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The Big Cheese

#274 of 3,514 Restaurants in Miami
#304 of 3,813 Places to Eat in Miami
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8080 SW 67th Ave, Miami, FL 33143-7702
(305) 662-6855
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always Good Food

This restaurant is a good Italian place on the more casual side. The garlic rolls are fantastic. If not a fan of garlic, get them with the garlic on the side or without. The Caesar salad is excellent. Pizza slices aren't as good as ordering a fresh pie. Friends enjoyed the steak Caesar salad, I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Vitamin_Vito
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Seattle, Washington
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Miami
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been going for a couple of years. 1st visit was good and the rest have been awful. Food is average but the place is nice and seem to go when we are in the area. Pizza is really not that good. King's county in Aventura is the best I've tasted in South Florida for NY style. They do have good... More 

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Thank WillIGoBack
Seattle, Washington
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353 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This restaurant is a good Italian place on the more casual side. The garlic rolls are fantastic. If not a fan of garlic, get them with the garlic on the side or without. The Caesar salad is excellent. Pizza slices aren't as good as ordering a fresh pie. Friends enjoyed the steak Caesar salad, I had the grilled chicken Caesar... More 

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Thank Vitamin_Vito
Miami, Florida
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

The best garlic rolls around .....Nice thin style pizza and a large menu of all the Italian favorites. Very busy but not too long of a wait to be served.

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1 Thank Hdsteve2013
Miami, Fl
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This is one of our favorite local spots that truly is a local gem. Great giant pizza slices with generous portions. Pasta dishes are abundantly cheesy and can serve 2-3 people. The homemade calzone is a must try, but come hungry!

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Thank coliemix
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Informal. Large variety of choices. Awesome service. Consistent high quality food at a very reasonable price. What more can a guy ask for.

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Thank Jules Q
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

My first time there with my husband and son and it was busy, but from the moment we got there, they took care of us right away. Omg the best garlic breads I have ever had in my life...I'm not kidding!! Fresh and oh so good!!! We ordered a large cheese pizza. Cheesiest pizza ever!!! The service was quick and... More 

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Thank Arlene V
Staten Island, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Visited here with a friend and two young children. From the moment I walked in. I could smell the pizza sauce and it made my mouth water. The first thing they bring you are these freshly well baked garlic rolls with plenty of garlic on the side. They are absolutely delicious! We ate seafood pasti, baked ziti and pizza. Everything... More 

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Thank Zenaida G
Miami, Florida, USA
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197 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

The food is good enough to warrant its own carry out window. Three garlic rolls come with entrees. This place is very popular with families and university students. Their wine selection is small but good choices. Parking isn't always easy. Across the avenue is another old local favorite- Wall's Ice Cream.

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Thank DuffelBag
Miami, Florida
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333 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This is a popular restaurant with university students and everyone else! Some of the greatest garlic rolls around! Always piles of food, whatever you order, and delicious. We've had most of their meals and have never been disappointed. And the pizza is Great!

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Thank CliffKol
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

The place hasn't changed much since the 80s. It's a college pizza joint right by University of Miami. It's decorated like a college sports bar. It gets packed. The pizza and garlic knots are delicious. You can watch the pizza chef making pizzas while you wait for your food as they have a partially open kitchen. They serve Coca-Cola products.

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Thank angelspearl

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8080 SW 67th Ave, Miami, FL 33143-7702
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: (305) 662-6855

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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