So, do you like it with the lights on or off? I mean, eating. Well, I’m a lights on person. I like to see what’s in front of me, but one Miami Beach restaurant is promising a flavor explosion in the dark, and if that’s not a cue for Alex Miranda, I don’t know what is. Girls, they’re blindfolding you for an entire four-course Italian meal, but they...

Carbone Miami is the sister restaurant of the original in New York which has been called the most influential American restaurants of the last decade. The South Beach location on Collins Avenue, which opened in January, marks the fourth Carbone in the roster, along with Hong Kong and Las Vegas. Partner and Chef Mario Carbone tells CBS4’s Lisa Petri...

Casa Isola, the newest restaurant by James Beard award-nominated chef José Mendín, is open for dinner. The Italian concept occupies the former Pubbelly Noodle Bar space in Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood, which ceased operations in the fall of 2019. An indoor/outdoor space decked in a Mediterranean-inspired décor of white and blues, Mendí...

Santa Margherita is delighted to celebrate the diamond anniversary of its popular and favored varietal, Pinot Grigio. For the past sixty years, Santa Margherita has been establishing Pinot Grigio as an elegant, modern wine that has now become a trailblazer and the leading Italian Pinot Grigio throughout the US. With thousands of bottles uncorked wo...

The man behind one of Coral Gables’ longtime favorite restaurants, Eating House, has expanded his presence in the neighborhood with the opening of Luca Osteria and Bar (116 Giralda Ave.), debuting late last month. The restaurant channels restaurateur Giorgio Rapicavoli’s Italian background, serving up his interpretation of classic dishes. Think dis...

2020 was a tough year for the restaurant industry, but that didn’t stop Chef Adrianne Calvo from opening two restaurants. Now, just a few months into a new year, she’s opening a third. Coming soon to the former Cibo Wine Bar space on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, Forte by Chef Adrianne will serve Italian classics in the atmosphere of a Tuscan-style...

Cristiano Musillo is quick to point out that while Italy is best known for food, furniture, fashion and fast cars, the country’s most impactful products are its factory equipment, the machines that make other countries productive. The birthplace of the Renaissance has long been known as a place that blends the aesthetic with the efficient and beaut...

New Yorkers! They’re everywhere and now they’re bringing their restaurants with them. The New York restaurant team behind Michelin-starred Marea and Ai Fiori just opened Osteria Morini inside the new Kimpton Palomar South Beach. The Italian eatery promises a Soho vibe on SoBe without the snow, only lots of outdoor dining along the Collins Canal. We...

La Bottega, a high-end Italian market and café from Italy's famed Cipriani family, will make its debut next year at the family's Mr. C Residences in Coconut Grove. Located within the new residential development across the street from Regatta Park, the 5,250-square-foot restaurant and marketplace will offer a selection of imported foods along with h...

If Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack were still on tour, their next stop would be Carbone Miami, a brand new restaurant with glam, Gimlets and Sunday gravy. The restaurant opened less than a week ago in South Beach's South of Fifth neighborhood, marking the fourth location founded by Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick, and Rich Torrisi of the Major Food Gr...