Accolades

  • Best New Restaurants (MC Kitchen)
    Esquire magazine
  • 3.5 Stars
    The Miami Herald
  • Miami’s Top 10 Chefs
    Miami New Times
  • Best New Spots
    The Miami Herald
  • Contestant
    Iron Chef America
  • Design District’s New Queen
    Miami New Times

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Parmigiano di pollo
"Café Avanti serves neighborhood comfort food, and Louis and Jessica always treat you like royalty. This is my favorite dish to order as it’s simple and soulful. It reminds me of a home-cooked meal from my nonna."
"Vote on eater.miami.com for me! Chef of the year! Vote now!!!"
Chef Dena Marino reviews  at post.venue.name
"White truffle season which do you prefer???"
Chef Dena Marino reviews  at post.venue.name
"It's white truffle season!!! Wish we had smell o vision!!!"
Chef Dena Marino reviews  at post.venue.name
"Steamed Manila clam pizza, broccoli rabe & Eden thick cut bacon! #delish @mckitchen"