Miami is one city that is not wanting for good dining establishments— new restaurant concepts are popping up every day, hosting a range of culinary influences that include everything from Spanish-fusion to African-inspired. A recent edition to the Miami restaurant scene is La Casa Fiorentina, a modern establishment featuring traditional Italian fare, located at the Hotel Astor in Miami Beach.
Like Miami, La Casa Fiorentina represents the diversity of Italian cuisine, specializing in Tuscan traditions with a healthy helping of contemporary additions. The venue is elegant, yet hip, lacking the stuffy pretentiousness of many Italian, fine dining locales. “Fresh, simplicity” is the phrase that encompasses the culinary goal of the restaurant.
This ideology is reflected in dishes such as the Ravioli Formaggio e Pera, a rich butter and sage pasta dish featuring ravioli filled with pear and pecorino cheese, or the Trancetto Di Dentice, red snapper marinated in a citrus sauce and displayed beautifully on a bed of spinach and pine nuts.La Casa Fiorentina is also a master of pairing fine, Italian wines with their meals, and the restaurant features two full bars.
Diners can also enjoy sitting in the restaurant’s outdoor garden beside a waterfall fountain for an intimate atmosphere that’s meant to channel the comforts of dining at home.
Diners can enjoy sitting in the restaurant’s outdoor garden beside a waterfall fountain for an intimate atmosphere that’s meant to channel the comforts of dining at home.