La Mela

PERMANENTLY CLOSED

Miami
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.