Stopped by here on our recent trip to South Beach - with the large amount of restaurants (particularly on Lincoln) we decided to basically find the one that was the busiest but still have a spot available to sit outside. Truly we couldn't have made a better decision. The drinks were great (heavy-poured and worth the $$) and the food was wonderful. The price was right too. There were 4 of us in the group and we all had a wonderful meal. We tried a different Italian restaurant the next night and all 4 of us agreed that Rosinella was much better (and was the cheaper choice surprisingly). Definitely going back when I make my next Miami trip. It was busy and I do not remember the wait being all that bad...but we were also there on vacation and working on a much slower pace of life.
After traveling all day and just arriving in SoBe, we walked down Lincoln Rd. and looked at menus of various places. This place had a few things that sounded good, and it was really the only place with any crowds outside (October), so we gave it a shot. We ordered mixed drinks, wine, and entrees. The drinks took a while to arrive and they were about standard for SoBe. The pasta of the night was so-so. It was no different than what you could get any Italian restaurant in the city. But the Pizza Gorgonzola ($10.95) was FABULOUS. One of the best pizzas I've ever had. We actually went back another night just for this pizza.
Very good, fresh food and great service. I'm down for two weeks and have eaten here twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. I've had an appetizer, two salads, fish of the day, pasta, and a desert. Except for the desert (mediocre cheesecake that the server tried to dissuade me from), everything has been very good. The service has been even better: personable, cheerful, responsive, and efficient. I even ordered off-menu once with no trouble, taking items from various dishes and having them combined into something special.
So far only Italian place that has amazing food. I am a big Italian eater and this is the only one is Miami I am in love with. The Alfredo sauce is so yummy. I think they make it by scratch because its too yummy to be from a bottle. It's not a place for you to go and get crazy. The place is supper chilled, laid back, and awesome for a date. Everyone speaks Italian and the owners make it feel like a Italian home with pictures of their Italian mother cooking. Love it!
starting with the service, our waiter Puma was attentive, polite, informative and very good! the menu was not even close to how amazing the food was.. the Octopus app was not only tasty but nicely presented in black heated skillet, the fresh flat pasta meal w/ fresh tender meats and mushrooms, peppers was incredible with the home made crusty breads just all fit the puzzle for a great experiance. we will come again! ALL the way from Connecticut!!!
This is honestly the first review i write about anything but I just couldnt let this place have such a bad reputation. I have never eaten at the restaurant but I order delivery atleast twice a week. I can not account for the service but the food is amazing and gets to my house quickly. I have tried mostly everything on the menu and everything is great. great prices too!
The food has consistently been great since my first meal there 15 years ago. Don't think twice about dinning here. We eat here as a family at least 3 times a month and love to come back. You'll feel like family after your second time here. Mama (the owner) will always will give you a kiss and send something special out for you one you become a regular.
Rosinella's is Really a Authentic Italian restaurant!! If you never been to Europe (Italy) you wont really appreciate Rosinella's!! Most Commercial Italian Restaurants (Carrabba's, Olive Garden), have a lot of what I call (junk) in the sauce. ex. heavy garlic with a lot of other spices that authentic Italian food would not have!
I recently when to this restaurant and the ambience and the food was pleasing. Candlelight dinning very romantic! They have a discounted menu Monday through Friday from 5 pm to 6 pm. They offer a variety of main course dishes and with reasonable portions. I really like the two desserts ordered: the tiramisu and the cheesecake.
Quality Italian food....Finally!!! And for a reasonable price. The staff is amazing and all Italian which it should be. I have been to many Italian restaurants with not a single Italian person working there. Very impressed and will be my new local favorite. Hope everyone checks it out...it is well worth it!!!