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Why You Need to Eat at Toscana Divino

Bringing the rich cultural heritage of Italy to Miami was the goal of Toscana Divino when the idea first came about to open the restaurant. Focusing on serving up a traditionally-inspired menu with modern additions, Toscana takes pride in sharing the story of Italian cuisine while promoting health, well-being, and happiness to all who come to experience what is offered.

From the ingredients to the vast selection of Italian wines, Toscana Divino is the only true, authentic Italian restaurant in Miami.

 Ingredients

Toscana’s menu is crafted around the ingredients, not the other way around. Emphasizing seasonality and proximity truly makes the dishes unique. From heirloom grains, farm fresh, local produce, meats from all natural livestock and fish from local waters make up the foundation of the menu. Handmade pasta and sauces truly epitomize what traditional Italian cuisine is all about, “Fatto in casa”.

Wine

No Italian meal is complete without the perfect wine to enhance the flavor combinations perfectly crafted by the chef. Toscana Divino features the largest selection of fine Italian wines in all of Miami. Suggestions and pairings are made available for all who seek the perfect pairing to make the meal whole.

Location

Brickell is an urban neighborhood of downtown Miami that is home to South Florida’s major financial district. Once known as “Millionaire’s Row,” Brickell is now one of Miami’s fastest growing neighborhoods and features great amenities that draws residents from all over. Mary Brickell Village is home to Toscana Divino and is the lifestyle center of Miami Avenue.

So, if you find yourself looking for a good place to eat in Miami or are craving authentic Italian cuisine, unlike anything you’ve experienced before, head to Toscana Divino in the heart of Brickell. To see the full menu and to learn more about just how unique Toscana Divino really is, visit https://www.toscanadivino.com/italian-menu-miami-fl/.

One of the best parts of a traditional Italian meal is freshly made pasta. There is a distinct difference between dried and fresh pasta. Any true fan of authentic Italian cuisine will tell you that there is a time and place for dried pasta, but fresh pasta can never be substituted. While some may think that dried pasta is fresh pasta that has been left to turn stale or is just old, they are in fact made with different ingredients altogether.

Here are a few of the main differences between fresh Italian pasta and dried pasta.

Fresh Pasta

The biggest difference between the two types of pasta is that fresh pasta is made with eggs in combination with flour. The egg component makes it so that it must be consumed rather quickly to reduce the risk of spoiling. Fresh pasta has origins from the northern part of Italy and will be found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Because fresh pasta often comes with a little bit higher of a price tag, most assume that fresh pasta is of higher quality, but that is not the case. Each type is best suited for certain kinds of sauces and cooking methods. Fresh pasta cooks about twice as fast and is desired for its tender, delicate texture that is best suited for lighter, richer sauces like those made from creams, oils or butter.

Dried Pasta

Made primarily from semolina flour, water, and salt, dried pasta does not have a set shelf life. Traditionally, dried pasta was primarily used in the southern regions of Italy, and now both domestic and imported dried pasta can be found at grocery stores. Typically, dried pasta is quite a bit cheaper than fresh pasta, and its firmness is better suited for heavy, tomato-based sauces. Most noodles can be found fresh or dried but a certain few, most often filled pasta, tend to only be available in the fresh variety.

That’s enough about the differences between the types of pasta and now more about where you can find some of the best fresh pasta in Miami. Toscana Divino serves up true authentic Italian cuisine with the freshest ingredients to provide an unmatched dining experience. The menu is inspired by local, seasonal ingredients to ensure the freshest possible components that make up each dish. Continuing with Italian tradition, Toscana Divino strives to make everything “fatto in casa,” which means homemade. From fresh pasta to their cured meats, one of the most important keys to providing an authentic meal is making everything homemade. At Toscana Divino, capturing the rich tradition and culture of the Italian kitchen is most important.

Some of the most popular meals that feature the highly desired fresh pasta are:

  • Pomodoro e basilico- homemade spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce, basil and fior di latte.
  • Tortelli ricotta e spinaci- fresh made ricotta & spinach tortellini with butter and sage.
  • Pici senesi all’anatra- fresh hand-rolled pasta duck leg with ragu and pecorino.
  • Carbonara di mare- spaghetti “chitarra” sea urchin caviar bottarga lardo.

These are just a few of their fresh pasta dishes from their full menu. Toscana Divino offers a unique opportunity for those that wish to learn some Italian kitchen secrets with their “Artisan Kitchen Cooking Class.” These Italian cooking classes teach guests how to make Italian bread, fresh handmade pasta, and other Italian cuisine staples. Toscana Divino is proud to support the “No Kid Hungry” foundation by donating 100% of the income from the cooking classes. To see their full menu visit https://www.toscanadivino.com/italian-menu-miami-fl/ and to learn more about the cooking classes visit https://www.toscanadivino.com/philosophy/.

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