Courtesy of Il Gabbiano

Il Gabbiano

Courtesy of Il Gabbiano
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.

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