Chef Michael D’Andrea only serves home cooked Italian fare straight from Staten Island. Family recipes and tradition guide the menu and are definitely what keep patrons coming back, especially for the meatballs, sausages, pasta and seafood. To complete the home-style feel, Macaluso’s offers a verbal menu.
1747 Alton Road
2. Randazzo’s Little Italy
Randazzo’s is a local favorite, and rightly so. Marc Randazzo and Jim Ferraro created a place where people gather to enjoy authentic, delicious Italian in a casual, we-love-life atmosphere. Here, fresh ingredients combine to create perfection in the form of traditional Italian plates, frequently stirred gravy and home made salad dressings.
385 Miracle Mile
3. Prime Italian
The sophisticated Prime Italian’s lunch and dinner menus are both extensive and varied, featuring the acclaimed eatery’s signature dishes. Favorites include the Kobe meatball with Ricotta and the Four Cheese Truffle Mac. Pair your hearty Italian meal with something off the wine list, which is constantly changing to keep up with the seasons.
101 Ocean Drive
Scarpetta Chef Scott Conant presents Miami with soulful Italian food made from local ingredients. Surround yourself with views of the ocean while you enjoy Conant’s simple but flavorful dishes, and complete the meal with one of the several decadent dessert options. Dinner at Scarpetta is always fresh and authentic.
4441 Collins Avenue
5. Caffe Abbracci
Nino Pernetti’s Coral Gables post serves only the most authentic Lombardian cuisine. Each item on the varied menu (steaks, seafood, pasta and much more) is sculpted using the traditional and authentic flavors of Northern Italy, with the intent of keeping the most discerning patrons pleased. Visit their website for recipes.
318 Aragon Avenue