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:: CLOSED :: DeVito :: South Beach, Florida

October 25, 2009 by  
Category: Nightlife & Dining


You’re looking hot and the weather’s hotter here on trendy South Beach. Before you head out for a night of clubs, bars, dancing, and decadence make sure you grab a bite to eat at the wonderfully chic De Vito Restaurant located on First and Ocean Drive. A joint venture of restaurateur David Manero, actor Danny De Vito, and entrepreneur Michael Brauser, this place screams of cool.  Vibrant colors, lush drapery, and rich woods combine with kitschy imported red Venetian chandeliers to create a sense of 1940’s Italy while you dine on some of the most exquisite foods in South Florida.

Only the freshest seasonal ingredients pass through the De Vito doors lending themselves to a bold and unique culinary experience. Start your adventure with the Original Old School Meatball oozing with whipped ricotta and a sweet but tangy tomato sauce. Or if the sea air has put you in the mood for something off land, try the Sicilian Crab Cake that’s paired up with an enchanting chili vinaigrette that makes the flavors just pop. The Lobster Bisque is loaded with huge chunks of Maine lobster and is an absolute must if you’ve stepped out of the colder climes into the South Beach winter (prepare for temperatures close to a chilly 70°).

The bevy of steaks available will just about knock your socks off. Seek out the 28 Ounce Bone in Rib Eye for Two. Juicy and always perfectly marbled, it will melt in your mouth. Match it up with their unbelievable Creamy Risotto and their Sautéed Spinach (with perfect hints of garlic and spice) and you are guaranteed a party in your mouth. De Vito also features an extensive Italian wine list that is sure to balance out your gastronomic journey.

Desserts vary with the season, but if you spot it, their Tiramisu is simply to die for. Each ingredient is so incredibly balanced you will swear that they were made only to pair with each other. Now that you’ve dined like royalty, you are ready to step out into the hip and happening South Beach. Just remember that De Vito sent you.

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