As we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2011 in June, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305 in random order. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. After the jump, find our other choices.
53. Ravioli di Aragosta at Caffe da Vinci
For foodies, a perfect dish is akin to the the Sistine Chapel -- a sublime work of art. The ravioli di aragosta ($15), or lobster ravioli, at Caffe da Vinci is nothing less. Tender and perfectly cooked pasta pouches containing just the right amount of lobster and bathed in a creamy (yet not too creamy) shrimp and lobster sauce, brought to you as if someone up high decided to deliver a blessing. There is no skimping on the lobster; there is no clumpy, cloying sauce. There is just flawlessness. Warning: You might be tempted to lick any remaining sauce from your plate, but don't. You're too old for that.
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