Amare Ristorante • Miami


A personal dining experience with Miami Chaine des Rotisseurs!

When Dean Martin introduced his hit song “That’s Amore” in 1953, it spawned a generation of love for Italian food across America. An exuberance of restaurants specialising in hearty southern Italian fare arrived. That love story culminated in the creation of award-winning Amare Ristorante Miami. The Iovino family opened the restaurant over 30 years ago with a focus that has never wavered – create simply prepared dishes that let the purity of flavors shine. This authenticity has kept this gem in Miami humming for decades.

Miami Chaine des Rotisseurs celebrated World Chaîne Day with a “Flamingle” luncheon at Amare. On a beautiful sunny Miami afternoon, attendees gathered to “flamingle” (mingling socially-distanced) amid a flamboyance of flamingos that were strategically placed in planters. On the stunning terrace, we were surrounded with bougainvillea and lemon trees. We sat at tables inset with hand-painted ceramic tiles from Naples (Italy not Florida).


Lunch started with a delicious triple-treat featuring Amare’s signature warm truffled carpaccio. Our fabulous pasta tasting included squid ink spaghetti aside a Tuscan kale pesto called “casarecce” (originating from Sicily, these short twists of pasta appear rolled up on themselves).

There followed a distinctly Italian “surf and turf” of a veal medallion wrapped in culatello topped with a grilled prawn and accompanied by a delicate Moscato reduction. A delicious profiterole al pistachio capped our meal superbly. Bailli Nancy Radlauer acknowledged the venue for the outstanding cuisine and ensured that everyone took home a flamingo. Amare brings the flavors of Amalfi Coast to Miami.

VISIT: Amare Ristorante. 1 Collins Ave., Miami; 786-598-8622;

  • As the Bailli (President) of Miami Chaine Chapter of La Chaine des Rôtisseurs, the largest & most prestigious food & wine society in the world, I’ll be sharing events periodically!