Erba: Another Delicious Reason to Visit Dadeland


When you think of neighborhoods in Miami with good food, Dadeland isn’t usually at the top of the list. It has some amazing spots — Ghee Indian Kitchen and Barley (R.I.P. for now) — but we’re more likely to head to Wynwood or Miami Beach for a worthwhile meal.

Our recent visit to Erba is making us think twice, though. This new Italian gem from Chefs Niven Patel and Tim Piazza is a winner — one that’s already doing a fantastic job at driving diners to Kendall.

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Dolce Italian Continues to Impress

Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen. It’s not uncommon to stumble across one every block or so in the major neighborhoods across Miami. Which is why finding a good one can be difficult. We’ll make your decision simple: If you’re looking to make the most of your carbs, head on over to Dolce Italian for fantastic Italian fare.

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Sette Osteria: It’s All Good

There’s no shortage of Italian restaurants in Miami. You can find a bunch in just about every neighborhood. But here’s the thing: They’re not all good. Sette Osteria is good — heck, it’s great. At first glance, the menu might seem like the usual stuff you can find anywhere else, but Sette Osteria does them all so well. By the end of our meal, we were beyond satisfied. And you will be, too.

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Fratelli La Bufala: An Italian Delight

Nothing can keep us from good pasta — not even the recent construction on the MacArthur Causeway. We braved the hellish beach traffic in search of delectable Italian cuisine, and we found it at Fratelli La Bufala.

Italian restaurants may be a dime a dozen in Miami, but there aren’t many that can actually stand the test of time (or our palates). There’s a reason this place has been around since 2005.

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Proof Miami: Thanks for the Memories

Since starting Miami Food Pug back in 2014, we’ve seen plenty of restaurants come and go in the Miami food scene. It’s almost like a revolving door: One eatery closes and another three pop up in its place — and then the cycle repeats itself.

It wasn’t until last week, though, that a loss hit close to home. Proof Miami, a place we’ve frequented almost as long as our blog has existed, shut its doors for good.

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