Osteria del Teatro
One of the great insider places to eat in Miami, Osteria del Teatro sits beside a former theatre that has now become the Crobar nightclub, one of the centres of decadence on Miami Beach. This is not an especially trendy venue, but the specials board at Osteria del Teatro is so good that its tiny dining area brims with tourists and locals every evening from six o’clock onwards. Take no notice of the pink menus here; instead listen to the waiter proudly reel off a long list of goodies. The design is a simple combination of white tablecloths and bright walls topped off with some fiery modern paintings. The floor-to-ceiling windows, however, give a far more interesting view of Miami Beach’s eclectic band of party-goers on their way to drink themselves senseless at Crobar. Dinner at Osteria is excellent, but be careful not to lick your lips too much or you may have kisses blown at you by the transvestites on their way next door.