real deal. I recommend coming hungry, because this dish is a beast. It was hard to find the pasta in this dish as it was covered with copious amounts of meat. The fresh ricotta on top was a nice touch. I can’t wait to come back, but next time I’m bringing more friends.

Casa Isola
Responded on March 1, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback and specially for your words, You made our day!

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vipyummy
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent but the food was superb!!!
Love this

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place didn’t disappoint!! The burrata was INCREDIBLE, my fave dish of the night. The Fried Calamari was a close second, the sauces to die for! Service was great, our server made excellent recommendations

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful new additional to the South Beach dining scene

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vipFionaB
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has recently opened but felt an established restaurant. Food atmoshere decor and service were impeccable we felt we will be returning again and again!! I would only say they need to change the floor although it was entertaining watching everyone sliding around. Carlos (Madrileño) was both professional and friendly we felt particularly at home.. cant wait to return xx. Thanks again Fiona&John

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vipSunita
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service and ambience!! Will definitely be back!

Casa Isola
Responded on March 1, 2021

We will be waiting for you1

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
161 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I think the music needs to be turned down a little bit inside... everyone screams over everyone else. Don't get me wrong ...I like the music you are playing...but just forces people to tell...and the whole interior is deafening. Overall though, things were great... accommodating with the puppy, and good food.

Casa Isola
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thanks for your comment, we will take care of that, we hope to see you soon.

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katharinea
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my favorite spot went to in Miami! The food was AMAZING and the staff was so friendly and thoughtful. Highly recommend.

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ChrisL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best new restaurant on the Beach! Chef Santo is killing it!

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EdgardR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our experience in the restaurant was wonderful, the food is really good, the chef personally recommended some dishes of his creation, it was all delicious !! We will definitely be back, original Italian food cooked by an Italian chef !!!

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MichaelB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best new restaurants in Miami. Chef Mendin is a Miami legend and he proves that again.

FAQs

Casa Isola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (786) 558-5787.

Casa Isola is rated 4.7 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.