DeVito opens chop house in Miami Beach


MIAMI BEACH -- Danny DeVito loves to eat, and has been known to cook in his trailer while on set. Now he has a restaurant kitchen to call his own.

The actor has opened DeVito South Beach, an Italian chop house on trendy Ocean Drive. The signature menu item: a $325 trio of steaks from Japan, Australia and the U.S. that serves three people.

DeVito had a hand in developing the classic-meets-contemporary Italian menu, focused on prime meats and fresh seafood.

"Fish is really big for me -- sushi, a nice branzino or spigola (sea bass). Or pasta with some great cheese like pecorino or romano with some prosciutto or salami," he said. "If you haven't noticed, I'm not one to pass up a meal."

The restaurant grew from a conversation between DeVito and South Florida financier Michael Brauser on the Greek island of Santorini, where the actor was vacationing with his wife, Rhea Perlman.

DeVito is currently in Philadelphia filming the FX series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."