Petit Miami: Italian Eats in Sunset Harbour
The Magic City is home to countless restaurant imports, but Petit Miami is one of the few to arrive at our shores via Milan. Despite its French name, this month-old Sunset Harbour spot is actually an Italian bistro.
Photos by Valeria Nekhim
With the exception of salmon teriyaki and seared tuna tartare with yuzu sauce, Petit's repertoire consists of classic, unfussy Italian fare. As for the space, the interior and roomy exterior boast a Mediterranean-chic décor.
Especially lovely is the backyard, with colorful ceramic-tile tabletops, twinkle-light-covered trees, and an Italian soundtrack.
Short Order popped by recently to sample some menu items. Here's what we ordered:
Vitello tonnato ($16) is a traditional Italian dish featuring slices of cold veal topped with a thick, creamy sauce flavored with tuna.
We also sampled a lobster spaghetti dish ($28). The pasta was perfectly al dente, and the tomato sauce was flavorful without being overwhelming. However, it's pricey considering there wasn't too much lobster.