Tom Billante can't stop opening restaurants. Ever since founding the Ferrari's chain of Italian cafeterias in the 1970s (which was later sold to Cozzoli's), he has teamed with family members and other partners to launch one eatery after another along South Florida's east coast (and his former, once flourishing Mezzanotte empire stretched well beyond state borders). The current constellation of stellar venues includes, locally, Bella Luna and Trattoria Rosalia in Aventura; Ristorante Villagio in the Village of Merrick Park; and the brightest star, Carpaccio, in the Bal Harbour Shops. (The Billante clan doesn't always succeed: Sugo sank in its South Beach sanctuary... More >>>