About Us

If you’ve lived in the Miami area for a bit and enjoy amazing food, chances are you’ve heard the name Randazzo’s.

Marc Randazzo grew up on the North side of Chicago in a predominantly Italian neighborhood. He recalls growing up how the smell of a bubbling stove made him feel: “Man, there was nothing like coming home from school to the smell of real, authentic gravy simmering in the kitchen.”

Marc went on to join the Marine Corps, where he learned the discipline that would end up carrying him to become a World Boxing Cruiserweight champion, training under the legendary Angelo Dundee. Known in the boxing world as “The Chicago Shaker,” Marc retired with an impressive 29-1 record.

When it came time to hang up his boxing gloves, Marc returned to his first passion: food. His self-proclaimed Italian-American cuisine is wonderfully authentic and uncomplicated.

Business partners and operators Marc (Chef) and Yesenia Randazzo (wife)
Business partners and operators Marc (Chef) and Yesenia Randazzo (wife)

His wife Yesenia Randazzo was born and raised in Miami, FL. Shortly after graduating from Florida International University she met Marc at Randazzo’s Little Italy located in the heart of Coral Gables and the rest was history! “She never left Randazzo’s again, we fell in love, had children, and together created the Randazzo’s brand.”

After 15 years in the heart of Coral Gables, his first two locations of Randazzo’s Little Italy were a huge success with an incredibly loyal following. Locals and tourists alike seemed just as interested in chatting with Marc and Yesenia, who are always present, than they were in the food. He was consistently featured in print and television, and his unique cuisine caught the attention of celebrities from all over the world.

“My wife Yesenia and I are a team. I run the kitchen and she runs everything else. We are just as committed to our business as we are to our family and we began to want a greater blend of both worlds and so the idea to move to Key Biscayne and open Randazzo’s Italian Seafood and Classics came to life.
The staple dishes that drew such a large following are still on the menu now with slightly newer names that pay homage to their inspiration for this new vision.