7 Miami Beach Restaurants For The Best Meal Of Your Life
The choice of restaurants in Miami Beach can be overwhelming—here we share our favorites with you.
So many restaurants and so little time—that is definitely the feeling you may get when trying to choose a great place to eat in Miami Beach. There are some amazing dining choices in Miami Beach ranging from fine dining to friendly authentic Italian restaurants and lively Mediterranean food venues. Whatever your taste we have gathered together some very special places to dine in Miami Beach for you to enjoy.
Visa-O1 Extraordinary Pizza
If you are searching for the best pizza in Miami Beach then you need to check out Visa-O1 Extraordinary Pizza. This very small restaurant is a huge hit in Miami Beach as diners stand in line outside to snag a table to eat some of the best pizza available. This place is popular and gets very busy—if you want to avoid a wait then you can reserve a table by calling or booking directly on their website.
Prices are very reasonable starting at just $9.90 for a Margherita Pizza. There is a large choice of different pizzas on the menu. If you want to try something different then maybe you will be tempted by the Nutella Pizza! The menu also offers salads, calzone and an antipasti and mozzarella bar.They also offer a vegan cheese option for an additional $1.99
Visa-O1 Extraordinary Pizza is located at 1680 Michigan Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Telephone: (305) 397-8189.
Visa-O1 is a modern, conceptual and trendy pizzeria.
Gol is the place to be if you enjoy authentic Italian food, friendly service, and a heavily soccer-based theme! Gol prides itself on using fresh ingredients to make the finest Italian food. The owner Roberto Paresce has combined his love of great tasting food and soccer to create a very special restaurant which is a Miami Beach favorite.
The varied menu includes such traditional Italian favorites as Spaghetti Bolognese at $13, Risotto alla Pescatora for $20, and Parmesan Chicken Milanesa for $15.
The pizzas are made in the wood fired oven and include all the usual favorites and some interesting variations. If you are looking for something a bit different then try the Mimosa Pizza with mozzarella, potatoes and parsley, the Gol Pizza with homemade pesto sauce, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and eggs or the Campagnola Pizza with mozzarella, eggplant, zucchini and ricotta cheese. Prices start at $9 for a regular sized pizza.
Gol is located at 940 71st Street, Normandy Island, Miami Beach, FL 33141. Telephone 305-397-8917
Ola at the Sanctuary
Ola at the Sanctuary is an excellent restaurant which combines Pan Latin, Spanish and Caribbean flavors. If you are in the mood for excellent food in a delightful, modern setting then seriously consider visiting the Ola.
Ceviche is a specialty and there are many different types on the menu including Lobster, Fire and Ice, Tuna and Foie Gras, Salmon, Mixto, and Kampachi. Appetizers are creative variations of favorite dishes such as Smoked Marlin Tacos, Short Rib Empenada, and Ola Oysters which are lightly fried and served over fufu and creamy horseradish spinach with huacatay sauce.
Main courses are largely meat based but there are also some choices of fish dishes and a vegetarian option. Roast Cuban Pork, Pan Con Bistec, Sugar Cane Tuna and Filet Mignon Churrasco are just some of the entree choices.
If you still have room for dessert there are some very tempting choices which include Deconstructed Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Cigar and Layered Flan De Queso Ice Cream.
Ola at the Sanctuary is located at 1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Telephone (305) 695-9125.
Hakkasan is the place to go in Miami Beach is you enjoy authentic great tasting Chinese food. The Hakkasan is located on the fourth floor of the very stylish Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. The decor is very contemporary and the ambiance is upscale but friendly.
Dim Sum is a specialty and they offer a huge choice on their menu including Alaskan Crab Meat Soupy Dumplings $12, Black Pepper Duck with Pumpkin Dumplings $9, and Chinese Cabbage Shrimp Dumplings for $6.
If you just want a small plate there is a good choice on the menu which includes Spicy Szechuan Chicken and Jasmine Tea Smoked Beef Short Ribs. There is a varied, but not overwhelming, selection of entrees. Why not try Wok Baked Maine Lobster $62, Sanpei Chicken Claypot $24, Crispy Szechuan Shredded Beef Tenderloin $38 or Asparagus With Lotus Root and Lily Bulbs $22?
There is a relatively large choice of desserts at this Chinese restaurant. They are shown with recommended wine pairings on the menu and include Sticky Toffee Cake $12 and Mango Custard $13.
There is an extensive wine menu with drinks available by the glass and by the bottle. Cocktails are also featured here with a Chinese twist on such favorites as the Far East Margarita, a Pink Mojito and a Far East Mule.
Hakkasan is located at 4441 Collins Ave, Fontainebleau Resort, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Telephone: (877) 326-7412
Cleo brings the very best Mediterranean inspired cuisine to Miami. This consistently great restaurant is located inside The Redbury Hotel and offers mezze, flatbread, shareable plates and fabulous cocktails in a fun and vibrant atmosphere. A restaurant that has diners raving about it's brussel sprouts has to be worth a visit!
You can enjoy the Spanish inspired concept of the small plate, or mezze at Cleo. Try the Babaganoush, Hummus, Shishito Peppers, Dolmades, Lamb Kofta and Brussels Sprout Hearts with Hazelnuts - all starting at $8 per plate.
Or sample something from the Raw Bar including Oysters, Ceviche or Tuna Tartare. There is a good choice of salads ranging from the traditional Greek to the more unusual Grilled Halloumi with kale, citrus, hazelnuts and tarragon.
For something a little more substantial look to the Meat and the Seafood Menus. Lamb Tangine and Moussakah are traditional options. If you feel more adventurous then Grilled Octopus or Squid and Rice is also available.
Flatbreads are also available starting at $13 and including Kale, Artichoke, Clam and Seasonal Mushroom.
If you still need something to finish off your meal the Flourless Chocolate Cake is a favorite. Cleo also has a good choice of cocktails starting at $14 and beers including a small selection of craft beer.
Cleo is located at 1776 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Telephone: (305) 534-2536.
Katsuya by Starck
You will find excellent Japanese food, stylish surroundings and attentive service at Katsuya. The modern interior design is by Philippe Starck and the atmosphere is upscale and inviting. The attention to detail on the presentation of the food makes a meal here even more enjoyable.
Katsuya has an extensive menu including sushi, sashimi, robata, omakase and hot entrees from the kitchen. The prices reflect the quality of the food and the surroundings. California Roll is $7, Rainbow Roll $18.50, Shrimp Tempura Roll $13 and Salmon Roll $9. A Sashimi or Sushi Sampler is available for $36.
If you would prefer something from the hot kitchen then the Lobster Dynamite is available at $25 and Miso Marinated Black Cod for $29.
Katsuya has an excellent selection of cocktails, sake, and wine which is sold by the glass or bottle. Dessert is also very innovative with offerings such as Yuzu Baked Alaska and Sweet Miso Chowunmushi which is a warm caramel milk chocolate, white miso cake, charred marshmallows and a sugar lace crunch.
Katsuya by Starck is located at 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Telephone: (305) 455-2995
Katsuya artfully blends master sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi’s fresh take on classic Japanese cuisine with the pulsating vibe of downtown Miami.
Pane and Vino
There is a huge choice of Italian restaurants in Miami Beach, but if you want to experience one of the best then check out Pane and Vino on Washington Avenue. You know that you are in for a treat when you look in the restaurant window and watch the chefs make home made fresh pasta. This is authentic Italy right in the heart of Miami. This is the place where the Italians eat!
The decor is rustic and the service is exceptionally friendly and attentive. The owner is very welcoming and will greet you with a smile. The emphasis is on fresh, home cooked food and the prices are very reasonable for such excellent cuisine. All of the pasta is hand made in the restaurant.
Your dining experience starts with the delicious home made bread which is brought to your table when you arrive. Make sure you that don't eat too much though as you will want to save some room for your choice of appetizers, entrees and desserts!
The menu has a good selection of dishes but is not overwhelming. Lasagna al Salmone is a delicious combination of layered pasta, stuffed with leek, asparagus and fresh salmon priced at $22. Gnocchi Sorrentina is a wonderfully simple and tasty combination of handmade gnocchi with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil pesto priced at a very reasonable $15.
For dessert there is of course the Italian classic Tiramisu at $7. If you want to try something a little different then go for the Cannolo Siciliano which is fresh pasta cannolo stuffed with ricotta cheese, chocolate drops and candied fruit for $7.
Of course this restaurant does not forget the Vino in it's name and has an excellent wine list with drinks available by the glass or the bottle.
Pane and Vino is located at 1450 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL FL 33139
Telephone: (305) 535-9027
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