Scarpetta by Scott Conant
Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Scott Conant is a man of many trades: chef, cookbook author, James Beard Award recipient and a judge on Chopped. He’s also the supremo behind Scarpetta, an Italian restaurant with locations in everywhere from Las Vegas to the Hamptons. In Miami, Conant uses an array of pastas, seafood and vegetables to create dishes that reflect the Florida landscape, with his classic spaghetti twirled with tomato sauce and basil a particular favorite. Other droolworthy options include yellowtail crudo, squat ravioli shielding duck and foie gras, and roasted branzino with sunchokes and eggplant.