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Via Verdi Cucina Rustica

6900 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33138 | Upper Eastside/Miami Shores/Biscayne Park | 786-245-6211

Location Description:

Beneath the canopied exterior of Via Verdi Cucina Rustica, elderly couples, 40-somethings with small children, and pretty young things appear at ease. As Fabrizio Carro and mixologist Cristiano Vezzoli dart from table to table to inquire about their patrons' meals, they extol the virtues of the various regional Italian dishes offered. Fabrizio's twin brother and the restaurant's third partner, Nicola, is behind the scenes helming the kitchen. Originally from Piedmont, the 38-year-old twins continue to maintain executive chef status at Quattro, a Northern Italian restaurant on Lincoln Road. Having experienced working in Miami Beach, they chose to open on Biscayne Boulevard at NE 69th Street specifically to be close to Miamians who live in town year-round. A must-try is the eggplant parmigiana. Made with organic eggplant, it boasts the perfect consistency and blends well with the slightly sweet marinara sauce. Nicola's Mediterranean octopus is also flawless. Accented with chickpeas and sweet cherry tomatoes, the octopus comes neatly arranged on a mound of mild and velvety chickpea purée. This dish is a fitting example of how Via Verdi bounces from casual to more refined cuisine.

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  • Cuisine(s): Italian
  • Hours: Daily 11 a.m. to 11 p.m
  • Attire: Casual

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