Restaurant Review

New Restaurants in Indian River County – June 2023

Welcome to the vibrant culinary scene of Indian River County, Florida! Join us on a culinary journey as we introduce four new locally-owned restaurants that have recently opened their doors. Experience indoor golf paired with delicious bites, indulge in authentic Italian flavors at a bustling market, satisfy your sweet tooth at a dessert and espresso bar, or savor a delightful breakfast or lunch menu. These new places are quickly becoming the talk of the town, showcasing the diverse and flourishing culinary landscape of Indian River County. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and discover the latest culinary delights.


Now let’s dive right in and check out these new places and see what I had to eat!

19th Hole – Vero Beach, FL

Outside view from US Hwy 1 of the 19th Hole Vero Beach building and sign, located in Vero Beach, Florida.
Short Rib Nachos as prepared by 19th Hole Vero Beach Florida
1/2 pounder burger as prepared by 19th Hole Vero Beach Florida

19th Hole Virtual Golf Bar and Grill is the ultimate destination for virtual golf and multi-sport enthusiasts on the Treasure Coast. With cutting-edge Pro Series 2.0 simulators from Full Swing Golf. This venue also features a full-service restaurant with ample outdoor (and indoor) seating, along with two well-stocked bars, one inside and the famous outdoor Patio bar. I had the pleasure of sampling their mouthwatering Short Rib Nachos and flavorful 1/2 lb. cheeseburger, both of which were incredibly delicious!

19th Hole Vero Beach
Address: 1103 21st St, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 365-4537

Armani’s Italian Market – Vero Beach, FL

Outside front entrance for Armani's Italian Market located on 14th Ave in Vero Beach Florida
Inside view of Armani's Italian Market located on 14th Ave in Vero Beach Florida

The owners of this market also operate Armani’s Cucina in the same plaza, which earned the prestigious Treasure Coast Foodies Golden Fork Awards for Restaurant of the Year in 2022. With such accolades, our expectations for the market’s offerings are undoubtedly high. During my visit, I had the pleasure of trying their delectable Armani’s Italian and Prosciutto sandwiches. The bread, flown in from New York, was a perfect complement to the Boar’s Head cold cuts and specialty products that adorned the sandwiches. The market offers a wide variety of products, including pre-packaged items and freshly prepared delights. With such attention to detail and quality, Armani’s Italian Market is poised to become a go-to destination for Italian culinary treasures in Indian River County.

Armani’s Italian Market
Address: 1930 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 217-2179


Sweet Desires – Vero Beach, FL

Front entrance of Sweet Desires, an espresso bar and bakery located in the Miracle Mile shopping district in Vero Beach Florida
Inside dining room of Sweet Desires, an espresso bar and bakery located in the Miracle Mile shopping district in Vero Beach Florida
A savor sandwich, sweet treats, and a Latte as prepared by Sweet Desires, an espresso bar and bakery located in the Miracle Mile shopping district in Vero Beach Florida

Let’s explore the delightful world of Sweet Desires—an espresso bar & bakery nestled in the Miracle Mile shopping district of Vero Beach. This joint venture between Brandy Buckner, co-owner of The Crab Stop, and Chris Foster, owner of M. boutique, has only recently opened its doors but has already become a sensation. Sweet Desires offers a perfect blend of sweet and savory options, accompanied by a full coffee bar featuring the renowned Niccolo coffee brand. Step inside this innovative and inviting space, where you can indulge in delectable treats, enjoy a light lunch, and savor a superb cup of coffee. With its warm ambiance and welcoming atmosphere, Sweet Desires is set to become a beloved spot for the local community and visitors alike.

Sweet Desires Espresso Bar & Bakery
Address: 670 21st St, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 617-2376

Waterfall Restaurant – Vero Beach, FL

The front outside entrance of Waterfall restaurant located on 14th Ave in Vero Beach Florida
Classic eggs benedict as prepared by Waterfall restaurant located on 14th Ave in Vero Beach Florida
Classic breakfast plate as prepared by Waterfall restaurant located on 14th Ave in Vero Beach Florida

Our final destination is none other than Waterfall Restaurant, situated in the heart of Downtown Vero on 14th Ave, in the charming space that was once the Blue Star Brasserie restaurant. Waterfall, a family-owned establishment, recently opened its doors just a little over three months ago. The owners, who have dedicated their lives to working in restaurants, have now taken the exciting leap of becoming owners themselves and running their own establishment. The initial response has been promising, with business flourishing in these early months. With their wealth of experience and passion for the industry, the owners of Waterfall are sure to create a memorable dining experience that reflects their dedication and love for the restaurant business.

Address: 2227 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 492-8183

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Thomas Miller

My name is Thomas Miller, aka “The Treasure Coast Foodie” and “The Foodie Guy” and now the host and producer of the brand new show called Holy Grail Eats! I’ve been a professional food blogger for the past 9 years and I’m very passionate about finding “Holy Grail” dishes and supporting local mom-and-pop and one of a kind restaurants! I’ve reviewed over 300 local restaurants in the last 9 years and my food photos are devoured by 10’s of thousands each month on my website treasurecoastfoodie.com. As a Google Maps Level 8 Local Guide, I have submitted over 4,000 photos that have been viewed over 90 million times. My foodie following is over 125,000 strong on the Treasure Coast and my Foodie dining experience events are some of the Top Culinary experiences on the Treasure Coast!

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  1. Thank you, I will try all the above, everything looks good, please always put hours open as some close in afternoon and reopen at 5 PM. I can usually make it for lunch only.

    1. Hi Norma! We don’t post the hours since restaurants frequently change these, so our information would become inaccurate and out of date quickly when it changes. We recommend you check their Google listing for the most current hours of operation.

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