Life’s milestones like promotions, birthdays, anniversaries or just checking something off your bucket list all have something in common: They all deserve to be celebrated. And what better way to celebrate than a great meal with your loved ones? The next time you need to celebrate something, consider these seven Miami restaurants.
Delicious Italian cuisine awaits at Casa Isola, the Miami Beach gem that’s dazzling diners with awesome pastas, proteins, and desserts. Round up your friends and family and load up on specialties like rigatoni alla vodka, arancini, veal chop parm, and bucatini alla gricia. All of these dishes are sizeable and shareable, so go ahead and order a ton of food—you deserve it.
Casa Isola is located at 1418 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
For a more intimate celebratory experience, get a table at Key Biscayne’s Costa Med. The Mediterranean-inspired restaurant is perfect for picky palates, as the menu is huge; selections include everything from seafood and steak to raw bar specialties, pastas, and salads. Because the offerings are so varied, this is one place where a big group is a must—you’ll want to try it all. Recommendations include the crab cake pops, the Creole tuna tataki, the lobster ravioli, and the lamb chops.
Costa Med is located at 260 Crandon Boulevard, Suite #46, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. For more information, visit their official website.
Looking to celebrate with something a little lighter? Kosushi has you covered with its stunning sushi selections and other signature items. Start with small dishes like the crispy rice tuna, king crab truffle, and salmon belly tartare, and then order standouts like the tuna, unagi, and mackerel sashimi; there’s just so much to try. If you can’t make up your mind, consider doing one of the Chef’s Choice menus with sashimi or sushi—one sashimi tasting includes 25 pieces!
Kosushi is located at 801 South Pointe Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
LPM Restaurant & Bar
Whitefish ceviche, whole sea bream, grilled veal chop, and slow-cooked duck legs are just a few of the tasty items to expect at LPM Restaurant & Bar. The menu is impressive on all fronts, as is the restaurant itself—it’s a sight to behold. No matter what you order, make sure to save room for the Brickell restaurant’s beloved desserts like the warm chocolate mousse with malt ice cream or the cassata with fresh raspberries and condensed milk. The cocktail list is also worth your attention; you can’t leave without trying the famous Tomatini.
LPM Restaurant & Bar is located at 1300 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, FL 33131. For more information, visit their official website.
Osteria Del Teatro
At Osteria del Teatro, you’ll find exquisite Italian cuisine complemented by live entertainment. The renowned restaurant is located in the heart of Collins Avenue, where you’ll get a front-row seat to the fun characters that make South Beach so special; this is the place to be for people watching. While you enjoy the show, you can nosh on delightful dishes like rigatoni amatriciana, linguine alla vongole, veal scallopini, and black Angus filet mignon. One mesmerizing bite is all it takes to see why this restaurant has been around for over two decades.
Osteria Del Teatro is located at 1200 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
RED South Beach
Look at any “Best Steaks in Miami” list, and you’re sure to find RED South Beach on it. The South of Fifth gem is a must for all steak lovers; you’ll be hard-pressed to find a tastier selection in town. But did you know that Red is more than just steaks? The iconic restaurant also serves up some delicious raw bar, pasta, and seafood dishes that are worth your attention. Highlights include Maine lobster cocktail, crispy chili calamari, carbonara, and wild king salmon.
Red South Beach is located at 801 South Pointe Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
Root & Bone
South Miami may not be on your radar in regard to good food, but it should be. That’s where you’ll find Root & Bone and its delectable Southern cuisine. Expect to find mouthwatering items like shrimp and grits, fish scampi, short rib meatloaf—and of course—fried chicken (with a sweet tea brine). Needless to say that if you’re counting calories, this is not the place for you.
Root & Bone is located at 5958 South Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33143. For more information, visit their official website.