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paulgardner Aug 1, 2007 01:29 PM

Staying in Miami Beach in early September, please help me select:

Italian: Sardinia, Rosinella or Osteria Del Teatro?

Fish: Grillfish, AltaMar or Joe's Stone Crab?


  1. lax2mia Aug 1, 2007 02:10 PM

    Have you tried a search on the board? This topic and these restaurants have been discussed ad nauseum. One suggestion, I believe Joe's will be closed in September as stone crab season begins October 15.

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      tpigeon Aug 1, 2007 04:33 PM

      Osteria is the best italian and is much more expesive than sardinia which is one of my favorite restaurants overall. Rosinella is a step below sardinia.

      I would do altamar - as stone crabs are out of season and Joes may or may not be closed anyway.

      No deli. You can get decent paninis though...or go to sandwicherie for sandwiches.

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      1. re: tpigeon
        Frodnesor Aug 1, 2007 09:03 PM

        I've not tried Osteria and AltaMar so can't address. Sardinia has wonderful antipasti and salumi, and the food focus is on a particular regional style of Italian food. Rosinella is a more casual place and more "traditional" Italian. Both good, just different kinds of places.

        It's been a while since I've done Grillfish but my experiences have generally been good if unexciting. Joe's I still think is good even without the stone crabs.

        Epicure is more of a gourmet market than a deli but certainly has a deli counter and they'll fix you a nice sandwich. Their tuna salad is excellent.

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