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Best Service Miami 2014 - Italy Today

Italy Today

6743 Main St.

Miami Lakes, FL 33014

305-817-3122

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Readers' Choice: Batch Gastropub

At five-star restaurants, you expect to be treated like an A-lister. After all, you're paying through the nose. But for excellent service, you sometimes do better at a neighborhood joint like Italy Today. Located on Main Street in Miami Lakes, the Tuscan-style Italian restaurant serves reasonably priced fresh bruschetta ($9), savory pumpkin ravioli ($15), and the most well-balanced combination of mascarpone cream, ladyfingers, and espresso you'll ever taste in tiramisu ($6.50). But that's not all. From the moment you pass through its rustic wooden doors and hear Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole crooning in the background, you'll feel right at home. The hostess greets you with a warm hello and a genuine smile as she grabs a stack of menus and walks you to your table. Moments after you settle down, a wooden slab with homemade bread appears along with glasses of ice-cold water. Your waitress pleasantly welcomes you with a list of recommended plates. As you place your order and devour the bread, a steady stream of servers and even the manager check on you. As soon as the chef puts the finishing touches on your plate, your food is immediately whisked to your table, along with grated Parmesan cheese. Rest assured you will neither be ignored during the meal nor waiting for your bill long after you've finished. At the end of your dining experience, you'll walk out with a grin, a full stomach, and the desire to come back soon.

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