Miami’s culinary scene continues to expand with variety of new restaurants on the way

Miami’s ever-changing culinary scene is getting some new restaurants in the coming months. Here’s a look at a few – from South Beach to Brickell to Midtown Miami to Wynwood.


Regina’s Grocery at Urbanica Hotel (The Meridian)
Opening Date: June 2019

Regina’s Grocery to open its first Miami Beach location located inside Urbanica (The Meridian Hotel). Migrating from the Lower East Side in NYC, this family business is home to classic Italian sandwiches. Regina lends not only her name, but also her Italian cooking expertise to this vibrant new sandwich shop/Italian grocery. Running the business and design end of this partnership is Regina’s son, Roman Grandinetti, who brings a twist to the fledgling sandwich shop, a contemporary street edge. The Grandinettis are fulfilling their vision of a casually cool, go-to Italian spot from the LES neighborhood to South of Fifth.

Orilla at Urbanica’s Euclid Hotel
Opening Date: June 2019
Orilla Restaurant is a South American Patagonian restaurant led by celebrated Chef Fernando Trocca and in partnership with restaurateur Martin Pittaluga (La Huella, Quinto La Huella). It will be located inside Urbanica Hotel’s newest location, The Euclid Hotel, on Miami Beach. Orilla will offer a simple and affordable menu featuring local products. It is slated to open in June, and will be the first U.S. location to its sister restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Mila Restaurant
Opening Date: November 2019
Mila will be a rooftop restaurant located on Meridian Avenue at the newly rebuilt 800 Lincoln building. The restaurant will serve a mix of Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine from Michelin-starred, celebrated chef Thierry Marx. The restaurant will have 247 seats, with 150 seats indoors and 97 seats on a rooftop deck. The bar areas will have indoors and outdoors options, each of which will remain open until 2 AM on weekends.



Opening Date: August 2019
Internationally acclaimed Nikkei restaurant Osaka marks its North American debut with its Miami location in Brickell. Led by Chefs Rogger Quispe and Juan Urrutia, Osaka is a multi-sensory experience that merges millenary Japanese techniques with the best Peruvian flavors and ingredients. Founded by Diego Herrera and Diego De La Puente in Lima, Peru in 2001, the Osaka brand is a trailblazer in the movement of new Nikkei cuisine. Currently operating in South America with nine restaurants, it is setting trends and leading the hospitality market by aligning the healthy attributes of Japanese food with the growing recognition of Peruvian cuisine.


Via Emilia Garden
Opening Date: June 2019
Via Emilia Garden is Via Emilia 9’s sister restaurant and newest concept to open in Midtown Miami. Via Emilia Garden will give guests an indoor garden dining experience and seat up to 100 guests for lunch and dinner. Similar to Via Emilia 9 in South Beach, Garden will include similar dishes, such as the Basket from the Emilia Romagna- a charcuterie board that features prosciutto, mortadella and pancetta; and parmiagiano, which includes fried dough, prosciutto, mortadella, stracchino cheese, and marmalades.

Via Emilia Garden will showcase collectible shoes presented by Slam Jam throughout the restaurant, which will be available for purchase.



Opening Date: September 2019
g.l.o.w. will open its first super-food and super fro-yo store in the U.S. slated to open in Wynwood, Miami. Based on the promise to deliver super-food, super fro-yo, and a super good cause, g.l.o.w. is designed to be a social enterprise where 100 percent of its profits will benefit Global G.L.O.W. (Girls Leading Our World), a non-profit incubator and accelerator that operates free after-school programs to mentor girls to advocate for themselves and make their communities stronger in 27 countries.

Photos: Tara Ink

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