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The Big Cheese

#144 of 3,333 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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8080 SW 67th Ave, Miami, FL 33143-7702
(305) 662-6855
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
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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
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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is great! Has a large menu with mostly Italian dishes and located dkwn the road from the University of Miami. However, I must advise you on the outside it looks like you should keep driving, but the quality of the food is what keeps me coming back. Prices were fair last time I ate there and the service... More 

Thank Lbed305
Miami, Florida
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577 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not at all a fancy spot, extremely casual, in fact. What you will find is fantastic Italian food ... all the pastas you can name, huge salads, spectacular pizza, and all value priced. Excellent food for the entire family ... eat in, or take out!!! TIP: Garlic rolls! Ask for the garlic rolls ... you will LIKE!!!

Thank Pineapples-a-Plenty
Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our favorites, The Big Cheese is a great place for classic Italian comfort food. The pizza is good, but the pasta is amazing. Best pink sauce in town. And don't get me started on the mozzarella sticks, they are made in house and are the best. Everything is fresh and tasty. Service is fast and on point. Portions... More 

Thank kristenmia007
Miami Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ask the waiter to recommend a plate for me, and the pizza maker guy jump in to the conversation and said "please try the Seafood pasta". The pasta was cook perfect and the seafood was fresh and tasty. I will definitely recommended this place. The customer service is outstanding.

Thank Harry B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch or dinner, hard to beat this place for tasty Italian fare. I've been dining here for better than 20 years, never had a bad meal or bad service. Family run restaurant you can count on to have the same great food each time you visit. Reasonably priced with large portions. Best , most garlicky garlic rolls in town. My... More 

Thank thomasis59
Miami, Florida
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say about this restaurant except that I love the ambiance, the service and of course the food. Located in Coral Gables near the University of Miami. This is a place where Dwayne Johnson used to frequent went he was a student at UM. Very casual place.

Thank miamiblogger
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I want to share responsibility for the non-tasty food I ate by admitting I should have ordered the pizza which they are apparently known for. Instead, I ordered the crispy chicken sub and my husband ordered a meatball sub. He only could eat half of his as he said it tasted terrible. I then gave him the other half of... More 

Thank Julie S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Crowded and loud just what you'd expect at a "old school" pizza shop. Good food garlic knots are amazing no short of garlic! Btw I'm a UNC fan in a Miami U joint!

Thank Mitch C
Flagler Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Ate there while on a vacation trip with our grandchildren. Fun and for a family dinner. Food was delicious and very reasonable. Atmosphere is casual. We really enjoyed it!

Thank FlgBchTravels
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Whoever runs this place has a motto in life: Garlic is life, the rest is just details. If that's also your motto, you may want to go to this place regularly. The food was pretty good for the most part. The rolls were good, but holy moly, I've never seen so much garlic in my life. My Stromboli came with... More 

Thank jakelassiter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8080 SW 67th Ave, Miami, FL 33143-7702
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: (305) 662-6855

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