At Il Gabbiano, 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 handmade. Even a simple pappardelle with tomatoes, basil, and olive oil inspires awe for the way its few ingredients harmonize while retaining their distinct notes. Other by-the-book classics, such as gnocchi, tortellini, and burrata, make Il Gabbiano one of Miami's top spots for high-quality, authentic Italian fare. It also offers a vista of Biscayne Bay, an extensive wine list, and solid service.
- Price: $$$$
- Hours: Monday-Thursday 12-11:30 p.m.; Friday 12 p.m.-12 a.m.; Saturday 3 p.m.-12 a.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Reservations: Recommended
- Parking: Metered, Valet
- Extra Services: Private Group Dining