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

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ruthless2 Mar 29, 2011 04:40 PM

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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  1. advisor_Girl RE: ruthless2 Mar 30, 2011 08:13 AM

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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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      ruthless2 RE: advisor_Girl Mar 30, 2011 06:19 PM

      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

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        barrykaplan RE: ruthless2 Mar 31, 2011 11:45 AM

        I recently had two terrific meals at Timo - good choice

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        Timo Restaurant
        17624 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles, FL 33160

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        Frodnesor RE: advisor_Girl Apr 4, 2011 02:46 PM

        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

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        rebus1805 RE: ruthless2 Mar 30, 2011 07:23 PM

        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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          dlgc RE: rebus1805 Mar 31, 2011 08:35 AM

          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.

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            ruthless2 RE: dlgc Mar 31, 2011 08:58 AM

            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

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              tlubow RE: ruthless2 Mar 31, 2011 11:22 AM

              What about Michy's in MiMo?

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

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                ruthless2 RE: tlubow Apr 2, 2011 11:40 AM

                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.

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                  ruthless2 RE: ruthless2 Apr 4, 2011 06:01 AM

                  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.

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