James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz gives Italian cuisine a whirl for his latest endeavor. He's churning out an array of pies (as good or even better than what you'll find at his pizza joint, Harry's Pizzeria!), fresh pastas (all made in-house) and hearty mains, like braised lamb and roasted fish. What distinguishes Fi'lia from Schwartz's other spots is the added pageantry of several dishes, like the Ceasar salad servers whip up tableside (which includes grilling fresh bread to make croutons) and the crusty bread and olive oil diners receive upon sitting. Forget salt and paper. Your server will cut tiny pieces of fresh oregano from a potted plant that doubles as a centerpiece and flavor the olive oil right in front of you. As one would image from a restaurant so dedicated to pomp and presentation, service is stellar.
1300 S Miami Ave
|Cross street:||at SW 13th St|
|Opening hours:||Sun–Thu 7–2:30pm, 5:30–10:30pm; Fri–Sat 5:30pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Metrorail to Brickell|