Italian fare by James Beard Award winner, Scott Conant, is served up with breathtaking ocean views amid a maritime-themed interior. Billed as of the country’s preeminent Italian chefs, Conant combines the flavors of Italy’s cucina rusticawith fine cuisine.

Best bet: Everyone loves Conant’s simple Tomato & Basil Spaghetti, but don’t miss the Tagliatelle, with lobster, fennel & saffron. Local Snapper served with fennel cauliflower, and peperonata is also a favorite, as is the Milanese Veal Chop with salsa verde and smoky jus.

Visit: 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4660;