Il Gabbiano in Miami boasts a restaurant of fine Italian cuisine, lovely ambiance, and excellent service. The menu is comprised of a wide variety of authentic Italian fare. Open for both lunch and dinner service, Il Gabbiano is sure to leave you wanting more. They offer insalata, pasta, fish, chicken, risotto, and more for lunch. The dinner menu includes dishes like pollo farcito, which is chicken stuffed with prosciutto, fontina cheese, and asparagus. Or, filetto alla fiorentina—a filet of beef with shallots and porcini mushrooms. The ingredients are fresh and of the highest quality. This bright and open restaurant on the water will win you over as soon as you give them the chance.
Owners Horacio Oliveria and Jennifer Porciello painstakingly plan every detail of their restaurant's decor, including the frescoes and dramatic arches, and their menu to give guests the impression that they've stumbled into a little corner of Italy. As musicians tap their feet on the hand-cut mosaic floors, servers float from table to table, delivering authentic Italian meals and housemade desserts.
After years of running a successful contemporary art gallery, Stefano Campanini couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing. While many people enjoy contemporary art, even more people enjoy drinking wine while looking at art or drinking wine while looking at wine. Through this realization and with the aid of other enophiles with wine-business savvy, Campanini merged his passions for art and wine under the moniker Wine by the Bay, where he chooses wine like most people choose art. ?I am looking forward to offering something that everyone enjoys and in an environment where the art can be appreciated by many and in an unintimidating way," Campanini says of the new, modern, 1,200-square-foot fine-wine and art boutique located in Downtown Miami, which Miami New Times named 2013's Best Wine Store and Details Magazine called one of the five best new wine stores in the nation in 2012. "At art openings, wine is like a sideshow, but now, it will take center stage."
Similar to identifying great art or choosing the perfect shampoo, finding the ideal wine to enjoy on its own or paired with cuisine involves intensive looking, sniffing, and tasting. Campanini personally samples every wine before approving it for his ample inventory of fine Italian, French, and Californian wines that appeal to a diversity of preferences?ranging in price and varied in origin. The selection is tailored to meet any wine-lover's needs, whether they're looking for an everyday wine, a first-growth Bordeaux, or a high-end rare wine?and the knowledgeable staff are always eager to assist. In addition to selling wine, Wine by the Bay offers classes that focus on the ?must know? varietals and wine regions of the world, taught in a casual and laid-back atmosphere.
For a tasty Spanish supper, head over to El Rincon Asturiano. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because El Rincon Asturiano's menu does not offer low-fat options. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at El Rincon Asturiano. Patio tables and chairs are ready for El Rincon Asturiano diners who prefer their meals al fresco. Long guest list? Not a problem at El Rincon Asturiano, where big parties will find plenty of room to spread out in comfort.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up El Rincon Asturiano for their catering services.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.