Savor the Summer at Toscana Divino in Brickell – Miami, Florida

Since opening in 2012, Toscana Divino has wowed guests with its authentic Italian offerings and healthy, flavorful ingredients. The contemporary eatery, designed in the classic spirit of Tuscan tradition, is a welcoming restaurant offering lunch, brunch and dinner.

Leading the kitchen are two young and esteemed chefs including Executive Chef Jeff Maxfield, an innovative chef with an appreciation for Italy’s rich history and culinary practice and Chef de Cuisine Andrea Marchesin, an Italian native with global experience and integrity for sustainable ingredients and practice. The Brickell eatery spans 1,800 square feet, encompassing a warm interior space with seating for 150 and a sunny, umbrella shaded terrace for up to 60 diners. Lustrous wooden tables are adorned with fresh flowers, and a grand crystal cylinder takes center stage serving as the restaurant’s circular cellar for its rare wine collection.

All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes, property of TheSoFlaSage.com

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The Calm Before The Storm // Chefs in The Kitchen

Locals and visitors alike look to Toscana Divino for its Cured Meats and Cheeses, a selection of savory and deliciously curated items like the traditional porchetta, the house prosciutto cotto, ricotta fiordilatte and truffle pecorino “Il Forteto;” extensive menu of homemade pastas; sustainably raised meat; fresh fish; imported Italian ingredients and full bar, which serves hand-crafted cocktails and boasts a vintage Italian wine list.

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Grappa Sour w/ hand carved ice cube

This is not your typical Grappa, which is traditionally served after the meal. It is made with an in house infusion of honey comb and black pepper.and Bonollo Grappa Of Amarone Barrique.

“We are pursuing a culinary journey in which continuity, tradition and innovation are in constant dialogue,” explains Tommaso Morelato, co-founder of Toscana Divino. “Our philosophy is to bridge the gap between Tradizione and Modernità while providing natural ingredients, local goods and sustainable practices.”

Antipasti dishes keep in tune with the eatery’s classic style, running the gamut of Italy’s regions with various homemade recipes. Staple items include Vitello Tonnato, milk fed veal served with tuna sauce, tomato, capers, arugula and lemon; Tartare Di Pesce, fresh fish paired with Calabrian chili, fennel, ginger, cucumber and coconut lime; and Polipo Alla Puttanesca, octopus served with cherry heirloom, capers and taggiasca olives .

Homemade prosciutto cotto & porchetta, house pickled vegetables

Imported Pecorino (aged over 1 year) + Paradise Farm Honey from Homestead

Burrata made locally in Wynwood with heirloom tomatoes

Kale Salad l’estiva

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Snapper Ceviche

Main course selections include Branzino Ai Ferri, grilled Mediterranean sea bass garnished with parsley and capers and accompanied by seasonal vegetables; Stinco Di Agnello, braised lamb shank served with potatoes and a smoked tomato; and Filetto Al Pepe Sichuan, 8-ounce grass-fed beef tenderloin paired with baby carrots and sichuan pepper in a beef jus.

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Filetto Sichuan // Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin

An impressive offering of homemade pastas, crafted with “Grano duro” flour, yellow semolina, water and organic eggs, include Gnocchi Al Coniglio Lucchese, handmade potato gnocchi served in rabbit ragu with hot peppers and onions  Pici Senesi All’Anatra, hand-rolled pasta served in duck leg ragu and topped with pecorino; Risotto Carnaroli “Acquerello,” imported Italian rice aged for 12 months and prepared with wild mushrooms and truffle or shrimp, tomato and zucchini blossom

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Tortellini Burro e Salvia (Sage Butter)

The South Florida Sage was really impressed with Toscana Divino. The emphasis on quality ingredients is apparent as soon you taste the food and drink. Local ingredients are sourced when available and others are imported when appropriate. The circular wine cellar steals the show when it comes to the ambience. Be sure to check out the summer menu at Brickell’s best Italian restaurant before it’s gone!

About Toscana Divino: Toscana Divino is an authentic Italian eatery offering classic Tuscan dishes and a carefully curated wine list in an elegant setting. Helmed by restaurateurs Tommaso Morelato, Stefano Cavinato and Mauro Bortignon, Toscana Divino presents a modern take on Tuscan traditions through a variety of imported ingredients, locally sourced produce and handcrafted pastas alongside antipasti, main dishes and desserts. Toscana Divino is located in the heart of Mary Brickell Village at 900 South Miami Ave. Miami, FL 33130 and its sister restaurant LTD Edition (Little Toscana Divino) is located at Ironside, 7580 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL 33138. For more information, call 305.371.2767 or visit http://www.toscanadivino.com/.

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