The two-story restaurant Vista is nestled between Little Haiti and the Design District and is the first restaurant in the Upper Buena Vista complex.

Boutiques surround an ancient banyan tree visible from the pergola-covered patio with hanging potted plants swaying in the breeze. Inside, the restaurant is intimate with an industrial-modern look with wooden light fixtures and an open kitchen in back. Upstairs there is more seating and a rooftop terrace.

The husband and wife team behind Vista, Roberto Bearzi and Fiorella Blanco, brought Ristorante Fratelli Milano 12 years ago with Roberto’s twin brother Emanuele. Chef Giuliano Leverone, a disciple of Jean-Georges Vongerichten, created Vista’s menu.

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