First opened in Miami’s MiMo District nearly five years ago to rave reviews and standout acclaim, Italian restaurant Ni.Do. Caffe now announces the official opening of its second outpost. Located in Miami Shores on 110th street and Biscayne Boulevard, the new eatery offers authentic Italian dishes and a carefully curated wine list in a warm and family-friendly ambiance. With a unique rustic elegance and the sensibility of a classic trattoria, Ni. Do. welcomes guests to lay back and enjoy life’s simplest pleasures.
At Ni.Do., the Italian words Niente Domani (no tomorrow), embody the restaurant’s moment-to-moment culture, expressing its “living in the present” philosophy in all aspects of the kitchen. With daily deliveries all week, the eatery is designed to offer only the freshest, simplest and best ingredients —both locally sourced and imported— in all their dishes.
Helming the kitchen is Executive Chef Claudio Sandri, who brings with him more than three decades of international experience. Recognized by the Italian Culinary Federation as a “Master Chef,” Sandri has on numerous occasions worked alongside celebrity chef Roberto Donna, and appeared on The Food Network’s Iron Chef America.
Cherished by loyal guests, signature Ni.Do. items including several pastas, main dishes and desserts from the eatery’s MiMo location have remained on the menu, with plenty of new additions joining them.
Mozzarella Bar items include a classic tangy rich and delicate Bufala Campana DOP and an all new creamy, truffle Burratina al Tartufo.
Classic Antipasti include Tartare di Tonno,Yellowfin tuna tartare, avocado, green onions, lemon dressing; while new offerings include Calamari Fritti e Zucchine, fried calamari with zucchini; and a decadent Fonduta al Tartufo con Prosciutto, Fontina-truffle fondue, Parma ham, fried pizza dough.
Multiple classics mark their pasta menu as well including the highly praised Ravioli di Ossobuco di Vitello, veal ossobuco, large ravioli, butter and fresh tomato sauce.
New additions include Ravioli di Fichi in Salsa di Gorgonzola e Noci, a fig ravioli in a light and creamy gorgonzola sauce topped with roasted walnuts; and Bigoli Integrali con Acciughe e Pan Grattato, whole wheat and handmade bigoli pasta, Sicilian anchovies, red pepper flakes and bread crumbs.
Entirely new to the restaurant is an extensive selection of creative pizzas featuring options like the Sicilia, with San Marzano tomato sauce mozzarella and spicy soppressata; and Adriatica, with mozzarella, ricotta cheese, mussels, shrimp, scallops, fresh parsley and garlic; along with several focaccia options.
An ode to fresh food and natural living, Ni. Do.’s menu boasts a variety of cheese and cold cut items such as Pecorino Romano, Parmacotto and Prosciutto di Parma handcrafted and naturally aged, along with rotating daily specials, which change seasonally.
Ni. Do. also offers a thoughtfully curated and approachable wine list, uniquely organized by temperaments and entirely comprised of either sustainably farmed, organic or biodynamic wines. Believing that wine should be chosen based on one’s personality, attitude and mood, wines are categorized into Whimsical, Inspirational, Native, Esoteric and Sensuous (W.I.N.E.S.) sections. A selection of Italian artisan beers, mimosas, bellinis and rossinis is also available.
Guests can end their meal on a sweet note with homemade desserts such as Panna Cotta, with fresh berries; Pera Di Bosco al Vino, red wine poached pear, vanilla ice cream, II Cioccolato, semisweet chocolate, peperoncine, caramel sauce, black lava salt and fig-walnut ice cream; and specialty coffees. A signature of the restaurant is the Caffe Ni. Do., a shaken espresso with a swirl of hazelnut chocolate sauce served in a martini glass and topped with freshly whipped cream, toasted almonds and slivers of chocolate.
Also available at the new restaurant is a small market from which guests will be able to purchase everything they see on the menu, from pastas and cheeses to cold cuts and beers, and even ceramic olive oil and vinegar sets made in Deruta, Italy.
The homey Ni. Do. features 90 indoor seats and a patio with seating for 50, a spacious dining room and bar, and a private dining area complete with a projector and its own bar. Varying fresh flowers adorn mixed wood tables, antique and refurbished furniture make up the dining areas along with mismatched plate ware, and distressed wood floors decorate 3,600 square feet of pure Italian charm.
Ni. Do. Caffe is open for dinner daily from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Starting September 21, the eatery will open for lunch with weekend brunch to follow this fall.