Those looking to sample some of the best Italian food in Miami Beach need not look any further than Il Bolognese, the Ocean Drive restaurant in our lobby, led by Italian-born chef Manuel Mattei. To save you time navigating the menu, here are some must-try dishes at Il Bolognese.

Angus Beef Carpaccio

This classic raw beef appetizer is constructed with a delightfully eclectic group of ingredients at Il Bolognese. Mixing in the meat with artichokes, arugula and Parmigiano Reggiano, Mattei creates a chewy, crunchy, salty and cheesy masterpiece.

Tortelloni Lobster

As one of few distinguished Italian restaurants in Miami Beach, Il Bolognese has an outstanding pasta menu. Combine that with its fresh and expansive seafood offerings and get the tortelloni lobster with thick chunks of meat, shallots, parsley, tomato and cream.

Lasagna Bolognese

You may not think to get something thick, warm and hearty when out to eat on Ocean Drive, but our lasagna bolognese is well worth the venture. The top-layer crunch is on point, and an overpour of viscous vodka sauce adds a delightful extra flair.

Seafood Soup

Perfect for the sometimes brisk and breezy nights on the ocean, the seafood soup at Il Bolognese sources an array of the area’s finest marine ingredients. Clams, PEI mussels, bay scallops, baby squid and shrimp float in a warm tomato and basil broth.

Mango Cheesecake

There are many ways to close out your meal at Il Bolognese, but nothing refreshes and pampers quite like the mango cheesecake. An ideal, creamy consistency is accented by the fruity mango flavor that complements our tropical surroundings.