New TiramesU restaurant opening Oct. 6 in South Beach


TiramesU, a longtime South Beach Italian restaurant that first opened in 1988, will make its public debut at its new address, 101 Washington Ave., on Oct. 6. The restaurant will be open daily for dinner and plans to begin lunch service soon. 

TiramesU closed in spring 2014 after 17 years on Lincoln Road; before that, it had spent nine years at Fifth Street and Ocean Drive. 

For TiramesU’s grand return to the South of Fifth ‘hood, Italian-born and -trained chef Fabrizio Pintus has created an all-new menu, including the venison tartare with raspberries and mango and the beef tenderloin with smoked eggplant and rosemary jus pictured here. 

Other dishes include bone marrow au gratin served with toasted brioche and caramelized onions, ravioli with lamb short ribs and ricotta cheese, and a tiramisu trio with a spicy chocolate shot. Bar snacks like fried pasta and cod croquettes will compliment specialty cocktails and a full bar. 

“Creating a new menu is an art,” Pintus says, noting his travels and kitchen stages in Italy as helping to shape his dishes. “It should be filled with inspiration. It should be relevant and evoke emotions.”

The restaurant brings on Valeria Longoni as co-owner and managing partner. Like Pintus, Longoni was born and educated in Italy, and she has been managing restaurants and other hospitality positions in Miami for the past 15 years.  

TiramesU: 101 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-532-4538,
Evan S. Benn is Miami Herald food editor: @EvanBenn