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Miami’s latest round of openings includes a newcomer to Hialeah’s Amelia District with La Romanita, a new restaurant in partnership with Miami chef Jose Mendin dubbed Moloko, and the first Florida location for Flaming Grill Buffet in Broward County.

La Romanita Restaurant & Lounge

7755 W. Fourth  Ave., Hialeah


Prestige Hospitality Group opened its first restaurant, La Romanita Restaurant & Lounge, in the new Amelia District, Hialeah’s newest mixed-use development. The menu, created by executive chef Reinier Mendez, channels Cuban and Italian influences while drawing inspiration from his time at some of Miami’s most notable concepts, including STK Miami, Fort Lauderdale’s Naked Crab, Casa Tua Cucina, and Lure Fish Bar. At La Romanita, Mendez offers a selection of seafood, salads, select cuts of meat, house-made pastas, and pizza. Expect a robust wine list and live entertainment on the weekends.¬†Monday through Thursday noon to 10 p.m., Friday noon to 11:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.