Some people call it “spaghetti sauce,” others call it “gravy,” but whatever you call it, be sure to mop up the extra with some fresh Italian bread rather than let it go to waste. South Florida is home to an abundance of restaurants with excellent Italian cuisine. Mangia!


Anacapri Italian Cuisine & Market (3 locations)

12669 S. Dixie Highway
Miami, Fl. 33156
(305) 232-8001

Anacapri’s Italian cuisine is full of the kind of simple, unforgettable dishes that keep regulars coming back. The casual but fine-dining atmosphere is perfect for a romantic evening or celebrating with a group of friends. Once you’re here, you’re family.


Caffe Abracci

318 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134-5011
(305) 441-0700

The restaurant’s name means “hugs” in Italian and you’ll feel like hugging the chef after enjoying the savory flavors of Caffe Abracci’s fantastic Italian cuisine. It’s a small quaint restaurant with great ambiance and great food. Owner Nino Pernetti makes everyone feel welcome.


Randazzo’s Little Italy

385 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL. 33134
(305) 448-7002

This is the kind of Italian food that Frank Sinatra used to rush home to eat. It’s not formal, it’s not fancy, it’s simply delicious Italian food like the kind made in the kitchens of Little Italy’s all over the country.


Osteria del Teatro

1443 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-7850

Everything has been homemade for the last 20 years at this award-winning Italian Restaurant, which is tucked inside the stylish Art Deco District of South Beach. The intimate dining room is comfortable and elegant, and the small size makes you feel like you have made a special secret discovery.


Anthony’s Runway 84

330 W State Road 84
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 467-8484

A local favorite for Southern Italian specialties. Runway 84 is designed like the inside of an airplane. Sauce is always abundant in most all dishes as their signature “Italian Sunday Feast”, which, as its name indicates, is a lot to eat. Pasta is always cooked al dente.