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After shuttering his much-beloved Eating House, Giorgio Rapicivoli returned to his Italian roots with this pasta-filled masterpiece in the Gables. His creations lean a little lighter and more tropical than traditional Italian offerings, with plates like Pasta al Limone dusted with 24-month aged Parm and a whole lemon, and Sea Scallops alla Cacciatore with fennel and San Marzano tomato sauce. That’s not to say you’re going to walk out here with a bounce in your step. But by the time you stroll Giralda Plaza and get back to your car, you may just escape that inevitable post-mangia food coma.
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The gist: Giorgio Rapicivoli dives into his roots, plating takes on Italian cuisine along Coral Gables’ sunny Giralda Plaza.
The food: Chopped champ and local restaurant impresario Giorgio Rapicivoli has put some genius twists on Italian standards, like Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with crispy sunchokes and Little Gem Salad with cacio y pepe dressing. The pastas are all worth a try, though the Short Rib Bolognese will have you rethinking every meat sauce you’ve ever had. If you want even more meat, the 28-ounce Bone-in NY Strip will easily feed you for multiple meals.
The cost: Starters $12 - $20, pastas $23 - $34, mains $36 - $88