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Made in Italy Gourmet

10 NE 27th St. Miami, FL 33137, Wynwood/Design District, corner of N. Miami Ave. ,
786-360-5671
http://madeinitalygourmet.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Simone Zarmati Diament

photos: SFG

At Made in Italy, Pietro Morelli - the former Director of Marketing at Zonin USA - and partner Francesco Belcaro’s newest hip location in Wynwood, wine, food and hospitality smartly come together with the business of importing and distributing food and wine from Italy.

A play on Eataly –the New York success story, Made in Italy is much smaller in scope than its northern big brother, yet goes way beyond that concept, as a user-friendly market for the best Italian products (sold to customers as well as restaurants, caterers and cafés), a restaurant (no cooking there!), an expresso bar, a wine bar and a party place with DJ and live music at night such as the one recently hosted by IEEM to cap off the annual Simply Italian event.

In short a new place that feels like it’s always been there and that you will want to adopt as your own and meet friends for lunch, coffee, aperitivo, late night bites and shopping.

The décor of the warehouse is rustic and funky, with high ceilings, potted olive trees, three stunning Murano glass chandeliers, solid tamarind-wood tables and an eclectic assortment of benches, chairs and armchairs in the front. In the back an old wine press and souvenirs from the owners’ hometown and family are interspersed with shelves of the best Italian products (pastas, rices, truffled oils, cans of tuna and tomatoes, olive oils, vinegars, jams, etc…)  and a 2,000-bottle "Italian wine library" with two enomatic machines, one for white and one for red that you can sample in Riedel glassware.

The counter in the front offers a menu of “Tagliere”, a selection of cured meats and cheeses sold in the market, sliced to order, four salads ($12) such as the Aida with fresh ricotta, shavel fennel, arugula, orange segments and lemon dressing, or the Traviata with Italian tuna, romaine, cannellini, celery, tomatoes; I Nostri Piatti ($10 - $15) cold cuts with cheeses and salads;  hearty sandwiches ($9 - $13) on focaccia, ciabatta, baguette and gluten-free bread, and sweet and savory Piadine ($7 - $9), or crêpes.

Pietro and Francesco are planning weekly activities: wine tastings on Mondays, a cooking class on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Italian wine nights on Thursdays, aperitivo night on Fridays and the ongoing buzz of the Wynwood funk on weekends and are offering the space for private events.

Made in Italy is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for lunch, coffee, aperitivo, late night bites and shopping.

Made in Italy  
  10 NE 27th St. Miami, FL 33137, Wynwood/Design District, corner of North Miami Ave. ,
786-360-5671
 http://madeinitalygourmet.com

 Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for lunch, coffee, aperitivo, late night bites and shopping.