Nino Pernetti's Italian hideaway in Coral Gables is like something out of a movie. The stained Tiffany-style glass dome covering the bar looks like it was rescued from a Parisian bistro during World War II. And the servers — oh, the servers. It's like they know your deepest desires. "You look like a 7 and 7 guy," one might say before laying a napkin in your lap and handing you an open menu. They seem to know the exact moment you and your table have decided on your meal. They're right there, pen and pad in hand. "Try the vitello tonnato ($12.75)," they say. And before you know it, the Piedmontese classic of sliced veal accompanied by tuna-infused mayonnaise is one of your new favorites. It makes sense, though. Few of Pernetti's waiters have been with him for less than a decade.
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