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Macchialina

4.7
4.7
1410 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Opened in June 2012, Macchialina Taverna, located at 820 Alton Road in the heart of South Beach's residential west side, has quickly become a favorite among critics, locals and in-the-know tourists who flock to the casual neighborhood eatery to indulge in James Beard Semi-finalist chef MichaelPirolo's soulful Italian fare. From the start, Macchialina has been racking up accolades such as a 3.5 star Excellent rating from The Miami Herald, Best Restaurant 2013 from the Miami New Times "Best Of" Edition as well as a stellar review from the same paper, Pirolo and his team at Macchialina are taking the city by storm.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday-Wednesday 6pm-11pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday 6pm-11:30pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 534-2124

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Pirolo

  • Neighborhood

    South Beach

  • Parking details

    Metered parking on Alton & West Avenues<br />Self Park Garage located at 9th Street & West Avenue

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, amazing food and not overly fancy. Sat at bar and bartender gave excellent recommendations all night. Would come back o Miami just to eat here!
  2. ML

    MarkL

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    An old favorite. Be sure to have the on menu polenta option (currently with Duck) or the off menu request only polenta board . The pastas are made in house , excellent, and great to share several. You May be seated outside on a busy and somewhat noisy street.
  3. J

    Joey

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The $10 pasta night on Thursdays is both the most delicious and best value in Miami!
  4. m

    melissas

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love this place! We come to South Beach once a year and this is the one restaurant we come back to. The tasting menu is amazing- more than enough but too delicious to pass up. If you are not going for the tasting menu, you MUST order the polenta! It’s worth the trip!
  5. K

    Kq23

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Fabulous service, very small portions for price, be careful not to be rushed, as they require that you order all dishes at once .
  6. KS

    KateS

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Amazing food and service with the exception of the front of house. Be prepared to wait 30-60 minutes past your reservation time while tables sit empty and the hostesses lie to your face about setting your table.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pasta Thursdays a must do when in Miami
  8. CJ

    CJNM

    New Mexico

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Hostess Christina was friendly and engaging. Waiter Dan was responsive and attentive, as were all staff. Food was excellent, environment was energetic and family-festive. Authentic, fresh home made Italian specialties. Highly recommend for a fun, special or everyday dining experience.
  9. D

    Delicious

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Had to wait 30 minutes for reservation - day of reservation received text saying we might have to sit outside even though original reservation from months in advance had “inside seating” in my comment request
  10. j

    jessicaf

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Amazing pasta. Went on ten dollar night. Long wait to get pasta and comes as it is made so no order. Be ready to have family style. But delicious.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have no words this place is so magically delicious 🥰
  12. SB

    SamuelB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal homemade pasta, great wine list, and friendly attentive service. Macchialina is a standout for amazing Italian. Belly up to the bar and enjoy a great meal either solo or with friends. Everything is a must try!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu was excellent! They were very accommodating with our dietary restrictions. The veal Parmesan and the mushroom polenta really stuck out as top tier menu items but everything was absolutely delicious!
  14. SR

    StephenR

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had the tuna tartare and they specialize in Veal. We sat outside near the street on a busy Saturday night This is a very good Italian restaurant in Miami Beach
  15. RS

    RobinS

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We walked in and was welcomed back. The service was great, the food was delicious and the vibe was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Basel with friends
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. Such great natural wines.
  18. f

    foodfanatic

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was wonderful however we felt rushed to turn over the table.
  19. HC

    HonestCritic

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal and service. Refreshingly high quality in every way.
  20. m

    manicgypsy

    New Orleans

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Super-chill joint off the beaten SoBe track...enjoy!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was good, the service was excellent and we enjoyed ourselves. Would definitely go back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, the service was friendly and attentive, and the ambience was charming. Every single thing was delicious! Special thanks to our server Daniel and all the staff for making our night so special.
  23. GM

    GeneM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I’ve been numerous times and the food quality has been excellent but last night everything was sub par and mediocre. The lasagna which was ordered by three guests came out cold and had to be sent back. Meatballs were small and with too much garlic. Spaghetti pomodoro was over cooked. We were celebrating a friend’s birthday. I told the hostess who noted it but when we ordered dessert no effort was made although it was done for other tables. Overall very disappointing.
  24. L

    Luigi

    Miami

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Simple and nice restaurant , probably one of the more authentic italian restaurant in Miami. Good food and very good italian wines in a very pleasant atmosphere . Among all the price are lower than expected ( compliments). Our waiver from Minnesota was clever and very polite but I suggest the owner to have one italian waiver to dedicate more time to better explain the food and the wines ! For sure we’ll come back to Macchialina!
  25. AH

    AzharH

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The host, a lady with long hair was very rude to us and we were in line to speak with her and she basically skipped us three times before i had to interject. In addition to skipping us, gave us a terrible table and i had to put my food down to get a better table. Our server seemed over subscribed. It took a long time for her to take our order and then to get our wine (where we finished our charcuterie before our wine arrived!) At the end it seemed like she was upset about something, she slammed our check on the table and then slammed the table again to bring back the check to sign) We’re from SF - probably some of the best italian restaurants in the country and the city happens to be among the most expensive in the country so for is to pay close to $100PPA - we expect better .
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Meal and ambiance were excellent. Waitress rushed us a bit requiring our whole order when we sat down. If they slowed the pace a bit it would be 6 stars. Definitely go back hopefully with a different waitress.
  27. KH

    KayeH

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We tried a variety of things and all were delicious. However, the polenta (we did ours with mushrooms instead of pork) and the short rib lasagna were knock-outs! Also, best bread pudding I've ever had! When next in Miami we will be back!
  28. M

    Miki

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. Excellent service, food is really good, we really enjoy coming in every time. Thank You! And special Thanks to waitress Martina Filipova.
  29. O

    Oaktown

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and excellent service.
  30. m

    mfood

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Phenomenal! Excellent service and food. New fav spot in South Beach. Good but casual scene with an emphasis on dining. Cannot say enough about this place. Try the meatballs, tuna tartare, and bread pudding.
  31. K

    Kayb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Dining room Slammed on a Friday evening BUT food and service did not suffer.
  32. LC

    LauraC

    Miami

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is small but the service is great! It was packed, but our server made time for us. We were celebrating our 20 year anniversary and when we first arrived, the hostess wished us a Happy Anniversary. We ordered the duck and sausage polenta to start and it was delicious! We also had the gnocco fritto and it was very tasty. For the entree's we had the short rib lasagna- outstanding and the cavatelli was tasty too. For dessert we ordered a chocolate and hazelnut pastry and it was very tasty. We'd definitely recommend this place!
  33. GG

    GinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was recommended by locals. Exceeded our expectations, phenomenal pasta and excellent shareable options. Will be coming back next visit.
  34. l

    leah

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a delicious birthday meal and found the quality of food amazing for the value. Great service
  35. RT

    RogerT

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it continues to be the best Italian in Miami Beach
  36. I

    Iusuallyorderchicken

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a small family owned restaurant with authentic Italian food, this is the place! Everything we ordered was amazing, from the wine to the burrata and the specialty pasta dish with shaved truffles- and the service was fantastic. Next time we are in Miami we will definitely be back!
  37. CG

    ChuckG

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot with great food. Will definitely return.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and quality of food
  40. FL

    FannyL

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Been here few times n we love to come here when we are in Miami , Martina is great like always . The only thing is that my husband is vegan and they always take care of him n this time he didn’t eat well like before . His plate was not Tasty And he was not happy . Over all it was ok . My Bronzino was great . The wine was lousy and usually their selección it’s great .

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Macchialina is rated 4.7 stars by 1410 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    South Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday-Wednesday 6pm-11pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday 6pm-11:30pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered parking on Alton & West Avenues<br />Self Park Garage located at 9th Street & West Avenue

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Pirolo

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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