James Beard Award Winning Chef Michael Schwartz brings honest Italian food featuring fresh ingredients from the hearth and the simplicity of handmade artisanal breads and pasta to Fi’lia.
A meal begins with a crusty loaf, presented with olive oil and oregano snipped at the table. Rustic pizzas from the wood oven highlight beautiful produce in season in special combinations. Caesar salad is tossed tableside in a shower of shaved parmigiano from a roaming cart, with the smell of toasted garlic croutons reminding you of how satisfying and memorable the classics can be.
Cocktails are refreshingly uncomplicated – less about complex recipes and technique, and more about how unpretentiously perfect a spritz is on a July or December afternoon. A focused wine list celebrating Italian regional varietals and American wines with an old world sensibility.
James Beard Award-winning chef/restaurateur Michael Schwartz shares his passion for where food comes from at his flagship neighborhood bistro, Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink, which opened in Miami's Design District in 2007. Branching out from this straightforward approach celebrating fresh, simple, and pure ingredients in season, Michael has since successfully developed complementary concepts that form The Genuine Hospitality Group of restaurants, focusing on great service and delicious food, with a genuine culture embraced by employees and guests alike. The Chef’s restaurants have received accolades including 10 Best New Restaurants (New York Times: Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink,) 50 Best New Restaurants (Bon Appetit; Cypress Tavern) and Top 25 Best Pizza Places in the U.S. (Food & Wine Magazine; Harry’s Pizzeria,) and Schwartz was honored with the inaugural Snail of Approval by Slow Food Miami in addition to Best Chef by Miami New Times.
Harry’s Pizzeria® (Est. 2011) is a neighborhood American pizzeria with locations in the Design District and Coconut Grove, a hip, casual joint for people who love pizza, but who also crave and gather around innovative, genuine cooking. Cypress Tavern is an American Grill and Cocktail Bar rooted in top notch food and service with an old world sensibility. ella pop-up café in Palm Court is open for breakfast, lunch and late afternoon food and drink – the perfect shopping break, especially at happy hour. Schwartz’s partnership with Royal Caribbean began with a farm-to-ship program in 2011 at 150 Central Park on Oasis and Allure of the Seas (soon to be Harmony of the Seas in 2016), and now extends to Quantum Class ships (Quantum Est. 2014, Anthem Est. 2015, Ovation Est. 2016) in Michael’s Genuine Pub®.
In addition to expanding the Harry’s Pizzeria brand to a multiple unit operation over the next three years, The Genuine Hospitality Group’s partnerships with Related Group, Terra Group and sbe have confirmed projects on the horizon, including the opening of Fi’lia at SLS Brickell, Paraiso Bay (Edgewater, Miami, 2018) and Park Grove (Coconut Grove, Miami, 2018). For more information visit thegenuinekitchen.com.
An Epic Grand Opening Party to Celebrate SLS Brickell's Arrival to Downtown Miami
Thursday, November 17th was a legendary night for sbe and our partners at Related Group. We officially introduced our highly anticipated collaboration, SLS Brickell Hotel & Residences with a monumental grand opening celebration.