One of Miami's best Italian restaurants; the antipasti alone is worth the trip.
Evocative of a grand ship, the Casa Tua is a Miami inn with enough spiral staircases, shells, and maritime artworks to make you forget that you're firmly on land.
Thick, whitewashed walls create a soundless barrier between guests and the busy street outside as well as keeping the hotel a comfortable temperature in the sweaty summer months.
The restaurant's 18-seat communal chef's table could feel like a forced method of social interaction but the unusual tastes and plentiful plates are an easy leveler. When you want more privacy, the nearby dining room spills out onto the outdoor terrace for a choice between hyper-casual, couch dining, or leafy outdoor surroundings.
The city's familiarity comes from the many movies and TV shows filmed here, and means a simple stroll along Ocean Drive quickly turns into a scene-spotting content. Beach, boating, and designer shopping will easily fill the rest of your vacation.