Wading through the myriad of fine dining options along South Beach can be daunting. Housed in the exclusive and impeccably designed Soho Beach House, Cecconi's offers the quintessential South Beach dining experience; offering a relaxed luxury with plenty of fresh air. Chef Sergio Sigala—originally from the Italian Alps—focuses on simple, yet masterfully prepared northern Venetian dishes with freshness the priority. With a focus on using only the best ingredients, Sigala's menu changes with the seasons, from sourcing the hardest-to-find black truffles to the freshest catch of the day. While Cecconi's is not limited to seafood, it is the restaurant's strong suit. An appetizer of grilled octopus with lemon, capers and olives is a revelation, with the char of the grill providing a balance with the natural sweetness of the meat. While food is number one at Cecconi's, in South Beach atmosphere is a close second. A truly indoor-outdoor layout gives the entire dining room an open air feel while antique nile green tile floors add to the restaurant's relaxed yet luxurious Venetian vibe—great for sipping a morning latte or watching the sunset.