Seared Florida snapper at Macchialina
Rustic and homey, this off-the-beaten-path Italian is full of locals looking to escape the madness of South Beach. Luckily, they’ve found a place to do it where the laid-back vibe is totally authentic and the food is damn good, too. Antipasti includes a creamy burrata cheese (locally made) served with pickled aubergine. A small pasta menu ticks all the right flavor notes (the short rib lasagna is a customer favorite). Pizza, too, is dependably delicious and well thought out, with fried eggs, meatballs and mushroom fricassée as toppings.
820 Alton Rd
|Cross street:||at 8th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 6–11pm; Fri, Sat 6pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Bus 119, 150|