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Randazzo's Italian Restaurant

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Family Style Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Restaurants
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Cuisines: Family Style, Italian, European, Continental

Good for Kids: Yes

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eolarte

07/02/2011

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Three times may not be the charm after all.

Great location and for the most part friendly service, and very generous portions. I had my first experience mother's day last year and by 6pm they had run out of most of their seafood menu items and we do not eat meat so my mother was dissapointed. The second time we sat outside; the service was lacking, the bread was hard and the waiter did not bother to come and check on us enough to let him know before we got our meal(wait time is not long once you order), and the last time the bread was cold and when we asked for it to be heated we got back half of our basket burned...like giving us a new batch of bread after burning ours was going to break their bank..not satisfied, i don't think we'll be going back.

cnaran36

11/27/2010

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Despite High Pricing, A $7 Sharing Fee Added Don't Agree

Top notch corner miracle mile location with a newly remodeled building. Food portions are large which is very UNCOMMON with Gables restaurants. Excellent tasing food, i did not find the service good or bad but in between. The sharing fee is a MAJOR drawback since there pricing is already HIGH. My favorite Gables restaurant for excellent italian food, service & pricing is Villagio in the Merrick Park Mall, though I would return and recommend Randazzo.

Who knew

10/14/2010

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Don't plan for large parties

I am terribly disappointed with the service, or better said, lack of service. I called the restaurant for 2 days in a row to make a reservation for a large party on a Saturday evening. After waiting for two days for the individuals I spoke with to send me emails on the details or a call back, I called again and was told if I could move my dinner to a different day because it would be difficult to accomodate such a large party on a Saturday evening.

Anacapri Restaurant just a few blocks away is just as good and much more accomodating and gracious. If you would like to have a dinner with a large party, don't go to Randazzo's.

ymo

09/06/2009

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what a find!!!

We have heard about this place and decided to drop in on a Friday night. No wait, no hassles, no pretentious people.
The food does the talking for Mark! What an Owner/Chef. His dishes are HUGE. He is also part of the experience as he calls out the orders and livens the dining room as he roams passing out fresh ravioli and his sense of humor. We can not wait to go Back. I had the chefs' special: A HUUGGE PORK CHOP . We also had Pasta , Sea BASS and Chicken. All of it was so well prepared and VERY VERY FRESH. . We will be back very soon with a bigger appetite

ilovefoodz

07/17/2009

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best meatballs ever!

If you drive past this resturant on Le Jeune Road and blink you might miss it. the service was great and extremely quick. the food was awesome, and I'm the last person to want to try a new italian resturant.

it's worth the parking hassle for those who don't live or work in walking distance.

and the italian waiters are a bunch of hotties.

kjolley

04/07/2009

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Love it

I haven't actually been to the new location so maybe the small venue---big demand has been addressed. Although the ambiance was awesome in the old locale so I can't even complain about the cons. I love that it has a story behind it...the ex-boxer bringing his family style Italian to those lucky few of us in Coral Gables area. Here's my disclaimer, I am not a big Italian food fan but I'm married to one. And eating at Randazzos is not a compromise...its great no matter what and everyone we take there raves about it, including Italians. Favs...Randazzos salad...the meatballs...warning they are huge. Penne pasta w. meatball and sausage...no choice is a bad choice.

Pucha444

01/18/2009

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Randazzo's is HOME!

My boyfriend loves italian food. I was searching on the web for a fab italian restaurant for my boyfriend's surprize birthday. I found Randazzo's and I am so glad I did.. This place was amazing.. I had a little surprize bday party planned for him with some close friends and family and Randazzo's waiters were all into it.. The food was amazing.. It reminded me of Little Italy from home in NY. It was cozy and small but very family oriented. Did I say the food was Amazing?? My boyfriend ordered the meatballs and was raving about them all the way home. I had the raviolis and couldn't finish them up, they were soooooo good.. My daughter had the chicken parm and mom had the salomon and both dishes were yummy. The portions were huge enough to feed an Army and the appetizers were enoromus! The calamari and the mozzarella to die for.. I sneaked in a cake of my favorite bakery for my boyfriend and the waiters surprized my hunny with the cake and sang Happy Birthday for him. It was definitely an eventful time. The highlight of the evening was meeting the famous boxer, owner, cook himself. We complimented on the food and told him we loved it here and he was very humble, gracious and an awesome guy.. We will definitely be returning real soon.

sgrmagnolia5

08/28/2008

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Overall
Wow

One word............................. Phenomenal!! Service was a great. Don't expect to get in and out in under an hour if your going for lunch though! The food was just amazing! Everyone at our table kept passing everything around and it was all delicious!

SandraPla

08/11/2008

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Overall
Great Food.

Service was excellent. The price was reasonable. Everyone in my party enjoyed this and stated so. Will go back.

ardimo77

06/30/2008

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My God your plates are huge. Great place, Great food.

Went here with my wife to be last week, had a great time. Great atmosphere, wine list is good, excellent service you have to try the salad, wow. Food is amazing, real Italian American like, you will never find this stuff anywhere else in Miami. WoW the size of the plates, was that all for me or did you confuse my order with Bobby Baccalieri's? Amazing place, go there you wont regret it.

isabellopez

02/18/2008

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WOW Meatballs

Love this place! Cozy, feels like you are part of the family. Food and ambiance are always excellent. You must have the meatballs as part of your main dish or talk the waiter into breaking the rules and just order them as a sidedish. Ample menu, with something for everyone. Although, if you go during the evenings or peak lunch hours, you could be waiting for a while.

mikarpanen

09/19/2007

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VERY FAMILIARY AND GOOD.

IT'S HARD FOR ME GOING TO EAT AT AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT OUTSIDE ITALY, BUT I WAS AFFASHINATED FROM THIS PLACE. AND I HAD A GOOD EXPERIENCE! LOOK... BE CAREFUL WITH THE PORTIONS... THEY'RE INCREDIBLE BIG!!!!!! I ATE A SAUGE ANTIPASTO ND IT WAS VERY GOOD AND TASTY. I ATE ALSO VEAL SCALOPPINE WITH ROASTED POTATOES AND LET ME TELL YOU... THE MEAT WAS VERY SOFT AND FLAVOURY, LIKE THE POTATOES. A GOOD BOTTLE OF WINE, ESPRESSO, AND THE EXPERIENCE WAS GOOD.

ctguru

06/06/2007

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Overall
Best Comfort Italian

Let's face it, there is nothing like comfort food, specially if it's some pasta. Randazzo's has it. It's not the ""fancy exotic"" that has popped up all around, it's the down and dirty mama's cuisine that will fill you up and leave no space for dessert (although there is always space for dessert). For example, there is nothing in town like the ""sunday gravy"" they serve, and trust me, the price is based on the amount of food you will be getting. Add to that a very nice wine list, friendly service, and let me tell you, Little Italy has come to life.

kmartinez1029

05/09/2006

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Overall
Best Italian Resturant in Miami

I recently had the pleasure of eating at Randazzos, in Coral Gables. The food was great! If you are from NY, Jersey, Philly or Chicago without a doubt you will feel at home. I have lived in Miami for 7 years and have never found an Italian restaurant that I just had to go back to and eat again. However, Randazzos is just the place I have been looking for. Its really about the food and this place got it right! I was there on a Tuesday night, and got seated right way. However, I am sure that because its in Coral Gables the wait would be long Thursday through Sunday, as are most places in that area.
I had the Opportunity to meet the owner and without a doubt. He took the time to meet his customers. Make sure you leave room for desert. I suggest the Cannoli.

lpmiami

03/25/2006

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Novelty lost its appeal!

I had the most unpleasant experience for the SECOND time at Randazzo's. Needless to say I will not be returning, third time is NOT the charm. The service there is disgraceful. What began as a novelty restaurant for a former boxer turned restarentuer. has now become a place where only those they want to take in eat. I will sum with this, they sat five other parties the same size as mine before me, and then took an hour to serve us just our salad. The three tables around us had already received their entrees. Absolutely unjust!

burgerafficionado

03/17/2006

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Overall
Unbeliveable Food

I have been to Randazzos on several occasions and the food is amazing!! The portions are HUGE and the service is excellent!! The only complaint I have is the size of the restaurant. The tables are so close together, that your chair is getting hit when people walk by. And if you dont get there right when the doors open, plan on waiting in line for a table. The restaurant fills up fast..

kwald

12/29/2005

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Overall
A Taste of Little Italy in Miami

I really enjoyed going to Randazzos! The service was excellent. The food was excellent. When I walked into the place I could have sworn I was in Little Italy! I highly recommend this place!

cpr1

01/31/2007

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Overall
Good food, large portions

I've visited twice in the last two months. Identical experience both times. The food portions are large, and you pay for it. The server was slightly indifferent, but acceptable. The food was delicious. It is not inexpensive, but the portions probably justify the price. This is not an elegant dining affair. Some may call it casual Italian, but I might suggest it is more peasant Italian. Which, if you are Italian, is just fine. I shall return as soon as possible.

berries

05/01/2013

Overall
one word AMAZING!

For me to actually take time to do this you have to be good! Very delicious food, great service, Huge portions and funny menu. By far the biggest meatballs I've ever seen. Will def be back!!!

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