Many cities have sprawling Italian markets. Miami hasn't been one of them. But that'll be changing when Made In Italy Gourmet opens its doors in Wynwood on Monday, January 26 at 10 N.E. 27 Street.
Part market, part restaurant and part wine store, the space is an ode to all things Italian. In the front it features a bar serving Italian coffee and sodas, organic made-to-order juices, and 25 different wines by the glass. If you fall in love with a certain wine you can purchase it on-site by the bottle or even by the case -- if that's the type of night you're looking for. No judgment here.
The 3,500-square-foot converted warehouse space is the brainchild of co-owners and native Italians Pietro Morelli and Francesco Belcaro, who tell Eater they've had the idea for this concept for more than seven years but never found the right spot until now. The space is decked out with custom furniture and seating, indoor plants and Italian decor.
Along with plenty of Italian beverages, Made In Italy features a full menu of classic Italian dishes like sandwiches, salads, and charcuterie plates which can be eaten in the restaurant or taken to-go. The market portion sells Italian staples like fresh fruit, homemade pastas, olive oils, wines, jams and even buckets of Nutella.
Made In Italy also encourages sampling. Each day at noon and 6 p.m. a different red, white and sparkling wine will be available to taste in addition to a olive oil, cheese and meat that is sold in the market. In the designated wine room, you'll also have the opportunity to sample the pricier bottles being poured by Made In Italy's sommelier Sergio Russo prior to purchasing in order to make sure you like your investment.
The space is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. It plans to host educational seminars, wine tastings, and cooking classes. For more information visit here.