Recommended by : Lee Schrager (Founder, Food Network Wine & Food Festival)

Cuisine:Italian. Price: $$$. Location: .

This hidden jewel is known for some of the best meatballs ever made. The traditional New York/New Jersey-style Italian dishes, read by your server rather than printed on a menu, will consistently put you right at home. Perfect for an intimate date, the setting is calm and casual. Oh, and be on the lookout for some celebs under cover.

“I love Italian food and Miami has a lot of great Italian places, like Macaluso’s.” – Lee Schrager (Food Network Wine & Food Festival)