Salumeria 104: An Unforgettable Dining Experience

Every day, a new restaurant opens in Miami … or at least it seems like it. Given Miami’s fierce food scene, odds are they won’t last. It takes a lot for a restaurant to withstand the test of time and the city’s fickle food audience. Salumeria 104 has been a Midtown staple for years, and unlike other restaurants in the area, it’s succeeding — so much so that it’s expanded to the space next door (and to Coral Gables).

That growth says a lot. But despite it being open for a while now, we never actually visited Salumeria 104 until last month. We regret not visiting sooner.

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Wolfgang’s Steakhouse: A Downtown Miami Staple

Miami has no shortage of steakhouses, especially in the Downtown Miami and Brickell neighborhoods. Since they’re practically on every corner, it’s easy for all these restaurants to blend together.

But then there’s Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, a Biscayne Boulevard staple that’s been the site of many a power lunch, happy hour and special occasion. It has stuck around for years and for good reason: When it comes to the traditional steakhouse experience, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse delivers in spades.

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The Alley: A Pizza and Pasta Paradise

We’re just one month into the new year, and we already have a serious contender for Favorite Meal of 2018: The Alley at The Betsy Hotel. It’s been a while since we’ve had an entire meal that’s impressed us so much, but this cozy Italian restaurant knocked it out of the park. From the moment the starters hit the table to the last bite of dessert, we couldn’t stop smiling.

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Point Royal: The Diplomat Beach Resort’s Newest Star

Courtesy of Point Royal

Local foodies have reason to rejoice: Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is back in South Florida. Last month, the celebrity chef opened Point Royal inside the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood. The coastal American restaurant is a modern take on a seaside restaurant, featuring a menu that emphasizes seafood but also includes savory bites like Chef Zakarian’s signature Ugly Burger. No matter what your protein preference, there’s something delicious waiting for you here.

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Via Emilia 9: A Pasta Lover’s Dream

Courtesy of Via Emilia 9

Pasta makes any situation better — especially when the pasta is from Via Emilia 9. Whether you’re in the mood for something light, something heavy or something in between, the Miami Beach eatery has over a dozen pastas to choose from, and they’re made fresh every day by the resident Sfogliana (female pasta maker). Stop by 1120 15th Street and try them for yourself.

Not sure where to start? We have you covered.

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