The List: Miami’s top restaurants with Novecento’s Gabriel Medici

By Evan S. Benn for


The chef and co-founder of Novecento dishes on the best spots in town for lamb, steak, seafood and more.


Gabriel Medici, chef and co-founder of Novecento restaurants, has helped his restaurant group expand in Miami and throughout the world. His choices of favorite Miami restaurants and dishes reflect his global outlook:


1. Zuma

Salmon Teriyaki and Great Sushi

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; 305-577-0277


2. Mandolin

Grilled Octopus and Branzino

4312 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-576-6066


3. Houston’s

Rib-Eye Steak, Couscous Salad

17355 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach; 305-947-2000


4. Cypress Tavern

Steak Tartare

3620 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-520-5197


5. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

Lamb Leg. Best ever, always perfect

130 NE 40th St., Miami; 305-573-5550


6. Cecconi’s

Perfect mix of tourists and local people

4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-507-7902


7. Salumeria 104

Spaghetti Bottarga and Amazing Prosciutto

3451 NE First Ave.,Miami; 305-424-9588


8. Pubbelly Sushi

Crab Tacos, Sake

1424 20th St., Miami Beach; 305-531-9282


9. Zak the Baker

Sourdough Bread, Croissants

405 NW 26th St., Miami; 786-347-7100


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