North Italia Opens in Brickell
Today, restauranteur Sam Fox introduces, the highly anticipated, North Italia to Miami’s bustling Brickell neighborhood. The new location in Mary Brickell Village positions the restaurant in the buzzing epicenter of the city’s financial district, making it a top choice for power lunches, happy hours and dining for Miamians and travelers alike.
Led by General Manager Juan Carlos Marchon and Executive Chef Ryan Smith, the restaurant is now open for weekend brunch, lunch, dinner, and happy hour with menu items showcasing fresh ingredients, including antipasti, salads, handmade pastas, artisanal pizzas and entrées inspired by the garden, farm and sea. With an open, airy atmosphere, this location is nearly 8,600 square feet, featuring an exhibition kitchen that overlooks the dining room and bar area seating up to 316 guests between the indoor and patio spaces.
HANDMADE WITH LOVE
Upholding North Italia’s commitment to handmade, seasonal cuisine, signature items will offer an array of flavors inspired by modern Italian cuisine, including everything from specially crafted pizzas and pastas such as the prosciutto pizza with mission fig, goat cheese and arugula to crave-worthy Italian desserts like the hazelnut torta and classic gelato. For brunch, guests can snack on Italian meatballs and black Mediterranean mussels while deciding between mouth-watering entrées like the nonna casserole or the short rib hash.
SHAKEN & STIRRED
With a list of artisanal cocktails expertly crafted by the in-house team, North Italia offers sophisticated concoctions made with fresh ingredients, including the flavorful Milano Mule that combines Dripping Springs Vodka, Aperol, lime and ginger beer. Brunch-goers can complement their dishes with refreshing sips of classic drinks like mimosas and bellinis or opt for the handcrafted Red Rooster made with Smirnoff Vodka, spiced tomato, Averna amaro, lime and caprese garnish.
A perfect addition to the after-work scene, North Italia will also be offering happy hour Monday through Thursday from 3 – 6 p.m. Specials like the Bottle & Board offer a choice of pizza, bruschetta or chef’s board with a bottle of wine for $25, perfect for a post-work Aperitivo. A tempting selection of specially priced wines, beers and sangria are also available by the glass or a celebration-worthy pitcher.
“We are thrilled to open our first Florida location for North Italia in the heart of Brickell,” said Sam Fox, founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts. “This city’s energy, sense of community and seasonality, is a perfect match for the experience at North – we are honored to now be a part of it.”
North Italia Miami opens as the 16th North Italia in the U.S. with additional locations spanning across Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Texas and Nevada. It also marks the first Sam Fox restaurant in the Miami area, one of over 50 restaurants in the Fox Restaurant Concepts family nationwide.