It's been a long time coming but the team behind Pubbelly and Barceloneta will finally be able to open the doors to their new rustic Italian South Beach spot, Macchialina, on Tuesday. Macchialina, which comes from the words "Macchia" meaning "mark or spot" and "Maialina" meaning piglet, aims to be reminiscent of a "small rustic eatery in the heart of any Italian town" with "old world charm" decorated in rustic antique brick walls, dark hardwood floors and solid plank wood ceilings. Scarpetta veteran Michael Pirolo will man the kitchen with a focus on simple and rustic cuisine featured in such antipastos as a polenta board with cippolinis, sweetbreads and sausage, and broccoli rabe al Cesare and entrees like braised shortrib lasagna, cavatelli "Macchialina" with ragu Napoletano and pecorino, and a pork chop Milanese. Macchialina will be open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday 6 p.m. to midnight and open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The team also hopes to launch an Italian family style brunch in the fall. 820 Alton Road, Miami Beach. Stay tuned for more details.
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