Scarpetta chef picks Miami's 10 best restaurants

Chef Marlon Rambaran of Scarpetta
Chef Marlon Rambaran of Scarpetta

Marlon Rambaran, chef de cuisine of Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach (4441 Collins Ave.), shares his top 10 places to eat around South Florida: 

1. Lucali 

Pepperoni Pizza.

1930 Bay Rd., Miami Beach; 305-695-4441.

2. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila 

Longaniza Taco.

1220 16th St., Miami Beach; 305-704-2145. 

3. Huahua’s Taqueria 


1211 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-534-8226.

4. Pizza Bar 

Garlic Knots.

1627 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-6880.

5. Makoto 

The Entire Sushi Menu.

9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-864-8600.

6. Shake Shack 

Smoked Bacon Burger and Beer.

1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-434-7787.

7. Yard House 

Pastrami Sandwich and Jerk Wings.

1681 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach; 305-535-5660.

8. Panther Coffee 


2390 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-677-3952.

9. La Provence

Almond Croissant.

1064 Brickell Ave., Miami; 786-425-9003.

10. Zuma 

Truffle Hot Pot.

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

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