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Roman Import La Moderna Opens Tonight

From the people behind Fratelli La Bufala

La Moderna

Pizza, pasta and cocktails are the name of the game at newcomer La Moderna. The Italian restaurant, which has an outpost in Rome, opens its American location tonight in Sunset Harbour.

On the menu expect, "Italian dishes with a modern twist," like spaghetti with Osetra caviar, squid-ink ravioli stuffed with cod and pizza made using a Neapolitan flour that proofs for more than 70 hours. Of course plenty of cocktails will be on hand with, "eight signature drinks inspired by movies, art and pop culture," on the menu. No word if a "Godfather" themed drink will be offered, but we can only hope.

The owner of La Moderna, Luca D’Angelo, is no stranger to Italian cuisine either. He also happens own and operate another Miami Beach Italian staple, Fratelli La Bufala.

The 2,800 square-foot-space keeps with the "Moderna" theme channeling, "a contemporary interpretation of a mechanical workshop," with a large copper bar shipped in from Italy and artwork from Spanish illustrator Maria Corte hanging on the walls.

La Moderna is located in at 1874 Bay Road and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday to Thursday and until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. To make a reservation call 786-717-7274.