Written by: Tyler Sminkey
Strolling Lincoln Rd. on an afternoon or evening is always a fantastic spot for people-watching…tourists from around the world, beach-goers looking for something to eat or drink and people who are actually working mixed in there. Bikinis, business suits, board shorts and even speedos – Lincoln Rd. has it all.
The perfect way to enjoy all of this scenery? Welcome to Segafredo L’Originale, conveniently located at 1040 Lincold Rd., right next to the famed Colony Theater. We had a seat outside, next to the fountain, in plush royal chairs and couches to sip on strong yet delicious cocktails while enjoying the constant flow of vacationers and locals shopping and just enjoying South Beach’s famous pedestrian mall.
This location is Florida’s first and original Segafredo, brought over from Italy in 2000. We started with the Antipasto Segafredo, a platter filled to the edges with Italian cold cuts, cheeses, olives and grilled vegetables. (Sidenote: from 5- 7 p.m. every day you can enjoy their “apertivo” which is basically a buffet of some of their most delicious dishes that you can fill your small plate with to enjoy while sipping cocktails.)
Now onto the most important part…the cocktails! They have an amazing menu of cocktail creations that has recently been shaken up with some new & seriously strong drinks. The Cucumber Martini was light and refreshing, a nice break from the South Beach humidity, and the Grape Collins is a fun take on a classic with Saint Germain, prosecco and fresh grapes.
Take a break between sipping drinks to try the tuna tartare and be sure to drizzle the delicious lemon cream sauce that accompanies the dish. This was an interesting addition to the already amazing tuna and was so good it was worth dipping the pita chips in on their own!
We also tried the all-new Sex Was Gra’ It cocktail which packs a liquor punch and comes topped with fresh watermelon and sliced jalapeno before the signature tiramisu. Our waitress said the tiramisu is her all-time fave and it was the perfect dessert – not to filling with a nice coffee cap to end the meal!