From Our Editors
Sustainable, high-quality Floridian ingredients abound at Amami Brickoven Famous Italian Restaurant and Pizza, infusing every dish on the eclectic menu with original flavors and sun-kissed freshness. Mediterranean influences inform the dinner entrees, resulting in flavorful dishes such as calamari with capers, black olives, and housemade tomato sauce, and linguini with mussels and clams that, like the host's mandatory eye patch, speak to the restaurant's focus on sea-based cuisine. Housemade pastas and desserts are made daily using cereal grains such as Kamut, which are easily digestible and have a low gluten content. Their speciality is a yeast-free oval shaped pizza made using a secret recipe that has been winning over locals since 2011. Vegan, vegetarian, and heart-healthy dishes also tempt taste buds.
Happy to accommodate individual tastes and dietary requests, the kitchen's crack staff can swap ingredients in and out of any dish, a handy skill that factors into Amami’s private dinner parties. These parties, which comfortably hold 30–50 people, allow organizers to create the restaurant of their dreams for a single night without starting their own reality show. A private room is included, as is a menu catered exclusively to each parties' taste and budget.