Scarpetta: Seriously Elevated Italian

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Fancy date nights help keep the flame alive in a relationship. From the little black dress to the pressed slacks, there’s something to be said for taking the time to present the best version of oneself to your long-term partner. And there’s no better place to experience that special date night than at the Fontainebleau’s own Scarpetta. Heralded as the best Italian food in Miami, this mega-stylish restaurant is so much more than your average plate of pasta and red sauce. The stunning interior of crisp white walls, dark wood-accented columns, and mirrored surfaces will amp up the romance, preparing you for the feast ahead. Start with a couple of house cocktails before tackling a menu that focuses on fresh local ingredients and innovative takes on classic dishes. The shareable diver scallop crudo with fennel, orange, and pine nuts will set the tone for the evening, priming your palate for adventurous mains like local snapper and roasted whole orata. The flavors will dance on your tongue as you try to recall if you’ve ever had an Italian meal that was so daring yet classic at the same time. End your evening on a sweet note with their chocolate zeppole. With its Nutella center and spiced anglaise and hazelnuts, you’ll both be swooning as you make your way to the boardwalk for a romantic stroll under the moonlight.

[Related: Reviews of Michael Mina 74, Hakkasan, LIV at the Fontainebleau]

Scarpetta

4441 Collins Ave Miami Beach FL 33140

(305) 538-2000

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