Forte dei Marmi

4.5
417 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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London
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An authentic pearl of culinary ! It’s not your average Italian restaurant.

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London
72 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience! Great food and great service!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was initially a bit worried about this experience because of some of the negative comments I read regarding the service, but it turned out that my worries were simply just worries! The staff were very welcoming and kind upon our arrival and remained attentive throughout our visit. The food was outstanding— the pasta was perfectly al dente. It was the best pasta I’ve had outside of Italy:) The pistachio gelato was great although I personally think that it was a bit too sweet and could have more nutty flavor to it. Terrific place, will be back!

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SH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance. Great service with very friendly staff. Wonderful presentation and good food. Would recommend it and will go back.

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EB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

This place has almost 5 stars and I think that is a mistake. The portions are tiny, the appetizer was virtually tasteless and the menu was limited. People were allowed to smoke outside while everyone was eating around them. I found this not only gross but very offensive. The meal redeemed itself with very tasty main dishes of pasta and chicken and the gelato was excellent. Overall it was not worth the time or money to get here and was a disappointing restaurant that I would not return to.

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SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Went here because it was recommended on Eater. There was no scene on a Saturday night and a lot of over charging for items. Service was good but negated by other factors.

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K
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s an elegant restaurant which caters to high end clientele. This offers a very good experience pleasing Miami’s discerning diners. It is arguably overpriced.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in Miami

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DQ
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great design, lighting, service, food and wine! Recommended.

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ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Forte Dei Marmi is the most gracious of dining environments. The ambience is so elegant and I feel as if I am in Italy when I dine there. The service is outstanding. I feel so special when I dine there.
I highly recommend for a special evening out.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Provate questo ristorante a Miami
Cibo molto buono personale simpaticissimo!!!!!!
Se devo essere sincero il miglior ristorante italiano che ho provato!!!
Prezzi alti in linea con gli altri locali di livello di Miami

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CP
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant and excellent food and service, very Italian and romantic ambiance !

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F
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

It was hard to understand the servers because they were from Italy and didn’t speak English well which caused some confusion on ordering.

The service charge was unexpected..

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
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 on March 16, 2019
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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New York Area
7 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
43 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
3 reviews
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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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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