Giorgio Rapicavoli's Favorite Restaurants in Miami

At Eating House in Coral Gables, Giorgio Rapicavoli serves Tang mimosas, Cap'n Crunch pancakes, and croquetas bánh mì. When he isn't at his restaurant, the playful chef seeks out cool spots and laid-back neighborhood joints. Here, in his own words, are his favorite restaurants in Miami.

1. Zuma: "I love Zuma. Not only because it's Zuma, but also because of chef Michael Lewis' talent in working with incredible Japanese ingredients."

2. Sakaya Kitchen: "The duck sandwich is unreal. I've talked about it before, but the love I have for this sandwich is second to none."

Giorgio Rapicavoli
Mario Davila Quijano
Giorgio Rapicavoli

Location Info


Zuma Contemporary Japanese Cuisine

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami, FL 33131

Category: Restaurant > Japanese

Region: Downtown/Overtown

Sakaya Kitchen

3401 N. Miami Ave., #125
Miami, FL 33127

Category: Restaurant > Asian

Region: Midtown/Wynwood/Design District

Casa Lario's

7705 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33144

Category: Restaurant > Cuban

Region: Sweetwater/Westchester/West Miami

Macchialina Taverna Rustica

820 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Category: Restaurant > Italian

Region: South Beach


1418 20th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Category: Restaurant > Asian

Region: South Beach

Blue Collar

6730 Biscayne Blvd., 130
Miami, FL 33138

Category: Restaurant > Burgers

Region: Upper Eastside/Miami Shores/Biscayne Park

3. Casa Larios: "Not the one on the Beach or in South Miami. I stick to the Casa Larios on Flagler by the Mall of the Americas. Get the vaca frita on Thursdays!"

4. Macchialina/Pubbelly: "I always have a great meal at the Pubbelly group's spots. Not just because of the awesome food, but also because it's great to see my buddies busting their asses and living out their dreams."

5. Blue Collar: "Danny Serfer gives us delicious food at great prices — not much of a better combination than that. Those Portuguese muffins are the truth."

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