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Name: Marta Perez
Restaurant Pick: Islas Canarias

The parking can be challenging because there is only street parking and a parking garage that is about two blocks away. The restaurant has a very nice, festive New York vibe with urban music playing. There is a small full bar and both the inside and outside seating area are fun. The waitress was very good and helpful, particularly with the menu that is a bit difficult to understand for those of us who don’t know Italian cuisine terms. They had some gluten free options and all the dishes we ordered were very good. A++ to the bread pudding dessert! The price was about average for a restaurant of that category. The portions were mostly good, but one of the pasta dishes (beet Mezzaluna was small). However, the beet Mezzaluna was delicious, as were all the dishes. They also sell wines on menu to go at retail prices if you want to. I would certainly recommend this restaurant and go back again, and suggest reservations and time enough prior to find parking.

Name: Dennis Scholl
Restaurant Pick: Macchialina

This is one of the finest Italian restaurants in the state, helmed by a James Beard nominated chef who makes some of the best pasta dishes around, along with a killer veal parm, accompanied by an adventurous all Italian wine list. The place is always buzzing and the veteran front of the house staff will make sure your evening is perfection. It is a family business that always makes you feel welcome. The menu is not overwhelming, but has something for everyone. And each dish is handcrafted with high quality ingredients. Reservations are strongly suggested.

Name: Wendy Coffee
Restaurant Pick: Old Lisbon

Parking on the beach is never easy, but we got lucky and were able to park without any problem. The hostess was very pleasent, and the bartender was very accommodating. Great music, great ambience, very intimate and cozy setting. It was a very reasonable price for a 5 course tasting menu. The Branzino was the star!

Restaurant Information

Restaurant Name: Macchialina
Location: 820 Alton Road. Miami Beach, FL 33139
Parking: Paid street parking
Phone: (305) 534-2124
Restaurant Owners: Jacqueline Pirolo
Executive Chef: Michael Pirolo
Pastry Chef: NO

Type of Cuisine: Italian
Signature Dishes: Creamy Polenta, Beet Mezzaluna, Mediterranean Branzino
Vegetarian Options: YES
Alcohol Served: YES
Corkage Fee: $30
Bottle Limit: NO

Restaurant Hours:
Monday – 6PM-11PM
Tuesday – 6PM-11PM
Wednesday- 6PM-11PM
Thursday – 6PM-11PM
Friday – 5PM-11PM
Saturday – 5PM-11PM
Sunday – 5PM-11PM

Meals Served: Dinner
Prix Fix Menu: Yes, for call ahead parties.
Take-Out: YES
Delivery: YES
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $80
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): N/A
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? ALL
Accept Reservations: YES
Need Reservations: YES
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: 1 DAY

Accommodations for Children: YES
Dining Style: Casual
Disabled Access: YES
Restaurant Size: 100
Accommodate Groups: YES
Private Dining Room: NO
Tables with Scenic Views: NO
Outdoor Dining: YES
Entertainment: NO