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Anyone been to Pescacane lately? Ideas for a quiet dinner NOT on Miami Beach Saturday night?

We are looking for a restaurant to meet friends we haven't seen for a while and would like the noise level to be low so we can have a quiet conversation. They live in Hollywood, we are in South Beach and want to meet somewhere in between. They especially like Italian. We saw Pescacane in Surfside on the web but don't know anyone who has been there and didn't see any chow reviews. Any comments or ideas welcome.

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    Timo in Sunny Isles is a great idea. http://www.timorestaurant.com/

    If it HAS to be Surfside, Ragazzi. http://caferagazzi.com/

    AG

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    Timo Restaurant
    17624 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles, FL 33160

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    1. re: advisor_Girl

      Did not have to be Surfside, just not too far from either South Beach or Hollywood...made a reservation at Timo, thanks for the idea. Do you suggest dining inside or out? Still looking to have conversation without excessive background noise.

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      Timo
      Collins Ave, FL, USA, Collins Ave, FL

      1. re: ruthless2

        I recently had two terrific meals at Timo - good choice

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        Timo Restaurant
        17624 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles, FL 33160

      2. re: advisor_Girl

        AG has become a Timo convert? When did that happen?

        Too late for OP - I like Ragazzi for "traditional" Italian, but it also packs the tables pretty tightly and if you find Michy's too noisy, you'd probably find Ragazzi too noisy as well.

        Completely different food genre, but Chow Down Grill in Surfside would also have worked.

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        Michy's
        6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138

        Timo Restaurant
        17624 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles, FL 33160

      3. Specchio Cafe at 9485 Harding Ave. in Surfside, telephone 305.865.5653, is another Italian. We live in Aventura and meet our son there. He lives in South Beach and the location is perfect. Easy street parking. The food is good and the service very friendly. There are several outside tables also. Quiet ambiance and mostly locals eat there. Nothing high powered. Extensive list of pastas including whole wheat. Have eaten at Pescane and Ragazzi also and I prefer Specchio.

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        Specchio Cafe
        9485 Harding Ave, Surfside, FL 33154

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        1. re: rebus1805

          We had dinner at Pescane not too long ago and it was really bad. Nothing like it was with the former owners.
          Ragazzi is our go to Italian restaurant in that area.

          1. re: dlgc

            Thanks for the heads up. It doesn't have to be Italian or Surfside, just quiet enough to have a conversation without difficulty hearing each other and not on South Beach

            1. re: ruthless2

              What about Michy's in MiMo?

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              Michy's
              6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138

              1. re: tlubow

                Great location to meet, but last time I was at Michy's for dinner on a Saturday night it was difficult to have a conversation. Tables too tightly spaced and noise level was high once restaurant was full. We have a reservation at TIMO for tonight and we'll keep our fingers crossed.

                1. re: ruthless2

                  Thanks everyone. We went to TIMO and had an excellent experience. the hostess seated us at a booth in front which was OK for conversation. Restaurant totally full with 45 min wait list, but reservation honored immediately. Excellent food, beautifully presented and very tasty. Knowledgable and personable server who timed courses well. Reasonable prices, free valet parking. Recommend.