From a local husband/wife duo who fled the restaurant scene to host multi-course, 10-person, underground fine-dining experiences in people's homes comes Mamma Brana: an online Italian food shop that peddles a selection of traditional, homemade, affordable goods, which makes sense, since that Jeremy Piven movie probably comes in a $9.99 two-pack with Two For The Money these days.
Offering free delivery in Dade, Brana's offerings use recipes handed down by her Italian-only-speaking family, who schooled her on from-scratch fare including some pretty serious ragu, as well as a classic lasagna with sauce made from locally sourced tomatoes, organic Florida milk, handmade noodles, and meats raised humanely by "people we actually know"...hot damn, these guys must get into all the toughest cattle ranches! You can also snag dolce stuff like walnut/cinnamon zucchini and carrot breads, and Valrhona chocolate-/ mascarpone-packed items like orange shortbread cookies, Torta Efro (double-chocolate cake), tiramisu, and Niti cookies that basically look like Milanos, except they won't go and sleep with Carl Pavano. And Barry Zito. And Brad Penney, even though he's fat.
The menu'll change seasonally and "as inspirations hit", and soon they'll be teaming up with some cheesemakers to drop "rock star" torta di ricotta, named after yet another movie that failed to deliver The Goods.