5 Italian restaurants that make fresh pasta in Miami
1) Via Emilia 9
A woman sits at the window of this market-restaurant dedicated to Emilia-Romagna, but not for the view. The light helps her to see as she hand-rolls, stuffs and molds tortellini, ravioli, cappellacci and fazzoletti for Chef Wendy Cacciatori to cook, sauce and serve.
2) Ristorante Fratelli Milano
Twin brothers and chefs Roberto and Emanuele Bearzi made this eatery a destination long before downtown was revived. Their success is due, in part, to Emanuele’s facility with dough, resulting in dishes as dainty as Fettuccine allo Scoglio (with seafood) and as filling as Bucatini San Babila (with Italian sausage and broccoli).
3) Osteria Vecchio Piemonte
This white table-cloth restaurant offers sophisticated, housemade stuffed pastas such as agnolotti in braised beef sauce as well as ravioli with ricotta, pumpkin and amaretti cookies in butter-sage sauce. Given the skill level, polite service and plate arrangements, prices are surprisingly reasonable.
4) Pane & Vino La Trattoria
Charming and pastoral in décor and intention, this authentic Italian eatery nevertheless buzzes with a nightlife vibe thanks to its wine bar. Pair the select Italian bottlings with any of the inventive handmade pasta dishes, including ravioli stuffed with mushroom and shrimp, or cavatelli topped with fried eggplant and dry ricotta.
5) Salumeria 104
Technically a shop and trattoria for cured meats and cheeses, this Midtown eatery also serves terrific pastas – especially if you factor in those meats and cheeses. Housemade gnocchi with Parmigiano-Reggiano and prosciutto, for example, or Ravioli San Daniele with prosciutto, peas and cream sauce are ideal follow-ups to a selection of salumi.
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