Where to eat before & after the Miami Marathon

Miami's best pasta, pizza and more

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For those running the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon, these spots are a good idea for dinner and post-race. Some of them include special menus and others are all just our recommendations for where to eat bucatini and more.

1. The Gabriel Miami – CVLTVRA Kitchen & Lounge


Neighborhood: Park West
Address:  1100 Biscayne Blvd
Cuisine: Latin American

 

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Starting at $419, The Runner’s Package at The Gabriel Miami is available for runners who purchase this package will be able to receive perks before, during and after the race.

Runners will be able to fuel up with a pasta dinner at CVLTVRA Kitchen & Lounge, the Latin Mediterranean fusion hotel restaurant, the night before the race, and stay hydrated with a Gabriel stainless steel water bottle on their way to the finish line. After the race is over, runners will arrive at their rooms with a congratulatory letter and an exclusive 20% discount to Dermanova Spa where they can recover with a relaxing foot massage. Runners will be able to enjoy a hearty breakfast for two at CVLTVRA the day after the race and late checkout at 2 p.m.

2. La Mar


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address:   500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami
Cuisine: Peruvian

 

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La Mar at Mandarin Oriental, Miami is offering two Carboload Rice Bowl specials: CARBOLOAD RICE BOWLS: Ready, Set, Go Bowl: Steam rice with choclo topped with, Chicken anticucho, avocado salad, sautee mushrooms and roasted sweet potato. USD 25. The Finish Line: Steam rice with choclo Salmon tartare, wakame salad, avocado, egg, cucumber salad with sesame dressing. USD 25. Both specials will be available Saturday night for pre-race on February 8 and for brunch, post-race Sunday, February 9.

3. Scarpetta


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address:  4441 Collins Ave
Cuisine: Italian

 

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Carb Up Menu for $39. Antipasti: Burrata, Creamy Polenta. Pasta: Spaguetti with tomato and basil, Duck & Foi Gras Ravioli. Dessert: Vanilla bean cheesecake or chocolate cake. AVAILABLE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 AND SATURDAY,FEBRUARY 8 FROM 6 – 8 PM.

4. Meraki Greek Bistro


Neighborhood:  Downtown
Address:  142 SE 1st Ave
Cuisine: Greek

 

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Ideal spot for runners to carbo-load and protein-pack before or after race. The menu features a selection of stuffed pita sandwiches with grilled veggies and Greek fries and oversized kebab and souvlaki platters with pita bread, along with lighter options including “mezedes” such as saganaki (flaming cheese), honey and sesame cheese puffs and octopus cakes. Special deal: Marathoners who show proof of registration the day before and day of the race will receive a free meze such as pita with hummus, pita with Tzatziki or pita with meli-salad.

5. The ALLEY


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address:  1433 Collins Ave
Cuisine: Italian

 

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Deals: Calzone della Madonna : Bechamel sauce , Gruyère  cheese , cotton ham , pecorino , sunny side egg. $21. Mafaldine pasta : cacio e pepe $18. Cubanito pizza : Roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickled Jalapenos, black forest ham, mustard $19

6. Fi’lia


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address:  1300 South Miami Ave
Cuisine: Italian

 

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7. Zucca


Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Address:  162 Alcazar Ave
Cuisine: Italian

 

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8. FARINELLI 1937


Neighborhood:  Coconut Grove
Address:  3197 Commodore Plz
Cuisine: Italian

 

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9. STRADA IN THE GROVE


Neighborhood:  Coconut Grove
Address:  3176 Commodore Plz
Cuisine: Italian

 

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10. Casa Tua Cucina


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 70 SW 7th St
Cuisine: Italian

 

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11. Toscana Divino


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address:  900 S Miami Ave
Cuisine: Italian

 

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