About Us

About Puntino

Our group is constantly striving to offer hospitality services of the highest quality, something distinctive that sets us apart from the rest: every business choice is aimed at enhancing social and environmental responsibility. The awareness-raising initiatives that we put in place every day were rewarded in 2012 with a World Travel Market Global Award for Innovation & Creativity.

Owner Cristoforo Pignata arrived here from Napoli just over four years ago, having spent a career overseeing his family’s luxury hotel empire that expands throughout Italy and into Switzerland. He is now building the Puntino cuisine experience, which in addition to the fine dining outfit on Key Biscayne today includes a neighboring pizzeria, a catering company that can accommodate any crowd, a bistro on Lincoln Road, and Pizza Napoli which is a food truck serving the hot, cheesy slices and fresh baked pies.

Pignata hired the chefs already working in the United States so they’d be accustomed to the language and the local restaurant regulations but continues to invite those from his Italian restaurants back home to the American eateries for a guest chef series. One specializes in osso buco with risotto, another who is an expert in infusion food and another with fish. Also coming to Punitno: a caviar corner and stone crabs. The catering company, meanwhile, is busy creating magical moods with ideas such as desserts placed in buffets made entirely of ice as well as simply seated dinners for small groups.

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
Puntino Group always use high quality fresh and organic ingredients in all of our plates, high quality may mean (but is not limited to) a documented absence of additives and/or pesticides, the type of feed given to the animals, the care given to the animals, etc. We serves only all-natural, antibiotic-free chicken, as well as organic offerings, homemade pasta, organic quinoa, etc.

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