Scarpetta - Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Price Range: $$$
The Fontainebleau is known for being one of the best hotels in Miami, so it's not surprising that it is also home to one of the city's best Italian restaurants. Scarpetta (whose name is also slang for... Read More
The Fontainebleau is known for being one of the best hotels in Miami, so it's not surprising that it is also home to one of the city's best Italian restaurants. Scarpetta (whose name is also slang for the small bit of bread one uses to sop up sauces) is the creation of James Beard Award Recipient Chef Scott Conant. The restaurant itself is also a AAA Four Diamond award winner, so you already know you're walking into someplace great. Scarpetta's menu features exactly what you might expect of an Italian restaurant, but with a high-end twist. Not just ravioli but duck and foie gras ravioli in a marsala reduction. The menu is also heavy on the seafood, with dishes like crispy frito misto, squid ink tagliolini, and pan seared turbot all on the list. Vegetarians will also be pleased to find there is a separate veg-friendly menu that includes flavorful options like farro risotto and creamy polenta.
4441 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
- Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
- Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
- Italian: "Don't be afraid to go simple here. Yes, they do offer spaghetti, but trust us when we say it's nothing like what you've got at home."
- Best for Italian Because: This highly revered classy establishment is award-winning and run by award-winners. Shouldn't we bestow some 10Best love on them as well?