The List: Carla Pellegrino's Miami restaurant picks

Carla Pellegrino, the former Top Chef contestant who cooks her Italian food nightly at Touché in downtown Miami, dishes on her favorite places to eat around town: 

1. Garcia’s 

Blackened Grilled Grouper Fillet.

398 NW N. River Dr., Miami; 305-375-0765. 

2. Toni’s Sushi

Fresh Summer Roll.

1208 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-9368.

3. Zuma

Korobuta Pork Belly Skewer with Yuzu Mustard Miso.

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; 305-577-0277.

4. The Forge

Kale Salad.

431 41st St., Miami Beach; 305-538-8533.

5. Hakkasan

Charcoal Grilled Silver Cod.

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-276-1388. 

6. Estiatorio Milos

Grilled Octopus.

730 First St., Miami Beach; 305-604-6800.

7. Cecconi’s

Branzino with Cherry Tomatoes and Olives.

4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-507-7902.

8. Scarpetta

Braised Short Ribs with Veggies and Farro Risotto.

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4660.

9. Katsuya

Grilled Lamb Chops.

1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-455-2995.

10. The Bazaar

Dragon Fruit Ceviche (Tuna, Pecans, Hibiscus).

1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-455-2999.