From rustic pizza parlors to restaurants where you can find hand-rolled pasta, Brickell has some of the best Italian restaurants in the city. We put together six tried-and-true spots in the neighborhood you need to try as soon as possible.
A rich and dare we say lavish home dedicated to dining, pleasure, and community — in the Italian way, of course! Casa Tua leaves its mark on the soul once you realize that a mansion can be like a miniature museum, with special exhibitions dedicated to each individual space. You can enjoy a number of classic Italian food and beverage in a number of their signature decors. Think beef tenderloin with Sicilian caponata in the Eastern Garden, or tagliolini clams and bottarga in the Library! There’s even a discrete club for exclusive members — because they’re cool like that.
Casa Tua is located at 1700 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
This Biscayne Bayside frontier already has a leg up on the competition. The menu is fairly sized and fairly priced and stocked with all you need out of fair fare, for that matter. No pizzas to be found here by the way — but baked pasta, yes. Steak tartare, yes. Veal piccatine al limone… yes. On top of that, they provide Uber Eats and Doordash for busy-but-hungry Miamians, so you can save yourself the trip once in a while. Just be sure to enjoy the homemade ice cream on a tempting day in person!
Cipriani is located at 465 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
This powerhouse boasts not only a super diverse Italian menu for all pending palettes, it also leaves nothing in the wake of atmosphere and hospitality. Its multi-faceted, yet honest menu, is not very often seen in the public eye, especially at such a high level of quality. Expect all your favorites from rustic pizzas to hand-rolled pasta to fresh seafood and more, all within that familial dining setting — homely but fancy. Not to mention, they rent out their delightful space for private events, whenever you really want to make a movie.
Fi’lia is located at 1300 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website.
A hop and a skip away from Brickell, Fratelli Milano is a real proper Italian restaurant. Run by the twin chefs—the Bearzi chefs — this joint provides hearty Italian soul food inspired by Grandma Bearzi from days old back in Northern Italy. You can feel that family vibe the moment you step foot into the space. The menu has a little bit of everything — fat salads, pizzas, antipasti, hot mains, and desserts. Best of all, Chef Emanuele Bearzi rolls out homemade pasta every day, including lasagna and ravioli (we do recommend). The best Milanese menu on the list for sure.
Fratelli Milano is located at 213 SE 1st St, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
On the finer side of “another divine Italian outing” we have Il Gabbiano, located on the gorgeous waterfront of Biscayne Bay. It’s a perfect spot to treat that special someone to a just-as-special evening — romantic and sensual. And aside from the gorgeous atmosphere, Il Gabbiano boasts some of the best pasta you’ll find in our beloved city. Not to mention their gaudy list of famous desserts, with a mix of classics, as well as more creative twists. A perfect finish for a grandiose and intimate eatery that already checks all the wow boxes. Buon Appetito!
Il Gabbiano is located at 335 S Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
Stanzione 87 is an OG pizza joint that has been lighting up the Brickell scene for almost a decade now. They boast subs and starters and salads as well, but their authentic pizza is where it’s at. The dough ferments for 3 days, the mozzarella is made daily, and the techniques are time-tested. Red & white pies are separated on the menu and the variety is crazy. The good kind. Plus, they have some of the rarest wines you can find this side of the Mississippi. How about a Quattro Formaggi White to pair with a N’antia Super Tuscan Red? And if you’re too laid back and want to order in, they deliver as well.
Stanzione 87 is located at 87 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit their official website.