The Alley at The Betsy

4.8
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99 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
Tucked away in the back of The Betsy, The Alley is a modern trattoria serving Neapolitan-style pizza, homemade pasta, charcuterie, salads, Italian-style cocktails, beer & wine.

Inspired by timeless Italian techniques, Chef Laurent Tourondel spent over a year perfecting his signature pizza dough, hand-stretched to order by our artisan pizzaiolos, topped with ingredients that would make Nonna proud, then baked to perfection in our earthstone oven. Insider’s Tip: try the whipped ricotta and finish off your meal with a frozen orange gelato.

Retro photos and neon artwork highlight the cozy dining room and open kitchen, while bistro lights illuminate our outdoor tables lining the bustling pathway between Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue.

The Alley is also available for small groups and private dining.
What 99 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Miami
43 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Alley is really cute and it’s located in a literal alley lol. The service was good and very fast. The food was delicious and at a good price. The decoration and the place is also really nice. I would for sure come back!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Nice pizzas but very limited offer of pasta. All well cooked though but the portions are not big. Will repeat.

OT
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was excellent!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was delicious and great service
Quite quiet when we dined - not bad for South beach to have some peace and quiet :)

ER
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is the best around
I’m from New York and this place deserves to be there
We had just about every appetizer they had and then ordered more and after that of course we had pizza
We are from New York and all New Yorkers love pizza
This place is a perfect 10
Trust me
Amazing service and so so nice to us
We were 5 people in our party and all of us agree
They are the best

G
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Experience!!!!!!!

a
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Recommend the Whipped Ricotta appetizer! Servers were extremely friendly and the restaurant was quiet and enjoyable!

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

OMG DELICIOUS!! Our waiter was fantastic, he made excellent recommendations and the service was fast!!!

AR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hands down my favorite place on the beach for a good quality casual Italian dinner. Haven't had a single thing on the menu I've disliked. Alfredo is sweet, attentive, and makes you feel like family when you're there. I look forward to seeing him every time I go!

k
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food, the service very friendly.
Definitely recommend 👍

KE
Austin
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific Italian place with incredible pizza, pasta, gelato and an authentic Italian feel. Great spot for a casual night out.

AM
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Good.
Expensive for everyday food.

G
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Authentic amazing food from chef Alfredo! Would go back everytime we are in Miami!

BC
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The wait person was great but totally overwhelmed. He needed help. The food was too heavy for my tastes but my friends liked their pasta.

MK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Found this place searching the internet. Everyone gave it good reviews and the pics looked great so we tried it. Small place with some tables outside but done very nicely with a good vibe. Our waiter, Alfredo was amazing. Great advice and service throughout. That was second to the food which was better than in the reviews. We had the focaccia bread (Alfredo suggested) and it was the best I have ever eaten. As an appetizer we had the calamari which was very good and the Zucchine e Rucola was my wifes favorite. She said she would go back just for that. We had the Pipe Rigate which was excellent and the San Marzano pizza, which I could eat any time. Rates as one of the best I have eaten, anywhere. This is one of those hidden places that you need to go to and try for yourself. You will not be disappointed. We loved it.

TB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had fantastic food and an amazing server - Alfredo - who took such good care of us and was a lot of fun! Great location near the beach, lively neighborhood, good music. We highly recommend The Alley (and ask for Alfredo).

AM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Alfredo was wonderful and the meal was delicious. I got to experience different Italian flavors with new favorite beers. The Alley is a true hidden gem. Happy to have eaten there.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoy quality pizza and the pizza here was absolutely fantastic. Thin crust, crispy/chewy edges, meaty/crispy pepperoni etc etc. I reckon the best pizza in South Beach.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing!! The service was the best I’ve received in Miami.. I can’t wait to go again..

GV
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed amazing burrata salad & pizza for dinner, cannot wait to go back to the Alley

DW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meatballs amazing. Pizzas all amazing. Fennel pizza. Fried calamari. Seafood pasta delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great small restaurant feeling, good to get away from south beach traffic of tourist.

e
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Delicious food. Waiter brought pizza dough for our daughter to play with!
Fit for foodies!

i
Miami
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall service and food was good. The pizza made in a stone oven, we had mushroom pizza, white 4 cheesee and the butcher, all really good also the veal homemade pasta dish. I have to say that the highlight of the night was the chocolate/pistachio gelato and passion fruit sorbet.

J
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best food and service in a long time on Miami Beach. Highly recommend. Pizza was amazing.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. Alfredo was very helpful and provided excellent service.

MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

It was just...okay. We were looking for a big spot to accommodate our family (10 ppl). Non-pizza options were lacking. The wait staff was sometimes aloof. They put a bucket of ice (to chill wine) in between my wife and i...bc they dont have a floor stand for it. odd.

LG
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Really super service, tasty food and great location. Was just a little quiet and therefore lacked a bit of atmosphere - we did dine quite early for Miami... 830pm - would still recommend a visit.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Do not miss the better-than-in-Rome cacio e pepe. The prices are a great value and everything we ordered really hit the mark. Definitely one of South Beach’s hidden gems!

JH
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Order the grilled octopus for something unique and really good

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, reminded me of sitting in a restaurant in Florence. Their pizza is delicious.

TN
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for a group of 12. Service was efficient and friendly. Restaurant is situated a cool alley that was decorated with tea lights overhead and in the plants, which gave it a very chic atmosphere. The menu is mostly pizza, but had several pastas and salads as well. Calamari and kale appetizers were my favorite! Would come again.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and amazing service! Highly recommend this restaurant if you’re near by.

J
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant. Atmosphere and location is great and the food is delicious.

VH
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most professional server I’ve ever encountered! And the truffle pizza was amazing

AR
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

One of the better places to get pizza on the beach. Very small spot. Definitely recommend a reservation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at The Alley! Such a cute relaxed place with great food!

S
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Alley is a hidden gem with some of the best pizzas and salads in Miami. The wine list is quite nice and the prices are very reasonable. The service is absolutely wonderful; professional and attentive.
The restaurant is clean and modern. Like everything at the Betsy - this is a beacon of light on Ocean Drive.

SB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chicken Al’Mattone is the best item on the dish! Also love their homemade pastas.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

We waited 25 minutes and didn’t even receive waters. The food looked good but ultimately we decided we were not going to be waited on and left.

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