Miami is about to get even hotter this spring and summer with SIX NEW highly anticipated restaurant openings. Once the snowbirds leave, the locals are here to stay and play to enjoy South Florida’s burgeoning dining scene.
For your convenience, we’ve rounded up the hottest eateries to add to your list to check out in the coming months. Stay tuned for an explosion of exotic cuisine popping up all over town spanning from South Beach to Brickell, Midtown Miami and Wynwood, ideal for all sorts of occasions and budgets. Whether you’re in the mood for authentic Italian cuisine to soothe the soul, Nikkei, Indian or a sweet fro-yo delight to end the night, we got you covered!
Opening Date: April
Located in the South of Fifth district just steps from the beach, Amare Ristorante offers artfully prepared Southern Italian fare in a glamorous setting that evokes la grande bellezza of Italy’s famed Amalfi coast. Created by restaurateur Gino Iovino, owner of award-winning restaurant Girasole in Atlantic City, in partnership with Michelin Starred Chef Cosimo Cassano and Franco Ricatti, Amare’s expansive menu includes classic dishes made in-house with seasonal ingredients flown directly from Italy. Amare’s design pays homage to its Amalfi coast roots, with a main dining room awash in azure, white and coral hues inspired by the Bay of Naples, paired with authentic design elements including intricate, hand-painted ceramic tiles flown in from Naples. The restaurant welcomes guests from early morning, when a la carte homemade pastries and coffee beverages are available, to late night. Under the direction of Chef Cassano, Amare’s menu stays true to the time-honored dishes found throughout the small towns and villages along the Italian coastline. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are highlighted in Amare’s carpaccio and tartar selections, salads, artisanal pasta dishes, and entrees from both land and sea.
Orilla at Urbanica Hotel (The Euclid)
Opening Date: June
Orilla Restaurant is a South American Patagonian restaurant helmed by celebrated Chef Fernando Trocca and in partnership with restaurateur Martin Pittaluga (La Huella, Quinto La Huella). It will be located inside Urbanica Hotel’s newest location The Euclid Hotel (426 Euclid Ave, Miami Beach, FL). Orilla will offer a simple and affordable menu but well executed cuisine featuring local products. It is slated to open in June, and will be the first U.S. location to its sister restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Opening Date: July
Internationally acclaimed Nikkei restaurant Osaka marks its North American debut with its Miami location in Brickell. Helmed by Chefs Rogger Quispe and Juan Urrutia, Osaka is a multi-sensory and award winning experience that merges millenary Japanese techniques with the best Peruvian ﬂavors and ingredients. Founded by Diego Herrera and Diego De La Puente in Lima, Peru in 2001, the Osaka brand is a trailblazer in the movement of new Nikkei cuisine. Currently operating in South America with nine restaurants, it is setting trends and leading the hospitality market by aligning the healthy attributes of Japanese food with the growing recognition of Peruvian cuisine.
Opening Date: Late April
Rickshaw Hospitality Group is pleased to announce Maska’s more casual counterpart, CHO:TU. Open every day from 11 AM to 9 PM, the restaurant will serve authentic, savory street food, such as Pav bhaji, Masala Dosa, Chaat, Kheema Pav, Sugarcane Juice and Lassi. Adjacent to Maska in Midtown Miami’s burgeoning shopping district, CHO:TU is slated to open in late April with a total of 42 seats. Guests can chose to dine at this intimate space or opt for takeout.
Via Emilia Garden
Opening Date: June
Via Emilia Garden is Via Emilia 9’s sister restaurant and newest concept to open this June in Midtown Miami. Via Emilia Garden will give guests an indoor garden dining experience and may seat up to 100 guests for lunch and dinner. Similar to Via Emilia 9 in South Beach, Garden will include similar dishes such as the Basket from the Emilia Romagna- a charcuterie board that features prosciutto, mortadella, as well as pancetta and parmiagiano, which includes fried dough, prosciutto, mortadella, stracchino cheese, and marmalades.
Via Emilia Garden will showcase collectible shoes presented by Slam Jam throughout the restaurant, which will be available for purchase. Located at 3500 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL it will be open daily from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. for both lunch and dinner. Via Emilia Garden is also available for catering and private events.
Opening Date: June
G.L.O.W. is pleased to announce its first ever super-food and super fro-yo store in the U.S. slated to open this summer in Wynwood, Miami. Based on the promise to deliver super-food, super fro-yo, and a super good cause, g.l.o.w. is designed to be a social enterprise where 100% of its profits will benefit Global G.L.O.W.
(Girls Leading Our World)–a non-profit incubator and accelerator that operates free after-school programs to mentor girls to advocate for themselves and make their communities stronger in 27 countries.Global G.L.O.W., Global Girls Leading our World, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit incubator that creates and operates innovative after-school programs to mentor girls to advocate for themselves and make their communities stronger. We accelerate girls’ greatness today so that they can build a better tomorrow.