Design Dish: Rao’s Miami Beach


The iconic Italian eatery has a new tropical, beach location

Known around the world for authentic, southern Neapolitan Italian cooking and classic Italian ambiance, Rao’s recently opened their newest location inside the Loews Hotel on Miami Beach. Wood-clad walls, deep red carpet and forest green accents envelop guests in timeless, Italian style.

“When it came time to think about our new South Beach restaurant location, we had to look no further than to Rao’s and our dear friends, Ron Straci, Frank Pellegrino Jr., Chef Dino Gatto and the rest of the team, all of whom we have known for years,” said Alex Tisch, President and CEO, Loews Hotels & Co. “Similarly, like Loews, the Rao’s team knows what it takes to give customers a memorable authentic experience, one that will make Rao’s Miami Beach a remarkable addition to the Miami culinary scene.”

The first Rao’s opened a remarkable 127 years ago in Harlem and is celebrated as one of the oldest family owned and operated restaurants in the country. The Miami location offers exclusive menu items curated specifically for the region as well as a variety of their signature dishes including the legendary Rao’s Traditional Meatballs and Uncle Vincent’s Lemon Chicken.

“Rao’s is a legendary experience, where every night feels like a Sunday dinner, and we are excited that our iconic Harlem eatery and years of tradition can now be celebrated in Miami,” said Ron Straci, co-owner of Rao’s. “Our legacy continues to grow as we bring our passion for food and signature vibe to this new location. It feels like a natural next step for our family, and a place for the people of Miami to call home,” added Frank Pellegrino Jr., co-owner of Rao’s.

Photos courtesy of Rao’s

For more info or to book a reservation, visit the Miami Beach Rao’s site HERE.