Urbanica The Hotels owners Diego Colmenero and Charlie Porchetto have announced that the celebrated NYC eatery, Regina’s Grocery, on July 15 is opening its first outpost at their Meridian Hotel in Miami Beach’s exclusive South of Fifth neighborhood.
This fall, Orilla by famed Chef Fernando Trocca from Argentina, is also slated to open at Urbanica’s new Euclid Hotel in South of Fifth.
Originating in the Lower East Side of New York, Regina’s Grocery is the brainchild of Roman Grandinetti and his mother Regina. Using high quality, organic, Italian ingredients, and incorporating them into some Italian favorites such as Chicken Parmesan, all sandwiches are made fresh daily with locally sourced charcuterie, and fresh bread from New York’s renown Sullivan Street Bakery.
“We grew up with family-owned delis and pork stores serving home-cooked Italian specialties and big, delicious sandwiches all around us. They were places where people from around the neighborhood of all different stripes would commune, laugh, eat, and love. These memories made us who we are, and we wanted to introduce the Italian-American classics you would find in New York City to Miami,” Grandinetti said. “My late uncle had a major influence in Miami, and it was our dream as a family to expand here.”
Regina’s Grocery will offer a “family tree” of signature sandwiches, as each sandwich is named after a Grandinetti relative, such as the Uncle Jimmy, Roman and Uncle John. Regina’s Grocery will also serve late night Panini’s at the hotel’s intimate Minibar.
Hot specials, which will be available once a week, will include Meatball Parm, Chicken Parm, Fresh Marinara, Sausage with Peppers and Roast Beef.
Regina’s Grocery also will offer picnic baskets to-go for guests to take with them to the beach and other excursions. The deli will serve a Miami favorite – Panther Coffee – open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering complimentary coffee to guests and locals in the hotel’s lobby.
Photo Credit: Tara Ink.