Now open right across from the sand and those lucky homeless dudes who live it up in Lummus Park, Fresco's an indoor/outdoor trattoria that's maintained the authenticity of its first US outpost (the others are in Naples and Milan) thanks to Italian photos lining the walls, but also Miami art-gallery’d it up with a long white communal, black tables contrasted by lime green place settings, and antique-looking black couches, which’re the tuft-est seat in the house.
The pizza oven-equipped kitchen's run by two Naples chefs plating beef carpaccio, San Daniele prosciutto, and cow's milk mozzarella, Primi including penne w/ mussels & pecorino fresco, lobster spaghetti, and a thick meaty ragu (suck it, Prego!), as well as heartier Secondi ranging from a seared bone-in rib eye, to a grilled tuna steak, to a plate of fried meatballs, even though most of the people at that camp were actually baked.
That oven’s turning out about 25 different thin-crust pies topped with everything from Italian sausage, to spicy salami, to eggplant parmigiana, and there’s also one stuffed with all manner of different cheeses, which Kevin McCallister will weirdly claim is "just for me", even though nobody has eaten dinner with him since Party Monster.
They're working on their booze license, but for now have plenty of Italian vinos in addition to a lineup of suds that's being ironed out, unlike the clothing of those beautifully sun-soaked homeless dudes in Lummus Park.
Published: February 23, 2012 at 4:00am EST
1410 Ocean Drive
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