Fi’lia: Chef Michael Schwartz’s New Italian Concept Shines at SLS Brickell

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Last month, Fi’lia opened its doors at SLS Brickell and joined the ever-changing, ever-growing food scene in Brickell. Although Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen in Miami, Fi’lia is proving itself to be a cut above the rest — and then some.

That should come as no surprise considering the name behind the concept. If you’ve ever visited one of Chef Michael Schwartz’s restaurants, you know what you’re getting yourself into: exceptional food in an unpretentious setting. And that’s exactly what you can expect at Fi’lia.

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Live ‘La Dolce Vita’ With Mangia Mondays at Dolce Italian

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Your Monday nights are getting a lot more interesting. Dolce Italian, the Gale South Beach’s popular Italian eatery, recently launched Mangia Mondays to satisfy your pasta fix. The weekly special lets diners enjoy one of the restaurant’s signature pastas for just $10.

That’s a steal for pasta, especially from a Bravo TV “Best New Restaurant” winner. But while you should come in for the specially priced pasta, you should stay and try out the rest of the menu, too.

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Pinch Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary With Stellar Menu

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We love Pinch Kitchen. It’s by far one of the most consistent restaurants we’ve encountered, and the entire team makes you feel right at home. Go for dinner, and you’ll be wowed. Go for brunch, and you’ll be wowed.

So it’s no surprise that the restaurant is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month. In a food scene where many restaurants don’t reach that milestone (let alone last a few months), Pinch’s longevity is a testament to the quality experience you can expect.

To celebrate this achievement, Chefs John Gallo and Rene Reyes have released a family-style anniversary menu that features some of their best selections yet. And you better hurry in because the menu is only available this month.

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Toscana Divino: Where Quality and Quantity Meet

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Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen in Miami. It’s hard not to go a few blocks without stumbling across yet another eatery serving up our favorite carbs. With so much competition out there, it takes a real winner to stand out from the crowd.

Enter Toscana Divino, which has been a centerpiece of Mary Brickell Village for years now. Other tenants have come and gone, but the Italian restaurant has stuck around through thick and thin. Its longevity should come as no surprise, though. This is some of the best Italian food in town.

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Lekoke Wine & Bites: $45 Goes a Long Way

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It’s easy to miss Lekoke Wine & Bites while you’re driving down SW 8th Street, more popularly known as Calle Ocho. The cozy, unassuming wine bar doesn’t have the giant signs that hot spots like Ball and Chain, Azucar and other Little Havana staples have — blink and you’ll pass right by it. But although Lekoke lacks the snazzy window dressing of its neighbors, it deserves just as much of your attention.

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