Palat

4.7
554 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 554 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was horrible ,server didn’t know his menu

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond excellence!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! The food was good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

La comida es maravillosa al igual que el ambiente, lo malo que nuestra reserva no estaba lista y tuvimos que esperar por 30 minutos

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience.

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rofaida
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice for a romantic dinner, service is perfect.
Wine selection is very surprising, we had the Montepulciano, outstanding.
Obviously try the "TaglioniIi “Cacio E Pepe”, their speciality, don't eat 6 hours before to enjoy ;)
I live in the city for 6 years, their Cheesecake is just amazing, best I had in Unites States, we ordered a second one and share with our neighbor, they agreed!

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vipcurlyj
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. It was our first time dining at Palat. The good was delicious, the ambience friendly & the service was excellent.

I am hard of hearing so the restaurant was a bit noisy but this would not deter me from returning.

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vipMelissaK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Miami spice menu here is a must! We had the tuna tartare (my fave), fried calamari, cacio & pepe with truffle, papardelle ossobucco, tiramisu and chocolate temptation. Food presentation was gorgeous and everything tasted great. The portion sizes were impressive and we had to bring some home. Elegant place with a perfect date night vibe. Only downside was they had wine only and no cocktails, but I will definitely still go back!

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Sara
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to have a great evening. The food, the environment and the service were just perfect! I will definitely be back!

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vipmarkgFL
Fort Lauderdale
35 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Service and food is always on point!

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vipTomyhh
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite Italian Seafood restaurant in Miami! 100% genuine just like as if you where in Southern Italy!!

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LorenzoW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was friendly and attentive, but lacked experience. To hot to eat outside, we asked to have a table inside and separated from others to the extent possible. Place was just filling (7PM) but they sat us at a table next to a long table which was filled with 10 celebratory singles and the noise and proximity was unpleasant, especially when we saw that the rest of the room was wide open to have been separated.

Their food is exceptionally good and prices reasonable for this quality meal. Too bad front of restaurant isn't at the same level as the kitchen and the physical layout and decor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time in Palat. I absolutely loved it. We enjoyed with the Miami Spice menu and the food was outstanding.

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JenniferH
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

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vipDiscriminating
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at Palat over 15 times since Palat opened years ago. Menu Sections, Food, Service, Ambiance are all 1st Class. And consistent. Palat continues to provide a mature and top dining experience. This is Italian food as you would have at a modern restaurant in Milan. Bravo. Never hesitate. Always enjoy!

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vipRomina
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I’ve been to palat several times in the past but today’s experience wasn’t the best.

The waiters either wore no masks or wore them as a chin guard despite the sign at the door asking that we wear ours upon entering.

Considering there could be younger individuals within our parties that may not be vaccinated it seemed pretty inconsiderate.

Additionally when asking for a simple splitting of the bill the waiter was annoyed. When he finally agreed to do it, it didn’t take longer than 5 min don’t understand what the issue was especially when the computer does all the work for you.

Once we received our food waiter stopped coming around with water as if we were no longer important.

I’m a bit shocked considering all of my other visits were favorable but for the price I truly feel the experience wasn’t well worth it.

I hope this was a fluke.

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DanielM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was modern and chic, but the most important part was the food. Palat was delicious! Already recommended it to my other foodie friends. Perfect place to go on a date, or have a great meal with a loved one. Service was great. Will definitely be returning!

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AbbeyN
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 6 girls for a bachelorette party, the bride found this place on Instagram because she wanted the cheese pasta (what they’re known for). We showed up at 12 for our reservation and we were pleasantly surprised. The manager and waiters gave us what felt like special treatment. The food was amazing, they recommended a bottle of champagne for the table and that was amazing, and we had like 4 plates of bread which was incredible. Prices were affordable. My only complaint was once it got busy it was a little long to get the check, but if i would’ve had to sit there all day and not have any other plans, I could do it. Just plan for a long lunch and give yourself a lot of time till you’re next event. It was so comfortable, relaxed, and classy.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The experience would have been a 10 out of 10
But the servers were getting the place ready to close while we where still waiting for our dinner to come out
We all thought that was very rude and not appropriate

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vipMISSNALINI
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience! The restaurant and staff was very attentive and friendly! They gave us everything we wanted and recommended us the best plate of the menu. It’s a great place. We had a lovely dinner in family. Strongly recommended

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vipLeah
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time eating in this excellent restaurant. We started with the tuna tartare which was very good. The Cacio e Pepe is the best I ever had. The ribeye was absolutely delicious…flavorful and tender. Our friends had the lasagna and the mussels and clams and loved them both. The deserts were good and the chocolate gelato was delicious. Service was great. Although a bit pricey, it is worth the money.
We will be back again.

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ManuelP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place, food is prepare with enthusiasm and they pay a lot of attention to the details. An explosion of flavors

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vipAnaB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite little gem in Miami. Every time that we have guests and we want to eat delicious away of the crowds this is the perfect spot.

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AdrianaE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It’s OK. Nothing to write home about. You can get pasta like that anywhere. Not impressed at all.

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GabrielG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining at Palat and like the first time, everything was great. My family and I enjoyed every part of the meal, and will continue to recommend Palat. Given the size of our group (6), we got a chance of trying a many dishes. Great service, varied menu, ample serving size, perfect ambiance, refined plating and taste.

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ErikaP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We have had the best octopus of my life! Please go and try it! Chocolate temptation it was also amazing!

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vipFoodieStu
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely fantastic restaurant. The quality of the food and service at Palat is some of the finest in the Miami area. Food is comparable with Michelin stared restaurants anywhere in the world. Outstanding every time I have visited - lunch or dinner you can not go wrong!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal was delicious.
Thanks Giorgio

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RimaP
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great ambience! Their outdoor patio area is beautiful!

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CeciliaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic, staff excellent and the live singer an absolute delightful bonus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Place is nice, food was ok, nothing crazy amazing and service was ok.

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Susana
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Había estado antes en el restaurant y la experiencia fue buena , pero esta vez estaban desorganizados , los platos eran diferentes a los de la última vez y el pescado que me sirvieron no estaba a la altura del restaurant ! Espero mejoren !

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Foodie
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and wait staff friendly and knowledgeable .

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LauraM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service ❤️

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Dashe
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great space and service but very noisy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Palat did not disappoint! Sat outside al fresco under umbrella and had a wonderful lunch with friends. Food was delicious!

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vipTalula
Miami
71 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really delicious great ambiance, We order Caesar salad, Pasta and Bronzino everything was yummy!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great!

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SamuelP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place have the best Cacio e Pepe in Miami I’m in Love

FAQs

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

Palat is rated 4.7 stars by 554 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.