Fine Italian Cuisine at Salvatore D. by Ray Raposo

A group of ten long time friends met for dinner recently at Salvatore D., a fine Italian restaurant in Kendall. Some of us have eaten at this little piece of Italy, formerly known as “Il Piatto Italiano” many times, for others it was their first visit. This restaurant, tucked in a strip mall on Sunset Drive and 87th Avenue...

Lovely Caffe DiNotte on Sunset Drive by Ray Raposo

We went to Caffe DiNotte on Sunset Drive in Kendall for a group lunch to celebrate some family birthdays recently. We’ve all visited this restaurant before, since it has been a gem for fine Italian food with a touch of Latin flavor, in an intimate setting, for years. The restaurant also features walls filled with colorful paintings and some...

Marfil Bistro in Doral by Ray Raposo

Recently a party of six friends met for dinner at Marfil Bistro in Doral. This group of longtime friends travel together and we regularly get together for meals all around town. We have all been to Marfil as couples before, separately. Marfil Bistro bills itself as Mediterranean meets modern. They offer Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner menus. As usual we...

Secreto Restaurant and Art Gallery in Kendall by Ray Raposo

Four of us went to the lovely Secreto restaurant on Kendall Drive and 117th Avenue to celebrate two December birthdays. On this occasion, the intimate restaurant with a capacity of 50 had a lovely decorated Christmas tree near the front entrance. We have all been to Secreto a few other times before this visit. Secreto, which means secret in Spanish, is a culinary...

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar by Ray Raposo

Four of us visited the upscale Fleming’s Steakhouse in Coral Gables recently. They are almost finished with elegant renovations to the restaurant, all done after hours. The restaurant features a large dinning room, a long bar to the left of the entrance and a smaller room past the bar area. They can also host Private Parties for groups of...