Next time you’re in the mood for a taste of Italy, head to Brickell and satisfy your cravings at any of these five Italian eateries.
1. Toscana Divino
Travel to Tuscany without leaving the 305 at Toscano Divino, who’s menu features simple yet refined and authentic flavors that blend modernity and tradition. You can also enjoy a massive wine selection and some killer craft cocktails.
May we suggest: Le Bruschette with heirloom tomato, garlic, basil, bufala ricotta, Florida honey and walnuts; Risotto Carnaroli Acquerello with wild mushrooms, truffle, shrimps, tomato, and zuchinni blossom.
The Shops at Mary Brickell Village, 900 S Miami Ave, Miami
2. Tamarina Restaurant & Bar
If you’re looking for sleek sophistication and a great happy hour, head to Tamarina Restaurant & Bar. The speciality here is coastal Mediterranean-inspired Italian cuisine, complete with a crudo bar and an al fresco champagne bar.
May we suggest: Fat Bastard oysters; Risotto al Limone, with gulf shrimp, lemon butter, basil and pesto; Tamarina Chocolate Fondant, with warm choccolate cake, almond streusel, and vanilla gelato.
600 Brickell Avenue, Miami
3. Segafredo Brickell
If it’s a clubby, lounge atmosphere you’re after, Segafredo will become your new Brickell go-to. While their menu does offer some traditional Italian dishes, you’ll find lots of global influences from Asian to Latin. A pretty diverse cocktail list of Italian classics, tropical drinks, gin and tonics, and martinis sweetens the deal.
May we suggest: Bianca 15 pizza with ricotta truffle cream, mozzarella, roasted garlic, basil and truffle oil; Crispy Goat Cheese Ravioli with sundried tomato romesco and micro arugula.
1421 South Miami Avenue, Miami
4. Spaghettino Italian Restaurant
Pasta fans, rejoice! Spaghettino’s classic-meets-modern menu of Italian fare puts all the epmhasis on homemade pasta (but don’t let that stop you from ordering an Italian brick oven pizza).
May we suggest: Dolce Vitta Risotto with shrimp, spinach and a touch of goat cheese; Pollo Tarragon with fresh tarragon in a cognac reduction with mushrooms; Tiramisu.
947 Brickell Avenue, Miami
5. Vapiano Miami
This cafeteria hot spot describes itself as “Euro-chic,” offering a menu focused on pastas, pizzas, and Italian comfort food. Casual and modern, with a gourmet flare.
May we suggest: Scampi E Spinaci, king prawns/jumbo shrimp and spinach in a creamy sauce with homemade basil pesto; Pizza Crudo, with Prosciutto and Grana Padano D.O.P. on homemade tomato sauce and mozzarella; Crema di Fragola, with homemade marscapone and fresh strawberries.