Contemporary art, elevated Italian cuisine, and tropical elegance unite at Sofia, the new superstar of the Palm Court in the Miami Design District. The restaurant oozes Italian excellence by design: A portrait of icon Sophia Loren anchors the main bar, custom Barovier & Toso Murano-glass chandeliers illuminate the dining room, and eye-catching works by Marco Grassi grace the walls. Meanwhile, Miami’s whimsical vibrancy manifests through a playful flamingo-pink color palette, exercised across multiple indoor and outdoor spaces.
The menu promises Italian classics perfected, plus some chef-driven spins and lighter selections favored by Miami’s bikini-conscious crowd. For a multicourse affair, consider starting with the tonno (raw ahi tuna, basil, bergamot aioli, cape gooseberry, celery) from the crudos, followed by the stracciatella (burrata and blistered tomatoes) from the antipasti, then moving on to either the black-truffle-heavy cacio e pepe, succulent branzino, or a heftier ribeye with pistachio salsa verde and Calabrian chili pepper. Linger over mixology-forward cocktails and DJ-led vibes, feasting on the endless eye candy that gravitates to this ultra-glam trendsetter.