Do not be deterred by the crowd milling about on the sidewalk, Cafe Prima Pasta has proven itself well worth the wait time. As the name suggests, the cafe specializes in homemade pasta. Although house made pastas are the main attraction, the expanded menu includes more meat and fish choices. Fresh tomato sauces are superb. Both indoor and outdoor seating are available.
Fans of crustaceans should make it a priority to eat at Joe's Stone Crab. Since the restaurant's establishment in 1913, the folks at Joe's have been serving up the freshest, most delicious seafood in greater Miami. You can dip the house specialty in drawn butter or a mustard sauce. Reservations are not accepted, so get here very early or be prepared to wait. The place is a favorite with locals and tourists. Be sure to call during summer months, as the restaurant closes down during part of the summer.
As its name suggests, this place is known for its sandwiches that are prepared using traditional Peruvian techniques and ingredients. The interiors are minimalistic yet elegant with a service counter that faces a cluster of chairs and stools. The eatery serves two types of sandwiches; hot or cold, with the latter being the preferred choice for breakfast. Specialty items include the Egg and Turkey Sandwich, Butifarra and Chicken Salad Sandwich.
Gracefully housed in the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Monkitail is perhaps the most highly-regarded Izakayas in town serving an impressive range of contemporary takes on traditional Japanese delicacies. The interiors are tastefully done and feature elaborate suspended lights, sleek furnishings, and intimate seating areas, making the restaurant a favorite among couples. If you aren't well-acquainted with modern Japanese cuisine, go for the Big Eye Tuna Special, Japanese Scallop, and the Lobster Tempura. Do try the cocktails from the bar.
Pachamanka Authentic Peruvian Cuisine is, as its name suggests, a Peruvian restaurant that serves brunch, lunch, and dinner in an artsy environment. The decor is quirky, featuring a lot of wooden furnishings and wall art, adding a rustic yet stylish vibe to the place. The restaurant is known for their seafood preparations that are cooked using traditional Peruvian methods and fresh locally-sourced ingredients. Try the Pulpo A La Parilla, Solterito and Pargo Entero Sudado Con Mariscos which are some of the house specialties.
Sardelli is an upscale Italian steakhouse delighting patrons with meat dishes which are cooked to perfection and presented like a work of art. The restaurant is quite spacious and is thoughtfully furnished with seating spaces which are ideal for groups as well as intimate diners. Dimly lit with the glow of a majestic chandelier and always filled with aromas of food, Sardelli is perfect for any special occasion. Their Colorado Lamb Chops, New York strip Bone, Short Ribs, Maine Lobster, Duck Breast and Branzino come highly recommended and taste heavenly when accompanied with something form their extensive wine menu. Romantic, classy and sumptuous, Sardelli is one of the city's must-visit restaurants.
Run by twin brother Chefs Roberto and Emanuele Bearzi, Fratelli Milano is a popular Italian eatery in the Brickell area. The authentic food, homely atmosphere, convivial service and reasonable prices have seen a lot of patrons turn into regulars. The menu has a variety of meat and seafood options with highlights like the Fiocchi Di Pera e Taleggio, Rinascente Pizza and Risotto Ai Frutti Mare. A bespoke selection of desserts and wines adds a perfect finishing touch to the Italian experience.
Jar + Fork specializes in light bites and fresh-pressed juices in a cozy, modern downtown setting. The food menu presents healthy wraps, sandwiches, salads and Paleo dishes that include two sides. The shop has six signature juices: the Cleanse with calcium nitrates, the Beet Lemonaid to balance pH levels, Green Glow for the skin, Restore for blood sugar, Karma for hydration and the Super Juice is an all-purpose elixir. Overall, an excellent place to visit even if you are not into juice cleansing or a healthy lifestyle.
Kone Sushi is an exotic and new concept restaurant which serves a fusion of flavors in the form of a vast array of sushi and sharing plates. Since Brazil is one of the countries to seems to have the most Japanese population outside of Japan itself, there has been a fusion of Japanese and Brazilian cuisine in neighborhoods with a high density of Japanese population. It is this unique blend of flavors which is brought to the table at Kone Sushi. The restaurant, with its large sharing plates of sushi and sashimi as well as hot dishes like fried rice, yakisoba and hibachi dishes, is perfect for a family dinner.
This downtown restaurant serves up simple Italian food in a beautiful, outdoor dining area. Mostly a breakfast and lunch spot, don't miss those exciting nights when they are open for dinner accompanied by live Latin music. Soya e Pomodoro offers up all your Italian favorites, such as Ravioli and Lasagne, as well as wines, beers and of course, classic Italian desserts such as Tiramisu.
Downtown Bistro offers an eclectic variety of French delicacies, designed to please the modern palate. Set in a cozy dimly-lit space, peppered with elegant furniture, exposed brick walls and an air of excitement, this is the perfect place to seek a delectable meal with friends and family. Featuring a enticing selection of flavorful French dishes, there isn't much on the menu that won't tantalize your taste-buds. Well-crafted and plated to perfection, the food served at this fabulous restaurant is certain have you planning for your next meal here.
Sedici Cafe Grill is an Italian style cafe located in the downtown area of Miami. Popular during breakfast, as well as quick bites throughout the day, this cafe serves a range of salads such as Goat Cheese salad and Fresh Nicoise salad, along with Mediterranean style paninis like Salerno, Bergen, Firenze, Romina and Parma. During the day, the pasta dishes such as lasagna and penne bolognese are quite filling. One can also choose from a several desserts and coffees. The ambiance in the cafe is casual and friendly.