At Brickell City Centre, the third-floor Italian Enoteca at La Centrale opened this week.
Interior architecture is by Urban Robot Associates of Miami Beach.
Here is a first look inside:
So much Italian. Given Miami’s demographic, why not something more unique like a Spanish Food Hall? And I mean actual Spain, not Hispanic/Latino lol
Because there aren’t many people in Miami from Spain.
30.000 registered at the Spanish Consulate…
Not exactly a ton of Italians walking around Miami
Not sure what part of Miami you are living… but there are a lot of Italians in Miami.
A lot of the American-Italian population shifted north to Broward umpteen ears ago
according with my italian hairdresser, there is a community of 22k italians in miami
There is def more italians than spaniards.
Isn’t there enough Spanish in Miami? It’s why Americans stay away from Miami, because it feels like a foreign third world country. There
Spain is so 2000’s….
Brickell city center is becoming La Brickell Citta Centralle.
A nice mix of Peruvian, Uruguayan, Argentinian, Cuban, etc would be great.
just go to calle 8
Popularity of Italian food halls… look at NYC and Boston.
No, I get that. But that’s my point. Tons of second and third generation Italians in both those cities. But our makeup is different. Miami has tons of Cubans/Hispanics that have Spanish roots. Italy wasn’t colonizing Latin America like Spain was.
Look at those Paella companies that come to your house, like Mr. Paella. They are a huge hit here, but doubt they have many (if any) in Boston/NYC/Chicago/Philly.
I think anyone that has lived in Miami and anywhere else, would agree that Spanish food as a whole is a bigger deal here in Miami than the other locale.
Italy never colonized Latin America but most Argentinians come from Italian roots and Italians migrated heavily to Brazil, Uruguay and Cuba.
There was actually a Spanish food hall “Mercado de San Miguel”, same food hall/market from Madrid and it didn’t last long. I believed it only lasted 1 year. It doesn’t matter who colonized what. Italian food is just above all. Everybody loves it, always works. Even if miami is full of people that have spanish roots, they consider themselves, cuban, argentinian, venezuelan, etc… so they eat their native country cuisine.
And honestly there are way more Italians in Miami than actual spaniards.
And for the record, Eately in both Chicago and NYC are some of my favorite places (maybe on earth). I just think 2 or 3 (can’t even figure it out anymore) Italian food halls in one mall is redundant, especially in a normally creative city.
I think Spanish food with all its diversity would be a huge hit
La Centrale is so confusing and over-priced. Whoever designed it was very talented, but had never actually designed a restaurant. Casa Tua offers a much more upscale experience for the same price.
La Centrale has a much better design that Casa Tua, with a market style casual ground floor, and 2 upper floors that offer fine dinning. Casa Tua even though offers similar food it is all cramped in one floor.
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