Toscana Divino

Living in Paradise Means Tomatoes That Taste Like Heaven

By Jenifer Vogt

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.”

~Lewis Grizzard, writer

Have you ever held a tomato in the palm of your hand and just mindfully contemplated it as a masterpiece? That may sound a little crazy, but the more you know about tomatoes the less crazy it sounds to describe them that way. They’re the perfect food. They’re self-packaged and full of nutrients. They serve as the key ingredient in many of the world’s diverse cuisines, including both Italian and Chinese food.  Yet, no matter how they’re used, they retain the unique flavor and characteristics that make recipes work. Try to imagine tomato sauce without, well, tomatoes. Or chili without tomatoes. Or salsa.

According to World Atlas, tomatoes are the most popular vegetable in the world. Globally, 177.04 metric tons of tomatoes are farmed annually, and the three largest producers are the US, China and India. Tomatoes represent 17% of all vegetables produced. Onions are the next most popular at 9%. After potatoes, tomatoes are the second most-consumed vegetable in the US.

Floridians love to brag that they live in Paradise and, especially when it comes to fresh produce, that couldn’t be more true. Restaurateurs and home chefs enjoy access to local, farm-fresh tomatoes during Florida’s long tomato season from October to June. There are over 30,000 acres of tomato crops in Florida, and it is the second largest producer of tomatoes in the US after California, but the nation’s first largest grower of fresh field-grown tomatoes. The estimated annual value of Florida’s tomatoes is $437 million.

Peak harvest months vary by location and that information can be found on the website of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  Though tomatoes are a hot weather crop, they stop setting fruit in the Florida summer when the evenings exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Planting times vary between the warmer south and colder northern parts of the state because of the danger of frost. It takes, on average, 120 days for a tomato to go from seed to maturity.

Many varieties of tomatoes can be grown in Florida. Some people swear the best is the Florida Everglades tomato because it prefers full sun, tolerates the alkaline soil, brackish water, and salt winds, and it’s resistant to fungal diseases.  Some farmers even claim, “This type of tomato seriously grows like a weed.” This is an indeterminate variety, meaning it will not grow to a set or determined size. This is also the only variety that can somewhat withstand the heat of the Florida summer.

Other varieties of indeterminate tomatoes that can be grown in Florida include Red Cherry, Sweet Chelsea, Sweet 100, and Sweet Million. The stalking determinate variety includes Floradel, Tropic, Manalucie, and Better Boy. Then there are bush-type to semi-vining large varieties, which include Suncoast, Floramerica, Flora-dad, Duke, Sunny, Solar Set, and Celebrity. A helpful guide with more information on these and even more varieties can be downloaded from the Palm Beach County government’s website.

5 Health Benefits of Tomatoes:

Given their versatility and flavor—and how they make every dish a winner—it’s not that hard to make tomatoes part of your daily diet. However, there are also some very good health reasons to do so. Tomatoes are a nutrient-dense food that have a ton of health benefits, including the following.

  1. Tomatoes can help prevent cancer. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, Tomatoes are a great source of Lycopene, a carotenoid that’s a powerful antioxidant and stimulates the body’s own antioxidant defenses, decreasing free radical damage to DNA that can lead to cancer.
  2. Tomatoes can help prevent heart disease. The Vitamin B and potassium found in tomatoes contribute to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and that aids in the prevention of heart attacks and other heart-related problems.
  3. Tomatoes keep your skin healthy and glowing. The antioxidants and vitamin C in tomatoes may help reduce the amount of cell-damaging free radicals in the body, contributing to youthful skin.
  4. Tomatoes are a great energy source. They’re an unprocessed, natural source of carbohydrates, which are essential for giving the body energy.
  5. They boost digestive health. Tomatoes are an excellent source of prebiotic fiber that gives the microbial enzymes in your digestive system the nutrition they need to keep moving everything along.

Did You Know? Interesting Facts About Tomatoes

Not all produce has entire websites dedicated to it, like the Florida Tomatoes site, but tomatoes are a very interesting fruit, or vegetable as it may be. There’s quite a bit of information about them that you may not already know, such as the following.

  • Tomatoes are sold as vegetables but, technically, they’re fruit. In 1893, the US Supreme Court determined they could be labeled a vegetable.
  • Whole tomatoes should not be put in the refrigerator. If you put them in the fridge, it kills their flavor. Ideally, you should buy near-ripe tomatoes and allow them to ripen on the kitchen counter. If you want to hasten their ripening and enhance their flavor, put them in a brown paper bag because it traps the ethylene gas they emit.
  • Don’t store cut tomatoes in metal. If you put tomatoes in the fridge after you cut them, don’t put them in a metal container because it can react with their acidity. Put them in plastic Tupperware instead.
  • China is currently the world’s largest producer of tomatoes. The United States follows.
  • Tomatoes pair well with basil, cumin, rosemary, dill, marjoram, tarragon, and sage.
  • It’s rumored that President Thomas Jefferson was the first American to grow and eat tomatoes, which were originally thought to be poisonous.
  • The most tomatoes harvested from a single plant in one year, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, happened in Florida at Walt Disney World from May 2005 to May 2006. That one plant yielded over 32,000 tomatoes! It’s a variety called the giant tree tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) that originated in China. 

Where to Find Vine-Ripe Tomatoes in Florida

“Look at our farmer’s markets today, bursting with heritage breeds and heirloom varieties, foods that were once abundant when we were an agricultural nation, but that we have lost touch with. Bringing all these back helps us connect to our roots, our communities and helps us feed America the proper way.”

~Chef José Andrés

If you’re not inclined to grow your own, there are many places where you can find farm-fresh, local tomatoes throughout the state of Florida. In fact, many Floridians love that they can shop at their local farmer’s market every Saturday morning during the season, which in Florida means not during the hot summer months. The farmer’s markets are on pretty much the same schedule every year. They’re generally open by mid-October and they start closing in May, if not sooner.

Almost every town and city in Florida has a local farmer’s market. They’re a state treasure that provides a valuable service to local communities. By making a point to shop at your local farmer’s market, you’re not just getting the best produce. You’re also supporting the local economy and supporting the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Community Services maintains a web page dedicated to Florida’s community farmer markets. They report that “In recent years, there has been an increase in local community farmers markets due to the popularity of local, fresh, sustainable and organic foods. The move to support small farms and businesses and connect with the community has been at the forefront of this growth.” At the bottom of the page, they also provide the Community Farmer’s Market Locator with both an interactive map and a list of all the markets they’ve been made aware of throughout the state.

The website provides information about the farmers’ markets, including questions consumers can ask to determine for certain that the produce on display is locally grown. In some cases, it may not be. It’s not uncommon for growers to source out-of-season produce from other parts of the state, or outside the state when it’s not available locally. There’s also no guarantee that all the produce you see in a stand is organic. If local and organic tomatoes are important to you, be sure to ask the seller questions.

It’s not easy to be a tomato farmer in Florida. We owe them our gratitude. In addition to the grueling hot summer months that fry almost all tomato varieties, there’s also the fact that tomato season includes crop-decimating perils, like frost and hurricanes.  In an interview with Florida Farm & Family, John Mclure of McClure Family Farms/West Coast Tomato LLC whose family’s farming roots date back to the 1920s, spoke about some of the difficulties.

McClure explained that everything must be planted by hand, which on his farm necessitates over 500 workers. He also shared that, in tomato farming, in addition to weather risks, there’s a constant battle against disease and pests. One of the things they do, that many farms throughout the state also do, is they grow hybrid tomatoes to try and create the most durable variety.

He explained, ”We grow hybrids and evaluate their traits across the eight months in all different weather windows and conditions and consider their yields, so we can decide which varieties will allow us to stay ahead of those issues and produce the freshest and most nutritious round and Roma tomatoes.”

Tomatoes Are a Staple of the Italian Mediterranean Diet

“If food was no longer obliged to make intercontinental journeys, but stayed part of a system in which it can be consumed over short distances, we would save a lot of energy and carbon dioxide emissions. And just think of what we would save in ecological terms without long-distance transportation, refrigeration, and packaging—which ends up on the garbage dump anyway—and storage, which steals time, space, and vast portions of nature and beauty.”

~Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food International

Tomatoes are a widely recognized symbol of Italian food. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find any image of Italian cooking that doesn’t contain a tomato in some manifestation, whether whole as a table decoration or cooked into a marinara sauce. Tomatoes are a staple ingredient in almost all the countries that follow the Mediterranean Diet (link to the blog article about Mediterranean diet), a plant-based diet which has been named the healthiest diet in the world for the past six consecutive years by US News & World Report.  They are the key to the robust and piquant flavor in many of the Italian Mediterranean Diet dishes served at Toscana Divino, an Italian fine-dining restaurant in Miami.

That’s why it’s hard to believe when a reporter for CNN points it out that, “Dante didn’t eat pizza.” In terms of Italy’s history, though, the way tomatoes are used in the Italian cooking that we know and love today is a more recent evolution. While the tomato did exist in Italy dating back to the 15th century, it took a long time for Italians to warm up to it as an ingredient in food. The first known tomato sauce recipe was created by Neapolitan chef Antonio Latini and published in his book Lo Scalco alla Moderna in 1694.

By the late 1700s, “the peasants of Naples began to put tomatoes on top of their flatbreads, creating something very close to the modern pizza.” It wasn’t until the 19th century, however, that tomatoes and tomato sauce were being paired with pasta as part of the Cucina Povera tradition that blossomed in Italy’s Tuscany region.  Tomatoes were inexpensive and had a somewhat long shelf life, making them the perfect food for impoverished peasants. From that point forward, their use blossomed throughout the entire country.

Now, the tomato is so essential in authentic Italian cooking that if you surveyed all the Italian expatriates living in the state of Florida, it’s likely you’d find a high percentage of them growing their own. Further, for many, their backyard garden is a stone’s throw from their authentic backyard Neapolitan pizza ovens. Italians are not simply passionate about food. They’re passionate about making sure food is done right. They know that there’s no better way to do that then to grow and make your own.

The use of local, vine-ripe beefsteak and baby heirloom tomatoes in dishes like the Caprese salad at an authentic Italian restaurant like Toscana Divino is a given. If you’ve tasted the alternative, flavor-devoid tomatoes sourced from far away, you know there’s a big difference. The superiority of authentic Italian food pivots on its dependence on the finest and freshest ingredients. So, it’s no surprise the Slow Food movement started in Italy. For Italians it just makes sense to grow organic and buy local because that guarantees food will have the best flavor. Most Italians are environmentalists simply because they love good food and understand it’s connection to nature.

The good news is that, if you live in Florida, whether you were born in Italy or not, if you love authentic Italian cooking, you don’t have to grow your own, because they’re always a short car trip away. The Florida tomato may be a small part of our daily lives but enjoying those small things—relishing and reveling in them—is very much part of the mindful slow food philosophy integral to Italy’s la dolce vita lifestyle. So, the next time you see a tomato, take a moment to hold it in your hand and mindfully marvel at and be grateful for nature’s work of art.

dolce vita lifestyle inquiries

group menus

Thank you for exploring the group experiences at Toscana Divino. Below are a few examples of our group menus, that change based on the seasonality of ingredients. Our menus and group experiences can be customized further to your preferences, and our team is available to work with finalizing a menu that’s best suited for your group. Please contact us for additional information.

BAR & LOUNGE

E X P E R I E N C E
Enjoy the best outdoor terrazza in Brickell for a fully personalized Aperitivo experience.
$30
selection of 3 bites per person

$50

selection of 5 bites per person

bites
blinis & caviar
caviar selection, blinis, crème fraîche
pesce fritto
fried Florida coast fish, homemade tartar sauce
lobster roll
lobster salad, homemade bun, microgreens
octopus skewers
octopus, capers, black olives, smoked paprika
tomato bruschetta
grilled bread, garlic, heirloom tomatoes, basil
bruschetta with burrata e prosciutto
grilled bread, burrata, prosciutto
tagliere Toscano
+$5 per person
selection of Italian cheese & charcuterie
cheese tagliere
+$5 per person
selection of imported Pecorino cheese
risotto ai funghi
+$10 per person
with forest mushrooms and black truffle
open bar
wine & beer

 +$45 per person

open bar for up to 2 hours
premium full bar

+$75 per person

open bar for up to 2 hours
Personalized printed menus are available upon request. Confirmation required 48 hours in advance with CC authorization. Groups of over 15 will require 50% deposit. Available for groups up to 40 guests, semi-seating or buyout available.

family

E X P E R I E N C E

Embrace our traditions with a sharing experience from our Tuscan menu.

starting at $95 per person

children’s pricing available upon request

appetizer

choice of three to four | served family style

green bean salad
almonds, shallots, red wine dressing
heirloom tomatoes & arugula
white balsamic dressing
panzanella salad
tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, bread
burrata caprese
tomatoes, burrata and basil air
tagliere toscano
Italian charcuterie, cheese, olives & honey
beef & beet tartare
celery root & smoked trout roes
octopus puttanesca
tomatoes, capers and Taggiasca olives
entrée
choice of three | served family style
lasagna
beef ragú, bechamel and Grana Padano
maccheroni al sugo toscano
braised beef ragú, Grana Padano, olive oil
spaghetti 3 tomatoes
a selection of tomatoes and fresh basil
risotto
forest mushrooms and black truffle
aged all natural ribeye
in a red wine sauce
lamb chop
roasted potatoes
dolci
served family style
tiramisù
mascarpone cream, savoiardi, espresso
artisanal gelato & sorbetto
Personalized printed menus are available upon request. Confirmation required 48 hours in advance with CC authorization. Groups of over 15 will require 50% deposit. Semi-private seating or buyout available. For groups up to 40.

FLORENTINE

DINNER EXPERIENCE

Allow us to take you on a culinary journey, as we share Chef Andrea Marchesin’s innovative take on Florentine ingredients, history and culture.

$120 per person

wine pairing $75 per person
appetizer
tagliere toscano

prosciutto crudo, finocchiona, selection of pecorino, olives and honey

pasta e risotto
pici senesi
braised duck leg ragú and pecorino
risotto ai funghi
Acquerello rice, forest mushrooms and black truffle
entrée
“fiorentina” steak
classic t-bone served with smoked potato purée, black kale & cannellini beans
dolci
Cantucci & Vin Santo
Personalized printed menus are available upon request. Confirmation required 48 hours in advance with CC authorization. Groups of over 15 will require 50% deposit. Semi-private seating or buyout available. For groups up to 40.

TOSCANA

E X P E R I E N C E
Savor the best of Tuscany, with a 3-course premier selection from our menu.

$150 per person

wine pairing $75 per person
appetizer
choice of three from our signature menu
served family style
entrée
choice of three

lasagna bolognese

beef ragú, bechamel sauce and Grana Padano
maccheroni al sugo toscano
braised beef ragú, Grana Padano, olive oil
spaghetti 3 tomatoes

fresh pasta with a selection of vine & heirloom
tomatoes and fresh basil and Grana Padano

truffle chicken breast

pasture raised organic chicken, poached asparagus, truffle sauce

grilled salmon

with glazed carrot and carrot purée

branzino

Mediterranean Sea bass with eggplant scapece, dry cherry tomato and mint

filet mignon

certified Angus pan-seared beef with gem salad and roasted grape jus

dolci
tiramisù
mascarpone cream, savoiardi, espresso
torta al cioccolato
warm chocolate cake, lavender gelato
Personalized printed menus are available upon request. Confirmation required 48 hours in advance with CC authorization. Groups of over 15 will require 50% deposit. Semi-private seating or buyout available. For groups up to 40.

CHEF'S TABLE

A tailored dining experience designed by Chef Andrea Marchesin

Starting at
$220 per person

wine pairings from $100 per person

Guests are welcomed with one of
our handcrafted signature cocktails as our team escorts them to their tables. The evening continues with a 5-course plated menu in our spectacular wine dining room, surrounded by our limited edition wines, vintage books and fine Italian décor.

10
guests max
per experience
Personalized printed menus are available upon request. Confirmation required 24 hours in advance with CC authorization and 50% deposit

APERITIVO

daily | 4pm to 7pm | lounge & bar
cocktails​
campari shakerato
8
Campari
spritz
9
La Gioiosa prosecco, Aperol, Perrier
negroni
9
Campari, red vermouth, Bombay Sapphire
tommy’s margarita
8
Milagro Silver, agave, lime
mojito
8
Bacardi, lime, sugar, mint, soda, bitter
by the glass​
red wine
8
white wine
8
prosecco
7
beer
6
bites​
blinis & caviar
15
selection of fish roe served on blinis, crème fraîche
fish bites
15
fried Florida coast fish, homemade tartar sauce
lobster roll
16
lobster salad, homemade bun, microgreens 2 pcs
octopus skewers
15
octopus, capers, black olives, smoked paprika 3 pcs
bruschetta
10
grilled bread with garlic, heirloom tomatoes, basil
tagliere toscano
34
selection of Italian cheese & charcuterie
cheese tagliere
28
selection of imported Pecorino cheese
For your convenience, a service charge of 20% will be added to your check.

changes weekly

power lunch

$34

choice of 1 appetizer, 1 main course & 1 dessert
appetizer
soup of the day
prepared daily with fresh vegetables

endive salad

Belgian chicory, pear, honey mustard dressing

cannellini bean salad

beans, sundried cherry tomato, fennel, Tuscan EVOO

swordfish mantecato

whipped fish spread, chives, homemade cracker

beef tongue & fennel

thinly sliced beef tongue, frisée and fennel salad, red wine vinegar dressing

main course

tagliatelle with finocchiona

fresh pasta, pork sausage ragù, fennel pollen, pecorino DOP

maccheroni gorgonzola DOP

homemade pasta, blue cheese, walnuts, pear, pancetta crumble

roasted pasture raised chicken

pan roasted chicken leg, honey glazed brussel sprouts, hazelnuts

trota grigliata con cime di rapa

grilled trout, sautéed broccolini, chili sauce

porchetta croccante

seared rolled pork belly with lemon and rosemary potatoes

dessert

artisanal gelato

scoop of homemade artisanal gelato

granita alla frutta

traditional flavored shaved ice

cut of the week

$48 | our favorite beef cut, always aged in-house

prime rib eye  

8oz dry aged, pan seared, served with potato purée and red wine jus

leggero

insalatone

$26 | to share or great as lunch for one

summer salad

tomato, arugula, green beans, avocado, shrimp

Sicilian salad

tomato, capers, red onion, tuna confit, almonds, greens

Parma salad

arugula, FL tomatoes, Prosciutto di Parma, Mozzarella Fior Di Latte, basil

panini

$24 | served on freshly baked bread

TD burger

homemade brioche bun, brisket & short rib patty, caramelized onions, tomato, lettuce, balsamic ketchup, potatoes

caprese focaccia

homemade focaccia, heirloom tomato, basil, sundried tomato pesto, gem salad

drinks

vino in caraffina

$20 | when you want a little more than just a glass of your favorite wine

sancerre

rosé

prosecco

pinot noir

lunch cocktails

$16 | because why not?

Aperol spritz

negroni

martini

bellini

For your convenience, a service charge of 20% will be added to your check.

Menu subject to change without notice.

SALUTE

our classics​
bellini
16
La Gioiosa prosecco, peach puree
spritz
16
La Gioiosa prosecco, Aperol, Perrier
garibaldi
16
Campari, freshly squeezed orange juice
gibson martini
18
Sipsmith , dry vermouth, pearl onion
smoked negroni
18
Campari bitter, sweet vermouth, gin
paloma
18
Casa Dragones Blanco, Martini Fiero, limoncello, grapefruit, agave, Perrier
pisco sour
18
pisco, lime juice, egg white, Angostura bitter
cosmopolitan
18
Beluga Noble, Cointreau, lime, cranberry
mezcal old fashioned
18
Rosaluna, sugar, Angostura bitter
pink lady
alcohol free
16
cranberry juice, lime juice, rosemary, coconut water
negroni
alcohol free
16
Lyre’s London spirit, Italian orange, aperitif rosso
bollicine & rosé​
by the glass
prosecco
14
2019 La Gioiosa, Valdobbiane
brut
20
NV Ferrari, Trentino Alto Adige
cuvée prestige
22
NV Ca’Del Bosco, Lombardy
rosé Scalabrone Guado al Tasso
15
2020 Antinori, Bolgheri
rosé Scalabrone Guado al Tasso
25
NV Brut Majeur, Ayala, Bollinger – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
For your convenience, a service charge of 20% will be added to your check.

DOPOCENA

dolci
tiramisù
12
mascarpone cream, gf savoiardi, espresso
torta al cioccolato
15
warm chocolate cake, lavender gelato
pistacchio e lamponi
15
Bronte pistachio cake and gelato, raspberry
crème brulèe
15
custard, white chocolate crumble, caramel
affogato
14
espresso gelato, almond crumbre, waffle cookie
cheese tagliere
28
selection of imported Pecorino cheese
Italian artisanal gelato or sorbet
12
three scoops homemade selection
coffee & tea​
americano decaf available
3
espresso decaf available doppio add 1.5
3.5
macchiato decaf available | doppio add 1.5
3.5
caffe latte decaf available
4.5
cappuccino decaf available
4.5
espresso corretto
6
Rishi organic hot tea
5
earl grey | blueberry hibiscus | mint ginger turmeric | green | passionfruit
cognac
half oz 110
one oz 210
Hennessy
15
Courvoisier
15
For your convenience, a service charge of 20% will be added to your check.
cocktails
espresso martini
16
anilla infused Beluga, Kahlua, espresso
white alexander
16
Of Amarone, cream, crème de cacao
stinger
18
cognac, Tempus fugit crème de menthe
dessert wines​
NV Visciole Velenosi – Cherries, Lacrima
13/65
500ml
NV Vin Santo, Badia di Morrona
14/72
500ml
2008 Krysos Feudo Disisa – Grillo
14/72
500ml
2020 Pineto Marenco – Brachetto
60
750ml
2020 Bellini Vin Santo
70
500ml
2015 Tre Colli, Tessari Recioto Di Soave
120
500ml
2017 Tokaji Disznókõ Tokaji Late Harvest
12/62
500ml
2016 Sauternes, Château Coutet
90
375ml
NV Tawny Port 20yr, Graham’s Port, Douro
18/150
750ml
amaro
Fernet Branca
12
Branca Menta
12
Of Amarone
12
Averna
12
Amaro del Capo
12
Montenegro
12
Disaronno
12
grappa
Nonino Bianca
12
Nonino Chardonnay
12
Gaja Damargi
28
Gaja & Rey
28
Tignanello
18
Sassicaia
24
liquor​
Sambuca Molinari
12
Sambuca Romana Caffe
12
Galliano
12
Pernod
12
Toscana Divino

Group information

toscana mare

pool & beach menu

exclusive for The Towers residents & their guests

refreshing starters

macedonia di frutta $10

seasonal fruit and berries salad with lemon juice and mint

watermelon salad $12

cucumber, pickled shallot, almonds, fresh mint

salmon tartare $14

salmon, red onion, tomato, avocado, avocado, mixed greens

shrimp cocktail $18

large shrimp tails with signature cocktail sauce

salads

caesar $14

romaine lettuce, homemade dressing, shaved Grana Padano, croutons

shrimp salad $16

Florida tomatoes, mixed greens, cucumber, avocado and shrimp

parma $18

mixed greens, Florida tomatoes, mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, basil

greek salad $18

Florida tomatoes, cucumber, mixed greens, olives, feta cheese, oregano, vinegar dressing

tuna poke bowl $22

yellowfin tuna, tomato, cucumber, avocado, spicy sesame mayo, greens

ADD ONS:

CHICKEN $8 | SALMON $12 | SHRIMP $11 | FRESH TUNA $15

sandwiches & burgers

veggie wrap $12

zucchini, hummus, greens, avocado, carrots, onion, homemade spicy mayo | ADD chicken $6

tuna sandwich $15

freshly baked olive bread, tomato, lettuce, red onion, mayonnaise and tuna

house burger & fries $20

brisket and short rib patty, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle with balsamic ketchup sauce

prosciutto & mozzarella $14

olive bread, EVOO, mozzarella fior di latte, prosciutto di Parma and tomato

tomato & mozzarella $14

olive bread, tomato pesto, mozzarella fior di latte, FL tomato, basil, EVOO

sides

French fries $6

mixed greens salad $5

sweet potato fries $6

48h proofed dough, San Marzano tomatoes, local artisanal mozzarella

margherita $12

tomato, mozzarella, fresh basil and EVOO

regina $15

tomato, mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, cherry tomato, baby arugula, Grana Padano

salame $15

tomato, mozzarella, cured sopressata, Calabrian chilli, oregano

vegetariana $15

mozzarella, seasonal vegetables

SUBSTITUTE FOR VEGAN CHEESE $4

for kids

chicken tenders & French fries $12

mozzarella sticks $6

French fries $6

cheeseburger & French fries $16

dessert

daily special $10

gelato e sorbetti $8 / scoop

For your convenience, a service charge  of  20% will be added to your check. *Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. Menu subject to change without notice.

wine & beer

white & rosé

2021 Prosecco DOC Corte del Tiglio – Veneto, Italy $10/ $35

2021 Torresella Pinot Grigio – Veneto, Italy $10/ $25

2021 Ferruccio Sgubin, Sauvignon Blanc – FVG Italy $12/ $45

2021 Cantele – Chardonnay – Puglia, Italy $12/ $45

2021 Magali Rosè, Côtes-de-Provence AOP, France $12/ $45

red

2019 Giuliana Vicini – Montepulciano – Abruzzo, Italy $12/ $45

2020 Les Cretes, Valle d’Aosta, Aosta – Pinot Nero, Italy $14/ $55

2021 Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon – Tuscany, Italy $14/ $55

2015 Maestro della Chiana – Chianti – Tuscany, Italy $16/ $65

2014 Carlos Serres Gran Reserva – Crianza – Rioja, Spain $16/ $65

2018 Clos Magne Figeac -Bordeaux, France $18/ $75

beer

Estrella, Inedit, Peroni, Corona, Heineken | $5 per bottle

cocktails

Bellini, Mimosa, Coquito, House Mojito, Frosé | $12

soft drinks

mocktails

Mojito, Piña Colada, Watermelon Martini | $10

water & sodas

Acqua Panna $8

San Pellegrino $8

Sodas $5

juices

100% organic

orange $5

grapefruit $5

pineapple $5

apple $5

watermelon $5

coffee

proudly Kimbo

espresso $2.5

macchiato $3

americano $3.5

cappuccino $3.5

shakerato $5

CARTA DEI VINI​

by the glass

white, sparkling & rosé

2020 Anselmi, San Vincenzo, Veneto – Chardonnay, Garganega, Sauvignon Blanc

16

2020 Les Cretes, Valle d’Aosta, Aosta Valley – Chardonnay

16

2020 Ferruccio Sgubin, Sauvignon del Collio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia – Sauvignon Blanc

16

2020 Frescobaldi, Alie Rosé, Tuscany – Syrah, Vermentino

16

2020 Kettmeir, Trentino Alto Adige – Pinot Grigio

17

2020 Buglioni, Musa, Lugana – Trebbiano

17

NV La Gioiosa, Prosecco, Valdobbiadene – Glera

16

NV Ca’ del Bosco, Franciacorta , Lombardy Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Nero

23

NV Piper Heidsieck, Cuvee 1785, Champagne – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Meunier

28

red wine

2020 Ciavolich, Giuliana Vicini, Abruzzo – Montepulciano

16

2020 Castello di Volpaia, Prelius, Toscana – Cabernet Sauvignon

16

2020 Les Cretes, Valle d’Aosta, Aosta Valley- Pinot Nero

16

2018 Masi, Campofiorin , Veneto – Valpolicella Ripasso

17

2017 Rocca di Frassinello, Le Sughere di Frassinello, Tuscany – Sangiovese, Cabernet, Merlot

19

2017 Osvaldo Viberti, Barolo del Comune di La Morra, Piedmont- Nebbiolo

23

2018 Ridolfi, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany – Sangiovese

30

white wine & rosé
Italian sparkling

NV La Gioiosa, Prosecco, Valdobbiadene

60

2020 Bisol, Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze, Valdobbiadene

75

NV Ferrari, Brut, Trento DOC

80

2016 Ferrari, Perlé, Trento DOC

95

2010 Altemasi, Trento DOC, Riserva Graal, Brut, Trentino Alto Adige

175

2008 Ferrari, Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore, Trentodoc

325

franciacorta

NV Antica Fratta, Brut, Franciacorta DOCG

79

NV Antica Fratta, Brut, Franciacorta DOCG- magnum

150

NV Antica Fratta, Brut, Franciacorta DOCG– jeroboam

320

NV Ca’ del Bosco, Cuvée Prestige Extra Brut, Franciacorta DOCG

88

NV Ca’ del Bosco, Cuvée Prestige Extra Brut, Franciacorta DOCG – magnum

165

NV Ca’ del Bosco, Cuvée Prestige Rosé Brut, Franciacorta DOCG

125

2016 Ca’ del Bosco, Dosage Zero Vintage Collection, Franciacorta DOCG

180

2014 Ca’ del Bosco, Dosage Zero, Annamaria Clementi , Franciacorta DOCG

250

champagne

NV Louis Roederer, Collection 242, Brut Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Meunier

120

NV Laurent-Perrier, Cuvée Rosé, Brut – Pinot Noir

205

2007 Billecart Salmon, Cuvée Nicolas Francois, Brut – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

320

2008 Piper Heidsieck, Rare, Brut – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

450

2010 Möet Chandon, Dom Perignon, Brut – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

650

chardonnay | chardonnay blends

2020 Le Crêtes, Valle d’Aosta, Aosta Valley – Chardonnay

60

2019 Vie di Romans, Friuli Venezia Giulia – Chardonnay

85

2018 Bodega Aleanna, El Enemigo, Mendoza – Chardonnay

88

2019 Flowers, Sonoma Coast – Chardonnay

110

2020 Castello di Romitorio, Metafisica, Tuscany – Chardonnay

135

2019 Jermann, Vintage Tunina, Friuli Venezia Giulia – Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc

155

2019 Antinori, Cervaro della Sala, Umbria – Chardonnay, Grechetto

165

2019 B. Moreau, Puligny Montrachet, Burgundy – Chardonnay

240

2019 Domaine Remi Jobard, Les Genevrières Premier Cru, Meursault – Chardonnay

340

2017 Gaja, Gaja & Rey, Piedmont – Chardonnay

590

sauvignon blanc

2020 Ferruccio Sgubin, Sauvignon del Collio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia – Sauvignon Blanc

63

2020 Dominique et Janine Crochet, Sancerre, Loire Valley – Sauvignon Blanc

72

2020 Aperature, Sonoma Valley – Sauvignon Blanc

80

rosé

2021 Antinori, Scalabrone Guado Al Tasso, Bolgheri – Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah

60

2020 Frescobaldi, Alie, Tuscany – Syrah, Vermentino

65

2021 Chateau d’Esclans, Whispering Angel, Cotes de Provence – Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle

80

2020 Domaines Ott, Chateau de Selle, Cotes de Provence – Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah

120

popular Italian white wine

2021 Pierpaolo Pecorari, Friuli Venezia Giulia – Friulano

58

2020 Anselmi, San Vincenzo, Veneto – Chardonnay, Garganega, Sauvignon Blanc

60

2020 Is Argiolas, Argiolas, Sardinia – Vermentino

60

2020 Kettmeir, Trentino Alto Adige – Pinot Grigio

65

2017 Stefano Antonucci, Castelli di Jesi, Marche – Verdicchio

66

2020 Livio Felluga, Friuli Venezia Giulia – Pinot Grigio 

68

2020 Kettmeir, Trentino Alto Adige – Pinot Bianco

70

2020 Buglioni, Musa, Lugana – Trebbiano

72

2020 Bruno Giacosa, Arneis, Piedmont – Roero Arneis

82

2019 Piero Pan, Calvarino, Veneto – Soave

95

2018 Villa Sparina, Monterotondo, Lombardy – Gavi di Gavi

105

2020 Gaja and Graci, Idda Bianco, Sicily – Carricante

150

2015 Emidio Pepe, Abruzzo – Trebbiano D’Abruzzo

325

popular white wine from around the globe

2021 Pewsey Vale, Eden Valley, Australia – Dry Riesling

60

2020 Dr. Hans Von Müller, Mosël, Germany – Riesling Spätlese

60

2018 Krasno, Slovenia – Malvasia Ribolla (Orange)

65

red wines
cabernet sauvignon | cabernet blends

2020 Castello di Volpaia, Prelius, Tuscany – Cabernet Sauvignon

60

2020 Antinori, Il Bruciato, Guado Al Tasso – Cabernet S, Merlot, Petite Verdot

80

2020 Podere Grattamacco, Bolgheri Rosso – Cab. S., Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese

92

2017 Guado al Melo, Atis, Bolgheri Superiore – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

119

2019 Tenuta San Guido, Guidalberto, Bolgheri – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

120

2017 Azienda Agricola, Morei P-179, Lombardy – Cab. S., Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Rebo

137

2016 San Leonardo, Trentino Alto Adige – Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Merlot

215

2017 Collemassari, Grattamacco, Bolgheri Superiore – Cab. S., Merlot, Sangiovese

230

2018 Antinori, Guado Al Tasso, Bolgheri Superiore – Cabernet S., Cab Franc, Merlot

285

2003 Antinori, Guado Al Tasso, Bolgheri Superiore – Cabernet S., Cab Franc, Merlot

425

2014 Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia, Bolgheri – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

640

2016 Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia, Bolgheri – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

760

2003 Antinori, Solaia, Tuscany – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

725

2017 Antinori, Solaia, Tuscany – Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc

640

2017 Chateau Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande, Bordeaux – Cab. , Merlot

380

2009 Chateau Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande, Bordeaux – Cab. , Merlot

650

2001 Gaston Hochar, Chateau Musar – Cabernet, Carignan, Cinsault

230

2020 Ashby Park, Reserve, Paso Robles – Cabernet Sauvignon

60

2019 Aperture Estate, Aperture, Alexander Valley – Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec

180

2020 Caymus , Napa Valley – Cabernet Sauvignon

235

2019 C. Moueix, Napanook, Dominus Estate, Napa Valley – Cabernet S., Cab. Franc

240

2018 Joseph Phelps, Insignia, Napa Valley – Cab. S., Petite Verdot, Malbec, Cab. Franc

600

merlot | merlot blends

2016 Santa Barbara-Stefano Antonucci, Mossone, Marche – Merlot

115

2016 Greyscale Wines, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley – Merlot

125

2019 Antinori, Con’t Ugo, Tenuta Guado al Tasso, Bolgheri – Merlot

130

2019 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia, Bolgheri – Merlot, Cab.S., Cab.Franc

170

2019 Tenuta Sette Ponti, Oreno, Tuscany – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

227

2018 Tua Rita, Redigaffi, Tuscany – Merlot

550

2004 Tenuta Dell ‘Ornellaia, Ornellaia, Bolgheri Superiore – Cab. Sauv-Merlot, Cab. Franc

760

1998 Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia, Masseto, Tuscany- Merlot

1900

sangiovese | sangiovese blends

2018 Petra, Zingari – Sangiovese, Merlot, Petite Verdot, Syrah

60

2017 Rocca di Frassinello, Le Sughere di Frassinello – Sangiovese, Cabernet, Merlot

72

2017 Il Molino di Grace, Chianti Classico Riserva – Sangiovese

77

2018 Jacopo Biondi Santi, Sassoalloro – Sangiovese

90

2019 Vannucci, Il Sasso, Carmignano – Sangiovese, Cab Sauvignon, Merlot

108

2019 Castello Dei Rampolla, Chianti Classico Riserva – Sangiovese, Merlot, Cab Franc

110

2018 Tenute Del Cabreo, Cabreo Il Borgo – Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon

140

2018 Antinori, Badia a Passignano – Sangiovese

180

2017 Biondi-Santi, Tenuta Greppo, Rosso di Montalcino – Sangiovese

265

2018 Antinori, Tignanello – Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

325

2009 Antinori, Tignanello – Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

360

brunello di Montalcino

2016 Ridolfi – Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

120

2017 Tenuta di Collosorbo – Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

125

2014 Tenuta di Collosorbo – Brunello di Montalcino DOCG – magnum

280

2016 Castello di Romitorio – Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

145

2016 Castello di Romitorio, Filo Di Seta – Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

295

2012 Biondi-Santi, Tenuta Greppo Annata – Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

430

nebbiolo

2018 Fontanabianca, Barbaresco – Barbaresco DOCG

95

2017 Viberti, Del Comune Di La Morra, La Morra – Barolo DOCG

109

2018 Produttori di Barbaresco – Barbaresco DOCG

135

2010 Prunotto – Barolo DOCG

150

2012 Prunotto, Bric Turot – Barbaresco DOCG

165

2015 D. Grasso, Briccolina, Serralunga d’Alba – Barolo DOCG

170

2017 Rivetto, Serralunga D’Alba – Barolo DOCG

180

2017 Borgogno – Barolo DOCG

185

2015 Bruno Giacosa, Asili, Barbaresco – Barbaresco DOCG

439

2017 Bruno Giacosa, Falletto, Barolo – Barbaresco DOCG

459

2017 Gaja – Barbaresco DOCG

625

2015 Gaja, Conteisa – Barolo DOCG

675

2008 Gaja, Sperss – Barolo DOCG

640

2007 Gaja, Sperss – Barolo DOCG

750

pinot noir | pinot nero

2020 Les Cretes, Valle d’Aosta, Aosta Valley- Pinot Nero

64

2015 Sangiacomo Vineyards, Bonneau, Sonoma Coast – Pinot Noir

95

2017 Louis Latour, Nuits-St. Georges , Cote D’or , Burgundy – Pinot Noir

250

2017 Domaine Arlaud, Vosne Romanee Aux Reas, Cote D’or, Burgundy – Pinot Noir

270

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

2020 Ciavolich, Giuliana Vicini, Abruzzo – Montepulciano

55

2018 Marramiero, Inferi, Abruzzo – Montepulciano

95

2019 Oasi degli Angeli, Kurni, Marche – Montepulciano

330

malbec

2018 Paul Hobbs, Crocus, Cahors – Malbec

60

2018 Luján de Cuyo, E Class Reserva, Mendoza – Malbec

65

amarone | Valpolicella

2018 Masi, Campofiorin , Veneto – Valpolicella Ripasso

60

2016 Masi, Costasera, Veneto – Amarone DOCG

165

2015 Ca’La Bionda, Veneto – Amarone DOCG

140

2016 Romano Dal Forno Vigneto di Monte Lodoletta, Veneto – Valpolicella Superiore

285

tempranillo

2015 La Rioja Alta, Vina Ardanza, Rioja – Tempranillo, Garnacha

95

2017 Vega Sicilia, Pintia, Toro – Tempranillo

165

2018 Vega Sicilia, Alion, Ribera Del Duero – Tempranillo

220

2011 La Rioja Alta, Rioja, 904 Gran Reserva – Tempranillo, Graciano – magnum

390

2016 Vega Sicilia, Valbuena #5, Ribera Del Duero – Tempranillo

465

popular Italian red wine

2019 Torrevento, Since 1913, Puglia – Primitivo

75

NV Fattoria Moretto, Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro, Emlia Romagna -Lambrusco

62

2020 Borgogno – Barbera DOCG

65

2013 Firriato, Harmonium, Sicily – Nero D’ Avola

85

2017 Cusumano, Alta Mora, Etna Rosa, Sicily – Nerello Mascalese

80

2016 A. Caprai, Collepiano, Umbria – Sagrantino di Montelfalco

145

2014 Tormaresca, Bocca Di Lupo, Castel del Monte DOC, Puglia – Aglianico

165

2019 Gaja and Graci, Idda Rosso, Etna, Sicily – Nerello Mascalese

150

2018 Tua Rita, Per Sempre, Tuscany – Syrah

455

popular red wine around the globe

2020 Chateau Thivin, Reverdon, Brouilly, Beaujolais, France – Gamay

65

2018 Tablas Creek, Cotes de Tablas, Paso Robles – Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre

95

2020 Monte Xanic, Gran Ricardo,Valle de Guadalupe – Cab. S., Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cab. Franc

195

2015 Penfolds, Grange, South Australia, Australia – Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon

1250

CORKAGE FEE: $45 PER BOTTLE | TWO BOTTLES MAXIMUM

fine settimana

3 courses for $55pp

bread & better

served family style for the table to enjoy

bread basket

selection of croissants, brioche buns and homemade jams

seasonal fruit

locally sourced seasonal fruit served on ice

la colazione

choice of one

oyster & shrimps

pink peppercorn mignonette & cocktail sauce

omelette

with lobster salad and greens

avocado toast

with eggs any style & pea tendrils salad

eggs Benedict

with crab cake and kale

spaghetti vongole

Mancini pasta, Manila clams, garlic, parsley and chili flakes

truffle carbonara

fresh maccheroni pasta, homemade pancetta, egg, Pecorino, truffle

steak & eggs

beef striploin, eggs any style, roasted potatoes

burger

add organic fried egg + 3

homemade brioche bun, brisket & short rib patty, caramelized onion, served with potatoes

8oz aged rib eye

add +  15 p/p

dry aged rib eye, potato purée, red wine jus

dolci

zabaglione al limoncello e berries

limoncello sabayon with fresh berries & cantucci

ricotta cheesecake

with warm salted caramel sauce

waffle al miele

with vanilla gelato and warm Florida honey

to share

mare tower

32

chilled oysters, steamed prawns, selection of fish spreads, homemade buns, cocktail sauce, pink peppercorn mignonette

bambini

eggs & bacon

12

gnocchi & cheese

16

cheese burger

16

waffle

8

bevande

non alcoholic

arancia

8

lemon & lime

8

pompelmo

8

shakerato Milano

7

iced salted caramel

7

arnold palmer

7

iced tea selection

7

cocktails

Aperol spritz

16

bloody mary

16

martini

16

bellini

16

vino in caraffina

when you want a little bit more than a glass of your favorite vino

sancerre

20

rosé

20

prosecco

20

pinot Noir

20

For your convenience, a service charge of 20% will be added to your check.

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A long wooden table with modern place settings at Toscana Divino, one of the best Italian restaurants in Miami.

chef's table

The concept of the chef’s table originated from an age-old practice of chefs entertaining their family and friends in the kitchen as they worked. Guests seated at our chef’s table will enjoy a more personal interaction with our Executive Chef Andrea Marchesin, than would be possible in our main dining room, as well as exclusive multi-course meal. This unique experience brings you behind the scenes to discover our unique processes of exploration and development in our kitchen. Limited to 10 seats.

Wine Room 2

wine room

Our stunning wine room, inspired by the rich earthy vineyards of Tuscany and Italian sophistication, features our iconic floor-to-ceiling wine cellar housing our iconic collection of fine Italian wines. The walls, lined with bookcase panels in natural Canaletto walnut & steel are home to one of a kind vintages, custom decanters and glassware. The room can accommodate up to 50 guests at a time and can be rented for semi-private group functions.

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terrazza

Our open-air Terrazza garden patio & lounge is the crown of our restaurant, and one of Miami’s most sought-after spots, especially for Aperitivo. With full views of Brickell, guests can sit back and allow the neighborhood to unfold before their eyes while sipping our signature cocktails. The terrazza can accommodate up to 40 seated guests, and is available for group semi-private and large group functions.

PRANZO

mon – fri | 12pm – 4pm
$28
choice of 1 appetizer, 1 main course & 1 dessert

appetizer

soup of the day
prepared daily with fresh vegetables
pan con bistec
grilled bread, beef, caramelized onion, arugula
Florida caprese
farm tomato, mozzarella fior di latte, arugula, basil
salmon tartare
fresh salmon, tomato, avocado, red onion
fritto di pesce
fried white fish, homemade tartar sauce
summer salad
Florida greens, baby tomato

main course

spaghetti alla calabra
homemade spaghetti, Calabrian chili peppers, oregano
risotto cacio e pepe
risotto cacio e pepe
Nourished pastures chicken
organic roasted chicken, roasted potatoes, jus
grilled salmon
salmon from FAO 27, roasted vegetables, lemon
porchetta

roasted porchetta, fingerling potatoes

dessert

fruit sorbet or artisanal gelato

scoop of homemade sorbet or artisanal gelato 

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