Il Gabbiano

335 S. Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33139
305-373-0063
Critics' Pick
Best Of
Il Gabbiano +

Adrianne D'Angelo

Details

  • Mon - Fridays: 12:00pm - 11:30pm Saturdays: 5:00 - 11:30pm Sundays: Closed
  • $$$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Metered Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
From the first plunk of a chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano onto a side plate (and on another plate bruschetta, and on another fried zucchini), to a complimentary limoncello with the check, brothers Gino and Fernando Masci march out a succession of solidly, sometimes stunningly satisfying traditional Italian fare. The siblings come to Miami by way of their hometown of Abruzzi, Italy, with a 26-year stopover as owners of Greenwich Village's renowned Il Mulino. They, along with Luigi Tullio, have re-created the magic here in the east tower of downtown's One Miami building. Don't bypass the pasta dishes, whose fresh, chewy noodles are churned out by a seasoned New York pasta chef and sautéed in the dining room by the Masci brothers. Porcini ravioli bathed in champagne sauce is effectively flecked with black truffle, black pepper, and Parmesan cheese, while even a simple pappardelle with tomatoes, basil, and olive oil inspires awe for the way its few ingredients harmonize while retaining their distinct notes. By-the-book veal saltimboca, osso buco, salt-crusted branzino, and other classics make Il Gabbiano one of Miami's top spots for quality, authentic Italian fare. It also offers a vista of Biscayne Bay, an extensive wine list, and solid service.

Read our full review.

Related Stories (6)

  • The Ten Best Pasta Dishes in Miami
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. by Maureen Aimee Mariano

    Valentine's Day has come and gone, but there's no need to stop celebrating. Nothing says “I love carbs” like Italian food, and nothing says Italian food like a big bowl of pasta. Sorry, pizza: It’s pasta's time to shine. From authen...

  • The Ten Most Romantic Restaurants in Miami
    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 9 a.m. by Maureen Aimee Mariano

    Dating in Miami can be downright disastrous. But finding the perfect dinner spot to take that special someone once you’ve finally found him or her is not a problem. Miami’s proximity to the coast allows many eateries to take advanta...

  • RIP, James Gandolfini: Best Italian Restaurants to Mourn a Giant of Stage and Screen
    Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 8:17 a.m. by Zachary Fagenson

    The truth is James Gandolfini, who died Wednesday at age 51 of a heart attack, had a career that extended well beyond the hit HBO show The Sopranos. There was the time he played Winston, a gay hit man, in The Mexican. It made 90 min...

  • Miami's Ten Best Spots for Free Food
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7:34 a.m. by Zachary Fagenson

    Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® online at bestof.voiceplac...

Load More Articles

Menu

View All

More Italian Restaurants in Downtown/Overtown

View All

More Italian Restaurants in Miami

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >