Spaghetti and Meatballs is the most recognized American-Italian dish, consisting of a large portion of spaghetti topped with large meatballs and tomato sauce. Considered one of the most popular and recognized cuisines in the world, Italian cuisine is usually personified by the use of quality ingredients, pasta, cheese, and wine. Because of Italian immigration to America, Italian cuisine has been developed in an American sense to make a new cuisine on its own; something called American-Italian. This type of cuisine tends to be heartier and more filling, relying on large portions and copious amounts of sauce and cheese. You can find both Italian and American-Italian cuisine in Miami, although the latter is more prominent.

Where to try it: Café Prima Pasta. 414 71st St, Miami Beach, FL 33141. (305) 867-0106