Marcello's La Sirena Restaurant
6316 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, Florida
561.585.3128 · lasirenaonline.com
There was no question about Marcello Fiorentino Jr. following his parents into the family business. The elder Fiorentinos—having previously worked in restaurants on two continents and having earned a four-star rating for their New York eatery, from no less than Craig Claiborne—came out of retirement in 1986 to open La Sirena. The restaurant won raves from the start, and today, Marcello Jr. works in his late father's stead overseeing both kitchen and the cellar, while his wife, Dianne, works the dining room. The latter, renovated in 2008, is eclectic Italian, with Murano glass lighting, ironwork, slate and a newly raised ceiling. The cuisine is still classic Italian—simple, straightforward and delicious. Try the Whole Roasted Yellowtail Snapper for Two, paired with Bruno Giacosa's 2007 Roero Arneis.
Number of selections: 650
Bottles in inventory: 3,000
Number of wines by the glass: 8
BYO: Yes, for bottles not on the list. Corkage Fee: $25
Wine list highlights: Focus on Italian wine, with representation from France, California and Australia as well as Spain, Germany and Austria. Excellent selection of half-bottles. Hard-to-find verticals such as the Super Tuscan Fontodi Flaccianello (all vintages back to 1995, plus 1990); California cult wines like Marcassin (Chards and Pinots), Turley and Colgin; and classic French wines like Château Lafite Rothschild. And a list
of 50 wines under $50.