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    July 25, 2014

    Bianco Gelato: Organic, Authentic Gelato in Coconut Grove

    Summer in Miami means long sun-scorching days and humid nights. Most of us hibernate in our air conditioned dens, coming out to brave the elements only for something essential -- like freshly made, authentic Italian gelato made with organic ingredients. Bianco Gelato, opening today in Coconut Grove ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    Watch Julio Cabrera's English Adventure (Video)

    Bartender Julio Cabrera might call The Regent Cocktail Club his home base, but it looks like more and more the talented mixologist is sharing his talents with the world. After a brief time in Miami to shake things up a few last times at Michy's before the restaurant closed for renovations and a new ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    Centolire: Authentic Southern Italian Cuisine Comes to South Miami

    Authentic Neopolitan cuisine is coming to South Miami with the opening of Centolire. The restaurant, named after the Italian coin, opens in the former Emilio's Toscana space at 1569 Sunset Drive in the Coral Gables area and will feature homemade pastas and specialty dishes, including many from the i ... 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 13, 2014

    DB Bistro Brings Back Its Wine Dinner Series, Miami's Own, Tonight

    If you enjoy wine, and we mean good wine, you'll be excited to hear that DB Bistro Moderne has brought back its wine dinner series, Miami's Own. The event aims to promote awareness of local organizations through its "intimate dinner party" format, where guests and leaders can mingle and discuss th ... More >>

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    February 19, 2014

    Dolci Di Sicilia: Try the Cannoli and Ricotta Doughnut

    If you are looking for an authentic Sicilian bakery, head to a different island of sorts. Dolci di Sicilia on Normandy Isle has got the goods. The easy parking, friendly service, delicious coffee and exquisite pastries have turned this month-old cafe into a neighborhood bakery hot spot. You will se ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Bocce Bar Is Midtown's New Italian Darling

    Timon Balloo doesn't want to dazzle you. At Bocce Bar, he cooks things simply -- braising duck legs in stock before plunging them into a pan with orecchiette, squash, and Parmesan. They are finished in a sauce that's thick enough to coat a wooden spoon and tastes of sage and thyme. They are unencumb ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    Primo Trattoria Italiana in North Miami: Try the Homemade Gnocchi

    The best neighborhood Italian restaurants offer good food, fresh pasta, reasonable prices, and a homey environment. Primo Trattoria Italiana in North Miami proffers all of these. It boasts a hefty menu featuring pizza, pasta, and main courses. You might notice the teenage boy pictured on the menu. ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013
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    September 30, 2013

    Timon Balloo on Bocce Bar: "I Have a Deep Infatuation With Italian Cuisine"

    Bocce Bar, forecast to open in late 2013, is designed to give Miami a bit of the dolce vita for which Italians are known. Modeled after a traditional enoteca, the midtown Miami restaurant will feature an indoor/outdoor bar as a focal point. A counter will display a selection of house-made pastas, ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Anthony Bourdain's Big Fall Plans: New Judge for The Taste; Parts Unknown Remix (Video)

    Is there anything Anthony Bourdain can't do? Now pretty much retired from the kitchen, Bourdain is a television star, producer, writer, wannabe mixed martial artist, and Brony (a male fan of My Little Pony)! Unlike most of us, who spent the summer trying to get in as much beach time as possible, Bo ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown, Mind of a Chef Announce Second Season Plans

    Overachiever Anthony Bourdain has a lot planned for fall. The television host/book producer/chef is looking forward to two of his television projects premiering their second seasons. Parts Unknown on CNN is gearing up for a second season of travel, food, and political chow chow.

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    August 12, 2013

    Mangia Monday's: Get a Taste of Sicily at Quattro Tonight

    Miami Spice's prices -- three-course offerings at a low of $33 for dinner -- have garnered a lot of talk: the good, the best, and the misses. But there are a few restaurants that have more than just Miami Spice up their promotional sleeve. Quattro Gastronomia, Lincoln Road's chic Italian eatery, ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Gelato-Go Brings Real-Deal Italian Gelato to SoFi

    After just a few months of business, Gelato-Go is already beginning to turn up on local radars. It's a gelateria. So what? Miami has tons of them. "But none of these serve good gelato," argues partner Alessandro Alvino, who knows a thing or two about gelato having grown up in Milan. Unlike oth ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    Six Best Winter Cocktails In Miami

    It's officially winter. Sure, we're wearing shorts and flip flops here in South Florida, but honestly, that doesn't mean that locals should stick to the frozen piña coladas and mojitos.Now is the time to pretend like it's freezing outside and have a delicious winter cocktail. These libations, made ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Olive Oil From Frantoia to Lucini. What's Your Favorite?

    The first step in building a well-stocked pantry is selecting a good extra virgin olive oil. I've taken this step several times, thus leading to an over-stocked pantry. See also: - Buy Good Olive Oil: Cold Pressed, Extra Virgin, and Organic Are Only The Start In my cupboard, next to the oddball w ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012
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    July 15, 2011

    Winnie the Pooh is Out Today: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Honey

    ​Perhaps I could borrow some honey. (Pooh's stomach growls.) Just a taste. A small lick I should think. Have you seen the promos for the new Winnie the Pooh movie out today? It's so utterly nostalgic, (dare I even say cute?) capturing even the hearts of grown men. Focusing on Pooh, he's the kin ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    February 3, 2011

    Thursday is Vino Italiano Day

    ​Today, Miami plays host to some of Italy's finest treasures -- wine treasures that is. JW Marriott Marquis serves as the stage for Simply Italian and the Italian Wine Masters Series.. One of the largest wine expositions in South Florida, Simply Italian will feature products from re ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Winter Solstice Food: Swedish Saffron Buns and an Italian Saint

    ​With last night's temperatures reaching down into the 30s and a repeat expected tonight, you might think you're experiencing a bit of Scandinavian winter weather. Ok, not quite. Try frigid temperatures AND total darkness for most of the day for several months. In fact, according to the ancient Ju ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    The Sicilian in Miami Lakes Will Be Sold Soon

    Photo by Danielle Alvarez​Picking a place for dinner in Miami Lakes usually consists of having to choose between the lesser of two restaurant chain evils. Outback or Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza tonight?  And the authentic food search is about to get even tougher. The owners of the area's best ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Quattro's Chef Makes Winning Dish at Italian Cooking Show IV

    Paula Niño​Chef Nicola Carro's rigatoni with eggplant, basil and aged ricotta was voted the best dish of the evening in last night's Italian Cooking Show - a cooking/demo of dishes showcasing the regional cuisine of Italy organized by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. Carro of Quattro Gastr ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    The Scoop on Cavalli Supper Club

    ​If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.A "new and redefined dining and nightlife experience in Aventura."Can such a thing be?Well, you can find out at the new Cavalli Supper Club, which promises "sex ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009
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    October 17, 2008

    Friday Wine Flights at Josef's

    We have more reason than ever to get our drunk on this weekend, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't do it with a little class. Josef's in Plantation, New Times' favorite Austro-Italian restaurant, debuts its Friday night wine flights this evening, with tastings of Austrian, Spanish, and Italian wine ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008
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    November 11, 2004
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    November 28, 2002

    Baby Food For Angels

    The Argentine gelateria Dolce Vita confirms the frozen sweet is manna from heaven

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    February 21, 2002

    Not Your Average Tuna

    You think you know good tuna? Wrong!

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    September 13, 2001

    Tricolore Beach

    Specchio Café

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    March 29, 2001

    The New Fico Sea

    New Fico Key West Seafood