Forte dei Marmi

4.5
404 reviews
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Forte dei Marmi freshly procures and skillfully prepares the highest quality local organic produce, farm-raised prime meats, and wild-caught seafood and fish. With two Michelin stars under his belt, chef Antonio Mellino and his son Raffaele bring together the sophisticated simplicity of Italian fine dining with slow food culture. To that end, the wine and cocktail program laid the focus on organic and biodynamic offerings.
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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 8:45PM - 9:45PM
Mon - Thu 8:45PM - 9:45PM

What 404 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pasta was served little bit cold or under cooked. Everything else was great

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p
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is amazing. Highly recommended. Service and food are experience to try absolutely.

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J
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first dinning experience with Forte dei Marni and I was not disappointed. Anything and everything was excellent. Our server, Benoit C. was very personable, charming and knowledgeable of the menu. He made excellent recommendations. Definitely will come back.

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M
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great everything but the drinks were too expensive

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Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from start to finish. Dishes are well presented and with superb fresh quality. Server Erminio was very knowledgeable. Andrea the manager takes care of every detail. Amazing atmosphere for families, dates and friends. Grazie Mille!

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LR
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful setting. Great service and excellent sophisticated food. Our fourth visit this season and quality consistent

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f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 3

They didn’t have the Sunday Brunch as advertised on their website and their food wasn’t good enough to be priced that high. Very underwhelming dining experience for the price. Will not return unless maybe for a free dinner

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R
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 4

Great service and the most delicious pistacho gelato

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KC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

This by far was the biggest disappointment of our trip. After living in Italy I am very hesitant to go to Italian restaurants in the US. I thought in Miami we might have better luck! The food was average and over priced. The wait staff was pushy and impatient. The sommelier was clearly not qualified. Never again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service is very attentive however the food isn’t as good as I was expecting. The interiors are very well designed but need a little renovation as most finishes show a lot of damage.

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GA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible waiter was completely inattentive
Kept walking by & ignoring us & it was to expensive for such bad service
I will never go there again or recommend to my friends

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

I would expect a restaurant like this to have perfect pasta. No such luck. On the bright side, the pistachio ice cream is worth a trip.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s Day

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CA
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Second visit. Not as nice as last year. Fish and vegetables both overdone. First course was good

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

It was my third time at this place, previously, I would give them 5*. Living nearby, I had a 6 people group with out of town guests and decided going there. The good: nice tranquil spot with the freshest seafood in Miami. The (really) bad: a very pushy waiter, who pushed a $400 fish ( monkfish) without disclosing the price, added on the bill several non requested vegetable sides (~25.00 each...) that he told were included in the main dish... that waiter invited one of the outsiders from our group to see their fresh seafood, that person returned saying we would not need to pick a main dish... I am used to $1000 + restaurant checks but it felt like we were played and taken.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My new favorite spot! Not only is the ambiance and decor stunning the staff and food was spectacular! Can’t wait to be back! :)

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing as well as delicious food. We love coming here whenever we visit South Beach!

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

Portions were small, service and food good. Way overpriced!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Valentines

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AM
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Our waiter was a hoot. Love that all are Italian. Amazing “acqua pazza” branzino aand the best pistachio ice cream in the world.

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Naples
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have never been this rushed by a waiter. The food is good but extremely small portion of fish for the pricing. The bathroom is just terrible- looks like a dive bar bathroom

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Miami
60 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Valentine's day meal...great food and service as usual. A winner for SoBe.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant several times and find it to have one fatal flaw - it is aggressively overpriced. Other than that, the experience is quite nice. The service was good and the food was prepared well. We ate outside and the tables were well spaced. It would probably be better to eat before you come because the portions are small.

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JO
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The homemade pistachio gelato was outstanding!!

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Y
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute favorite restaurants in FL!

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food were fantastic. It’s one of the best restaurants I’ve eaten at.

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

We had a spectacular table in the front by the pretty landscaped shrubs and lighting. It was gorgeous in the evening. I had the tuna tartare and branzino and my husband had the artichoke salad and prawns special. We also had the pistachio gelato for dessert which was exceptional. I really enjoyed my dinner and the flavors were great, not overpriced. My husband felt the artichoke salad was bland and not too tasty, it seemed like they forgot the seasoning when I had a taste. The prawns were a special for $45 and were 6 rather small prawns (heads on) and not too tasty. He felt it was overpriced. I enjoyed the night. With an $80 bottle of wine it was a $400 meal.

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n
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was surprised when they told me that the maialino was not on the menu .it is on their web site and it's their signature dish . so we chose and ate very small portion of branding

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JM
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian Food in a beautiful setting with very attentive and knowledgeable service..,,,
Like vacationing with my Milanese in Italy!

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outside seating is exceptional. Food is outstanding. Great wine list.

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RW
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful setting for a beautiful evening, Forte dei Marmi provided elegance, welcoming, and a kicker of a craft cocktail with chili flakes! Michael's grace and joy guided us through our meal efficiently as my wife an I shared an utterly delectable salt-encrusted branzino unveiled tableside to perfection. This is truly "fine" Italian dining, creative and lovingly prepared. Thank you for a memorable time. Our only regret was our having to leave Miami Beach before joining you for another meal. We shall return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a super restaurant that was beautifully appointed and the food matched the beautiful surroundings - and everyone was truly from Italy - what a pleasure ! A must!

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1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was great! Portions were a bit small but the food was amazing so it’s okay. We weren’t offered a wine menu. It was a busy night. Servers we very nice but all over the place. I would definitely go back!

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B
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Gracious hospitality by all. Tuna tartar,artichoke salad, veal tonnato all were great. Branzino and chicken were ok, but have had much better entrees here. It was a Saturday night but still had the friendliest and best service in Miami. Also great wine list. Charming setting. A few weeks ago had a pasta with tuna Genoese that was outstanding. Desserts looked fab but we were being righteous

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GD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience! Definitely coming back and recommend.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!0

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A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The branzino for two was awesome. We still dream of it.

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S
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem in Miami Beach, unfortunately overlooked by visitors and foodies. The two times we’ve dined there the food was way above Miami standards as well as the service. You truly feel like you are in a good restaurant in Italy, including the service. If you’re looking for an elegant, quality food experience, without the glitz of the trendy beach hotspots, then this place is for you.

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a
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very pretty. Very good service. Artichoke salad ordinary. Pasta with zucchini delicious but very small portion. Ditto for branzino- tasty, but not special and small. Husband had to order additional pasta. Nice but expensive for what it was. For that price should be special.

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