Terrazza Executive Chef Stefano Riccioletti Killed in Hit-and-Run (Updated)

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Stefano Riccioletti was killed in an apparent DUI hit-and-run.
Terrazza executive chef Stefano Riccioletti was struck and killed yesterday morning by a motorist in an apparent DUI hit-and-run just steps from the restaurant he helmed at the Shore Club Hotel in South Beach. Riccioletti was thrown about 30 feet onto the driveway of the Shelborne South Beach on Collins Avenue at 18th Street.

The driver was 20-year-old Karlie Tomica, a former student at Florida International University. Tomica, a self-professed "party princess," fled the scene of the accident and raced to her apartment on the 5600 block of Collins.

Good Samaritan Jairo Fuentes witnessed the accident and followed Tomica to her apartment while calling 911. He later told WPLG Local 10 that he was "screaming at her" to stop and that "she had been drinking."

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20-year-old Karlie Tomica was arrested on felony charges.
Tomica was arrested and released on $10,000 bond after being charged with "leaving the scene of a crash, resulting in death."

Riccioletti was raised in Rome and moved to New York City, where he made a name for himself at some of the best restaurants, including the famed San Domenico on Central Park South, Cipriani at Rockefeller Center, and Michael White's Vento in the Meatpacking District.

Terrazza was Chef Riccioletti's first foray into the South Beach restaurant scene, having been top toque at the restaurant since it opened in November 2011.

The Shore Club's general manager, Lucy Martin, has simply said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. He was a valued member of our team and will be greatly missed."

Updated: Short Order just received an email from Florida International University stating that "Karlie Tomica is not currently enrolled at Florida International University". We have updated this blog post to reflect that.

 

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Terrazza at Shore Club

1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant


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mexkompa1
mexkompa1

I guess the PARTY is over PRINCESS.  A taxi ride from Nikki to 57th Collins is a $25.00 deal at most. Too bad neither you nor your parents thought harder about your buddy Ivanna Villanueva example. I am not as worry about terrorist attacks here as I am about self entitled Party Princesses and football stars on the wheel with money and connections. THAT is really SCARY.

msnewtampa
msnewtampa

Nikki's on South Beach in Miami better brace themselves for a million dollar lawsuit after hiring an underage bartender who served not only drinks but drank most of them herself.  Don't be surprised if Karlie only gets probation in Florida it pays to hit & run.  In Tampa on Davis Islands Jordan Valdez a high school student killed a homeless woman with a hit & run all charges were dismissed.

gentileson
gentileson

Amazing man and father. Absolute tragedy. Please say a prayer for his family.

licenciado
licenciado

The problem is the City is so corrupt and focused on their greed addiction, instead of taking care of it's citizens. Miami Beach has become much worse than any third world country. A total circus, what an embarrassment to the world.

beastieboys8020001
beastieboys8020001

First the UM drunk driving student kills the Grandmother leaving her shift from working at McDonalds and now the FIU drunk driver kills an innocent man and tries to flee and both bitches are free on BAIL?????? I spent more time in jail on a bogus domestic violence accustation????

olegga
olegga

Doesn't matter if the chef was crossing blindfolded and zigzagging accross the street for fun - if there was an ounce of alcohol detected in her bac she's looking at vehicular homicide fo' sur.. Florida laws, somewhat unique and some argue unfair, are quite clear about that one - blame is always fully placed on the intoxicated party.  DA has plenty of time to add on new charges.

Looks like the party is over for this princess.  (I believe she was coming from her bartending gig at Nikki as earlier reported)

Debby Frank-Abrams
Debby Frank-Abrams

Condolences to the family and kudos to the citizen who chased the driver down..

jwsawyer88
jwsawyer88

I certainly would try to find out where a 20-year-old self-professed "Party Princess" was princessing that night, and hold them accountable.

jwsawyer88
jwsawyer88

With a sense of urgency, I defer to addressing

Tara Abrams
Tara Abrams

Condolences to Chef Stefano Riccioletti family!

Theodore Hayes
Theodore Hayes

I worked with this guy for half a year. He ran off all of the talent he had in his kitchen. i do not wish ill-will on anyone but I won't miss him.

Elle Burns
Elle Burns

Krystal Gilliam & Veronica Chao omgggg

Billy Riano
Billy Riano

Im so fuckin glad they got the bitch

Thomas Alexander
Thomas Alexander

in Miami the punishment for killing a pedestrian is only 1 year

Kzm Ufc
Kzm Ufc

SMDH...Rest In Peace mr. Riccioletti.

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

DUI, not much defense for that, but was the chef crossing the street properly as a pedestrian ? That is, with the light in his favor and in a crosswalk (not jaywalking)  ? She was moving pretty good though to have thrown him 30 feet ?

Louis Wing
Louis Wing

I bet you all the money on Brickell that the driver (Karlie Tomica) gets off easy. Does the "Party Princess" have wealthy parents? Her twitter page has already been removed, I smell lawyers in action! I hope that the surviving family of Stefano Riccioletti get to see real justice, not like what happened to the cyclist.

Andrew Jordan
Andrew Jordan

be careful crossing the street in sobe people...a lot of stupid assholes out there!

Micah Mae
Micah Mae

I hope the parties in prison are fun, "princess". This is just awful.

mexkompa1
mexkompa1

@msnewtampa Million dollar???? Multiply that many times. If she went out somewhere after her shift and got drunk NIkki's is in a lot of trouble anyway. If she left from her job that way, NIkki's is in a HELL OF A TROUBLE. Multimillion dollar law sue is on its way. Nikki's as we know it may not even be here next year.

theonlykingofgames36
theonlykingofgames36

You are fucked up! Do you know how much that comment can hurt the family of this man? He is dead. He was killed. If someone in your family is killed, i hope you have the same feeling.

mexkompa1
mexkompa1

@Theodore Hayes You are such a pathetic individual to come write your crap at this time. Whatever your personal feelings about the guy, he is dead now, you know? This is not the time to come with your pussy accusations. Have some sensitive for his family and friends.

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