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Our Story

Feeding frontline workers during times of crisis.

Since 2012, Divieto Ristorante has been part of the greater Miami-Dade and Lee Counties through our three establishments - Divieto Estero at Coconut Pointe Mall, Divieto Doral on Doral Boulevard and Divieto Aventura at Aventura Mall. We have always been committed to helping our communities and the people in them, supporting local schools, non profits and charitable foundations with food donations for their events and activities.

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic we began delivering food to frontline workers at hospitals, police departments and fire stations who were overwhelmingly dealing with the first wave of the pandemic often at great risk to their own personal health. However, after restaurants were closed for in-person dining in the spring of 2020 we soon realized the delivery and takeout volume would need to significantly increase if we were to remain open, keep all 120 team members employed AND continue our deliveries to front line workers especially as the pandemic worsened.

A vendor and friend put us in touch with Luca Di Pietro, owner of NYC's famous Tarallucci e Vino who had created Feed the Frontlines NYC after a friend ordered 40 dinners to be delivered to the hardworking ER staff at NYU Langone. The idea planted the seed for Feed the Frontlines NYC—an initiative to get more generous contributors to buy meals from restaurants around the city to be delivered to first responders. 

Shortly after, Divieto Ristorante launched Feed the Frontlines Miami - after our flagship restaurant in Doral, Miami - to invite the greater community and contributors to purchase meals that Divieto could safely prepare, and deliver to brave and selfless healthcare workers and first responders at local hospitals, ER centers and clinics who were working tirelessly for months on end to care for the sick.

The pandemic is now over but our community in Lee County faces an unprecedented challenge after Hurricane Ian left a trail of devastation on its path through Southwest Florida on September 28th, 2022.

Once again Divieto Ristorante is committed to preparing and delivering meals to the victims of this horrific disaster and to the brave men and women leading search and rescue efforts, first responders, FPL crews and cleanup teams helping bring our community back to its feet.

We hope you’ll join us in this effort to keep Florida healthy and well-fed. 

Please consider supporting our efforts by purchasing lunches and dinners here:

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