Following dessert, past the bubbling espresso machine behind the bar, across tables teeming with rambunctious business lunchers, and beyond the bustling waitstaff darting from table to table, I spot Paderni chatting with a new group. On cue, between bites of linguine and spaghetti, his audience erupts into spirited laughter. After two meals at Ni.Do., I've learned this: When Paderni speaks about food, people listen.

Burrata with prosciutto crudo di San Danieli
Burrata with prosciutto crudo di San Danieli

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Ni.Do. Caffè

7295 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33138

Category: Restaurant > Buffet

Region: Upper Eastside/Miami Shores/Biscayne Park

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Ni.Do. Caffè

305-960-7022
nidocaffe.com
Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Burrata with pomodori marinati $9.50
Carpaccio di bresaola $13.50
Lasagnette alla bolognesa $15.50
Linguine allo scoglio $19
Agnello $26
Tiramisu $7

In those moments, the setting feels far from the razzmatazz of South Beach, the Design District, or even midtown. As with many other new joints along the Biscayne corridor, crowds flow into Ni.Do. hoping to steer clear of valet parking, overpriced crudos, and $20 crafted cocktails. They want mozzarella, grissini, and gelato. And they stick around for something simple and charming: a small place serving nothing more than good, laid-back Italian eats.

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