This legendary Italian restaurant is set within the exclusive Casa Tua boutique hotel, which has been the favourite of visiting distinguished celebrities and glitterati for many years. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a gorgeous Mediterranean beach house (despite being located several blocks from South Beach), where the outdoor tree-lined garden is perfect for romantic alfresco dining, along with the beautiful intimate indoor dining room where guests can settle in for a lovely relaxed meal. The restaurant serves sophisticated yet simple traditional Italian dishes such as duck breast salad with seared Sonoma Valley foie gras, green apples and pickled shallots; fresh homemade spaghettoni with lobster, sea asparagus, zenzero, and fresh mint; whole roasted branzino wild sea bass with carciofini trifolati. The desserts are out of this world, and the service relaxed yet professional. Don’t be surprised if the vibe here is occasionally pretentious – it comes with the territory. After dinner, try your luck at getting into the exclusive members-only bar upstairs. Advanced bookings at least 2 weeks in advance is recommended.
1700 James Avenue Miami Beach