Carbone Miami

Famous for its iconic spicy rigatoni vodka, the West Village Italian-American hot spot branches out with a Miami Beach location.

Carbone is Major Food Group’s tribute to the mid-century Italian-American restaurant, a hearty embrace of 'red-sauce' cuisine. Design-wise think 1950’s meets hipster chic - in the former Upland Miami space. Designed by Ken Fulk there's damask-upholstered walls, their iconic red velvet drapes, dim lighting and cozy seating and artwork chosen by gallerist Vito Schnabel. The outdoor patio has a more laid-back feel with rattan ceiling fans, eclectic furniture with certain design nods to Cuba.

And like the good old days, the food - high-end takes on classic Italian-American - are rich and luscious, from the spicy rigatoni vodka, lobster ravioli to table-side Caesar and white lasagna.

Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 6.30pm.