La Canzone Ristorante & Lounge

Food & Drink
801 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, FL 33131 801 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami Directions
+13053580020
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50% of 8 customers recommended
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Italian
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Cuisine
    Italian
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  • Parking
    Valet
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • WiFi
    Yes
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Tips

2 Tips
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Report | 4 years ago
Lucio was a spectacular server, very knowledgable and the food was excellent!!! Views and hostess were also very deliteful on the eyes
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Report | 4 years ago
I wouldn't think ever to comeback. The place is a great place but the food choices and quality is not something I would try again. Prices are too expensive for the quality and menue.
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From Our Editors

For brothers Rino and Luciano Balzano, cooking is in their blood. They grew up near Naples, Italy, in a small town by the sea, and their grandparents and parents cooked professionally. "Between my mother and my father, they used to cook like angels," Luciano says. The love of food the brothers both discovered as children has since blossomed, taking them around the world. After culinary school, they spent a decade cooking on Italian cruise ships, then traveled to Florida where they opened restaurants including the much-lauded Il Porcino. Their cooking earned them the attention of the James Beard Foundation, as well as that of Hollywood stars including Demi Moore and Robert De Niro, who ended up hiring the pair several times. Pictures of their past successes hang in their office—but today, they're looking forward with La Canzone Ristorante & Lounge, a waterfront eatery whose floor-to-ceiling windows let diners drink in stunning views of the bay.

As beautiful as the views are, it's the food people come for. "Our Italian food is actually real, authentic Italian food," Luciano says, noting many places make the same claim but fail to deliver. The seafood dishes, including what he proudly claims is "the best calamari in town," pay tribute to their coastal childhood, and the homemade pastas include ricotta gnocchi and fresh fettuccine with pork veal. Braised short ribs in a chianti-infused sauce, meanwhile, cook for five hours and arrive so tender that they fall apart at the mere mention of a Hank Williams ballad.

The restaurant is serious about its music, and though Luciano says he and his brothers "love to sing to the customers," they also bring in professionals—including live bands, as well as guest DJs who spin tunes in the lounge every Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. During weekdays, the tunes veer toward classic Italian, mirroring the vision Rino and Luciano have for La Canzone. "We tried to put together something nice and comfortable and very much Italian," Luciano says.

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