Food & Drink

Euro-Floridian fusion

Published On 08/12/2010 Published On 08/12/2010
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1. La Mela 14151 S Dixie Hwy, Palmetto Bay, FL 33176

From a Chilean family and a pair of Italian/Argentine chefs, La Mela employs Italian as a base for fusion that leverages Greek, French, and Floribbean cuisines; it's set in a quiet section of US 1 in a joint they've made classy with a slate brick bar, stained concrete floors and a wood oven so hot it cooks pizzas in about three minutes, so obviously there's a microwave inside and they're using Ellio's.