Culinary Excellence

Savor the essence of world-class cuisine at Toscana Mare in The Towers at Key Biscayne, an oasis of serenity for those seeking the finest in Italian and Mediterranean dishes.
Words // Anja Maltav | Photos // c/o Toscana Mare | March 29, 2024 | Lifestyle

Located in The Towers at Key Biscayne, Toscana Mare is an Italian Mediterranean concept by Toscana Divino Hospitality Group. The space boasts a beautiful indoor dining room decorated with classic Italian photographs highlighted by endless natural light, a garden facing outdoor patio, a cozy bar, and a private dining room that is perfect for private events. Established in 2012, the group opened its first location, Toscana Divino, in the heart of Miami at Mary Brickell Village. Since then, they have expanded the portfolio to include Ironside Pizza, a family-friendly, Neapolitan-style pizzeria in Little River, as well as several locations within luxury residential properties throughout South Florida. 

Toscana Divino Hospitality Group is based on traditional Italian values that focus on the best ingredients, family-like service, and the joy that comes from sharing a meal with loved ones. “This philosophy is the foundation of everything we do,” says Tommaso Morelato, CEO & Owner of Toscana Divino Hospitality Group. “We believe that enjoying excellent food with great company ultimately yields a life filled with joy and wellness.”

When it comes to the kitchen, their culinary team is very diverse, bringing together flavors from all over the world. Toscana Mare is a unique concept because it is located within a residential community, and as such, the team is constantly striving to come up with unique takes on classic Italian and Mediterranean dishes while paying homage to the incredible ingredients unique to South Florida. The brand philosophy is based on sustainability and working with fresh, seasonal, local ingredients whenever possible.

In addition to their impressive wine list, the extensive menu includes family-style apps, salads, crudos, sandwiches, wraps, bowls, pizza, pasta, risotto, large plates, sides and desserts. Among the standouts are The Towers Burger, a brisket and short rib patty topped with the chef’s secret sauce; the Branzino alla Griglia, a grilled seabass with caper-lemon sauce and green beans; and the Classic Flan for a sweet end to an unforgettable meal. 

Special events are also something that sets the venue apart. From their signature Fine Wine Encounters monthly wine tastings to their bar, private dining room, main dining room and terrace, there’s always a reason — and a space — to connect over great food and drinks.

One of their greatest accomplishments to date has been maintaining their brand values over the years. “With new restaurants opening up every other day, it’s important to keep sight of what makes our brand unique, which is high-quality ingredients and exceptional service,” says Morelato. “We want our guests to feel at home in all of our locations and strive to ensure each experience is better than the last.” And that commitment extends throughout their entire portfolio in South Florida — from Coconut Grove to Fort Lauderdale. What’s more, they are continuously expanding markets, so the next great restaurant in their roster is always just on the horizon.

It’s a very exciting time for the company. Since 2016, they have developed a portfolio of custom culinary offerings exclusively for the residents of discerning luxury residential communities, taking their expertise and passion for high-quality sustainable ingredients and exceptional service and turning it into a unique amenity for the properties. “This private culinary offering elevates the value of each development we work with, while bringing a sense of refinement and elegance to the community,” says Morelato. “This culminates with a vast offering of customized menus, unparalleled bespoke events, fresh culinary creativity, and 5-star service.”

When it comes to giving back, Toscana Mare puts as much passion behind local philanthropy as they do to their world-class menu. The company’s non-profit organization, Project Lil’ Chefs, welcomes young chefs to the program with the goal of educating and empowering youth and their families to make healthier food choices through hands-on learning with affordable, fresh and locally sourced food. “Our Program encourages children to become young chefs in the kitchen, embarking on a lifelong journey of selecting and exploring healthy food options that are natural, delicious and nutritious,” says Morelato.

Toscana Mare is located at The Towers at Key Biscayne, 1121 Crandon Blvd. For reservations or more information, visit