Monday, 3 December 2012

SPIGA RISTORANTE ITALIANO 4 out of 5

1228 Collins Ave.  Miami Florida,  33139, Tele. (305) 5342465

Having researched some South Beach restaurants we decided to try Spiga on a hot Sunday night in December.  We made reservations for 7:30 and arrived to find the restaurant quite full for a Sunday evening.  After reviewing the menu we decided to each try something different from the menu.  We started with a great bread selection with a herb infused olive oil.  

Then we ordered a nice reasonably priced Merlot.

For appetizers one of us had the grilled vegetables, including grilled artichoke heart, zucchini, eggplant and tomato.

Two of us had the insalata dello chef salad which included barbecued shrimp and palm hearts and tossed romaine lettuce and cherry tomato.  

One of us had insalata di spinaci, indivia e gorgonzola which included baby spinach, endives and gorgonzola cheese with walnuts.

For our mains one of us ordered the homemade fettucini with, shrimp, garlic and white wine sauce, asparagus, fresh tomato and olive oil.  It was a perfect combination of flavours.

One person ordered the sauteed pork tenderloin with peppercorn and brandy sauce.  It had a tart and tasty finish.  It was accompanied by seasonal steamed vegetables and roasted potato.

Third person had the charcoal broiled new york sirloin angus 10 ounce, medium rare and it was delicious and substantial. It was also accompanied by steamed seasonal vegetables and roasted potato.


I had the veal scallopini with prosciutto and sage in a white wine sauce, also accompanied by vegetables and roasted potatoes.  It was delicious.


We all decided to share a large tiramisu.  And ended with a rich cappuccino. 



It was a surprisingly great meal in a busy tourist area of South Beach.  There is a wonderful patio on the front of the restaurant and a small bar area inside.  It was a fabulous evening with my wife, her sister and husband (who are snowbirds spending the winter in Fort Myers). The service was quick, however they seemed to be running around the restaurant like bees.  A warning though - be careful in Florida, most restaurants include the tip in the final total and you have to be careful not to double tip by mistake.

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