There are certain cuisines best enjoyed with a view, and the cuisine of Tuscany is one of them. Located in the newly opened Shorecrest Club, Antica Mare brings high-end Italian flavor to Miami's Shorecrest neighborhood, just a stone's throw away from the Kennedy Causeway.
Antica Mare is the spinoff of Atlanta's award-winning Antica Posta restaurant. It's the first South Florida project for restauranteur Marco Betti, whose flagship has earned accolades for nearly 17 years. "I've always loved visiting Miami and when the opportunity came about to open right on the Intracoastal in this great new luxury building, I knew it was a perfect fit," he said in a statement.
Ingredients are imported from Italy and dishes include seafood, meats, and pasta that are made in-house. Start off with Antica Mare's signature Polpo alla Giglia, which bring you tender slices of grilled octopus drizzled with a light EVOO citrus dressing. Move onto Primi Piatti meals like Taglierini alla Panna Tartufata, a house-made ribbon pasta with velvety truffle sauce, and Gnocchi con Ragù Toscano, in case you want a pasta dish with a bit more meat. Secondi Piatti's include Salmone alla Livornese, a salmon dish sautéed with cherry tomatoes, olives, and capers, and Manzo alla Griglia con la Salsa Verde, a grilled prime center cut beef filet with parsley-pinenut pesto and sautéed fresh vegetables.
There are over 100 varietals of wine that can be bought by the glass or the bottle, however you can sip on craft beers and signature cocktails as well. Plus, you can't beat the view; choose to sit inside its warm and inviting dining room or dine outside overlooking Biscayne Bay under the stars. Antica Mare serves dinner Tuesday through Sunday, from 4pm to 11pm, so check out this gem for your next special occasion.