Tonino Doino, owner of Sunset Juice Café and Rosinella Italian Trattoria.
Why he’s Food 50: After two decades in red sauce, the patriarch of Rosinella restaurants is lightening things up with a juice bar and morning fare.
Tonino Doino remembers kicking a soccer ball outside his home when he was growing up in Rome, watching through a window as his mother, Rosinella, kneaded dough. Years later, Doino would make bread and pasta doughs the same way at Rosinella, the Italian trattorias his family opened in South Beach in 1997 and in Brickell in 1998. The location on South Miami Avenue closed about a year ago; the one on Lincoln Road remains the longest-standing Italian restaurant along the pedestrian mall.
In 2015 Doino opened Sunset Juice Café in Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood, with an attached Italian market selling organic produce, prepared foods to go, plus wines, cheeses, charcuterie and more. Doino designed the sunny, airy space, trained staff to bake ciabatta and focaccia throughout the day for freshness, and is the chef behind the all-day breakfast fare like spinach and kale frittatas, curry chicken salad on a bed of quinoa and cold-pressed juices. It’s the kind of lighter food that works great for the post-workout crowds leaving adjacent Anatomy at 1220, and a refreshing change of pace for Doino, who’s spent a lifetime around pasta.
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Where to find him: Sunset Juice Café, 1940 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-763-8530; and Rosinella Italian Trattoria, 525 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-672-8777.