La Centrale Italian Food Hall To Open At Brickell City Centre In Fall 2017

Details of the Italian food hall under construction at Brickell City Centre have been revealed:

La Centrale Italian Food Hall Comes to Brickell
Opening in Brickell City Centre

La Centrale – Italian Food Hall, the official name of Miami’s first-ever Italian food hall, was revealed today along with additional details of the unique, three-level gastronomic endeavor. Opening its doors in Brickell City Centre this fall, La Centrale introduces a restaurant-forward concept with more than 38,000 square feet of authentic Italian-inspired restaurants and cafés, an enoteca, a culinary school and retail space.

Inspired by the 20 prominent regions of Italy (such as Apulia, Campania, Sicily and Tuscany), La Centrale’s architecture and décor are reminiscent of several regions and instilled into every detail throughout the entire food hall.

From the moment visitors enter La Centrale, they will be met with a mecca of the best of Italy’s famously diverse culinary traditions and will have their wanderlust satisfied with the food hall’s Italian Holiday-inspired ambiance. As visitors explore the Italian food hall, they will navigate numerous interconnected concepts of Italian cuisine sure to delight even the most distinguished palates.

First Floor

The first floor will greet visitors with a multi-sensory convivial vibe driven by true Italian hospitality, where they can find fresh-brewed espresso, breads, house-made pastas and other culinary staples to recreate their favorite La Centrale meals at home. The first floor will also feature an eatery for a communal dining experience in a warm atmosphere.

Second Floor

The second floor holds original, multi-course restaurants serving traditional Italian fare throughout the day for varying lunch and dinner options. Visitors will find restaurants that cater to all tastes with fish-, meat- and seasonal-inspired restaurants, to name a few of the concepts. Visitors will also find the perfect place to catch up or network over cocktails and light delicacies in an Apulian-inspired indoor garden on the second floor. To top it off, a gelato shop offers rich and unique treats to finish every outing on a sweet note.

Third Floor

Wine enthusiasts and those looking to learn more about Italy’s bountiful food culture will find everything they need at their fingertips on the third floor. This floor offers patrons interactive wine tastings, pairings and food programs directly with Italian wine experts in a uniquely inviting setting. The third floor also plays host to La Centrale’s culinary school, designed to connect visitors with Italian chefs in a friendly and educational environment where they can learn how to prepare authentic Italian meals at home.

Spearheading the efforts of Miami’s first Italian food hall is world-class power duo Jacopo Giustiniani and Matthias Kiehm. The managing partners are conceptualizing the creative direction to properly introduce Italy to Miami.

“La Centrale’s design delivers a multifaceted experience energized by the delight of a trip to Italy, all under one roof,” says Jacopo Giustiniani, managing partner of La Centrale – Italian Food Hall. “It’s chic, lively, effortless, and one hundred percent authentic. We are importing products straight from Italy and serving fresh, local produce. Our goal is to share the heart, spirit and soul of Italy with Miami locals, providing Brickell residents and visitors from around the world with the best of Italian cuisine and hospitality.”

Jacopo Giustiniani, a native of Italy, has wine culture in his blood. During his formal education at Universita di Firenze, he spent time overseeing and learning his family’s winery in Tuscany, which includes 47 acres of vineyards located in the renowned wine region of Colline Lucchesi. He is most known for preserving the traditions of Italian wines into Felice Wine Bar in NYC. In 2006, Jacopo moved to the U.S. to become the wine buyer for SA Hospitality Group.

Hand-in-hand with Giustiniani is Matthias Kiehm, who has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality business. Matthias spent a majority of his career in worldwide directorial and managerial roles with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Among his more significant positions, Matthias served as the vice president of Ritz Hotel, Paris, and as the Business Director at the prestigious department store Harrods in London, where he successfully developed and opened 12 restaurants at Harrods Food Hall.

La Centrale will be in the north block of Brickell City Centre’s 500,000-square-foot, open-air retail area as an anchor tenant. 

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Urbanist242
4 years ago

Looks excellent!

Anonymous
4 years ago

FINALLY!

Anonymous
4 years ago

YASSSSSSS!!!!!!

FH
4 years ago

AMAZING

Anonymous
4 years ago

sign me up! i’ll be there every week if not more

ANONYMOUS
4 years ago

Not good for the body!

Marc
4 years ago

Opening date?

Anonymous
4 years ago

4th Quarter

Anonymous
4 years ago

Chinese Food Hall would have been better.

Movi
4 years ago

Please explain why…

Anonymous
4 years ago

Because Chinese good is good. Any kind of Asian food with that being said. I wouldn’t mind if it were an Indian or Thai food hall either.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Chinese food* .. typo

Movi
4 years ago

It is no Eataly but it will look nice

xox
4 years ago

So the actual market is just one floor… and the rest is restaurants and cooking school. That is around 12,500sf of area devoted to some kind of market. Judging from this description it is definitely no Eataly.

Anonymous
4 years ago

thank goodness! eataly is chaotic and feels like a supermarket

Really???
4 years ago

The new Trader Joe’s is supposed to be 11,500. So I Think a specialty store that isn’t going to have everyday stuff like laundry detergent seems fine. The Eataly NYC is 50k sf, so about 11,000 sf bigger. When you take out the restaurants, school, cafes, Beer garden an that nutella bar, etc. It seems like the market is probably also about a third of the space.

Were also going to have the Saks/Casa Tua Food hall. How much Italian do we really need?

alpina
4 years ago

I agree, a greek or french alternative would have been awesome for Saks