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  • Miami Food Hall Spotlight

    The Miami Food Hall is a brand-new, up-and-coming location in the city that swiftly gains appeal among locals and tourists alike. It is referred to as a food hall, which indicates that it has several distinct eateries under one roof.

    As a result of this, it is the place to go if you are interested in tasting a range of dishes from several different cultures all at the same time. In addition, there is a comprehensive combination of cuisines available at the food court, ranging from Mexican to Italian cuisine, so there is something for everyone.

    The Citadel – 8300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138

    More than delectable cuisine is available in the reimagined version of Little River’s conventional food hall concept. The Citadel is a dining hall with a total area of 62,000 square feet and functions as a fortified stronghold for the community and the culture.

    The Citadel was designed to be a day-to-day attraction influenced by the enormous public meeting areas found all over the globe. It has 15 restaurants that serve locally artisanal foods, a 5,000 square foot rooftop bar called Vue that serves handcrafted cocktails, and a 5,000 square foot finery with maker-driven retail, including 16 arts-and-crafts vendors selling items such as high-end sunglasses, holistic remedies, and soap.

    The Citadel provides tourists with a culturally engaging experience that has never been experienced in Miami before. Expressions of creativity, the handiwork of artisans, and engagement with one another are a company all find a home here.

    So, what are some excellent options for food and drink in the Citadel? It is not worth your time to attempt to conquer it with 15 different dining alternatives since there is a lot. Notable among them are the following:


    An additional location of the innovative Chinese eatery helmed by chef Raymond Li, whose Wynwood flagship was recognized as one of the top 50 restaurants in the United States by Bon Appetit in 2018.

    Il Nuts:

    Roasted Israeli nuts, seeds, and other goodies are what this vendor sells.

    Meet ‘n cheese:

    Mauro Bortignon is represented by a charcuterie seller who sells imported cheese, wine, Italian salami, and charcuterie boards.

    33 Kitchen:

    Leslie Ames and chef Sebastian Fernandez, who were married, have brought back to life the long-defunct Peruvian restaurant in Coconut Grove.


    Renowned pastry chef Anthony Bachour sells both his signature pastries and exquisite chocolates at this shop.

    Palma Juice Co.:

    A grab-and-go juice café featured seasonal juices, soups, and salads.


    A Mexican taqueria run by chef Steve Santana, serving tacos and other dishes inspired by Mexican street food.

    Vice City Bean:

    A second outlet of the coffee shop serving the area of Miami.

    Bianco Gelato:

    Federico and Carla DiFranco’s Italian gelato business has opened its fifth outlet.

    Ash! Pizza Parlor:

    A wood-fired Neapolitan pizza restaurant from the owners of Stanzione 87 in Brickell uses ingredients imported from Italy.

    La Centrale – 601 S Miami Ave Suite 181-C, Miami, FL 33131

    It’s possible that Miami’s Italian food hall, which is a 40,000-square-foot food hall in Brickell City Centre with bars, restaurants, cafés, and market space, is the region’s big experiment in dining and a one-stop-shop for Italian goods.

    There are seven food booths, five restaurants with seating areas, three pubs, one gelato store, a wine cellar (strangely located on the top level), and a culinary studio. Customers can get something to eat on the go at the Mercato, sample a flight of wines at the Enoteca, or take a seat at the meat, fish, or vegetarian restaurant to dine.

    Regardless of the spread, there must always be something sweet from the gelateria. So what are some excellent options for food and drink in La Central? Two restaurants provide table service on the first floor:

    Caffè – an all-day restaurant limited to brunch items such as a meaty Benedict or a Nutella-filled Italian doughnut.

    Pizza e Pasta – Great for the whole family. Enjoy fresh plates of pasta and authentic wood-fired pizzas in a fun, casual setting. Or, stop by to purchase fresh pasta to cook your favorite Italian recipes at home.

    Mercado – A rich market experience where you can browse and enjoy six quick-service counters and Italian products; pickup salads, pastries, espresso, meats, cheeses, and other Italian specialties.

    If you are ready to spend a little bit more, the second level has three elegant restaurants that provide a variety of cuisines, ranging from seafood to vegan, and a bar in the center of the floor.

    Aperitivo – serves up classic and signature cocktails such as a straightforward Negroni or a fizzy Aperol spritz, along with a variety of delicious small plates like the tagliere board, which brings a selection of imported Italian cheeses, salumi, pickles, and olives.

    Stagionale – Enjoy light, fresh, inspired seasonal dining featuring an Italian vegetable-forward, plant-based menu with a strong Miami influence.

    Carne – Tuscan-inspired Carne restaurant inspired by the rustic décor of Chianti, Carne is an authentic Italian Macelleria with the best cuts of meats cooked on a traditional wood-fired grill.

    Pesce – Fresh, expertly prepared seafood using the best coastal Italian recipes and techniques. It also includes a full Crudo and bollicine bar and a retail counter where you can purchase the day’s catch to cook at home.

    Gelato & Chocolates Shop – Enjoy a cup or a cone of indulgently rich, refreshingly cool gelateria from Venchi, Italy’s most famous gelateria. It also includes a full chocolate counter with a wide variety of imported chocolates.

    On the third floor, vino lovers will find heaven with a Tuscan-inspired wine bar and a vast wine shop called Wine & Spirits featuring 4,000 bottles and a premium private collection in our wine shop and wine vault and selling Italian spirits, gift sets, and decanters. Wine & Spirits is located on the third floor.

    La Central, also known as La Cucina by Viking, is the company’s multifunctional display kitchen and cooking studio. Its objective is to encourage inventiveness in the kitchen. Participate in engaging, hands-on activities led by their expert chefs to understand the techniques behind excellent Italian cuisine.

    You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge in a teaching kitchen Viking created while you are a guest at La Cucina. You can also serve as the perfect host for events geared toward developing teams or for private group celebrations.

    And there’s more: beginning today and continuing until Labor Day, La Centrale has a popup Capri Inspired Rose Garden ready for guests to enjoy. The gardens that line the cliffsides of the seashore in the Isle of Capri served as the inspiration for the rosé garden popup. Here, you may enjoy the shade of cascading bougainvillea flowers while sipping on your favorite drinks. Enjoy $25 limitless rosé, pink desserts, oysters, frosé, and rosé cocktails.

    Miami is quickly becoming a foodie paradise, and the food hall trend is only adding to the city’s allure. From international cuisine to local favorites, these culinary destinations are sure to please everyone in your group. So what are you waiting for? Make sure to visit these food halls when you are staying in short-term rentals Miami, or Miami beach vacation rentals. Get out there and explore Miami’s amazing food halls!