When Proof pizza and pasta restaurant opened in midtown in 2015, Miami Herald food reviewer Victoria Pesce Elliott gushed that “this place gives me hope that Miami can sustain a solid, casual spot that has nary a leaf of kale nor square of pork belly on its menu.”
It lasted less than three years. The restaurant, which had earned three out of four stars (Excellent) will shut down for good March 25. The owners announced the closing on Instagram.
All of us at PROOF would like to thank our loyal patrons for the support and business you have given us over the past 3.5 years. We feel that it is our responsibility to inform everyone that we will be closing our restaurant effective March 25, 2018. Our goal was always to deliver a high quality, house made product that was consistent and enjoyed by our guests daily. None of this would have been possible without our excellent staff both past and present, we sincerely thank them. We hope to see everyone over the next 2 weeks and please continue to follow @proofmiami for future endeavors. — Justin & the entire Proof team
Unfortunately, owner Justin Flit wrote to the Miami Herald that the restaurant simply wasn’t making enough money in a competitive market.
“We have sold the business and a new company will be bringing in a new concept, not associated with Proof at all,” he said. “Thank You to everyone who has supported Proof over the years.”
All may not be lost for Proof, though. They wrote on Instagram, “please continue to follow @ProofMiami for future endeavors.”