The 15 Best Italian Restaurants in Miami Right Now
It’s hard not to love a restaurant that’s only identifiable by a giant purple neon exclamation point. But even without Miami’s best restaurant signage, Boia De is a winner, filling its intimate environs with modern Italian fare and a rare wine list. Many offerings vary daily depending on what’s fresh, a sign of true, old-world cooking. But mainstay items like Crispy Polenta with marinated eggplant and Pappardelle alla Lepre with rabbit, rosemary, and tomato are consistently fantastic.
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Yes, this list is mostly about dinner. But when El Bagel is throwing a Christmas brunch, the world needs to know about it. They’ll be collaborating with Miami’s most intimate Italian restaurant from 11 am to 3 pm for a special morning menu, and outside you’ll find an open patio stocked with sparkling wine, mini bagels, and spreads.
Cost: A la carte menu prices vary
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The gist: Say hello to intimate modern Italian cuisine from the people behind the massively popular La Pollita food truck, buttressed by a collection of wines worthy of a restaurant ten times its size.
The food: The menu at Boia De is almost as tiny as its diminutive space, but you won’t find a weak link anywhere. We’re talking Italian without crossing the in-your-face red sauce line, with subtle options like Crispy Polenta with marinated eggplant, Kanpachi Crudo with heirloom tomatoes, and Grilled Broccolini leading the parade. The entrees hold up just as well, highlighted by homemade Pappardelle with rabbit and rosemary, and massive Lamb Ribs with urfa yogurt and spicy cucumbers. Pro tip: Do yourself a favor and ask for a recommendation from the wine list—it’s packed with stuff you’ve never heard of that you’ll spend years trying to track down again.
The cost: Starters and sides $9 - $25, mains $20 - $36