A slice of Italy in South Beach!

IMG_0799Ciao Miami! I am bringing you on of my favorite restaurants in South Beach…it’s the delicious Sylvano’s Restaurant.
It’s owned by our good friend who is “the” actual Sylvano:

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and it’s our version of “Cheers”…not because they serve draft beer or because Norm is sitting at the bar, but because it’s our “go-to” place and where we feel at home (and actually…everybody does know our name). We love his new location, tucked away from the madness that is Collins Avenue on the quiet Liberty Avenue. So now that we’re parked, let’s head on it to Little SoBe Italy…

IMG_0800One of the best and most fabulous things about this restaurant is that they have a beautiful outdoor eating area. So if you head for lunch, like we did, it’s great to sit outside (bring your doggies) and enjoy the Miami Beach weather.
IMG_0801IMG_0802The menu is pure Italian and simply delicious. Everything from traditional pizzas to pastas to filet and fish. Bring your pickiest of friends because I promise you….there is something on the menu for everyone. And I think that they’re prices are super fair…and that’s probably why this place has become such a locals’ favorite.
IMG_0804IMG_0809IMG_0810IMG_0807IMG_0813IMG_0814IMG_0815IMG_0816We went during the day so the vibe was very chill and peaceful but don’t let that fool you…come any evening and you’ll see the place packed with locals, hipsters, hotels guests and sports celebrities. It’s a great place for a big group (I had my birthday dinner here and it was super easy to accommodate a large group). It’s also a perfect place for watching a big game…Sylvano, the owner, is a big sports fan and there are several TV’s mounted around the restaurant so you’ll never miss a thing.
IMG_0819The bar is a nice open area which overlooks the outside dining area and the interior dining room. They have a wonderful wine list and the bartenders are attentive and nice.
IMG_0820IMG_0821IMG_0822Not to worry, you’re SPF won’t be needed here. The outdoor dining area is nicely shaded with the plenty of trees, bamboos and awnings around. It creates a very “zen” like vibe and you’ll be cool from the hot sun.
IMG_0828IMG_0831So…that wraps up our trip to Sylvano’s. It’s just one block west of the Setai Hotel and it’s worth the search for parking because this is one place that you’ll enjoy over and over again…
Oh, about the parking… check first with the lot adjacent to the Bass Museum or the street parking near the Miami City Ballet…it’s just a short walk away and it will save you the stress of potentially having your car towed from the residential spots.
See you around!!XOXO,
Martha

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