Macchialina Taverna Rustica

Macchialina Taverna Rustica
Macchialina Taverna Rustica
A cozy Italian eatery that feels more like New York than South Beach, Macchialina Taverna Rustica is a labor of love owned and operated by Chef Michael Pirolo and his partner Jen Chaefsky who bring rustic Italian cuisine to the residential west side of South Beach. “Mike is one of Miami’s most talented chefs,” declares Andreas Schreiner, Founding Partner and Managing Director for Pubbelly Restaurant Group who helped Chef Pirolo fund his restaurant before amicably dissolving their partnership in November 2013. Enjoy house-made pizzas, handcrafted pastas, or feast on a tender Veal Milanese topped with arugula, tomatoes and shaved parmigiano.

Fully owning and operating a restaurant on his own is a lifelong dream for the young chef who brings a passion for simple flavors, fresh ingredients and rustic Southern Italian fare learned in his grandmother’s kitchen in Avellino, Italy. The 60-seat neighborhood eatery displays daily specials on oversized chalkboards propped on weathered brick walls. Guests enjoy signature cocktails and a reasonably-priced Italian wine list curated from a group of boutique vintners. Serving dinner nightly from 6pm, Sunday brunch service (including the chef’s heavenly Panettone French Toast) is offered from noon to 4pm and happy hour Wednesdays from 6 to 8pm.

Restaurant Information:
Name: Macchialina
Rating: 4 / 4.0 stars based on 129 reviews across the Web
Address: 820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (305) 534-2124
Cuisine: Italian
Price: $$$
Attire: Casual
Payment: Cash, All Major Credit Cards
Reservations: No
Parking: On-street parking
Chef: Michael Pirolo
Hours: Mo-Su 6:00pm-12am