The health benefits of a Mediterranean diet, which include low cholesterol and the spontaneous ability to cover innocuous surfaces with ornate Renaissance-style frescoes, have long baffled culinary scientists. Taste the cuisine that inspired Michelangelo's Sistine Grain Silo with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of paninis, pastas, and more at Bruschetta & Co., located in Doral.
Dubbed Miami's "Best Inexpensive Italian Restaurant" in 2002 by the Miami New Times, Bruschetta & Co. strives to serve traditional Italian edibles that are usually available only at upscale eateries and Donatella Versace's mini-bar. Culinary pathfinders can foray into boot-shaped fare with the funghi and carciofi bruschetta (lunch, $7.50/dinner, $7.95), swathed in still-beating artichoke hearts and oyster mushrooms, or the fritto misto ($10.95/$11.50), a trident's worth of flash-fried shrimp bathed in spicy marinara. Pizza protégés can pursue palate-pleasing pies such as the quattro formaggi ($10.95/$11.50), a pantheon of mozzarella, gorgonzola, fontina, and goat cheese. And intrepid desserteers can sample the bruschetta alla Nutella (pan-fried country bread, caramel, fresh fruit, and Nutella, $7.95), the most groundbreaking dessert since the Soviet Union's top-secret experiments with cotton-candy borscht.
Bruschetta & Co. was named Best Inexpensive Italian Restaurant, 2002 by the Miami New Times, which also gave it an excellent review. Online reviews are more mixed, with some patrons stating that the food, while tasty, was also a little safe. The restaurant is recommended by 70% of 100 Urbanspooners. Yelpers give a three-star average, and five Citysearchers give it an average of 3.5.
- This outstanding eatery just beyond the Doral Country Club delivers a cuisine one would expect in one of those hard-to-find, five-table family restaurants. – Miami New Times
- The best restaurant in doral [sic]. I love it. – Caro, Urbanspoon
- I had a very nice experience and couldn't say enough about my meal…Their prices are very reasonable and competitive for good quality Italian menu choices. – Lourdes Z., Yelp