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Palat

4.7
4.7
709 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Palat Miami is located in the Buena Vista neighborhood of Miami, just steps from the Design District at 4702 NE 2nd Ave. Featuring Modern Italian Cuisine and sleek & modern décor, it is the first Florida location of Aldo Lamberti’s Family of Restaurants, a restaurant group from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area.

Palat’s diverse menu reflects the Chef & Owner’s Neapolitan roots with contemporary Italian plates, including homemade pastas, the freshest seafood dishes and delicious meat options. Some of Palat’s signature items are the Sea Urchin with Squid Ink Pasta, Tagliolini Cacio e Pepe served in a Parmigiano wheel, the Frittura di Paranza and the Grilled Spanish Octopus.

Palat is currently open for lunch and dinner Tuesday – Sunday.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (786) 953-7577

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    contact our management for inquiries

  • Private party facilities

    contact our management for inquiries

  • Neighborhood

    Buena Vista

  • Cross street

    Valet Parking located at the Corner of 2nd Avenue &amp; 48th Street. <br />

  • Parking details

    Street Parking (along NE 2ND AVE, pay trough city app)Private Parking (on NE 47TH ST drive way next to restaurant, self parking)

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 709 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Downtown Areas

    Italian

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  1. MR

    MichelleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful and proactive, fast service, the food was super fresh and delicious!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience1
    Cold welcome. No introduction. I found myself having to get up multiple times to serve myself from the wine bottle we purchased. Our previous experiences have been better. Besides that, the food was amazing as always!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    Boring food
  4. CH

    CariH

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great but the music was to loud
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect from start to finish. The service was incredible and the food was delicious!
  6. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    The place is very nice and we enjoyed the mussels and clams however the sea bass was good but was too greasy to enjoy it all. I tried to pay in cash but was told they had no change.. how can a restaurant not have 60 dollars??!! Thank god I had a card since i was going to leave it behind . Overall it’s a nice place but i would not come back.
  7. NB

    NajB

    Miami

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to explore Miami Spice, it's my 3rd visit during this month. Lunch was outstanding as usual. We ordered food from both the regular menu and Miami Spice menu. Best grilled octopus in South Florida, perhaps the whole state. The deserts, pannocata and gelato, is always fresh and delicious. Intensive wine list. Great service and staff, as always. Charming environment. We truly enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommended!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was good. We’ve been here many times however when they have a special they should disclose the price to customers and not surprise them with an outrageous appetizer fee.
  9. NB

    NajB

    Miami

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Palat is absolutely the best Italian restaurant in South Miami. It's my favorite restaurant in Florida. I've eaten there more than a dozen time with family and friends within the past year. The atmosphere is very charming. The food is always delicious and well presented. Doesn’t matter what I get I end up liking it, especially the branzino and deserts. Their Miami Spice menu is worth exploring too. The staff is always friendly and welcoming. They are extremely knowledgeable about their menus and make great wine recommendations from their extensive wine list. Highly recommended!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excelente experiencia gastronómica
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Miami Spice had delicious plates and they were really good portions. I fell in love with the cacio e pepe! The cheesecake was unforgettable too!
  12. M

    Mariolina

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! The best pasta I’ve ever had and the service was great
  13. MN

    MarioN

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    true italian restaurant. excellent food great wine list and verynice ambiance .
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience5
    El sr del valet se quedó con las llaves de mi carro. Un Mercedes. Mi tel es 3055825086
  15. EP

    ElleP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exceptional! Highly recommend the whole roasted branzino special! Best fish I’ve ever had!
  16. PB

    PaulaB

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was spectacular Service excellent, very attentive Wine list excellent The lighting was good and I could have a conversation and hear my friends
  17. SB

    SheldonB

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was horrific. It used to be great. Service is horrific
  18. SH

    SofiaH

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really nice cozy place.. Miami spice menu is really good and service is super nice :)
  19. AB

    ABXZ

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted to try their Miami Spice dinner menu. Had grilled calamari, branzino and gelato. Everything was delicious. Will definitely come back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a miami spice diner it was amazing every single dish that we order tuna tartare and grilled calamari as appetizers then the crispy branzino and the chitarra con scampi (finally a homemade cooked the right way al dente) great desserts and All the portion were regular size definitely coming back to try the rest
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The customer service was excellent. The waiters took their time to explain the menu and we very accommodating to our requests. The food was absolutely delicious with generous portions.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience our waiter was phenomenal and the pasta was to die for 😍
  23. CE

    CleanEater

    West Palm Beach

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything we had was good. The WINES were pricey for what they were, but 45 Dollar Corkage. I'll take my fabulous collection elsewhere. For FOOD, good flavors and good service. Recommended.
  24. B

    Brittettes

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to dine at Palat. Every time we feel like eating Italian food we never think it twice ! Love this place . Food is always great and consistent.
  25. SL

    SylviaL

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    When we first entered the restaurant at 6:45 all the tables were unoccupied! We were 4 people and the tables are rather small. We found the chairs small and uncomfortable. The waiter right away came and recited specials. They only serve wine and beer. The cost of bottles of wine was very expensive ! The ceasar salad was very salted but what bothered me most was that the server was in a rush to take the dishes away while half of our group was still eating! I know in the US that severs May be told to remove empty plates, but while other guests are still eating in my book that is rude! The bread was delicious. The Osso-buco without bone was good, served with pasta. I personally found it lacked some spice, I think it was mainly salted.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always
  27. W

    William

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and lovely place! Nice service, good location
  28. MS

    MarcelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food Service was wonderful Great suggestions form server
  29. JC

    JorgeC

    Miami

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good food. Fantastic grilled octopus. Good service. Enjoyable experience. Thanks Aldo for stoping by our table and tell us about your life and your restaurants.
  30. DF

    DanayF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed!!!! We love going to Palat on Sundays evening. Not to crowded and perfect ambiance for us. Delightful food as usual and top notch service!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place to the date!
  32. MT

    MiguelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd place here and I truly believe it was better than the first.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had read many great reviews so we decided to try Palat. Greeting was friendly and table was ready on time. The grilled calamari appetizer was our favorite dish. The Tagliolini Cacio e Pepe were nicely prepared table side in the cheese bowl but lacked the pecorino flavor and texture. The Risotto Porcini was ok but was nothing special on the flavor side. Our friends summarized it well, on the Tagliolini and the Risotto “we have had better, we have had much better and we have had much much better”. We did enjoy the Crispy Skin Branzino. The Gamberoni alla Grillia were super tasty but just be aware the tails are small. The service was very good, our bottle of wine was kept on ice so it was always well chilled. Ambiance was lively on a Saturday night with some live music which was nice but made conversation a bit difficult. I should add parking was easy, valet has a few spaces otherwise just short walk.
  34. EK

    EdwardK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food was outstanding, Langouste sashimi was incredible, so was seafood carpaccio, we ordered pasta in a Reggiano cheese roll which was perfectly cooked al dente and the perfect amount of cheesiness, Bronzini was excellent as well if a bit overpriced. Service was outstanding as well! Definitely will be back!
  35. MV

    MarianaV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food. Attentive service and ambiance Short waiting time between ordering and delivery of food
  36. R

    Ralph

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    regular place, i did not tell me anything, the first plate beef carpaccio was cold from the freezer
  37. SC

    SClavijo

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Beautiful ambiance. Loved it!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is consistently great!
  39. CC

    CecilyC

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a spectacular lunch our family had at Palat on Saturday! Of course, every time we dine at Palat we leave with a smile on our face and usually say the words " what an incredible meal". Our server, Ernesto was so attentive and friendly. He was knowledgeable not only about the menu but also the wine. We enjoyed a few bottles of wine (who's counting) with the additional assistance of Giorgio, the sommelier. He was also a pleasure to have at our table and made sure our glasses remained full. The grilled calamari, beef carpaccio, and grilled octopus were outstanding. We then moved on to their version of "Cacio e Pepe" which we all shared and fought over who would have the last bite with the shaved truffle! We finished with the ribeye and skirt steak which were cooked to perfection! We did not want the meal to end. Not only was everything we tasted exceptional but the entire staff at Palat is top notch. Can't wait for our next opportunity to return!!
  40. CC

    ChristinaC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. We had the risotto, gnocchi, and the scallops ravioli special. Seafood carpaccio and meatballs appetizers. Everything was delicious including the wines.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Palat offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (786) 953-7577.

Palat is rated 4.7 stars by 709 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Palat

4702 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Valet Parking located at the Corner of 2nd Avenue &amp; 48th Street. <br />

  • Neighborhood

    Buena Vista

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking (along NE 2ND AVE, pay trough city app)Private Parking (on NE 47TH ST drive way next to restaurant, self parking)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (786) 953-7577

  • Catering

    contact our management for inquiries

  • Private party facilities

    contact our management for inquiries

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