Miami

July 10, 2014

Lunch at La Gazzetta in Mary Brickell Village

La Gazzetta will surprise you. La Gazzetta – Modern Italian Cafe is a culmination of the half dozen plus restaurants, owners Umberto Sorbo and Stephan Fortier have owned and been associated with. Sorbo and Fortier have food and service down to a science, they know their clientele, and they know what people like. La Gazzetta is fairly priced with equally fair-sized portions. Mary Brickell Village comes alive late, seven days a week, night life is alive and well in Mary Brickell and the people watching is even better. La Gazzetta just like its neighbors classically brings in the crowds from 11pm on. To those who see time prior to 11pm as “off hours” are missing out on some very interesting food.

La Gazzetta, Miami

La Gazzetta, Miami

La Gazzetta is finding its food way and in time it very well can become “a very well kept secret”. Not that any business wants to be a secret but every now and then you stumble across menu items that haunt you on the stairmaster. Case in point, La Gazzetta offers a few house specialties that are done right, the flavors and portions are on point. The Lobster-Artichoke Pizzette and Homemade Linguine with Black Truffles and Parmesan Mascarpone Cream Sauce are standout dishes that warrant a visit. The aforementioned linguine is dream worthy, done right, anything with parmesan-mascarpone cream sauce can’t be that bad, but this dish nails it on all points. So much so, it comes in two portion sizes, 4 and 6 ounces.

Homemade Linguine with Black Truffles and Parmesan Mascarpone Cream Sauce

Homemade Linguine with Black Truffles and Parmesan Mascarpone Cream Sauce

Lobster artichoke pizzette/flatbread with tomatoes, avocado, arugula and chipotle

Lobster artichoke pizzette/flatbread with tomatoes, avocado, arugula and chipotle

A seemingly busy, almost awkward dish, the lobster artichoke pizzette can rightfully bring out the skeptic in anyone but one taste will convert you.  Sorbo and Fortier stated they have brought the best of their past into the present at La Gazzetta. Many items on the menu can be had just about anywhere, and that statement comes from Stephan Fortier himself. The menu is consumer friendly, probably put together that way for the area, as it is so transient. For a food experience, it is the house specialties you want to pay attention to.

La Gazzetta, Miami

Another very interesting dish, a house specialty, the Butterscotch Miso Salmon with baby Bok Choy and Carrots. The description of this dish screams sweet and savory to me, not one of my favorite combinations, and yet, it is ideally balanced and very flavorful.

ceviche/tartare/carpaccio

ceviche/tartare/carpaccio

For those not wanting a heavy dish but rather a light and sharing style meal there is a Salumeria and Carpaccio/Tartare/Ceviche section on the menu. The carpaccio was Escolar, a buttery white fish with yuzu, mirin and pecan puree, perhaps not for the purists, but definitely off the charts with flavor and unique styling.

La Gazzetta, Miami

Salumeria

The Salumeria will do any Italian restaurant proud, with its house made mozzarella and burrata accompanied by Pio Tosini Prosciutto Di Parma and a surprise treat of Jamón Fermín Ibérico.

La Gazzetta, Miami

Chocolate Mousse

House made desserts are simple and to the point, Chocolate Mousse and Tiaramisu are served in a very portion controlled friendly manner, this is probably so you can order the 6-ounce portion of Homemade Linguine with Black Truffles and Parmesan Mascarpone Cream Sauce.

La Gazzetta, Miami

Tiaramisu

La Gazzetta has a $5 happy hour daily from 5-8pm; Weekend Brunch from 12:30-4pm; and $10 Power Lunches Monday-Friday

La Gazzetta Miami, 1010 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130

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