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Caffe Abbracci


Name: Frankie Sanchez
Occupation: 1st Grader
Lives In: Miami
Restaurant Pick: Caffe Abbracci
Reviewed Caffe Abbracci: 02/13/11 at 7:00 p.m.

I like this place because it’s near my house. The food is good and the people are great. They know me so they treat me like a king. I had the Penne Pasta for an appetizer, which was the best like always. I ate it all. I had the Filet Mignon for dinner, which was delicious, but I had a little left over. I had tiramisu for dessert which I never had before but I liked it a lot, very puffy. I like the décor of glass, it was different colors and looked air blown. The owner Nino always comes over to say "hi." The people that work there are always great and I would recommend it to all of my friends.

Name: Demi-Nicole Bernadotte
Occupation: 2nd Grader
Lives In: Plantation
Restaurant Pick: Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant
Reviewed Caffe Abbracci: 02/15/11 at 6:30 p.m.

The drive to get there was long from where we were coming from. We had to park in the parking garage because there was no free parking. The service was great inside the restaurant. The only problem was the main menu did not have a lot of things to offer kids to eat. We were offered a kid menu which only had Italian items to choose from. I wanted lasagna, which was not on the menu. They were still able to get me lasagna. I don’t think this is a kid restaurant. The food was great, and they gave us a lot of food. The waiters were nice and made sure our glass was always full with water and soda. I was very fascinated by the glass decoration on the wall and ceiling. I loved the big red and white glass decoration on the ceiling.

Name: Jude Rivera
Occupation: 2nd Grader
Lives In: Hialeah
Restaurant Pick: Thai Café
Reviewed Caffe Abbracci: 02/10/11 at 8:15 p.m.

Caffe Abbracci is in a nice area in Coral Gables. It was a little far from my house, and when we got there, there was no parking. We had to park in the garage and walk. When we got inside the restaurant, the host was very nice and walked us to our table. We got some Italian breadsticks, which I had never had before. They were pretty good. Inside the restaurant is kind of dark and quiet. I just saw a lot of adults that were dressed up having dinner. Our server was very nice and he brought us bread and butter and water. Our appetizer came quickly and it tasted very good. The shrimp had a good sauce and the polenta was tasty. My Fettuccine Bolognese was very good. My plate had a lot of fettuccine with meat sauce. The sauce was very tasty and had a lot of meat. I took a lot of it home because I couldn’t eat the whole thing. On the way out, I forgot my leftovers, and the waiter was nice enough to run outside to bring it to us. My shoes were lighting up and that’s how he found us on the sidewalk. My dessert was delicious as well. I had never tasted gelato ice cream, but I think it tastes about the same as regular chocolate ice cream. The food was awesome, but Caffe Abbracci is more like a restaurant for adults. I think it would be a good place for adults to go on dates.

Restaurant Information

Location: 318 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables
Parking: valet/self parking
Phone: 305-441-0700
Restaurant Owners: Nino Pernetti 
Executive Chef: Mauro Bazzanini
Pastry Chef: Matteo Lovati

Type of Cuisine: Northern Italian
Signature Dishes: linguini with seafood, pounded veal chop topped with arugula
Vegetarian Options: yes
Alcohol Served: yes, in bar lounge
Corkage Fee: $20
Bottle Limit: no

Restaurant Hours: 
Monday – 11:30 am – 3:30pm/6:00pm-12:00am 
Tuesday – 11:30 am – 3:30pm/6:00pm-12:00am 
Wednesday – 11:30 am – 3:30pm/6:00pm-12:00am 
Thursday – 11:30 am – 3:30pm/6:00pm-12:00am
Friday – 11:30 am – 3:30pm/6:00pm-12:00am
Saturday – 6:00pm-12:00am
Sunday – 6:00pm-12:00am

Meals Served: lunch and dinner 
Prix Fix Menu: only for parties
Take-Out: yes
Delivery: no
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $40
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $25
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? All major credit cards
Accept Reservations: yes
Need Reservations: yes
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: same day

Accommodations for Children: yes
Dining Style: classic
Disabled Access: yes
Restaurant Size: 180 people
Accommodate Groups: up to 70
Private Dining Room: yes
Tables with Scenic Views: no
Outdoor Dining: yes
Entertainment: no