The List: Miami's top restaurants with Novecento's Gabriel Medici

Gabriel Medici, chef and co-founder of Novecento restaurants, has helped his restaurant group expand in Miami and throughout the world. His choices of favorite Miami restaurants and dishes reflect his global outlook: 

1. Zuma

Salmon Teriyaki and Great Sushi

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; 305-577-0277

2. Mandolin

Grilled Octopus and Branzino

4312 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-576-6066

3. Houston’s

Rib-Eye Steak, Couscous Salad

17355 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach; 305-947-2000

4. Cypress Tavern

Steak Tartare

3620 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-520-5197

5. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

Lamb Leg. Best ever, always perfect

130 NE 40th St., Miami; 305-573-5550

6. Cecconi’s

Perfect mix of tourists and local people

4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-507-7902

7. Salumeria 104

Spaghetti Bottarga and Amazing Prosciutto

3451 NE First Ave.,Miami; 305-424-9588

8. Pubbelly Sushi

Crab Tacos, Sake

1424 20th St., Miami Beach; 305-531-9282

9. Zak the Baker

Sourdough Bread, Croissants

405 NW 26th St., Miami; 786-347-7100

10. Garzon

Patagonian Grilled Shrimp

901 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-364-5480

Evan S. Benn is Miami Herald food editor: @EvanBenn