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1747 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2495
+1 305-604-1811
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 23:30
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Hinsdale, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly pedestrian Italian fare and mediocre service were the highlights of this visit. The real kicker was the extremely overpriced food and wine. Example: a bottle of Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva ($22-25 retail) was...wait for it...$90. Literally 4 times the retail price. Furthermore, when our group of nine asked the server simply to bring us whatever she thought we'd like,... More 

Thank Pat H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a first stop go to always when we are all together as a family in Miami Beach. (Southern end). The menu changes regularly, there is always fresh fish and vegetables, and very cheery wait staff.

Thank CescaZ255
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Do not waste your time or money with all the amazing food that the south beach area has to offer. Service was poor and the food was similar to a lean cuisine. Flavorless, dry, etc. I am angry that we wasted our time and money.

Thank barleybuddy
Miami Beach, Florida
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Solidky good food and service. Menu has optins, mostly all good. Dark and off the beaten path which is nice for MB

Thank Eat4thejoy
Verona, Italy
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I come every year to eat escarole&beans soup and tge best meatballs ever!!!! Top wine list and service

Thank Marina F
Miami, FL
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This well known establishment failed to inspire us. The inflexible management and lack of concern for the dining experience gave us pause as to how they have lasted so long. There is a very limited menu, with a policy of no changes is exactly why we will never visit again. A mere 200 feet away is another Italian restaurant, Due... More 

2 Thank Michael F
Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Macaluso's is the best Italian food I have ever eaten.The marinara is awesome and they have this great cheese called pecorino Romano locetelli.

Thank 8Bananas
Miami Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Now that things have settled in on business in Miami Beach..with business and traffic slower--Premium clients to higher priced restruants become more selective...If owner stays on hand and becomes increasingly more flexible and client friendly--This spot could be best Italian in Miami Beach.. No other has better salad--or meatballs--prices are steep for product but food is worth the reach--Liquor is... More 

Thank Carl J
Miami, Florida
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216 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place close to Lincoln Road and with Parking space. The menu has several plates that include meatballs. This time we ordered meatball pizza and meatball salad. The homemade tomato sauce is very tasteful! The food was very good! We did not try the desserts because they were huge! The service was perfect!

Thank DeniseEhl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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121 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had dinner there last week. There was no menu so the waiter told us all the possibilities and showed us all the kind of pasta they serve. We tried the famous home made meat balls and they were very good. The pasta was also very good. As a desert we ordered tiramisu. Although it was presented as home made... More 

Thank Berend d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1747 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2495
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 305-604-1811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?