Donna Mare Trattoria

4.7
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$30 and under
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Italian
The intimate setting inside Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club evokes the romantic old-world atmosphere of coastal Italy while embracing beautiful Miami Beach, just steps away. Come by for a glass of wine from the Gargano Peninsula, and stay to share a fresh-from-the-garden salads and homemade linguine vongole. Follow that course with the local daily catch, and linger with an espresso as laughter and music drift around you. And don’t forget to return for our farm-to-table brunch, freshly made cornettos will be waiting.
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Miami
30 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food...beautiful presentation...attentive staff...
Able to handle large parties with finesse. Handmade fettuccine with Lobster: yum! Pizza with burrata and truffle: wow! Everything we ordered was delicious and beautiful. This one is a keeper! We will be back!

MS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious but pizzas have a bitter taste at the bottom.

r
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Live music, good service, elegant 1940s decor. A very enjoyable setting and good meal. For Miami Beach, not super expensive.

AH
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Really good Italian food. Bar is a slow but food was well worth it.

OT
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food. A great meal

AA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal I've had in a very long time. I dined alone - my server recommended the seafood platter which included fush, shrimp, octopus, baby squid and a scallop over spinach. Perfectly cooked and delicious clean eating. They accommodated my garlic allergy. I also enjoyed the tiramisu. Service was wonderful.

DY
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The minute I walked in to this Restaurant I felt like I was home. We were greeted with warmth and shown to our seats immediately. Our waiter had the kindest attitude as well as being very knowledgable about the food preparation and background. The food was wonderful with many flavors. We both loved everthing we ordered. So much that we came back the next evening for dessert . If they had been open for lunch, we would have eaten lunch there.

OT
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice Italian

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JT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We came in to celebrate our anniversary as we were out of town for a travel conference together. We noted this in our reservation and the hostess acknowledged the occasion. However, the serve did nothing to acknowledge, no sparkling wine toast, no dessert, nothing. The food was great but I probably wouldn't recommend for a special occasion based on this experience.

OT
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good diner for friends night

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem with an amazing ambiance. Food was great. Service was great too.

SA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome everything! Highly recommend.

L
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner! Great atmosphere, great service, and delicious food!

BB
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

first visit won't be the last...everything from beginning to end was top notch. The hostess was so friendly, bartender, Igor super nice and great cocktail maker. Our waitress Lily was awesome, on top of everything; outgoing and very attentive. The manager stopped by twice to check in (awesome) can't say enough about this restaurant! We were celebrating my husband's bday; the musician sang happy birthday when they delivered the dessert. Very Nice!

C
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal. It was a nice way to celebrate my birthday. The portions were large. I had the wild mushroom risotto with shrimp which was delicious. My husband had the chicken Alfredo which was great as well. Everything was freshly prepared and hot. The chocolate soufflé with pecan ice cream was yummy.

a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great Italian restaurant that is part of the Cadillac beach resort. The Marinara sauce with the mussels is fabulous. Ask for more bread as you will want to get every drop. The seafood special (shrimp,octopus,branzino,calamari,scallops) is delicious. Pastas are fresh and they have excellent brick oven pizzas. Service is attentive but not rushed. Very European in that regard.

JM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Porciones muy pequeñas. Buen servicio, hay mejores lugares en la zona.

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KA
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best dinner and service I’ve had in Miami ever!!

MN
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu screams modern Italian and I was not disappointed even though I'm a traditional Italian foodie. I absolutely loved all of the food and the staff is very attentive.

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with simple wholesome fare at a reasonable cost

ER
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great but service was poor. We waited 30 minutes with no water, bread, or server. We ate at 7:30pm on a Wednesday. Lasagna is fabulous!!! So is pizza!

SP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful venue. Service was great and manager stopped by table. Pasta was homemade and fish was incredible.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and there were a ton of amazing food options!

KS
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My only negative is actually a big one considering this is an Italian restaurant. Their tiramisu is a fraud! Made with vanilla pudding and chocolate chips! I was so disappointed. It would be better to not offer this dessert if you are not going to do it right. It has always been my favorite and I order it whenever I can. Chocolate chips are a first for me.

H
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious

SL
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the hostess to the waiters, nothing but superb service. I brought my 18 year old daughter during a visit to her at her school at University of Miami. The staff was very friendly and helpful on our service. It was a very pleasant experience. The food was fantastic! Would definitely return on my next visit to Mia
ThAnk you,
Stella Lavoie
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SD
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Worst lobster I've ever had couldn't cut it or chew it. Asparagus good

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Great time, great service, excellent bread

s
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately, this place is terribly mismanaged. It was almost like being in a comedy dining there in the evening. So many mishaps and apologies, not just at our table but others as well, so we are sure we were not jinxed. And since we stayed at the hotel where they are located, we gave it another try at lunch with something as simple as a pizza, which they tout because of their wood burning oven. The pizza arrived with a smidge of red sauce and barely no cheese! Basically it was a slab of dough. My husband didn't give up and tried having breakfast there. He ended up walking out and asking that his order be canceled. His cappuccino came to the table promptly but he gave up after waiting over a half hour for breakfast to be served. I am almost embarrassed to say this. We went to the bar for a drink before dining elsewhere and walked out because the bartender disappeared to get us water! No water at a bar? Total disaster.

d
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual, airy and comfortable setting with good selection and quality dinner. Average prices for Miami. Would return and save room to try desserts.

NK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Kitchen is verrrry slow. Manager and wait staff are great!

N
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Everything was off. Confusion when we walked in from the Collins Ave Entrance. Server in Training who took our drink orders verbally got it wrong even after repeating it 3 times.
Our server was visibly overwhelmed, almost frustrated.
Green salad with tuna looked unappetizing. Decided not to eat it after a few bites . Ordered tuna on top medium rare (I was asked at what temperature I would like it) and salad arrived with tuna fully cooked cut into fingernail size pieces and mixed into the salad. A royal mistreatment of tuna. Hubby had oysters,no crackers available. Pizza nothing special.
The restaurant manager realized that I am not eating the salad. He is the highlight in their operations. Explained that a new chef is in the process of making changes.
We were not charged for the salad and in addition received a 20% discount which all was the right thing to do.
Lovely restaurant design , stunning bar however drinks fall short due to presentation and execution. Glassware mediocre.
I recommend to let a few weeks pass, have their new chef make changes. Unfortunately I won’t be going back.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good, not busy and very attentive staff

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice server. Everything was great!

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mix up with the hostess upon arrival, manager came to the table once seated and fix any concerns we had about our dinning experience. Waiter was awesome and the black truffle Risotto was amazing

t
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent the server offered me good advice. Food was affordable and wine also. I had the Risotto and the tiramisu and I recommend these plates!

K
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We arrived 10 minutes early and were told we couldn’t be seated as there were only 2 waiters. The manager was nearly and told us we could eat at the bar, we declined. He then sat us at a table & gave us a 1/2 glass of Prosecco. There was a very large party at a table so they kitchen was backed up. Although the staff was very nice, the restaurant was lovely and the food was good, it was not the best experience to try out this restaurant. Hopefully if we go back it will be a better experience.

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