Giorgio Rapicavoli's Five Favorite Miami Restaurants

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Giorgio Rapicavoli likes Cap'n Crunch and Zuma.
At Eating House in Coral Gables, Giorgio Rapicavoli serves Tang mimosas, Cap'n Crunch pancakes, and croquetas banh mi. When he isn't at his restaurant, the playful chef seeks out cool spots and laid-back, neighborhood joints. Here, in his own words, are his favorite restaurants in Miami.

1. Zuma: I love Zuma. Not only because it's Zuma, but also because of chef Michael Lewis's talent in working with incredible Japanese ingredients.

2. Sakaya Kitchen: The duck sandwich is unreal... I've talked about it before, but the love I have for this sandwich is second to none.

3. Casa Larios: Not the one on the Beach or South Miami. I stick to the Casa Larios on Flagler by the Mall of the Americas... Get the vaca frita on Thursdays!

4. Macchialina and Pubbelly: I always have a great meal at the Pubbelly group's spots. Not just because of the awesome food, but also because it's great to see my buddies busting their asses and living out their dreams.

5. Blue Collar: Danny Serfer gives us delicious food at great prices -- not much of a better combination than that. Those Portuguese muffins are the truth.

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Location Info

Blue Collar

6730 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Macchialina Taverna Rustica

820 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Casa Lario's

7705 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

El Bajareque Bar

278 NW 36th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Zuma Contemporary Japanese Cuisine

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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frankd4 topcommenter the FAVORITEs are japanese ingredients (what are they?), a sandwich ?, a muffin ?, and vaca frita (BUT only on thursdays) ?

this is the best MIAMI has to offer to a TOP CHEF ? 

why didn't he also mention the MAC & CHEEZE served at the MIAMI high school cafeteria ?

is it any wonder why america calls florida a "laughingstock" ?


Giorgio is a MAJOR douchebag and the cooking at eating house is really going downhill. its all about kitsch and not actual preparation. now can the media stop giving him the light of day?? 


I would enjoy caressing his firm buttocks.


damn he cooks and hes gorgeous... How much for the chef??

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