Massimo's Takes Over Brickell Bridge Bistro Space

A couple weeks ago, we reported on the closing of the short-lived SoBe-meets-Brickell spot Brickell Bridge Bistro and Bar. In response to the post, the new management promised they would "be back as the Phoenix that rose from the ashes" in the comments. Now, a month later, Brickellians have a new Italian restaurant at 500 Brickell, Massimo's Brickell Bridge.

Coming from the former Massimo's location in Miramar and, most recently, a stint at Segafredo Brickell, Chef Massimo Mammarella is hoping that his menu of Italian favorites will be more successful in the former B4 space.

He may look tough, but inside Mammarella is all momma's boy, having learned how to cook in his mother's kitchen while growing up in Bologna, Italy. Chef Massimo's new restaurant offers a menu full of Italian classics, including pastas, pizzas, and entree options including chicken parm, steak with green peppercorn sauce, and swai, a type of catfish, served alla pizzaiola. A lunch menu that hovers around 10 bucks includes the Super Veloce option, your choice of a half sandwich paired with the soup the day, served "super fast" for $9.

Check out Massimo's Brickell Bridge, now open for lunch and dinner at 500 Brickell Ave.

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