Advertising Guru Dominic Cavagnuolo Shares His Haute Guide To Miami

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Dominic Cavagnuolo is a serial entrepreneur, known for first starting a large format advertising company in Miami, which became home to some of the world’s biggest brands from Apple to BMW, Fiji and more. Aside from serving as the co-founder of the beloved pizza restaurant, Lucali, located in Miami Beach, Cavagnuolo also serves as founder of the, which brings the most credible information to users searching in the medical, clinical trial and health news fields. Additionally, he is a commercial real estate owner and avid boater—currently selling one of his prized possessions—his gorgeous 41’ Van Der Heijden 2018. Clearly, Dominic is a man that likes to keep himself busy in multiple different fields in the business world, and particularly in our special Magic City. Here, Haute Living sits down with the booming entrepreneur where he shares some of his favorite places in the Magic City, including his own renowned Lucali restaurant, but also some can’t-miss hidden gems in Miami. Here’s the scoop: 

 Where were you born: NYC

How long in Miami: 15 years

Neighborhood: Sunset Harbour

Occupation: Serial entrepreneur

Favorite Restaurant: Lucali Miami

Best Sushi: Hiden

Best Italian: Via Verdi

Best place for a romantic date: Bay Club

Best Sunday brunch: Upland

Best place for a power business meeting: The Standard Hotel & Spa

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Soho Beach House

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Jake Kovacs

Best Spa: Mondrian South Beach

Favorite Charity Event: Make-A-Wish Ball

Favorite Cultural Event: Ultra

Favorite Cultural Institution: The Bass Museum

Best Pizza: You know the answer—Lucali

Best Lunch: Anywhere with friends and good vibes

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Sweat440

Best Massage: Nicole Halkides

Best new restaurant: Planta

Best hidden gem: The bar at Tanuki

Best cocktails: Bay Club—hands down!  

Best wine list: My private collection

Best beach club:  Fisher Island

Best Museum/Exhibit: MOKA

Describe your city in three words: Sexy, vibrant and tranquil

All-around favorite spot in Miami:  Bay Club—karaoke Thursdays!

Best Aspect of Miami: The water and energy