Wynwood’s prettiest restaurant, Doma, has recently opened at 35 NE 26th street, just one block south of Beaker and a Gray. Doma means at home or more broadly, a roof under which people gather. They have given a perfect name for this neighbourhood eatery, serving Southern Italian cuisine.
An indoor/outdoor space, newly built on a vacant lot, it comes with cream walls, polished cement floors, gold accents, a glass wine cellar that holds 800 bottles, an open kitchen, a small private room that holds 10, and a romantic, garden-like patio with twinkle lights.
Co-owner and master sommelier, Luca Lomonaco, who has previously worked at Quince in San Francisco and Le Petit Maison in Brickell, makes sure that everything runs smoothly. He was fortunate to get Chef Vincenzo Salvatore of Naples. He has worked at Riccio in Capri for 5 years, under the Capri Palace umbrella, as well as Torre Saracina, another past favourite of ours on Capri. He knows a thing or two about fresh seafood and fish preparation. His focus here is a contemporary menu with local ingredients from Florida and neighbouring states, but he also brings in Mediterranean fish as well. I enjoyed the branzino crudo with a tropical addition of passion fruit. He also prepares it Mediterranean style, so open up your palates to having seafood that is sweet, is barely cooked, and tastes of the sea. He serves homemade breads, fresh ricotta, and pastas.
They offer a fine selection of distinguished wines, particularly from Southern Italy. They really strive for a purity of ingredients and a seasonality of the dishes.
A welcome addition to the Wynwood dining scene.