Palat

4.7
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235 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Palat, the newest addition to the Aldo Lamberti Family of Restaurants, is centrally located in Miami near the Design District. The Palat menu was created by Executive Chef Pippo Lamberti and features contemporary Italian-fusion small plates, charcuterie, pasta and small bites served in a rustic, chic setting. Dinner menu highlights: Sea Urchin with Squid Ink Pasta and Crab Meat; and Charred Octopus with Artichoke and Rosemary Pesto; Peas & Bacon Crostini and more! Our lunch menu features weekly special dishes, so make sure to stop in and try something new each week!

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas Eve with us! We will be featuring our a la carte menu and multiple fresh seafood additions as well.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Bring in the new decade with us! Featuring a special a la carte menu, live music and a champagne toast at midnight, NY Eve 2020 will be a night to remember!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 235 People Are Saying
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CL
Miami
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Chef Rocco knows what he is doing. The fish is to die for and the veggies just delicious. Pastas were very good too. We love this place and we’ll go back again soon!

JB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We needed more vegetarian (non pasta) options. We ordered all the sides, and all of the food was delicious, but at least one vegetarian non pasta meal would have felt better. Service was great, setting is gorgeous, food was delicious, crowd was hip, live music (super cool trombone playing jazz) was amazing. Thank you!

FR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and some of the BEST Italian food in Miami.

MR
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tried a new venue for dinner on a recommendation and we were not disappointed.
Food was delicioso 😋. Good wine list as well.
We had a table for 6 in a back corner, which was a little quieter but we were not “forgotten”.
Vincenzo and his servers were very attentive and provided excellent service.
As this was a first time dining at Palat Miami, Paulo, the manager, did not charge any corkage fee for the wine we brought👍
Will definitely return.

TA
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Cacio de Pepe in Town! The service was top of the line and ambiance was great for a date or with family / friends.

l
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we went loved the food excellent burrata and black tagliatelle with very tasty shrimp
The vongalo was also very good !
Wine price very reasonable ! Being european wines are very expensive in usa .
Liked it so Much going back this weekend to try cache / Pépé ! See you than !

Palat
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you very much for the kind words and for giving Palat Miami a five-star review on OpenTable! We look forward to seeing you again!!

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OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place !! Food is delusions ! Service nice . Definitely will come back again for a delicious date night!

Palat
Responded on November 8, 2019

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LV
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating there and we were blown away. The food was so delicious and the service was great. The restaurant is well decorated and it was a great place to have lunch. We all loved our orders and couldn't stop saying how much we'd love to come back. Our only issue was the parking.

Palat
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you very much for the kind words and for giving Palat Miami a five-star review on OpenTable! We'll see you again soon!!

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LP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive from Coral Gables to eat here and it is worth it! This is a fine dining and service experience but with a fun and relaxed atmosphere that works for date night or a dinner with the whole family. The branzino is delicate and delicious, the pasta with truffles shaved at the table is amazing. The wine list is one of the best values in Miami. Paolo and his team are all from Italy and will make you feel like family.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.Always consistent!

Palat
Responded on November 8, 2019

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M
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was great. A little loud but we loved it.

Palat
Responded on November 8, 2019

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JT
Key West
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable meal!! We frequent at the Lamberti family of restaurants often in the NJ area and we were so excited to try their newest restaurant while visiting Miami. We had high expectations knowing how excellent the restaurants are up north; rest assured we were not disappointed at Palat!
Ambiance was a great mix of upscale, relaxed, and modern. Service was EXCELLENT - Vincenzo and Paolo were very friendly and knowledgeable about the food/wine.
The food was exceptional! We started with the octopus small plate which was so tasty and cooked to perfection. Second, we shared the homemade crab ravioli in a lobster bisque sauce special which was to die for. Lastly, we shared the tomahawk steak which was one of the best we’ve ever had! Presentation & service during all the courses was first class. We will definitely be back next time we’re in the area. Palat comes highly recommended!

Palat
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you very much for the kind words and for giving Palat Miami a five-star review on OpenTable! We thank you for your continued support of our restaurants!!

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very dimly lit I must say. My girlfriend and I appreciated the decor of the restaurant and I myself was a big fan of the use of plates for the various dishes. The balsamic vinegar given to us table side to us for our bread.... HEAVEN. Such a nice sweet addition to the olive oil which we both adored. Very good quality oil. We had the Bruschetta, which my lady mentioned felt fresh and not pre cut or made the day before. Lots of fresh flavors and the balsamic on top of that only made it better. Our clams and mussels came next, also very good and the tomatoes added another dimension to the dish. We had the rabbit as our entree; very flavorful, not too game-y but we did have bones in our pasta. It blended in with the pasta so it was hard to tell until we bit into it. A few bone pieces but nothing detrimental. We ended with the Ricotta cheesecake and that was a very nice way to end the evening. We definitely plan on visiting again rather soon in the near future. We appreciate the hospitality given to us by your crew.

Palat
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you very much for giving Palat Miami a five-star review on OpenTable! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food selection. Salmon prepared perfectly.

Palat
Responded on October 4, 2019

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ML
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is outstanding as always. Great time as always

Palat
Responded on October 4, 2019

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JB
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

My second visit to this place. First one was a business diner. It was OK.This time experience was much worse. Food was not bad. It was a lunch meal in September. Parking is so small that it is almost disrespectful. Miami Spice menu was not offered at once, we had to request it. If a restaurant is part of an initiative like this, not offering the menu and inducing customers to chose more expensive options, it is for me enough reason not to return. And on top of that, every 5 minutes there was someone interrupting the conversation to ask if everything was OK.

CC
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Salvatore and the staff are all excellent. Very hospitable and knowledge of their products. It's god quality food with a nice ambiance.

Palat
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you very much for giving Palat Miami a five-star review on OpenTable! We will pass along the compliments!

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NH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is flawless in every way.

Quality of the food is excellent & flavors are wonderful.
Service is exceptional.
The place ambiance/Design is memorable & makes the experience that much nicer.

Can't wait to go back

Palat
Responded on October 4, 2019

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P
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always.. great service and food friendly staff

Palat
Responded on October 4, 2019

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AC
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious; everything we ordered - octopus, shishito peppers, ribeye with truffle mashed, cacio e pepe, pappardelle with mushrooms, brussels sprouts AND tiramisu! - was perfect. And Leandro, our server, was excellent. The rest of the staff was exceptionally attentive without being overbearing.

Palat
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you very much for giving Palat Miami a five-star review on OpenTable! What a wonderful review!

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RF
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and selection were amazing...I could tell all ingredients were fresh and everything was cooked to perfection. I want to stress that the service was Excellent and give a huge shout out and thank you to Salvatore our server who was super attentive! I would def go again and recommend to others!!!

Palat
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you very much for giving Palat Miami a five-star review on OpenTable! We will be sure to pass along the compliments!

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BR
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, food and service. The owner was charming and available.

Palat
Responded on October 4, 2019

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was great, ambience on point!! Loved everything about the dining experience.

Palat
Responded on October 4, 2019

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n
Miami
65 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and real Italian food

Palat
Responded on October 4, 2019

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L
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nice vibe...excellent Italian fare....wait staff paid attention to us

SM
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a table for 6; four ordered from the Miami Spice menu and two from the regular menu. From the Miami Spice menu the meatball appetizer was excellent, the salmon carpaccio very good. The beef filet as main was very good although the potatoes were somewhat over cooked; the squid ink pasta with crabmeat lacked flavor and included a few crab shells. The desserts (cheesecake and tiramisu) were fine. From the regular menu the squid and octopus were well received. The wine menu is decent and moderately priced.
The noise level was so high that we could not carry on a conversation from one end of the table to the other. Toward the end of dinner they added thumping music, which only contributed to the volume.

HM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious. I can't complain about that. Everything very fresh. It was my mom's birthday and I cant complain about the overall experience (because of the food of course) . The only things that we were not so happy with was with the service. We called like 6 times to change the reservation time and amount of people and nobody ever answered the phone. Luckily it wasn't busy so there was no issue one we were there.
I saw that they had a Vero machine so I asked for sparkling water. He brought a Pellegrino and I asked him if there was no Vero sparkling and he said no. Then once the Pellegrino was done with the busser was refilling me with Vero sparkling. I wasn't so happy about that.
The food and everything else definitely made up for those two small things.

Palat
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for giving Palat Miami a four-star review on OpenTable! We will pass along your comments to our management team.

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AH
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

WE went for lunch and it was empty. Food was very good, but the service was so, so. Not sure if they were understaffed that day.

I will try it one more time, to give them the benefit of the doubt, and hopefully they will improve as food is more important than service, and they have the food correct!

Palat
Responded on October 4, 2019

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did Miami spice but found the entree to take a long time to be served. My only critique.

Other than that, the food was excellent. I had the mussels clams which I practically drank the soup out of the bowl cause it was too good to go to waste. I even used the bread to soak the juice to enjoy my complimentary bread.

My date had the veal, pork, beef meatball. The sauce was incredible. I had a small bite but I was definitely J.

My entree was squid ink pasta with crab meat, uni and Parmesan cheese. I was so full, I couldn’t finish it.

Partner had chicken with potatoes, simple but so delicious. The sauce served with it was really nice.

Dessert, 2 options. Cheesecake and tiramisu, found the cheesecake a bit dry and tiramisu just right and perfect balance served in a small mason jar.

Thank you for an amazing and impressive Miami spice 2019 Menu. I’ll be back for the a la carte.

Wine: Italian white wine, sorry I forget the name of it. I think it was Fiano del Sonnio Fontana

Palat
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you very much for giving Palat Miami a five-star review on OpenTable! What a wonderfully detailed review!

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BL
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a quick lunch today with our twin 3 year old boys and EVERYTHING was perfect. Such delicious clean simple food, the hardest to make. ALL of the staff was so efficient and polite and it was such a great restaurant experience. Thankfully it is literally in our backyard and we will come here weekly from now on. Gorgeous food, gorgeous space and gorgeous people. The pastas and salads and desserts were all great and our wine the waiter suggested was so yummy.

Palat
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you very much for giving Palat Miami a five-star review on OpenTable! What a wonderful review!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Palat. Everything was wonderful- ambience, service and the food. Will definitely return.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Miami Spice menu, even on Saturdays.
Loved it, definitely coming back.

Palat
Responded on September 6, 2019

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J
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida, deliciosa y buenas porciones. Buen ambiente y buena música!!! Recomendadisimo!!!

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S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant, contemporary Italian Food, excellent service

Too noisy for my taste, but it is the clients, not the restaurant

I plan to be back, too many tempting option on the menu

a
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

the place had a really nice cool neighborhood vibe. the food and menu selections were awesome. I did not give it the highest rating bc the service, although abundant, was not efficient. Too many servers bouncing around all tables and yet I could not manage to keep water in my glass, or silverware on the table. A few times one young man was asking me if I was finished as I placed the food in my mouth. When I was really done, he was nowhere to be found. otherwise, really sweet place. I will return because the food was yes, that good!!!

Palat
Responded on September 6, 2019

Thank you for giving Palat Miami a four-star review on OpenTable! We will be sure to pass along your comments to our management team.

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LM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot, great food. The pasta is incredible, definitely will come back!

Palat
Responded on October 4, 2019

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G
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and fun!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the ambience..... At 7:30 was quiet and relx... The food was amazing and the server 👌

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Valet guy was rude, gentleman at the host stand told me I put the wrong amount of guests on my reservation (he apologized when he was incorrect), waiter didn’t ask what temperature I wanted my steak. It was a mediocre dinner.

MT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very enjoyable! Food very good as was service and surroundings