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Palladio - Best fish selection in MIA by far!

lax2mia Jul 17, 2006 11:18 PM

Went to Palladio in N. Miami Beach which I guess opened recently but you can't tell because the windows are tinted and the entrance isn't well marked. Regardless, I'd read about the opening and decided to give it a shot. What I found was a mediocre vegetable section, a decent prepared food and bakery section then, and this is the kicker, a large and well stocked fish and seafood area. Not only did they have hard to find, if not non-existent at other market items (e.g. skate, scungilli), but also local hard to find fish like pompano. And the prices were not outrageous, at least compared to that leech of a market called Whole Foods. Jump on this place to either (a) keep it in business or (b) take advantage of the low prices before they catch or (c) they dumb down their selections to cater to ignorant, unappreciative clientele.

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    diablita FL Jul 19, 2006 03:52 AM

    Where is the Palladio in NMB? I recently found the one in Boca and have found some wonderful prepared foods and specialty pasta. They have a dish with asparagus and ricotta stuffed in a crepe that's really delicious. They also sell Petit Basque cheese which I love! (Though I'm happy when I find it at Costco b/c it's quite pricey.)

    1. lax2mia Jul 19, 2006 01:20 PM

      It's on Biscayne somewhere near 163rd. Very close to the Costco (I think a bit north). The prepared items looked OK, but I think it's because some of the trays were empty. I'll attribute it to the fact that the place recently opened.

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        scscr Jul 19, 2006 03:33 PM

        I went recently. It was a large open spaced interior with about three aisles of dry goods and perimeter meat, pasta, bakery, deli and seafood stations. There was also a cheese/pate/salami/olive island and an area for wines. The highlight was the fish. It looked fresh and like LAX said, they had a great selection. I didn't see Wild Salmon, which is in season, but the variety of the local fish was great. I also liked the selection of truffles that they had available.

        I was dissapointed in the pasta selection for an Italian grocery store. They only had two or three types of fresh pasta and I didn't see fresh pasta sheets that you could buy and take home. I go to Mr Pasta on Collins and 74th for fresh pasta as they have a pretty good selection. I used to buy a great Italian Ice from a place called Surfas in Los Angeles and I looked for it at Palladio, but they didn't have it...Oh well.

        I think they are going through the first month jitters and hopefully will be a good addition to NoMi Beach.

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          Moyn Jul 22, 2006 01:45 PM

          I visited Palladio yesterday (Friday) and they had wild sockeye salmon (gorgeous!!) for $17.99 lb.

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            scscr Jul 23, 2006 02:33 PM

            Costco has fresh wild sockeye salmon for $7/lb. As far as wild salmon goes, sockeye is the bottom of the barrel and $18/lb is absurd. For that price, you are better off ordering it directly from Pike Place Market or elsewhere in Seattle and get King or Silver Salmon (which should be around $15/lb after fed ex costs). At least it is wild and not farm raised like the rest of the Salmon in Miami. (btw.....I grew up in Seattle, have fished for all varieties of Salmon and as such am a "Salmon Snob"). The real treat of the season is Copper River King....pay up to $25/lb for what is considered by many the best Salmon in the world!

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            Moyn Jul 23, 2006 09:08 PM

            Yes, I had bought the sockeye salmon at Costco, the day before, for $7.99 lb. but I didn't want to "steal the thunder" of a new source that is trying to break into the market, by making comparisons to Costco, which very few outlets can beat!!

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              scscr Jul 24, 2006 01:52 AM

              Not to change the thread but....how was the Costco salmon. It looked good.

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                travlnmike Jul 24, 2006 03:21 AM

                i know costco sells chilean farm raised salmon for approx $6 a pound,but didnt know they sell wild alaskan salmon for only $8 a pound.Does anyone know the exact address for palladio?

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                  scscr Jul 24, 2006 03:42 AM

                  15901 Biscayne in the Avanti Marketplace (east side of Biscayne just south of 163rd).

                  www.palladiomarket.com

                  1. Shirley U. Jest Aug 3, 2006 03:42 PM

                    I don't want to pop everyone's bubble... but the freshest fish in town is at Penn Dutch, in Hollywood. There is such a high turnover on fish, it's practically still alive when they put it in the showcase.

                    1. lax2mia Aug 3, 2006 04:02 PM

                      Are you kidding? The snapper comes from Indonesia or Malaysia! How fresh can it be? If that fish is practically still alive after an 10,000 mile trek then I think it deserves to live and should be set free. I agree, their turnover is high and thus you get the freshest of what's been shipped in, but when was the last time you saw something local in the fish dept? I'm a fan of Penn Dutch, but saying their seafood is fresh is like saying that the Chicken McNuggets I get at McDonald's are fresh off the farm.

                      1. advisor_Girl Aug 5, 2006 01:51 PM

                        LAX>

                        If you want fresh local fish in Miami, your best bet is still Casablanca off of I-395 (Watson Island) 305-371-4107

                        By the way - the Chicken McNuggets at my Mickey Dees are so fresh, they still have feathers!

                        One more thing - do you think the new Mashed Potato Bowl at KFC should come with a discount coupon for a cardiac defibrillation?

                        "Freshly prepared with layers of your KFC favorites - a generous serving of our creamy mashed potatoes, sweet kernel corn, bite size pieces of all-white meat crispy chicken, topped with our homestyle gravy and 3-cheese blend"

                        Mmmmm!Mmmmmmm! Dead.

                        AG

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                          Nick Aug 6, 2006 01:34 AM

                          I went to the Palladio in NMB this afternoon and, like everyone else so far, I was impressed with the fish. I moved the area a few months ago and this is the best looking seafood I've seen so far. I was quite glad to find it, as I used to work at a place in Key West (Waterfront Market) that has a seafood section I miss dearly. Anyway, I took home some very nice mussels and littleneck clams from Palladio. The guy working the fish case seemed pretty helpful and informed. Also, I got some Italian burrata cheese, which I'd never had before. Imagine mozzarella curd wrapped around a filling of cream and strands of mozzarella. With slices of ripe peach, it was amazing. Maybe it's the halogen lighting in that store, but all the produce really seemed to sizzle. I'll definitely go back soon. Thanks, lax2mia, for pointing it out.

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