The Alley at The Betsy
Tucked away in the back of The Betsy, The Alley is a modern trattoria serving Neapolitan-style pizza, homemade pasta, charcuterie, salads, Italian-style cocktails, beer & wine. Inspired by timeless Italian techniques, Chef Laurent Tourondel spent over a year perfecting his signature pizza dough, hand-stretched to order by our artisan pizzaiolos, topped with ingredients that would make Nonna proud, then baked to perfection in our earthstone oven. Insider’s Tip: try the whipped ricotta and finish off your meal with a frozen orange gelato. Retro photos and neon artwork highlight the cozy dining room and open kitchen, while bistro lights illuminate our outdoor tables lining the bustling pathway between Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue. The Alley is also available for small groups and private dining.
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The service is ok nothing special, and the food wasn’t good
Love the pizza and the soundtrack - excellent experience
This was our third visit to the Alley. It seems to be hit and miss as to whether we have a good meal or not. This last visit was not so great because my pizza was not cooked very well. It had been cooked on too high a heat but for too short a time. The outside edge was very black and burnt in places but the middle dough was soggy and uncooked. I couldn’t eat it. To be fair, I was not charged and was given the offer to have another, but a pizza in a pizza restaurant should be perfect each time. Disappointing as on our last visit our pizzas were lovely. Perhaps a different chef.
Pizza was black baked . And also very dry . A real Italian will be very dissapointed.
Lively restaurant with some outdoor eating space. The food was outstanding if you like neapolitana style pizza. Light dough, cooked to perfection. As an entree we had olives and parmesan. What a deal for this quality of food! Friendly staff. Clean. Beautiful bathrooms.
Ask for Alfredo! He will make your experience so much fun, plus he is super knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list ❤️
Love the casual ambiance and the food! Wish they had a happy hour menu!
The greeter unfortunately was clueless. Had to repeat numerous times that we had reservations. We spotted our friends ourselves. However, our waitress did a good job of taking orders and working with us to get special dishes made. There 4 in our party, and all but one thought that their entree was very good.
Unfortunately, The Alley does not serve decaff coffee and that was a disappointment to us.
Waiter loved his job, kept filling our wine glasses - fun night out
Our waiter greeted us with a warm hello and a warning that we would be waiting 40 minutes for any food we ordered. The warning was accurate. The table next to us was served another table’s pizza, which a waiter then served to another table. When our pizza arrived, we cut into it (which involved touching it with our hands) only to discover it wasn’t what we had ordered. Shockingly, when we flagged down a waiter about the mistake, they picked it up and served it to another table.
The food is very good, but the service was not professional as described above.
Pizza ok. Some appetizers tasteful. Very noisy and more of a diner vibe. better pizza and better prices elsewhere.
A great dining experience. Service was friendly and professional. The food was delicious. It is one of the best pizzas I’ve had. The crust is good enough to eat alone. The seafood pasta was very flavorful and had a good amount of seafood. We enjoyed the casual ambience and location
Apps of calamari, olives,meatball and aggplant were perfect
Pizza very good ..love brick oven but found pizza itself just a bit soggy with a very well done crust ..would go back
Hostess was not good at managing the crowd . Server was good and was was higher than average .
We have had two terrific meals at the Alley. Joanny was really wonderful—a very thoughtful person!
Tip is added and mentioned on the check but not by the server. Therefore, Americans are double tipping and not alerted by wait staff. Not transparent.