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Feb 8, 2008 11:58 AM

Soprano's on Lincoln Rd - So Beach?

Can anyone give me the lowdown - parents looking to go for dinner tonight - but I don't know about it. Usually go to Spiga or Casa Tua. TIA

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  1. If they're interested in a mind-boggling over-priced meal -- they should head straight to Sopranos. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother to go.

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    1. re: karmalaw

      Is that a mind-boggling, over-priced meal - or a mind-bogglingly over-priced meal?

      If this is the place I'm thinking of, it's never struck me as either mind-boggling or over-priced, rather just thoroughly mediocre.

    2. Why of all the great italian places in sobe would you go there?

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        1. re: The Chowfather AKA sobe

          Those are awesome. I stand corrected. Thanks for setting me straight.

          1. re: tpigeon

            To be honest, I've walked past that place over a million times and never tried it. My "Chowdar" kicks in. Karma, is it really that expensive?
            foodie, advise the parentals to stick to Rosinella and Tiramesu on the road for Italian.

            1. re: The Chowfather AKA sobe

              I haven't eaten there (I have more sense than that). But, some acquaintances went... paid astronomical amounts (at least what they reported) -- but they did have some "specials"... one that was about $60 according to their account of things. They didn't find the food horrible -- but they didn't find it worth the price paid.

              But, maybe, their most recent 39 inspection violations (making them #1 for violations on the Beach) might add to the flavor:


      1. I worked as a hotel concierge back when I was doing my MBA & this place would always ask us to send guests. I refused to send guests there because this is a total tourist trap that lacks freshness. If you must eat Italian on the beach, then try Tiramisu or Macaluso's. IL Gabbiano in downtown Miami is great & great views too.

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        1. re: pierrem

          Quattro is pretty good too, albeit expensive.

          1. re: Blind Mind

            If you are looking just for food there are better choices than quattro. They have been posted here many times.

          2. re: pierrem

            Il Gabbiano was a truly fantastic meal. One of the better meals I have had in a long while.

            1. re: mikek

              I found this post when looking for recent feedback on Spiga. I would be going purely for the house made pasta rather than meat dishes. Is it pretty decent? Thanks for any info/feedback!

              1. re: pizzajunkie

                Thanks for reviving this one. Chow and Frod made me LOL twice now with their comments.

          3. I'e eaten there twice and I liked it. Thought the quality of the food was better than most of the Lincoln Rd. bunch. Am I stupid, duh? no. But your reviews have made this place out to be awful. I don't usually get involved but I feel you have given this place a bad rap. The shrimp were bigger and better prepared. . .for example. I taught cooking for awhile and I still cook although I've moved on to more lucrative endeavors. But I am a foodie and I liked their food and did not find it over-priced.

            1. Sorry, I need to qualify my last remarks about Soprano's. I found it very good for walking along Lincoln Rd and getting some tasty food. i don't rank it with great fare. it was just. . hit the spot good for me and my hubby. What i ordered was delish and so was my husband's.. That was 6 mos ago. Maybe it's changed.