New Yorkers! They’re everywhere and now they’re bringing their restaurants with them. The New York restaurant team behind Michelin-starred Marea and Ai Fiori just opened Osteria Morini inside the new Kimpton Palomar South Beach. The Italian eatery promises a Soho vibe on SoBe without the snow, only lots of outdoor dining along the Collins Canal.

We stopped in to give it a try and were dazzled by some of Osteria Morini’s menu items. Their charcuterie board (Batillardo $12, $35 or $45, depending on what you choose) is like none we’ve ever seen. It’s loaded with cured sliced meats and cheeses and spreads so loaded we should’ve stopped there with a glass of wine, but we didn’t (of course!).

Our waiter suggested the squid ink pasta (Torcia Nera $27) and wild mushroom rigatoni ($27) both were to die for. The Romana salad ($16), Morini’s version of a Caesar, is another must try and so is the Brodetto ($42) a seafood dish comprised of fish, clams, prawns and fennel in a tomato broth.

Morini is only open for dinner, for now. Lunch and brunch are planned for later this spring to which I say, hurry up, and make it happen.

Osteria Morini
1750 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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