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Boia De

Restaurants, Italian Buena Vista
Boia De
Photograph: FujifilmGirl
Boia De
Photograph: FujifilmGirl
Boia De
Photograph: FujifilmGirl
Boia De
Photograph: David Bley

Time Out says

Many a Miami restaurant try hard to nail the Brooklyn vibe, but few come within an inch of Boia De, whose strip mall location belies its fine-dining pedigree. The hip Buena Vista eatery decked in sleek midcentury furnishings and trippy wallpaper—including a funky primate pattern destined for Instagram fame—is the first restaurant from Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer, who formerly helmed La Pollita and met while working at New York City’s prized Eleven Madison Park. 

This new spot sees the chef-couple wielding seasonal ingredients into vibrant salads (the namesake Luci is delightfully refreshing), rich starters such crispy polenta with marinated eggplant and large plates best suited for foodies or adventurous eaters with an appetite for proteins like rabbit and pork collar.

There’s a considerable focus on local purveyors too, as Boia De serves bread from Miami’s outpost of Sullivan Street Bakery, coffee from Great Circle Coffee and Frice Cream, which is also in the neighborhood. With just 24 seats, it’s a small operation, though we anticipate it won’t fly under the radar for long. 


Address: 5205 NE Second Ave
Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Thu 5:30–10:30pm; Fri, Sat 5:30–11:30pm
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