Little Italy

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Ten Best Restaurants in North Miami Beach

    North Miami Beach is extremely confusing. First, its name is a misnomer. It is not part of Miami Beach (or North Beach) and no longer has a beach in its city limits. It is also distinctly different from neighboring, similarly named North Miami. Though Miami doesn't have a Chinatown, Thai Town, Jap ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Top Ten Best Meatballs in Miami

    We've got meatballs on the mind. These rolled wonders vary in size, meat mixtures, texture, price, and quantities but when you break into a good ball, you just know. A dollop of cheese on top or spaghetti below, substantial meatballs can hold up and pass the sneeze test. We refuse to lose our poor m ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013
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    June 27, 2012

    Miami's Ten Best Meatballs

    ​Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at are so deceptively simple to make: some ground ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's The Layover: Tony Takes Manhattan (A Recap)

    ​Last week, The Layover premiered to audible groans of me. Anthony Bourdain's new travel show had an interesting premise -- what would Tony do if stuck in a city for 24 hours?  Unfortunately, the show had a frenetic overly produced feel about it. I disliked the clock counting down t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Miami's Best Pizza: Joey's, Fratelli la Bufala, and Rack's

    Lee KleinRack's puffy crust makes the grade.​I am not one of those New Yorkers who go on and on about how you can't find a decent slice of pizza in this town, and how the pies they serve here would be banned from the borough of Brooklyn, and how they are so very very disgraceful that they might ev ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011
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    May 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    This Weekend: Norman's 180, Ortanique, Atrio and Others at Food & Wine Festivals in Brickell and Coral Gables

    Courtesy of Coral Gables Wine and Food Festival​If you didn't have hundreds of dollars available to taste a marble-size portion of grub made by a celebuchef during the South Beach Food & Wine Festival, don't give up your sampling and wine-imbibing dreams just yet. There are two opportunities t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Marc Randazzo's Cooking School of Hard Knocks

    Photo by Riki Altman Marc Randazzo left the boxing ring for the kitchen. And he never turned back.[This just in: Beginning tonight and running through December 23, bring your Fighter movie ticket stub to Randazzo's and get a free set of 'balls. Meatballs, that is. And we promise they'll be bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Why The Feast's Rankings Are So Messed Up

    ​It sure took a long time for The Feast Miami to get its website together, enough to take off the BETA tag, but apparently it wasn't long enough to figure out how to rank restaurants properly. I mean, when P.F. Chang's and Norman's 180 take up two of your top three "epic" restaurant spots, somethi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    NBC Feast Miami: What's With The Cockamamie Numbers?

    Numbers. It's the first thing that hits the eye upon opening the home page for NBC Feast Miami. Looks less like a blog than a board game. The clutter, however, is only mildly annoying compared to what they signify: Confusion.The grading system runs from 0 to 100, which deceives the reader into think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Miami Spice: Deal or No Deal? The Final Tally

    Lee KleinGazpacho at Palme d'Or -- it's a deal​We have spent the past couple of weeks going over Miami Spice menus and categorizing each as being either a deal (a bargain at $50 after tax/tip/etc.) or no deal (usually because of inferior menu selections or just not any real break from regular menu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Top Five Restaurants in Coral Gables

    Photo by Jacob KatelChef Philippe Ruiz of Biltmore's Palme d'Or.​There's no shortage of competitive and worthy restaurants in and around just the heart of Coral Gables' Miracle Mile, but what sets these establishments apart from their contemporaries, in the cozy community, are the invariables. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Miami Spice: Deal or No Deal? Coral Gables

    Lee KleinPascal is offering berries instead of his baked alaska​In parts one, two (Asian), three (steakhouses) and four (hotels) of our series, we perused Miami Spice deals from various participating restaurants and put in our two cents as to whether or not the deal was worth taking advantage of. ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010
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    July 15, 2010
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    July 14, 2010

    Miami Spice Kickoff Party Announced

    ​With summer in full swing that can only mean that Miami Spice is around the corner. The foodie-friendly event commences on August 1, and runs through September 30 with discounts at the top restaurants in Miami. For the uninitiated, that means three-course meals at discounted prices; $22 at lunch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Worst Bread in Miami: GreenStreet, Randazzo's, and Others

    Photo by Danielle AlvarezCPK's sad carbs​Some local restaurants are slacking when it comes to the breadbasket. Though entrées are just fine at many of these locales, staff overlooks a critical aspect of the dining-out experience. Bread is usually a diner's first taste of an eatery and sets the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Bubbles 'n Ice Opens Today, New SoBe Mex Opens "Soon"

    Lee Klein​Just as Little Italy and Chinatown intersect in New York City, bubble teas and Italian ices are coming together at Bubbles 'n Ice. Some 30 flavors of the former (including fruits, teas, and specialties like pb & jelly) and 60 of the latter (cotton candy, dulce de leche, etc.) will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Bubbles 'N Ice, Bubble Tea and Italian Ice, Coming Soon To North Miami Beach

    Jacob KatelHuband and Wife Yoav Anisz and Miriam Lach in their soon to open shop.​Bubbles 'N Ice (3061 NE 163rd Street) in North Miami Beach is opening soon, and that means plenty of premium Bubble Tea, Philly style Italian ice, and more combinations thereof than you can shake a widemouth straw at ... More >>

  • News

    June 25, 2009

    Jon Roberts: Cracked Cowboy

    Threats, violence, and kilos of coke are just the start for this cocaine cowboy.

  • Dining

    April 9, 2009

    Prime Italian Is Prime Turf

    The sultan of SoFi's new restaurant succeeds as an all-purpose upscale Italian dining venue.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Whatever Happened To Coral Gables?

    It wasn't that long ago that serious diners in these parts pointed to Coral Gables as the go-to spot for eating out. Palme d'Or, Pascals, Ortanique, Christy's, Caffe Abracci, Francesco's, Norman's, Mundo, Chispa, Restaurant Brana, Max's Grille, The Palm Steakhouse...quite a roster. Mundo, Norman's, ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 8, 2004

    Meet the New Neighbor

    The District enlivens the district

  • Dining

    June 17, 2004

    Spaghetti Star

    Forget Rocco's; try Randazzo's

  • Dining

    April 6, 1995