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Specchio Cafe

Frugal diners who crave Italy's signature simple yet perfect sun-intensified fresh fish and vegetable flavors are in luck at casually stylish Specchio Cafe, which comes about as close as one can get in Miami to the authentic Italian dining experience. Try the grigliata di vegetali, not quite in the ripeness league as what one would find in Italy but still absolutely scrumptious — because, for a change, the grilled seasonal vegetables actually taste grilled instead of merely looking it. Also reliably excellent are all three carpaccio appetizers; the fresh pea soup, a must-not-miss if it's on the menu; and the linguinei alle vongole, whose light but satisfyingly garlic/wine/oil sauce is packed with tender baby clams.
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Daily 5-11 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Sidewalk tables
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Required
  • Parking: On-street, Valet
  • Extra Services: Catering, Private Group Dining
  • Takeout