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“Good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carpaccio

Carpaccio
9700 Collins Ave, Ste 139, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
305-867-7777
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Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Bal Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We called ahead on a Sunday night and were suggested to come in at 6:30 before it got crowded. It was a short wait as the line moved quite quick. Four of us were seated outside at a tight space between the window and the main thoroughfare. The meal didn't start out great as there were a couple of tables with people smoking nearby. However, everything improved when the food came. The tuna was delicious, as was the linguine with fresh clams. Our guests also had two outstanding dishes as well. Unfortunately the waiter was a bit overwhelmed as we sat quite a while waiting for our drinks with dinner and also to order dessert. The people watching was outstanding and along with the food would bring us back again.

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“Great for People Watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Somehow the whole of Carpaccio is greater than the sum of its parts. The food is good, but the entire experience is excellent. The servers are professional & the prices are fair. I actually forgot my iPad, but the manager returned it when I came back 25 minutes later. It's one of our favorite restaurants in South Florida. The mixed salad (8.50) was terrific; the Caesar salad was boring. The salmon was good; the linguine & clams ok. The bread was good; we found a good Tuscan red for under $50.
Note: an 18% gratuity is included; so don't double tip.

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Toronto, Ontario
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“It's all about the Location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We love meeting friends at Carpaccio in Bal Harbour. It's not about how busy it is or even the quality of the food. Sadly, it's about the location half-way between Aventura and Miami. Last night we met friends at Bal Harbour who wanted to do some shopping there and Carpaccio was the place they chose. It was early (5:30 pm) so waiting wasn't a problem. And we have learned to order one course at a time so they don't rush us. My risotto was awful, not fully cooked but the huge prawns were wonderful. Others ordered the veal chop, split between 2, over salad and loved it. Sitting outside, watching the Ferraris and Bentleys arrive is also part of the show. As I said, great location.

  • Visited February 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Bustling restaurant, great staff, ok food.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We ate dinner at Carpaccio recently. If was a cold evening but we were able to sit outside beside a cozy patio heater. The service is excellent - the staff are attentive, professional and efficient. The food was average which was somewhat disappointing given the other aspects of our meal. The antipasto we shared was very good -a creamy burratta, grilled vegetables and proscuitto. The pasta was just ok. Mine was a bit bland, stuck together and uninspired. Not bad, but not great......

  • Visited February 2013
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“Way toooo busy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

To busy place to enjoy a nice dinner!!! Servers rushing you out...after you been waited 30 min just to get a table for two...perfect for people watch or dating! :-)

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