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Spiga

1228 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139 | South Beach | 305-534-0079

Location Description:

Not much has changed here since the pretty, romantic, slightly secluded Italian trattoria opened more than a decade ago. Chef Saele Cantoni and his veteran crew are still baking the breads and foccacias, rolling out pasta doughs, and preparing desserts on premises. The result is fresh, uncomplicated, moderately priced Italian cuisine. Don't miss the quadretti with Portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, truffle oil, and thin shavings of Parmesan; grouper baked in béchamel; and a char-grilled bone-in lamb steak cut from the leg, marinated in olive oil with garlic and rosemary, and gloriously infused with full meaty, slightly gamy flavor. A voluptuously creamy ricotta cheesecake with strawberry sauce is the recommended dessert. The Italy-happy wine list is concise, service experienced, ambiance unbeatable - especially on the wraparound outdoor porch. Familiarity can sometimes breed contempt, but at Spiga it brings only a sense of contentment and gratitude.


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Details

  • Cuisine(s): Italian
  • Hours: Mon - Sun 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Price: $$$
  • Serving: Dinner
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended
  • Parking: Lot Available, Meters
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Wheelchair Accessible

Related Stories

  • Dining: Reviewed
    If I tell you Spiga's dining room is one of the most beautiful and romantic in town, take the praise with a grain of salt: I put my two cents into the design. The man directly responsible...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    A friend recently filled me in about the oily origins of bruschetta. It seems that official olive oil tasters roaming the Umbria region of central Italy years ago were getting a little...

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