Forte dei Marmi

4.5
389 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

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Chicago
36 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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Naples
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s Day

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Valentines

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AM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
58 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The homemade pistachio gelato was outstanding!!

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Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 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 8, 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
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 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 2, 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 February 1, 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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1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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 27, 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 20, 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 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on January 16, 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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Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 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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HA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of them most inviting, delicious, and hospitable restaurants I’ve ever been to. The wine, the food, the fresh fish and special touches are unparalleled. Great gluten free options too.

Don’t miss the truffled
Pasta or the pistachio gelato!

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

Food was spectacular. The Pistachio Gelato is the best gelato I have ever eaten. Service and overall appeal of the restaurant is fantastic. This is a must visit when in south beach.

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

La qualità della cucina ed il livello di servizio di questo ristorante mi hanno impressionato, non è semplice trovare un posto così a Miami! Nuovo posto preferito senza dubbio!

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Italy
28 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambience and atmosphere! The food was delicious and service great! A perfect night in Miami, will go back soon!

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London
47 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Here I had the best dinner experience of my life. Just incredible! My daughter prepared the tiramisu with the waiter... and that was amazing!
Ps leave space for the ice cream...

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida y ambiente. Una combinación poco usual en la zona. Rica comida con sabor italiana/mediterránea, como si estuvieras comiendo en Europa. El servicio y atención muy buena, personalizada y amable. Ambiente lounge y restaurant. Visita obligada.

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Italy
28 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the design of this place, modern and essential! What to say about food, gorgeous Italian cuisine! Best Italian in Miami for sure!

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Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The top for any occasion, lovely mains and high quality fish! Love the design of this place as well, brilliant!

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Italy
32 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and cool atmosphere, the right spot to breath some Italian air in Miami! Really delicious!

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Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely service, will be back for sure! Best Italian restaurant in Miami, trust me!

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Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Hands down the WORST, most crooked, place i have EVER been to!! Was charged triple what was quoted on the menu. The waiter said "oh but that was the special tonight, it costes more". $250.00 for a cup of pasta with an undercooked prawn, a fish fillet, and two cocktails. Absolutely absurd!! Ive dined all over the world and have NEVER been ripped off like this ANYWHERE! Stay away from this clip joint! The manager laughed and told me that "if you dont like the price then I call police. South Beach is simply the worst!

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Italy
32 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Italian restaurant is just the best you can find in Miami Beach! First time there and literally fell in love! Will definitely return :)

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

My family and I went there while visiting Miami for Christmas/Nye holidays. Needless to say, it was the best food I’ve ever had before. I had the lobster pasta and it was amazing. The service was great too.

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

Italian is our favorite cuisine and our friends recommend this restaurant.
Yes some people might think it is expensive but believe me is not overpriced- the quality of the ingredients and clear expertise of the chefs was staggering.
The atmosphere is magical , very romantic .

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