Chef José Mendín is transforming the former La Placita into an alfresco Italian paradise in the heart of MiMo: Patio Isola. The sister restaurant to the wildly-popular Casa Isola in Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour, Patio Isola will open its doors on Friday, July 15, 2022, signaling the arrival of Mendín and Agnello’s inspired Italian comfort cuisine on the mainland. Located at 6789 Biscayne Boulevard, the 8,000-square-foot space has been reimagined by designer Sergio Navarro as a garden patio escape from Miami’s hustle and bustle; complete with lush vegetation, rustic wood furniture, and fixtures, a cobalt and white color scheme, and abundant seating for 60 indoors and 140 outdoors.
Among the many things Mendín is known and respected for is his scratch-made, no shortcuts approach, where high-quality ingredients are the bedrock of memorable cuisine. Inspired by Agnello’s childhood spent growing up, eating with, and learning from his Nonna, the menu showcases the bold flavors Mendín is renowned for alongside Agnello’s “la Famiglia” style. Fans of Casa Isola will recognize several staples on the menu including Isola Arancini, Carpaccio Milanesa and Soft Polenta al Funghi as well as signature pastas ranging from Rigatoni all Vodka and Ravioli Bianconeri to Pappardelle alla Bolognese and Vongole Isola. Fan-favorite Branzino Aqua Pazza is also crossing the causeway to Patio Isola.
New to the Patio; a roster of house-made Pizzas cooked in the restaurant’s brand-new pizza oven. Flavors include The Don Enzo – pepperoni, sausage, nduja, Mike’s Hot Honey, pecorino, and fresh-cut basil; Vecchia Signora – braised short rib with Taleggio white sauce, truffle oil, and pecorino; Primavera – pomodoro, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, mushrooms and mozzarella; and La Polpetta – meatball crumbles, ricotta, mozzarella, pecorino, and fresh basil and much more.
In addition, Patio Isola will offer several Insalatas such as the Isola Chopped Salad, Burrata Panzanella, and Meatball Salad, as well as Secondi entrees including Chicken and Eggplant Parms and Braciola di Maiale Marsala – heritage pork chop served with roasted wild mushrooms and polenta bramata.
From Aperitifs and Spritzes to Negronis and Bellinis, Patio Isola’s vibrant, Italian-inspired cocktail program will transport imbibers to summers relaxing on the veranda.
Patio Isola is located at 6789 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. The restaurant will serve lunch Tuesday to Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM; and dinner Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 PM to 10 PM; Thursday to Saturday from 5 PM to 2 AM. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday will be served from 11 AM to 4 PM. Takeout and delivery will be available. For more information, visit www.casaisolamiami.com.