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Il Sole

1116 Ocean Drive, The Villa By Barton G, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Flamingo / Lummus)
305-576-8003
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Ranked #224 of 833 restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: $1 - $150
Cuisines: Continental, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Do yourself a favor and please avoid this place. I had a gut feeling this place is suspicious and I was correct.The villa is really splendid inside, especially in the pool area, and if paired with good food, it could be a fantastic experience. Unfortunately this place leaves you with a bad aftertaste. First, the bouncer and the host made... More

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St Louis
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Tripadvisor convinced is to try Il Sole. We booked that day and managed to get a 9pm reservation. To be honest we were more curious about the venue than the food, but both aspects met/exceeded our expectation. We are British but live in America and when we visit touristy areas we are can be treated poorly in restaurants (probably because... More

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Orlando, Florida
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142 reviews 142 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

II Sole is all about the location and having the opportunity to experience Gianni Versace's lavish home. Upon entering the Villa you are welcome as if you were royalty. This feel will continue throughout your dinning experience. We had the opportunity to be seated at a table on the balcony overlooking the courtyard with the famous Versace fountain. The service... More

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Dania Beach, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The villa is beautiful and worth seeing, the food was very good with the exception of one fish dish which had to be sent back because it was full of bones.The waitress was inexperienced and hard to understand. She did not remove the charge for the fish and did not add the gratuity for a party of 7. The most... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My partner and I ate in Il Sole whilst spending two days in Miami Beach. Cant deny the history of the sad demise if Gianni Versace took us to his home which is now a hotel and restaurant. The menu which can be viewed from outside the gates tempted us in as the prices seemed reasonable for the calibre of... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

On my recent vacation to South Beach, I quickly grew tired of the many repetitive, low-quality restaurants located on Ocean Drive. Since I study fashion, I thought a visit to the previous Versace Mansion was in order. Thus, a few friends and I booked a dinner at Il Sole. We were seated outside in a very romantic setting by the... More

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New York, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We booked at the last minute and entered the villa through a pleasant courtyard. We were led into Versaccis dining room. It is a small room which I found rather dark. The waiters were very nice. The bread was excellent. The chicken was good but the risotto had a strange taste. The deserts were excellent; key lime as well as... More

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Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

First of all, all reservations are to be made online and you only get to walk in if you have one; it was one of our top choices to have dinner as we were enjoying our honeymoon, We got there around 20 min before and had a few cocktails as we walked around the villa, The villa itself its quite... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I was tempted to give this a 5 rating based on the starlit night, the company and the museum quality decor. But for fellow foodies, beware. Service. After a gregarious outpouring from our waiter, including an enthusiastic offer to tour the facility sharing many unknown historical facts ... he pretty much disappeared. My granddaughter called him on it and we... More

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Metro ATL
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were able to get a last minute reservation for a Friday evening and were pleased with our table by the pool. The space and décor make you feel like you are at a villa in Northern Italy. Cocktails from the bar were well made and service was prompt. Nice selection of specialty breads. We were very happy with our... More

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