Pastificio Propaganda, the first authentic Sicilian restaurant in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, is now open. Known as Propaganda, the restaurant offers the best of Italian culture and cuisine, featuring fresh ingredients and an expansive wine list. Located at 97 NW 25th St., Propaganda embraces Wynwood’s artistic community as the new home of Shepard Fairey’s well known Propaganda Eye Mural.
“Propaganda brings authentic Sicilan cuisine to the heart of Wynwood, our signature dishes are inspired by timeless Italian recipes,” says Fabrizio Gallina, general manager and owner of Propaganda. “The goal of Propaganda is to create a community that’s all about eating, tasting and learning,” Gallina explains. “When it comes to bridging cultures and building communities, is there really any substitute for sitting down at the dinner table?”
The menu is an ode to timeless Sicilian and Italian recipes, featuring pizzas made with organic flour, and fresh egg pastas made in-house. Signature pasta dishes include the Vacanza Romana with carbonara, amatriciana, and cacio e pepe, the Palermitana with linguine, swordfish ragout, capers and olives, and the Spaghetti Vongole with clams, basil and lemon pesto. Other Southern Italian-inspired dishes include beef tartar, sea bass and swordfish, as well as indulgent desserts including Sicilian cannolis, tiramisu and teste di turco.
Propaganda’s Executive Chef is Luigi Nastri, who earned a Michelin star for his culinary expertise at Stazione di Posta in Rome. The kitchen is helmed by Resident Chef Noah Sells, who previously worked alongside Chef Nastri at Sensi Ristorante Italiano.
Want to learn more about Italian wine? The restaurant offers a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. with a “Taste of Italy” wine flight. Guests can sample a rotating selection of curated wines from various Italian regions and wineries, as well as enjoy discounted wine by the glass or bottle, and enjoy discounts on pizzas and Sicilan street food.
The 120-seat restaurant offers an inviting atmosphere for both indoor and outdoor dining. The vibrant space transports guests to Sicily with imported decor including handcrafted tiles and custom furniture.