In collaboration with Il Mulino New York, this past Sunday, March 18, the oceanfront Acqualina Resort & Spa, located in Sunny Isles, FL, on the Atlantic, opened Piazzetta, a modern marketplace and restaurant concept that, the hotel says, evokes an Italian town square ambiance. The Tuscany-inspired marketplace and restaurant offers light meals, bottled wines, olive oils, sauces, caviar, brick oven pizzas, crostinis, paninis, salads, meats, teas and a coffee corner boasting 21 specialty coffees in a relaxed and inviting setting. Daily specials include roasted marinated chicken and grilled wild tiger shrimp. The menu is curated by Acqualina’s executive chef Christopher Blum and chef Michael Mazza of Il Mulino New York.
The Piazzetta offers an all-day dining experience with spacious outdoor seating overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, as well as indoor table and lounge seating including a beautiful 10-person communal table. Piazzetta also features two display counters, one with gelato and the other offering artisan cheeses and pastries. A sushi bar is also available beginning at 5 p.m. daily. At Piazzetta, guests may choose to dine-in or take-away the finest fresh, prepared and gourmet foods as well as purchase a variety of merchandise including Il Mulino’s pasta sauces. Piazzetta also offers a Wine Corner featuring a wide variety of wines from around world with an emphasis on private vintages. The Wine Corner also has a collection of Italian current wines including Chianti Classico’s and Brunello’s from Tuscany.
We ourselves had a taste of Piazzetta this past Saturday and enjoyed it thoroughly. For clients headed to Acqualina Resort & Spa this spring and summer, we highly recommend stopping by this new dining venue. It’s perfect for families, big groups, couples or even single diners who love to people-watch. It’s right near the pool area, so it makes for a perfect location to see all the resort action. Piazzetta is open Monday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Accommodation rates are: Intracoastal Room, $625; Deluxe Intracoastal Room, $725; Oceanfront Room, $825; One Bedroom Oceanfront Suite, $1,275; Deluxe One Bedroom Oceanfront Suite, $1,375; Two Bedroom Oceanfront Suite, $1,900; and Deluxe Two Bedroom Oceanfront Suite, $2,100.
For more information, call (877) 312-9742 or visit acqualinaresort.com.