Pane & Vino

1450 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Critics' Pick
Best Of
Pane & Vino Spaghetti al pomodoro


  • Dinner daily 5 p.m. to midnight.
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Beer and wine, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Online Reservations Available
The brawny pastaiolo's presence in the window display of Pane & Vino serves two purposes, says owner Angelo Quaglini: to draw in mesmerized passersby and to assure customers that the South Beach restaurant isn't kidding about pastas being homemade. Although several tables are set up outside, it's best to avoid the uncomfortable chairs and noise of Washington Avenue and book a seat inside. The menu concentrates on starters and Sicilian chef Paolo Ferrera's specialty — pastas. Salmon, rib eye, tuna, and chicken are the only secondi options, and hardly anyone orders them. Patrons are more interested in the spaghetti alla ruota, and rightfully so. The pasta arrives on a trolley next to a giant wheel of hollowed-out Parmigiano-Reggiano imported from Italy. The sauce is so velvety and rich that it's easy to think heavy cream is involved. But Ferrera says the only dairy product in his recipe is Parmigiano. An Italian restaurant cannot reach greatness without having the basics perfected, and Pane & Vino's spaghetti al pomodoro is arguably the best in town. 

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