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100 Favorite Dishes: Spinach, Prosciutto, & Smoked Mozzarella Pie at Racks Italian Bistro

100 Favorite Dishes: Spinach, Prosciutto, & Smoked Mozzarella Pie at Racks Italian Bistro
Lee Klein

As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is

serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations

to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.


4. Spinach, Prosciutto, & Smoked Mozzarella Pie at Racks Italian Bistro

We touted Steve's Pizza as our favorite slice, but Racks stacks up with anyplace when it comes to the wood-or-coal fired pies. The casual Italian bistro, which last month celebrated its first anniversary in the Intracoastal Mall, blisters and puffs its crusts in a flame-licked coal-fired hearth. There are four red sauced and four biancos offered; our fav comes from the latter group, the smoked mozzarella and Reggiano cheeses balanced by sauteed spinach and delicate shavings of ham. This pizza is six square slices of light, bright flavor for $16. Breezy waterfront vista is free.

Racks Italian Bistro and Market
Intracoastal Mall at 163rd St. and NE 36th Ave., North Miami Beach
305-917-7225

Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:

100. Warm Buffala Mozzarella With Clay-Baked Roma Tomatoes and Eggplant at Timo

99. Butter Sweet Potato Pecan Cheesecake at the Mahogany Grille

98. Jerk Penne Pasta at Ortanique on the Mile

97. Herb-Basted Chicken Potpie at Gables Diner

96. Calzone Brooklynese at Pizza Volante

95. Deep-Fried Frogs' Legs at Coopertown Airboats in the Florida Everglades

94. Caramelized Onion Quiche at La Provence

93. Huevo Frito con Patatas, Jamón y Setas at Solea

92. Side of Bone Marrow Served With Steak at BLT Steak in the Betsy Hotel, South Beach

91. Swordfish at the Oceanaire Seafood Room

90. Twice-baked upside-down Gruyère cheese soufflé at Pascal's On Ponce

89. BBQ Shrimp at Red Light Little River

88. Thai Spring Rolls at the Asian Cultural Festival at Fruit and Spice Park

87. Sunday Fish Fry at the Shantel Lounge

86. Old Dirty Dawg at gastroPod Miami

85. Vegan Ding Dong at Lido at the Standard

84. Mahi-Mahi Tacos at Fish Shack & Market

83. Moroccan Spicy Chicken Sandwich at Elie's Café

82. Spicy Tuna Rock at Asia Bay

81. Lechón Asado at El Palacio de los Jugos

80. Grilled Octopus at Mandolin Aegean Bistro

79. Blue Cheese and Jamon Croquetas at Michy's

78. A Frita, Cuban Hamburger at El Mago de las Fritas

77. Strawberry Shake and Cinnamon Bun at Knaus Berry Farm

76. Chocolate Soup at Charlotte Bistro

75. Corn on the Cob at Shorty's

74. Dim Sum Barbecue Platter at Hakkasan

73. Quadretti con Portobello Olio Tartufato at Spiga

72. Homemade Pasta at Joey's Italian Cafe in Wynwood

71. Tuna Ceviche at OLA

70. Bento Box at NAOE

69. Churros at Sra. Martinez

68. Organic Microgreen Salad at Paradise Farms

67. Warbat from Middle East Best Food

66. Fried Chicken at Magnum Lounge

65. Goat Cheese Burger at Oneburger

64. Chicken Spinach Panini at Lemoni Cafe

63. Spaghetti at Scarpetta

62. Praline Bread Pudding at Morgans

61. Almond Croissant at Buena Vista Deli

60. Steak Empanada at La Estancia Argentina

59. Bacon Guacamole at El Scorpion

58. Omakase, Chef's Choice at Sushi Deli

57. Baja Chicken Enchilada Soup at Lost & Found Saloon

56. Chicken Paillard at Quattro

55. Heirloom Tomato alá Liquid Nitrogen at Dilido Beach Club

54. Pork Buns at Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

53. The Memphis Piggie at Bar-B-Que Beach

52. Chopped Salad at The Forge 

51. Pan Con Bistec at Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

50. Lobster Ravioli at Calamari

49. Passion Fruit Panna Cotta at Bourbon Steak
48. Spicy Tuna Roll at Shoji Sushi

47. Bang Bang Shrimp at A Fish Called Avalon

46. Meatballs at Macaluso's

45. Goat Cheese Salad at Books & Books

44. Tacos al Carnitas Michoacan at Con Sabor a Mexico

43. Pan-Seared Sheepshead Fish Over Farro at Altamare

42. Deep-Fried Biscuit at the Pit Bar-B-Que

41. Joe's Stone Crab Claws

40. Fried Fish Sandwich at Alabama Jack's

39. Rotisserie Chicken at Pardo's

38. Hummus at Pita Loca

37. Pâté Sandwich at La Sandwicherie

36. Daily Bread's Falafel Platter
35. Fish & Chips at Clarke's

34. Goat Stew at Tap Tap

33. Matzo Ball Soup at Jerry's Deli

32. Nasi Goreng at Bali Cafe

33. Pan Con Minuta at La Camaronera

30. Filet Mignon at Red The Steakhouse

29.Seared Mediterranean Wild Striped Bass from Palme d'Or

28. Roasted Baby Suckling Pig at Sardinia

27. Supermoon Perro at La Moon

26. Butter Chicken at Guru Restaurant

25. Peking Duck at The Setai

24. Oysters at Area 31

23. New-Style Sashimi at Nobu

22. Grilled Grouper Sandwich at Garcia's

21. Yaki-Udon at Hiro's Yakko-San

20. Soufflé at Two Chefs

19. Onion Soup at Le Bouchon du Grove

18. Shrimp and Pork Egg Rolls at Sakaya Kitchen

17. Beef and Rice Noodles at Hy Vong

16. Key Lime Pie at Icebox Cafe

15. A Slice at Steve's Pizza

14. Enchiladas de Mole at Burritos Grill Cafe

13. Nutella Crepe at Otentic Restaurant
12.Daily Special at B & M Market

11.Cheese Plate at Fratelli Lyon
10.Corned Beef Sandwich at Sam's Deli
9. Kimchi Benedict at Michael's Genuine
8. Sambal G Udang at Indomania

7. Lifefood Platter at Lifefood Gourmet

6. Triple Scoop Cone at Frieze Ice Cream Factory
5. Breakfast at Jimmy's Eastside Diner

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Racks Italian Bistro and Market

3933 NE 163rd St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

305-917-7225

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