Naked Lunch

Located in the old Balans restaurant space in the UM Life, Science & Technology Park building. The restaurant is inspired by the diner in the movie Pulp Fiction and features an old school 1950's diner type menu (like real NYC style pastrami sandwiches) with a modern Miami twist. The owner of Naked Lunch is celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano and is the newest location of the Naked family. Related restaurant being Naked Taco located on Collins Avenue in South Beach.


His passion for all things eating, drinking and being merry is translated everyday at his restaurants.  

NAKED TACO, on Miami Beach is a full on love affair with Ralph and all things tacos, tequila and “Dia De Los Muertos.”  Ralph's kick ass take on the taco is totally chef inspired. Margaritas are frosty, the beer is ice cold and the soundtrack kills it at the DREAM Hotel, where Ralph also owns the HIGHBAR, a 70's inspired glam rooftop pool overlooking all of South Beach.

At NAKED LUNCH, Ralph shows us where he comes from with the mash up of all things Greek Diner and Jewish Deli.  READ: Double thick house smoked hot pastrami & hand cut corned beef sandwiches, potato knishes & cream cheese schemear, sharing the table with gyros, Greek salads, grape leaves, juicy burgers & frappes.

Ralph has been to hell and back with Gordon Ramsay, battled IRON CHEF vs Bobby Flay and is internationally known as the PRESSURE COOK.  A true expert in food and drink, Ralph's signature style of great food + great drink = good time is recognized worldwide.

New York City born and bred, Ralph has travelled the world, searching out its flavors and bringing them back home.  

His company, YES HOSPITALITY GROUP, specializes in one thing; making guests happy.

To sum it all up, Ralph is A: Sometimes TV host, part time radio host, published author, acclaimed restaurateur, pretty good husband and loving dad.