October 6, 2022

Why Winter Haven is a Foodie Hotspot in South Beach

Walking up to Winter Haven Hotel, you will see firsthand the extraordinary atmosphere of the classic art deco buildings that make up Ocean Drive. Travelers come to South Beach for iconic beaches and architecture and stay to explore its worldly and magnetic dining scene. If you’re a foodie, check into Winter Haven Hotel in South Beach, a great place to begin your eating and drinking adventure.

Start with a Drink

Jump right into the South Beach festivities the minute you arrive at Winter Haven. Begin your visit with a drink from our lobby martini bar. Order a classic martini, shaken or stirred, or opt for a more tropically inspired mixed drink or a cold beer. No matter which drink you choose, you’ll start your trip on the right foot with a drink from our lobby bar. If you’re looking for more flavor from there, then take a few steps to our onsite Ocean Drive restaurant. 

Il Bolognese Restaurant

Miami Beach is rich with restaurants, known for bringing a wide variety of international influences to the area’s dining scene. Inspired by culinary traditions from Bologna, the menu at Il Bolognese offers Winter Haven guests a taste of Italy. Authentic dishes are made from local ingredients sourced from vendors including Mozzarita, The Fish Company, and Mr. Greens Produce

You can come here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Here are some of our favorite examples of each: 

Menu Highlights at Il Bolognese

Brunch is best on Ocean Drive, but it’s made even better with Il Bolognese. Choose from a selection of eggs, omelets, pancakes, and waffles. For something special, try the Harris Ranch NY steak & eggs, which comes with potatoes and asparagus. Pair your meal with fresh-squeezed juice or a coffee from Caffe Vergnano.

Lunch & Dinner Favorites

For the ultimate South Beach foodie experience, head to Il Bolognese during lunch or dinner for a taste of the sea. Sample local delicacies by ordering small bites like wild tuna tartare and fresh grouper ceviche. For a heartier meal, the restaurant serves larger dishes and occasional specials. Try the linguine sapore di mare, a linguine pasta served with red sauce, lobster tail, mussels, and shrimp. 

Il Bolognese also serves a number of fresh pastas including classics like four-cheese gnocchi, and tagliatelle bolognese. Some other highlights include the four-cheese pizza, fried chicken sandwich, and the housemade veggie burger. Do not sleep on the tiramisu and Key lime pie if you love dessert.