La Palma Ristorante & Bar

4.1
87 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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La Palma Ristorante is known to serve the best Northern Italian Cuisine in the Miami area. La Palma is located in a Coral Gables historical landmark. The La Palma building has been uniquely restored to it’s present character. The breathtaking tree covered courtyard with it’s stone fountain is both relaxing and romantic. The owner's excellent eye for fine art gives gives the inside dining room the feeling of dining in a gallery.The bar is small and quaint and is a fine place to gather with friends or sit up and enjoy the sounds of the nightly entertainment. So if your mood is quiet Al fresco or elegant indoor dining La Palma offers you a choice.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(305) 445-8777
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
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4.1
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4.2
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3.9
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a reservation for January 19th. and received a confirmation request the same day I assume from Opentable. Well after getting a taxi to the restaurant when we arrived it was CLOSED. I called the restaurant number and was informed it’s closed for renovations. Why wasn’t I notified of this by either Opentable or more appropriately the restaurant itself. They know their reservations and could have reached out to let us know well in advance. We’ve dinned at this restaurant many times and truly enjoy it. However on this occasion we were let down by a lack of customer focus and care.

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a
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely tasty!

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RG
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food , very friendly staff specially Mr Julio and Junior the Venezuelan server also the bartender . Everything was great as well as the live music. Recommend 100%

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N
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I've been to this restaurant for lunch in the past and have thought it was a really nice restaurant. Great food, service, ambiance and even value. This particular Saturday night it was a packed house and there was live music (piano) combining it to make it a too noisy for our tastes, and the service very slow as they were very busy. The food was good. I will go back, but may stick to lunchtime

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R
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; service phenomenal; music and dancing
Great place to celebrate my birthday!

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YC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I loved the ambiance of quiet courtyard with plants and soft lighting. We were there for dinner during work week and we were the only customers there. It was almost like private dining. Waiter was sometimes a little slow. The food was tasty, however one of our meals was not what it said it was. According to menu it was supposed to be veal with porcini sauce, in reality it was beef with portobello sauce. Regardless, it was enjoyable experience. We will visit again.

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M
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience and the live music is key. The food and service are pretty good too.

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CA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from live music to food and service!! Congratulations!!

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IV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very early reservation 6:30 pm, so therefore the restaurant was mostly empty. Just us and another table. Needless to say it was pretty quiet. The service was quick and efficient. The food had a great taste. About the only negative is that the steaks came out on a plate that could have been warmed. My friend's steak was ordered rare and it was ice cold. She sent it back to the kitchen, but it was delivered cold again. As far as ambiance, it's very cozy like an old house or in this case an old hotel. There is a lovely courtyard which would be very nice for dining in the winter. When we were getting ready to leave a singer was setting up for the live entertainment.

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ML
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the food and great Live Music. The best Miami Spice menu I have tried so far.

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SA
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The owner were the most kind people that I have a chance to meet here in Miami
People like that can change your day ❤️❤️❤️💫💫💫👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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HZ
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I went to celebrate my birthday . There was a sweet 16 birthday going on at the time, so it got a bit noise. The servise was a little slow , but the waiters were nice and friendly. The food was very good. I will go back.

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e
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A majestic place, where the enjoyment becomes magical, congratulations

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NY
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Extremely loud man singing on Saturday night - sounds like it would be pleasant, but it was the complete opposite. You couldn’t even hear the people sitting next to you. Wines prices on the menu don’t match what you’re charged on the bill. Food was good, but not awesome. Outdoor seating was closed and that’s the highlight of the restaurant - the reason we chose to go there in the first place. We were very disappointed.

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MP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Went there with my wife and brother on Saturday September 8th. We arrived around 7:15 and were promptly seated. The place was semi full. We ordered from the Miami Spice menu. Our waiter Henry was very attentive but as the restaurant became full the level of service gradually decreased. After our main dish was served he never came by our table again. We had to flag down another waiter to order desert and coffee and yet another one for our bill. Service was atrocious. Here’s the best part, they automatically add a 20% tip to bill. Much better places to go in the Gables.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Jose was awesome

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l
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great night out at La Palma! Charming atmosphere and awesome meal! Service was excellent! Between the 4 of us we tried all the options on the miami spice menu and all were terrific! Regular menu looks good too so we will be back! Nice touch with the piano player and singer.

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f
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the Miami SPICE menu with Oscobuco. The lobster bisque actually had lobster bits in it. The dessert was great. Topping off the evening was a singer and keyboard player. We will make a point of visiting again during the year. It was a great experience.

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VP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. Our waiter went out of his way to make us feel welcome and answered all questions.

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TH
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was hesitant to book due to some of the reviews, but glad we did! The host was very gracious upon our arrival and we decided on seats at the bar vs a table. Servers were very attentive and the food was amazing. The grilled asparagus was divine! The vibe was fun and energetic. Would go again.

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YB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was horrible. It took no lie over 20 minutes once we sat down for someone to even come ask us if we wanted water to drink. Food was not great. No authenticity to it either. Olive Garden tastes better if you ask me. Never going back and will not recommend to anyone. Stay away!!!

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JG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great Food, Lively atmosphere, Service was a little slow and appeared confusing (may have been short staffed). But was gladly overlooked on this night because of he quality of the food.

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F
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful time food and service were really good

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c
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

very underwhelming

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LM
Miami
72 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem tucked away in Coconut Grove. Wonderful food and attentive service. Julio is a real asset! Best Pasta Primavera ever. The Italian Wedding Soup and Orange Peel cake were authentic and delicious. My husband had the Chimichurri Skirt Steak and he loved it. This is a romantic and lovely venue. We eat out a lot and have been to many truly wonderful restaurants. That being said, we loved it here. I can't understand some of the negative reviews on this site. Glad they didn't keep us away!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and ambiance.

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a
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

“POOR SERVICE “
The service was absolutely disappointing,
When we arrived few minutes before our reservation, the first impression was a disaster, this guy seemed to be the manager ,on his late sixties holding a glass of drink came up to us , not even a hello or a welcome (very rude) asking if we had reservation.
After we were seated, we waited twenty five minutes for a server to come to our table and take the order. We ordered a bottle of wine, which a took another good twenty minutes, we had to ask another server why was taking that long, the server apologized saying they where short that night. The food another disaster , I just can keep going on with this review for ever but, I will NOT recommend this restaurant and definitely will not go there again..

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We picked this restaurant from the Miami Spice venue. The wait staff were very nice. We were a little worried because it was 7:45p on a Friday night and it wasn't very busy. It did pick up the later it got and by 10pm there were very few open tables. They had a singer/piano player which was a nice touch. They offered us either a bottle of red wine or white wine for a special Miami Spice price of $25 bottle. We had a Bottle of red that was delicious and we all enjoyed. The tip was included even though there were only 4 of us. After we asked for the check, it took a long time to get the check, for them to come and pick up the credit cards, etc.

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SB
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite we don't go here enough. The food is consistently great. I had the absolute best piece of sea bass - perfectly prepared - and on the Miami Spice Menu too!

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I
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for Miami Spice Special. Really enjoyed the Ambiance the food and the service.
Would recommend

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g
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Extremely charming and secluded (right in the big city). Bar area is very cozy. Extensive Menu and Wine list. Staff very friendly and appreciative of your patronage. As far as I am concerned, this is the best Italian restaurant in Miami.

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JM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Searched for a romantic restaurant for our 30th anniversary and noted it on open table. Pretty restaurant with gentleman singing and playing music. Restaurant was not full for 7:30 noticed immediately that after our drink order was taken we didn’t have a waiter and finally after 25 minutes I looked at one of the staff and he asked if someone had taken our order? After that we never saw anyone check on us till our food was delivered same thing happened with dessert with same question. At the end I asked for someone to bring the check because I didn’t know who are waiter was. No apology given but the check and automatic 20% gratuity added. Didn’t feel that we were welcomed at this restaurant for our patronage. It’s a shame because the food was good but will never go back due to poor service.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

I went last year for fathers day and i loved. However, this tear the experience was very different. The place was overcrowed, they added too many tables leaving almost no room between the tables. I think they were understaffed, the staff was slow picking up plates from the table. The buffet was running out of something all the time and it was taking a long time to get restocked, at some point there were not even plates. The desert table was very poor and unatended. We ordered piña coladas and there was no piña colada. Horrible experience i feel that this time i wasted ny money. I don’lt think i am coming back again or would recomend this place for soecial ocasions like mothers day to anyone. Thanks

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CV
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The host and servers were exceptional in service and attention

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OT
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You guys are the BEST. My husband’s 70th birthday party was a real hit thanks to your help. Food was GREAT. People were super!!! Can’t wait to eat again at your restaurant.

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PF
Orlando
46 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Easter -average buffet, zero service, 20 percent surcharge
$125 tab for two people
Nobody speaks English
I have seen a real decline in this restaurant during the last two owners.
Too many others fine dining options in Coral Gables
They have lost my business

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M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we had a great Sunday brunch. Thank you!

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FD
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, ambiance, restaurant crew, buffet, and all, were absolutely outstanding
Congratulations!!!!

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OT
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. The live music and dance floor was an added benefit to an already splendid evening with friends.

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UA
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Valentines dinner
This place is beautiful really historic and the patio had music
Unfortunately they had a set menu for valentines and my friend didn’t like anything served
More her than this nice place
So I will get back my next trip to Miami

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