Acqu’e Sale

The night was coming to a close and we were hungry. Obviously. The Berlin Teigel airport was sparse in its food selection and after a seven hour layover, everyone was more than ready to get to the final destination. Upon landing in Naples, we were teased by the fact that our final destination, Sorrento, was an hour drive away. En route to Grand Hotel La Favorita, we learned about the surrounding area. Upon entering into Sorrento, I’d asked the driver where we should dine for pizza. He recommended Red Lion. Red Lion, you say? I couldn’t believe it. Give me Tratorria Pizza or Casa Luigi or something more Italian sounding. Given that he was a local, I seriously considered going even though it was not nearby.

Asking the concierge about the location of the pizzeria, I asked if there was a traditional place to go nearby as the whole family was exhausted from hours upon hours of travel. We were advised of Acqu’e Sale which was situated in the new port area. In order to get there, we had to take an elevator down to the base of the cliff areas. It was the only way. 60 seconds in, we’d landed at sea level.

Once we exited to the port area, we had no idea where to go and began walking. We past a few restaurants but none of which we had been advised. Thinking we’d had the same fate as the empty cabanas seaside, we came across a white walled, open glass window restaurant. I crossed my fingers and low and behold we had found Acqu’e Sale.

Entering, we were seated and given a welcome cocktail. The drink comprised of sparkling wine, curaçao and some chopped up fruits.

Seated in front of the wood fire pizza oven, I  was mesmerized by the pizza chefs who were pipping fresh dough for use right in front of me. There were so many options for pizzas (and other items), I was unsure what to decide and more so because everything was in Italian. Luckily, the waitress was helpful in guiding us to choose the correct pizza.

Looking to try something new, we opted for a margarita pizza with prosciutto and arugula. There was love baked into this pizza. Every bite got better as the night progressed. You could tell that everything was fresh.

Had we not been exhausted and I had more room, I would have loved to try a different pizza as everything was reasonably priced. The prosciutto margarita was finger licking good. I cannot imagine any of the rest would disappoint.

Heading back to the hotel and traversing through the port area to get back to the elevator, we came across a cute little snail. Just like our dear friend, we slowly moved back as we digested a wonderful meal.

Piazza Marinai D’Italia, 2, 80067
Sorrento NA

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Coyo Taco

Coyo Taco

Any trip to North Miami gives me an excuse to stop in Wynwood on my way home. Aside from its fabulous art, so much good food is there. One place that is newer to the block is Coyo, a taco restaurant,

Tacos come two per order and range from 6 to 9 dollars. I had the pastor de pollo that had chicken, roasted pineapple and onion and the camaron one with seared gulf shrimp, mango slow and chipotle aioli. I really liked how the spice of the chipotle aioli paired with the mango slaw brought the taco together. I highly recommend it.

If you’re not in the mood for tacos (don’t know how this would be the case if you’re coming in for Mexican eats), they offer burritos, salad bowls or burrito bowls. My mom fell into this category and got the carne asada bowl.

Coyo Taco

Couldn’t leave without dessert; however, our meter was running out so we took them to go. Best. Decision. Ever.


2300 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127


Windows of Wynwood

Over the last five years, the Wynwood area has transformed itself. Restaurants have been coming in and placing their roots. Some of my favorites include Mandolin and Sugarcane. Additionally, sprawling canvas of walls has allowed artists to come into the area and showcase their talents.

Can’t wait to see what the next five years have in store.

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